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As scientists rush to develop a coronavirus vaccine to get the world back to normal, MailOnline has taken a look at potential candidates.

Vaccine trials were halted on Wednesday, but they may still be ready this year

The Oxford vaccine

When will it be ready ?: Late 2020 / early 2021. Despite the suspension of trials on Wednesday, its developers and No.10 remain confident that the vaccine could be ready for use either at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year. They say a break is common in trials and its development was also halted in July after a suspected side effect was detected.

How it works?: The vaccine works by exposing participants to a weakened cold adenovirus with proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus attached to its surface. The idea is that exposure allows the immune system to build an immune response, meaning they are protected if they get infected with the real virus.

Has the UK secured doses ?: Yes, 100 million. The United States has obtained an additional 300 million doses, along with several other countries. These will be deployed fairly.

How much does it cost?: AstraZeneca, which is developing the vaccine with the University of Oxford, said it would not benefit from it, but could earn additional royalties if the coronavirus becomes an endemic infection like the flu. The United States spent $ 1.2 billion (£ 930million) to get doses, which means they’re worth $ 4 (£ 3.10) each.

Biontech, Germany

Biontech vaccine could be ready this year

Biontech vaccine could be ready this year

When will it be ready ?: At the end of this year, say the researchers. The vaccine is developed by a German company in partnership with the American pharmacist Pfizer. It is recruiting 30,000 volunteers for its third stage trials.

How it works?: This is an RNA vaccine, a type that has never been approved by regulators before. This will involve injecting a fragment of genetic material from the coronavirus to the participants. This will expose their immune system to a weakened version of the virus and hopefully trigger a response that protects them from the real virus.

Has the UK secured doses ?: Yes, 30 million doses. The United States has also ordered 100 million doses.

Price?: The United States pays $ 2 billion (£ 1.5 billion) for its doses, or about $ 20 (£ 15) per jab.

Moderna, United States

Moderna vaccine entered human trials

Moderna vaccine entered human trials

When will it be ready ?: Very late this year or next year. The vaccine has recruited 20,000 participants for its third-stage trials. If no potential side effects are observed, it will then be subjected to a second test on more patients next month. This means it could be available by the end of 2020.

How it works?: This is an RNA-based vaccine, similar to the one developed by Biontech.

Has the UK secured doses ?: No. Reports suggest the UK task force failed to secure doses of this vaccine.

How much does it cost?: The United States has ordered 100 million doses at a cost of $ 1.5 billion (£ 1.1 billion). This means that one hit costs $ 32 (£ 25).

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom and France

Sanofi vaccine will not be available this year

Sanofi vaccine will not be available this year

When will it be ready ?: First half of 2021. The vaccine entered phase two clinical trials in September, involving 440 adults. It will reach phase three trials in December of this year. There may be setbacks along the way, which means the vaccine might take longer to develop.

How it works?: Participants are injected with DNA encoding coronavirus antigens and a chemical that makes it more potent. It is hoped that this will trigger an immune response.

Has the UK secured doses ?: Yes. Up to $ 60 million will be provided if the vaccine proves effective.

How much does it cost?: Unknown. This information was not provided.

Sputnik V, Russia

Sputnik V is safe, Kremlin says, but it has been criticized by scientists

Sputnik V is safe, according to the Kremlin, but it has been criticized by scientists

When will it be ready ?: “Imminently”. The Russian Medical Research Institute and the Russian Defense Ministry have developed this vaccine. But he has faced serious criticism both inside and outside Russia, as the results of his human trials have yet to be released. It has also not authorized large human trials, with researchers launching just one involving 40,000 volunteers on August 26. Scientists say the vaccine was rushed without proper controls and could pose a risk to those who take it. The Kremlin began calling for volunteers for the vaccine this week after the production of a first batch, according to the TASS news agency.

How it works?: The Russian vaccine works by carrying a piece of the genetic code for the coronavirus into a participant via another virus. It is hoped that this will produce an immune response.

Has the UK secured doses ?: Countries lining up to try the vaccine include Mexico, which has obtained 32 million doses, and Kazakhstan, which is expected to purchase two million.

How much does it cost?: The price of the vaccine has not yet been revealed.

Sinovac, China

It is not known when the Sinovac vaccine will be available

It is not known when the Sinovac vaccine will be available

When will it be ready ?: Unknown. The vaccine entered end-stage trials in Brazil in July and then in Indonesia in August. The results show that while younger and middle-aged people produce antibodies, older people have a weaker immune response. The vaccine received emergency approval for limited use in July, reports suggest, although it still appears to be in testing. It was previously reported to be second only to the Oxford vaccine, but its full test results have yet to be released. It is one of four vaccine candidates in development in China.

How it works?: This involves injecting patients with an inactivated form of the virus, which triggers their immune system to develop a response.

Has the UK secured doses ?: Unknown. Reports suggest that no dose was obtained.

How much does it cost?: China has yet to release this information.

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Conservative Party donor Sir Henry Keswick, 82, faces investigation into allegations he felled trees

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Conservative Party donor Sir Henry Keswick, 82, faces investigation into allegations he felled trees without permission at his listed mansion in Wiltshire

  • Neighbors wrote a letter to Wiltshire Council expressing their objection
  • Sir Henry Keswick requested a triple garage so staff could park their car
  • The request was approved but the Council said it would investigate the allegations

A Conservative Party donor faces a council inquiry into allegations he felled trees without consent at his 280-year-old mansion.

Businessman Sir Henry Keswick, 82, has applied to Wiltshire Council for permission to build a ‘triple garage’ for staff parking at Oare House near Marlborough, Wiltshire.

But his neighbors say he cut down trees without permission and wrote a letter to the council to oppose.

Now the council has said it will investigate whether trees were felled without consent on the property that was built in 1740.

Neighbors claim Sir Henry Keswick felled trees without permission in his mansion

The 280 year old mansion is located in Oare near Marlborough, Wiltshire

The 280 year old mansion is located in Oare near Marlborough, Wiltshire

Neighbors wrote in a letter to council: ‘Several trees have recently been felled around the proposed site without any obvious sign of consent being sought.

“Could this be investigated and given assurance that no further killings will occur at the site?”

Sir Henry, who retired as chairman of Hong Kong family conglomerate Jardine Matheson in December 2018 at the age of 80, applied for permission for the garages of his estate’s staff cottages in July.

The billionaire mogul’s request has been recommended for approval by Wiltshire Council planning officers.

But their report said: ‘No records were found for work on trees in the conservation area of ​​the site and the details of the request do not include any information regarding the cutting of trees nearby.

“This issue should therefore be raised with the planning implementation team.”

Planning request from Sir Henry Keswick for a 'triple garage' at Oare near Marlborough

Planning request from Sir Henry Keswick for a ‘triple garage’ at Oare near Marlborough

The scheduling app was made so that staff can park their car outside of their home

The scheduling app was made so that staff can park their car outside their home

The council confirmed that its agents will look into the neighbors’ claims.

He said: “Tree cutting was not included in the submission of the application.

“The planning application team has been notified as is the normal course of action when a comment from a third party on a planning application refers to potential unauthorized work.

“The control team will contact the applicant to investigate the situation.”

According to the Telegraph, Sir Henry and his family were worth more than £ 6 billion in 2019.

The Jardine Matheson conglomerate includes the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, which owns properties around the world, including in London, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

Mail Online was unable to reach Sir Henry for comment.

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Carole McGiffin reveals she would vote for Trump if she lived in the United States

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Loose Women panelist Carole McGiffin shocked viewers today by revealing that she would vote for Donald Trump if she lived in the United States.

Speaking from her London home, the commentator, 60, said the Liberals were ‘intolerant’ and could not handle the opinion of others that she would not vote for Joe Biden because ‘he can’t remember his own name. ”

The panel, including Denise Welch and Saira Khan, discussed the fury caused on Twitter after Cheers actress Kirstie Alley, 69, tweeted yesterday: ‘I’m voting for Donald Trump because he’s NOT a politician. ”

Loose Women panelist Carole McGiffin shocked viewers today by revealing that she would vote for Donald Trump if she lived in the United States. Speaking from her London home, the commentator, 60, said the Liberals were ‘intolerant’ and could not handle the opinion of others that she would not vote for Joe Biden because ‘he does not remember his own name ”

“I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and I will vote for him again for this reason.

“He’s getting things done quickly and he’s going to turn the economy around quickly. There you have it, people there you have it ”.

British star Celebrity Big Brother, who is a fan of Scientology, quickly faced backlash for her tweet. It has been shared over 78,000 times and liked 261,000 times and Alley’s name appeared on the site on Sunday night.

Defending Alley’s decision, Carole said: ‘You are not allowed to be a Trump supporter, especially if you are involved in this kind of industry, in Hollywood.

“Obviously people were going to have a problem with her. They are supposed to be liberals who tolerate the opinions of others, but most liberals cannot tolerate the fact that some people can vote for Trump.

“It’s so typical that people should be able to vote who they want to vote for.

Trump is pictured at a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday.  The US president is extremely unpopular with the British public with only 13% of Britons saying they would like to see him re-elected.

Trump is pictured at a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday. The US president is extremely unpopular with the British public with only 13% of Britons saying they would like to see him re-elected.

“ People threaten Donald Trump with death all the time because they think it’s okay because he’s Donald Trump, and that really pisses me off.

“ I have to say if I was in America now, rather than having someone who barely remembers their own name as president, I would probably vote for Donald Trump.

After revealing that she would also vote for Trump against Joe Biden, Carole was branded an ageist “ hypocrite ” and was accused of “ allowing racism ” by Twitter users.

The panel, including Denise Welch and Saira Khan, discussed the fury caused on Twitter after Cheers actress Kirstie Alley, 69, tweeted yesterday: 'I'm voting for Donald Trump because he's NOT a politician.  ''

The panel, including Denise Welch and Saira Khan, discussed the fury caused on Twitter after Cheers actress Kirstie Alley, 69, tweeted yesterday: ‘I’m voting for Donald Trump because he’s NOT a politician. ”

“ So Carol McGiffin just confirmed herself a Trump supporter and was ageist against Biden. #LooseWomen is so hypocritical! Trump is guilty of everything they try to counter as a spectacle and yet they make her sell BS for shock value. Just get rid of it, one of them said.

“Carol McGiffin thinks it’s okay to support filthy racists and would vote for Donald Trump if she lived in the United States,” wrote another.

Carol McGiffin said live on television that she would happily vote for Trump. Not a good look. At all, ”commented a third.

“ Carol McGiffin just said she would vote for Donald Trump on Loose Women so byeeeee, ” a Twitter user added.

Many in the studio also disagreed with Carole with Saira Khan (right) claiming that Alley was not a troll but that people shared their opinion as well

Many in the studio also disagreed with Carole with Saira Khan (right) claiming that Alley was not a troll but that people shared their opinion as well

After revealing that she would also vote for Trump against Joe Biden, Carole was branded an ageist `` hypocrite '' and was accused of `` allowing racism '' by Twitter users.

After revealing that she would also vote for Trump against Joe Biden, Carole was branded an ageist “ hypocrite ” and was accused of “ allowing racism ” by Twitter users.

In Europe, Joe Biden is hugely popular than Trump, with recent statistics from YouGov revealing that 61% of Britons would rather see the Democratic candidate win the race in the next few months.

Only 13% of Britons opted for Trump over Biden, while support for Barack Obama’s vice president was even higher in Denmark, Germany, Spain, France and Sweden.

Many in the studio also disagreed with Carole, with Saira claiming that Alley was not a troll but that people shared their opinion as well.

‘She put it out there and people have an opinion and people said they didn’t agree with her.

“ If you stand up for your right and present it, it’s not a troll to say that we don’t agree with you, ” she added.

Denise (top right) also agreed that Alley was not lagging behind and referred to the two candidates being in their mid-70s, adding that she would like to see a younger candidate.

Denise (top right) also agreed that Alley was not lagging behind and referred to the two candidates being in their mid-70s, adding that she would like to see a younger candidate.

Denise also agreed that Alley was not lagging behind and referred to both candidates being around 70 years old.

“ I like to be challenged in the things I say I’m not a Trump supporter at all, wouldn’t vote for him but it would be nice to see someone under 125 as the principal competitor.

“I don’t agree with Kirstie Alley about her politics or her religion, but I think she has the right to free speech. Freedom of expression is slowly eroding in this country, ”she added.

However, Carole remained firm in her stance, taking umbrage with the dozens of A-listers who added their support for Biden after Alley’s tweet.

Alley, who is a high-level follower of the Church of Scientology, was quickly faced with high-level negative reactions to her tweet.  Alley's name quickly trended on the site

Alley, who is a high-level follower of the Church of Scientology, was quickly faced with high-level negative reactions to her tweet. Alley’s name quickly trended on the site

His views sparked a fierce response online from some, including director Judd Apatow, who tweeted: 'Shelly Long was way funnier than you.  Long starred alongside Alley in Cheers

His views sparked a fierce response online from some, including director Judd Apatow, who tweeted: ‘Shelly Long was way funnier than you. Long starred alongside Alley in Cheers

Actress Patricia Arquette tweeted: ‘Well, my vote for Biden canceled yours. I did my civic duty for the day.

West Wing star Bradley Whitford added: “ Exactly, @kirstiealley, @realDonaldTrump is getting things done! Like the wall he built and which Mexico paid for, the health care plan he adopted, the infrastructure plan, how he neutralized the nuclear threat from NK and how he freed his taxes and protected us all! Great point! ‘

30-something actor Ken Olin said: ‘So @kirstiealley has joined other people on the disgruntled former celebrity island where Donald Trump is the king. Let them fly their monster flag. We do not care? Certainly not the public. It is what it is. If we vote, we win. Stay focused. ‘

Comedian Natasha Rothwell, writer for Saturday Night Live, said, “Kirstie Alley’s tweet screamed, ‘I can’t read! I don’t watch the news! Black lives don’t matter! My body, your choice! and cats wear masks! And sexuality is a preference!

“ But all I can think of is how 87% of the people here will have to google who she is. ”

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Brushing more teeth ‘could help ward off coronavirus’

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Brushing your teeth every time you leave your home can help ward off Covid-19, a professor of dentistry has said.

Professor Martin Addy, University of Bristol, argued that toothpaste contains the same chemicals as antibacterial hand gel.

This, he claimed, could kill the virus if it enters through the mouth, preventing it from replicating and causing disease.

Transmission of the coronavirus between people occurs primarily through droplets from coughing or sneezing, which can be picked up on surfaces.

Professor Addy said people should brush their teeth every time they leave their homes, such as when shopping for groceries or exercising.

And he called on the government to encourage the public to brush their teeth more often in the same way they recommend wearing a face mask and washing their hands.

Mouth washing has also been suggested to remove viral particles from the mouth and prevent an infectious person from passing them on to others.

Brushing teeth more often could help ward off coronavirus, professor said (Stock)

Speaking to the Telegraph, Professor Addy said: ‘Toothpaste contains the same detergents found in recommended hand cleansing gels.

“The antimicrobial action of toothpaste in the mouth persists for three to five hours and thus would reduce the viral load in the saliva or infection with viruses entering the mouth.”

He added, “ For the vast majority, tooth brushing timing should be targeted when they are about to leave their homes for exercise or shopping.

“Ideally, the frequency of brushing teeth should be increased.

MOUTHWASHER ‘COULD STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19’

Mouthwash could stop the transmission of the coronavirus, German scientists say.

Virologists led by Ruhr-Universität Bochum in West Germany tested eight mouthwashes with different ingredients available in pharmacies or drugstores in Germany.

They mixed each mouthwash with viral particles and an interfering substance, which was meant to recreate the effect of saliva in the mouth. The mixture was then stirred for 30 seconds to simulate the gargling effect.

Next, they measured the viral titer, which is a value given to the amount of virus in a volume of liquid, in this case saliva.

Three mouthwashes reduced it to such an extent that no virus could be detected after an exposure time of 30 seconds. More research is needed to understand if this actually prevents the spread of the virus and how long the effect lasts.

The team led by Toni Meister said their research did not prove that mouthwashes were suitable for protecting against capture of the coronavirus or its treatment.

Ms Meister said: ‘Gargling with mouthwash cannot inhibit the production of virus in cells, but could lower the viral load in the short term from which the greatest potential for infection comes, namely in the oral cavity and throat – and this could be useful in certain situations, such as at the dentist or during the medical care of patients with Covid-19 ”.

Researchers in Lima, Peru, have also encouraged mouthwashes for dental procedures to protect against the coronavirus.

Andrea Vergara-Buenaventura, Department of Periodontics, Universidad Científica del Sur, reviewed the evidence for a range of conventional antiseptic mouthwashes used in dentistry to protect against infectious disease.

She and her colleagues concluded in their article: “ Within the limits of this brief review and despite little clinical evidence, we suggest the use of pre-procedural mouthwashes in dental practice to reduce the viral load of SARS- CoV-2 from previous dental procedures and to reduce crossbreeding. -Risk of infection when treating patients during the pandemic.

“Research is urgently needed to determine its potential for use against this new virus.”

Professor Addy said the antibacterial agents in toothpaste could help clear the coronavirus if it enters through the mouth. In theory, this would make it less likely to cause disease.

This is not the first time that Professor Addy has promoted the idea of ​​brushing teeth more often to reduce the risk of Covid-19.

In a previous letter to the British Dental Journal in April, Professor Addy said he was surprised the dental profession had not promoted tooth brushing as a preventive approach to coronavirus.

He wrote: “From my own knowledge and listening to the experts, a major source of droplets is saliva.

“I am therefore somewhat surprised that our profession has not promoted oral hygiene, by brushing teeth with toothpaste, in the preventive approach of Covid-19.

“The majority, if not all toothpastes, contain detergents, which impart important antimicrobial properties to the product, indeed the same detergents are present in many handwashing formulations recommended against the coronavirus.

He said the government should encourage everyone to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day.

Although everyone should already brush their teeth twice a day, Professor Addy said many of those at greater risk of Covid-19 do not, such as the elderly who can rely on a caregiver. .

Professor Addy did not go into details about the chemicals in the toothpaste that could protect against the coronavirus.

Triclosan is an antibacterial agent commonly added to toothpaste to prevent plaque buildup.

The majority of antibacterial soaps contain triclosan, although other chemical additives are also common.

Triclosan is a controversial chemical that was banned by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016.

He said there was not enough information on the long-term health effects of 19 antibacterial chemicals and a lack of evidence on their effectiveness, banning them from products in America from 2017.

Professor Addy also mentioned the idea of ​​using mouthwashes more often to protect themselves from Covid-19, in his letter from the BDJ.

He promoted chlorhexidine products because of their “antiviral action”. But he admitted there was little research to prove that they will be effective against the coronavirus.

However, since then, a study by scientists at Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, found that SARS-CoV-2 was suppressed for two hours after the application of chlorhexidine, suggesting that it may be able to control the transmission of Covid-19.

They concluded: “Chlorhexidine mouthwash has been effective in reducing the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva for a short-term period.

Mouthwashes are used to rinse the mouth before a dental procedure to reduce germs in aerosols and spatter produced during dental procedures.

The coronavirus particles are covered with a fatty membrane that protects the genetic material inside.

It can be broken down by antibacterial gel and soaps, but not necessarily by mouthwash.

The World Health Organization rejected the idea that mouthwash was protective in February.

He said that certain brands or mouthwashes can kill certain germs for a few minutes in the saliva in your mouth.

“ However, that doesn’t mean they are protecting you from the 2019-nCoV infection, ” the WHO said, before the coronavirus was given its official name of Covid-19.

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Pictured: The son of a Cambridge scholar, 19, died in the halls of the University of Manchester

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Finn Kitson, 19, was found dead in University of Manchester halls of residence

The son of a Cambridge scholar has died in his halls of residence after suffering ‘severe anxiety’ during a coronavirus lockdown on campus, according to his family.

Finn Kitson, 19, was found dead in University of Manchester halls of residence 11 days ago after a spike in Covid-19 cases in the city.

The rise in the number of cases has led to hundreds of students self-isolating and forcing other students at neighboring Manchester Metropolitan University to lock themselves out.

Officials say the death of Mr Kitson, who was staying on the University of Manchester’s Fallowfield campus, was unrelated to Covid-19. Police also said they were treating him as a non-suspect.

A video shared by Cambridge Celts FC manager Nic Mitham today showed the moment of joy when Mr Kitson, wearing the number 10 shirt, was surrounded by his teammates as they celebrated a goal he had Mark.

Finn Kitson, left, joins his Cambridge Celts teammates to celebrate by scoring a goal, in a video shared by team manager Nic Mitham

Finn Kitson, left, joins his Cambridge Celts teammates to celebrate by scoring a goal, in a video shared by team manager Nic Mitham

Mr Mitham tweeted a tribute with the video playing: ‘It was an honor to manage Finn Kitson at Cambridge Celts and I will always remember him for playing the game he loved. Rest in peace Finn.

But yesterday Mr Kitson’s father, Michael Kitson, denounced the ‘little support’ the students received as they were locked in a tweet tribute to his son.

Mr Kitson is the son of Cambridge principal Michael Kitson (pictured)

Mr Kitson is the son of Cambridge principal Michael Kitson (pictured)

Mr Kitson, who is an economist at Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, said on Twitter: ‘If you lock up young people because of Covid-19 with little support, you must expect that ‘they suffer from severe anxiety.

“The student discussed below is our son – and we love and miss him so much.

Other family members also paid tribute, including sister Beth Kitson.

Responding to a message from her father on Twitter, she said: ‘My wonderful and kind brother. He is and always will be loved so much.

She urged those who read the tweet to donate to the Mind and Samaritans charities.

Since Mr Kitson’s tweet, there has been a surge of sympathy, with dozens of people paying homage to him on Twitter and offering sympathy to his broken parents and siblings Beth and Harry.

Finn (No 10) is seen scoring a goal while playing for the Cambridge Celts in the video shared by manager Mr. Mitham

Finn (No 10) is seen scoring a goal while playing for the Cambridge Celts in the video shared by manager Mr. Mitham

Mr Kitson, a former young Cambridge City FC player, was discovered in the university’s Fallowfield Halls residential center on October 8.

In a first tweet, his father said: ‘Our beautiful son and brilliant brother has passed away. We are all devastated. Please donate all you can to mental health charities.

Players from his former team, Cambridge City FC, also held a minute’s silence in tribute to their home ground.

Dr Simon Merrywest, director of student experience at the University of Manchester, said: ‘We can confirm that very sadly one of our students was found dead in his residence at around 5pm on Thursday 8th October.

“We give all possible support to their family and friends and our deepest condolences go out to them.

“ The family asked us to clarify that this incident is not related to Covid-19 and that they would like to see their privacy respected during this difficult time.

“The university is working closely with the Manchester Coroner’s Office so we will not be able to comment further.”

Mr Kitson’s death came just days after two 18-year-old freshmen died in a student accommodation block at Newcastle University after it was believed they had taken ketamine class B.

In separate incidents, an 18-year-old man from nearby Washington died on Saturday and a 21-year-old Northumbria University student died on the same weekend as Finn after allegedly taking drugs.

Mr Kitson, a former young Cambridge City FC player, was discovered in the University's Fallowfield Halls residential center

Mr Kitson, a former young Cambridge City FC player, was discovered in the University’s Fallowfield Halls residential center

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘At around 5 p.m. on Thursday 8 October, police received a report of concern for the welfare of a man at a property near Moseley Road, Manchester.

‘Emergency services were present and a 19-year-old man was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

“Her next of kin has been informed. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

At the time of Mr Kiton’s death, Fallowfield was one of the student areas hardest hit by coronavirus outbreaks in Britain, with 5% of those testing positive for the disease in the week ending 2 October.

The University of Manchester, where there have been more than 1,000 cases since September 21, switched to online learning earlier this month.

However, the students were not locked up, unlike students at neighboring Manchester Metropolitan University, where more than 1,000 students have been asked to stay in their residence after a Covid-19 outbreak.

For confidential support, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch. See www.samaritans.org for more details

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Boris Johnson ready to go to war with the five leaders of the British Church over Brexit

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Boris Johnson was on a collision course with the Church over Brexit last night.

In an extraordinary intervention, the five Anglican archbishops of the UK warned that controversial legislation would set a “disastrous precedent” and undermine Britain’s position in the world.

The group, led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, said the internal market bill would flout the withdrawal agreement signed with the EU last year – and risk jeopardizing the peace in Northern Ireland.

They added: “If carefully negotiated terms are not met and laws can be ‘legally’ broken, what is the basis of our democracy?”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on a collision course with the Church over Brexit

The group, led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (pictured above), said the Internal Market Bill would override the Withdrawal Agreement signed with the EU last year.

The group, led by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (pictured above), said the Internal Market Bill would override the Withdrawal Agreement signed with the EU last year.

The intervention sparked a backlash from Conservative MPs last night. Former Brexit Minister David Jones said the comments “ betrayed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand. ” He added: “It is well beyond the competence of the Church. It is a simple matter of constitutional propriety.

Once again, the Archbishops seem to have undoubtedly swallowed every bit of Remain’s propaganda and are now regurgitating it. It makes my blood boil.

In a letter to the Financial Times today, the five archbishops appear to agree with the EU’s interpretation of events.

The letter is signed by Dr Welby, with the Archbishop of Armagh, John McDowell; the Archbishop of Wales, John Davies; the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Mark Strange; and the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, who was only inducted yesterday.

In a letter to the Financial Times today, the five archbishops appear to agree with the EU's interpretation of events.  Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell, pictured above

In a letter to the Financial Times today, the five archbishops appear to agree with the EU’s interpretation of events. Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell pictured above

Archbishop of Wales John Davies (pictured above) was one of five Anglican archbishops to sign the letter

Archbishop of Wales John Davies (pictured above) was one of five Anglican archbishops to sign the letter

The letter echoes criticisms of the Brussels and Labor Party legislation.  Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Mark Strange, pictured above

The letter echoes criticisms of the Brussels and Labor Party legislation. Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Mark Strange, pictured above

They say the legislation “currently calls on the country’s highest legislative body to equip a government minister to violate international law,” adding, “This has enormous moral, political and legal consequences. We believe this would set a disastrous precedent. This is particularly troubling for all of us who feel a sense of duty and responsibility towards the Good Friday Agreement.

The letter echoes criticisms of the Brussels and Labor Party legislation and could embolden his peers to destroy the legislation, which begins passage through the House of Lords today.

This would create a constitutional conflict with the Commons and undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand with Brussels.

Steve Baker, another former Brexit minister, said he was ‘extremely disappointed that the Archbishops are sowing disunity and division at a time when they could instead build the much-needed harmony in our country’. He added: “I pray that the archbishops can benefit from better legal advice. They would then understand that the hysteria of various lawyers is not justified.

Conservative colleague Andrew Percy said: “These unelected bishops have no legitimacy. We should not mix politics and religion.

“ This is not the first time during the Brexit debate that the bishops interfered in what was a democratic vote of millions. They have no right to undermine a democratic vote of millions of people. We don’t need pulpit politics.

Downing Street declined to comment, but a source from Whitehall said it was ‘no surprise that the bishops still don’t like Brexit’.

The row comes at a time when Brexit negotiations with the EU are in crisis. UK chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost is expected to speak to his EU counterpart Michel Barnier today to see if anything can be saved from the wreckage of trade talks.

The internal market bill sparked a political earthquake when it was released last month.

The letter was signed by Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell (pictured above)

The letter was signed by Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell (pictured above)

The legislation trumps parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, which was negotiated by Mr Johnson last year as part of his Brexit deal.

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis sparked an uproar in the Commons when he told MPs the legislation “violates international law in a very specific and limited way”.

Mr Johnson insisted on need for ‘excellent’ legislation to prevent the EU from exploiting gray areas in the Brexit deal to drive a wedge between Northern Ireland and the rest of the Kingdom United, which he said would undermine the peace process and the integrity of the United Kingdom. .

Several senior conservatives refused to support the legislation. A major rebellion was only averted when the government agreed to give MPs a separate vote before the controversial powers of the bill were used.

The EU says that by canceling the previous deal, Mr Johnson is threatening the Good Friday deal. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced this month that the EU has launched legal proceedings against the UK over the matter.

Defiant Gove says door to Brexit deal ‘is still ajar’

By Jason Groves for the Daily Mail

Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator will today warn Michel Barnier that troubled trade talks will only resume if Brussels is willing to make concessions.

Lord Frost is expected to speak to his EU counterpart today to see if anything can be saved from the wreckage of the trade talks that No 10 said last week as “over”.

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said yesterday the door to a deal was still “ajar.”

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said yesterday the door to a deal was still 'ajar'

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said yesterday the door to a deal was still ‘ajar’

But Mr Gove, who said earlier this month that there was a 66% chance of securing a trade deal, said the outlook was now “dimmer.”

He said the EU should “change its position” for there to be further negotiations.

Mr Gove, one of Cabinet’s main proponents for a deal, acknowledged that failure to reach a deal would lead to “turmoil”, adding: “I am neither blasé nor jaded about challenges. But if the choice is between arrangements that tie our hands indefinitely or where we can shape our own future in our own way, then that is no choice at all.

Lord Frost held a ‘loud’ call with Mr Barnier on Friday in which he told him not to bother coming to London today for scheduled talks.

Both men are expected to speak again today. But sources insisted that was not a sign that negotiations had resumed.

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Average house price hits £ 323,530, with sellers cashing in on demand during stamp duty holidays

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Average house price hits record £ 323,530 as sellers cash in huge demand during stamp duty holidays

  • Prices rose 1.1% and are now £ 16,818 higher than at the same time last year
  • Experts expect growth to continue through the New Year and could peak at 7%
  • The market has enjoyed a ‘mini-boom’ due to pent-up demand and the abolition of stamp duty

The average asking price for a house has climbed to a record £ 323,530 as sellers take advantage of unprecedented demand during the stamp duty holidays.

Prices rose 1.1 percent from September to October and are now £ 16,818 – or 5.5 percent – higher than at the same time last year.

Experts said they expected growth to continue until the new year when it could peak at 7%.

Prices rose 1.1 percent from September to October and are now £ 16,818 – or 5.5 percent – higher than at the same time last year. Prices in London rose 2.6% (pictured)

The market has seen a ‘mini boom’ due to the combination of pent-up demand, with households seeking more space after foreclosure and the removal of stamp duty on houses up to £ 500,000.

This has led to an increase in sales of homes higher up the chain for over £ 1million, according to the analysis.

However, a Bank of England survey last week predicted borrowers would soon have a harder time getting a mortgage as lenders brace for a winter jobs crisis.

Prices in the East Midlands (pictured) are up 7.7%.  The market has experienced a 'mini-boom' due to a combination of pent-up demand and the removal of stamp duty for houses up to £ 500,000

Prices in the East Midlands (pictured) are up 7.7%. The market has experienced a ‘mini-boom’ due to a combination of pent-up demand and the removal of stamp duty for houses up to £ 500,000

This sparked warnings that the recovery was waning, but the new report from real estate website Rightmove suggests the market will continue to thrive until at least the end of the year.

Tim Bannister, of the company, said: “Previous records are crashing in this extraordinary market, and there are still some legs left in the rise in house prices.”

The website report suggests that the annual growth rate will peak at around 7% by December, after September saw a record number of agreed sales.

Experts said they expected growth to continue until the new year, when it could peak at 7%

Experts said they expected growth to continue until the new year, when it could peak at 7%

He said it now only takes an average of 50 days to sell a home – faster than ever – leaving agents with more properties marked as sold than the first time.

The growing demand and the urgency with which houses are purchased has been facilitated by the government’s decision to temporarily remove the stamp duty on purchases worth up to £ 500,000 until March 31, 2021.

Rightmove said the pace of growth is now slowing, but sales agreed for October were still up 58% from the same time last year.

And separate data from Savills estate agents and TwentyCi analysts revealed that an average of 868 sales of over £ 1million had been closed each week since the start of June, 66% more than the weekly average of 522 over the same period in 2019.

Martin Robinson, Hunters Realtors, said, “The market continues to be strong in all types of properties.

“ We are also seeing changes in consumer habits, with many claiming that there is no need to be at the doorstep of their workplace and that they are looking to move to a more rural or affordable location, if the speed of the broadband allows it, to work remotely. ‘

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Action Plan: Nigel Colborn’s Essential Tasks For Your Garden This Week

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Prepare the containers for winter

The weather may have changed, but now is the time to prepare permanently planted containers for the winter.

Shrubs or large plants in outdoor pots are very vulnerable in the fall. Excessive rains, gales, and heavy frosts can all take their toll.

You can keep all container plants healthy by taking a few precautions in a timely manner. Good drainage is essential, so start by making sure that any permanently planted containers drip freely.

UK gardening expert Nigel Colborn advises avid gardeners to prepare their outdoor spaces for the colder winter months and pay special attention to shrubs or large plants in outdoor pots

Drainage is always better if the containers are raised slightly from the ground. Place large pots on bricks, old quarry tiles or specially designed “ risers ”.

This allows water to flow faster and more freely from the containers.

Feeding is not necessary in winter and can even be harmful.

Winter and spring shrubs such as daphnes and camellias (pictured) draw on nutrients stored in their tissues for flowering. They won’t need food until they start growing next spring.

Ants and earthworms are always less likely to block drainage holes if there is space between the base of the pot and the ground. Nonetheless, check all drainage holes and remove any plugs of soil or potting soil that may have blocked them.

Small containers may penetrate the frost. You can reduce this risk by bringing them closer together. Put more vulnerable plants in the center of the group.

The roots of subtropical plants such as cannas and ginger lilies should be completely frost-free.

But if their top growth is frozen, then no permanent harm is done. To protect these plants, insulate the pots with bubble wrap, tightly tied to prevent wind damage.

When life gives you leaves …

The dead leaves are full of plant nutrients. To turn them into leafy mussels and use them as a soil amendment, wrap the wet leaves in large plastic bags.

As fall arrives and leaves begin to fall from the trees, Nigel suggests gardeners could use them by converting them to leafy mussels for use as a soil amendment.

As fall arrives and leaves begin to fall from the trees, Nigel suggests gardeners could use them by converting them to leafy mussels for use as a soil amendment.

After two to three months, shake the leaves to remix them. The leaves should decompose to crumbly mold after about six months.

Give the hedges a final cut

The hedge trimming season is over, but your hedge could benefit from a final hedge cut. Conifers such as yew and holly can produce new shoots. Cut for a clean finish for the winter.

Privet hedges might require a more complete clip. If you notice dieback, cut off the affected stems. Throw away quickly.

Although the hedge cutting season is no longer upon us, Nigel suggests that the garden could benefit greatly from a last cut before winter.

Although the hedge cutting season is no longer upon us, Nigel suggests that the garden could benefit greatly from a last cut before winter.

Reader request

I was about to chop my Buddleja bush recently when my neighbor told me it was best to prune them in the spring. Why is that? J Saunders.

Buddlejas are best if they are pruned hard. In response, they produce large, fast growing shoots that bear a lot of flowers. These are valuable for pollinating insects, especially butterflies.

A reader wanted to know if their neighbor was correct in suggesting that the best time to cut buddlejas is in the spring, and Nigel told them that the ultimate time of year for a cut is at the end of April.

A reader wanted to know if their neighbor was correct in suggesting that the best time to cut buddlejas was in the spring, and Nigel told them that the ultimate time of year for a cut is at the end of April.

February is the best month for pruning. By then the weather warms up, and by the time the young shoots will be most vulnerable, spring will have arrived.

If you have multiple buddlejas, leave one until the end of April, then cut it hard.

The flowers provide late nectar to peacock and tortoiseshell butterflies to stock up on hibernation.

Plant of the week: CYCLAMEN CILICIUM

From the mountains of southern Turkey comes one of the most beautiful cyclamen in the fall.

Arriving later than the more well-known Cyclamen hederifolium, this plant produces flowers and leaves together in October.

For this week's plant of the week, Nigel opted for cyclamen cilicium, a sturdy pale pink flower with elegant blossoms swept back

For this week’s plant of the week, Nigel opted for cyclamen cilicium, a robust pale pink flower with elegant blossoms swept back

The elegant swept back blossoms are pale pink, matching the silvery gray leaves.

Although completely hardy, C. cilicium is less hardy than the widely distributed C. hederifolium. A sheltered position is preferable, preferably in dappled shade.

You can also grow C. cilicium in a large alpine pot or large pot. Growing plants are available from specialty vendors such as ashwoodnurseries.com.

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Up to 60 migrants are supported in the Channel by Border Force

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A migrant drowned today while trying to get to Britain from northern France via a makeshift boat.

The body of a man, who cannot be identified because he carried no document, was found on the beach of Sangatte, near Calais, Sunday morning.

Next to him was a life jacket – a typical life jacket of the type that migrants wear when packing rigid inflatable boats bound for the coast of England, or by those using boats from fortune.

On Sunday morning, the French navy intercepted 11 boats containing a total of 191 migrants trying to cross the Channel.

Up to 60 migrants were arrested in the English Channel by border forces today after 170 people were arrested trying to get to Dover yesterday

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 60 people were brought into the port of Dover in Kent in the morning after being intercepted by a border forces cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 60 people were brought into the port of Dover in Kent in the morning after being intercepted by a border forces cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel.

On Saturday, nine dinghies containing 201 migrants were arrested, while 102 migrants in seven boats made it to Britain.

Pascal Marconville, the prosecutor for the neighboring town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, opened a criminal investigation into the drowning and confirmed that the man “had no identity papers on him”.

Mr Marconville said he was ‘between 20 and 40 years old’ and of Middle Eastern appearance.

“An examination of the body does not reveal the intervention of a third party,” said Mr. Marconville.

Yesterday, border force officers arrested 170 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel aboard small boats in 12 incidents on Saturday - the highest number of crossings attempts so far this month.

Pictured: A migrant leaves the boat without shoes

Yesterday, border force officers arrested 170 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel aboard small boats in 12 incidents on Saturday – the highest number of crossings attempts so far this month.

He added that the position of the corpse and the absence of footprints in the sand around it clearly showed that “the body had been washed up by the sea”.

The man’s body was found by emergency services at 8 a.m., following a call from a member of the public.

Ambulance personnel attempted to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The latest drowning follows a war of words between France and Britain over who should prevent migrants from making the perilous sea voyage between the two countries.

Ahead of Sunday’s tragedy, Chris Philp, Minister of Immigration and Courts Compliance, said: ‘We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable.

“We are working closely with the French who have today prevented 222 people from making this dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment and intercepting people inland.

French authorities prevented 188 people from making the crossing, seized boats and equipment, and intercepted people inland.

A total of 410 people were prevented from crossing the Channel.

Dan O’Mahoney, Channel Clandestine Threat Commander, said: ‘These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are smuggling people out of safe countries in the EU and putting more pressure on our system of broken asylum – delaying or denying support to those in real need of protection.

“We are working closely with the French who have today prevented 188 people from making this extremely dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment and intercepting people inland. This week, the Home Office and the NCA also made 12 arrests of individuals involved in human trafficking and illegal entry.

‘We are also committed to fixing the asylum system, preventing those who have no right to be in the UK from coming here, making it fairer and firmer, more compassionate to those who have need help and welcome people through safe and legal channels.

Up to 60 migrants were arrested in the English Channel by border forces today after 170 people were arrested on their way to Dover yesterday.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that around 60 people were brought into the port of Dover in Kent in the morning after being intercepted by a border force cutter in a number of small boats in the English Channel.

In the photo, migrants are brought to the port of Dover this morning after being intercepted in the English Channel

In the photo, migrants are brought to the port of Dover this morning after being intercepted in the English Channel

Yesterday, border force officers arrested 170 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel aboard small boats in 12 incidents on Saturday – the most to attempt the crossing so far this month.

Another 222 were prevented from making the 21-mile crossing by French authorities and a number of boats were also seized.

The groups were brought to the port of Dover in Kent.

Among those arrested on Saturday, 14 migrants reportedly landed on a beach in Dungeness, Romney Swamp, where they were handed over to immigration officials.

It comes after another 27 were detained in a large rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) on Friday.

And the French authorities also carried out two interceptions on Friday at sea involving 25 people. They also prevented eight other people from leaving the beaches around Calais.

Immigration and Courts Compliance Minister Chris Philp said: ‘We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable.

“We are working closely with the French who have today prevented 222 people from making this dangerous crossing, seizing boats and equipment and intercepting people inland. This week, the Home Office and the NCA also made 12 arrests of individuals involved in human trafficking and illegal entry.

A migrant wearing only socks between the Border Force boat and the mainland of the port of Dover

A migrant wearing only socks between the Border Force boat and the mainland of the port of Dover

Immigration and Courts Compliance Minister Chris Philp said: 'We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable'

Immigration and Courts Compliance Minister Chris Philp said: ‘We are taking action at every step of these illegally facilitated trips to make this route unsustainable’

‘We are also committed to fixing the asylum system, preventing those who have no right to be in the UK from coming here, making it fairer and firmer, more compassionate to those who have need help and welcome people through safe and legal channels. ”

Dan O’Mahoney, Underground Chain Threat Commander for the Border Force, said: ‘These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are moving people out of safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system – delaying or denying support to those who really need it. protection.

“We are committed to fixing the asylum system, to preventing those who do not have the right to be in the UK from coming here. The new system will be fairer and stronger and show compassion to those who need our help, welcoming people through safe and legal channels.

Dan O'Mahoney, the Underground Channel Threat Commander for the Border Force, said: 'These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are smuggling people out of safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system - delaying or denying support to those who really need it.  protection '

Dan O’Mahoney, Underground Chain Threat Commander for the Border Force, said: ‘These crossings are facilitated by callous criminals who are smuggling people out of safe EU countries and putting more pressure on our broken asylum system – delaying or denying support to those who really need it. protection ‘

Saturday's figures mean a record 7,370 migrants have so far reached British shores aboard small boats, up from around 1,850 in 2019

Saturday’s figures mean a record 7,370 migrants have so far reached UK shores aboard small boats, up from around 1,850 in 2019

“We are working closely with the French, who have today prevented 33 people from making these crossings.”

Saturday’s figures mean a record 7,370 migrants have so far reached British shores aboard small boats, up from around 1,850 in 2019.

In September alone, 1,954 crossed the English Channel in small boats.

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Twitter removes ‘misleading’ tweet from COVID adviser Dr Scott Atlas that masks don’t work

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Twitter removes ‘misleading’ tweet from Trump Covid senior adviser Dr Scott Atlas that masks don’t work

  • The tweet in question was shared by Dr Scott Atlas and reads: ‘Do masks work? No’
  • Atlas also shared places where he says ‘cases have exploded even with warrants’
  • Twitter then deleted the tweet, claiming it violated the platform’s Covid-19 misleading information policy

Twitter deleted a “ misleading ” tweet from White House adviser Dr Scott Atlas which claimed the masks did not work.

In the tweet shared on Saturday, Atlas wrote: ‘Do masks work? No.’

Atlas, who has been on the coronavirus task force since the pandemic began in the United States, then used examples of areas in which he said “ cases have exploded even with warrants. ”

Atlas included the following locations in the tweet: Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Philippines, UK, Spain and Israel.

Masks and face coverings are used to prevent people with the virus from infecting others.

Twitter deleted a ‘misleading’ tweet from White House adviser Dr Scott Atlas (pictured) who claimed masks didn’t work

In the tweet shared on Saturday, Atlas wrote: 'Do masks work?  No'

In the tweet shared on Saturday, Atlas wrote: ‘Do masks work? No’

Twitter later deleted the tweet, but Atlas followed up on a censorship response.

“ This means the right policy is the @realDonaldTrump directive: use masks for their intended use – when you are close to others, especially at high risk. Otherwise, social distance. No generalized mandates. #CommonSense, ‘Atlas wrote.

A Twitter spokesperson told CNN the tweet was deleted because it violated the company’s Covid-19 misleading information policy.

Twitter said Atlas violated the policy that prohibits users from sharing false or misleading pandemic-related content that could cause harm.

In an email to The Federalist, Atlas explained his reasoning behind his tweet, citing the World Health Organization (WHO).

Atlas noted a WHO document which reads: “The widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality direct scientific evidence and there is potential advantages and disadvantages to consider.

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