There is only a ‘slim’ chance the Oxford coronavirus vaccine will be ready in time for Christmas, the Government’s top vaccine boss has admitted. Kate Bingham, who works as Chairwoman of the UK Vaccine Taskforce, says she is feeling ‘optimistic’ about the data coming from the six UK vaccines currently in development. While it is ‘possible’ scientists will deliver a vaccine by the end of the year, it will ‘most likely’ arrive in 2021, she said. It comes as hospitals begin to cancel routine operations in preparation for a second wave and more than 100 daily deaths are reported for the first time in four months . The Oxford vaccine is currently in phase three clinical trials, meaning it has been given to thousands of participants to check safety and effectiveness. This is the final stage before researchers submit their data to regulators for approval. Ms Bingham said she was ‘hopeful’ phase three data could be studied this year, but warned that success depends on a … [Read more...] about Only ‘a slim chance’ Oxford vaccine will be ready for Christmas
EVERYTHING is expensive right now - and that includes our medicines. NHS prescription prices have risen by over 22 per cent over the last nine years. Luckily this year - in light of the rising cost of living - the Government froze prescription prices at £9.35 per item. What's more, there are currently 15 different groups of people who don’t have to pay a penny for their medicines. However, plans are in the pipeline to make more people pay for their prescriptions . Currently, free prescriptions are available for those under 16 years old or 16, 17 and 18 and in full time education, or over 60. read more on prescriptions TEEN TROUBLES Over a million anti-depressant prescriptions handed to teens in last year DRUG DEAL The 15 groups that qualify for free prescriptions - are YOU on the list? Pregnant women and new mothers are eligible to claim free prescriptions Certain illnesses can also exempt you from … [Read more...] about Millions eligible for free medicine at pharmacies – do you qualify?
Liz Truss welcomes Danish Prime Minister to Downing Street SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen arrived in London on Saturday for a summit with Liz Truss to discuss the recent sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines which run through the Baltic Sea. Related articles Brexit row erupts as Labour MP fails to choose between deal or no deal EU shut down for 'blockading' North Ireland with legal threat Ms Truss greeted the Danish leader on the steps of Number 10 where the pair shook hands. The Prime Minister pointed out Larry the cat to her Danish counterpart with a smile. Then the meeting moved inside for discussion on the latest ramifications of the Nord … [Read more...] about Danish PM arrives at Number 10 for crunch meeting with Truss on pipeline sabotage
Brexit: Angela Eagle grilled on whether Labour will back deal SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Labour MP refused to commit to whether the party would vote for or against a Brexit deal as negotiations enter their final days. Ms Eagle hit out at Boris Johnson for not having a deal in place as businesses do not know what will happen in three weeks' time. Her refusal to say whether Labour would back the Prime Minister sparked fury in the Telegraph's Tim Stanley erupted for not committing to one side. Trending Speaking to BBC Politics Live, Ms Eagle said: "I think the choice now is between no deal which would be catastrophic or a very, very thin deal which may or may not be made in the next few days." Presenter … [Read more...] about BBC Brexit row explodes as Labour MP won’t say if she backs deal or no deal
Rapid weight loss 'becoming much more accepted' says Mosley SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Diet guru Dr Michael Mosley is well known for his weight loss strategies such as the Fast 800. And he revealed how people can curb their cravings for comfort food within the first week of starting the plan. Related articles Menopause: Reasons why you can't keep the weight off - what to do Michael Mosley's one-minute exercises that 'burn more calories' The Fast 800 diet involves cutting calorie intake to 800 a day for the first couple of weeks before slowly upping food and fasting on certain days. While full to the brim with meal plans and recipes, the book also contains handy diet suggestions and tips … [Read more...] about Michael Mosley’s diet stops food cravings in just one week – they ‘just disappear!’
Rapid weight loss 'becoming much more accepted' says Mosley SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Katie had a history of starting and quitting various training and dieting programmes after failing to see the results she wanted. But while her feelings and motivation to stick to these numerous plans differed, one thing didn't - and that was her longing to change her body shape and drop some fat. Related articles Menopause: Reasons why you can't keep the weight off - what to do Michael Mosley's one-minute exercises that 'burn more calories' Having spent years crash dieting and not losing the weight she wanted to, she was forced to do something about it. Katie said: "I have been overweight most of my life … [Read more...] about ‘Helped massively!’ Woman lost 3st in weeks by ditching crash diet – what she did instead
A MUM was left furious after her son's school said he must attend even if he has a serious illness and threatened to report her. An email from the school reportedly claims that parents should send in children even if they are suffering from tonsillitis or glandular fever. Gem, posting on Twitter, uploaded an image with the caption: “Absolutely disgusted to receive this in an email from my son's school after he had a couple of days off sick.” The shocking email is titled “when should your child stay at home?” and is followed by a number of explanations. It reads: “When assessing whether to send your child to school or not, consider whether an adult would take a day off from work in a similar situation. “For sickness or diarrhoea, the school's policy is for a child to be off for 48 hours. Read More in Health 'SO PROUD' Deborah James' mum shares heartbreaking tribute to her daughter on 41st birthday THERE WHEN YOU NEED … [Read more...] about I’m furious my son’s school said he must attend even if he has a serious illness – they threatened to report me
A SCHOOLGIRL who complained about having blurry vision was given 24 hours to live after doctors found a brain tumour. Hollie Hartley, ten, fell ill while at school and was rushed to hospital by her worried family. She was then given the bleak diagnosis a brain tumour had been found and she would be dead within the day. Thankfully, the brave youngster, from Dagenham, East London, pulled through and the tumour was removed. Her brother Charlie, 18, told Essex Live : "My sister was asking us whether she would die and if she goes to sleep will she not wake up - it was heartbreaking. "But we were trying to be positive for her sake.” Charlie at first believed his sister was trying to get a day off school when she complained about getting out of bed in the morning. But after the school called to take her home as she was sick and had blurred vision, the worried family took her to hospital for tests. After an agonising six-hour wait, they were given the devastating news … [Read more...] about Girl, 10, given 24 hours to live after suffering from blurry vision as doctors find brain tumour
Strictly Come Dancing star Kym Marsh has revealed she was a bundle of nerves before the hit BBC programme kicked off. The Coronation Street actor is paired with professional dancer Graziano Di Prima in the long-running series, which also features celebrities including Helen Skelton and Will Mellor. Dancing the Jive to Yes by Merry Clayton, judges Craig Revel Horwood , Motsi Mabuse , Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas awarded the pair 23 points out of a maximum of 40 for their first spin on the ballroom floor. Speaking to Metro.co.uk ahead of the second week, where they will perform the Viennese Waltz to The Corrs’ track Runaway, Kym revealed she had a ‘full-on meltdown’ before the juggernaut show’s opening episode. Revealing the celebrities all swap tips and chat in a newly created Strictly WhatsApp group, Kym said: ‘I’d said to everyone, and even on the WhatsApp group, that I’ll be fine as long as I don’t have to go first. Anything but first.’ But when Kym … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing star Kym Marsh reveals why she had a ‘full-on meltdown’ before opening night
Tess Daly is the bread and butter of Strictly Come Dancing and has become as synonymous with the show as the glitter ball itself. The TV presenter hosts the show alongside Claudia Winkleman , and h as seen a variety of celebs take to the floor over the years, from Hollywood stars to politicians. As we bask in the glitz and glamour of Strictly season once more, let’s get to know a bit more about the Stockport-born star. How old is Tess Daly? Tess is famous for her age-defying looks. She was born on March 29, 1969, making her 53 years of age. The former model is also a mum to two daughters, Phoebe, 17, and Amber, 13, whom she shares with husband Vernon Kay, 48. Tess and All Star Family Fortunes presenter Vernon married back in 2003, and they now reside in a sprawling Buckinghamshire pad. How long has she been on Strictly? Tess has been part of the Strictly fam practically for as long as the ballroom floor itself. She joined in 2004, initially … [Read more...] about How old is Tess Daly and how long has she been on Strictly?