‘High-pitched’ scream, arguing heard on night of cheerleader Breanna Robinson’s fatal balcony plunge: court

Apartment residents have told a committal hearing what they heard the night a Gold Coast cheerleader plunged to her death. Residents at the H20 Southport apartment complex have continued to give evidence as Jayden Moorea’s committal hearing enters its second day at Southport Magistrates Court. Police allege Mr Moorea, formerly known as Dan Shearin, threw … Read more

Biden to block Trump’s plan to lift Covid-19 UK travel restrictions

Angela Merkel and leaders of Germany’s 16 states are expected today to extend and tighten a partial lockdown beyond January, as fears grow over virus variant strains believed to be more contagious. Germany closed restaurants, leisure and sporting facilities in November, then expanded the shutdown in mid-December to include schools and most shops to halt a … Read more

Dominion sends cease and desist letter to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and threatens defamation suit

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed Monday that retail stores Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s will stop selling his products on account of his continued support of conspiracy theories centered on false allegations of election fraud. Lindell, whose company is based in Minneapolis, made the announcement during an interview with conservative commentator Brian Glenn on … Read more

Moment police raid lockdown party for dozens of Bristol students

Shocking bodycam footage captures police officers storming a ‘reckless’ lockdown-flouting student party in Bristol. Police flung open the doors of the halls in Bristol city centre to find dozens of students standing in groups in the hallway. They can be heard talking loudly to each other and shouting ‘go’ to clear the area as the … Read more

Australian Open: Tennis stars REVOLT against Naomi Osaka’s Adelaide quarantine

A ‘revolt’ has broken out among tennis stars after Naomi Osaka was pictured training in Adelaide ahead of the Australian Open, while other competitors remain locked in their Melbourne hotel rooms.  There are 72 tennis players in hard quarantine in Victoria ahead of the tournament, scheduled to start on February 8, after six people on three … Read more

British firms call for $10.3bn in urgent COVID-19 aid | Boris Johnson News

The UK’s biggest lobby group has asked the government to extend its job support programme until the end of June. British firms have asked for another 7.6 billion pounds ($10.3bn) of emergency government help, saying they cannot wait until finance minister Rishi Sunak’s March budget to learn if they will get more pandemic support. With … Read more

Boris Johnson takes midday ‘power executive business naps’ – a move favoured by Winston Churchill

Boris Johnson often takes midday ‘power executive business naps’ to refresh between meetings – a move favoured by his hero Winston Churchill Boris Johnson often shuts his No. 10 office door for a half-an-hour kip during day It ‘get him ready for the rest of the day,’ a Downing Street insider has claimed  Appears he was inspired … Read more

Melania Trump says ‘violence never the answer’ in farewell message

Melania Trump released a farewell message on Monday as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that “violence is never the answer,” weeks after the president’s supporters stormed the US Capitol. In a formal, six-minute speech recorded on video, the First Lady made only a fleeting reference to her husband as she paid tribute … Read more

Trump will unveil DOZENS of pardons on his last full day in office

President Donald Trump is expected to pardon dozens of Americans on Tuesday, his last full day in office.  The New York Times reported Monday evening the Trump is expected to pardon at least 60 people and maybe more than 100.  The most prominent name reported Monday was rapper Lil Wayne.  The Times also reported that … Read more

Biden team says US won’t lift COVID travel ban after Trump order | Coronavirus pandemic News

Spokeswoman for president-elect who takes office on January 20 says controls on Europe, Brazil arrivals will remain in place. US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement on Monday that a COVID-19 ban on travellers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted next week, stressing the incoming administration was listening … Read more

Australian woman working in London’s largest mortuary reveals how deadly complacency can be

Australian woman working in one of London’s largest mortuaries lifts the lid on her day-to-day job as she issues one dire warning for her native country Australian mortuary worker in London says that cemeteries are overwhelmed She warns Australians to continue taking the virus seriously to avoid mass death UK average daily death toll in the last week … Read more

Australian health workers fighting the UK mutant Covid strain in London share their reality

Young Australian health care workers fighting the mutant Covid super-strain in London dreamed of death when they finally tried to rest after gruelling days battling the virus. Katherine Lennon moved to Britain from Cairns in Far North Queensland in December 2019 to work as an intensive care nurse. One year later, with a death toll … Read more

Palm Beach police question a man outside Mar-a-Lago as two massive moving trucks are spotted

Police outside Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida detained a man for questioning on Monday night after he was seen lingering outside the president’s property. Exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show officers questioning the man. He spoke to police for about an hour, but was not arrested and eventually left the scene. Palm Beach police … Read more

Capitol rioter ‘threatened to shoot his own kids if they turned him in to FBI’ 

Capitol rioter, 48, arrested for being part of MAGA mob threatened to shoot his own children if they became ‘traitors’ and turned him in to FBI Guy Reffitt, 48, was arrested in connection to the riot at the Capitol on January 6 When he returned home from the riot, Reffitt allegedly told his son not … Read more

Covid UK: Schools could be closed until after EASTER

Schools could remain closed until the Easter holidays, with children facing another three months away from the classrooms, educations chiefs now fear. Despite the UK recording another drop in Covid cases, school bosses warn the ‘mood music’ is moving towards children being home schooled until the start of April. Fears were further compounded as Foreign Secretary … Read more

‘I was so scared’: Guatemalan forces disperse migrant caravan | Migration News

Vado Hondo, Guatemala – Military and police forces in Guatemala cleared thousands of United States-bound migrants and asylum seekers off a highway on Monday after blocking their advance for two days. “I was so scared,” Kayla, a 16-year-old transgender girl from a town in western Honduras, told Al Jazeera shortly after the eviction. At least … Read more

Middle-class actors more likely to ‘misidentify’ as working class

Actors and television professionals from middle class backgrounds are most-likely to pretend to be working class to sound ‘more deserving’ of their success, a study has found. Well-off people from these professions are also more-likely to describe their rise to stardom as coming from ‘humble origins’, researchers claim. This way, people won’t think their success was … Read more

Moving trucks arrive at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ahead of Inauguration Day

Several massive moving trucks arrived at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida on Monday morning, a sign that the president will permanently relocate to the Palm Beach estate after leaving office this week. Around 9.30am Monday two trucks from Sterling, Virginia-based company JK Moving Services were seen parked in front of the club with workers … Read more

Nova Scotia organ donor families and recipients applaud new ‘presumed consent’ law – Halifax

As of Monday, all Nova Scotians above the age of 19 are presumed to have consented to donate their organs, unless they choose to opt out. The change in law is aimed at increasing the number of donors. There are currently between 150 and 200 people waiting for an organ transplant in the province, but … Read more

New electric car battery can charge in 10 minutes and keep going for 250 miles, scientists say

Professor Chao-Yang Wang, who worked on the research, said: “We developed a pretty clever battery for mass-market electric vehicles with cost parity with combustion engine vehicles. “There is no more range anxiety and this battery is affordable.” To recharge, batteries need to heat up to around 60C (140F) and then cool down when they are … Read more

Lorry driver tells inquest he would have avoided killing two if there had been a hard shoulder

Smart motorways ‘present an ongoing risk of future deaths’, a coroner has concluded, following an inquest into the deaths of two men on a stretch of the M1 with no hard shoulder. Sheffield coroner David Urpeth said the primary cause of death of Jason Mercer, 44, and Alexandru Murgeanu, 22, on the M1 in South … Read more

Story of WWII vet rescued by Newfoundlanders recounted on Twitter: ‘He thought of us like family’

TORONTO — Thanks to a Twitter thread, Canadians are remembering the life of the late U.S. Second World War veteran Lanier Phillips, who had a special connection to Canada after being saved by Newfoundlanders more than 80 years ago. He was the sole Black survivor of USS Truxtun, a U.S. Navy ship that crashed off … Read more

Inauguration: US flags at National Mall represent 200k non-attendees

Thousands of US flags have been placed at the National Mall in honor of the nearly 200,000 Americans who cannot be present for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The display, which is called the ‘Field of Flags,’ is comprised of 191,500 US flags and … Read more

Alberta leader asks Biden to ‘show respect’, hold Keystone talks | Energy News

US President-elect Joe Biden plans to nix contentious oil pipeline on his first day in office, Canadian media outlets reported. The premier of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is calling on United States President-elect Joe Biden to “show respect for Canada” and negotiate the future of the contentious, multibillion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline project. During a … Read more

Matt Hancock says vaccination drive is ‘a full seven-day’ service

Matt Hancock has insisted the UK’s ambitious vaccination drive is a ‘full seven-day service’ – despite an apparent drop in the number of people receiving jabs at the weekend. This week’s figures showed a total of 321,951 people received a dose of the Oxford or Pfizer vaccine on Thursday – followed by a further 328,260 on Friday. The … Read more

Covid UK: Academy boss says schools won’t reopen until after EASTER

An academy boss today said the ‘mood music’ is that schools will stay shut to most children until Easter as families continue home-schooling for another six weeks during the third national lockdown.  Steve Chalke, whose Oasis Academy Trust chain runs 48 schools across the country, said many teachers are worried about catching Covid in school. … Read more

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states

Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday on Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pleaded with federal authorities to curtail travel from countries where new … Read more

LA deputies shut down super-spreader party with 160 guests

Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department busted more than 160 people who attended super-spreader parties and gatherings over the weekend.  The department shared that the LASD’s Super-Spreader Taskforce shut down a party on the 600 block of Manchester Avenue in Los Angeles on Saturday.  Authorities said 167 adults were cited for attending the party. … Read more

FBI probes whether woman stole Pelosi’s laptop to sell to Russia | Crime News

Riley June Williams has been charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct during the US Capitol riot. The FBI is investigating whether a pro-Trump rioter stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop from her office and attempted to sell it to a Russian intelligence service, according to court documents. According to an affidavit from … Read more

Qld Cyclone Kimi weakens to tropical low

Cyclone Kimi has weakened to a tropical low off far north Queensland and forecasters say it now appears unlikely to significantly impact the coast. North Queenslanders had earlier been battening down the hatches as the former category two tropical cyclone lurked off the coast. But coastal residents have been spared the worst of the storm. … Read more

54 cases of South African variant have now been spotted in Britain

Dozens of cases of the South African Covid variant have already been spotted in Britain, it was revealed today. The Covid-19 Genomics Consortium UK (COG-UK) said 54 Brits have tested positive for the variant so far, with the first case spotted in October last year.  It’s likely that there have been far more than 54 … Read more

Trump officials and conservatives discuss ‘woke tech titans’ at Vegas summit

Top conservative figures and Trump administration officials gathered in Las Vegas over the weekend for a secret summit to discuss issues including ‘woke tech’ and ‘restoring law’.   The ‘Digital Statecraft Summit’ was hosted by the conservative think tank Claremont Institute, according to Protocol, which obtained a copy of the agenda and spoke to four people … Read more

Labour warns it would be ‘profound mistake’ to slash Universal Credit

Labour today warned the Government it would be a ‘profound mistake’ to scrap a £20-a-week increase in Universal Credit payments as the party argued it would ‘pull the rug from under the economy’s feet’.  The Government rolled-out the extra cash last year to help families through the coronavirus pandemic but the policy is due to … Read more

Parole hearing for drunk driver Marco Muzzo scheduled for next month

TORONTO — Another parole hearing for convicted drunk driver Marco Muzzo is scheduled for next month. Three months ago, Muzzo, who was responsible for a 2015 Vaughan, Ont. crash that claimed the lives of three young children and their grandfather, was granted six more months of day parole. Muzzo was first granted day parole in … Read more

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles | Joe Biden News

Chopra named to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Gensler to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Rohit Chopra as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose creation she championed. Chopra, a commissioner … Read more

Lil Wayne will get pardoned by Donald Trump but Steve Bannon is ‘TBD’

President Donald Trump is expected to pardon rapper Lil Wayne in the closing days of his presidency.   Trump will leave the White House Wednesday morning and fly out of Washington before 8 a.m. after issuing around 100 pardons to white collar criminals, high-profile rappers and a jailed Florida eye doctor, according to reports.    Fox News reported … Read more

Youngest victim of Manchester Arena bombing ‘could have survived with better first aid’

Only one paramedic went into the scene of the Manchester Arena terror attack in the first 43 minutes after the bombing – as it was revealed today two victims, including the youngest, ‘may have’ survived if treated earlier. Dozens of police officers and civilians arrived at the bomb site in the City Room foyer using … Read more

Deaths in London began to tail off last week, official data shows

London’s devastating winter wave of coronavirus appears to have passed its peak, as official data shows infections were falling in all 32 boroughs last week and deaths and hospital admissions have begun to plateau. Scientists say the promising figures are proof that tough Tier Four curbs strangled the spread of the virus before the national … Read more