Boris Johnson has hailed the return of schools across England as a "big" and "emotional" day - but warned it will impact on the spread of coronavirus and there is no guarantee the country will reopen on the target dates set out. Speaking at a news conference in Downing Street, the prime minister said that it is "more vital than ever to follow the rules" so that the roadmap to easing lockdown can continue as planned. Mr Johnson said the government would be "driven by data not dates" when deciding whether to remove more restrictions in the coming weeks ahead of the next planned date of 29 March. Follow live COVID-19 updates from the UK and around the world First lockdown restrictions lifted in England today - what are you now allowed to do? Asked whether encouraging data from recent days - including daily deaths dropping below 100 - might tempt him to move forward some of his targets, he said: "We've got to remain prudent - the whole point of this … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Boris Johnson hails ’emotional’ return of schools – but repeats warning on target dates for easing lockdown
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MEGHAN Markle has opened up about her experience as a senior royal, telling all in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Duchess of Sussex did not, however, discuss in the interview her half-brother Thomas Markle Jr , who was previously accused of putting a gun to his girlfriend's head during a row . Who is Thomas Markle Jr? Thomas Markle Jr, 55, shares the same father as Suits actress Meghan, who is married to Prince Harry . He told Bild the last time he had seen Meghan was in 2011, claiming his family believe she is now a "changed person". When Meghan was born in 1981, Thomas Jr was living with his father, sister Samantha Grant, and step-mother Doria, Meghan’s mum. He lives in Grant's Pass, Oregon, and works as a window fitter. Thomas Jr was married for 11 years to Tracy Dooley, with whom he has two sons - Thomas and Tyler. His ex-wife, Tracy, said he has alcohol issues. Why was Thomas Markle Jr arrested? Thomas was arrested on … [Read more...] about Who is Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr?
A US Congressman has hailed Meghan Markle for 'bringing down an empire' with her bombshell Oprah interview. Democrat Mondaire Jones tweeted: 'Meghan Markle is bringing down an entire empire tonight, and I'm here for it.' Last night, the 39-year-old American who married Prince Harry made a series of sensational claims about the British royals, including that her son Archie was denied the title of prince because he is mixed-race. Jones was not alone in celebrating the interview, in which Harry claimed that the heirs to the throne, his father Charles and brother William, were 'trapped' by the monarchy. Meghan McCain, daughter of late Republican statesman, tweeted: 'Monarchy has been an archaic and toxic concept since 1776.' Democrat Congressman Mondaire Jones claimed that Meghan Markle brought down 'an entire empire' last night in her interview with Oprah (pictured: Jones, left, the Queen with Meghan in July 2018) The Duke and … [Read more...] about Democrat congressman Mondaire Jones says Meghan Markle is ‘bringing down an empire’ with her bombshell Oprah interview
A hat similar to the one Sarah Everard was wearing when she was last seen on Wednesday evening has been found on Clapham Common. The cream wool hat was discovered in a bush by a passer-by at about 11am, Sky News understands. It appears to be similar to the one worn by the 33-year-old in CCTV footage released by detectives in a public appeal. The garment was spotted close to the route Ms Everard is believed to have taken across the common, said Sky's crime correspondent, Martin Brunt. Specialist officers went to the scene in south London, took photographs of the hat, and made several phone calls. Advertisement About an hour after that, a police cordon was placed around the area. Detectives later arrived, placed the hat in an evidence bag, and took it away for tests. More from London Girl, 10, tasered by police in London after 'threatening woman with hammer and garden shears' Sarah Everard: Police 'increasingly concerned' for … [Read more...] about Sarah Everard: Hat found in search for missing 33-year-old as uncle says her phone is ‘not ringing’
Prince Harry is adamant to preserve his relationship with his brother Prince William. The Duke of Sussex told America host Oprah Winfrey that he will "always be there" for his sibling - despite his wife Meghan Markle saying that sister-in-law Kate Middleton left her in tears in the run up to her and Harry's wedding in 2018, during a 90-minute bombshell interview. Harry, 36, who is father to son Archie and expecting a baby daughter with wife Meghan, told during the tell-all chat - that aired in the US last night and will be shown on ITV at 9pm tonight - that he has tried to "help them to see" what led to his and wife Meghan's decision to step down as senior royals and move to the US. Harry said: "l will always be there for him (William), and I will always be there for my family and as I've said I've tried to help them to see what has happened". The son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana was quizzed by Oprah if he thinks his dad believes it is a "toxic environment" … [Read more...] about Prince Harry will ‘always be there for’ William despite Meghan saying Kate made her cry