Grieving families warn against Christmas gatherings

Grieving families warn against Christmas gatherings

Relatives mourning the deaths of Covid-19 loved ones have warned families against Christmas gatherings. Kathryn de Prudhoe, a Leeds psychotherapist, lost her father Tony Clay to Covid in April and believes mixing outside of the support bubbles is not worth the risk. Mr. Clay was 60 and had only a slight increase in blood pressure … Read more

NHS staff are forced to stay off work due to lack of testing, leaders warn

NHS staff are forced to stay off work due to lack of testing, leaders warn

A lack of testing is contributing to staff absenteeism across the NHS, putting services at risk, health leaders have warned. NHS providers, representing the NHS trust leaders, said hospitals in Bristol, Leeds and London had been concerned over the weekend about the lack of available tests for NHS staff. It warned that the recovery of … Read more

Frontline doctors warn coronavirus 'war' not over ahead of UK lockdown changes

Frontline doctors warn coronavirus 'war' not over ahead of UK lockdown changes

Frontline doctors have warned the Covid-19 “war” is not over ahead of stricter UK lockdown rules banning social gatherings of more than six people. Medics working in some of the hardest-hot regions across the country are reporting coronavirus wards are still slammed with cases amid soaring infection rates. While England faces stricter lockdown measures on … Read more

Devon and Cornwall cops urgently warn Brummies ahead of bank holiday

Devon and Cornwall cops urgently warn Brummies ahead of bank holiday

Police have issued a warning for tourists to stay away from Devon and Cornwall this Bank Holiday weekend – as the region is FULL. Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to holiday hotspots over the next three days as part of the post-lockdown staycation boom. But West Country cops say this has already led … Read more

Police warn students not to break lockdown celebrating A Level results

Police warn students not to break lockdown celebrating A Level results

A police chief has warned A-level students not to break lockdown rules when they party after receiving their results. Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Nick Bailey said his officers did not want to marr the “joyous occasion” by handing out fines. GMP has seen a surge in demand in recent days, with … Read more

Persistent hiccups may be a new symptom of Covid-19, doctors warn

Persistent hiccups may be a new symptom of Covid-19, doctors warn

Doctors in Chicago are warning that having persistent hiccups could be a possible new symptom for coronavirus. A published report in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine describes the case of man who tested positive for the deadly virus after having hiccups for four days. At first, the 62-year-old from Chicago showed no other symptoms. … Read more

Mystery packets of seeds from China could 'wreak havoc' warn officials

Mystery packets of seeds from China could 'wreak havoc' warn officials

Some of the mystery seeds from China which have been dropping through letterboxes could spark an infestation and “wreak havoc” warn officials. People across the UK, the US and beyond have been receiving mysterious packets of seeds labelled as jewellery, with the Mirror receiving numerous emails from concerned Brits since first reporting the curiosity. Now, … Read more

Experts warn of increased risk of Covid-19 death in obese people

Experts warn of increased risk of Covid-19 death in obese people

Overweight and obese people are being urged to shed the pounds after a new review found a dramatic rise in the risk of hospitalisation and death from Covid-19. The public has been snacking more in lockdown and, despite increases in sales of bikes and exercise equipment, overall activity levels appear to have dropped compared to … Read more

Demand for products in UK fuelling fires in Amazon, groups warn

Demand for products in UK fuelling fires in Amazon, groups warn

Consumption of products such as beef and soy among UK households are helping fuel fires in the Amazon and putting nature at risk, conservationists have warned. Brazil is one of the “riskiest” countries from which the UK imports commodities such as beef and leather, pulp, paper and soy – mostly for animal feed, charities WWF … Read more