The lot of the saver is not a happy one.A dearth of spending during Covid and floor-battering interest rates sees about €125 billion in household savings languishing in banks, post offices and prize bonds.The over 65s account for much of it, lump sums from retirement funds burning a hole on deposit.
THE announcement that further coronavirus restrictions are to be eased is another positive step in the cautious journey out of lockdown.However, the emergence of the Indian Covid-19 variant of concern is a reminder that the path towards the pandemic's end will not be smooth and that vigilance remains essential.
Romell Broom was on death row in Ohio for 24 years before he due to be executed in 2009 but he officials were unable to find a vein that would take the lethal injection A death row prisoner went through 18 attempts to execute him through lethal injection before dying of suspected Covid.
SEVEARAL people are missing and scores have been injured after a tornado blasted Wuhan, in the Chinese Hubei Province.and six are missing after the tornado struck Wuhan, the city where the Covid-19 pandemic began, at around 8:40pm.None of the injured was in a life-threatening condition, reported Xinhua news agency.
We all see Charleston continue to make many of the “best of” lists, and it’s clearly a favorite for a lot of tourists.Before Covid, the city was seeing well over seven million visitors each year, and since all of these people need places to stay, I wanted to share 10 of my favorite luxury hotel (and inn) experiences around the city.
Thousands more train services will be restored to the UK rail schedules this weekend with more passengers expected to travel as coronavirus restrictions ease on Monday.The addition of 2,500 extra services daily means that about 85% of the rail network will be running again, back to levels before the start of the last lockdown in December.
Here’s all you need to know about the Queen's Award and the businesses that have received one Five businesses in Gloucestershire have been selected for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise which recognises businesses leading the way in pioneering products and services.The awards are based on outstanding achievement in the following four categories: innovation; international trade; sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
Shoppers are urged to pop in and collect a test kit A new test and collect site has opened in Bath this week offering shoppers the chance to "pop in" to get a test.The site at 3 Burton Street opened on Monday, May 10 and has been busy handing out test kits to locals.
SO, less than 72 hours before the next stage of lockdown easing, Nicola Sturgeon yesterday delivered a bombshell for Glasgow - and announced it would stay languishing in Tier 3 restrictions.That was a bitter - and unexpected - blow for hundreds of thousands of residents who have faced stringent curbs on their freedoms since last autumn.
JOHN HUMPHRYS: The Covid inquiry could learn a lot from Watergate (but it won't topple Boris Johnson)
Boris Johnson told Parliament this week there will be a full public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.It’s something many people have been demanding for many months.But the reaction was sceptical at best, cynical at worst.Nobody doubts the need for an inquiry.
Hoyt Sherman Place is preparing for the next 100 years after finishing a $5 expansion project plus $1 million in renovations to its second floor."Actually, COVID prompted it to move up by two years," Executive Director Robert Warren said."We hadn’t planned on tackling this project until 2024."
That's one way to kill COVID! Maryland driver's car goes up in flames after he used hand sanitizer while smoking
Embers from the cigarette lit a smear of the hand sanitizer, causing the driver's car to quickly be engulfed in flames, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said The driver suffered non-life-threatening first- and second-degree burns on his hands and inner-thighs and was transported to a local hospital 'Using hand sanitizer and smoking a cigarette is a bad combo in unventilated areas like a car,' a fire department spokesperson said Purell, a leading hand sanitizer brand, explicitly states 'not using PURELL near open flames or while smoking,' in a corporate statement A Maryland driver's car was completely engulfed in flames after he decided to clean his hands with highly-flammable hand sanitizer while smoking.
Even though the CDC has relaxed guidelines for vaccinated people, some COVID patients are still dealing with the side effects of the virus, especially the long haulers.'I am just starting to feel myself," and that’s six months after Barbara Golden tested positive for COVID.
Colorado representative who branded COVID a 'hoax' is sued by ex-aide for forcing staffers to work beside him after he caught virus and letting his son sleep in the US Capitol
A former staffer is suing U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado Brandon Pope accuses the congressman of taking a 'reckless' approach to COVID-19, and exposing his staff and himself to the virus Lawsuit alleges the congressman flouted U.S. House safety rules, ignored warnings about conditions - and continued to do so even after catching COVID Suit also alleges Lamborn required staff to provide personal favors and tasks for the congressman's family It accuses the congressman of sleeping in his congressional office in D.C. after he knew his staffers were exposed to the coronavirus Lawsuit states the congressman allowed his son to live in a storage space in the basement of the Capitol for weeks when his son was relocating to Washington An ultra-conservative representative flouted COVID-19 safety guidelines in his Washington DC office even after catching the virus, and told his staff he 'didn't care' about their health, a lawsuit claims.
Cricket WILL have full houses at grounds with capacities under 30,000 from June 21... as long as dangerous Covid variants don't emerge and disrupt the roadmap back to normality
Cricket fans are set to enjoy a vintage summer back inside grounds Government are to permit full houses at 30,000-capacity grounds from June 21 However, this will hinge on whether dangerous Covid variants spread in the UK Cricket fans are set to enjoy a vintage summer with the Government hoping to permit full houses at grounds with a capacity under 30,000 from June 21 — provided there is no significant spread in cases of the Indian Covid variant.
Humberside Fire and Rescue has issued some important safety advice in the wake of tonight's incident Fire crews raced to a house in Grimsby tonight to put out a blaze that started in a first-floor bedroom.Pasture Street was cordoned off while Humberside Fire and Rescue dealt with the incident, which was believed to have been caused by candles that had been left unattended.
The Blues had already forfeited tomorrow''s scheduled clash with Sligo Rovers after a positive test in the first team squad last week A second Waterford FC player has tested positive for Covid 19.The Blues had already forfeited tomorrow''s scheduled clash with Sligo Rovers - which the Bit O'Red will get a 3-0 walkover from - after a positive test in the first team squad last week.
The Government needs to explain why India was put on the travel red list two weeks after Pakistan and Bangladesh were – despite being the source of the Covid ariant The Indian variant is threatening to derail our hope of life without Covid restrictions.Boris Johnson last night admitted that if transmissions of the strain continue at their current rate, it could prevent the final lifting of the lockdown in England on June 21.
BORIS JOHNSON'S handling of the pandemic could be compared to the response of EU nations as part of the coronavirus public inquiry due to take place next spring.In what would be an unprecedented move, legal experts believe the judge-led investigation could compare how Britain fared over the course of the international crisis compared to other countries.