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

Government ‘misleading’ over role in rail strikes, legal advice suggests

T he Government is being accused of “misleading” the public by insisting it does not have a role in negotiations to resolve the bitter rail dispute. The TUC said an independent legal opinion undermined the Government’s claims that the dispute is just between the train operators and unions. The union organisation said the legal opinion … Read more

Glasto is back! After three years of Covid tens of thousands party into the night at Worthy Farm

Glastonbury made a glorious return after three years as revellers resisted nationwide rail strikes and thunderstorm fears to bury memories of Covid at the world’s most iconic music festival. An estimated 200,000 music fans flocked to Worthy Farm, east Somerset for the 37th iteration of Glasto, which is also the world’s biggest outdoor festival. For … Read more

Two dead and several seriously injured in Norway nightclub shooting: Police rush to central Oslo

Two dead and several seriously injured in Norway nightclub shooting: Police rush to central Oslo Shooting is reported to have taken place at London Pub, a gay nightclub in Oslo Nordic news outlet reported police are asking to make space for ambulances Several people are reported to have been injured in the ongoing incident By … Read more

Further disruption expected for rail services

T rain services will continue to be disrupted on Friday because of a deadlocked dispute over jobs, pay and conditions – which has caused travel chaos all week. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail and 13 train operators went on strike on Tuesday and Thursday, with a third walkout … Read more

Train strike news LIVE: Latest TfL Tube updates as London Overground is part-suspended

Train strike news LIVE: TfL Tube updates on day three of travel chaos as London Overground and Bakerloo line are part-suspended, RMT claim ‘the public is behind us’ and TSSA reveal new strike ballots for July By Mark Duell for MailOnline Published: 06:31 BST, 23 June 2022 | Updated: 14:02 BST, 23 June 2022 Follow … Read more

Schoolboy, 15, stabbed unarmed 14-year-old to death with a hidden sword before fleeing on e-scooter

A teenager stabbed an unarmed schoolboy to death with his grandfather’s swordstick, a court heard. The then 15-year-olds attacked Fares Maatou, 14, by plunging the long blade into his back in Canning Town, East London, last year. One of his accused killers allegedly beat the aspiring engineer with the black metal cane which was used … Read more

PM and Keir Starmer clash over train strikes at PMQs amid travel chaos

1655899095 PM defended schemes to relocate Afghans Boris Johnson defended schemes to relocate Afghans after Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said only two of 3,000 applications have been processed since April. The MP for Brighton, Pavilion said: “It’s emerged that there is a backlog of 23,000 applications under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (Arap), … Read more

Thousands Celebrate Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of druids, pagans and New Age revelers greeted the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Tuesday, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. About 6,000 people gathered at the ancient stone circle in southern England to watch the sun rise at 4:49 a.m. on a clear, crisp morning, local … Read more