Woman with £11,000 a year fast food habit loses six stone in lockdown

Woman with £11,000 a year fast food habit loses six stone in lockdown

A 24-year-old woman who grew up to 18stone after spending £ 30 a day on fast food and takeaways has lost nearly six stone after deciding to shut down her life. Poppy Stainsby, 24, spent £ 10,950 a year on fast food and pizza, struggling to try on size 20 clothes. Poppy told me Star: … Read more

Asda delivery drivers helping lonely people with three simple words

Asda delivery drivers helping lonely people with three simple words

Asda deliverers will combat pandemic loneliness by wearing badges to encourage customers to talk when receiving their groceries. The initiative is backed by the Royal Volunteer Service (RVS), a charity that provides support and companionship, with delivery drivers becoming a key point of contact for many people during the coronavirus pandemic. It will see the … Read more

Full details of Doctor Who 2020 Christmas special released by BBC

Full details of Doctor Who 2020 Christmas special released by BBC

Dame Harriet Walter makes her Doctor Who debut in the festive special Revolution Of The Daleks. The stage and screen star, who celebrated her 70th birthday in September, recently appeared in Killing Eve as the nefarious Dasha, a Russian hit man and former Olympic gymnastics champion. The BBC also confirmed that the special episode will … Read more

Pub chain founder says tier policy will lead to misery and suicide

Pub chain founder says tier policy will lead to misery and suicide

The founder of one of the UK’s largest pub chain companies, Punch Taverns, has said the Prime Minister’s new policy will “destroy” the hospitality and retail industry, and the lives of those who work for them. Hugh Osmond told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, “I sometimes think these politicians live in another world, they live … Read more

Govt scientist tells people not to spend more than 15 minutes in shops

Govt scientist tells people not to spend more than 15 minutes in shops

A government scientist has warned Christmas buyers not to spend more than 15 minutes in one store to reduce the risk of coronavirus. According to the MirrorSAGE professor Lucy Yardley also warned that spending Christmas with elderly parents is “very risky.” The warning comes after busy scenes in Cardiff, when the festive shoppers took effect … Read more

Isolate for 10 days before seeing family at Christmas say scientists

Isolate for 10 days before seeing family at Christmas say scientists

People across the UK will be able to meet with their families for the first time in months when the Covid restrictions will be relaxed at Christmas. The rules mean that a number of households can mix and collect indoors for five days from December 23 to December 27. But a top scientist has warned … Read more

Sainsbury's and Asda use technology to scrap queuing outside

Sainsbury's and Asda use technology to scrap queuing outside

Shoppers no longer have to queue to get to Asda or Sainsbury’s stores. Queues to enter supermarkets have become a common place in the coronavirus pandemic as rules mean that stores must limit the number of people inside, ensure customers wear masks, and offer hand cleaning at the door. But now both Sainsbury’s and Asda … Read more

Some Santa's Grottos can open this week as rules are published

Some Santa's Grottos can open this week as rules are published

New government guidelines clarify which Santa’s caves can open when the lockdown ends in England on December 2 this week. The government says some caves will be allowed in all three levels of the new system According to The mirror, the escorts say Santa is allowed as long as the cave is in a location … Read more

Expert says to spend less than 15 minutes in shop to reduce Covid risk

Expert says to spend less than 15 minutes in shop to reduce Covid risk

To reduce the risk of Covid-19, you shouldn’t spend more than 15 minutes in a store, according to a SAGE expert. Non-essential stores across England will reopen on December 2 after a month of lockdown – and all stores are allowed to open anywhere in the country, no matter what level they are at. Some … Read more

More than 10,000 turkeys to be culled after avian flu outbreak

More than 10,000 turkeys to be culled after avian flu outbreak

More than 10,000 turkeys will be culled from premises in North Yorkshire after bird flu is confirmed there, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said. A statement said: “Avian influenza from the H5N8 strain was confirmed on Saturday, Nov. 28 at a turkey fattening farm near Northallerton. “All 10,500 birds on the … Read more