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Tom Moore describes honour at being awarded the freedom of his home town of Keighley

Captain Sir Tom Moore has been awarded the freedom of his home town of Keighley after raising almost £33 million for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 100-year-old war veteran, who became a national hero after walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire to fundraise for the NHS, was given the honour […]

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Longstanding royal courtier Sir Alan ‘Tommy’ Lascelles’ hatred of King Edward VIII

Few men in the first half of the 20th century knew more royal secrets than Sir Alan ‘Tommy’ Lascelles, who served four monarchs, from George V to the Queen — and now features as a pivotal character in TV’s The Crown, which returns for a fourth series later this year.  Here, in an extract from […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It’s not a tall story – height can be bad for your health 

Whenever I’m doing a routine physical examination and check a patient’s height, I’m always bemused by how interested they are in the result. No one seems to care what their blood pressure or pulse rate is, but everyone wants to know their exact height (which they must have a pretty good idea of anyway). And […]

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Colleges CAN reopen – if they test students every 2 days, study claims

As the fall semester fast approaches, schools, public health officials and President Donald Trump are scrambling to work out a way to reopen academic institutions.  A new study by Yale University experts suggests it is possible after all – but only if every student gets tested every two to three days.  Keeping infections and potential […]

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Owensboro, Kentucky only US city where unemployment DOWN

The only city in America where unemployment dropped in June has been revealed as Owensboro, Kentucky, a picturesque town of 60,000 on the Ohio River.  Owensboro was the only city among the 200 municipalities tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that had a lower unemployment rate last month than it did in June of last […]

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Coronavirus US: NIH gives $250m to seven firms making tests

The US government is investing a cumulative $248.7 million in seven biotech companies making next-generation coronavirus tests, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Friday.  Contracts are being awarded through the RADx program, announced in April, after the Trump administration and US health agencies were panned for shortages of and flawed tests.  The US is […]

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Trump denies Hermain Cain caught coronavirus at Tulsa rally

President Donald Trump denied Herman Cain caught COVID-19 at his disastrous Tulsa rally telling reporters ‘I don’t think he did,’ as he left the White House Friday.  Cain, at age 74, was pronounced dead Thursday after spending nearly a month in an Atlanta-area hospital fighting the coronavirus.  The former GOP presidential candidate tested positive for […]

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Twitter permanently bans former KKK leader David Duke

Twitter has permanently banned former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke for breaking the social media platform’s rules forbidding hate speech. On Friday, the page @DrDavidDuke came with a suspension notification that read: ‘Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules.’ Duke’s account was ‘permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on […]

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With the future of our economy in peril, JOHN HUMPHRYS says: Let’s get to work on boom town Britain

There are probably more jokes about economists than there are economists themselves. The oldest is that if you bring ten economists together you will get eleven opinions. Which makes what is happening in this Covid-stricken world so remarkable. Economists actually agree with each other — up to a point. They agree that we are facing […]

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Paedophile teacher Peter John O’Neill abused boys in Tasmania but won’t be jailed due to his weight

A morbidly obese teacher who sexually abused six boys during the 1980s will not go to prison because he’s ‘medically unfit’. Peter John O’Neill, 61, will not spend a single day in jail, despite pleading guilty to six counts of indecent assault and one count of penetrative sexual abuse of a young person.  The reason […]