Prime Minister could be questioned by police as he says probe is ‘right’

Boris Johnson is willing to be interviewed by the Metropolitan Police for a probe into alleged rule-breaking parties, Downing Street has said. Downing Street said the PM thinks it is “entirely right” for the Metropolitan Police to investigate. Asked if the PM would submit himself to questioning, the PM’s official spokesman said: “Anyone who is… Continue reading Prime Minister could be questioned by police as he says probe is ‘right’

Space telescope that can look back in time now one million miles from earth

A powerful space telescope is now a million miles from Earth – a month after it lifted off on a quest to look back in time and discover the dawn of the universe. The 10 billion dollar James Webb Space Telescope fired its rocket thrusters for nearly five minutes to go into orbit around the… Continue reading Space telescope that can look back in time now one million miles from earth

Headteachers call for advance material on 2022 GCSE and A-level exams

Headteachers have called on the Government to review adaptations to GCSEs and A levels in 2022 in light of the disruption caused by the Omicron variant of Covid-19. And they argue that advance information about the topics covered in papers should be released “as soon as possible”. Currently, pupils in England will be offered a… Continue reading Headteachers call for advance material on 2022 GCSE and A-level exams

Social care boss calls for mandatory Covid jabs to be axed amid sector’s ‘paralysing’ workforce shortage

Mandatory Covid jabs for frontline health and social care staff should be abandoned as workforce shortages are “paralysing the sector,” a boss has warned. Dr Jane Townson, chief executive of The Homecare Association, said “persuasion would likely be more successful than compulsion” and that the Government had “seriously misjudged” the “balance of risk” by forcing… Continue reading Social care boss calls for mandatory Covid jabs to be axed amid sector’s ‘paralysing’ workforce shortage

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Julian Assange has won the first stage of his bid to appeal against the decision to extradite him to the United States to the Supreme Court. Assange, 50, is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information following WikiLeaks’ publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked documents relating… Continue reading Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Jamie Oliver employs advisers to avoid cultural appropriation

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has revealed he now employs advisers to avoid offending anyone or being accused of cultural appropriation with his recipes. Oliver told Sunday Times Culture magazine : “Your immediate reaction is to be defensive and say, “For the love of God, really?” And then you go, “Well, we don’t want to offend… Continue reading Jamie Oliver employs advisers to avoid cultural appropriation

Woman fuming over price of Tesco lamb becomes talk of the town

A woman’s Facebook post on the price of a leg of lamb at Tesco has become the talk of the market town of Ramsbottom. The Manchester Evening News reported Rozalia Linder saying she was “absolutely mortified” after discovering the price her husband Clive paid for the meat. Her comments went viral and the story became… Continue reading Woman fuming over price of Tesco lamb becomes talk of the town

Johnson faces crunch week with lockdown parties report

Boris Johnson is facing a make-or-break week for his premiership with his future in No 10 hanging in the balance. The Prime Minister is braced for the delivery of the Sue Gray report into Downing Street drinking parties during lockdown which could determine his fate. Many Tory MPs have said they will wait to see… Continue reading Johnson faces crunch week with lockdown parties report

Baby’s brain tumour spotted in time for urgent treatment – because doctors thought his head looked too big

A baby was found to have a brain tumour after doctors thought his head looked too big. 16-month-old Albie Shears fell ill in October 2021 and was rushed to hospital where doctors asked ‘Has his head always been this big?’. Shortly after, Albie was diagnosed with a 6cm brain tumour and had several emergency surgeries… Continue reading Baby’s brain tumour spotted in time for urgent treatment – because doctors thought his head looked too big

Man with giant hernia found dead three days after GP sent him away

A man suffering from a giant hernia in his stomach has died just days after allegedly being sent away from his GP. Raymond Scougall was discovered dead at his home on Boxing Day after suffering long-term health problems which stemmed from a knife attack almost a decade ago. Nine years prior to his death, Raymond,… Continue reading Man with giant hernia found dead three days after GP sent him away