THE Chase's Mark Labbett has given fans a sneak peek inside his cosy pad. The quizzer - who is most well-known for being a "chaser" on the ITV game show hosted by Bradley Walsh - shares the space with his son and adorable Golden Retriever dog. When Mark isn't busy trying to outsmart contestants on the programme, he can put his feet up and relax at home. The telly star loves to share cute pictures of his dog on his Instagram, which have given an insight into his house. The living room boasts wooden furniture, a huge flat screen TV and a cosy grey sofa that they can cuddle up on together. Mark can cook up a storm in his spacious kitchen that has cream cupboards, black work tops and a huge island in the middle of the room. One of the bedrooms features cream walls, oak furniture and wooden venetian blinds. Another has a huge bookshelf filled with plenty of literature for the boffin to read. Mark split from his wife Katie, 28, last year . The pair tied the knot … [Read more...] about Inside The Chase star Mark Labbett’s cosy Rotherham home he shares with son and dog after split with his wife
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"My child is not a lab rat." The words are from a 25-year-old woman, Susan, and they're in reference to her three-year-old twin girls. While she speaks to DW, her eyes flicker between them as they begin to meander away — first together, then in different directions — in a large, open park in Bonn, Germany. "It just hasn't been tested enough," Susan insists. "A few months [of testing]? That isn't safe." So no, she says. Her kids are not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. And she isn't, either. Her husband had to, and she didn't like that. At a nearby playground, another mother, who does not want to share her name, feels very differently. "I'd vaccinate them. If it were allowed, or doable, then definitely." Her 12-year-old daughter, she says, has had two different kids in her classroom get COVID-19. That led to a two-week quarantine — each time. "That's where you realize it affects them too." At some point in the coming weeks, the European Medicines Agency is expected to … [Read more...] about COVID: How many parents will actually vaccinate their kids?
Boris Johnson has faced claims that he ignored scientific advice in the run-up to imposing a third national lockdown in England. The prime minister has instructed people to "stay at home" following the surge in coronavirus infections, closing all non-essential shops and ordering schools to move to remote learning. A scientific adviser to the government has said the latest shutdown was "inevitable" after Christmas Day mixing was allowed and a new, more transmissible variant of the virus was identified. But what did experts tell the government behind the scenes in the days and weeks before lockdown was announced, and have ministers been "following the science" as they have repeatedly claimed? Sky News takes a look. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'Stay at home': New lockdown for England Schools Advertisement Minutes released from a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) revealed … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How scientists warned Boris Johnson in private before ‘inevitable’ national lockdown
GOOD Morning Britain’s Laura Tobin has revealed Piers Morgan tried to give her breastfeeding advice after the birth of her premature baby daughter. The meteorologist was taken to hospital at just under 28 weeks pregnant on July 25, 2017, having gone into labour after turning up at ITV’s London studios to do the weather forecast. Her daughter Charlotte, three, was born hours later weighing just 2lb 8oz and spent 83 days in hospital before coming home to Berkshire with Laura, now 39, and husband Dean Brown. In a chat with Fabulous, in partnership with Ickle Pickles charity, the mum-of-one says: “Everyone from GMB was so lovely, sending loads of messages and baby clothes, seeing if we needed anything. “Piers was hilarious when I brought Charlotte home. He’d texted me and said ‘phone me when you get out of hospital’ so I FaceTimed him and showed him Charlotte. “He started going ‘now, something about breastfeeding’. Celia (Walden, Piers’ wife) said ‘you can’t give her … [Read more...] about GMB’s Laura Tobin reveals dad-of-four Piers Morgan tried to give her BREASTFEEDING advice after premature baby’s birth
Ashok Jain (name changed) tested positive for COVID-19 on April 30. When his oxygen levels fell dangerously low, his family sent him to a small hospital in Indore, in the west-central state of Madhya Pradesh. On May 2, he called up his son-in-law and breathed his last words: "Please get me out of here, otherwise I'll die." Jain died the next day. Prajakta (name changed), a relative of Jain's, blames a lack of investment in health care as a key reason why she believes India won't be able to contain rising deaths from COVID-19 anytime soon. "India has historically underinvested in its health care system, which has ultimately led to the collapse of the system today," Prajakta told DW. He claimed that some hospitals admit patients while knowing full well they lack the facilities to treat COVID patients. Unfortunately, Jain's story is not unique. The Indian government has come under severe criticism for its handling of the pandemic, and for not being able to control the spread … [Read more...] about COVID: How can India keep the virus from spreading further?