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Boris Johnson dishing out £170m on Amazon vouchers to encourage people into testing for Covid tests

The Office for National Statistics announced 400,000 will be invited on to programmes to collate figures on the virus.  And each participant, picked in a random mail shot, will get a £50 voucher — rising to £425 for a 12-month stint. They can be spent at 40 outlets including Amazon, Primark and John Lewis and TK Maxx. Tory …

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Heartbreak as single mum-of-four suddenly dies at home in ‘unexplained’ circumstances

A young single mum died suddenly at home in ‘unexplained’ circumstances. Jennifer Hinton’s body was discovered at an address in Tean, Staffordshire a week ago. The 37-year-old’s death, which was initially described as ‘unexplained’, is now under police investigation. Tributes have flocked in for the former Cheadle High School student, who leaves behind children Keira, …

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Croydon shooting: SECOND man arrested after officer shot in police station

A man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a firearm by police investigating the murder of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana, London’s police force have said.  Officers investigating the murder of Sgt Matt Ratana arrested a man in the early hours of Sunday September 27 in Norwich, Norfolk.  He was arrested on suspicion of …

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Woman ploughed car into partner at 40mph after argument as he shouted ‘stop’

A woman who ran over her partner in a car, hitting him at 40mph after a row in the street, has been jailed. A shocked witness heard Kimberly Lawson’s terrified victim, Paul Ioannou, shout “stop” before she struck him with her Peugeot Coupe. Mr Ioannou had to be airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition, …

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Croydon shooting: Suspect in killing of Sgt Matt Ratana named as Louis De Zoysa

The suspect in the killing of a veteran Metropolitan Police sergeant has been named as Louis De Zoysa. The 23-year-old, who is thought to have shot himself, remains in a critical condition in hospital, and police said they have not yet been able to speak to him as part of the murder investigation. It is …

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Treating ‘every blocked nose as though it’s Covid’ will ‘paralyse’ our education system, says public health expert

School Covid cases are linked to increasing infection rates in communities rather than pupil transmission, experts say. With close to 300 Greater Manchester schools reporting confirmed cases since pupils returned at the beginning of the month, concerns have been raised over children transmitting the virus in classrooms. But experts say that evidence so far shows …

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Sgt Matt Ratana’s ‘killer’ revived by medics after he ‘dies’ in hospital as cops search family home

The 23-year-old was hit by a bullet and remains in critical condition under police guard in hospital. Sources say there was “zero chance” he was well enough today to speak to officers keen to find out how he had a gun in the police custody suite in Croydon, South London. Cops also remain baffled at how he fired …

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Two young girls almost abducted in space of a day as hunt launched for ‘man in white van’

A hunt has been launched for a “man in a white van” after two young girls were almost abducted near Manchester in the space of 24 hours. The two girls, aged 10 and nine, were approached separately on Broadford Road in Bolton at around the same time. Police are appealing for information in relation to …

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