Greece's tourism minister has said Britons hoping for a summer holiday in the country can start booking as it prioritises giving the COVID vaccine to the inhabitants of around 40 small islands. The islands, which each have a population of less than 1,000 people, include Halki near Rhodes, Kastellorizo off the Turkish coast, Meganisi in the Ionian Sea and Kythira in the Peloponnese peninsula, according to the Daily Telegraph. Larger destinations such as Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu will be targeted once Greece's tiniest islands have been vaccinated, the newspaper said. However, UK government has said the earliest date people from England can travel abroad for a holiday is 17 May - that is provided the four tests for easing lockdown are met. Follow live COVID-19 updates from the UK and around the world Advertisement Greek tourism minister Harry Theoharis told the Telegraph: "If you're going to send a medical team to an island with a small population, … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Greece invites Britons to start booking holidays as it targets 40 islands for vaccinations
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People aged 56 to 59 are being invited to book in for a COVID jab, as the NHS vaccination programme continues to gather pace. Letters sent to 850,000 people in the age bracket began arriving on Saturday, with another 850,000 expected to arrive on Monday. It comes after more that eight in 10 people aged between 65 and 69 took up the offer of a jab . A total of 22,887,118 COVID-19 jabs have been given in the UK so far, according to government data up to 5 March. Of these 21,796,278 were first doses and some 1,090,840 were second doses. Advertisement On Friday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said more than two-fifths, or 40%, of the UK adult population had been offered a vaccine dose. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: UK records 158 deaths and 6,040 cases in latest 24-hour period NHS pay row: 'Large numbers' of nurses could quit after 'slap in the face' offer as pressure mounts on government COVID-19: Greece invites … [Read more...] about COVID-19: People aged 56 to 59 invited to book in for a coronavirus jab from next week
Stacey Solomon has revealed when she will marry Joe Swash after their romantic Christmas Eve engagement. Loose Women host Stacey took to Instagram on Saturday night to confirm that the pair would be celebrating their big day later this year. She showed off an exciting email in her stories to her followers saying it even brought her to tears. The email was addressed to both her and Joe and confirmed that they would be getting married in July 2021, a quick turn around from their Christmas engagement. Her post said: "Just got this email through and I'm having a little cry. "Joe defo has watery eyes as well.. it actually feels real now. "I can't believe in a few months I'll be a Mrs with all my boys at my side." Stacey added: "Hopefully if all is well and safe to do so." Stacey said yes to former Eastenders actor Joe when he proposed during a family walk on December 24. The couple were out in the woods near their Essex home at the time of the romantic event … [Read more...] about Stacey Solomon reveals date of wedding to Joe Swash as loved-up pair book venue
BUNGLING cops spent months "honeytrapping" innocent man Colin Stagg after Rachel Nickell was stabbed to death and sexually assaulted on Wimbledon Common 25 years ago. We reveal how police used "deceptive conduct of the grossest kind" to try to get their prime suspect to confess in return for the promise of S&M sex while Rachel's true killer walked free. Who is Colin Stagg? Unemployed Stagg became the most hated man in Britain when he was accused of knifing Rachel Nickell to death in 1992 . The former model had been walking on Wimbledon Common with her dog Molly and two-year-old son Alexander when she was stabbed 49 times and sexually assaulted. Her son was later found clinging to his mum's blood-soaked body pleading for her to wake up . Criminal psychologist Dr Paul Britton had been asked by police to create an offender profile of the killer. Stagg was a loner who did not mix much outside his Roehampton home and police made him their prime suspect. What … [Read more...] about Why was Colin Stagg wrongly accused of Rachel Nickell’s murder, how much compensation did he get and where is he now?
RACHEL Nickell was brutally murdered in front of her young son by the calculated killer Robert Napper almost 25 years ago. Little Alex Hanscombe was found by a passerby clinging to his mother's blood-soaked body repeating the words "wake up mummy". Who is Alex Hanscombe? Alex Hanscombe was just two when he witnessed his 23-year-old model mum Rachel Nickell being knifed to death on July 15, 1992. They had been walking their family dog Molly on Wimbledon Common, south west London, when evil Robert Napper lurched from the bushes and attacked her. Rachel had her throat cut before being stabbed 49 times and sexually assaulted in front of her little boy, who was just a month short of his third birthday. Alex has since told how detectives did not question him about his mum’s attacker for three weeks. After her death, Alex and his father Andre, 54, moved to Barcelona where he now works as a yoga teacher. Single Alex, who is looking at writing a self-help book, has … [Read more...] about Who is Alex Hanscombe? Rachel Nickell’s son who was a toddler when Robert Napper killed his mother