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Everyone in the public gallery of Court No 1 of the Old Bailey leaned forward to watch as the diminutive figure of a 14-year-old boy, dressed in a school blazer, stepped into the dock.
When Britney Spears married her childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander in a 5.30am ceremony in Las Vegas in 2004, it became a global joke because the marriage lasted only two days.
GEOFFREY WHEATCROFT: Rarely has the legend of Winston Churchill been more outrageously misappropriated than it was by Tony Blair.
'Severe weather possible during Sunday,' say forecasters
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Glenn Barrett, 51, was watching England v Croatia at a Grimsby social club when he probably contracted Covid-19. Three weeks later he was dead having earlier rejecting offers of a jab.
"U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home," reports the Associated Press: The "superbug" outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A handful of the patients had invasive fungal infections that were impervious to all three major classes of medications. "This is really the first time we've started seeing clustering of resistance" in which patients seemed to be getting the infections from each other, said the CDC's Dr. Meghan Lyman... Health officials have sounded alarms for years about the superbug after seeing infections in which commonly used drugs had little effect. In 2019, doctors diagnosed three cases in New York that were also resistant to a class of drugs, called echinocandins, that were considered a last line of defense. In those cases, there was no evidence the infections had spread from patient to patient — scientists concluded the resistance to the drugs formed during treatment. The new cases did spread, the CDC concluded.... Those cases were seen from January to April. Of the five people who were fully resistant to treatment, three died — both Texas patients and one in Washington. Lyman said both are ongoing outbreaks and that additional infections have been identified since April. But those added numbers were not reported. The fungus, Candida auris, "is a harmful form of yeast that is considered dangerous to hospital and nursing home patients with serious medical problems," they add — and it's spread through contaminated surfaces or contact with patients. Newsweek points out that while it's only recently appeared in America, "infections have occurred in over 30 countries worldwide."
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In what Treasury insiders say would be the biggest upheaval in the monetary system for centuries, the Bank of England would establish a direct digital equivalent to physical money.
SARAH VINE: There have been many jaw-dropping moments over the past few months in relation to Harry, but this sets a new bar.
MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Thousands of words have been written about how illogical the 'pingdemic' is, and rightly so.
MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: These are tough days for Boris Johnson. Far too many people oppose or question his determination to give us back our freedom.
Japan recorded 4,204 new infections on Friday - a rise of 785 on the same day the previous week, which saw 3,419 cases reported, according to the country's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Editors of the Lancet medical journal also failed to share critical evidence that showed the new coronavirus could be spread by people who were not displaying symptoms.
The Commons' Defence Committee said 58 per cent of women serving in the British military reported experiencing bullying, harassment or discrimination (file photo).
More than 57,000 viewers contacted Ofcom after the former Good Morning Britain host said he didn't believe the Duchess's (pictured) claims.
ALAN RUSBRIDGER: Would I have stepped back from publishing the disclosures about state surveillance from the American whistleblower Edward Snowden? No.
DAN HODGES: A Cabinet Minister believes, with the departure of Dom Cummings, Boris has lost his political antenna. They say he is influenced by focus groups.
Love Island has been accused of looking like a 'Hitler youth camp' - because it features so many blonde women. Pictured: Georgia Townend.
The BBC was plunged into a fresh bias row last night over new jobs for two senior journalists with a history of openly anti-Brexit views.
Research reveals Beijing's response to SARS created template for Covid deception, writes IAN BIRRELL
The stark similarities between Beijing's sinister response to the two outbreaks are highlighted in a damning new paper published in CBRNe World
TALK OF THE TOWN: Gabriel Jagger tied the knot with Anouk Winzenried at his step father Rupert Murdoch's £11million mansion Holmwood House in Oxfordshire.