Embarrassed David Cameron dismisses lewd joke about ‘giving one’ to MP’s wife as ‘banter’ | UK | News

Mr Cameron revealed he held the fort at home and spent a couple of days a week volunteering. He told Times Radio: “I was at our house in Oxfordshire with my wife and children. My wife was battling hard to save and promote her fashion business, I was working less than that. And so I cooked all the meals. I do my best to keep the place provisioned, a bit of home-schooling but that wasn’t my strong point. “And I worked for the Chipping Norton Food Bank actually one or…

Coronavirus second wave: Hospitals URGED to clear beds for major coronavirus spike | UK | News

HOSPITALS are being instructed to prepare extra beds ahead of an expected spike in coronavirus patients within two weeks according to shock new reports. Infection rates have been soaring across the UK with another 3,395 people diagnosed on Thursday. Hospital admissions due to COVID-19 have started to increase again and there are fears this will intensify, as hospitalisation numbers tend to lag behind case numbers by a couple of weeks. According to the Daily Telegraph hospitals have been instructed to make room for extra patients ahead of an expected surge…

Coronavirus ticking time bomb: Memo suggests key care home flaws risk being repeated | UK | News

A leading clinician has warned it could become “commonplace” for coronavirus patients in hospital to be discharged into care homes in England this winter. This would come just months after the Government came under fire for the care home crisis which is feared to have killed thousands. As new cases of the virus are sharply increasing and several regions have been sent into local lockdowns, fears of a care home shutdown are ratcheting up ahead of the winter months. Experts have predicted the NHS could be hit by a double…

Coronavirus news: Britons could be ordered to work from home AGAIN if cases keep rising | UK | News

Workers had been encouraged to return to the office amid fears over the economy. But they could soon be told to stay at home again if cases of the virus continue to increase. Senior Government sources told The Telegraph it will take two weeks to see if the new rule of six has reduced infections. If it has not slashed the number of cases, further restrictions could be looked at. This comes as the number of people returning to workplaces has been increasing since schools reopened earlier this month. A…

Second UK coronavirus lockdown ‘already underway’ with 10 million under strict rules | UK | News

The northeast of England is set to be placed under a curfew in a bid to quash a second wave of COVID-19, following an increase in infections and demand for tests. New restrictions in the region will force bars and pubs to close by 10pm and people will be banned from mixing with those outside their household. The rules will come into force on Friday and will affect North and South Tyneside, Newcastle, Sunderland, Northumberland and County Durham. The measures come after a second county in Wales this week went…

RAF scrambles to intercept two Russian jets after THIRD airspace violation in a week | UK | News

According to RAF Lossiemouth, unidentified aircrafts were detect by NaTO as they operated within the Alliance’s area of interest. This includes sovereign airspace and international airspace around it. The Russian aircraft approached the UK’s Flight Information Region, which is managed by NATS. Despite being international airspace, planes are expected to speak with Air Traffic Controllers, otherwise it could be hazardous for other air uses, the Air Force said. QRA Typhoons were sent out from Leuchars Station in Fife to intercept the two aircrafts. They were swiftly identified as two Russian…

Brexit fear: How Boris Johnson’s new bill risks surge in calls for Welsh independence | UK | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Internal Market Bill has divided both the UK and the EU, especially after the Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis admitted it broke international law in a “specific and limited way”. Yet, the bill was presented as a “legal safety net” by Downing Street, and an attempt to ensure Northern Ireland could still have “unfettered access” to Britain’s markets after Brexit. While the bill threatens the Northern Ireland Protocol, it may also have an impact on calls for independence, not in Scotland but in Wales. This is…

Pep Guardiola’s stunning verdict of Brexit and Scottish independence laid bare | UK | News

In October 2017, Catalonia’s regional government held an unconstitutional referendum without permission from Madrid. Organisers said 90 percent of voters backed a split but turnout was only 43 percent amid a boycott by unionists. Catalonia declared independence as a result of the vote, but not a single state recognised this as legitimate. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a supporter of Catalonian independence, and was even fined by the FA in 2018 for wearing a yellow ribbon to show his support for political prisoners during the push for separation from…

BBC licence fee: £7m wasted on project SCRAPPED after nine months | UK | News

Work started on a £46million plan to upgrade the system storing addresses and sending letters in March 2019. But it was stopped only nine months later as the BBC wanted to focus its resources on charging over-75s for TV licences. A huge £11million – which could pay for 77,000 TV licences – was shelled out on the disastrous plan before it was called off. While £4million was “repurposed”, some £7million was wasted. And the broadcaster now needs another £3-5million to pump into the old system. The shambles was revealed in…

Couples getaway UK: Where are the most romantic holiday destinations? | Travel News | Travel

City of Bath Bath is a beautiful city in the county of Somerset, named after its Roman-built baths. Nicky said: “Bath is home to the Roman thermal baths and what better way to get romantic than to ‘take the waters’ with your other half. “Taking a stroll over Pulteney Bridge, which spans the River Avon, is highly romantic too – perfect for that couples Instagram picture.” Bath has plenty of great places to eat and drink, from bistros to coffee houses to farm shops to posh restaurants. Source link