Average UK house prices hit record high of £254,606 in March, Halifax data shows

House prices hit a record high of £254,606 on average in March, according to research from a leading High Street bank. Figures from Halifax show house prices have jumped by 1.1% month-on-month. Across the UK, the average price is around £15,000 higher since the start of the national coronavirus lockdowns in March 2020 – equating … Read more

LinkedIn faces investigation after data of 500 MILLION users were found for sale on marketplace 

LinkedIn faces investigation by Italian watchdog after data of 500 MILLION users were found for sale on hacker marketplace Approximately two-thirds of the platform’s 740million user base has been affected by the breach  The dataset breach was confirmed by a spokesperson from LinkedIn who said that ‘scraping’ members data violated terms and services Italian data protection … Read more

How first-time buyers are saving up to £800 a year compared to renters, Halifax data shows

First-time buyers are saving up to £800 per year compared to the average renter across the UK, recently released figures reveal.  Those looking to get onto the property ladder for the first time are making the biggest savings in London and the south east, according to the data from Halifax. In these regions property investors … Read more

How first-time buyers are saving up to £800 a year compared to renters, Halifax data shows

First-time buyers are saving up to £800 per year compared to the average renter across the UK, recently released figures reveal.  Those looking to get onto the property ladder for the first time are making the biggest savings in London and the south east, according to the data from Halifax. In these regions property investors … Read more

Football data analyst, 21, who died in hospital could have been saved, inquest hears 

Evan Smith, 21, was forced to call 999 from his temporary bed in a hospital corridor A football data analyst was forced to call 999 from his temporary bed in a hospital corridor after he was denied oxygen despite his organs failing, an inquest has heard. Evan Smith was admitted to North Middlesex University Hospital … Read more

Swarm of grasshoppers weighing 30 TONS invaded Las Vegas on one night in 2019, radar data show

Las Vegas is one of the brightest-lit cities in the US that attracts people from around the world, but the artificial lights also lured 46 million grasshoppers in one summer night in 2019. A new study analyzed the invasion using radar data, finding that artificial light awakened the rather idle insects and did so in … Read more

Coronavirus UK: 367 people died after catching infection at work, says HSE data

Almost 400 deaths and 31,000 infections have been linked to people catching coronavirus at work since April, official figures revealed today. Figures from Britain’s Health and Safety Executive, published by the GMB union, said 367 Covid deaths were reported as having ‘reasonable evidence’ of the person catching the virus at work.  Between April 10, 2020, … Read more

Health workers 90% less likely to catch coronavirus after they are fully vaccinated, CDC data show 

Two doses of either Moderna‘s or Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine are highly effective at preventing infection, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study published on Monday finds. Researchers looked at vaccination rates among nearly 4,000 healthcare employees, first responders, and other essential and frontline workers from mid-December 2020 to mid-March 2021. Results showed … Read more

Fury at US watchdogs who accused AstraZeneca of cherry-picking Covid jab data

British scientists today slammed US medical regulators for causing ‘serious damage to public confidence’ in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, as they waded into the row over the jab’s efficacy.  The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant was accused by US watchdogs of cherry-picking data to make it seem more effective than it actually was in the American arm of … Read more

Covid cases in England fell by 6% last week, Test and Trace data reveals

Covid cases in England fell by 6% last week despite 400,000 extra tests being carried out, Test and Trace data reveals Coronavirus testing in England surged by 7% last week as millions of children were swabbed at school Covid cases continued to plummet for the tenth week in a row to the lowest seen since … Read more