Last month had the highest January mortality rate in England since 2002, according to new data. There were 1,462.0 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with the January 2002 figure of 1,581.7, and the 1,424.5 in January 2003. The number of deaths in England was nearly 30% higher last month than the five-year average, with coronavirus reported as the leading cause. There were 68,796 deaths registered in England last month, which was 15,685 more than the January average between 2015 and 2019 - a total 29.5% rise. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Advertisement A similar 25.6% increase was seen for the same period in Wales, which registered 4,431 deaths in January. That's a total of 904 deaths higher than the five-year average. In Wales last month, the mortality rate was 1,537.2 deaths per 100,000 people, the highest January figure since 2002 when the monthly rate was 1,595.3 More from Covid-19 COVID-19: UK alert … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Overall deaths in England were almost 30% higher last month than five-year average for January
Anyone who has bought a smartphone since 2015 could be entitled to a share of a £480m payout if a legal claim from watchdog Which? is successful. The consumer rights group is suing US chipmaker Qualcomm, accusing it of using its market dominance to inflate charges to manufacturers, which they have then passed on to millions of Britons in the form of higher smartphone prices. About 29 million people in the UK may be entitled to compensation of around £17 each. Qualcomm's technology can be found in a number of leading brands, including Apple and Samsung. Damages are being sought for all affected Apple and Samsung smartphones bought since 1 October 2015. Advertisement Anabel Hoult, chief executive of Which?, said: "We believe Qualcomm's practices are anti-competitive and have so far taken around £480m from UK consumers' pockets - this needs to stop. More from Apple Streaming inquiry: Spotify, Apple and Amazon bosses defend models but seem … [Read more...] about Qualcomm: UK smartphone owners are due £480m payout, claims Which?
TIGER Woods’ family worry he may get hooked on painkillers as he recovers from his horrific car crash. A source said the golf icon , who has been in rehab, has a “deep-seated” issue with prescription drugs — and warned a “potentially huge problem” lies ahead. Tiger , 45, suffered serious leg and ankle injuries in the crash near Los Angeles earlier this week. Yesterday US President Barrack Obama sent "prayers" to Tiger Woods, tweeting "Sending my prayers to @TigerWoods and his family tonight—here’s to a speedy recovery for the GOAT of golf. "If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s to never count Tiger out." It comes as police officials say that the golfer won't face criminal charges, with Deputy Carlos Gonzalez adding: "This remains an accident, an accident is not a crime, they do happen, unfortunately." Asked whether or not any drugs of alcohol tests were done at the scene, Gonzalez said: "The Deputy on the scene assessed the condition of Tiger Woods and … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods accident latest news – Crash injuries could see golfer hooked on painkiller meds again, friends fear
TOWIE'S Yazmin Oukhellou has quit The Only Way Is Essex to live in Dubai after her split from James Lock. The 26-year-old has turned her back on the reality show for a fresh start in the Middle East. The couple went their separate ways earlier this month after an explosive row in the UAE city. James told OK! : “We’ve broken up. We tried to make it work and we really thought it was going to be different this time but things don’t always work out as you’d expect. “I have a lot of love for Yaz and a huge amount of respect for her but we’re just better apart." While Yazmin said: "James and I have split up amicably. I love James but we're not good together. "It couldn't go on the way it was so I told James we should end things and he agreed." It had been reported that Yazmin was "desperate" to leave Dubai after a furious bust-up. The exes - who only got back together last October after splitting in 2019 - were in Dubai on a business trip. However, a huge … [Read more...] about Towie’s Yazmin Oukhellou quits the show to live in Dubai after split with James Lock
MARRIED At First Sight Australia's Bronson Norrish has revealed that three brides are still seeing psychiatrists two years later and has slammed the show experts. The Aussie star also has slammed the show for matching him with the "most hated bride ever" Ines Basic. The former stripper's short-lived 'marriage' was one of the most volatile relationships on series six of the Aussie show, with Ines showing little interest in him from the off. Bronson claimed the show had a lasting impact on some of his co-stars, with at least three still seeing psychiatrists. Speaking to TalkRadio's Cristo Foufas, millionaire Bronson gave a scathing assessment of the reality programme. He continued: "I know three of the girls from my season actually went to a mental ward and had to talk to a psychiatrist years after going on the show because it just doesn't stop. You do your filming and you think that's it but then the public get behind it. "I do believe TV shows prey on vulnerable … [Read more...] about Married At First Sight Australia’s Bronson says three brides are still seeing psychiatrists two years on