Cost of living crisis: 2022 ‘could be worse than the financial crisis’

Nadine Batchelor-Hunt·Political Correspondent – Yahoo News UKFri, 7 January 2022, 11:32 am Boris Johnson has been warned that the growing cost of living crisis could leave Brits worse off than the financial crash of 2008. The 2008/09 recession was one of the worst on record, with hundreds of thousands of businesses closing and an estimated 3.7mContinue reading “Cost of living crisis: 2022 ‘could be worse than the financial crisis’”

COVID: Omicron reinfections ‘rising rapidly’ in over 30s

Ellen ManningFri, 7 January 2022, 11:26 am The number of COVID reinfections is rising rapidly in people over the age of 30, a UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) expert has warned.  According the latest UKHSA data, at least 268,517 people had had COVID more than once in England by the end of December. Epidemiologist MeaghanContinue reading “COVID: Omicron reinfections ‘rising rapidly’ in over 30s”

Londoners urged to get the jab as troops deployed to support NHS

Nicholas Cecil and Anthony FranceFri, 7 January 2022, 11:16 am Londoners have been urged to use their “best weapon” against Covid – getting jabbed – as the military was deployed to support hospitals in the capital under great strain. Some 200 armed forces personnel are being made available to hospitals across the capital, which hasContinue reading “Londoners urged to get the jab as troops deployed to support NHS”

James Corden’s US talk show off air after star tests positive for COVID

Julia Hunt·ContributorFri, 7 January 2022, 9:27 am James Corden’s US chat show has been taken off air after the star tested positive for COVID. The comedian, 43, posted a message on Instagram telling fans that The Late Late Show would be off “for the next few days”. However, he assured fans that he was feeling “completely fine”. Corden wrote: “I justContinue reading “James Corden’s US talk show off air after star tests positive for COVID”

Who is PinkPantheress, BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2022 winner?

The BBC Sound of… poll can be a star-maker. Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding are among the previous winners, and as such, the announcement of who’s been picked out as the up-and-comer with a big year ahead of them is always worth looking out for. This year, it’s PinkPantheress. The TikTok sensation saw off some pretty stern competition onContinue reading “Who is PinkPantheress, BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2022 winner?”

Ant McPartlin says he worried new show Limitless Win would ‘bankrupt ITV’

Danielle Desouza, PAFri, 7 January 2022, 12:01 am Ant McPartlin has said he and Declan Donnelly were worried they were going to “bankrupt ITV” with their new game show. Limitless Win sees contestants compete for the world’s first unlimited jackpot. Five hour-long episodes will air on Saturday nights, with the channel describing the show asContinue reading “Ant McPartlin says he worried new show Limitless Win would ‘bankrupt ITV’”

Jordan North: I was so skint when the pandemic hit I nearly moved back up north

Radio DJ Jordan North has revealed he was ‘so skint’ when the pandemic hit that he nearly had to move back up north. Speaking to Kate Thornton on her White Wine Question Time podcast (recorded in 2021) the BBC Radio 1 presenter — and runner up on 2020’s I’m A Celebrity—say he ‘lost all work’ when the pandemic hit. HeContinue reading “Jordan North: I was so skint when the pandemic hit I nearly moved back up north”

London: Boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of murdering 46-year-old man in West Drayton

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the fatal stabbing of a 46-year-old man in west London. The Metropolitan Police said Dariusz Wolosz died 30 minutes after officers were called to Yiewsley High Street in West Drayton in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The 46-year-old was treated by paramedics butContinue reading “London: Boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of murdering 46-year-old man in West Drayton”

Piers Morgan warns ‘threats have consequences’ after suspected troll is arrested

Laura Harding, PA Deputy Entertainment EditorFri, 7 January 2022, 10:53 am Piers Morgan has warned “cowardly threats have consequences” after he reported death threats sent to him and his son to the police. The TV star reportedly received messages telling him he was “a marked man” and it was a “promise” that he was “gettingContinue reading “Piers Morgan warns ‘threats have consequences’ after suspected troll is arrested”

The Apprentice viewers mock bizarre cruise ship logo: ‘If coronavirus was a logo’

The Apprentice viewers were left in stitches after the boys team came up with a cruise ship logo that resembled human faeces. The BBC competition series returned on Thursday (6 January), with 16 new contestants preparing to compete to work with Lord Alan Sugar. You can meet the contestants taking part here. Spoilers for The Apprentice episodeContinue reading “The Apprentice viewers mock bizarre cruise ship logo: ‘If coronavirus was a logo’”