A punt operator in Cambridge wore a mask to protect himself from coronavirus in the tourist hotspot.
He wore a mask as he got ready to punt tourists from around the world on the River Cam, as the virus spreads across Britain.
At Boots in Cambridge the shelves have been emptied of antibacterial gel and a notice has been taped to the shelf stating: “Due to high demand of antibacterial gel, we have sold out for today.”
Aerial pictures show dozens of Crossrail’s new high-tech trains sitting idle in a London depot waiting to be used.
The trains are part of a £1 billion fleet commissioned for the flagship rail project, believed to be costing around £17.6 billion. Crossrail bought 70 trains, which each have room for 1,500 passengers, but only 15 of them are currently in use on existing services, while the rest wait for the track to be finished.
Ed Sheeran’s DAD has put together the world’s first exhibition about his famous son with personal items which have never been shown in public before.
John Sheeran has gathered together an array of private family photos, unseen works of art and personal items relating to key moments in Ed’s life and career for the exhibition, which coincides with the singer’s “coming home” concerts in Suffolk. The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition opens in Ipswich when the global superstar returns to play four concerts in his home town.
Children are being warned not to touch monster jellyfish which are washing up on UK beaches this summer.
Hundreds of the UK’s largest species of the creature, barrel jellyfish, have been sighted along the shores in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall in recent weeks. Now parents are being urged to keep their children away from the jellyfish, which can grow to the size of dustbin lids, in case they get stung.
A three-year-old disabled girl told she may never walk has stunned her parents by taking her first steps UNAIDED – as she continues her rainbow mission for the NHS.
The Sun told how Daisy Briggs, who was diagnosed with severe Spina Bifida, a spinal condition, and Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid in her brain, had been inspired by Colonel Tom Moore to do a sponsored rainbow walk with her frame. Readers have helped the incredible little girl raise more than £14,000 for the NHS and now her proud parents are celebrating again after Daisy walked on her own for the first time.
A 12-year-old British girl, who has used a wheelchair all her life, is set to become the first child with cerebral palsy to walk down the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Katie Renshaw who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 10 months old, has been given the incredible opportunity to model children’s clothes for top fashion label Lulu Et Gigi at the world-famous event. The schoolgirl, who has been receiving treatment from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool since she was a baby, was originally told by doctors she may never walk.
A pretty three-year-old girl who was expected to never walk has defied the odds to do a rainbow walk to raise money for the NHS after being inspired by Captain Tom Moore.
Little Daisy Briggs was diagnosed with severe Spina Bifida, a spinal condition, and Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid in her brain, during mum Rea Briggs’ 20-week scan. Rea, 34, from Sutton in South London, was given the option to terminate her pregnancy after being told Daisy would probably be in a vegetative state when she was born and her chances of walking were almost impossible.
Passengers on a guided bus in Cambridgeshire had a miraculous escape after the bus exploded into flames following a collision with a car.
The passengers were quickly evacuated from the bus following the collision, which saw both the car and bus burnt to a shell after they burst into flames. Local residents report hearing “an explosion” and seeing plumes of black smoke billowing into the air after the bus and car collided near Longstanton.
A stunning picture showing a blanket of cloud draped across a mountain in Wales has won the Weather Photographer of the Year competition.
Gareth Mon Jones has come top in the contest run by The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in association with WeatherPro, for his photo, Above My Expectations, taken at Y Lliwedd, one of the flanks of Snowdon in North Wales. More than 5,700 photos were submitted in this year’s contest, showing weather phenomena from around the world, including clouds, lightning, rain, fog and snow.
The GRANDSON of vicious swan Mr Asbo is following in his grandfather’s footsteps after terrorising a baby GOSLING on the River Cam – as tourists looked on in horror.
The feathered fiend, who is now a fully-fledged swan, was spotted attacking the frightened baby Canada goose, who became separated from his parents and siblings. The savage swan, who was nicknamed Asbaby as a youngster when he pecked petrified punters on the famous Backs, appears to now be worse than ever.
Flood water along a notorious stretch of road in Welney on the Cambridgeshire/ Norfolk border has subsided revealing an incredible FOUR stranded cars.
The motorists were all caught out by the long and winding stretch of road, which has been flooded for two months.
These stunning photos look as though they have been taken in the Netherlands but in fact they show Britain’s last remaining bulb fields bursting into colour before Easter.
The pictures show the beautiful blooms brightening up the countryside at family-run Belmont Nurseries near King’s Lynn in Norfolk. The tulips have flowered two weeks early this year due to the mix of warm and wet weather throughout the Spring. The vibrant fields are making their mark as the UK prepares for a warm and sunny Easter, with highs of 22C on Saturday, according to the Met Office.
Prince Philip was seen visiting the Queen who was later spotted out and about for the first time since she was taken ill with a cold.
The Duke of Edinburgh was not wearing a seatbelt as he was driven to the main house on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk by his daughter Princess Anne. He was wearing a blue overcoat and a shirt as he sat in the passenger seat for the journey.
A Tesco store in Cambridgeshire was forced to shut its doors this morning (Sun) after selfish shoppers invaded the hour reserved for NHS staff, causing “bedlam.”
The shop in Milton, near Cambridge, had to start operating a one-in one-out policy from 10.15am after hundreds of members of the general public started shopping too early and the store quickly became full too capacity.
The supermarket had set aside a dedicated shopping hour for NHS staff between 9am and 10am and for the first half hour it asked shoppers for ID.
A man has attracted hundreds of fans from all over the world after posting more than 1000 pictures of his favourite BENCHES on Twitter.
Paul Griffiths, 58, from Hartlepool in County Durham, created his My Favourite Bench page three years ago and now has an incredible 5000 followers. Paul’s passion for benches began when his three boys were young and they used to make an annual family trip to Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales and sit on the same bench to eat fish and chips and enjoy the views.
The historic summit to discuss Prince Harry and Meghan’s future role in the Royal family is believed to have finished after Prince William was spotted leaving the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Prince William was seen driving his Land Rover out of a back entrance to the Royal Estate at about 4.20pm following crunch talks with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince Harry. He was spotted driving towards his nearby country home, Anmer Hall, after an afternoon discussing Prince Harry’s “abdication” as a Senior Royal.
Double rowing Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell has become the oldest rower ever to compete in the Boat Race after being picked for the Cambridge University team.
The 47-year-old looked thrilled as it was announced he would be part of the Light Blue team, competing in the famous Boat Race on the River Thames. Cracknell is now the oldest man ever to compete in the annual contest, beating Andy Probert, who was 38 when he coxed Cambridge in 1992 and Mike Wherley who rowed for Oxford at 36 in 2008.
The GRANDSON of vicious swan Mr Asbo was seen terrorising a Cambridge University STUDENT who got too near to his family.
The savage swan, who was nicknamed Asbaby as a youngster when he pecked punters on the famous Backs, was spotted attacking the male student who was having a swim. The feathered fiend, who is now a fully-fledged swan, was seen hissing at the undergraduate, who was taking a dip in the water.
The Queen has been spotted driving with her SEATBELT on after she was criticised for not wearing it in the aftermath of Prince Philip's horror car crash.
She was spotted behind the wheel of her Range Rover as she drove out of the Sandringham estate. The Queen was wearing a headscarf and bright red lipstick and was accompanied by a companion and followed behind by her police protection officers. It comes after she was seen driving along a public road, less than 24 hours after Prince Philip's accident, without wearing a seatbelt as she headed home after visiting her stables.