Coronavirus fears spark global panic-buying of face masks

Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren’t sick don’t need to wear them. Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy.  Amazon is policing its site, trying to make sure sellers don’t … Read more

MailOnline readers share the coronavirus ‘essentials’ they’re stockpiling

MailOnline readers have revealed their essential stockpiling items and survival shopping lists as those worried about the shortage of anti-bacterial hand gel began sharing homemade sanitiser recipes to fight coronavirus. Britons have already started panic buying water and canned food, with some even setting up ‘isolation’ rooms at home in case a pandemic shuts down their communities. A … Read more

Crossbow killer is jailed for life for murdering retired lecturer in a ‘medieval-style execution’ 

A crossbow killer has been jailed for life after murdering retired lecturer Gerald Corrigan at home in Wales in a ‘medieval-style execution’.  Terence Whall, 39, was also sentenced to six years, to be served concurrently, for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after plotting to destroy the Land Rover Discovery he was driving the … Read more

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has a ‘cold’ inside prison ‘hit by coronavirus’

Husband of jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe fears for his wife after she caught a ‘cold’ inside Iranian prison ‘hit by coronavirus outbreak’ Richard Ratcliffe said conditions in the Evin prison have been ‘worsening’   Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe suffers from unexplained collapses to irregular heartbeats  Jailed over allegations she was plotting to overthrow Tehran government By Chantalle Edmunds … Read more

Hubei residents are detained in ‘coronavirus re-education camps’ for ‘strolling on the streets’

Authorities in China’s Hubei Province have sent residents who strolled on the streets during the coronavirus outbreak to ‘re-education camps’, according to reports. A video shows the residents studying in a room guarded by anti-coronavirus officers at one of the centres last Saturday in Huangshi, Hubei Province of central China. It is said the detainees … Read more

Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds hires ‘personal adviser’

Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds hires former ITN comms chief Sarah Vaughan-Brown as her ‘personal adviser’… with duties including walking Dilyn the dog Carrie Symonds has hired an experienced comms chief as her personal adviser  Boris Johnson’s partner to be aided by ex-ITN spin doctor Sarah Vaughan-Brown  She has been seen walking Dilyn the dog … Read more

Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker hope to sell Kent hotel where Channel 4 show was filmed for £5m

Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker are planning to sell their Grade I listed boutique hotel where they filmed the Channel 4 show for £5m TV favourite Dom, 55, claims he and his wife, 52, are ‘too old’ to run the hotel The couple say The Salutation in Kent has been ‘our lives, our home, … Read more

Pope Francis is ‘slightly unwell’ and cancels public appointments

Pope Francis is still feeling ‘slightly unwell’ and has cancelled his official audiences today, the Vatican has said.  The 83-year-old pontiff has scrapped an audience with tech chiefs including Microsoft and IBM executives today – a day after calling off an appearance at a Mass in Rome.  Francis had appeared to have a cold during … Read more

Man denies obstructing prosecution relating to death of Keane Mulready-Woods, 17

A man has denied obstructing the prosecution in relation to the death of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods.  Gerard McKenna, 50, from Drogheda, Ireland, told the court ‘no, thanks, no’ after he was charged with impending the apprehension or prosecution of another person over the murder this morning. Teenager Mr Mulready-Woods was abducted and dismembered in January. … Read more

Mother outraged after daughter’s school principal forces her to dance with a boy she didn’t like

An 11-year-old girl who was asked to dance by a boy she didn’t like at her middle school’s Valentine’s Day ball turned him down – only to be told by the principal that she could not say no to him. Azlyn Hobson, a student at the Rich Middle School in Laketown, Utah, came home angry … Read more