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Kate Garraway’s husband returns home after a year-long battle with Covid-19

Kate Garraway’s husband returns home after a year-long battle with Covid-19

Entertainment
PA MediaKate Garraway's husband has returned home after more than a year in hospital being treated for Covid-19.Former political adviser Derek Draper, 53, was admitted in March last year with coronavirus symptoms, before having to be put into a coma.ITV presenter Garraway said on Friday that he "absolutely knew he was home" but had not yet regained his speech and will require round-the-clock care.She and her young family all "burst into tears" when he arrived home."As we pulled up, I could see two little faces, Darcey and Billy [their children] looking out the window, and I could literally see them go, 'He's here,'" she told her Good Morning Britain colleagues."And they sort of ran out and ran forward, opened the door, and he immediately burst into tears."There was a lot of hugging and we ...
Covid-19: Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter

Covid-19: Italy returns to strict lockdown for Easter

World
EPAItaly has entered a strict three-day lockdown to try to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter.All regions are now in the "red zone" - the highest tier of restrictions - as the country battles a third wave, with about 20,000 new cases a day.Non-essential movement is banned, but people are allowed to share an Easter meal at home with two other adults.Churches are also open, but worshippers are being told to attend services within their own regions.For the second year, Pope Francis will deliver his Easter message to an empty St Peter's Square.Following the holiday weekend, different regions will then remain in either "orange zone" or "red zone" restrictions until the end of the month.Italy's restrictions come as countries across Europe try to control a surge in cases of the virus, ...
Six Nations: Scotland’s Sean Maitland out for France tie as Adam Hastings returns

Six Nations: Scotland’s Sean Maitland out for France tie as Adam Hastings returns

Sports
Date: Friday, 26 March Kick-off: 20:00 GMT Venue: Stade de France, ParisCoverage: Watch on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and online from 19:30 GMT; listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and BBC Radio Scotland; live text and highlights on the BBC Sport website and app.Sean Maitland has been left out of Scotland's squad for their final Six Nations match against France on Friday. Scotland were limited to selecting five English-based players because of an agreement with the Premiership. Stuart Hogg and Sam Skinner (Exeter), Scott Steele (Harlequins) and Alex Craig and Chris Harris (Gloucester) were chosen ahead of the Saracens wing. Finn Russell (concussion) and Adam Hastings (ban) are back, but lock Jonny Gray is again out through injury.Glasgow Warriors' Fraser Brown does not make Gregor Townsend's ...
Line Of Duty returns: We didn’t float up the Lagan in a bubble – here’s everything you need to know

Line Of Duty returns: We didn’t float up the Lagan in a bubble – here’s everything you need to know

Entertainment
For the DIR, for the next few weeks we're only interested in one thing here and one thing only - and that's catching bent coppers.Line Of Duty fans, almost two years since we last visited AC-12, the wait is finally over. Not since Game Of Thrones' controversial swansong has there been such feverish anticipation around a TV series' return. Thanks to its tense and twisty scripts, stellar performances from core stars Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston, and a roster of brilliant guest actors - plus Superintendent Ted Hastings' knack for an incredibly quotable catchphrase, fella - it has become one of the biggest shows on British TV. Image: 'Can we go through those acronyms one more time?' Kelly Macdonald joins the cast as DCI Joanne Da...
Reports: IRS to extend deadline for tax returns

Reports: IRS to extend deadline for tax returns

Business
March 17 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service plans to push back the date by which Americans must file their federal tax returns to give people more time to pay what they owe during the pandemic-related economic downturn, unnamed sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Sources confirmed the plans to Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC. Advertisement While the IRS hasn't solidified plans, the agency is expected to set May 15 or 17 as the new filing deadline, a month later than the traditional April 15 date. The Treasury Department made a similar move last year, pushing back the deadline to July 15. In April 2020, many states were still under stay-at-home orders implemented a month earlier, and millions of people had lost their jobs in the weeks prior. The economy has seen a bit of a rebound ...