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Child poverty ‘set to rise’ during this Parliament unless urgent action is taken, says Children’s Commissioner

Child poverty in England will continue to rise during this Parliament unless the Government commits to a bold, broad response to tackle it, according to the Children’s Commissioner. Anne Longfield said that the Covid crisis is creating a child poverty…

Storm Christoph hits UK weather as thousands warned of risk of severe flooding

Tens of thousands of people in Northern England are facing the threat of further flooding as Storm Christoph is expected to swamp communities already under massive pressure from the fight against Covid-19.  Families in Greater Manchester were warned that up…

Trillions of noisy cicadas are set to emerge this spring after hiding hibernating for 17 years 

A colony of cicadas that have been hibernating for 17 years are set to emerge from the ground by the trillions this spring. Known as Brood X, these bugs are set to appear in 15 US states starting in mid-May…

Arthritis drug hailed by Boris Johnson as a ‘life-saving’ Covid-19 treatment may be ineffective

An anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis, which has been hailed by Boris Johnson as a ‘life-saving’ Covid-19 treatment, may be ineffective — and could even increase the patient’s risk of dying — according to a new study.   The latest…

Downing Street signals key workers to be prioritised in next phase of vaccination plans

Downing Street has delivered its strongest signal to date that key workers, such as police officers, teachers and supermarket staff will be prioritised in the second phase of the vaccination programme. No10 backed comments made by the Home Secretary that…

Scotland puts £350m into drug addiction services after record high deaths

Drug addiction services across Scotland will be given more than £250m over the next five years, after the number of people dying across the country soared to record highs. Admitting that the Scottish Government should have addressed the problem earlier,…

Supermarket face mask crackdown risks discriminating against disabled shoppers

Supermarkets could be at risk of discriminating against disabled people by denying entry to customers not wearing a face mask. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to supermarket CEOs warning them they could be breaking the law…

Look up at Uranus! The ice giant is set to make a rare appearance TONIGHT after sundown

Look up at Uranus! The ice giant is set to make a rare appearance TONIGHT as it hangs between the moon and Mars The ice giant makes a rare appearance after sundown on January 20To see Uranus, find Mars then…

Netflix 2021 movies: What new films are coming to Netflix this year? FULL list

NETFLIX is now much more than just a streaming platform. It is also a major movie studio which produces Oscar-worthy films all year round – so what new films are coming to Netflix in 2021?

Rishi Sunak has managed the coronavirus crisis wrong ‘time and again’, says Labour

Rishi Sunak has judged the Covid-19 crisis “wrong time and again” by creating “a false choice” between health and the economy, Labour will argue on Thursday in a scathing attack on the Chancellor’s response to the emergency.  The shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, will accuse him of sharing the…

Study launched into Government decision to delay doses amid fears over single jab protection

Government scientists have launched a study into the impact of delaying the period between vaccine doses after research from Israel suggested a single Pfizer jab would not provide adequate protection from Covid-19.  Data from Israel showed that a single dose…

Saturn’s tilt was caused by its moons moving farther away with most of the pull coming from Titan

Saturn’s 27 degree tilt was caused by the gas giant’s moons moving farther away with most of the pull coming from Titan and the lean is set to DOUBLE in a few billion years, study reveals Saturn rotates a on…