The UK's first cases of the Brazil variant of coronavirus have been detected, with up to six people infected with the mutant strain. An urgent search was launched to find one of the six as officials have no idea who they are or where they live. That's because that person didn't fill in their test registration card. The P.1 variant is one of four variants of concern, and measures were brought in to prevent it from being brought into the country. However, they were too late, as a handful of travellers, who returned despite a ban on direct flights and days before quarantine hotels were brought in, have now tested positive for the variant, which may spread more rapidly and may respond less well to existing vaccines. Get the day's biggest stories delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for the Mirror newsletter here. The Brazil variant was first detected in the city of Manaus in December. It has been in the UK for a few weeks, UK health officials confirmed on … [Read more...] about Brazil Covid variant in UK: Where was it found, is it deadlier and do vaccines work?
GET a spring in your step with these healthy and hearty WW – Weight Watchers Reimagined – recipes, perfect for the seasonal change. Now is a great time to get in shape with the help of WW , which all Sun readers can get FREE for an entire month. Enjoy these delicious recipes that will help you shed those lockdown pounds for spring ( WW recommends a steady weight loss of up to 2lb each week). Chicken schnitzels with lemon & parsley potatoes Serves 4 - Prep 20 mins - Cook 25 mins YOU NEED: 700g new potatoes, quartered 3 tbsp plain flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 90g panko breadcrumbs Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges to serve 4 x 165g skinless chicken breast fillets Calorie-controlled cooking spray 3 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve ½ tsp Dijon mustard METHOD: Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 20 minutes or until tender, then drain. … [Read more...] about Lose weight and shift those lockdown pounds by spring with these healthy and hearty recipes
TWITTER has launched paid subscriptions that let you charge followers to see your "exclusive" posts. The new feature means you can earn money simply by posting on Twitter. There are also new newsletter features and a live audio chat system. But the main addition is paid-for subscriptions that allow for "premium" posts on Twitter. Subscriptions are wildly popular online for social media sites. From gaming-centric Twitch, the more general-purpose Patreon and even adult-oriented OnlyFans, there's no shortage of subscription websites. It gives Twitter a chance to make more money, but users will be cashing in too. Twitter users will be able to offer "Super Follow" functions. This means other users will pay to see additional exclusive material that regular followers can't see. It includes newsletters, videos, deals and more. "Exploring audience funding opportunities like Super Follows will allow creators to be directly supported by their audience," said … [Read more...] about Twitter now lets you CHARGE people to see ‘exclusive posts’ with new Super Follow feature
Countryfile star Adam Henson has revealed he came close to losing his home, his farm and his livelihood during the disastrous foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. Adam, 55, and his wife Charlotte had poured everything they had into their Cotswold Farm Park in Cheltenham and they were preparing to launch the venture when the outbreak hit in 2001. The epidemic led to millions of animals being slaughtered with farming and tourism industries both being hit hard. Speaking in a 2016 interview, Adam admitted his farm was on the brink of collapse and he nearly lost everything. He told the Telegraph: "The worst time was in 2001 – we'd invested heavily in Cotswold Farm Park, then foot-and-mouth hit just before we opened. "The bank closed in and wanted their money. We probably owed £250,000 with all the borrowed money on machines and what we'd invested in the farm park. "We had a big rent bill but all our assets were tied up in sheep and tractors. "We couldn't take sheep to market … [Read more...] about Countryfile’s Adam Henson nearly lost everything after disaster left finances on brink
SONY is doling out FOUR free games to PS Plus members in March 2021. Better still, you'll get to keep the games for as long as you've got a membership, as long as you claim them before the offer expires. PlayStation Plus – what is PS Plus? PS Plus is a premium subscription service for PS4 gamers. It gives you access to online multiplayer as well as exclusive discounts across the PlayStation Store. But it also nets you two hand-picked PS4 games to download and play each month, which remain available as long as you're a member. Many PS4 owners will subscribe to PS Plus for the multiplayer alone, so the free games are a pleasant bonus. PS Plus at Sony PlayStation Official Store for £6.99 a month – buy here PS Plus free games for March 2021 revealed There are four free games this month, if you've got a PS5 – or three if you don't. The first game is for PS4: Final Fantasy 7 Remake. It's a reimagining of the iconic and widely loved RPG, with much … [Read more...] about How to get FREE PS5 and PS4 games right now – including Final Fantasy 7 remake