China created 200 billionaires in 2020 as economy grew despite Covid pandemic

China created more than 200 billionaires last year as a booming stock market and a slew of new company listings offset the damage caused by the Covid pandemic. The Hurun Global Rich List showed that 259 Chinese broke into the billion-dollar club in 2020, more than the rest of the world combined and taking the … Read more

How accidental damage claims have surged in the pandemic

Accidental damage claims have risen substantially over the past year with the pandemic meaning millions of workers are doing so from home. Some saw large increases, including Halifax Home Insurance, which reported a 35 per cent rise in claims in September in 2020 when compared to the same month in 2019. Although lockdown measures had … Read more

James Corden jokes his new pandemic ‘hobby’ is hiding from his family in the bathroom

He’s a doting dad to his three children. And just like many parents during the pandemic, James Corden has revealed he’s taken to stealing some quiet time alone by hiding in the bathroom. The Late Late Show host, 42, also said he’d go to Weight Watchers with his mum when he was just 11 years … Read more

More than 35MILLION GP appointments in England have been lost to pandemic

More than 35million GP appointments have been ‘lost’ during the Covid pandemic, fuelling fears of a ticking time-bomb of late diagnoses. NHS Digital data shows there were 12 per cent per cent fewer visits in England between March 2020 and January 2021 compared to the same period a year prior — down from 287.2m to 251.4m.  … Read more

Amy Hart hints Love island co-stars have done their bit amid the pandemic

Ex-Love Island star Amy Hart found herself ‘riled’ on Wednesday, when she noticed a comment on Instagram seemingly underestimating those who have appeared on the ITV2 dating show. Amy, 26, shared fellow Islander Anna Vakili’s recent post attempting to dispel the stigma around the swimsuit-clad stars of the show, reminding followers she is a pharmacist. … Read more

What’s YOUR pandemic drinking personality? Experts reveal 10 types from the Camel to the Metronome

Booze has become a coping mechanism for many Britons during the pandemic. With pubs and restaurants closed and the government ordering us to stay at home, people’s drinking habits have changed over the past year. Almost half (48 per cent) of British respondents to the Global Drug Survey in September last year admitted they were consuming … Read more

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic 

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic Record £614million lost by gamblers in December, £71mil more than in October  Industry is now coming under fire with accusations they’re cashing in on Covid’ Figures show 2.1million played online slots and casino games in December By Daily … Read more

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic 

Gamblers lose £614m in a MONTH as campaigners warn the industry is ‘cashing in’ on Covid pandemic Record £614million lost by gamblers in December, £71mil more than in October  Industry is now coming under fire with accusations they’re cashing in on Covid’ Figures show 2.1million played online slots and casino games in December By Daily … Read more

Gordon Ramsay reveals he’s lost £57M during the Covid pandemic

Gordon Ramsay has revealed he’s lost £57 million during the Covid pandemic after being forced to close his restaurants for much of 2020. The chef, 54, who owns 35 restaurants and is scheduled to open five more in 2021, admitted he’s been ‘devastated’ by the financial impact of the crisis, and lost £10 million worth … Read more