NHS adviser defends mass Covid testing amid ‘false negatives’ fears

NHS adviser defends mass Covid testing amid ‘false negatives’ fears

A senior NHS adviser has defended the massive use of rapid go-through coronavirus testing amid concerns that a high level of “false negatives” is giving people a misguided sense of reassurance. Government figures released earlier this week from Liverpool – where the massive rollout of the lateral flow tests was…

Suspected mass granny killer dubbed 'Volga Maniac' linked to 32 murders arrested

Suspected mass granny killer dubbed 'Volga Maniac' linked to 32 murders arrested

Russian police have arrested a father of two who they suspect is a notorious ‘grandma killer’ dubbed the ‘Volga maniac’. 38-year-old Radik Tagirov is suspected of murdering at least 26 elderly women between 75 and 90 years old in regions along the Volga River in Russia – one of the…

Mass grave of 20 stacked skeletons unearthed by workers excavating moat

Mass grave of 20 stacked skeletons unearthed by workers excavating moat

A mysterious mass grave with 20 medieval skeletons has been excavated by city workers exploring an old moat. The remains are said to belong to men between the ages of 15 and 30, all who lived between the late Middle Ages and the 18th century. The crew, excavating in Vianen,…

Nearly 100 whales die in mass beach stranding with great white sharks circling

Nearly 100 whales die in mass beach stranding with great white sharks circling

Nearly 100 pilot whales have died after being beached in New Zealand’s Chatham Islands, officials said. Great white sharks were believed to stalk the rugged seawater when 97 of the toothed whales and three dolphins died after being trapped at Waitangi West Beach on Wednesday. The Department of Conservation became…