UK records another five COVID deaths and 2,047 cases

The UK has recorded another five COVID deaths and 2,047 more cases in the latest daily figures.It compares with seven deaths and 1,907 cases this time last week, while the latest seven-day rolling average is 11.3 and 2,080. On Friday, 119,240 first vaccine doses were administered across the UK, and 449,716 second doses were given.It…Continue Reading

Home with phenomenal garden has tree house zip wire log cabin and Koi pond

A Warwickshire property with a garden space described as “phenomenal” is currently on the market. Koi House, located in the Bulkington area of the county, is a five bedroom home with plenty of appealing features. It may not be the cheapest property currently on the market, with offers of overContinue Reading

Bank of England sees speedier COVID recovery ahead but holds interest rates

The Bank of England has upgraded its growth forecast for the coronavirus-hit UK economy and signalled it will not raise interest rates in the near term – despite seeing a looming spike in inflation ahead.The latest meeting of the central bank’s interest rate-setting committee left policy unchanged, with rates remaining at their COVID-19 crisis low…Continue Reading

‘Happy birthday Archie’: Royal family send best wishes to Harry and Meghan’s son

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have called for everyone to have equal access to the coronavirus vaccine as they mark son Archie’s second birthday.Harry and Meghan asked supporters to “join us in advocating for vaccine equity on Archie’s birthday” in a post on their website, “We cannot think of a more resonant way…Continue Reading

British holidaymakers could be allowed to travel to Europe within weeks

Ministers are reportedly considering a handful of countries people from the UK will be able to travel to initially in the coming weeks.Reports suggest the “green list” could include about a dozen countries, although some papers say it could be fewer than 10. Several named Malta, Gibraltar, Portugal and Israel as likely destinations, while the Daily…Continue Reading

Thousands head to UK’s first club night in more than a year for COVID safety pilot event

Clubbers have returned to the dancefloor after more than a year’s wait – for a COVID safety pilot event in Liverpool.Some 6,000 partygoers are expected at the First Dance event, which stretches across two-nights from Friday at the city’s warehouse nightclub Circus. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Image: The event…Continue Reading

The sunniest place in the UK and other amazing weather facts

Weather watch From freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall to scorching heatwaves and powerful winds, the UK certainly has its fair share of dramatic weather. Using facts, stats and record-breaking figures from the Met Office’s new book, Very British Weather, we bring you 30 revelations about the glorious ever-changing British climate and its elements.Continue Reading