Matt Hancock says there is a ‘high degree of confidence’ that Covid vaccines can beat Indian variant

Matt Hancock backed England’s vaccine roll-out to beat the new Indian Covid variant today, saying there was evidence existing jabs could deal with the highly contagious new strain and keep the move out of lockdown on track. The Health Secretary said that a new Oxford University investigation showed that the innoculations available were effective against … Read more

Ex-Jeremy Corbyn aide’s 2019 tweet caused ‘pile on’ for Countdown’s Rachel Riley, High Court hears

An ex-Jeremy Corbyn aide’s tweet to TV personality Rachel Riley caused ‘sleepless nights’ and resulted in calls for her sacking, the High Court heard. Ms Riley, 35, is suing Laura Murray, 32, whose 2019 tweet accused the Countdown star of suggesting the former Labour leader was a Nazi who ‘deserves to be violently attacked.’ The … Read more

Countdown star Rachel Riley was libelled by a former Jeremy Corbyn staffer, High Court hears

Rachel Riley claims she was libelled by a former Jeremy Corbyn staffer who ‘dog whistled’ her followers to cause a Twitter ‘pile on’, the High Court heard today.  The Countdown star told the court she believed the Corbyn-led Labour Party was ‘fostering antisemitism’ – and she felt ‘affronted’ at being called ‘dangerous and stupid’ following an online … Read more

Countdown star Rachel Riley was libelled by a former Jeremy Corbyn staffer, High Court hears

Rachel Riley claims she was libelled by a former Jeremy Corbyn staffer who ‘dog whistled’ her followers to cause a Twitter ‘pile on’, the High Court heard today.  The Countdown maths ace told the court her view is that the Corbyn-led Labour Party was ‘fostering antisemitism’ – and she felt ‘affronted’ at being called ‘dangerous and stupid’ … Read more

Police and council must pay Nation of Islam £90,000 damages after High Court judge ruling

Police were wrong to block preacher Louis Farrakhan who once called Jews ‘termites’ from giving speech at London park because they breached his human rights, High Court rules Nation of Islam was planning to hold an event in August 2017 in south London Organisers had arranged for Louis Farrakhan to make a broadcast from the … Read more

Police and council must pay Nation of Islam £90,000 damages after High Court judge ruling

Police were wrong to block preacher Louis Farrakhan who once called Jews ‘termites’ from giving speech at London park because they breached his human rights, High Court rules Nation of Islam was planning to hold an event in August 2017 in south London Organisers had arranged for Louis Farrakhan to make a broadcast from the … Read more

High Street fashion chain New Look wins court fight against landlords

High Street fashion chain New Look wins court fight against landlords over pandemic store closures By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:51 BST, 10 May 2021 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 10 May 2021 Landlords have lost their legal battle against New Look’s restructuring deal.  The High Court ruled against a group of property … Read more

House prices hit another record high as average home now worth £20k more than 2020

House prices hit yet another record high in April to reach £258,000, as buyers continue to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday. According to mortgage lender Halifax, prices were 8.2 per cent higher than they were a year ago, marking the highest annual growth rate in 5 years. This means that the average home … Read more

Taylor Swift’s foray into political activism on Instagram inspires question on high school AP exam

Taylor Swift dipped her foot into political activism, via social media, when she lobbied young people to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. And now, some two-and-a-half-years later, the pop superstar’s lengthy Instagram post has inspired a Taylor Swift-related question on a test given to high school students across the US. That question appeared on the … Read more