CHILDREN will be tested with lateral flow tests twice a week - with 32 million test kits being sent out. And just one single dose of a Pfizer/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine can give 90 per cent protection from the disease, as new figures show jabs are slashing hospitalisations. Meanwhile Boris Johnson this weekend pledged to get Britain's workers back to their offices "soon" as the UK officially passed 19 MILLION first doses today. Speaking at a rail industry conference, the PM dismissed the idea that the lockdown would lead to a permanent shift towards Brits working from home. And former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said: “We need to get people back to work as soon as possible. “There are lots of reasons why work is important to our lives. It affects people’s physical and mental wellbeing and there are issues around productivity. Follow our live blog below for the very latest on the UK 's path out of lockdown ... Niamh Cavanagh 3 … [Read more...] about Covid vaccine news UK – 32 MILLION tests being sent to kids on Monday as figures show single jab ’90 per cent effective’
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Joan Wakefield has barely been able to walk for the best part of six months. The 72-year-old from Stockport had a knee replacement in October and has since suffered infections in the scar tissue, causing agonising pain. Then at the beginning of this month she received the first dose of AstraZeneca 's Covid-19 vaccine. 'I woke up the next morning and the leg pain and stiffness was gone,' she says. 'I couldn't believe it. I joked with my partner about whether the vaccine had anything to do with it. Previously, I couldn't even bend my leg. Now I can extend it fully, and even put my shoes and socks on. I'm optimistic I'll be able to return to work sooner, rather than later, now.' It seems ludicrous – a vaccine designed to protect against one virus can, somehow, improve other totally unrelated elements of health. But Joan Wakefield is far from alone. A man receives his Covid-19 vaccinations at Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire earlier this week RELATED … [Read more...] about The coronavirus jab’s most tantalising side effects? It may help fight cancer, chronic pain… and even Alzheimer’s
Police in Myanmar have fired tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades at pro-democracy protestors, killing at least 18 and leaving several wounded. Violence erupted in the major city Yangon when a woman died after police broke up a teachers' protest with stun grenades, though the cause of her death might have been a heart attack, her daughter and a colleague said. Several people were being helped away, leaving blood-smeared pavements, after police opened fire, images posted on social media showed. But protesters refused to back down. "If they push us, we'll rise. If they attack us, we'll defend. We'll never kneel down to the military boots," said Nyan Win Shein from one Yangon protest. Footage also showed protesters running away from police as officers charged at them, makeshift roadblocks being put up to slow the police advance and protesters being bundled into police trucks to be taken away. Advertisement Sounds of gunfire could be heard and what … [Read more...] about Myanmar: 18 protesters killed after police open fire during latest unrest
HUNGRY Uber Eats users have today been left fuming after the app crashed around the world. Brits have complained the app isn't loading for them, while the problem has also been reported in Australia and the US. Some have taken to social media to complain they can't get breakfast delivered to their door. One wrote: "Uber eats is down and I wanna cry I’m so hung over I just need maccies breakfast." Another said: "UBER EATS IS DOWN. Right when I’m about to order". One man tweeted from as far as Australia about the issue, saying: "Wonderful. apparently @UberEats is completely down in Perth." Uber Eats confirmed the service wasn't working. They said: "Please be advised that there's a known issue about the app. "Our team is already aware of this and working to fix it as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience." Most read in UK News STEALTH TAX Rishi Sunak plans stealth rise in income tax to plug £43bn Covid black hole … [Read more...] about Uber Eats DOWN: Food delivery app crashes around the world sparking fury from hungry users
DANNY Dyer has cemented himself as an EastEnders icon and BBC fan favourite. The soap star is also the presenter of BBC gameshow The Wall but his work on Albert Square has made him a household name. Who is Danny Dyer and how old is he? Danny Dyer is a 43-year-old actor and soap heartthrob known for making a slew of low-budget gangster movies. Born in Canning Town, East London in 1977, Danny - who is an avid West Ham United fan - now lives in Essex with his wife Jo Mas and daughters Dani and Sunnie, as well as son Arty. Some of his most memorable projects include The Football Factory, The Business and Doghouse. Beginning his career at the age of 16, he was discovered by an agent who auditioned him for the part of Martin Fletcher in the Granada Television series Prime Suspect 3 in 1993. Since then, other TV jobs have included roles in Cadfael, A Touch of Frost, Loved Up, Thief Takers, Soldier Soldier, Casualty, Hollyoaks Later and Skins – as well as enjoying a … [Read more...] about How old is Danny Dyer and when did he join EastEnders as Mick Carter?