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Coronavirus Law : the newspapers lead with house arrest

We’re all under house arrest in the UK – unless you need to go shopping, jogging or sell discount trainers and anoraks at Sports Direct. (Prime Minister Boris Johnson says … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Tabloids | Comment


Coylumbridge Hotel in Aviemore make staff homeless – blame it on admin error

The Colyumbridge Hotel new Aviemore, Scotland, has been making news. The “perfect escape for an unforgettable family vacation” has sent out a letter telling employees to get thee hence. Coronavirus … (read more)

Posted: 21st, March 2020 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comment


Coronavirus: A ‘useful’ cull on Scotland’s old and infirm

Do we much care what former government officials say or think? Over Brexit we were told that we should. Ex-politicians and wonks got to opine on the BBC and big … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Ward off Alzheimer’s with grumbling and circumspection

Good news for moaners: researchers at the University of Geneva and the University Hospitals of Geneva) have found evidence to suggest that being cantankerous can ward off Alzheimer’s. The research, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Anti-Coronavirus hand gels from Bulgarian vodka and Bristol gin

‘Hand gets?,” asked my Bulgarian friend Vanya. “Nah. Use vodka and tissues.” What;’ good in London is better in Bristol, where Bristol gin distillery Psychopomp is using some of … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment


Transfer Balls: Araenal ‘want’ £50m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

No football. No problem. The BBC will continue to bring you football news. Today’s news is for all Arsenal fans because the Gunners are “resigned to losing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Coronavirus: Daily Mail wants to isolate GMB presenter Susanna Reid

The Daily Mail is hot on news and more news on the Coronavirus. It’s worried about the wellbeing of the aged (its readers). So the front page carries sage advice: … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: Celebrities, TV & Radio | Comment


Coronavirus: Fox News debates the unknown knowns and known unknowns

Coronavirus has placed the UK on a war footing – and we all know what war is good for: yep – hours and hours of strident to deadline punditry. Every … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2020 | In: News, TV & Radio | Comment


UK Health Minister Matt Hancock puts his advice behind a paywall: Get FREE Coronavirus information from experts

Coronavirus COVID-19 has replaced Brexit as the media’s focus point. Thankfully, people more versed in such illnesses are here to cut through the to-deadline blather. You can tune into … (read more)

Posted: 15th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Coronavirus Cup bias: Liverpool to be awarded PL title and West Ham stay up

With top-flight football banned until April 4 at the earliest as the coronavirus bites, fair minds have been pushing their agendas. West Ham United’s vice-chairman Karren Brady insists that the … (read more)

Posted: 14th, March 2020 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment


Cold, Flu or Coronavirus? This handy chart helps you identify your virus

The bloke sat across the aisle who just sneezed violently on the Tube, bus or train? Worry not. It looks like coma mon cold. The woman with the nagging dry … (read more)

Posted: 13th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Arsenal boss Arteta survives Coronavirus virus and has a Partey for £45m; Chelsea and Spurs resume Willian fight

Good news for Arsenal fans. Firstly, the Premier League looks like being cancelled. Having grossly underachieved this season under the likeable but hapless Unai Emery. Secondly, new manager Mikel Arteta … (read more)

Posted: 13th, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Sports, Spurs | Comment


Nighthawks by Edward Hopper – the Coronavirus Years

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper – the Coronavirus years.

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Posted: 13th, March 2020 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Coronavirus: Wash your hand with soap and water – gels, wipes and sanitisers are over-rated

Did you wash your hands with soap and water or did you buy some mix of chemicals and smear it all over them, a gel, a wipe or a hand … (read more)

Posted: 13th, March 2020 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Arteta and Arsenal catch Coronavirus: West Ham, Leicester, Portsmouth and Manchester City in turmoil; Liverpool doomed

Now that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus, surely the football season is over. Arsenal have closed their training ground and Arteta and all members of the … (read more)

Posted: 12th, March 2020 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Premier League: suspend season as Leicester players catch Coronavirus

After the N.B.A. suspended its season on Wednesday after one Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus, the Premier League is under pressure to call off the current football season … (read more)

Posted: 12th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports | Comment


Coronavirus kills media paywalls

Such is the huge level of internet traffic generated by the coronavirus story that many publications have torn down their paywalls for coronavirus coverage. They want your clicks. Well, not … (read more)

Posted: 12th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Coronavirus and SARS: Why do new diseases come from China?

Why did Coronavirus strain COVID-19 begin in China? Vox takes a look:

Both SARS and COVID-19 are in the “coronavirus” family, and both appear to have emerged from animals in China’s … (read more)

Posted: 11th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Coronavirus: taking out a virus with guns

The Coronavirus can be defeated. Like anything else, you just needs bigger guns:

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Posted: 11th, March 2020 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Coronavirus panic: Daily Star doubles as toilet roll

Panic over. The Daily Star is offering its readers a free ‘cut out and keep’ toilet roll with every newspaper. “BOG OFF!” screams the headline – Buy One Get One … (read more)

Posted: 10th, March 2020 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment


Coronavirus toilet roll panic: ‘No toilet rolls kept in this van overnight’

Coronavirus toilet roll panic: ‘No toilet rolls kept in this van overnight’

Coronavirus is giving people the runs – and they’re running to the shops buy stacks of toilet rolls. The … (read more)

Posted: 10th, March 2020 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Coronamania hits the UK : Tesco introduces rationing

High Street Virus

Tesco has brought in rationing as the coronavirus affects minds and drives the country mad. The panicky are limited to buying no more than five of each of … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2020 | In: News | Comment


Tampon tax is over: invest your saving in vagina candles and steamers

Good news, then. The State’s 5% rake on all sanitary products is to end. The sex-based “tampon tax” will be abolished from January. And you can thank Brexit for the … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2020 | In: Money, News | Comment


Back to The Future’s Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox meet for Parkinson’s poker night

‘All in with Christopher Lloyd at Michael J. Fox Poker Night!’ To help the Michael J. Fox Foundation in its quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, Michael … (read more)

Posted: 7th, March 2020 | In: Celebrities, Film, News | Comment