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Coronavirus: Public urged to follow ‘mission-critical’ rules

Coronavirus: Public urged to follow ‘mission-critical’ rules

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device It is "mission-critical" to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said."The more people follow the rules then the faster we will all be through this," he said, after reports of packed public parks in London and elsewhere.This morning Mr Hancock said such behaviour was "quite unbelievable". At the daily Downing Street briefing, he said it could not go on. It comes as the UK death toll reaches 4,934.The Department of Health said on Sunday there had been 621 more coronavirus-related deaths in the UK in the past day.The latest deaths include 12 more in Wales, seven in Northern Ireland and two in Scotland.As of 09:00 BST on...
Stray Kids follow their own path

Stray Kids follow their own path

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- As K-pop has evolved over the years, it has become more common to see groups take reign of their discographies by crafting their own sound and stories -- and thus their identities as performers. One such group that's doing that is JYP Entertainment's newest male ensemble, Stray Kids, which penned most of their tracks before an official debut two years ago. "To be a part of those groups that produce, that make music, is a really big honor," the group's leader, Bang Chan, said on a phone call with UPI just before the San Jose, Calif., stop on their 2020 District 9: Unlock World Tour. "But the reason we think it's important for us to make our own music genuinely and perform it for our fans is we're the ones who are doing it. We think that [with] everything we ...
Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Technology
By Sadiya Chowdhury, news reporter Overuse of powerful prescription medication could lead to an addiction crisis in the UK similar to that being seen in the US, mental health professionals are warning.Public Health England will publish a review tomorrow showing that 141 million prescriptions were handed out for strong painkillers, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills last year. Doctors issued nearly 71 million prescriptions for antidepressants - a 97% increase compared to 2008. Opiates were up to 40.5 million - 22% more when compared to a decade earlier. And more than 500,000 more sleeping tablets were doled out, a 10% increase.Anti-depressants are included because officials say some people suffer severe symptoms ...
Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Sports
VERY GOOD The Eagles academy products have been in outstanding form for Roy Hodgson's men so far this season Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on Crystal Palace academy duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and insists he has plenty of his own young players pushing for a place in his squad. The Gunners host Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday and are looking to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Wilfried Zaha, left, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been outstanding for Crystal Palace this season While the Eagles have endured difficult spells during the campaign, Zaha and Wan-Bissaka have often stood out as star performers. They both came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and have been linked with moves away this summer. Emery sin
Jordan Pickford: Everton star must avoid complacency or he will follow in the footsteps of Joe Hart

Jordan Pickford: Everton star must avoid complacency or he will follow in the footsteps of Joe Hart

Sports
“Joe Hart is arrogant and making far too many mistakes,” Roy Keane remarked ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier with Montenegro in 2013.“I’d have dropped him six months ago.” At the time, this comment was dismissed as just another candid put-down by the former Manchester United captain. Pickford has come under criticism for his recent performances Never one to hold back with a scathing assessment, his thoughts concerning the Manchester City goalkeeper were filed away under ‘harsh’ and few gave it much thought. This was a player who had won the Premier League two seasons earlier, claimed his third successive Golden Gloves award and started as England’s first choice in the last two major tournaments. ...