‘We all want to protect the people, we are just waiting for the green light’

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy cannot wait for the text message telling him that football has got the green light to return. The Premier League began stepping up ‘Project Restart’ this week as players started a phased return to training in small, social-distant groups. A resumption of play is scheduled next month and City left-back […]

Taiwanese official reveals China suspected ‘human to human’ transmission by January 13

On January 14, Maria Van Kerkove, the acting head of the WHO emerging diseases unit, told a Geneva press conference that the health body was preparing for the possibility of a wider outbreak as information indicated “it is possible that there is limited human-to-human transmission, potentially among families.” However, the global health body appeared to […]

I feared opiate addiction after my anterior cruciate ligament injury

She hasn’t worked out, either, why she felt ill. Five days earlier, she had played in Chicago, after returning from eight months on loan at Lyon. Elements, time zones, altitudes. “But I’ve also played here for seven years and done that and been fine,” she says. “At the very beginning, it was definitely a process […]

Britain now has more critical care beds, so why are more people dying?

Coronavirus deaths in Britain continue to mount. The sun is shining, the NHS has dramatically expanded its critical care capacity – but hundreds of deaths are still being reported each day.  The latest official figures show 4,934 Covid-19 deaths in Britain as of 5pm on Saturday, up 621 from Friday. The total number of deaths reported […]

How many coronavirus cases are in your area? Use our tool to find out

The coronavirus pandemic has now reached most corners of the country, with dozens of local authorities reporting a rise in cases. So far, Hampshire and central London – including Southwark, Lambeth and Westminster – have seen the most recorded cases, as the number of cases in the UK enters the thousands. Tens of thousands of people across […]

California declares state of emergency after new cases linked to cruise ship

China reported a rise in new confirmed cases of coronavirus this morning, reversing three straight days of declines, because of a spike in new infections in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. China had 139 new confirmed cases yesterday, the country’s National Health Commission said on Thursday, bringing the total accumulated number of cases to […]

Britons stuck on quarantined ship to be flown home

Police have launched an investigation following reports of five racist attacks linked to the coronavirus in two neighbouring south coast cities, Solent News reports. Members of the Asian community including university students and school pupils are said to have been verbally abused with racial slurs in the space of four days. A University of Southampton student […]

Manchester United trigger Eric Bailly’s two-year contract extension 

Manchester United have triggered a two-year option in Eric Bailly’s contract that ties the Ivory Coast defender to Old Trafford until June 2022. Bailly has not played this season after undergoing knee surgery in July following an injury sustained in a summer tour friendly against Tottenham Hotspur. The defender’s contract was due to expire at […]

where to start with holiday lets that come with tax perks

Three- to four-bedroom properties that can sleep four to six people are most rentable on the holiday market, says Edward-Collins, and can let for as many as 42 of 52 weeks.  Easter to October half term is prime time for bookings. In peak season, a top-notch, three-bedroom property in Rock can let for £3,500 a […]

Tamara Ecclestone has £50m worth of jewellery stolen in burglary at London home

Burglars stole £50 million worth of jewellery from the London home of Tamara Ecclestone, the heiress and socialite, on Friday, it has been claimed. Thieves evaded detection from the 24-hour security at Ms Ecclestone’s £70 million mansion on a street dubbed “billionaire’s row” in Kensington, West London. Tamara is the daughter of billionaire Formula 1 […]