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Month: August 2020

What the Covid-19 blood donation involves, and how to find an NHS centre near you

The NHS is appealing for people who have recovered from coronavirus to donate blood plasma. It is to be used in a clinical trial to see how effective convalescent plasma – plasma from people who have already had the virus…

Rare ‘boomerang’ earthquake is tracked across the Atlantic ocean

Rare ‘boomerang’ earthquake is tracked across the Atlantic ocean for the first time – shedding light on the kind of devastation these events could wreak on land With a boomerang earthquake the path of the quake runs back at a…

Donald Trump’s mispronunciation blunder prompts surge in ‘Yo Semite’ t-shirt sales

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump’s mispronunciation of the name of Yosemite National Park has boosted sales of a t-shirt emblazed with the words “Yo Semite”. The National…

Billie Eilish: No Time To Die theme song was recorded in UNIQUE way

BILLIE EILISH has conquered quite a lot over the past few years. While the star has shot into stardom, she herself has not changed much, nor have her surroundings. Now, it has been revealed she even recorded her latest hit,…

Russia is first in world to approve coronavirus vaccine – and my daughter has already been inoculated, Putin says

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Vladimir Putin is claiming that Russia is the first country in the world to develop an approved coronavirus vaccine and that one of his…

Nearly 11 million people used Government restaurant scheme in its first week

Nearly 11 million people made use of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in its first week, new figures have shown. Rishi Sunak’s month-long deal, which allows diners 50 per cent off up to £10 per head at participating…

Greece imposes bar and restaurant curfew as country hit by second wave

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Greece has imposed a curfew on bars and restaurants in its popular holiday destinations as the country faces a “second wave” of coronavirus. Bars…

Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Coronavirus has broken out again in New Zealand after 102 days. A retirement village went into lockdown after residents displayed symptoms of the virus…

P&O Cruises: Bookings cancelled until November as long cruises for 2021 axed | Cruise | Travel

P&O Cruises are extending their pause in operations until November 12, in the latest cruise news. They are also cancelling two long cruises due to depart in January 2021. Both Aurora’s Caribbean & South America Adventure and Arcadia’s World Cruise…

When do UK schools go back? How Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland’s primary and secondary schools are reopening

Lockdown has been an extended break for the majority of pupils and students in the UK after schools closed at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. Many of them were home-schooled by their parents or took part in online classes…

Apple boss Tim Cook is tough leader ‘who leaves team in tears’ 

Despite his friendly, gentle demeanour, Apple’s chief executive officer Tim Cook has been described as a tough leader who has been known to ‘leave his staff in tears’. A new profile of the billionaire Apple boss describes a man who…

What time to watch the Perseids from the UK tonight, and how to see the meteors

It has been a very good summer for stargazers. First, we were treated to a clear view of Comet Neowise, and now a meteor shower is lighting up our night skies. The Perseid meteor shower comes around every summer. It…