The rise in positive tests appears to have started soon after lockdown restrictions were eased on "Super Saturday".Details »
'We're at a critical moment': Spain sees coronavirus cases surge again. One of Europe’s deadliest outbreaks appeared under control in May but Spain’s convivial culture may be aiding new infections
Deputy Leader of the Labour party Angela Rayner says the Government has failed students throughout the pandemic but the use of a 'deeply flawed' algorithm to calculate results has been 'devastating'.
Like so many young people, during the pandemic I moved in with my parents. After not living with them for a long while, there were some things we all had to get used to. Of all the little quirks I was prepared for, I was not prepared for the fact that my parents would hate the way my shampoo smelled. I tried a couple of different brands, but they still had the same complaint, so I started looking for fragrance-free options. These 16 hair products are all fragrance-free. Many people find synthetic fragrances to be too abrasive for their skin and hair, plus some people (like my parents) just find overly fragranced products offensive to their senses. Whatever your preference may be, we found products you'll love. Keep on reading to shop our picks. Related: These Are the Hair-Care Products Practically Flying Off Sephora's Shelves This Summer
The UK has recorded its highest daily rise in coronavirus infections for two months, with government data showing a total of 1,441 new cases.New daily positive tests had fallen significantly from a peak of more than 6,000 through April and May to a low of 352 on 6 July.
'Sheer fear': mental health impacts of Covid-19 come to foreCases of PTSD, anxiety, depression and insomnia lead to calls for routine follow-up of survivors * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
Ministers have been accused of trying to cover up the findings from investigations into hundreds of health and social care worker deaths linked to coronavirus after it emerged the results will not be made public.The Independent revealed on Tuesday that medical examiners across England and Wales have been asked by ministers to investigate more than 620 deaths of frontline staff that occurred during the pandemic.
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Parts of England to remain in tighter coronavirus lockdownRestrictions to continue in Leicester and large areas of northern England due to rise in cases * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
Britain's coronavirus death rate is down, but the unanswered question is whySome have suggested we’re now successfully treating Covid-19, or that ‘herd immunity’ has finally arrived. Neither is true * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage
A High Court judge has cleared the way for a divorcee owed more than £450m by her Russian billionaire ex-husband to be awarded his superyacht and art collection, in the the latest round of a long-running legal dispute. Tatiana Akhmedova, who lives in London, was awarded a 41.5% share of businessman Farkhad Akhmedov's £1 billion-plus fortune by a British judge in late 2016. She has argued that Mr Akhmedov has yet to hand over the vast majority of the £453m Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, who analysed the case at a trial in the Family Division of the High Court in London, said she should get. Judges have heard that she has so far been given only about £5m and that Mr Akhmedov has not "voluntarily" paid a penny. The billionaire oil and gas tycoon believes the decision should not have been made by a British judge because his ex-wife is from eastern Europe, and the couple were not married in this country. Ms Akhmedova claims he has attempted to place assets beyond her reach and has taken legal action in Britain and overseas to get hold of what she is owed. This has led to her becoming embroiled in litigation with a number of trusts based in Liechtenstein, into which Mr Akhmedov has transferred assets. Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles was told how Mr Akhmedov had transferred a super-yacht, the Luna, worth around £340m, and an art collection, with an estimated worth of £110m, into the ownership of a number of trusts in the central European country. Trustees had asked her to release them from their "obligations to execute transfers", arguing that orders telling them to transfer the yacht and art collection would "require" them to act in "violation of the law of Liechtenstein". The judge analysed arguments at virtual hearings in the Family Division of the High Court in June and published a ruling on Friday, in which their application was refused. Trustees of two Liechtenstein trusts, into which Mr Akhmedov had transferred "monetary assets", had also said proceedings brought against them in London by Ms Akhmedova should be halted and dismissed. Mrs Justice Knowles denied those applications as well. Ms Akhmedova has also taken legal action against her 26-year-old son Temur, who she says is his father's "lieutenant". Temur, a London trader, disputes allegations made against him.
The Netherlands has told its citizens not to travel to Britain and France threatened retaliatory quarantine measures after the UK put both countries on its coronavirus red list on Thursday night. The British decision – which takes effect on Saturday morning – means travellers returning from France must quarantine for two weeks. A spokesman for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "This means that Great Britain will receive a code orange as travel advice, because the Dutch have to be quarantined there." The Dutch code orange means holiday travel to the UK is not recommended. It would usually mean quarantine restrictions, but the Dutch stopped short of imposing those on people returning from the UK. On Thursday night, France said it would impose quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from the UK. That means any British tourist visiting France would face a month in isolation, two weeks on arrival and another fortnight on their return. "It is a decision that we regret and one that will entail reciprocal measures in the hope that we can return to normal as quickly as possible," said Clément Beaune, France's Europe Minister. Read more: Can I still go on holiday to France?
The latest season of true crime series Dirty John has arrived on Netflix.The anthology series, whose first season was based on the podcast of the same name, returned for a second outing on Friday (14 August) with a whole new story to tell.
France has become the latest country where returning Brits will need to quarantine - and the UK's transport secretary has now revealed how the government could choose which destination might have its air bridge scrapped next. Grant Shapps told LBC this morning that any country recording above 20 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in a week causes "concern" and can "trigger" introduction of quarantine measures, requiring inbound travelers to self isolate for two weeks. This means Denmark, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Croatia could all be next in line, Telegraph analysis of the latest coronavirus figures shows, with infection rates above 14 per 100,000 and rising. And there could be fears for Greece and Ireland, where new cases are rising at speed. The rate of infection over the last seven days in the UK itself is hovering at around half the government's threshold with 9.7 cases per 100,000.
Tyson Fury has sparked outrage after using the n-word in front of his children during his 32nd birthday celebrations.The heavyweight world champion and father-of-five posted a video of his family enjoying his day.
Coronavirus has shone a light on a “lawless state” within Britain, where people are held as slaves and criminal gangs steal from the taxpayer, says Sir Iain Duncan Smith. The former Conservative Party leader tells of the “enormous criminal sub-society thriving in the UK”, whose practices have been exposed during the pandemic. Writing in The Telegraph, Sir Iain says: “A significant and well-organised network of gangs brings people into this country by different methods, including illegal passports. But the gangs don’t just go away when the migrants land in the UK. Too many migrants are then forced into slavery in disgusting conditions.” He made the comments after a report was published by the Centre for Social Justice, the think tank, on slavery and exploitation of workers in Leicester. It follows reports of a clothing factory in Leicester that allegedly paid staff illegally low wages and flouted safety measures.
A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mild collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, in what a Greek defence source called an accident but Ankara called a provocation. Tensions between the NATO allies have risen this week after Turkey sent a survey vessel to the region, escorted by warships, to map out sea territory for possible oil and gas drilling in an area where Turkey and Greece both claim jurisdiction. European Union foreign ministers, who met via teleconference, called for a de-escalation of tensions, an EU official said.
New data revealed as the government eases lockdown restrictions – but imposes quarantine of holidaymakers returning from France.
Passengers were evacuated safely from the train in Kent after it got stuck following a landslide just a day after the derailment in Stonehaven, Scotland.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that his group would wait for results of an investigation into the Beirut port explosion, but if it turns out to be an act of sabotage by Israel then it would "pay an equal price". The leader of the powerful Iran-backed Shi'ite Muslim group said in a televised speech that the two theories under investigation were that either an accident due to negligence, or sabotage caused the explosion of warehoused ammonium nitrate. Israel has denied any involvement in the Aug. 4 blast that killed 172 people, injured 6,000, damaged swathes of the city and left 300,000 homeless.
Dark grey clouds loomed over Bangkok, Thailand, this afternoon before heavy rainstorms battered the city causing flash floods. The country is at the peak of its annual monsoon rainy season, which sees dramatic storms and rain downpours several times a week. Thailand's rainy season last from may until October and is accompanied with flash floods and often structural damage from the powerful gusts.
Heavy rain, thunder and lightning hit Maidenhead in Berkshire, south east England, after days of high temperatues. Thunderstorm warnings remain in place for large parts of the UK after heavy downpours and flash flooding brought disruption to roads and railways.