Shocking animation shows how the new coronavirus has outpaced SARS, MERS or Ebola

New video animation shows how the coronavirus outbreak has outpaced the SARS, MERS, Ebola and swine flu epidemics. Made by production company Abacaba, and uploaded to YouTube on February 12, the clip compares how quickly each disease spread once cases were reported. At first, the coronavirus outbreak spread slower than Ebola, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome … Read more

Singer Charlotte Awbery who dazzled with her rendition of A Star Is Born conquers viewers on Ellen  

The singer who went viral after she was challenged to a game of ‘finish the lyrics’ by a comedian has appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show.  Charlotte Awbery, from Romford, East London, went viral last week after singing her rendition of Shallow from a Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, on the … Read more

Jay Z’s company Roc Nation backs lawsuit against ‘barbaric’ Mississippi prison

Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation is backing a lawsuit alleging that inmates are held in “barbaric” conditions at a Mississippi prison. The class-action lawsuit, published by CBS, was filed on behalf of 152 inmates. It names as defendants several officials from the state department of correction and from the facility. At the heart of the suit … Read more

Nick Robinson reveals how he was screened for coronavirus after flying home from Vietnam 

Drive yourself to the hospital if you can. Park outside Accident & Emergency, but don’t get out of your car. Call us on arrival and a nurse will find you. Those were the instructions I was given when I went to the Whittington hospital in north London on Tuesday night. I’ve made more than my … Read more

‘Come and rescue us, Boris!’ Pleas from British tourists trapped in Tenerife hotel

Some guests chose to stay in their rooms. Others put on their face masks and decided to relax by the hotel’s swimming pool. The two approaches were just one sign of the confusion and frustration facing a group of British holidaymakers being contained in a Tenerife hotel for two weeks. Frustrated guests pleaded with Boris … Read more

Zara and Mike Tindall say they will NOT self-isolate despite going on trip to coronavirus hot-spot

Zara and Mike Tindall say they will NOT self-isolate despite going on skiing trip to coronavirus hot-spot of northern Italy just last week The pair had been holidaying in Bormio, Lombardy, one of the worst hit regions Former England rugby star Mr Tindall shared snaps of their getaway online Couple don’t have any symptoms of … Read more

Coronavirus threat to YOUR holiday: Millions of trips are at risk as BA cancels flights

The holiday plans of millions of Britons could be at risk after the number of coronavirus cases around the world overtook China for the first time. Brazil yesterday reported its first patient with the illness, which means the virus has now spread to every continent except Antarctica. Cases were also diagnosed for the first time … Read more

Sitwells offer food for thought as they sell 300-year-old, £5m family seat

The Sitwells were once among the most celebrated of society families, inspiring the quip that they belonged to ‘the history of publicity’. But things are much less rosy for the current generation — MasterChef critic William Sitwell and his brother, baronet and film producer Sir George. They have, I can disclose, decided to sell Weston … Read more

How George Clooney’s coffee leaves a very bitter taste

For 14 years, George Clooney has been the impossibly handsome face of Nespresso, the ‘capsule’ coffee for time-pressed poshies that comes in bright, glossy, environmentally unfriendly pods. The Hollywood heart-throb and political, social and environmental activist has appeared in endless adverts for the Swiss giant, popping up as a playboy in a black polo-neck, a … Read more

ALISON BOSHOFF tells how Duffy shot to worldwide fame then vanished for a decade

With her distinctive velvet-and-iron-filings voice and vintage-styled glamour, she was one of the most garlanded singers of her generation — winning a Grammy, three Brits and an Ivor Novello award, conquering America and making £20 million for her record company. Her debut album Rockferry was the world’s fourth best-selling album in 2008, and sold 9 … Read more