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Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally see the appeal of my ‘boring’ hometown

Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally see the appeal of my ‘boring’ hometown

As a teenager, Jenny Eclair was desperate to escape the place she grew up in on the northwest coast. When she visited it this year, however, she saw it in a ne [...]

Read full article: Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally...→
Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under control' but urges public to get tested

Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under control' but urges public to get tested

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said Covid is 'back under control' as the number of cases fell by almost a third last week.

Read full article: Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under c...→
Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with antibodies but no trace of the virus

Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with antibodies but no trace of the virus

The mum in Singapore, who had coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, said her baby son was born with antibodies but no trace of Covid-19. It is not yet kn [...]

Read full article: Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with ...→
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Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dilyn 'lethargic' when PM in ICU

Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dilyn 'lethargic' when PM in ICU

The dog is believed to have caught Covid in April when Mr Johnson was fighting for his life at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

Read full article: Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dily...→
Santa's grottos and carol singing allowed under Christmas Covid rules

Santa's grottos and carol singing allowed under Christmas Covid rules

Santa's grottos and carol singing will be allowed in England in the run-up to Christmas, according to the government's newly-published coronavirus guidance.

Read full article: Santa's grottos and carol singing allowe...→

House parties risk COVID-19 havoc across Belfast - PSNI issues notices - ‘people must understand that the current health restrictions are not a game’

Police have issued forty one Covid 4 notices, four Covid 2 notices, three Covid 3 notices and ten CRN’s following three house parties across Belfast on Saturda [...]

Read full article: House parties risk COVID-19 havoc across...→
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Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

From cities, to science, to politics, six Observer writers assess how a post-pandemic world will emerge into a new normal

Read full article: Life after Covid: will our world ever be...→
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Covid Tiers could be scrapped by February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

Covid Tiers could be scrapped by February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

THE Covid Tiers system could end in February as Boris Johnson tries to head off a major rebellion from Tory MPs. The PM has faced a blue wall of opposition to [...]

Read full article: Covid Tiers could be scrapped by Februar...→
The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Christmas plan to see extended Royal Family

The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Christmas plan to see extended Royal Family

Her Majesty and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh are to form a festive social bubble with Prince Edward and one other family, and up to 30 royals are set take [...]

Read full article: The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Chr...→
All the 1pc want for Christmas? A governess... and a butler... and a lady's maid

All the 1pc want for Christmas? A governess... and a butler... and a lady's maid

Covid has created a rising demand for the modern-day Mary Poppins – and all manner of other domestic staff too

Read full article: All the 1pc want for Christmas? A govern...→
Coronation Street planned pandemic starting in Tyrone’s pigeon loft but ditched ‘unrealistic’ plot before covid

Coronation Street planned pandemic starting in Tyrone’s pigeon loft but ditched ‘unrealistic’ plot before covid

CORONATION Street boss Iain Macleod has revealed the soap’s writers planned to have a coronavirus style pandemic last year beginning in Tyrone Dobb’s pigeon lo [...]

Read full article: Coronation Street planned pandemic start...→
Secret Covid dossier on economic damage reveals worst-hit 'red' areas

Secret Covid dossier on economic damage reveals worst-hit 'red' areas

A SECRET disaster dossier detailing the devastating economic impact of the pandemic is reported to have been drawn up at Number 10. The top secret doc says a d [...]

Read full article: Secret Covid dossier on economic damage ...→
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Man unaware he caught coronavirus in February given Long Covid diagnosis

Man unaware he caught coronavirus in February given Long Covid diagnosis

Dean Dobson began to feel unwell in February, feeling dizzy and breathless. It would be another eight months until the man from Bedlington, Northumberland, was [...]

Read full article: Man unaware he caught coronavirus in Feb...→
Drink-drivers still taking to Northern Ireland roads despite Covid

Drink-drivers still taking to Northern Ireland roads despite Covid

Drink and drug-driving arrests fell just slightly between March and August despite coronavirus restrictions.

Read full article: Drink-drivers still taking to Northern I...→
David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid restrictions' stopped her visiting dying dad

David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid restrictions' stopped her visiting dying dad

David Prowse's daughter has spoken of her heartbreak following the death of her dad, the legendary actor and former bodybuilder who rose to fame playing Darth [...]

Read full article: David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid rest...→
Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died of Covid after two-week hospital battle

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died of Covid after two-week hospital battle

DARTH Vader actor Dave Prowse died of corona­virus, his daughter said yesterday. The 6ft 6in former body-builder played the legendary villain in the original S [...]

Read full article: Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died ...→
Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after contestant tests positive for Covid

Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after contestant tests positive for Covid

AFTER going to great lengths to make Celebs Go Dating Covid-safe, filming has been halted after one of the stars tested positive for the virus. Producers of th [...]

Read full article: Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after ...→
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What I have learnt from dating during Covid – with a serious illness | Dearbhla Crosse

What I have learnt from dating during Covid – with a serious illness | Dearbhla Crosse

At a time when Covid is the ‘kiss of death’ for at-risk singletons, you inevitably have to reveal intimate details about yourself – but I have been overwhelmed [...]

Read full article: What I have learnt from dating during Co...→
Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figures reveal 746 new cases

Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figures reveal 746 new cases

More than 700 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

Read full article: Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figur...→
Coronavirus: The incredible story of Disease X, a chimp cold virus - and why the Covid vaccine predates Covid

Coronavirus: The incredible story of Disease X, a chimp cold virus - and why the Covid vaccine predates Covid

THE blueprint for the Oxford Covid vaccine was already on standby even before the World Health Organisation’s China office was first notified of a…

Read full article: Coronavirus: The incredible story of Dis...→
From discounts to benefits — save £300 on your energy bills this winter

From discounts to benefits — save £300 on your energy bills this winter

ENERGY bills are up as we all spend more time at home – and winter means they will only get bigger, just as Covid is also hitting incomes. Switching providers, [...]

Read full article: From discounts to benefits — save £300 o...→
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Notebook: How the north is rising against Boris Johnson

Notebook: How the north is rising against Boris Johnson

This year the Tories chose to mark American Thanksgiving with a new gift to the English nation: the tiers of a clown. As a postcode tier checker website crashe [...]

Read full article: Notebook: How the north is rising agains...→
Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to nearly 3 million vulnerable people to battle Covid

Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to nearly 3 million vulnerable people to battle Covid

THE GOVERNMENT will hand out free Vitamin D supplement to nearly three million vulnerable people across the UK in a bid to stop a coronavirus winter surge in N [...]

Read full article: Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to n...→
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Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue in Edinburgh

Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue in Edinburgh

Isle of Harris Gin was preparing to bring a taste of the Hebrides to Glasgow with the opening of its first ever bar this autumn. Covid restrictions soon put pa [...]

Read full article: Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue...→
How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 using just 24 days of annual leave

How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 using just 24 days of annual leave

WE will go holiday-crazy after Covid – and you can nearly DOUBLE your holiday time with a spot of clever planning. Full-time staff get at least 28 days annual [...]

Read full article: How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 usin...→
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How Covid Christmas bubbles could last for at least 6 days with travel loophole

How Covid Christmas bubbles could last for at least 6 days with travel loophole

The Government's latest guidelines surrounding the easing of restrictions over Christmas suggests all members of a three-household bubble could see their time [...]

Read full article: How Covid Christmas bubbles could last f...→
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Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can pets catch coronavirus from humans? Fear’s Boris Johnson’s dog Dilyn caught Covid

Read full article: Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from h...→
‘It looks like the pandemic never happened’: how Taiwan brought back music festivals

‘It looks like the pandemic never happened’: how Taiwan brought back music festivals

The world is watching jealously as stadium gigs and festivals return to the country that has Covid under control

Read full article: ‘It looks like the pandemic never happen...→
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Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid fears he caught Covid amid No10 outbreak

Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid fears he caught Covid amid No10 outbreak

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds' rescue Jack Russell, Dilyn, was left subdue and refusing to go for walks in April while his owners battled coronavirus

Read full article: Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid f...→
Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful message for the city

Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful message for the city

Wirral mum who lost her mum to cancer and dad to coronavirus has said the city will survive the pandemic

Read full article: Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful...→
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Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for Christmas chaos'

Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for Christmas chaos'

A MASS coronavirus testing scheme for students starting today ahead of a travel window for their return home has been slammed a “recipe for chaos” by the Unive [...]

Read full article: Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for C...→
Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' left breathless by short walks

Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' left breathless by short walks

Geraint Jones, 30, has been off work for months and says he's never experienced an illness like this before

Read full article: Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' l...→
Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary — now it’s part of an extraordinary sale

Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary — now it’s part of an extraordinary sale

Home has never been more important than in 2020; for Gilda Hamilton, who lost her husband and her sister to Covid within the space of a week, the light-filled [...]

Read full article: Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary...→
Covid Tier system could end in February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

Covid Tier system could end in February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

THE Covid tier system could end in February as Boris Johnson desperately tries to head off a major rebellion from Tory MPs. The PM has angered some of his part [...]

Read full article: Covid Tier system could end in February ...→
Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will hit every SPFL club amid Clyde chaos

Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will hit every SPFL club amid Clyde chaos

The Bully Wee boss insists his side won't club who cannot fulfil a fixture after their clash with East Fife was posptoned.

Read full article: Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will h...→
Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years before he died after they both got Covid

Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years before he died after they both got Covid

Peter and Marion Atkin, from Hull, spent their lives together before Covid-19 separated them. Peter passed away in hospital on May 2 while Marion was also batt [...]

Read full article: Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years be...→
First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on their Isa

First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on their Isa

Back in the not so terrible days of saving, before Covid, the best-buy table was dominated by easy- access savings accounts offering 1.5 per cent. The best ins [...]

Read full article: First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on ...→
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How Covid could give you an excuse to dodge the post-Xmas clear up

How Covid could give you an excuse to dodge the post-Xmas clear up

COVID may have given you an excuse to avoid the post-Christmas clear up this year and put their feet up. SAGE, a group of scientists who advise the Government, [...]

Read full article: How Covid could give you an excuse to do...→
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How Covid Christmas bubbles could last for at least 6 days with travel loophole

How Covid Christmas bubbles could last for at least 6 days with travel loophole

The Government's latest guidelines surrounding the easing of restrictions over Christmas suggests all members of a three-household bubble could see their time [...]

Read full article: How Covid Christmas bubbles could last f...→
  • #Covid
Secret Covid dossier on economic damage reveals worst-hit 'red' areas

Secret Covid dossier on economic damage reveals worst-hit 'red' areas

A SECRET disaster dossier detailing the devastating economic impact of the pandemic is reported to have been drawn up at Number 10. The top secret doc says a d [...]

Read full article: Secret Covid dossier on economic damage ...→
  • #Covid
Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under control' but urges public to get tested

Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under control' but urges public to get tested

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said Covid is 'back under control' as the number of cases fell by almost a third last week.

Read full article: Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under c...→
Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can pets catch coronavirus from humans? Fear’s Boris Johnson’s dog Dilyn caught Covid

Read full article: Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from h...→
Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with antibodies but no trace of the virus

Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with antibodies but no trace of the virus

The mum in Singapore, who had coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, said her baby son was born with antibodies but no trace of Covid-19. It is not yet kn [...]

Read full article: Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with ...→
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David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid restrictions' stopped her visiting dying dad

David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid restrictions' stopped her visiting dying dad

David Prowse's daughter has spoken of her heartbreak following the death of her dad, the legendary actor and former bodybuilder who rose to fame playing Darth [...]

Read full article: David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid rest...→
Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dilyn 'lethargic' when PM in ICU

Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dilyn 'lethargic' when PM in ICU

The dog is believed to have caught Covid in April when Mr Johnson was fighting for his life at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

Read full article: Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dily...→
Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after contestant tests positive for Covid

Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after contestant tests positive for Covid

AFTER going to great lengths to make Celebs Go Dating Covid-safe, filming has been halted after one of the stars tested positive for the virus. Producers of th [...]

Read full article: Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after ...→
  • #Covid
Santa's grottos and carol singing allowed under Christmas Covid rules

Santa's grottos and carol singing allowed under Christmas Covid rules

Santa's grottos and carol singing will be allowed in England in the run-up to Christmas, according to the government's newly-published coronavirus guidance.

Read full article: Santa's grottos and carol singing allowe...→
Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for Christmas chaos'

Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for Christmas chaos'

A MASS coronavirus testing scheme for students starting today ahead of a travel window for their return home has been slammed a “recipe for chaos” by the Unive [...]

Read full article: Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for C...→
Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figures reveal 746 new cases

Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figures reveal 746 new cases

More than 700 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

Read full article: Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figur...→
Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

From cities, to science, to politics, six Observer writers assess how a post-pandemic world will emerge into a new normal

Read full article: Life after Covid: will our world ever be...→
  • #Covid
Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary — now it’s part of an extraordinary sale

Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary — now it’s part of an extraordinary sale

Home has never been more important than in 2020; for Gilda Hamilton, who lost her husband and her sister to Covid within the space of a week, the light-filled [...]

Read full article: Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary...→
From discounts to benefits — save £300 on your energy bills this winter

From discounts to benefits — save £300 on your energy bills this winter

ENERGY bills are up as we all spend more time at home – and winter means they will only get bigger, just as Covid is also hitting incomes. Switching providers, [...]

Read full article: From discounts to benefits — save £300 o...→
  • #Covid
The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Christmas plan to see extended Royal Family

The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Christmas plan to see extended Royal Family

Her Majesty and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh are to form a festive social bubble with Prince Edward and one other family, and up to 30 royals are set take [...]

Read full article: The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Chr...→
Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will hit every SPFL club amid Clyde chaos

Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will hit every SPFL club amid Clyde chaos

The Bully Wee boss insists his side won't club who cannot fulfil a fixture after their clash with East Fife was posptoned.

Read full article: Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will h...→
Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to nearly 3 million vulnerable people to battle Covid

Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to nearly 3 million vulnerable people to battle Covid

THE GOVERNMENT will hand out free Vitamin D supplement to nearly three million vulnerable people across the UK in a bid to stop a coronavirus winter surge in N [...]

Read full article: Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to n...→
  • #Covid
First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on their Isa

First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on their Isa

Back in the not so terrible days of saving, before Covid, the best-buy table was dominated by easy- access savings accounts offering 1.5 per cent. The best ins [...]

Read full article: First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on ...→
  • #Covid
How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 using just 24 days of annual leave

How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 using just 24 days of annual leave

WE will go holiday-crazy after Covid – and you can nearly DOUBLE your holiday time with a spot of clever planning. Full-time staff get at least 28 days annual [...]

Read full article: How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 usin...→
  • #Covid
Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally see the appeal of my ‘boring’ hometown

Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally see the appeal of my ‘boring’ hometown

As a teenager, Jenny Eclair was desperate to escape the place she grew up in on the northwest coast. When she visited it this year, however, she saw it in a ne [...]

Read full article: Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally...→
Man unaware he caught coronavirus in February given Long Covid diagnosis

Man unaware he caught coronavirus in February given Long Covid diagnosis

Dean Dobson began to feel unwell in February, feeling dizzy and breathless. It would be another eight months until the man from Bedlington, Northumberland, was [...]

Read full article: Man unaware he caught coronavirus in Feb...→
‘It looks like the pandemic never happened’: how Taiwan brought back music festivals

‘It looks like the pandemic never happened’: how Taiwan brought back music festivals

The world is watching jealously as stadium gigs and festivals return to the country that has Covid under control

Read full article: ‘It looks like the pandemic never happen...→
  • #Covid
Drink-drivers still taking to Northern Ireland roads despite Covid

Drink-drivers still taking to Northern Ireland roads despite Covid

Drink and drug-driving arrests fell just slightly between March and August despite coronavirus restrictions.

Read full article: Drink-drivers still taking to Northern I...→
Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid fears he caught Covid amid No10 outbreak

Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid fears he caught Covid amid No10 outbreak

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds' rescue Jack Russell, Dilyn, was left subdue and refusing to go for walks in April while his owners battled coronavirus

Read full article: Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid f...→
Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died of Covid after two-week hospital battle

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died of Covid after two-week hospital battle

DARTH Vader actor Dave Prowse died of corona­virus, his daughter said yesterday. The 6ft 6in former body-builder played the legendary villain in the original S [...]

Read full article: Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died ...→
Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful message for the city

Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful message for the city

Wirral mum who lost her mum to cancer and dad to coronavirus has said the city will survive the pandemic

Read full article: Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful...→
  • #Covid
What I have learnt from dating during Covid – with a serious illness | Dearbhla Crosse

What I have learnt from dating during Covid – with a serious illness | Dearbhla Crosse

At a time when Covid is the ‘kiss of death’ for at-risk singletons, you inevitably have to reveal intimate details about yourself – but I have been overwhelmed [...]

Read full article: What I have learnt from dating during Co...→

House parties risk COVID-19 havoc across Belfast - PSNI issues notices - ‘people must understand that the current health restrictions are not a game’

Police have issued forty one Covid 4 notices, four Covid 2 notices, three Covid 3 notices and ten CRN’s following three house parties across Belfast on Saturda [...]

Read full article: House parties risk COVID-19 havoc across...→
  • #Covid
Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' left breathless by short walks

Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' left breathless by short walks

Geraint Jones, 30, has been off work for months and says he's never experienced an illness like this before

Read full article: Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' l...→
Coronavirus: The incredible story of Disease X, a chimp cold virus - and why the Covid vaccine predates Covid

Coronavirus: The incredible story of Disease X, a chimp cold virus - and why the Covid vaccine predates Covid

THE blueprint for the Oxford Covid vaccine was already on standby even before the World Health Organisation’s China office was first notified of a…

Read full article: Coronavirus: The incredible story of Dis...→
Covid Tiers could be scrapped by February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

Covid Tiers could be scrapped by February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

THE Covid Tiers system could end in February as Boris Johnson tries to head off a major rebellion from Tory MPs. The PM has faced a blue wall of opposition to [...]

Read full article: Covid Tiers could be scrapped by Februar...→
Covid Tier system could end in February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

Covid Tier system could end in February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

THE Covid tier system could end in February as Boris Johnson desperately tries to head off a major rebellion from Tory MPs. The PM has angered some of his part [...]

Read full article: Covid Tier system could end in February ...→
Notebook: How the north is rising against Boris Johnson

Notebook: How the north is rising against Boris Johnson

This year the Tories chose to mark American Thanksgiving with a new gift to the English nation: the tiers of a clown. As a postcode tier checker website crashe [...]

Read full article: Notebook: How the north is rising agains...→
All the 1pc want for Christmas? A governess... and a butler... and a lady's maid

All the 1pc want for Christmas? A governess... and a butler... and a lady's maid

Covid has created a rising demand for the modern-day Mary Poppins – and all manner of other domestic staff too

Read full article: All the 1pc want for Christmas? A govern...→
Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years before he died after they both got Covid

Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years before he died after they both got Covid

Peter and Marion Atkin, from Hull, spent their lives together before Covid-19 separated them. Peter passed away in hospital on May 2 while Marion was also batt [...]

Read full article: Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years be...→
Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue in Edinburgh

Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue in Edinburgh

Isle of Harris Gin was preparing to bring a taste of the Hebrides to Glasgow with the opening of its first ever bar this autumn. Covid restrictions soon put pa [...]

Read full article: Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue...→
Coronation Street planned pandemic starting in Tyrone’s pigeon loft but ditched ‘unrealistic’ plot before covid

Coronation Street planned pandemic starting in Tyrone’s pigeon loft but ditched ‘unrealistic’ plot before covid

CORONATION Street boss Iain Macleod has revealed the soap’s writers planned to have a coronavirus style pandemic last year beginning in Tyrone Dobb’s pigeon lo [...]

Read full article: Coronation Street planned pandemic start...→
How Covid could give you an excuse to dodge the post-Xmas clear up

How Covid could give you an excuse to dodge the post-Xmas clear up

COVID may have given you an excuse to avoid the post-Christmas clear up this year and put their feet up. SAGE, a group of scientists who advise the Government, [...]

Read full article: How Covid could give you an excuse to do...→
  • #Covid
How Covid Christmas bubbles could last for at least 6 days with travel loophole

How Covid Christmas bubbles could last for at least 6 days with travel loophole

The Government's latest guidelines surrounding the easing of restrictions over Christmas suggests all members of a three-household bubble could see their time [...]

Read full article: How Covid Christmas bubbles could last f...→
  • #Covid
Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally see the appeal of my ‘boring’ hometown

Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally see the appeal of my ‘boring’ hometown

As a teenager, Jenny Eclair was desperate to escape the place she grew up in on the northwest coast. When she visited it this year, however, she saw it in a ne [...]

Read full article: Jenny Eclair: Since Covid, I can finally...→
Secret Covid dossier on economic damage reveals worst-hit 'red' areas

Secret Covid dossier on economic damage reveals worst-hit 'red' areas

A SECRET disaster dossier detailing the devastating economic impact of the pandemic is reported to have been drawn up at Number 10. The top secret doc says a d [...]

Read full article: Secret Covid dossier on economic damage ...→
  • #Covid
Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under control' but urges public to get tested

Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under control' but urges public to get tested

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said Covid is 'back under control' as the number of cases fell by almost a third last week.

Read full article: Matt Hancock says Covid is 'back under c...→
Man unaware he caught coronavirus in February given Long Covid diagnosis

Man unaware he caught coronavirus in February given Long Covid diagnosis

Dean Dobson began to feel unwell in February, feeling dizzy and breathless. It would be another eight months until the man from Bedlington, Northumberland, was [...]

Read full article: Man unaware he caught coronavirus in Feb...→
Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can pets catch coronavirus from humans? Fear’s Boris Johnson’s dog Dilyn caught Covid

Read full article: Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from h...→
‘It looks like the pandemic never happened’: how Taiwan brought back music festivals

‘It looks like the pandemic never happened’: how Taiwan brought back music festivals

The world is watching jealously as stadium gigs and festivals return to the country that has Covid under control

Read full article: ‘It looks like the pandemic never happen...→
  • #Covid
Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with antibodies but no trace of the virus

Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with antibodies but no trace of the virus

The mum in Singapore, who had coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, said her baby son was born with antibodies but no trace of Covid-19. It is not yet kn [...]

Read full article: Mum with Covid gives birth to baby with ...→
  • #Covid
Drink-drivers still taking to Northern Ireland roads despite Covid

Drink-drivers still taking to Northern Ireland roads despite Covid

Drink and drug-driving arrests fell just slightly between March and August despite coronavirus restrictions.

Read full article: Drink-drivers still taking to Northern I...→
David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid restrictions' stopped her visiting dying dad

David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid restrictions' stopped her visiting dying dad

David Prowse's daughter has spoken of her heartbreak following the death of her dad, the legendary actor and former bodybuilder who rose to fame playing Darth [...]

Read full article: David Prowse's daughter says 'Covid rest...→
Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid fears he caught Covid amid No10 outbreak

Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid fears he caught Covid amid No10 outbreak

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds' rescue Jack Russell, Dilyn, was left subdue and refusing to go for walks in April while his owners battled coronavirus

Read full article: Boris Johnson's dog left wheezing amid f...→
Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dilyn 'lethargic' when PM in ICU

Boris and Carrie's DOG 'had Covid': Dilyn 'lethargic' when PM in ICU

The dog is believed to have caught Covid in April when Mr Johnson was fighting for his life at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

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Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died of Covid after two-week hospital battle

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, 85, died of Covid after two-week hospital battle

DARTH Vader actor Dave Prowse died of corona­virus, his daughter said yesterday. The 6ft 6in former body-builder played the legendary villain in the original S [...]

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Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after contestant tests positive for Covid

Celebs Go Dating's filming halted after contestant tests positive for Covid

AFTER going to great lengths to make Celebs Go Dating Covid-safe, filming has been halted after one of the stars tested positive for the virus. Producers of th [...]

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Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful message for the city

Carer who lost dad to Covid has powerful message for the city

Wirral mum who lost her mum to cancer and dad to coronavirus has said the city will survive the pandemic

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Santa's grottos and carol singing allowed under Christmas Covid rules

Santa's grottos and carol singing allowed under Christmas Covid rules

Santa's grottos and carol singing will be allowed in England in the run-up to Christmas, according to the government's newly-published coronavirus guidance.

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What I have learnt from dating during Covid – with a serious illness | Dearbhla Crosse

What I have learnt from dating during Covid – with a serious illness | Dearbhla Crosse

At a time when Covid is the ‘kiss of death’ for at-risk singletons, you inevitably have to reveal intimate details about yourself – but I have been overwhelmed [...]

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Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for Christmas chaos'

Student Covid test plans 'a recipe for Christmas chaos'

A MASS coronavirus testing scheme for students starting today ahead of a travel window for their return home has been slammed a “recipe for chaos” by the Unive [...]

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House parties risk COVID-19 havoc across Belfast - PSNI issues notices - ‘people must understand that the current health restrictions are not a game’

Police have issued forty one Covid 4 notices, four Covid 2 notices, three Covid 3 notices and ten CRN’s following three house parties across Belfast on Saturda [...]

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Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figures reveal 746 new cases

Covid Scotland: Latest coronavirus figures reveal 746 new cases

More than 700 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, latest figures show.

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Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' left breathless by short walks

Super-fit pharmacist with 'long Covid' left breathless by short walks

Geraint Jones, 30, has been off work for months and says he's never experienced an illness like this before

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Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

From cities, to science, to politics, six Observer writers assess how a post-pandemic world will emerge into a new normal

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Coronavirus: The incredible story of Disease X, a chimp cold virus - and why the Covid vaccine predates Covid

Coronavirus: The incredible story of Disease X, a chimp cold virus - and why the Covid vaccine predates Covid

THE blueprint for the Oxford Covid vaccine was already on standby even before the World Health Organisation’s China office was first notified of a…

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Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary — now it’s part of an extraordinary sale

Covid made one tenant’s flat a sanctuary — now it’s part of an extraordinary sale

Home has never been more important than in 2020; for Gilda Hamilton, who lost her husband and her sister to Covid within the space of a week, the light-filled [...]

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Covid Tiers could be scrapped by February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

Covid Tiers could be scrapped by February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

THE Covid Tiers system could end in February as Boris Johnson tries to head off a major rebellion from Tory MPs. The PM has faced a blue wall of opposition to [...]

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From discounts to benefits — save £300 on your energy bills this winter

From discounts to benefits — save £300 on your energy bills this winter

ENERGY bills are up as we all spend more time at home – and winter means they will only get bigger, just as Covid is also hitting incomes. Switching providers, [...]

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Covid Tier system could end in February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

Covid Tier system could end in February as PM tries to head off Tory rebels

THE Covid tier system could end in February as Boris Johnson desperately tries to head off a major rebellion from Tory MPs. The PM has angered some of his part [...]

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The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Christmas plan to see extended Royal Family

The Queen draws up 'ingenious' Covid Christmas plan to see extended Royal Family

Her Majesty and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh are to form a festive social bubble with Prince Edward and one other family, and up to 30 royals are set take [...]

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Notebook: How the north is rising against Boris Johnson

Notebook: How the north is rising against Boris Johnson

This year the Tories chose to mark American Thanksgiving with a new gift to the English nation: the tiers of a clown. As a postcode tier checker website crashe [...]

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Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will hit every SPFL club amid Clyde chaos

Danny Lennon reckons Covid 'blip' will hit every SPFL club amid Clyde chaos

The Bully Wee boss insists his side won't club who cannot fulfil a fixture after their clash with East Fife was posptoned.

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All the 1pc want for Christmas? A governess... and a butler... and a lady's maid

All the 1pc want for Christmas? A governess... and a butler... and a lady's maid

Covid has created a rising demand for the modern-day Mary Poppins – and all manner of other domestic staff too

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Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to nearly 3 million vulnerable people to battle Covid

Government hands out FREE Vitamin D to nearly 3 million vulnerable people to battle Covid

THE GOVERNMENT will hand out free Vitamin D supplement to nearly three million vulnerable people across the UK in a bid to stop a coronavirus winter surge in N [...]

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Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years before he died after they both got Covid

Wife couldn't see husband of 53 years before he died after they both got Covid

Peter and Marion Atkin, from Hull, spent their lives together before Covid-19 separated them. Peter passed away in hospital on May 2 while Marion was also batt [...]

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Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue in Edinburgh

Gin jackets in Glasgow and chic barbecue in Edinburgh

Isle of Harris Gin was preparing to bring a taste of the Hebrides to Glasgow with the opening of its first ever bar this autumn. Covid restrictions soon put pa [...]

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First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on their Isa

First-time buyers can still get 1.5% on their Isa

Back in the not so terrible days of saving, before Covid, the best-buy table was dominated by easy- access savings accounts offering 1.5 per cent. The best ins [...]

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Coronation Street planned pandemic starting in Tyrone’s pigeon loft but ditched ‘unrealistic’ plot before covid

Coronation Street planned pandemic starting in Tyrone’s pigeon loft but ditched ‘unrealistic’ plot before covid

CORONATION Street boss Iain Macleod has revealed the soap’s writers planned to have a coronavirus style pandemic last year beginning in Tyrone Dobb’s pigeon lo [...]

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How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 using just 24 days of annual leave

How to book 54 days holiday in 2021 using just 24 days of annual leave

WE will go holiday-crazy after Covid – and you can nearly DOUBLE your holiday time with a spot of clever planning. Full-time staff get at least 28 days annual [...]

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How Covid could give you an excuse to dodge the post-Xmas clear up

How Covid could give you an excuse to dodge the post-Xmas clear up

COVID may have given you an excuse to avoid the post-Christmas clear up this year and put their feet up. SAGE, a group of scientists who advise the Government, [...]

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