Grant Shapps orders firms to slash cost of foreign travel testing

Grant Shapps has ordered ‘profiteering’ private testing companies to slash the cost of laboratory-based PCR checks to make international travel more affordable as he said people can now ‘start to think’ about booking a summer holiday abroad.  The Transport Secretary today set out more details of the Government’s new traffic light scheme which will see … Read more

St Vincent warns of volcano eruption risk, orders evacuations

Thousands of residents of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to the imminent eruption at the La Soufriere volcano. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said people living in so-called red zones in the northwest and northeast of the island needed to leave … Read more

Jordan’s Prince Hamzah says he ‘won’t obey orders’ while being held under house arrest for coup plot

Jordan’s Prince Hamzah has said he will refuse to obey orders while being held under house arrest following accusations he plotted a coup against King Abdullah II – his half-brother – by the country’s deputy prime minister. ‘I am going to escalate and won’t obey when they tell you you cannot go out or tweet or reach … Read more

Pensioners ditching online orders and flocking back to supermarkets

Pensioners are ditching their online orders and flocking back to supermarkets in sign vaccine is boosting older shoppers’ confidence Grocery sales rose 7.4 per cent – marked slowdown compared to previous month  Online market’s share dropped back to 14.5 per cent from record 15.4 per cent  Said to be result of confidence among older shoppers who … Read more

Immigration judges grant lifelong anonymity orders in more than 90% of cases involving extremists

Immigration judges grant lifelong anonymity orders in more than 90% of cases involving extremists and terrorists Of 79 cases, 72 have been granted their request to keep their names secret  They include hate clerics and an alleged associate of the ‘ISIS Beatles’ Critics say the lifelong anonymity orders puts the public’s safety at risk By … Read more

Minister orders Union Jack to fly on all government buildings

The Union flag is to be flown on all UK Government buildings every day in a bid to unite the nation, new guidance has set out. At present, Union flags are only required to be flown on all UK Government buildings on designated days, but the new guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media … Read more

Pope orders pay cuts for cardinals and clerics as Covid-19 pandemic hits Vatican finances

Pope Francis has ordered cardinals to take a pay cut and reduced the salaries of most other Vatican clerics as the coronavirus pandemic hits the Holy See’s income. Francis issued a decree introducing the proportional cuts starting on April 1, the Vatican said on Wednesday.  The pontiff has often insisted that he does not want … Read more

Teacher orders seven calculators from Morrisons but gets pasta bakes

A maths teacher was left baffled after ordering seven calculators with her online Morrisons shop, only to receive the same amount of chicken and pasta bakes. Alison Jagger, 28, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, added the devices for her secondary school students as part of her online food order from Morrisons. But she was left completely … Read more

Scandal of 500 care home patients given DNR orders without consent

Hundreds of care home residents had Do Not Resuscitate orders imposed on them without their consent during the pandemic, a damning report reveals today. The care watchdog investigated the ‘blanket use’ of the notices in social care amid the crisis and highlighted 508 cases which may have breached human rights law. The Care Quality Commission … Read more

Mother’s Day failed orders disappointing flowers

Thanks for ruining Mother’s Day! Furious shoppers slam Moonpig, Next and Bloom & Wild as they share snaps of wrong orders and VERY disappointing bouquets Disappointed customers have shared their Mother’s Day delivery horror stories  Shared snaps of wilted flowers and bouquets that look nothing like ones ordered Others posted tweets about poor customer service … Read more