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Drinkers race to get tickets for reopened pubs on 4 July

Thirsty drinkers were today battling to book a spot at their local for the July 4 ‘Independence Day’ reopening, with one punter joking the process ‘felt like securing Glasto tickets’.  Most English pubs will be taking table reservations in advance to control crowds, although Wetherspoons told MailOnline they won’t be doing so and anyone wanting […]

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Suspected gas explosion completely destroys three bedroom terraced cottage

A massive blast injured three people and destroyed a house in a Welsh village today.  A suspected gas explosion left a terraced cottage in Seven Sisters near Neath destroyed, and South Wales Police are asking people to avoid Church Road due to the ‘serious incident’.  Police said emergency services were sent to the scene at 2pm following […]

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Dominic Cummings ‘vows fundamental change to civil service’ after coronavirus

Dominic Cummings has vowed fundamental change to the civil service after coronavirus exposed flaws in the government machine. The PM’s most senior aide is said to have told colleagues the Cabinet Office must be stripped of powers, swiping: ‘A hard rain is coming.’ Mr Cummings has been a longstanding critic of the way the civil […]

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Man, 20, died of suspected drug overdose at ‘quarantine’ rave

Friends have paid tribute to a 20-year-old ‘gentle giant’ after he died of a suspected drug overdose at an illegal rave attended by around 2,000 people. Thousands descended on Daisy Nook Country Park, Oldham on June 13, in the biggest of three illegal ‘lockdown raves’ held that weekend. Joe Robinson, 20, collapsed and died the following […]

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge praise fundraising amputee, 5

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have praised a five-year-old double amputee who has raised more than £1million for the NHS by trying to walk 10km. Prince William and Kate, both 38, said they were ‘so proud of the incredible courage and determination shown’ by Tony Hudgell, who had both of his legs amputated as a baby after […]

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‘Lunchtime economy’ will be devastated if companies don’t end working-from-home

A Tory former minister has today joined the growing chorus of people calling for Boris Johnson to relax the rules on working from home and get millions back into the office to save Britain’s ‘lunchtime economy’ from ruin. The Prime Minister has announced the biggest easing of the lockdown so far from July 4 including […]

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Police hunt thieves who stole 130,000 bees

Police are hunting thieves who used hoovers to steal 130,000 bees which had been living in a chimney at a remote farm. The crooks struck at the rural site in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, where the bees had been relocated to after the swarm was discovered inside a bricked-up fireplace. Beekeeper Peter Clarke had been carefully […]

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Jessica Mulroney is hiring PR team to deal with race row crisis 

Jessica Mulroney has reportedly hired lawyers, image experts and crisis PR teams to help put the backlash from her recent row behind her. The Canadian stylist, 40, who rose to fame due to her friendship with Meghan Markle, came under fire this month after influencer Sasha Exeter shared a series of unpleasant messages in which […]

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First view of new colour scheme for Boris Johnson’s RAF Voyager

The first pictures emerged today of the new red, white and blue £900,000 colour scheme for Boris Johnson‘s RAF Voyager plane.  The jet’s tail fin could be seen inside a hangar at an airfield in Cambridgeshire, where it is getting a new Brexit paint job to help the PM fly the flag for the UK […]

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China completes test run for self-developed maglev train that can travel at 372 miles per hour

Chinese engineers have successfully conducted the first trial run of the prototype of a magnetic levitation train that can travel at a top speed of 372 miles per hour, or 600 kilometres per hour. The cutting-edge vehicle is said to be designed, developed and manufactured by Chinese experts. They expect it to fill the speed […]