Premier League players unite to create #PlayersTogether NHS contribution fund in coronavirus battle

Premier League footballers have launched a collective initiative called #PlayersTogether to support the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak. The initiative will partner with NHS Charities Together, the umbrella organisation which covers over 150 separate NHS charities, and will “assist them in generating and distributing funds quickly and efficiently” to help fight the pandemic. A statement…

Deliveroo offer last minute Easter eggs orders for the weekend

Easter will feel like a strange one for most – but that doesn’t mean you can’t surround yourself with Easter Eggs to have some normality. Deliveroo are delivering those all important chocolate treats straight to your door ahead of the bank holiday weekend. If you can’t make it out to the shops and an online…

Justin Trudeau Accidentally Creates A Gross New Term For ‘Say It, Don’t Spray It’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped some impromptu new terminology Tuesday that nobody seemed to have prepared on their coronavirus briefing bingo cards. During his daily press conference from outside his home in Ottawa, which is typically a pretty serious affair, Trudeau advised Canadians that they should continue to abide by social distancing guidelines and…

Coronavirus: ‘I was asked for £430 a month for my shut nursery’

Image copyrightFarrah Sharif When Farrah Sharif, 30, was told she would have to continue paying 80% of her two-year-old son’s nursery fees to hold his place in the coming months, she was confused. Like millions of other parents she had already taken him out of their east London nursery because of government guidelines, so she…

Best places to buy plants online: Top 20 nurseries that offer home delivery

As Britons adjust to their new normal of self-isolation during the coronavirus lockdown, many are digging out their shovels and shears. Gardening is booming – and it’s easy to see why. While much of the day we’re cooped up inside, a moment to escape for some fresh air has never been more welcome.  Whether you have a leafy oasis or a quaint…

Boris Johnson Under ‘Intensive Care’ in London Hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit Monday afternoon, his condition described as “worsened” since he was admitted to hospital Sunday evening after diagnosis with coronavirus. Boris Johnson had been admitted to St Thomas’s hospital London, which is directly opposite Britain’s parliament across the River Thames, Sunday evening, ten days…

Trump vs Fauci on hydroxychloroquine; Bronx tiger

The U.S. braced for a deadly week and Britain’s prime minister was in a London hospital with “persistent” symptoms as the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 70,000. The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths soon to reach 10,000, and President Donald Trump warned Sunday of reaching a “horrific point in terms of death” at the hands of…

U.S. Military Seeks More Funding for Pacific Region After Pandemic

WASHINGTON — United States military officials have outlined a spending request to bolster deterrence against China after the coronavirus pandemic ebbs, a sign of how national security leaders are already studying ways to shore up the country’s standing in the Asia-Pacific region once the outbreak ends. A report from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, delivered to…

Media coverage of coronavirus draws restrictions on press freedom

It was the largest pandemic in modern history, but due to wartime censorship in many European countries, few citizens would know it at first. Only Spain, a nation neutral in the fight, allowed its press to work largely uncensored, and so it was that stories of the contagion spread too. A century later, coronavirus is…