Could ‘Disease X’ be just around the corner? Top professor warns of a new pandemic

Britain has to ‘strengthen’ its preparations for the possibility of a new pandemic labelled ‘Disease X’, according to experts, after a string of infectious diseases hit the UK in the past six months. After traces of polio was found in sewage samples in parts of London for the first time in 40 years this week, an … Read more

Explosion destroys house in Kingstanding, Birmingham, multiple casualties feared

Multiple casualties feared as huge explosion destroys house and badly damages at least two more on Birmingham street Emergency services are at the scene of a house explosion on Dulwich Road One house is destroyed in Kingstanding, Birmingham, with others damaged Cars have also been damaged; there are reports of casualties with injuries  By Lizzie … Read more

Widow of British journalist Dom Phillips weeps at cremation as cops probe ‘ordered killing’

Widow of British journalist Dom Phillips weeps at his cremation in Brazil – as police probe ‘ordered killing’ of reporter and aide in the Amazon British journalist Dom Phillips and guide Bruno Pereira were killed in the Amazon Now their families are demanding justice as Phillips’s funeral took place today Guardian writer’s cremation took place today … Read more

Carrie Johnson joins husband Boris at the G7 summit in Germany

Carrie Johnson cut a stylish figure today as she stepped out with Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the G7 summit in Germany. The mother-of-two, 34, wore a bespoke white blazer and wide-leg trouser combo from The Deck, thought to have cost £2,500, when appearing alongside her husband in Schloss Elmau, in the Bavarian Alps. She teamed her sophisticated ensemble … Read more

Biden kicks off first day at G7 meeting with German chancellor

President Joe Biden on Sunday began his first day at the G7 summit by praising the German chancellor and promising that Western leaders will stay united against Vladimir Putin.  ‘Thank you thank you… we have to stay together,’ he told Olaf Scholz as they looked out at the stunning mountain view at Schloss Elmau, the … Read more

Bizarre scenes at world championships as disqualified swimmer stands ALONE on podium with gold

Bizarre scenes at world championships as disqualified swimmer stands ALONE on podium to receive his gold medal after race organiser’s last-minute U-turn American Justin Ress was disqualified then reinstated in event at Budapest The 24-year-old was first stripped of gold after touching wall while underwater Ress was handed his medal alone in last ceremony of … Read more

Woman is killed and four people are injured as driver plows into crowd of pedestrians in Brooklyn

Grandmother, 67, is killed and her eight-year-old grandson is fighting for his life after driver fleeing cops plows into five pedestrians in Brooklyn A 67-year-old woman passed away at the scene and another was left in a critical condition Two others suffered serious injuries and another victim had minor injuries One of those with serious … Read more

Families are growing their own fruit and veg in a bid to beat the cost-of-living crisis

Families are growing their own fruit and veg in a bid to beat the cost-of-living crisis with seed sales up four-fold and homegrown blackberry sales up 109 per cent People can save up to £2,000 a year by changing their garden into a veg patch Waitrose Garden says seed sales are up four-fold compared with … Read more

Travel influencers pose for wedding snaps on the world’s most dangerous train through Sahara Desert

Travel influencers posed for wedding pictures on the world’s most dangerous 2km-long iron train through the Sahara Desert.  Kristijan Ilicic, 35, and his blogger wife Andrea Trgovcevic, 29, from Croatia, had the most extreme post-wedding photoshoot during their unconventional honeymoon to Mauritania in Northwest Africa. The daredevil newlyweds, who wanted their honeymoon to ‘be unique’, climbed … Read more

Boy, 13, wins award after protecting siblings as his father was stabbed to death in vicious attack

A 13-year-old boy who saved his siblings’ lives while his father was stabbed to death by a knife-wielding attacker yards away has been awarded for his bravery. Freddie Boorman was playing on his Xbox at home in Gloucestershire last October when he heard his mother Sarah screaming in the front garden. After running downstairs towards the … Read more