World leaders warn Russia of ‘unprecedented sanctions’ over Ukraine crisis

Russia has been warned it will be swiftly hit with an “unprecedented package of sanctions” in the event of a fresh incursion in Ukraine after Boris Johnson joined Joe Biden and world leaders to present a united front to combat a feared invasion. The Prime Minister and the US president met virtually with the leaders… Continue reading World leaders warn Russia of ‘unprecedented sanctions’ over Ukraine crisis

Welsh Government confirms almost all Level 2 Covid restrictions will be lifted in next eight days

Almost all Wales’ Alert Level 2 Covid restrictions will be lifted in the next eight days. First Minister Mark Drakeford said last week the plan was to lift restrictions by January 28. He has now confirmed cases have dropped enough for some restrictions to be lifted from tomorrow, January 21, and almost all from the… Continue reading Welsh Government confirms almost all Level 2 Covid restrictions will be lifted in next eight days

World news: stories the foreign press are reporting on

While most of the UK population is asleep, it’s easy to think that the rest of the world is too. But not so – for many, our night is their day. But what are their newspaper websites reporting on; what stories are holding their front pages? Here’s a brief roundup. The New Zealand Herald ‘s… Continue reading World news: stories the foreign press are reporting on

The man and the parties that made a mockery of millions of people

Wine, gin, sausage rolls and an invite to “bring your own booze”. This was the scene at 10 Downing Street amid the strict lockdown of May 20, 2020. Boris Johnson spent 25 minutes at the party. He says he didn’t realise it was one. Some 140 miles away in Newport, Nicola Mincher was grieving the… Continue reading The man and the parties that made a mockery of millions of people

Email exposed ‘showing 100 guests were invited to bring your own booze No 10 drinks party’ at height of Covid lockdown

Downing Street staff were invited to a ‘socially distanced drinks’ party in the Number 10 garden during the height of the nationwide lockdown, ITV News claims It has obtained an email which it claims proves more than 100 No 10 staff were invited to a ‘bring your own booze’ drinks party in the first lockdown.… Continue reading Email exposed ‘showing 100 guests were invited to bring your own booze No 10 drinks party’ at height of Covid lockdown

The Mark Drakeford interview: Why outdoor sport has been capped, pupils returning to schools, and how January will look

Wales’ First Minister has defended Covid rules which have massively affected sporting events and hospitality venues in Wales. Since new rules were brought in the number of people attending sporting events, even community games, has been limited to 50 but hospitality venues can open so long as no groups bigger than six sit at each… Continue reading The Mark Drakeford interview: Why outdoor sport has been capped, pupils returning to schools, and how January will look

‘Get boosted now’ logo compared to Hula Hoops branding

The Government’s latest Covid slogan, “Get boosted now”, has been made the subject of online jokes – with many comparing the new accompanying logo to a Hula Hoop. The phrase featured in the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Sunday, and was then emblazoned on the front of podiums during the subsequent Downing Street… Continue reading ‘Get boosted now’ logo compared to Hula Hoops branding

Cardiff A&E doctor who worked until breaking point during pandemic told his British citizenship faces being revoked

A Cardiff doctor has gone viral on social media after critising the UK Government’s proposed Nationality and Borders Bill. Dr Farbod Babolhavaeji, a consultant in emergency medicine at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff, posted on Twitter a picture of himself wearing a mask in the hospital. He said: “Here I am working… Continue reading Cardiff A&E doctor who worked until breaking point during pandemic told his British citizenship faces being revoked

Honeymoon couple describe ‘awful’ hotel quarantine after returning from South Africa

A couple who have been forced to use the Government’s hotel quarantine scheme after spending their honeymoon in South Africa have described their experience as “awful”. Kate and Alex Freed, 29 and 30 years old respectively, from London, rescheduled their wedding four times as a result of coronavirus restrictions. After getting married in September, they… Continue reading Honeymoon couple describe ‘awful’ hotel quarantine after returning from South Africa

Speaker voices ‘deep concern’ at reports of drug-taking in English Parliament

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle is to raise reports of drug misuse in Parliament with the police “as a priority”. Sir Lindsay described reports that traces of cocaine had been found in areas of the Palace of Westminster accessible only to people with parliamentary passes as “deeply concerning”. In a statement, he said that he… Continue reading Speaker voices ‘deep concern’ at reports of drug-taking in English Parliament