Why lockdowns DON’T always stop thousands dying of Covid

Britain has endured some of the toughest lockdown restrictions in the world — but has still suffered the fourth highest death toll of the pandemic, data showed today. Oxford University researchers ranked the UK’s curbs on daily life the sixth harshest out of 180 countries, after taking into account school and office closures, bans on … Read more

Home Office buys £12k devices to stop migrants crossing the Channel

Officials buy £12k device to thwart migrants crossing the Channel by tangling propeller on their dinghies… as another 50 land on Kent coast ‘Vessel arrest entanglement boom’ can be ‘deployed at speed’ to snarl a boat’s propellers and bring it to a halt in open water Home Office is spending huge sums on specialist maritime … Read more

Home Office buys £12k devices to stop migrants crossing the Channel

Officials buy £12k device to thwart migrants crossing the Channel by tangling propeller on their dinghies… as another 50 land on Kent coast ‘Vessel arrest entanglement boom’ can be ‘deployed at speed’ to snarl a boat’s propellers and bring it to a halt in open water Home Office is spending huge sums on specialist maritime … Read more

Why lockdowns DON’T always stop thousands dying of Covid

Britain has endured some of the toughest lockdown restrictions in the world — but has still suffered the fourth highest death toll of the pandemic, data showed today. Oxford University researchers ranked the UK’s curbs on daily life the sixth harshest out of 180 countries, after taking into account school and office closures, bans on … Read more

Don’t stop cash for Covid tests at work, CBI boss tells PM

Don’t stop cash for Covid tests at work next month, CBI boss Lord Bilimoria tells Prime Minister By Alex Lawson For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:16 GMT, 20 February 2021 | Updated: 22:30 GMT, 20 February 2021 One of Britain’s most powerful bosses has called on the Prime Minister to put workplace Covid-19 testing … Read more

Could your home’s energy efficiency rating stop you getting a future mortgage?

Those living in energy inefficient homes could soon find it harder to get a mortgage, after a Government report called on lenders to help improve energy performance. Mortgage lenders may soon be required to track and annually disclose the average Energy Performance Certificate rating of the properties they lend against. The Government could then use … Read more

Fuel duty hike ‘may stop UK bouncing back’, campaigners warn

Fuel duty hike ‘may stop UK bouncing back’: Campaigners warn Rishi Sunak any increase in levy would put ‘unprecedented’ strain on family finances Rishi Sunak is rumoured to be considering a fuel duty raise of up to 5p per litre Fuel duty has been frozen at 57.95 pence per litre for petrol and diesel since … Read more

Fuel duty hike ‘may stop UK bouncing back’, campaigners warn

Fuel duty hike ‘may stop UK bouncing back’: Campaigners warn Rishi Sunak any increase in levy would put ‘unprecedented’ strain on family finances Rishi Sunak is rumoured to be considering a fuel duty raise of up to 5p per litre Fuel duty has been frozen at 57.95 pence per litre for petrol and diesel since … Read more

‘I couldn’t stop screaming’: Kerry Katona reunites with daughter Molly as she travels from Ireland

Kerry Katona revealed she ‘couldn’t stop screaming’ after her daughter, Molly, surprised her by returning to the UK from Ireland recently, in the midst of the third nationwide lockdown.  The former Atomic Kitten singer, 40, claimed her daughter, 19, followed all the ‘correct precautions’, as current restrictions state you must not travel unless legally permitted … Read more