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Covid community hero nets share of £3.1 million lottery prize

A grandmother hailed a Covid-19 hero by her local community is one of 970 People’s Postcode Lottery players in Nottingham’s NG16 5 postcode sector winning a share of £3.1 million. 72-year-old Kath Scott, who selflessly sewed scrubs for NHS staff and did shopping for the vulnerable, won £140,909. When her cheque was revealed, Kath celebrated […]

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Mum suddenly went deaf after heartbreak of losing her husband to brain tumour

A mother-of-two who suddenly went deaf after the death of her husband in 2005 can finally hear again. Jacqui Thorpe said the trauma of Paul's death from a brain tumour caused her to lose her hearing for 16 years. Things got worse for the 54-year-old, whose condition ended up affecting her job in sales, leading […]

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Parents pulling kids out of school early to avoid ‘Pingdemic’ and save holidays

Worried parents are keeping their children off school to avoid the risk of being told to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace prior to the summer holidays, it has been revealed. The NHS Track and Trace app told 520,194 people to stay at home in one week at its record high. There are currently an […]

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Families’ holiday joy as double-jabbed parents can take kids abroad from August

Unvaccinated children will be able to travel abroad as early as August according to a new government policy set to be announced within days. In a huge boost to millions of Brits' summer holiday plans, plans to allow fully vaccinated adults to travel to amber list countries will feature a crucial caveat allowing un-jabbed children […]

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Thousands fooled by photo of Matt Hancock ‘drinking worst pint of Guinness ever’

A photo of Matt Hancock with an awfully poured pint of Guinness has turned out to be a fake, with the original bitter photoshopped out for the absolute monstrosity of a pint. The health secretary was on the campaign trail in Middlesborough with Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, which included a visit to pub The […]

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Woman loses leg as it ‘exploded’ with septic pus after she broke it in a fall

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A woman lost her leg after it "exploded" with pus as she was waiting to be seen at a hospital. Helen Way, 49, broke her limb in a fall which became septic after having a metal plate […]

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AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccine efficacy compared

More than 31million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine – but fears continue to grow over rare blood clots which have developed in a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has said more work is […]

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Queen sends flowers to Prince Philip’s medics as she marks year of lockdown

The Queen has sent flowers to the hospital that cared for her husband Prince Philip as she marked the one year lockdown anniversary on Tuesday. Her majesty reflected on the “grief and loss felt by so many” as she paid tribute to the “immeasurable service of those who have supported us all over the last […]

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Fears lockdown will be longer as under 50s may wait another month for Covid jabs

Brits under 50 may have to wait another month before they're offered their coronavirus vaccine, as delays in key shipments could affect the rollout. Adults may have to wait longer for their first Covd jab due to the shortages after NHS bosses told GPs to focus on delivering second shots to older patients and over […]

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Captain Tom Moore rushed to hospital with ‘breathing’ issues after getting Covid

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Captain Tom Moore has been taken to hospital with "breathing" difficulties after testing positive for Covid last week, his family have announced. His daughter Hannah announced her father was being treated in a ward at Bedford Hospital […]