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Fury as mum who broke lockdown to find ‘fit fellas’ goes on holiday to Spain

A Liverpool mum with a string of previous offences is set to go on holiday to Spain while she awaits sentencing. Louise Whelan, 31, of Rankin Street, Poulton, pleaded guilty to assaulting a detention officer during the first national lockdown, Liverpool Echo reports. Her previous convictions include breaching lockdown rules to go to McDonald's to […]

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Brits worried about people seeing their faces again after lockdown

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! One in three Brits are ‘apprehensive’ about seeing more people face-to-face again – due to worries about their appearance. A study of 2,000 adults found 32 per cent have become more self-conscious about how they look following 18 months of […]

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Twins, 92, reunited after Covid lockdown separates them for first time in years

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Twins who were separated for the first time in decades by the Covid lockdown have been reunited. Minnie Walks and Patrick Speed, 92, have seen each other again in Hull, East Yorkshire, with both having received their […]

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PM ‘seriously concerned’ about India strain as ‘freedom day’ faces delay

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Boris Johnson has admitted he is "seriously concerned" about the Indian strain of coronavirus – as the Government reportedly prepares to delay the end of lockdown. The Prime Minister made the comments as he was quizzed during […]

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‘Death row dogs’ overwhelm shelters as abandoned lockdown pets face being killed

Animal rescue centres are being swamped by calls to take in "death row dogs" abandoned by owners who bought animals during lockdown. The Covid-19 pandemic led to a huge surge in people impulse buying dogs to keep them company at home. But as lockdown restrictions ease hundreds of puppies are being resold or handed in […]

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Indian Covid variant cases soar 150% in a week with 48 clusters found across UK

The number of cases of one of the Indian Covid-19 variants has soared by 150% in just a week as 48 clusters have been detected in England. Health experts in England warned that the strain should be made a "variant of concern" as leaked emails show the risk from it is "high". It is thought […]

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Pubs facing beer shortages as Brits go mad in national post-lockdown sesh

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Pubs are facing beer shortages as some brewers struggle to keep up with the post-lockdown demand. Thirsty punters rushed to their local boozers when they finally reopened on April 12 after more than three months of lockdown, […]

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Cocaine sales ‘to hit record numbers this week’ as punters return to pubs

Cocaine sales are to hit record levels this week as punters return to pubs, it has been claimed. Dealers have been asking customers to book in advance and refusing to make small delivery orders, the Metro reports. David, a salesman from Birmingham, told of his dealer’s demands when he asked if he would be around […]

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Pub opening times for April 12 including Wetherspoons from 9am

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Britain's leading pub chains have revealed when they'll start pulling pints before boozers reopen next Monday. Around 15,000 pubs will open their doors across England for the first time in months from April 12. Only outdoor service […]

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Britain’s dogs pile on the pounds in lockdown, gaining 3.3kg each over last year

Calling all dog lovers! Sign up to TeamDogs for your weekly dose of dog news, pictures and stories. Britain's dogs have put on an average of 3.3kg each – almost half a stone – since the pandemic began, a study has found. With an estimated 10.1 million dog owners in the UK, this adds up […]