UK’s daily Covid cases are ‘worryingly close to 100,000’, symptom-tracking study claims

Britain is ‘worryingly close’ to 100,000 new Covid infections per day, the country’s largest symptom-tracking study warned today despite Government data showing the outbreak is in retreat. King’s College London researchers estimated there were 92,953 people falling ill with the virus on average across the UK last week, up 14 per cent on the previous … Read more

Arsenal news LIVE: Ben White injury, Tierney and Holding concern, Leeds WIN reaction, Saliba set to STAY

ARSENAL are set to keep William Saliba after his impressive stint at Marseille, according to reports. The centre-back has been sent out on loan three times since arriving at the club in 2019, but Gunners chiefs are said to be happy with his progress. Arsenal have some injury concerns after the 2-0 win over Leeds … Read more

France detains British trawler in post-Brexit fishing row – live

Related video: Rishi Sunak refuses to be drawn on personal National Insurance contribution France’s maritime minister has said her country’s dispute with Britain over post-Brexit fishing rights is “not a war, but a fight”. Speaking to French radio station RTL, Annick Girardin accused the UK of failing to “respect [its] own signature”, referring to the … Read more

The best advent calendars of 2021, from beauty and chocolate to toys

Advent calendars are now far grander than the cardboard nativity scenes you remember from childhood. Now some festive countdowns rival the gifts to be unwrapped on Christmas day itself and cost as much, if not more. Traditional chocolate calendars have had a luxury overhaul, and nowadays have to compete with those filled with toys and … Read more

Sinn Féin welcomes MPs’ call for progress on Northern Ireland abortion services

Sinn Féin has welcomed a demand by the British government for progress on the introduction of abortion services in Northern Ireland as the party denounced Democratic Unionist opposition to the provisions as “shameful and disgraceful”. Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, accused the DUP and the Ulster Unionist party of trying to reverse legislation … Read more

Virgin Wines CEO promises firm will not run out of wine at Christmas

The chancellor froze alcohol duty for the third budget in a row yesterday, and closed the gap between rates charged on still and sparkling. He also simplified the system, slashing the number of duties from 15 to six, with tax rising in line with ABV. All measures will come in from 2023. Jay Wright told … Read more

Pat McDonagh claims Irish Water quoted €720,000 to connect motorway plaza

Supermacs owner Pat McDonagh has said that water connection charges are placing a “stranglehold” on commercial development, claiming he was quoted €720,000 to connect a motorway services plaza he is developing. His comments follow similar criticisms from some politicians and the Construction Industry Federation, which has suggested that Irish Water is seeking to fund its … Read more

‘Extremely fortunate in Ireland that no pregnant women have died of Covid’ – HSE women’s programme head issues stark warning

A senior doctor has said the country is very lucky that no pregnant women have died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. ead of the HSE’s National Women and Infants Health Programme, Dr Peter McKenna, said the dangers which the virus presents to pregnant women are clear, as more than 30 expectant mothers … Read more

‘I’m being ghosted by my ghost lover after going public about our romance’

Brocarde, 38, from Oxfordshire, fears she’s upset her ghost lover Edwardo after telling all about their relationship to Allison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary on This Morning Brocarde claims to be in a relationship with a spiritual lover A woman having a love affair with a ghost reckons she’s being ghosted after she revealed their romance … Read more

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Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic-Lose Weight Fast

The Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic is a new one of a kind weight loss “tonic” supplement. It helps men and women burn fat fast using a simple 20-second Japanese tonic.