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Scam gran, 65, who lied she was blind to claim £1MILLION in benefits branded ‘craftiest woman ever’ by clue

A SCAMMING gran who said she was blind in order to claim £1million in benefits has been branded the "craftiest woman ever" by her husband. John Pomfrey, 60, had no idea his wife Christina, 65, was lying about being completely blind and wheelchair bound for 15 years. 4Christina Pomfrey was caught walking unaided by investigators…

Critics blast Trump for commuting Stone jail term

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoger Stone speaks to reporters reacting to Trump's decision to grant clemencyLeading Democrats have condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his former adviser and friend Roger Stone.Presidential contender Joe Biden's spokesman accused Mr Trump of abuse of power and "laying waste"…

Coronavirus UK: Brits go on first holidays after quarantine is lifted

The first UK tourists since the lifting of quarantine restrictions were pictured arriving in Malaga yesterday. Residents of England, Wales and Northern Ireland can finally go on holiday again as, from yesterday, they no longer have to self-isolate on their return from a list of 73 countries. The coasts of Spain are a popular option…

Memories of Srebrenica massacre 25 years on

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 8,000 men and boys were massacred at Srebrenica "All who wish to go will be transported, large and small, young and old. Don't be afraid... No one will harm you."On 11 July 1995, Bosnian Serb units captured the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina.In less than two weeks,…

Court hears details of Depp and Heard birthday row

Image copyright EPA Johnny Depp has claimed "all hell would break loose" if he failed to follow ex-wife Amber Heard's "rules".The actor, 57, told London's High Court during a libel hearing Ms Heard, 34, would often force him to give her attention.Ms Heard claimed he once threw a magnum of champagne at her, which he…

Welsh pubs and cafes to reopen indoors on 3 August

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConfused about what you can do when? This should helpPubs, cafes, restaurants and bars can reopen indoors in Wales from 3 August, providing coronavirus cases continue to fall.First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the date in a long list of changes to the country's coronavirus restrictions.Exemptions will also…

Travel updates: Backlash against ‘lunatic’ cruise ban as other holiday restrictions ease

9:52AM Mapped: The 23 countries you can actually visit right now The Government has given the green light to overseas holidays. As of July 7, the FCO no longer advises against trips to 66 destinations, while 75 countries can now be visited by Britons without the need to self-isolate on their return. Confusingly, however, some nations appear on one list,…

UK to shun EU coronavirus vaccine purchase plan

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UK coronavirus live: Nicola Sturgeon says new cases in Scotland at three-week high as restrictions eased

2.55pm EDT14:55 That’s all from our UK live blog for today but please follow the developments worldwide on our global blog. 1.58pm EDT13:58 Summary Thank you following the blog today. Below is a summary of the key stories. UK official death toll rises by 48 since yesterday – The Department of Health and Social Care…

Covid-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating and getting worse – as cases DOUBLE in six weeks’, WHO warns

CORONAVIRUS is "accelerating and getting worse" as cases have doubled in six weeks, the World Health Organisation has warned. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, said the Covid-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Director-General of the WHO Tedros…
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Ashwell Prince speaks up on racism in cricket: ‘Our system is broken’ | Sport

Former Test middle-order batsman Ashwell Prince has stood behind Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi on his Black Lives Matter stance.Prince took to social media and said he believes that the South African cricket system is broken.Prince remembers an incident in 2005 when some of the South African cricket team were racially abused in Australia... but…

EXCLUSIVE | I ran and they opened fire

The smouldering shells of two cars that were set alight outside the IPHC headquarters in Zuurbekom where five people died in a hostage drama on Saturday. Five people were shot dead and 40 arrested during a hostage drama at the International Pentecost Holiness Church in Zuurbekom in the early hours of Saturday.Outside the church, there were bloodstains…

OPINION | We need to abandon the notion that there is no place for politics in sport | Sport

It is often said that there is no place for politics in sport, but it is a notion that, in South Africa, cannot exist.The history of this country and the marginalisation of our black sports people make it so.For decades, this country's finest sporting products were starved of opportunities to showcase their talents on the…

JUST IN | Power cuts to continue on Sunday, says Eskom | Fin24

South Africans will wake up to another day of load shedding on Sunday, Eskom has said. Stage 2 load shedding will start at 08:00 and continue until 22:00. "Implementing loadshedding [on Sunday] is necessary in order to replenish the emergency generation reserves to better prepare for the coming week. Due to the much colder weather, demand for…