The coronavirus death toll has climbed to 26 with more than 800 confirmed cases China has placed a lockdown on the Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak Fourteen people in the UK have been tested for coronavirus with five confirmed negative and nine still awaiting the results Authorities are monitoring the virus with fears millions of people will travel for the Lunar New Year The World Health Organisation is yet to declare a global public health emergency Preliminary research suggested the coronavirus was passed on to humans from snakes at Wuhan’s seafood market. … [Read more...] about Britain on brink of killer coronavirus epidemic amid fears thousands are infected with deadly bug after 14 hospitalised
Mocked for his absurd ‘chim-chim-cheree’ Cockney-isms in the film Mary Poppins more than 50 years ago, Dick Van Dyke, 91, says producers took no chances when hiring him for the upcoming sequel, the imaginatively titled Mary Poppins Returns, due out in 2018. … [Read more...] about EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Why should Sir Alan Duncan serve under Boris Johnson… who he doesn’t respect?
Joanna Lumley’s reading at Wednesday’s Westminster Abbey memorial service for Ronnie Corbett further consolidates the Ab Fab star’s position as a modern lady of all sorrows. Ms Lumley, 71, mounted the Abbey pulpit last September to bid adieu to Sir Terry Wogan. … [Read more...] about Arise, Sir David? Dimbleby’s lack of a knighthood is especially intriguing now Jeremy Paxman is being tipped for one, says EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE
RE Mrs May's former carers, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, Gordon's Brown's former well-poisoner Damian McBride, says: 'No leader can survive without 'fat men' around them – loyal, honest, unambitious, effective at blocking daggers! Think [the Tories'] Willie Whitelaw and [Labour's] Nick Brown.' … [Read more...] about EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Was Theresa May’s audience with the Queen a bruising affair?
Readers of the Sunday Telegraph will rightly mourn the loss of Sir Roger Scruton. He was that rare thing; a man of action and a man of words. His support for freedom fighters in Eastern Europe demonstrated his willingness to risk his own safety for his ideals. Even in the final stages of his illness, Sir Roger was contributing new ideas to turn the tide on thoughtless development. … [Read more...] about We’ll make it easier to build beautiful homes, to end the myth that quality is the enemy of supply