Thatched cottages could disappear in 20 years’ time due to straw shortage, Historic England warns 

Traditional thatched cottages could disappear from the landscape in 20 years’ time because of a shortage of the right type of straw, Historic England warns Historic England said thatched houses could be thing of the past within 20 yearsHigh rents taking toll on thatchers, who can’t afford to pay for business premisesThatching straw is longer … Read more

Catalytic converter thefts soar due to rocketing value of precious metals they contain 

Catalytic converter thefts soar due to rocketing value of precious metals they contain Some police forces saw thefts rise by more than 400 per cent due to gangs Thefts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland risen by 104 per cent Rare metals that are found in catalytic converters are more valuable than gold   By Rebecca Camber Crime … Read more

Elton John declares musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ due to Brexit travel restrictions

Sir Elton John has said musicians are facing a ‘looming catastrophe’ because of post-Brexit travel restrictions on touring in the European Union. New travel rules came into force at the beginning of the year that do not guarantee visa-free travel for musicians in the EU.  The Rocketman hitmaker, 74, revealed that last month he met … Read more

Harris’ trip to Guatemala, Mexico is delayed when Air Force 2 turns around due to ‘technical issues’

‘We all said a little prayer, but we’re good’: Kamala Harris reveals her midair panic after ‘technical issue’ forces Air Force Two to return to Joint Base Andrews on her first official foreign trip Kamala Harris’ flight to Guatemala was delayed on Sunday when her plane was forced to turn around and land minutes after … Read more

NHS calls for ban on small magnetic toys due to risk to children

NHS calls for ban on small magnetic toys after dozens of children who swallowed them needed urgent surgery Ingesting more than one magnet can cause major damage in hours if not removed They fuse in intestines or bowels, squeezing tissue and cutting off blood supplyAt least 65 children have been admitted to hospital for urgent surgery … Read more

Gemma Atkinson, 36, discusses her father David’s death when she was 17 due to a heart attack

‘It’s knowing the signs and not being ashamed’: Gemma Atkinson, 36, reveals her health fears after her father David’s traumatic death when she was 17 due to a heart attack By Natasha Hooper For Mailonline Published: 19:17 BST, 20 May 2021 | Updated: 19:17 BST, 20 May 2021 Gemma Atkinson discussed concerns regarding her health … Read more