Prince Philip dies: Downing Street asks mourners not to gather or lay flowers due to Covid risk

Downing Street has today asked mourners not to gather or lay flowers for Prince Philip outside royal residences due to the risk of Covid – as palace staff prematurely removed an official notice announcing his death. It comes as hundreds of tributes pile-up at palace gates, including Buckingham, Windsor and Balmoral, following the Duke of Edinburgh‘s … Read more

St Vincent warns of volcano eruption risk, orders evacuations

Thousands of residents of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to the imminent eruption at the La Soufriere volcano. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said people living in so-called red zones in the northwest and northeast of the island needed to leave … Read more

Prof DAVID WERRING: Why the AztraZeneca jab is worth the risk

As a clinical neurologist, I must balance on a daily basis the risks and benefits of interventions in often complex, high-risk situations. While these are specialised decisions about the net benefit of a particular course of action, they are the stuff of medicine in general – and of course of life, too. And it is … Read more

Covid France: Thousands turn down AstraZeneca vaccine due to Macron’s U-turns over blood clot risk

Thousands of people are turning down AstraZeneca jabs in France due to ‘wave of panic’ created by Emmanuel Macron – with blood clot link ‘the final blow’ Medics say people are turning down the vaccine in droves after Macron’s U-turns Political opponents claim the anti-Brexiteer questioned jab to attack the UK Mayor of Calais today … Read more

Moment two women risk their lives for photo on top of 150ft cliffs prone to massive rock falls 

Dicing with death: Moment two women risk their lives leaping into the air for photo on top of crumbling 150ft cliffs at Birling Gap Two young women were seen risking their lives as they jumped on the cliff edge  They stood on top of the 150ft cliff at Birling Gap near Eastbourne, East Sussex Comes … Read more

Moment two women risk their lives for photo on top of 400ft cliffs prone to massive rock falls 

Dicing with death: Moment two women risk their lives leaping into the air for photo on top of crumbling 400ft cliffs at Birling Gap Two young women were seen risking their lives as they jumped on the cliff edge  They stood on top of the 400ft cliff at Birling Gap near Eastbourne, East Sussex Comes … Read more

Is the Great Barrier Reef doomed? Up to 99% of coral is at risk of vanishing, new report says

The Great Barrier Reef stretches for 1,429 miles along the coast of Australia and although massive, new data shows up to 99 percent of it could disappear due to climate change. The Australian Academy of Science revealed that if 2.7F (1.5C) degrees of warming continues, the world’s largest coral reef system will eventually perish. The … Read more

Bernese mountain dogs, Rottweilers and golden retrievers at high risk of blood cancer

Six genes in Bernese mountain dogs, Rottweilers and golden retrievers increase the risk of a rare and highly aggressive blood cancer, study warns Researchers obtained DNA from blood of 300 dogs covering the three breeds  Found a major genetic risk factor for histiocytic sarcoma (HS) on chromosome 2 This is a rare and very aggressive blood cancer … Read more

Drinking wine can slash your risk of needing eye cataract surgery by up to 23 per cent, study finds 

Drinking WINE five or more times a week can slash your risk of needing eye cataract surgery by up to 23%, study finds Drinkers who consume up to 14 units a week are less likely to need eye surgery  Wine was the most effective, slashing the risk by up to 23 per cent  While the … Read more

Fire risk consultant who downplayed safety concerns invented his qualifications, inquiry hears 

‘Fake credentials’ of Grenfell assessor: Fire risk consultant who downplayed safety concerns invented his qualifications, inquiry hears Carl Stokes insisted the Grenfell tower block cladding compiled with regulations when the London Fire Brigade raised concerns just two months before the fire Inquiry heard he ‘invented’ a series of letters after his name on risk assessments … Read more