Pet owner fears their cats died after eating dry food recalled over links to outbreak of rare disease
The Royal Veterinary College is investigating the "spike" in severe cases after more than 130 were recorded since April. A pet owner who fears their cats died after eating food linked to an outbreak of a rare disease has told of his family's anguish. Andrew Kay, 45, told Sky News the deaths of ragdolls Bell and Blue had left a "real hole" in his children's lives after the animals are believed to have succumbed to pancytopenia.
More than 30 women accuse MindGeek, parent company of Pornhub, of profiting from non-consensual sex videos. Two women have told Sky News they were left feeling ashamed and suicidal after explicit videos of them were posted on the world's biggest online porn website - they claim without their consent.
Two women have told Sky News they were left feeling ashamed and suicidal after explicit videos of them were posted on the world's biggest online porn website - they claim without their consent. In a legal case filed in the US, more than 30 women have accused MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub, of profiting from non-consensual sex videos.
Britain's most prominent institutional investor in the world's biggest technology companies has endorsed a decision by the founders of Wise, the fintech app, to pursue a public listing which will give them super-sized voting rights. Sky News can reveal that Baillie Gifford - which has made huge sums for long-standing clients from bets on companies such as Amazon, Apple and Tencent - is backing Wise's dual-class share structure following controversy at other London-listed tech companies.
COVID R-rate stats have shown the infection proportion is now at 1.44 among younger Britons, with vaccinated older age groups showing significant resistance to the highly spreadable Delta variant. Coronavirus cases have been found to have increased by 50 percent between May 3 and June 7, with the rate of infections doubling every 11 days amid concerns for the Delta (India) variant.
Brewdog co-founder and chief executive James Watt has promised staff a wide-ranging independent review after a group of ex-employees complained of a toxic culture that left a "substantial" number with mental illness. In an email to colleagues, a week after the allegations surfaced, James Watt apologised for a series of mistakes that prompted the open letter, saying it was "100% my fault".
The government is considering relaxing international travel restrictions for people who have had both doses of their coronavirus vaccine, according to various reports. Sky News reports that ministers have confirmed they are looking into plans to limit quarantine requirements, so long as people have been fully vaccinated.
Scientists claim to have solved the mystery behind why one of the brightest stars in the sky suddenly became visibly darker. Betelgeuse, a red supergiant located in the constellation of Orion, lost more than two-thirds of its light back in 2019. The incident sparked fears that the star was coming to the end of its life and could be about to explode.
The government is considering relaxing restrictions surrounding international travel for Britons who have had both coronavirus vaccines. A government spokesperson has told Sky News that it is "working with industry for a safe return to international travel, guided by one overwhelming priority - public health". They added: "Recognising the strong strategic rationale and success of the vaccine programme, we have commenced work to consider the role of vaccinations in shaping a different set of health and testing measures for inbound travel."
Good morning. Sydney has recorded two new Covid cases, Joe Biden has met Vladimir Putin in Europe and a giant diamond has been found in Botswana. These stories and more make up our Thursday headlines. A man who lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and works as a driver for international flight crews has tested positive to Covid, as has a household contact, with NSW Health listing a string of hotspot venues they visited while potentially infectious.
Matt Hancock has said that he is not ‘hopeless’ after Whatsapp messages from the prime minister appeared to describe him in that way. Former top government aide Dominic Cummings published a lengthy blog post today criticising the handling of the pandemic. As part of it, he shared screenshots of messages he said were between him and Boris Johnson.
SAJID JAVID will introduce legislation to the House of Commons today that will raise the legal age for getting married to 18. Mr Javid will propose a new law that will raise the legal marriage age to 18 in England and Wales. Currently, teenagers aged 16 or 17 can legally get married with their parents’ permission, but Mr Javid says that this is a form of child abuse.
While GB News appears to be plagued by amateur levels of errors hourly, callers phoning into the show are subtly taking the mick out of the presenting team without them even knowing. Actually, it’s not even that subtle. While the GB News production team has been frantically dealing with noise complaints with programmes sounding like they’ve been recorded in the gent’s toilets and filmed with a Go Pro, they’ve overlooked the names of some of the viewers who have been phoning in to comment on the daily news.
BBC former Governor Sir Richard Eyre says "public shame" is the only possible punishment for those involved in the Panorama interview with Princess Diana that aired in 1995. A BBC former Governor has told Sky News that the only "possible punishment" for those involved in the Princess Diana Panorama interview scandal is "public shame".
SADIQ KHAN has come under pressure to sack Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick following a report surrounding the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under pressure to sack the head of the Metropolitan Police after a report found numerous ailings over the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan.
Thunderstorms and rain are set to hit the UK across four days and bring to an end the heatwave which has seen temperatures soar to around 30C (86F) in parts of the country. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for most of England and the eastern half of Wales for storms on Wednesday and Thursday which could bring flash flooding, hail, strong winds and lightning strikes.
Couples turn to rounders, quiz nights and stand-up comics in bid to beat the Covid blues after dancing and singing is banned at weddings
UK Alliance of Wedding Planners has suggested traditional games to keep guests entertained safely 30-person limit on guests is lifted on June 21 but ceremonies and receptions must still follow strict rules One idea put forward to enjoy a Covid-secure wedding during the pandemic is playing outdoor sports Sky News producer Sabah Choudhry, 26, shared video of her playing rounders with her family and friends
For GB News’s target audience, its scrappy, homespun nature might be part of its charm—proof that this is a plucky upstart taking on Britain’s state broadcaster, the BBC, and the long-established Sky News. GB News has been hyped as a major shift in British television, away from its tradition of staid objectivity and toward the American climate of passionate, hyper-partisan anchors and highly opinionated programming.
COVID-19: Ban on commercial evictions introduced during the pandemic to be extended until 2022, govt source says
The moratorium was introduced in April 2020 to help struggling businesses through the pandemic and has since been extended twice. The government is to extend the ban on commercial evictions introduced during the pandemic until 2022, Sky News understands. On Wednesday, ministers are expected to announce that the moratorium for business tenants will not expire at the end of this month as planned and will instead continue for at least the rest of the year, according to a government source.