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PM under new pressure for second lockdown: SAGE scientists predict second wave ‘deadlier than first’

The Prime Minister has been told to prepare for the second wave of coronavirus to be more deadly than the first, with the death toll likely to remain high throughout the winter, SAGE advisors have reportedly warned. According to internal analysis provided by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), deaths will peak at a […]

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Businesswoman sues ex-boyfriend for half of his £400,000 house

A businesswoman who claims she was ‘evicted’ by her boyfriend after she spent nearly £100,000 of her own money doing up and paying for his house is now suing him for half the property. Vijaya Jules, 49, was still living with her estranged husband when she got together with former police worker Jason Spencer, 51, […]

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Scott Morrison says JobSeeker Covid-19 boost WILL be extended into next year

Scott Morrison in parliament on Tuesday The JobSeeker boost will be extended beyond December but at a lower rate, Scott Morrison said on Tuesday – as Labor brands him ‘cruel’ for not telling people how much they will get. In March the government boosted the $565-a-fortnight JobSeeker allowance by $550 as millions of Australians lost […]

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No10’s publicly-available coronavirus statistics are ‘disparate’, top scientists warn

Number 10‘s publicly-available coronavirus statistics are ‘disparate’ and mask the true scale of England’s second wave, top scientists have warned. Researchers from University College London warned there are ‘significant gaps in data quality, consistency and availability’ which make tracking the virus’ trajectory near-impossible. They slammed ministers for cherry-picking figures — which are ‘often from disparate sources […]

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Lockdowns’ full costs should be disclosed, says senior Tory MP

Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers, said that figures for excess deaths and lost jobs should be shown alongside Covid-19 statistics A senior Tory MP has called for the full cost of lockdowns to be disclosed as he highlighted their ‘extraordinary toll’ on mental health, the NHS and the economy. Sir […]

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Test and Trace ‘even worse than we think’: Experts say missing data means infections could be higher

Britain’s test and trace system is ‘getting worse’ and struggling to cope with the resurgence of coronavirus, according to experts. Gaps in the data make it impossible to know whether official restrictions are reducing the spread of infection, say the researchers. Scientists led by University College London say the gaps are starkly illustrated by their […]

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Terrifying moment a firebug starts a dangerous five-metre-long trail of flames

Police are on the hunt for an arsonist who lit a fire on a suburban street causing a car to explode outside nearby homes in the middle of the night. CCTV footage showed a man setting fire to a trail of accelerant on Ryalls Lane, Strathfieldsaye in regional Victoria at 3am on October 17.  The […]

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Wild brawl breaks out between school students and a man in his 40s after a TASER

A brawl involving a taser has broken out between high school students and a man in his 40s after kids punched and kicked him in the street. The fight, involving five boys and a grown man, took place near Marsden State High School at Waterford West, south of Brisbane, on Friday at 2.45pm. A student […]

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US Election 2020: Trump campaign website is ‘seized’ by hackers

Donald Trump’s campaign website was ‘seized’ by hackers Tuesday who claim to have evidence that ‘completely discredits’ him as a president and proves his ‘criminal involvement’ in the manipulation of the 2020 election.  A message reading, ‘this site was seized’ appeared briefly on the homepage of DonaldJTrump.com, before the website was taken offline completely just […]

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Author Fay Weldon has walked out on her third husband, Nick Fox

It is an astonishing tale even by the standards of Fay Weldon, best-selling author of the classic feminist revenge novel The Life And Loves Of A She-Devil. Except this time it is not fiction. One of Britain’s leading authors has walked out on her third husband, Nick Fox, at the age of 89, telling friends […]