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Nurse struck down with Covid a month after getting vaccine as second dose cancelled

A nurse has tested positive for coronaviruspositive a month after being vaccinated – and just days after his second dose was cancelled.  David Longden, 43, is an A&E nurse at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, south Wales, one of the country’s most overrun emergency departments. He is now having to self-isolate in a log …

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Student Libby Squire ‘raped, killed and dumped in river by married Polish butcher in act of sexual violence’

The philosophy and religion student was discovered six weeks later on March 20 in the Humber estuary by a fishing boat – a gold necklace bearing the letter ‘L’ still hanging around her neck. Sheffield Crown Court heard how Libby had returned home on the night she vanished but lost her house keys and was …

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Cambridge ‘EXPLOSION’: ‘Sonic boom’ shakes homes as blast heard for miles

Startled Brits have reported hearing a “sonic boom” in parts of south England. People from Cambridge to North East London have taken to Twitter to share their shock at a loud rumbling sound this afternoon. Some have reported their homes shaking in the unknown blast. “Bloody hell was that a sonic boom in Cambridge? Literally …

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Divorced’ mum 39, who jumped to her death with daughter, 5, was ‘weaning herself off meds after split from husband’

Oksana Patchin, 39, and her daughter Olivia dropped 12 stories on Sunday and were pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital. Patchin was prescribed three drugs after parting ways with her husband in the summer and had been breaking the pills into smaller pieces to try to stop taking them, her mother “Anna” told the newspaper.  …

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Tier 4 exceptions which allow people to see loved ones over Christmas

Millions of families across the UK were forced to scrap Christmas plans this week after yet another government U-turn. Having previously said that people were going to be allowed to form ‘Christmas bubbles’ for five days from today, panicked Boris Johnson was forced to scrap the plan on Saturday. He said a new Covid-19 strain, which spreads …

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Super-infectious English variant of coronavirus spreads more easily among children – probably already in the US & could even have started in America’

The new strain – feared to be 70 per cent more transmissible and to spread more easily among children – has led to calls for the US to impose a travel ban on Britain, as dozens of countries including Canada have already done.  But Scott Gottlieb, a former head of the FDA, told CNBC that the new …

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Full national lockdown from Boxing Day mooted at Government Gold Command meeting

The Government today held a meeting to consider plunging Birmingham into Tier 4 before Christmas – and a nationwide lockdown straight after. The Gold Command meeting on Tuesday discussed plans to put Birmingham, which is currently in Tier 3, into Tier 4 ahead of Christmas, The Mirror understands. One source in the meeting said: “The …

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