Almost 80 per cent of 16 to 24 year olds already have Covid-fighting antibodies, official figures suggested today. The antibody data, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), also found almost 94 per cent of people in England now had Covid antibodies. Office for National Statistics testing revealed 80 per cent of 16 to 24-year-olds had Covid antibodies by July 18. Office for National Statistics figures showed 739 of 1,039 youngsters aged 16 to 24 who had their blood tested had Covid antibodies. And across the country 25,878 of 27,300 people tested (93.6 per cent) had Covid antibodies.
August 04, 2021 10:45 UTC
AdvertisementNo sooner do I reach my room on the 10th floor (with private balcony) than I’m pinged. But it’s nothing more serious than a WhatsApp from reception welcoming me and asking ‘Should you need anything...’ etc. There’s a Pilates studio in the basement, and the first-floor restaurant, with its open kitchen, can sit up to 200 people, with a further 50 outside on the terrace. It’s outrageously expensive (expect to pay £100 a head with not much to drink) but the people-watching comes free. I fancy the full English but am not sure if it’s appropriate (nobody else is having it).
August 04, 2021 10:41 UTC
THE Lidl store in Wicklow town closed last Sunday so the store can be replaced with a new, more modern build. The store should reopen in a larger premises in Quarter one of 2022. The store will have some new features such as solar panels to generate energy for the store and EV charging points for customers. public lighting, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, roof mounted solar panels, surface water drainage infrastructure, cycle parking, modified pedestrian entrance, modified boundary treatments, connections to services, above and below ground level. After being granted planning permission last year, Lidl said the new store would provide five additional full-time jobs, in addition to the existing 20 full-time staff.
August 04, 2021 10:30 UTC
China's worst Covid-19 outbreak in a year is rapidly escalating with cases hitting a six-month high and prompting authorities to seal off a city and 'punish' local officials. However, individual cases linked to Zhangjiajie's outbreak have spread to at least five provinces, according to local media. Far higher numbers were reported in Yangzhou, a city next to Nanjing, which had recorded 126 cases by Tuesday. In addition to the 71 cases of local transmission, 25 travellers from overseas have Covid-19 and have entered quarantine, making the total for Wednesday 96 new cases. China has reported 4,636 deaths and 93,289 cases of Covid-19 overall, most of them from the original outbreak in Wuhan that peaked early last year.
August 04, 2021 10:29 UTC
Drawings of the plans for the neighbourhood centre. PLANNING has been granted by Wicklow County Council for a neighbourhood centre and 92 units on the Marlton Link Road. The application was made by Turner Phelan Ltd Engineers and Planning Consultants on behalf of Lusra Teo and includes two separate applications. The first application is in respect of 92 houses and apartments adjoining the existing development being undertaken at Meadowgate. The second application is for a Neighbourhood Centre adjacent and connected to the proposed housing scheme.
August 04, 2021 10:22 UTC
Prices in the 19-member eurozone are rising much more slowly than in the world’s large economies, according to new data. Read MoreIn the euro area, overall inflation actually decreased to 1.9pc in June 2021, compared to 2pc in May. Irish inflation was lower again, below the eurozone average at 1.6pc in June (down from 1.9pc in May). The data it will relieve any pressure on European Central Bank policy makers to ease back monetary stimulus. In the US, overall inflation was up to 5.4pc from 5pc in May while in the UK prices rose to 2.4pc from 2.1pc.
August 04, 2021 10:07 UTC
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which advises the Government on the jabs programme, is expected to green light vaccines for older teenagers shortly. Universities minister Michelle Donelan said the advice was expected "imminently" and issues such as parental consent would be considered. Experts said jabbing 16 and 17-year-olds could cut transmission of the virus and reduce the widespread disruption in schools. Offering a vaccine to children age 12 and over "would also reduce transmission", he added. Teaching unions also welcomed the move, saying it would reduce disruption to schooling.
August 04, 2021 09:56 UTC
The Dublin City Council warning sign which was subsequently taken downRichard Bruton takes a dip in Clontarf in a grab from his video which went viral last summerA popular bathing area in Clontarf, which was the scene of Richard Bruton’s infamous “beach bod” video last year, has been at the centre of a dispute between local sea swimmers and Dublin City Council. The area in question was recently embroiled in a different kind of controversy when Dublin City Council erected signs there which appeared to prohibit any swimming in the area. The sudden appearance of two large signs, which also warned of slip hazards and unprotected edges, was met with considerable anger from members of local sea swimming groups who regularly use the area to access the water. However, a planned protest was cancelled after the controversial signs were removed by Dublin City Council. Love Dublin Bay, a local sea swimmers’ group, welcomed the council’s change of heart and called for different wording to be considered for any future signs.
August 04, 2021 09:45 UTC
Gary Neville has hailed Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane as 'exciting' deals but warns that Manchester United must sort out their goalkeeping situation. Sancho completed his £73million move from Borussia Dortmund last month, finally ending United's protracted pursuit of the 21-year-old winger. 'I think Varane is really exciting. Sancho's exciting but it was almost inevitable that was going to happen,' Neville told Sky Sports. Varane is exciting and I think last season, every United fan, every commentator, pundit, fan and analyst watched United and said, 'They need a partner for Harry Maguire', and they've got one.'
August 04, 2021 09:39 UTC
Simon has since blasted the 'trolling' pair as 'immature' and stressed how 'malicious' and damaging anonymous reviews can be for restaurants. He said: 'We'll take negative feedback on board but to have a dog review the restaurant, written by the owner, is just bizarre. 'I want to make a stance on it on behalf of restaurants who are getting screwed over by anonymous reviews and people trying to get something. We're all fed up with these anonymous reviews, abusing good nature. Mathew Wood said: 'To add insult to injury, the dog has even photographed itself on said sofa mentioned in the review!'
August 04, 2021 09:27 UTC
Portugal is set to lift quarantine requirements for Brits jabbed with the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine. Portugal was one of the 13 European countries said to be refusing to recognise the Indian dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India and known as Covishield. But overnight it emerged the Portuguese government had changed its mind and would recognise all AstraZeneca doses as well as the Chinese-made vaccine Sinovac. Up to five million Brits were given the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine. New rules which meant Brits travelling to Portugal had to self-isolate for 14 days unless they were double-jabbed with a recognised vaccine, were introduced on June 28.
August 04, 2021 09:22 UTC
While the camera panned to capture the views, Kadir inadvertently captured the moment his mother-in-law Pumpul Karademir walked over to the edge of the cliff to look down before she lost her balance and fell off the cliff. Video footage appears to show Pumpul tripping up on a rock and her legs can be seen in the air as she tumbles off the cliff edge at noon on Friday. Ayla could also be heard warning her mother 'don't go, mum, no, mum, don't go' as she approached the cliff edge just before her fatal fall. While it is incredibly rare for people to capture the moment someone falls off a cliff, there have been some cases. In 2018, video footage showed Halil Dağ leaping down off a rock at the historic Urfa Castle in southern Turkey before losing his balance and tumbling off a cliff edge.
August 04, 2021 09:05 UTC
Portugal was one of the 13 European countries said to be refusing to recognise the Indian dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India and known as CovishieldPortugal is set to lift quarantine requirements for the five million Brits jabbed with the Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine. Portugal was one of the 13 European countries said to be refusing to recognise the Indian dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India and known as Covishield. Up to five million Brits are thought to have received the Indian made AstraZeneca jab. The Indian vaccine has not been authorised the European Medicines Agency, which means it does not qualify for the EU's vaccine passport scheme, the Telegraph reports. EU states are able to make their own decisions on entry however, and most have given the green light to the Indian vaccine.
August 04, 2021 08:58 UTC
A former housekeeper at a luxury hotel has been locked up and branded a 'poisonous drunk' by a judge after she subjected her long suffering boyfriend to a series of alcohol-fuelled beatings. Mr Gaynor said: 'This latest attack has left me feeling very depressed. She was also banned from contacting Mr Gaynor for ten years under the terms of a restraining order. You are a poisonous drunk, and you chose to be around him again. 'She has created a very chaotic lifestyle especially with Mr Gaynor.
August 04, 2021 08:55 UTC
Mrs McCann said that Mr Eyers had 'no underlying health conditions' but did also state that he had asthma. It comes as the Government continues to battle to encourage take-up of the Covid jab among young adults, after it was extended to all over-18s in mid-June. People aged 42 and over have been allowed to book their Covid-19 jab since April 27, which was two months before Mr Eyers contracted the virus. Mr Eyers died of Covid-19 last week'The uncle that dressed up as Father Christmas on Christmas Day. Mr Eyers worked as a senior management and technical specification professional within the construction industry for chemical manufacturing company Kerakoll.
August 04, 2021 08:51 UTC