A level parties blamed for 'astonishing' Covid boom in Leicestershire

A-level result parties fuel ‘astonishing’ Covid surge in historic market town in Leicester, health chiefs warn Some 1,875 youngsters per 100,000 are testing positive for Covid in Harborough This is more than double the national average among 17 to 21-year-olds Local health chief blames A level result parties for fuelling outbreak Students celebrating their A-level results have been blamed for a […]

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80

Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones’ drummer since the legendary rock group formed, has died at age 80, according to his London publicist, Bernard Doherty.  Doherty announced in a statement Tuesday morning: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. […]

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From the Archives, 1921: Bubonic plague outbreak in Brisbane

First published in The Age on September 16, 1921 BUBONIC PLAGUE SCARE Extraordinary Secrecy PRECAUTIONARY METHODS THWARTED Recommended: Jared Padalecki: Jensen Ackles Didn't Tell Me About 'Supernatural' Prequel What Harry Styles Gave To Stevie Nicks When They First Met The State Health Department rat gang were an asset in the fight against the plague. Circa 1905.Credit:State Library of Queensland An […]

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Madonna shares family photos with all 6 kids from her 63rd birthday party

All six of Madonna’s kids were on hand to celebrate their mom’s recent birthday! The pop superstar, who turned 63 this week, shared several Instagram photos, taken by photographer Ricardo Gomes, of her family’s celebrations in Italy. “Let the Birthday Games Begin…………” she captioned one post. Recommended: Knicks could elect to pursue Cam Payne in intriguing scenario She shared pictures […]

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Oregon COVID-19 patient unable to get ICU bed dies

A southern Oregon hospital has been pushed to the brink by COVID-19. CHI Mercy Health announced on Thursday that amid the “onslaught” of new cases and hospitalizations brought on by COVID-19, including highly contagious variants like delta, a patient waiting for a bed in the intensive care unit died. It’s a scenario playing out in hospitals across the U.S. “This […]

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