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Former chief exec is arrested over financial scandal in Germany

A former German CEO has been arrested over a missing €1.9billion in a financial scandal which could be one of Germany‘s biggest-ever frauds.  Markus Braun, the former boss of payment provider Wirecard, was arrested on suspicion of market manipulation last night.  Braun resigned on Friday after the company said it could not find the €1.9billion […]

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Two-metre rule HALVED to let people meet indoors and stay OVERNIGHT from July 4

Boris Johnson today dramatically unwound the coronavirus lockdown, declaring that pubs, haircuts and weddings can return and giving family and friends the green light to meet up indoors for the first time in months. Throwing the dice to save the stricken economy, the PM told the Commons that bars, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers can get […]

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Punters without bookings are warned to avoid pubs on July 4

Pub owners have warned customers to only turn up if they have pre-booked a table as bosses prepare to reopen after being shut for more than three months. Customers are expected to be allowed back into pubs from July 4 as they are allowed to open again after shutting on March 20 just before lockdown […]

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Hero police officer who tackled Reading terror suspect ‘was a ROOKIE’

The hero police officer who rugby tackled the Reading terror suspect was a rookie and had only been in the job for 14 months. The father-of-two was able to pin 25-year-old Khairi Saadallah to the ground, as he tried to flee the scene of the attack in Forbury Gardens, Reading, at around 7pm on Saturday. Saadallah, a Libyan […]

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Tricky brainteaser challenges candy lovers to identify 50 chocolate bars and sweets

A new brainteaser designed to challenge the internet’s knowledge of chocolate has been released ahead of World Chocolate Day. Created by Reflect Digital, sweet-toothed players are challenged to solve a series of clues that hint at the famous brands of 50 chocolate bars and sweets. The busy scene shows a number of quirky scenarios that […]

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Melissa Ohden’s mum on moment she discovered her daughter had survived 

The mother of an abortion survivor has spoken about the moment she discovered her daughter was alive, 36 years after her own mother – a nurse – had performed the botched operation on her.  More than three decades earlier, in 1977, Missy Ohden, 42, from Missouri, was fighting for her life in a hospital in Iowa […]

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Half of advanced cancer patients given new drug saw their tumours stop growing or disappear

Half of patients given a new drug that stops cancer cells from repairing themselves saw their tumours ‘stop growing’ or ‘disappear completely’ in its first clinical trial. Researchers from the UK conducted the study to assess the safety of the proposed medicine — berzosertib — which belong to a class of drugs called ATR inhibitors. These work by […]

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Spain is already CLOSING beaches because they’re too packed

Spain has already started closing its beaches because they’re getting too packed, before most Britons have even had a chance to get out there. Police closed several Andalusian beaches and turned sun seekers away to ensure social distancing after they became overcrowded over the weekend. Beautiful Bolonia beach near the Costa de la Luz tourist […]

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Taxi driver woke up after battling coronavirus only to discover his mother died of the killer virus

A taxi driver woke up after 48 days in a coma battling coronavirus only to discover his mother had died of the killer virus. Mohammed Azeem, 35, was told he had died three times while in a coma after he contracted the infection and spent over two months at Bradford Royal Infirmary. But the good […]

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Coronavirus US: New York hair salons and barbershops open

New York City entered its long-anticipated phase 2 reopening on Monday, allowing restaurants to provide outdoor service along with allowing barbershops and hair salons to reopen, but many of the hundreds of thousands of office workers who are also allowed back stayed home.  Under the new phase, retailers are allowed to welcome patrons inside so […]