UK festivals possible ‘if government helps organisers get insurance’

A festival season is ‘still possible’ this year despite yesterday’s cancellation of Glastonbury due to Covid, according to industry insiders.  The chief executive of the Association of Independent Festivals, Paul Reed, said the UK’s largest festival was a ‘different beast’ and its cancellation did not mean other smaller events could not go ahead.  But he … Read more UK festivals possible ‘if government helps organisers get insurance’

AstraZeneca warns EU countries it will cut deliveries of Covid-19 vaccine by 60% in first quarter

AstraZeneca has warned EU countries it will cut deliveries of its Covid-19 vaccine by 60 per cent to 31 million doses in the first quarter due to production problems.  The decrease deals another blow to Europe’s Covid-19 vaccination drive after Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE slowed supplies of their vaccine to the bloc this … Read more AstraZeneca warns EU countries it will cut deliveries of Covid-19 vaccine by 60% in first quarter

England’s cash-strapped councils make £891million profit in a year through parking charges

England’s cash-strapped councils make £891million profit in a year through parking charges and penalty fees Figures for 19/20 showed 388 authorities made a combined £2.44m every day  Consumer groups say the UK’s 37million drivers are being unfairly targeted Westminster council earned the most over the year with a profit of £69.6m  By Mario Ledwith for … Read more England’s cash-strapped councils make £891million profit in a year through parking charges

England’s cash-strapped councils make £891million profit in a year through parking charges

England’s cash-strapped councils make £891million profit in a year through parking charges and penalty fees Figures for 19/20 showed 388 authorities made a combined £2.44m every day  Consumer groups say the UK’s 37million drivers are being unfairly targeted Westminster council earned the most over the year with a profit of £69.6m  By Mario Ledwith for … Read more England’s cash-strapped councils make £891million profit in a year through parking charges

Two rail lines shut in 1960s will reopen as transport officials pledge £800million

Two rail lines shut in 1960s will reopen as transport officials put £800million towards Bicester-Bletchley and Newcastle-Ashington projects Department for Transport said £760m will support next phase of East West Rail Reinstates services between Bicester, Oxfordshire and Bletchley shut in 1968 £34m boost is also going to old line between Newcastle and Ashington  By Daily Mail … Read more Two rail lines shut in 1960s will reopen as transport officials pledge £800million

Karl Stefanovic’s wife Jasmine ‘left in a flood of tears after being heckled by a group of men’

Karl Stefanovic‘s wife Jasmine was reportedly left in tears after a group of men hurled a barrage of vulgar insults at her at a swanky Sydney venue. The Today show presenter, 46, and his shoe designer wife Jasmine are understood to have finished a meal at Justin Hemmes’ Mimi’s restaurant at the Coogee Pavilion in … Read more Karl Stefanovic’s wife Jasmine ‘left in a flood of tears after being heckled by a group of men’

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion — but your odds of winning it are 1 in 302.5 million

The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. It’s only the third time a lottery jackpot has grown so large, but much … Read more Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion — but your odds of winning it are 1 in 302.5 million

Adorable moment an Australian farmer finds a possum in her kitchen cupboard and offers a biscuit

Adorable moment a farmer finds a wild possum in her cupboard and offers the tiny marsupial an iconic Australian biscuit to munch on A farmer opened her kitchen cupboard to find a very adorable and gallant guest She offered the brushtail possum an Arrowroot biscuit on her farm in Australia The polite possum took the … Read more Adorable moment an Australian farmer finds a possum in her kitchen cupboard and offers a biscuit

Australian weather: East coast faces temperatures as high as 45C for FOUR days, fire warnings issued

Australia’s southeast will sweat through temperatures as high as 45C for the next four days as an ‘extreme heatwave’ sweeps through.  Residents of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT have been warned of heat exhaustion and fire dangers from Saturday to Wednesday, including the Australia Day public holiday.  ‘We have a large … Read more Australian weather: East coast faces temperatures as high as 45C for FOUR days, fire warnings issued

Donald Trump breaks his post-White House silence to say: ‘We’ll do something’

BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump breaks his post-White House silence to say: ‘We’ll do something – but not just yet’ as he dines at his golf club Trump made a brief comment at the Trump International Golf Club He skipped Joe Biden’s inauguration Biden says he penned a ‘gracious’ letter to him but has not revealed the … Read more Donald Trump breaks his post-White House silence to say: ‘We’ll do something’

United Airlines CEO says he wants to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory

United CEO Scott Kirby says he’s considering making the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory among staff  United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has announced he’s in favor of a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for all employees and says other companies should follow suit.  Kirby on Thursday spoke during an employee town hall meeting where he informed staff he … Read more United Airlines CEO says he wants to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory

Britain is borrowing £1billion daily to keep economy afloat with national debt now at £2.13trillion 

Revealed: Britain is borrowing £1billion every DAY to keep the economy afloat with national debt now at £2.13trillion  The Government has borrowed £270.8billion in total so far this fiscal year The figure is expected to reach £393.5billion when the financial year ends  Chancellor Rishi Sunak under pressure ahead of the Budget on March 3 By … Read more Britain is borrowing £1billion daily to keep economy afloat with national debt now at £2.13trillion 

Biden’s £1.1million presidential limo ‘won’t fit down Cornwall’s lanes’ for the G7 summit in June 

The Beast can’t go to Bodmin! Joe Biden’s £1.1million presidential limo ‘won’t fit down Cornwall’s lanes’ for the G7 summit in June Joe Biden’s presidential limo set to stay in US for his first overseas trip in office  He is attending the G7 summit to be hosted at Carbis Bay, Cornwall, in June Expected to … Read more Biden’s £1.1million presidential limo ‘won’t fit down Cornwall’s lanes’ for the G7 summit in June