Coronavirus map LIVE: UK COVID-19 cases hit over 3k in highest Saturday rise in 4 weeks | UK | News

The Department for Health has recorded a further 3,497 new cases of coronavirus in the UK. The latest figure is slightly less than the 3,539 positive cases recorded a day earlier. The Department also confirmed a further nine people had died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday. Since the start of the pandemic in the UK, 365,174 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed with 41,623 fatalities. This afternoon it was confirmed Oxford researchers will resume its coronavirus vaccine programme, after it was momentarily paused earlier this week. The Oxford…

Archaeology breakthrough: 3,000-year-old ‘rare’ British shipwreck’s incredible treasure | UK | News

The vessel, carrying copper and tin ingots used to make weapons and jewellery, sank off the coast near Salcombe in Devon and is thought to date back to 900BC. It was discovered by the South West Maritime Archaeological Group after a team of amateur researchers brought its cargo to the surface. The goods – 259 copper ingots and 27 of tin – were believed to be destined for Britain but collected from several different sources in Europe. The discovery – which is one of the oldest ever – revealed the…

London news: Furious residents march against ‘divisive’ traffic measures | UK | News

Ealing Council has split a quiet residential area into four zones with roads between the different quarters closed to through traffic. The authority insists the measure will encourage people to walk or cycle on short journeys and improve air quality and road safety in the Northfields area. But locals say it has sparked traffic chaos on nearby main roads and could even prevents emergency services vehicles from getting to their destinations. The protesters say the measures were introduced without proper consultation and have set up a campaign group to protest…

Lottery results September 12: What are the winning numbers tonight? | UK | News

A staggering £4million is up for grabs with tonight’s lottery rollover, and as the saying goes, it could be you. Tonight’s millions would change your life forever – what would you do with £4million? You can play Lotto online or by buying a ticket in a newsagent and it only costs £2 to play. Pick six numbers from one to 59 or go with a Lucky Dip for randomly selected numbers. You can play up to seven lines of numbers on each slip and you can buy up to 10…

RAF fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian planes in UK airspace | UK | News

Defence chiefs said the RAF Typhoons from were scrambled after the Russian aircraft “entered the UK’s controlled zone of international airspace”. The Russian planes were identified as TU-142 Bear F maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. An MoD spokesman said monitoring the zone ensures the safe passage for all other aircraft, including civilian transatlantic airliners that are under UK civilian air traffic control. The Quick Reaction Alert Typhoons are currently based at former RAF Leuchars. This is now the British Army’s Leuchars Station, the home of the Royal Scots Dragoon…

Husband makes plea after waiting months to visit wife in care home | UK | News

Derek hasn’t been allowed to visit his wife for three months (Image: Jonathan Buckmaster) Grandfather-of-five Derek Sheffield has not been allowed to visit his beloved wife of 50 years for three months apart from one occasion. He was allowed a hospital visit because doctors feared Jennifer, 74, might not survive. His traumatic story of helplessness and despair typifies the pain hundreds of thousands of families are facing right now because of visiting restrictions. Ministers have drawn up guidance but individual homes or care providers determine access. It means many have…

Sadiq Khan heckled by furious black cab drivers outside London’s City Hall | UK | News

A video shared on social media appears to show black cab drivers angrily shouting at the London Mayor in a foul-mouthed outburst as he walks ahead of them. But the clip sparked a mixed reaction on Twitter. One Twitter user wrote: “They need supporting. London is dead how do they pay their bills! One guy I spoke with last week had only made 20 quid all day!!!” Another said: “Language totally unnecessary but the point they are making is correct. Sadiq Khan is destroying London.” A third added: “No excuse…

Pressure on NHS app amid surge in coronavirus cases | UK | News

Pressure on NHS app amid surge in coronavirus cases (Image: Getty) It is hoped the roll-out of the app on September 24 will help tackle the recent surge in infections. Cases are now thought to be doubling every week and the Government’s R number is above 1, meaning the epidemic is growing. A further 3,539 positive tests were confirmed yesterday, the highest number since May 17. Mr Hancock said: “We need to use every tool at our disposal to control the spread of the virus including cutting-edge technology. “The launch…

Drugs hunt police swoop on hundreds of Queen’s guards | UK | News

As revealed this week, a further three linked to a riverside booze session with civilians in June face a similar punishment if found guilty. In the wake of the scandal, as many as 200 soldiers from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards were on Thursday swabbed for drugs at their barracks. A joint team of 30 Royal Military Police and civilian police were involved in the stop-and-search operation outside a building within Combermere Barracks, Windsor.  Bank cards of five of the guardsmen revealed traces of Class A drugs, four of them for…

Flights: Cabin crew reveals ‘dramatic’ air travel changes after 9/11 terror attacks | Travel News | Travel

Flights and air travel last suffered a major crisis 19 years ago. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the tragic September 11 attacks in New York, USA. A flight attendant revealed the impact the shocking terror attacks had on the aviation industry. Virgin Atlantic flight attendant Mandy Smith shared her insight into life post 9/11 in her book Cabin Fever. “Air travel changed dramatically following 9/11 and our cabin crew training manual was practically rewritten,” wrote Smith. “We had to undergo an updated rigorous course of SAS-style security training and Virgin’s entire…