Nike made the announcement on April 7
Nike made the announcement on April 7
Few tears likely to be shed as plan for No 10 TV press briefings droppedAnalysis: Insiders say plan had been ‘kicked down the road for so long’ it was inevitable it would be dropped Allegra Stratton has been handed a new role as spokeswoman for this autumn’s Cop26 – the global climate change conference. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA
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Jeanette Whittle, 44, and Rhianne Halton, 19, from Torquay, died within weeks of one another and were laid to rest at a joint funeral.
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An RAF chef, who should have been on his honeymoon, was killed in a head on smash when a Romanian lorry driver accidentally set off on the wrong side of the road. Corporal Chris Showell, 33, had been due to marry his fiance four days before the tragedy, but the ceremony had been cancelled due to the pandemic. He was on his way to work at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire just before 5am on April 16 last year when he was involved in a head on collision with a HGV driven by Tiberiu Dori. Lincoln Crown Court heard how Dori, 34, had been on his way to Wiltshire to deliver eggs to a supermarket when he pulled into a layby on the A15 for a break. After a 40 minute rest he continued his journey, but tragically is believed to have set off on the wrong side of the road. Just a minute later, Mr Showell, who had been coming in the other direction ploughed into the front of the lorry and suffered fatal injuries. Prosecutor, Andrew Scott said: “The collision occurred on Mr Showell’s side of the road. The Volvo lorry was completely on the wrong side of the road.” The court heard that Dori had been parked in a layby on the opposite side of the carriageway he was driving along and it was believed he had simply set off on the wrong side of the road. Mr Scott went on: “The defendant was perhaps operating on auto-pilot thinking he was driving on the continent. The court heard that tests showed Dori had not been drinking or taking alcohol and he was not speeding. His mobile phone was checked and he had not been using it at the time of the collision and the lorry tachograph records showed he had been driving within his permitted hours. Dori admitted causing death by dangerous driving as a result of the collision and was jailed for 20 months and banned from driving for two years and 10 months. He was also ordered to pass an extended retest before he can legally drive again. His barrister Christopher Martin said: “He genuinely cannot explain why the collision occurred. He was driving at 29 mph at the point of the collision. He had travelled 200 metres. The time taken to travel that distance was less than a minute.” Mr Martin said Dori drove 60,000 miles a year for work and had an exemplary driving record with a clean licence both in the UK and in his native country of Romania. Recorder Charles Falk, passing sentence, told him "Driving an HGV completely on the wrong side of a fast moving road is obviously going to have devastating consequences for anyone coming the other way. "All I can be sure about is that this was a few minutes of inattention but as a professional driver this was a serious lapse." "Christopher Showell never stood a chance. There was a head-on collision and in all likelihood he died instantly. His death is entirely your fault." Mr Showell's fiancee Annie Hickman, in a victim impact statement, said she has been left devastated by his death. "If it had not been for the Covid situation we would have been on our honeymoon. "I miss him every minute of every day. His laughter, his amazing food, his love and kindness. I will love and miss him every day for the rest of my life." Cpl Showell had worked at Waddington since January 2018, where he was the junior non-commissioned officer in command of in-flight catering. RAF Waddington Station Commander Group Captain Steve Kilvington, paid tribute to Cpl Showell describing him as a valuable member of the team. "Chris had been an important member of the catering squadron, working in most of the messes at RAF Waddington during the last two years," he said in 2020 "In every role, his professionalism and commitment helped improve working practices, delivery and teamwork. "A superb chef and a highly regarded member of each team he worked in, Chris will be profoundly missed." Colleagues added: "He will always be remembered for being a highly capable chef - someone who was always dependable, hard-working and honest in all his endeavours. "A quiet character, he nevertheless had a wicked sense of humour once you got to know him and he was hugely popular across the squadron. "Always having time for others, he will be greatly missed by us all."
A helipad at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has been left unusable after it was damaged by a US military aircraft during a training exercise.Air ambulances have instead been forced to divert to the nearby Cambridge City airport after the incident on Wednesday.Dr Victor Inyang, Medical Director of East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: “Addenbrooke’s is the major trauma centre for the region, therefore quick and efficient transfer of critically ill or injured patients to the hospital is vital.”
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A former soldier with no history of mental illness killed himself after lockdown “took everything from him”, an inquest heard. Sean Bradley died by suicide on July 7 last year after becoming increasingly distressed that his business would fail because of a lack of financial support from the government, his sister told an inquest. After the hearing his sister, Angela Wray, said: "People need to realise just how many this pandemic has affected." Neighbours discovered the 53-year-old’s body with "catastrophic injuries" after hearing a loud noise at his home in Church, Accrington. Mr Bradley's medical records showed no evidence of self-harm, depression, anxiety or mental health issues, the inquest at Accrington Town Hall heard. Ms Wray, said her brother felt frustrated by the lack of Government support for businesses such as his and more understanding was needed. Mr Bradley, born in Bury, Greater Manchester, had served "with distinction" in the King's Hussars and the Royal Armoured Corps before studying with the Open University and becoming an IT consultant with blue-chip companies. Described as "a lad's lad" who also enjoyed camping and shooting, he missed his outdoor lifestyle and gave up his IT career to go travelling around the world for six years. Mr Bradley, who was not married and had no children, then studied the martial art form Krav Maga in Israel and returned to the UK to set up his own club in the north west of England. But it all went "out of the window" when the UK went into lockdown last March, the inquest heard. James Newman, area coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen said: "He can't go out, he can't do the things he loved, he can't do his job. It's all taken away from him. "It seems the effects of lockdown, certainly financially - Tony was a martial arts instructor training a lot of people, it was his life, his profession and that went out of the window in lockdown. "He had built up and started a business that had taken time to develop and grow and all of a sudden, as a new business, he didn't have any funding from the pandemic.” The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide, after Mr Bradley's "business and lifestyle was severely curtailed by the restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic".
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Pete Bennett has accused his former Big Brother co-star Imogen Thomas of trying to “publicly shame” him over his tribute to Nikki Grahame. The star - who appeared on Big Brother 7 in 2006 with Thomas and Bennett and briefly dated Bennett - had battled anorexia for three decades. Thomas, 38, took to Instagram to suggest Bennett, 39, “betrayed” Nikki by sharing a final image of her and him together suggesting the move went “against everyone’s wishes”.
Lateral flow tests for pregnant women and their partners are among measures ‘urgently’ recommended by NHS England.
India has reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period - the biggest one-day total seen anywhere in the world since the pandemic began. The country's health ministry said there had been 314,835 new cases on Thursday, a number that passes the previous record - 297,430 in the US in January. The previous day, India had reported 295,041 new COVID-19 cases.
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