Mail On Sunday (13 February 2021)

Human cost of EU's spite: Trade war looms after Brussels' 'indefensible’ block on British clams, oysters and mussels

There's a bitter north-easterly wind whipping the waves as Chris Ranger moors his ageing sailboat and steps off with a small net of oysters.

‘This time last year, I’d be selling 1,500 of these for Valentine’s Day,’ he says. ‘But Covid has closed the UK market and Brexit has ended EU exports. I’m down to a few web sales, perhaps 300 oysters. To be honest, I’m struggling.’

His plight is shared by the handful of traditional oyster and scallop boat crews working Cornwall’s River Fal. It’s a difficult job and the season is restricted to six months between October and March, when the weather is at its most bitter.

Mail On Sunday (24 January 2021)

So-THATS-Boris-Johnson-hosting-G7-summit-tiny-Cornish-village.html So THAT'S why Boris Johnson is hosting the G7 summit in a tiny Cornish village! How Carbis Bay is the old family home where 'Granny Butter' went into labour with his father Stanley

When Boris Johnson announced details of this summer’s G7 summit, he admitted his choice of venue was partly inspired by ‘pride in being probably the first half-Cornish Prime Minister’. Yet that, it seems, isn’t the full story. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Cornwall’s tiny resort of Carbis Bay where the economic gathering of world leaders is due to take place in June, has an association with the PM’s family stretching back generations.

Mail On Sunday (8 November 2020)

Robbed of a last loving hug: Most of the 87,000 people who died in care homes during the coronavirus pandemic were denied family comfort in their final days

Nearly 87,000 residents have died in care homes since the start of the pandemic with the majority denied a last hug from their family.

The figures reveal the tragic toll taken by visiting restrictions and the urgent need to extend Covid testing of visitors to all homes so families can reunite with dying relatives in person.

There were 86,566 deaths in care homes between March 20 – three days before lockdown – and October 30. Of these, just 15,415 were caused directly by coronavirus.

Mail on Sunday (29 November 2020)

Police on horseback stationed outside MasterChef finalist's London restaurant amid 'Covid-busting office party in full swing in the basement'

Police on horseback were stationed outside an upmarket London restaurant yesterday amid reports of a Covid-busting office party in full swing in the basement.

Staff were heard arguing with officers in the street outside Frog in Covent Garden, run by former MasterChef finalist Adam Handling.

Under the current lockdown rules, restaurants and bars must remain closed, but can provide takeaway food and drink.

Mail On Sunday (22 November 2020)

Martin Bashir 'took clothes of Babes in the Wood murder victim which may have been key evidence - but never returned them to her relatives'

The family of one of the victims of the notorious ‘Babes in the Wood’ murders have accused BBC journalist Martin Bashir of failing them while seeking to advance his own career.

Nicola Fellows and her friend Karen Hadaway, both aged nine, were found murdered in Brighton’s Wild Park in 1986. Five years later and desperate to find the killer, Karen’s mother Michelle allowed Mr Bashir to take away her daughter’s clothes, which had been returned by police.

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