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Coronavirus: UK reports largest number of second jabs in one day

Coronavirus: UK reports largest number of second jabs in one day

Health
Reuters The UK has reported the largest number of second coronavirus vaccine doses given in a single day, according to the latest government data.A total of 450,136 second doses were received on Friday - with 106,878 first doses also administered.The previous record was set on Thursday when 449,269 second doses were reported - in addition to 96,242 first doses.There were 2,589 new infections in the past 24 hours, and another 40 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.The latest figures show that of the 39,001,554 vaccinations administered in the UK so far, 32,010,244 were first doses - a rise of 106,878 on Friday.Meanwhile, 6,991,310 were second doses, a rise of 450,136.After the latest figures, the UK's death toll stands at 127,080 and the total number of infections is 4,368,045.It comes...
Was your phone number stolen in the Facebook breach? Here’s how to check

Was your phone number stolen in the Facebook breach? Here’s how to check

Technology
People can now check whether their phone numbers are among the data stolen from more than 500 million Facebook users - including 11 million from the UK - and leaked online.Facebook has confirmed that the data is related to a historic breach related to a technical flaw the company "found and fixed" in August 2019, although privacy regulators are now asking additional questions. People can now search the independent and widely respected Have I Been Pwned? site - which monitors hacking forums for dumps - to see if their numbers are among those listed in the enormous dataset.Searchers should include the country code with their query, so in the UK it would begin 4479... and so on. Image: Users can search 'Have I Been Pwned?' to see if their numbers a...
Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Technology
Ever wanted some words of support from your football hero? How about help with a marriage proposal from a famous musician?The coronavirus pandemic has hit the entertainment industry hard - and it's seen a growing number of celebrities selling personalised video messages online. Websites such as Cameo and Memmo give members of the public the chance to ask stars to record a shout-out for their friends or relatives, with prices ranging from around £15 to several hundred pounds.Nigel Farage is one of the latest names to sign up to Cameo - a site which has attracted big stars in the US - with a video from the former Brexit Party leader setting you back £75.Simon Webbe, who found fame with the boyband Blue, says he charges around £50 for a personalised video on Memmo and he received about 100 re...
Number of e-scooters on UK roads set to soar – why not everyone’s pleased about it

Number of e-scooters on UK roads set to soar – why not everyone’s pleased about it

Technology
The number of e-scooters on the UK's roads is set to soar as London prepares to launch a trial of the vehicles in the coming weeks.They have been hailed as a greener, more sustainable mode of transport that can reduce traffic congestion, but concerns have been raised after trials in other UK cities. Newcastle has introduced an overnight curfew for e-scooter riders after a spate of drink-driving arrests, with six men due in court on Thursday.A councillor in Merseyside recently branded the devices "orange death traps" after witnessing people riding them on pavements in Liverpool. Image: E-scooters have been hailed as a greener, more sustainable mode of transport And in Leicester, where e-scooters are not being trialled, a six-year-old b...
Nathan Evans’ sea shanty Wellerman goes to number one in UK chart

Nathan Evans’ sea shanty Wellerman goes to number one in UK chart

Entertainment
Official Charts CompanyScottish postman-turned-social media sensation Nathan Evans has reached number one in the UK charts with his version of a 19th Century sea shanty.Evans first found fame on TikTok by singing traditional seafaring songs, before being offered a record deal and giving up his day job.A pop remix of one song, Wellerman, has spent seven weeks in the top three but has now finally reached the top spot."We've done it! Unbelievable, I'm speechless," he said."Everybody's support has been absolutely fantastic, thank you each and every one of you. We made it!"His rise to number one comes after an appearance on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway last weekend.Wellerman was thought to have been written by New Zealand whalers about an employee of the Weller Brothers shipping compan...