UK police failed to tell EU countries about convictions of over 100k criminals

British police failed to send alerts on 135,000 foreign criminals’ convictions to their home countries, it can be revealed today. Almost 200 killers and rapists were among the huge number of European offenders whose UK court records were missed by a catastrophic computer glitch, potentially putting lives at risk. The Home Office knew about the … Read more

Britain failed to tell EU countries about convictions of more than 100,000 criminals

British police failed to send alerts on 135,000 foreign criminals’ convictions to their home countries, it can be revealed today. Almost 200 killers and rapists were among the huge number of European offenders whose UK court records were missed by a catastrophic computer glitch, potentially putting lives at risk. The Home Office knew about the … Read more

WTO chief calls on UK and other wealthy nations to send vaccines to poorer countries now

The UK and other wealthy nations should send Covid vaccines to poorer countries now rather than wait for a surplus, the World Trade Organization chief has said. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said it was ‘in the interest’ of richer countries to ensure the rollout of the vaccine worldwide is equal. It comes after Boris Johnson told global … Read more

Brits could enjoy quarantine-free holidays in Greece this summer as countries discuss jab passports 

Britons could enjoy quarantine-free holidays in Greece this summer as the two countries discuss vaccine passports.  Tourism minister Haris Theoharis said ‘technical discussions are underway’ to enable what Athens hopes will be a ‘semi-normal’ summer for its vital tourism industry. Nearly four million tourists normally visit Greece each year, with British visitors contributing more than … Read more

People reveal the things that BAFFLE them about other countries

Cultural differences! Parents reveal the habits from other countries that leave them baffled – including the UK’s use of a ‘washing up bowl’ for dishes and gaps in US public toilet doors Anonymous woman, from UK, revealed what baffles her about other countries Took to Mumsnet and questioned why gaps in toilet doors are so wide … Read more

Covid UK: Countries with variant strains left off red travel list

Austria Austria, has, according to latest data, recorded 75 cases of the South African variant and 25 of the British variant. It has recently warned against non-essential travel to its Alpine province of Tyrol because of an outbreak of the so-called South African variant of the coronavirus there, the government said in a statement on … Read more

Fury as 35 countries with cases of South African and Brazilian Covid variants left off red list

Britain’s hotel quarantine scheme came under fresh criticism on Sunday when it emerged 35 countries where mutant coronavirus strains have been found are not on the list.  Earlier this week, the Government confirmed that all passengers from 33 ‘red list’ countries would have to quarantine for ten days in a hotel from February 15. But … Read more

The 20 major countries people struggle most to locate on a map, with over half unable to find Canada

Indonesia is the hardest major country to place on a map, according to a study. In a survey, participants from around the world were asked to pinpoint countries on an interactive map and a ranking of the top 20 countries people struggled to find was then drawn up. Indonesia came top of the ranking with … Read more

Boris Johnson will ‘force travellers from high-risk Covid countries to quarantine in hotels’

Boris Johnson will ‘force travellers from high-risk Covid countries to quarantine in hotels for ten days’ in decision to be taken on Monday PM favours targeted approach rather than making all air passengers quarantine Brazil and South Africa travellers will be met on arrival and escorted to hotels Mr Johnson expected to chair a Covid … Read more

AstraZeneca warns EU countries it will cut deliveries of Covid-19 vaccine by 60% in first quarter

AstraZeneca has warned EU countries it will cut deliveries of its Covid-19 vaccine by 60 per cent to 31 million doses in the first quarter due to production problems.  The decrease deals another blow to Europe’s Covid-19 vaccination drive after Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE slowed supplies of their vaccine to the bloc this … Read more