This midweek visit is just what I need after four-and-a-bit months of lockdown. We can mingle or escape to our hut. I imagine many guests will think first of staying in the main house; antiquity and “authenticity”, not to mention TV dramas full of billowing white shirts, have an undeniable pull. But I am as happy as a porker in spa-quality mud in our garden wagon. I’m 6ft 3in, but undergo no headbanging or curved-spine sleep. There is a large roll-top bath as well as a power shower and an outdoor shower with walls made from branches. Call me antisocial, but I currently want to choose how close I am to strangers, and that’s easier in a bespoke wooden shed than in any period building. I can’t see the stormy oil paintings as much as I’d like, but I can hear the sea at night, summer-calm and soothing. … [Read more...] about The Pig at Harlyn Bay: good food in a gorgeous setting in Cornwall – review
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In an official statement on the matter, Pakistan wrote: "As it was evident from the photograph that Hafeez had breached the two-metre social distancing protocol and following a consultation process with the team doctor, the team management has decided to isolate him until he returns a negative Covid-19 test. … [Read more...] about Pakistan star Mohammad Hafeez put in coronavirus isolation after breaking bio-security bubble to take picture with fan
Sajid Javid has said that as Russia will not extradite the suspects, and they can only be detained if they enter a nation that complies with European Arrest Warrants and Interpol red notices, catching them is unlikely. … [Read more...] about Who is Yulia Skripal and the two named Russian suspects of the Salisbury nerve agent attack?
In January 2019 the EU imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Russia. In March 2019 the MOD announces Salisbury is completely decontaminated of Novichok. The G20 summit is held in Osaka on June 28, 2019. Theresa May condemns Vladimir Putin’s actions as “irresponsible” and deemed the use of Novichok nerve agent a “truly despicable act”. In June 2020, it is widely reported Skripal and his daughter are living under new identities in New Zealand Detective Sgt Nick Bailey opens up about struggling with depression after being poisoned by novichok in Salisbury investigation … [Read more...] about Where is Sergei Skripal now and what happened to the former double agent after the Salisbury poisoning?
Mr Cameron also said he regretted comments, caught on camera, in which he described how the Queen 'purred down the line' when he called to tell her Scotland had voted to stay in the UK. 'I later made heartfelt apology to the Queen for commenting on our private exchange,' he said. … [Read more...] about David Cameron reveals how he encouraged the Queen to ‘raise an eyebrow’ ahead of 2014 Scottish independence referendum – a week before her ‘coded intervention’