Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker sells her 7ft ‘slightly stained but nothing nasty’ mattress

Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker has sold her 7ft ‘slightly stained’ circular mattress after she was left ‘totally broke’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.   The singer, 67, who has recently discussed her financial woes, took to Facebook to flog the item of furniture after she was left struggling to pay her bills and taxes.   In the post, shared on 28 … Read more

Britain’s Covid cases drop by 13% in a week to 4,654 while deaths rise slightly to 23

Britain’s daily Covid cases have dropped 13 per cent in a week with 4,654 more infections today, official figures have revealed.  Deaths have risen slightly to 23 — up from 17 last Monday. But the Department of Health’s official fatality toll relies on registrations, meaning day-to-day counts can fluctuate.  Experts would be baffled by any … Read more

ONS: House prices fell slightly in January 2021

Property prices dropped on a monthly basis for the first time in half a year in January, according to official figures. The average house price was £249,309, a drop of 0.5 per cent compared to December 2020 when the figure hit a record high of £251,500. However, values have increased hugely over the past year, … Read more

Double-masking ‘is only slightly better at stopping the spread of Covid’

Double-masking is only slightly better at stopping the spread of coronavirus than wearing one face covering, a study has suggested. Japanese researchers said wearing one surgical mask that is fitted correctly could stop up to 85 per cent of viral particles from passing through. Doubling up on surgical masks offers no benefit because air resistance builds … Read more

Prince Philip’s health is ‘slightly improving’ but his treatment ‘hurts’

Duchess of Cornwall says Prince Philip’s health is ‘slightly improving’ but his treatment ‘hurts’ and royal family are ‘keeping their fingers crossed’ as Duke remains at specialist cardiac centre in St Bartholomew’s Prince Philip was said to have improved but was in some pain at treatment  The Queen will not be permitted to visit Prince … Read more

Cost of car insurance increased at end of 2020 as lockdown lifted slightly

Cost of car insurance accelerates once more with drivers in East London facing premiums that are DOUBLE the national average Car insurance premiums in the last three months of 2020 averaged at £490  This is up £17 compared to the summer when fewer cars were on the road Motorists in East London were found to … Read more

Sacha Baron Cohen believes Borat is ‘a slightly more extreme version of Donald Trump’

‘They are both racist, they both cannot care less about democracy’: Sacha Baron Cohen explains why he believes Borat is ‘a slightly more extreme version’ of President Donald Trump By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia Published: 10:00 GMT, 31 October 2020 | Updated: 10:00 GMT, 31 October 2020 Sacha Baron Cohen believes that his … Read more

Number of reported U.S. coronavirus deaths in 24 hours falls slightly to 2,290 after grimmest day

The United States on Thursday recorded a slight drop in the number of reported coronavirus deaths just a day after setting a record the day before as fatalities surpassed 2,500 within a 24-hour period. In total, a reported 2,290 Americans died on Thursday from COVID-19 – nearly reaching Wednesday’s grim record of 2,524 fatalities. As … Read more

Elizabeth Day: Love is blind – and slightly bonkers 

Elizabeth Day: Love is blind – and slightly bonkers By Elizabeth Day for You Magazine Published: 00:03 BST, 15 March 2020 | Updated: 00:03 BST, 15 March 2020 Hair: Fabio Nogueira. Make-up: Ruby Hammer. Styling: Holly Elgeti. Necklace, Alighieri. Trousers, Amanda Wakeley There are few things more frustrating than being told you ‘must watch’ something … Read more