Persimmon reopening sales sites and show homes this Friday 

Housebuilder Persimmon will reopen its sales sites to potential buyers tomorrow on Friday 15 May, beating rival Taylor Wimpey’s planned reopening date of 22 May. Persimmon, which did not furlough any of its staff and kept them on full pay, said that all its show homes and sales sites would reopen with ‘strict’ social distancing … Read more

Heat-resistant algae is developed by scientists to protect coral reefs

Heat-resistant algae is developed by scientists to protect endangered coral reefs from bleaching as ocean temperatures rise due to climate change Researchers took algae from coral and exposed it to increasingly warm water  They did this over four years until it could resist water heated up to 88 degrees F The algae was placed back … Read more

Courtney Stodden puts on an eye-popping display as she does roundoffs in a tiny bikini

Courtney Stodden sizzled in a tiny bikini on Instagram on Wednesday, as she showed off her gymnastic skills.  The social media star, 25, risked a wardrobe malfunction as she showed off her impressive cartwheel skills in her living room while clad in the tiny two-piece. The beauty displayed her surgically enhanced assets and washboard midriff … Read more

People who eat diets rich in plant proteins have lower risks of death, study suggests

Why you should eat your beans, nuts and tofu: Eating a diet high in plant protein cuts the risk of death, study suggests Japanese researchers followed the diets of 70,696 people for 18 years Those who got more protein from plants than meat lived longer   High plant protein diets were also linked to better overall … Read more

Glenn Murray urges the Premier League to slam the brakes on Project Restart

‘People are dying… So why are we rushing to start an unnecessary sport?’: Glenn Murray urges the Premier League to slam the brakes on Project Restart as he reveals players are split over safety fears By Harry Slavin For Mailonline Published: 09:43 BST, 14 May 2020 | Updated: 10:15 BST, 14 May 2020 Brighton striker … Read more

Abusive boyfriend is jailed for two years after attacking pregnant partner

Abusive boyfriend is jailed for two years after subjecting his pregnant girlfriend, 21, to campaign of violence including slapping her in the stomach after she vowed to keep their baby Victor Sibthorpe threatened to kill his pregnant girlfriend Nicole McStravick He placed his hands around her throat and threatened her with a knife Manchester Crown … Read more

Taylor Swift surprises a young fan with a handwritten letter and gifts

Taylor Swift has surprised a young fan with a handwritten letter and gifts after she thanked her mailman for his service during the COVID-19 crisis. Emerson Weber, 11, from Sioux Falls, Dakota, made the news recently after she sent a sweet note to her local postal worker, Doug, and said that writing letters are ‘important’. Taylor, 30, … Read more

Coronavirus: Obese higher risk as fat cells are infection targets

The reason why obese people may be more at risk of dying from coronavirus could be because their fat cells make large amounts of a protein used by the infection to infiltrate human cells. The coronavirus – scientifically called SARS-CoV-2 – latches onto ACE-2 receptors, known as the ‘gateway’ into cells inside body. Fat cells … Read more

No10 memo urges Boris Johnson to ‘dodge’ meeting with Tory backbench chief

Boris Johnson has blundered by revealing a memo from a senior aide telling him to dodge a coronavirus showdown with the Tory backbench ‘shop steward’. The PM was photographed carrying the private message about 1922 committee chief Sir Graham Brady as he went in to Downing Street yesterday.  The mishap came despite a sign having been … Read more