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Test and Trace app pings neighbours through walls if their phones are too close despite the people having NO face-to-face contact

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The NHS Test and Trace app is 'pinging' neighbours through walls  The NHS Test and Trace app is 'pinging' neighbours through walls if their phones are in close proximity to each other, it was claimed last night. Neighbours are being forced into quarantine for ten days despite never coming into contact with a positive case of the virus because the bluetooth signal used by the app is known to be strong enough to penetrate walls. This means the technology will occasionally send an order to quarantine to people because their next-door neighbour – with whom they share a wall – may have tested positive, sources told The Telegraph.   It comes as business leaders warned the  'pingdemic' was causing chaos for families, firms and  hospitals and demanded changes on the NHS Covid-19 app to avoid a 'self-inflicted economic wound'.     NHS chiefs have also warned the system was making it 'increasingly difficult' to deliver routine care and said hospitals were

Boris Johnson appoints former Bullingdon Club contemporary of his to independent watchdog that oversees and advises him on ethics in public life

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City solicitor Ewen Fergusson, 55, has been appointed to the Committee on Standards in Public Life, the government body that advises the Prime Minister's office on ethics in public life Boris Johnson has handed a university friend who was also a member of Oxford's exclusive Bullingdon Club an advisory role at an independent government watchdog.  City solicitor Ewen Fergusson, 55, has been appointed to the Committee on Standards in Public Life, the government body that advises the Prime Minister's office on ethics in public life.  He will join the Committee alongside Professor Gillian Peele from August 1. The role will hold no formal powers and is strictly advisory.   Fergusson, who spent much of his career as a partner at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, was photographed behind Mr Johnson and near to ex-Prime Minister David Cameron in the 1987 Bullingdon Club picture.  The Committee on Standards in Public Life - established in 1994 by John Major - can initiate inquiries, m

Nathan the kitten is spotted swimming in crystal clear water after her owners found the tiny cat in a box by the side of the road and made her famous online

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Domestic cats and water don't normally go well together, but one beach-loving feline is defying the common stereotype and has been spotted making a splash. Nathan, a rescue animal, was filmed in Elliot Heads, Queensland, taking a leisurely stroll in crystal clear shallow water, as her owners walk along the shore. The video, shared on July 16, shows Nathan comfortably enjoying a quick dip.  Nathan was adopted from the Queensland RSPCA by owners Rian and Melissa after she was found in a box in early 2017 and was soon introduced to the beach.  Swimming is not uncommon for the Instagram famous feline, who has amassed a staggering 539,000 followers. Clearly, the kitten found her happy place, and her social media page is littered with videos of the family frolicking in the water together. Nathan , the water-loving feline, has been captured taking a quick dip in an Elliot Heads beach, in Queensland, with owners Rian and Melissa Her account, nathan_thebeachcat, is constantly flooded with

Gov. Cuomo will be questioned this weekend as part of state probe into allegations he sexually harassed female aides

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Investigators are expected to question New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this weekend relating to sexual harassment allegations levied against him in a sign that the state's probe may be reaching its final stages, it has been reported.  The state hired two outside lawyers, Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark, to lead the investigation into Cuomo - which is being overseen by Attorney General Letitia James, The New York Times reported. Kim and Clark are expected to interview Cuomo, 63, in Albany on Saturday four months after investigations into him began, sources told the outlet. Investigators were always expected to speak with Cuomo, who said at the start of the probe in March that he would 'fully cooperate.' Cuomo is also facing an impeachment inquiry in the state assembly.  Kim and Clark have gathered testimony from several of the women who have accused Cuomo, a Democrat who has held the office since 2011, of inappropriate touching and offensive remarks.  Investigators are expected to

Multiple wards shut, 70 paramedics in isolation with a doctor and nurse from Sydney's two biggest hospitals infected - as cleaners refuse to enter Australia's busiest Covid unit after being denied ANY protective equipment

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Sydney's health system is being ravaged by Covid-19 as a doctor, nurse and pregnant patient at two of the city's biggest hospitals catch the virus and more than 70 paramedics are forced into isolation. A pregnant woman tested positive on Wednesday after having a cesarean at Liverpool Hospital the day before.  She spent most of the day in the hospital in southwest Sydney and may have visited several areas of the facility. Sydney's health system is being ravaged by Covid-19 as a doctor, nurse and pregnant patient catch the virus. Pictured: Unaffected health workers at Royal North Shore Hospital on Thursday A fully vaccinated nurse who worked at Westmead Hospital's Covid-19 ward also tested positive. Pictured: Westmead Hospital in western Sydney A doctor at the hospital has also tested positive, although it's unclear whether he had contact with the woman. The hospital has suspended all non-urgent surgery and is deep cleaning all its operating theatres. Meanwhile, a ful

'You all seem quite amused by it': Grinning Daniel Andrews is interrupted by a heckler at a press conference who has a VERY pointed message for the Victorian Premier

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A grinning Daniel Andrews brushed aside a heckler after they interrupted him during a press conference to tell him how much she loved him and hated Rupert Murdoch.  The Victorian premier fronted media on Thursday to announce the latest five-day snap lockdown across the state. Mr Andrews was addressing a question posed to him by a journalist when the heckler shouted over him.  'Love your work Dan,' the heckler yelled. 'Thank you health care workers, and f*** Murdoch.'  Mr Andrews grinned at the heckler before responding: 'I'm not sure whether, um... I didn't hear the last bit of that. A grinning Daniel Andrews brushed aside a heckler after they interrupted him during a press conference to tell him how much they loved him 'Love your work Dan,' the heckler yelled. 'Thank you health care workers, and f*** Murdoch' 'You all seem amused by that.' Mr Andrews quickly brushed off the comment before carrying on with the press conference.  New

NFL 'will play the black national anthem 'Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing' before the Star Spangled Banner at its 2021 season games'

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The NFL announced plans to perform or play the black national anthem, before games during the beginning of this year's season, ESPN reports.     'Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing,' traditionally referred to as the black national anthem, will be performed before 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' during the season opener on September 10, when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. The NFL, in collaboration with the NFL Players Association, is also considering featuring names of victims who suffered police brutality on uniforms, helmets or patches on jerseys.    The NFL announced it plans to perform or play the Black national anthem, before games during the beginning of this year's season, ESPN reports The NFL has recently displayed increased awareness about the issues of systemic racism, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitting the league was wrong in how it approached NFL player protesting police brutality and systemic racism over the past few years. The de

Aussie mum stranded in Nepal and facing jail with her toddler daughter if they can't fly home begs embassy for help - but gets a heartless response

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A desperate mum stranded in Nepal and trying to return home has been infuriated by a bland response to her plea for help from Australian authorities. Pragya Shrestha's toddler daughter's Nepalese visa expires on August 10, but the soonest she could get a flight was August 23. The gap between the visa expiration and her flights from Kathmandu potentially place them at risk of detention in Nepal.  The mum-of-three sent an urgent plea to the Australian embassy but was told, 'you should try to bring forward her flight'. 'We would suggest you work with travel providers and/or airlines to secure a flight for her and yourself prior to August 10, 2021.' 'They send me this email, as if I haven't tried to do that,' Ms Shrestha fumed in a post on Facebook group for stranded Australians. 'I am so p***ed off want to complain but I don't know where to complain.' Ms Shrestha is one of more than 14,000 people in the group, which is a forum for expats to

Children's football coach arrested over racist post to Rashford admits he 'may have sent tweet while drunk' and says his family benefited from star's free school meals campaign

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The children's football coach arrested over tweeting racist abuse towards England star Marcus Rashford after the Three Lions' defeat to Italy at the Euros has admitted that he may have sent the message while drunk. Nick Scott, 50, originally denied sending the vile message after the England striker missed a penalty in Sunday's heartbreaking final at Wembley, claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked. But he has now admitted he may have 'unknowingly' sent the offensive remarks while drunk.  Scott, from Powick, near Worcester, has also begged for Manchester United star Rashford's forgiveness, revealing that he benefitted from the England player's free meals campaign. He also denied he is a racist, saying he is a 'quarter black South African' and had married a German.  Scott told The Sun: 'I was hammered at the time and don't remember doing it. But if I did I want Marcus to know that I'm truly sorry and I apologise sincerely. After e