BBC’s diversity directive: Director Tim Davie launches ‘top to bottom’ shake-up

BBC’s diversity directive: Director Tim Davie launches ‘top to bottom’ shake-up insisting 95% of staff complete ‘unconscious bias’ training, 80% must declare their social class and wants half of all gay employees to be ‘out’ Diversity plan was revealed in a report published by the corporation today  Plan for mandatory unconscious bias training is likely … Read more

Scarlett Moffatt shows off her moves as she dances to the BBC News theme tune in hilarious video

Scarlett Moffatt was pining for life after lockdown as she danced along to the BBC News theme tune in a hilarious TikTok video. The TV presenter, 30, joined the online trend of people showing off their dance moves to the programme’s opening theme.  The former Gogglebox star looked in her element as she struck a … Read more

Homegrown California coronavirus variant will account for 90% of the state’s cases

A homegrown coronavirus variant that emerged in California early last year is more contagious and avoids antibodies generated by vaccines more easily than earlier strains of the virus, two new studies finds. The variant, known as B.1.427/B.1.429 – also sometimes called CAL.20C/L452R – is believed to be behind the dramatic spike in cases and deaths … Read more

Father-of-four, 48, dies of Covid after receiving first dose of Pfizer jab

A father-of-four has died from Covid-19 after receiving his first dose of Pfizer’s vaccine just two days before he was diagnosed with the virus. Chris Moore, from Shotley Bridge, near Consett in County Durham, had been shielding during the pandemic, but returned to his role as an NHS administrator at the end of last year. … Read more

Tory demand lockdown end date is brought forward from June

Coronavirus cases, deaths and hospital admissions are continuing to fall rapidly, according to official figures that will pile even more pressure on Boris Johnson to ease lockdown sooner. Department of Health bosses today recorded 9,938 infections — down by a fifth on last week. Another 442 victims were also added to the toll, in a … Read more

Fan-tasy supercar: Feast your eyes on the Gordon Murray T.50s Niki Lauda

A new limited-edition British-made supercar has been unveiled this week and is a feat of automotive engineering. The flame-orange masterpiece is the work of legendary car designer Gordon Murray and is based on his forthcoming T.50 model. But this V12-engine stunner is a more hardened track-only version that takes the driving performance to the extreme. … Read more

Judge dismisses DWI and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen in November arrest

New Jersey federal prosecutors dismissed charges of DWI and reckless driving against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday, but the rocker was handed a $500 fine after pleading guilty to drinking inside a national park.  The Boss, 71, was arraigned by Judge Anthony Mautone during a virtual hearing in federal enclave court at 11 am Wednesday.   The Born … Read more

Britain WON’T have to live with Covid like flu because it will become like measles, top expert says

Sage member Professor Devi Sridhar has said Britain will not have to live with Covid like flu because its prominence in society will be more like measles Britain might not have to live with coronavirus in the future because the current crop of vaccines are so effective, a top Government scientist expert has claimed. Most scientists … Read more

Jesy Nelson strikes a sultry pose in a low-cut bandeau top and skinny taupe and gold jeans

Jesy Nelson celebrated the warmer spring weather in the UK on Wednesday, glamming up for a string of selfies in the sunshine. The ex-Little Mix star, 29, posed on what appeared to be her front doorstep in a sultry position, smizing her way down the camera lens. She modelled a low-cut bandeau top with frayed edges … Read more