The FCO does still currently advise Brits against all but essential foreign travel, and from 8 June anyone arriving in the UK will have to quarantine for 14 days. Here's the latest travel advice from Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal. GreeceGreece will begin to welcome tourists from 1 July - but Brits will be banned. There is not currently a date for when France will welcome non-essential travellers from the UK or other European countries. There are currently flights operating between France and the UK for essential travel only.
May 29, 2020 11:45 UTC
A drunk 70-year-old priest decapitated a man as a sacrifice to end the coronavirus pandemic after smoking marijuana in India. Sansari Ojha from the Brahmani Devi Temple under Narasinghpur police station in Cuttack cut off 52-year-old Saroj Kumar Pradhan's head. The Hindu priest from the Bandhahuda area in Odisha killed the man to appease a goddess, he claimed. He said Ojha claimed he was ordered by a goddess in his dream to sacrifice a human in order to bring an end to the pandemic. Alok Ranjan Ray, Athagarh sub-divisional police officer, said: 'The priest claimed that he saw a goddess in his dream and was asked to sacrifice a human's life to bring an end to coronavirus.
May 29, 2020 11:37 UTC
Fran is one of many people featured in the heart-warming video below saying thank you to The Health Lottery and its players. Money raised through The Health Lottery is dedicated to fighting health inequality in Britain. The report concluded that poverty and low living standards are powerful determinants of ill health and health inequity. There have been over 12million Health Lottery winners so far and over £150 million has been won so far in prizes since launch! Register now at www.healthlottery.co.uk to bag yourself a free ticket!
May 29, 2020 11:37 UTC
Sign up to FREE email alerts from Mirror - The Coronavirus Briefing Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid EmailGreece has banned Brits when it reopens to tourists due to our poor coronavirus record. The government has said they will accept tourists from a list of 29 countries when international flights resume on June 15. Tourists from the list of countries will be randomly tested at the airports. The news comes after Brits were also told that they would be blacklisted from Cyprus when it reopens to tourists next month. All the countries on the list have been chosen because of their coronavirus data.
May 29, 2020 11:36 UTC
Millie Mackintosh has made an epic return to social media following her long break and giving birth. Millie has surprised her fans with an unexpected return to social media and a first peek at their bundle of joy. Posing with her daughter and husband, Millie shared a gorgeous black-and-white family snap to her Instagram. In April, Millie announced she was "signing off for a while" as she took a social media detox. Social media, for all its negatives, really has some sparkling gems of positivity along the way and connecting with you all has really helped me through my pregnancy struggles.
May 29, 2020 11:15 UTC
Returning to school will be pupils in nurseries, reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Thankfully Debenhams is currently running a huge sale online and it includes plenty of school uniform items. All Debenhams stores have been closed since March 23 under the Government's high street lockdown. See our top school uniform sale picks below. You can view all their current offers on the online sale page, or sign up to the retailer's newsletter.
May 29, 2020 11:11 UTC
South Korea has been forced to re-close 251 schools amid a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases. South Korea has seen cases jump by 56 in just 24 hours - despite managing to keep the daily number of cases in single figures until now. On their first day back to school, students lined up for temperature checks and were given sanitisers to wash their hands as they entered school premises. Students eat lunch at tables equipped with plastic barriers in Doan High School in Daejeon, South Korea, 20 May 2020'I am very worried but it's still nice to see them again.' South Korea relaxed much of its social distancing rules in early May.
May 29, 2020 11:09 UTC
Charities continue to come up with new ways of raising money in a locked-down world but few can have been as novel as the wheeze from the charitable skinny dippers of Ireland who will make a bid for Guinness World Record glory this weekend. Over the last six years the Strip and Dip skinny dip has raised €780,000 for the fight against childhood cancers and has even bought a house for the charity www.aoibheannspinktie.ie.It has also broken an official Guinness World Records title in 2018 for the World’s Largest Skinny Dip with 2,505 women in attending. The challenge will see all the women taking a virtual dip to raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie - in the Bath, Shower, Paddling Pool, Beach, River – whatever suits. The virtual event will happen on the online training platform, Zwift and has been organised by Cycling Ireland in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Registration is free but people who donate €20 or more to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will get a -shirt.
Source:The Irish Times
May 29, 2020 11:03 UTC
The chief executive of Coillte, Imelda Hurley, has said the coronavirus pandemic will have “a very significant impact” on the business for at least this year. This slowdown has impacted on the availability of timber that Coillte can place on the market through auction, she said. “The market environment in 2020 is and will continue to be particularly challenging,” Ms Hurley said. “The Covid-19 pandemic is clearly changing the market dynamic and will have a very significant impact on our business for at least this current year.”Elsewhere, with the largest market for Irish sawnwood and timber products being the UK, Coillte continues to deal with the uncertainty of Brexit. During 2019 Coillte reached an agreement with ESB on joint venture to deliver 1GW of new renewable energy.
May 29, 2020 11:03 UTC
Charities continue to come up with new ways of raising money in a locked-down world but few can have been as novel as the wheeze from the charitable skinny dippers of Ireland who will make a bid for Guinness World Record glory on Saturday week June 6th. The challenge will see all the women taking a virtual dip to raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie – in the Bath, Shower, Paddling Pool, Beach, River – whatever suits. Then they will upload their picture to the Facebook Event Page between 2pm and 3pm on the day of the virtual dip and the photos will be totted up. The virtual event will happen on the online training platform, Zwift and has been organised by Cycling Ireland in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Registration is free but people who donate €20 or more to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will get a T-shirt.
Source:The Irish Times
May 29, 2020 11:03 UTC
Ministers have said they will extend the scheme covering 80% of workers' salaries up to £2,500 per month until the end of October, with employers expected to make a contribution. Meanwhile Mr Sunak is facing calls, including from a cross-party group of 113 MPs, to extend the scheme supporting self-employed workers past Sunday or risk leaving many "without work and without support". Mr Eustice said people cannot be furloughed "indefinitely" and ways need to be found to get people safely back to work. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "There's a worry about the specific self-employed support scheme just abruptly coming to an end but there is also the broader question of the support that people receive when they do stay at home. "And the availability of statutory sick pay, we've debated previously the level of statutory sick pay.
May 29, 2020 11:02 UTC
Dominic Cummings has been under fire for his travel plans in recent days – and he's now popping up all over the globe. Luckily for both Cummings and Johnson, though, it was only a cardboard cut-out. The Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL clash was won easily by the RoostersThose watching enjoyed spotting him and reacted on social media. Cummings has repeatedly denied his trip to Durham and visit to Barnard Castle were wrong@dekkerUK weighed in: 'Dominic Cummings is an absolute joke. In the match itself between Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs, the Roosters came out on top, beating their rivals 28-12 in the NRL clash.
May 29, 2020 10:59 UTC
Well look no further than Starbucks as they’ve launched a brand new Frappuccino which has arrived at the perfect time. The new pink Ruby Flamingo Frappuccino is a sensational combination of real ruby chocolate pieces, raspberry flavoured syrup and pink whipped cream. You can visit your nearest Starbucks or head to a Drive Thru store - to find your nearest open, use the Starbucks store locator. So why not celebrate the return of summer and Starbucks Frappuccinos by heading to Twitter to check out the brand new and exclusive Ruby Flamingo Frappuccino emoji. Or if you’re a fan of Instagram, you can try out the exclusive flamingo stickers on Instagram stories.
May 29, 2020 10:57 UTC
Joe Schmidt has admitted that he is still deeply frustrated by the manner in which his six-year tenure as Ireland head ended. Ireland failed to fire a shot against New Zealand in last year's convincing 46-14 World Cup quarter-final defeat, which Schmidt revealed still gives him nightmares. "At the moment I keep going back and re-living a bit of a nightmare when you are ready to go forward. "It has been great to step away, to take a nice deep breath and feel a little bit more re-energised. Schmidt also added that he wasn't surprised to hear that the majority of unions are unlikely to implement the suggested law trials which World Rugby announced yesterday.
May 29, 2020 10:52 UTC
Lady Gaga caused security guards to 'freak out' when she wore a $28 million Tiffany & Co diamond necklace to Taco Bell after the Oscars in 2019. Lady Gaga caused security guards to 'freak out' when she wore a $28 million Tiffany & Co diamond necklace to Taco Bell after the Oscars in 2019 (pictured)The musician - real name Stefani Germanotta - was loaned the legendary 128-carat yellow diamond for the night by the luxury jewellery company. Gaga explained: 'I didn't know what was going to happen that night – I was just so happy to be there. 'My sister and I were barrelling through champagne backstage and when we left, I didn't tell anyone, and I still had the diamond on. 'Everyone freaked out that I was still wearing it – when I went to Madonna's house, security guards were side-eyeing me and eventually, when we were heading to Taco Bell, my car was pulled over and Tiffany's security politely removed it from my neck!'
May 29, 2020 10:46 UTC