With the vaccine rollout going so well and daily deaths dwindling to single figures, the challenge now is how to future-proof our shield against the virus - and prevent the need for another lockdown. The Chief Medical Officer has been signalling since the start of the year that booster doses are likely to be given to the vulnerable in the autumn. And Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News: "We want them to be able, if they need to, from September onwards to boost those that are most vulnerable". That looks increasingly certain, probably for everyone over 50 - they are the most likely to suffer severe disease if their immunity against the virus wanes. Live COVID updates from UK and around world Advertisement And once again the oldest are likely to be at the front of the queue, just as they were in the spring. Their immunity from a vaccine tends to be lower and less durable. More on Covid-19 COVID-19: Last two rounds of … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Booster jab rollout ready from the autumn – but which vaccine to give?
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THIS year’s batch of recruits on SAS: Who Dares Wins have already had it tough – and that’s before they’ve faced Ant Middleton and co. Here are just five contestants with challenging back stories who are competing in the gruelling telly show. They are among the 21 new faces who will be pushed to their mental and physical limits by the intimidating directing staff for the latest Channel 4 series , which starts on Sunday. Esther Whiting, 28, from Ascot Dancer who secretly became a stripper to fund her apprenticeship in tattoo artistry. She went off the rails and her lifestyle was out of control. She was in a car crash in 2019, later charged with drink driving. She has turned her life around thanks to passion for fitness. Rebekah Randall, 43, of Bristol Brought up in a Mormon household, but never felt comfortable in the culture. Personal problems led to her sleeping rough at the age of 16 in a bus stop. She is now a lawyer and personal trainer, plus a … [Read more...] about SAS Who Dares Wins’ full line-up includes a stripper, a trans circus artist, a Mormon lawyer and a Grenfell firefighter
IT'S had us all playing detective for seven weeks - and after Sunday's Line of Duty, many fans are still trying to work something out. How did it all go so wrong? The nation has been gripped by series 6 and the hunt for "H" or "the fourth man," the bent copper lurking amongst the fictional crime drama who was in league with the OCG (Organised Crime Gang). And Mother of God, it wasn't who we were expecting. Even our AC-12 heroes, Superintendent Ted Hastings, Detective Inspector Kate Fleming and Detective Inspector Steve Arnott couldn't believe the top villain was, in fact, chief plonker, DSI Ian Buckells, played by Nigel Boyle. Neither could the fans. Almost 13 million viewers tuned into the BBC One show, but plenty vented their fury and disappointment on social media afterwards. Others reckon the big reveal was a good twist. For the DIR, we interrogate Sun readers for their verdicts. So, was writer Jed Mercurio guilty of a terrible ending or not guilty? … [Read more...] about Anti-climax or genius? Line of Duty fans are torn over THAT controversial series finale as “H” is finally unmasked
ARSENAL owner Stan Kroenke is worth an incredible £6.3BILLION and has a property portfolio to match. The American sports tycoon and his Walmart heiress wife purchased the United States' largest ranch in 2016 and it's so big you could fit the entire cities of New York and Los Angeles inside its borders. At a whopping 535,000 acres, the W.T Waggoner Ranch in Texas was bought by Kroenke and his wife Ann Walton for a cool £500million. The ranch includes thousands of cattle, hundreds of horses and oil wells, and 30,000 acres of farmland. The 73-year-old billionaire's company Kroenke Sports and Entertainment owns Arsenal and recently cut 55 jobs due to financial issues at Emirates Stadium. He also owns NFL side LA Rams, NBA team Denver Nuggets, NHL franchise Colorado Avalanche and MLS side Colorado Rapids. And he has invested billions of dollars into the construction of the 70,000 seat SoFI Stadium in Inglewood, California, which is home to the Rams and fellow NFL … [Read more...] about Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s amazing £500m ranch is the largest in the USA, and bigger than New York and LA combined
Good Morning Britain viewers were forced to switch on their subtitles today as they struggled to understand football legend Paul Gascoigne, convinced that he was "speaking another language". Gazza, 53, appeared on the ITV daytime show to speak about his stint on Isola dei Famosi, Italy's version of Celebrity Island. Joining hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray, Gazza looked better than ever as he spoke about keeping fit and stripping off during his appearance on the reality TV show. He also spoke about speaking Italian on the show - but many viewers were left deeply confused as they struggled to understand Gazza's fast speech and took to Twitter to comment. One tweeted: "Is Gazza speaking English? #GMB." While another joked: "Would have had more chance understanding Gazza if he was talking in Italian #GMB." A third wrote: "Lovely to see Gazza looking so healthy and well #GMB Still cant understand him though." "Does anyone have a clue what Paul Gascoigne is saying on … [Read more...] about GMB fans convinced Gazza is ‘speaking another language’ as they’re forced to put on subtitles