Bad week for:
Lemsip, after new NHS guidance suggested that it and other “oral decongestants” don’t do anything to relieve the symptoms of head colds. According to the watchdog Nice, there is little or no evidence that the decongestants actually help with sinus infections, and sufferers would do better sticking to paracetamol.
Michael Gove, who caused outrage by joking that being interviewed by Radio 4’s John Humphrys was like “going into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom... You just pray that you emerge with your dignity intact.” In response to a storm of criticism on social media, the Environment Secretary tweeted an apology for what he described as a “clumsy attempt at humour”.
Lillith, the escaped lynx, after zookeepers, who have been scouring the Welsh countryside in a police helicopter, claimed to be closing in on her. Lillith broke out of her cage at a wildlife park near Borth last week. Experts said she was unlikely to approach humans, but might take pets or livestock for food. Travel websites, which are facing an official investigation into claims that they are “pressure selling”. Hotel booking sites stand accused of flashing phoney warnings such as “only three rooms left”, or “17 other people are looking at this hotel”, in an attempt to rush customers into making a decision.