• Celebrity
    PA Media: Entertainment

    Who is the richest British celebrity aged 30 and under?

    Harry Styles and his former One Direction bandmates remain a feature on the list.

  • Celebrity

    Phillip Schofield asked out live on air by Strictly Come Dancing star Reverend Richard Coles – but it didn’t end well

    Phillip Schofield was asked out on a date by musician, Strictly Come Dancing star and gay man of the cloth Reverend Richard Coles.

  • Health
    HuffPost UK

    I'm An NHS Doctor. What I've Seen In The Second Wave Would Shock You

    On the frontline, it feels like a depressing deja vu, writes Matt Kneale.

  • Entertainment

    Man Drives 1,200 Miles to Reunite With Missing Dog in Tennessee Shelter

    A dog owner drove 1,200 miles to a Tennessee animal shelter to reunite with his missing pet on October 18, the Washington County Animal Shelter said.“Just over 6 months ago, Blue went missing,” the animal shelter wrote on Facebook. “His owner Pat searched and searched but couldn’t find him. And then he had to move to Texas for his work. He thought he’d never see Blue again.”The shelter said Pat’s friend spotted a video showing his beloved pet playing ball at their facility, prompting Pat to contact them immediately to make arrangements. Footage posted to Facebook shows the moment Pat was reunited with Blue after making the trip from Texas to Johnson City, Tennessee, where the shelter is located.“We don’t many happy endings like this one,” the shelter wrote. “There were some tears, tons of doggie kisses and lots of smiles. What a great story!” Credit: Washington County Animal Shelter via Storyful

  • Health
    The Telegraph

    Why waiting for a coronavirus vaccine could be flawed strategy

    The findings from a surveillance study of 365,000 people raise a terrifying prospect – one of Britain as some sort of Narnia, where it is always winter but never Christmas. Research by Imperial College London has been key to Government policy-making on the pandemic from the off. Most famously, it was behind the modelling that persuaded Boris Johnson to order the country into full lockdown in March. The study being published now is no less significant. For months, the Government's approach to the pandemic has been predicated on the assumption that a vaccine will ultimately come to the rescue. Until then, measures can only "buy time". If successful, restrictions on liberty can push down the 'R' rate, reducing levels of infection, saving lives and preventing the NHS from becoming overwhelmed. All of this is, of course, a short-term measure with colossal costs, not just to the economy but also in lives lost from diseases other than Covid-19. Falling antibody rates But the research suggests a still more fatal flaw in the strategy – that such policies could be counting on a breakthrough that may never come. Imperial's scientists analysed the results of finger prick tests on hundreds of thousands of people to establish antibody levels in communities across England between late June and September. They found that across the country, antibody prevalence – which only reached six per cent in June – than saw a significant decline. Overall, it fell to 4.4 per cent within three months, a fall of more than one quarter. However, scientists are wrestling with major uncertainties when it comes to Covid-19. An antibody response suggests some protection against future disease, but no one knows how much.