Grandparents Ann, 75, and Lawrence Nickerson, 79, who were childhood sweethearts, died just months before their 60th wedding anniversary. Speeding driver Asif Hussain knocked them over in his Vauxhall Corsa VXR as they crossed a road in Jesmond, a Newcastle suburb, and left them for dead. Hussain, 23, from Fenham, Newcastle, was jailed for two years on Friday. The family said: "Today brings us closure on the criminal proceedings but in no way does it bring any relief. In addition to being jailed, Hussain was disqualified from driving for three years, starting after his custodial sentence, and must complete an extended driving test.
January 16, 2021 22:22 UTC
In a video call with five people across the UK who are helping to get the vaccine into arms, the Prince said he was proud of the Queen and Prince Philip for having the jab at Windsor Castle earlier this month. (Above, William and Kate with the Queen at Windsor last December)The Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, last weekend made public that they had received their vaccinations. Ministers believe by doing so they will encourage take-up of the injections'At the moment everybody has got a bit of a buzz and doing really well. He is now seeing people return for their second jab at Solent NHS Trust and University Hospital in Southampton. The Queen, 94, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, last weekend made public that they had received their vaccinations.
January 16, 2021 22:21 UTC
Scientists say we could be making the same mistake as last year when the UK recorded 28,186 “excess deaths” in care homes following the discharge of tens of thousands of infected people from hospitals. By the end of this week most elderly residents in care homes will have been vaccinated. Three of his residents are now in hospital and one has since died after receiving her first Covid jab. He is worried there will be the tens of thousands of deaths in the care sector as patients are discharged from hospitals. Meanwhile, Care Campaign for the Vulnerable says it is “deeply concerned” after receiving around 500 reports from families that care homes refused to act after relatives pointed out deterioration in residents.
January 16, 2021 22:20 UTC
AdvertisementA deafening emptiness echoed through the streets of Paris tonight as a draconian 6pm curfew brought in to suppress the spread of Covid-19 forced people across France to hunker down at home. The curfew ordering people indoors and businesses to shut was brought forward two hours to 6pm and lasts until 6am tomorrow. Renaud Piarroux, an epidemiologist at a hospital in Paris, said the curfew would have little impact in curtailing the new variants, which he believed would predominate within six weeks. Police also intervened to break up an illegal rave near the Paris demonstration, Darmanin said in a tweet. Other recent incidents caught on camera have shown Paris police using violence to tear down a migrant camp.
January 16, 2021 22:15 UTC
Get our daily coronavirus email newsletter with all the news you need to know direct to your inbox Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid EmailCovid scammers have fleeced Brits out of £21million by cashing in on pandemic fears. Over 4,500 COVID-related fraud and cyber crimes, with 65 cases relating directly to the vaccine, have been reported to the police Action Fraud centre. Scammers are also sending text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering victims the opportunity to sign up for the jab. “Where there’s fear, there is fraud.”Pauline Smith, head of Action Fraud, said: “The vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free. “If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a scam.”
January 16, 2021 22:15 UTC
An armed and angry mob surround the seat of government in the capital of a democracy, claiming the most recent election is invalid. The mob did not wish to wait, and even shoved aside a deal brokered by several European statesmen to preserve the rules. But will you, even now, say that the violent putsch in Kiev, six years ago, was just as wrong? Stick to the law, judge, and spare us the lectureAre judges entitled to deliver political lectures to defendants? Did the judge honestly think the defendant knew or cared any less than her about the pain and suffering of Covid?
January 16, 2021 22:08 UTC
The Project Hazel is a surgical N95 respirator face mask – the type approved for medical-grade PPE – which also amplifies the voice. toto.comBackpack and keyboard that sanitise themselvesThe lamp uses UV-C light to kill germs. The lamp uses UV-C light to kill germs. Robot can target coronavirusFirst, the user programmes the cleaning route via a smartphone app. First, the user programmes the cleaning route via a smartphone app.
Just weeks after announcing his split from actress Gillian Anderson, Mr Morgan has apparently moved on to his next love – film producer Jemima Khan. Jemima's men, from Imran to Brand Even by the standards of a millionaire ‘It Girl’, Jemima Khan has had a long list of well-known and wealthy suitors. For at least a year from September 2013, Ms Khan dated controversial comedian Russell Brand. In 2018, Ms Khan was spotted leaving a London nightclub with ex-England footballer Jamie Redknapp. Ms Khan has two sons – Suleiman, 24, and 21-year-old Kasim – from her marriage to former cricketer Khan.
According to the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and other organisations, such ‘virginity tests’ are conducted in many countries. ‘Hymen repair surgery. This is the main market for hymen repair surgery. Others call because they have been raped by men they know, who then force them to seek hymen repair surgery to cover their tracks. Hymen repair is not illegal in Britain and because it is done privately, it is not widely discussed.
To spend an hour in their company dissecting Liverpool's clash with Manchester United at Anfield is as entertaining as it is educational. Carragher insisted only two United players – Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford – were good enough to get into Jurgen Klopp's team. “Liverpool were always the team to beat and Anfield was always the best place to win for a Manchester United player. “He used to say 'if you win at Anfield, then you've got a great chance of winning the league. “If it's 0-0 going into the latter part of the game, I would fancy United to win it.
January 16, 2021 22:00 UTC
At Robert Maxwell’s side as he headed for Berlin in his private jet in July 1990 was an attractive blonde 26-year-old named Andrea Martin. Robert Maxwell is known as one of Britain's most powerful media magnates and most notorious fraudstersBut unknown to Maxwell, Andrea and Nick Davies had begun a relationship. Even now Maxwell couldn’t stop spending money, as if one new deal, one new venture, might magically put everything right. ‘Mr Maxwell?’ Rankin called out. ‘My initial reaction was utter disbelief,’ says Ian Maxwell, reliving the moment he first heard the news.
January 16, 2021 22:00 UTC
The Duke of Cambridge responded after being told some medics have witnessed "vaccine hesitancy" among some communities during the jab roll-out. William stressed the importance of all members of society taking up the vaccine when offered it, during a video chat with NHS staff and volunteers. (Image: PA)William said: William said: "My grandparents have had the vaccine and I am very proud of them for doing that. William added: "Huge congratulations to all of you for playing your part in such a monumental moment frankly, to roll out this vaccine. "I think it's a hugely proud moment for the NHS and for the UK being able to achieve such a massive task."
January 16, 2021 22:00 UTC
He also claimed “the best thing is to get people into employment" - despite the fact 39% of the 5.7million Universal Credit recipients are already in work. They want the Universal Credit uplift and business rate rebates to continue until lockdown ends, VAT slashed to 5% for businesses in the leisure and tourism sector, and stamp duty abolished for homes under £500,000. If the weekly supplement to Universal Credit ended, unemployment benefits for single adults would fall to their lowest in inflation-adjusted terms since 1992, he added. Veteran Tory MPs are believed to be putting pressure on the Chancellor to push back against the dissent and stick to the plan. Faced with spiralling debt he is said to be "very reluctant" to agree to Universal Credit extension, while Ms Coffey's department want to see the scheme stay.
January 16, 2021 21:52 UTC
Just as coronavirus threatens to swamp the NHS – with hospitals running out of beds, patients being treated in ambulances and the longest waiting lists ever – what does the Health Secretary do? Treasury mandarins are right to be concerned about taxpayers’ money when two-thirds of private beds went unused in the summer, at a cost of £400million a month. That is a shameful and unforgivable decision for a Health Secretary to make. As critical care specialist Dave Carr tells us, it shows a total lack of planning. Failure to understand the impact of your decisions and a total lack of foresight suggests only one answer.
January 16, 2021 21:43 UTC
Mel - full name Melanie Chisholm - has always been candid about her past diagnoses of depression and an eating disorder, and explained to Graham that at first she'd been "ashamed" to talk about it. Recalling when she determined to get help, Mel added: "It was the millennium when I was in LA with my family. That is when I decided to go and see my GP...the first thing he wanted to address was my depression. *The Samaritans is available 24/7 if you need to talk. You can contact them for free by calling 116 123, email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to the website to find your nearest branch.
January 16, 2021 21:41 UTC