Boris Johnson has accepted Matt Hancock's apology for breaching social distancing rules, after the health secretary was photographed in a passionate embrace with an aide.Hancock 'very sorry' »
"Fear the virus, not vaccination," French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on a visit to Landes, in the south-west, where the Delta variant accounts for 70 percent of new coronavirus infections. While the number of cases continues to fall in France – 24 people per 100,000 are infected – the highly contagious Delta variant is gaining ground. Nationwide, it accounts for 10 percent of recorded cases, up from 2-4 percent a week ago.In Landes, the worst affected department, Castex on Thursday announce
Nothing suggests that HMS Defender's passage was anything but continuous and expeditious. But the UK should avoid relying on Ukrainian "permission" as a justification.
Perez Hilton is being condemned by Britney Spears fans for his “reprehensible” coverage of the singer in the years leading up to her breakdown.
Europe's football governing body UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season. Paris Saint-Germain's victory over Bayern Munich in last season's Champions League quarter-finals will go down in history as the last away goals result in the tournament before the rule change. The rule, introduced in 1965, has led to some dramatic moments in recent years, including Tottenham's stoppage-time success over Ajax in the 2019 Champions League semi-final.
Mobile network EE is to charge customers for using their phone in Europe from next year. British travellers have not had to pay roaming charges on their mobile phone bills since June 2017, when they were abolished after changes to European regulation. Britain's departure from the European Union meant that from January UK customers no longer had the right to use their phone in Europe without roaming charges.
France and Germany on Thursday attempted to persuade EU leaders to relaunch regular meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a reset strategy in a controversial bid that threatens to divide the 27-member bloc, particularly the Baltic states. French President Emmanuel Macron said the stability of Europe required a dialogue with Russia, noting that an engagement with Putin "is necessary for the stability of the European continent. But he also conceded that “it will be demanding be
In the desert emirate of Abu Dhabi, Ibrahim al-Hammadi inspects a freight train on the UAE's first railway line. He climbs aboard the locomotive, does a final systems check and then it's full steam ahead.
The 61-year-old TV presenter is undergoing physiotherapy to strengthen his back muscles as well as steroid injections to ease his pain.
The Hare & Hounds in Essex has been threatened with closure after complaints about noise in the garden at weekends.
The 'Strictly' stars are living 'The Good Life' after moving to a farm in Devon where they grow their own food and keep alpacas.
Will Sir Keir Starmer face the biggest crisis of his leadership to date if he loses the by-election in the West Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen next week? Will former Labour MP George Galloway, standing for the Workers Party, attract enough support from the constituency’s large Muslim community, previously loyal to Labour, to deny the incumbent the seat? Will the Conservative Party's approach of standing aloof from the slugfest between Labour and Mr Galloway's Workers Party while following a "local" playbook identical to the one that proved successful in Hartlepool, allow them to come though the middle to victory?
Micheal Martin said the UK must be willing to engage in the process and follow through on commitments already made.
Rudvelle Walters, 48, was found not guilty by a jury after spending less than an hour in retirement to consider the verdict.
India’s prime minister met with top politicians from Kashmir some two years after his government stripped the region of its special privileges and detained local politicians and others amid a communications blackout. Thursday’s closed-door talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Kashmiri leaders for over three hours signaled the re-start of a political process in the region where armed Islamist militancy has ebbed since 2019.“Our priority is to strengthen grassroots democracy in Jammu
Hundreds of e-scooters have been seized in London in the past week as police launch a crackdown on the vehicles. A total of 507 e-scooters were confiscated by Metropolitan Police officers during "proactive patrols" across the capital. A programme was launched in London earlier this month - amid growing safety concerns about the devices.
At least one person was killed and many others were pulled from rubble after a beachfront condo building partially collapsed outside Miami on Thursday. A wing of the 12-storey building in the community of Surfside came down with a roar around 1.30am. By late evening, nearly 100 people were still unaccounted for, authorities said, raising fears that the death toll could climb sharply.
Shadow Transport Secretary Jim McMahon says that the images of Health Secretary Matt Hancock appearing to kiss his aide Gina Coladangelo published in The Sun newspaper are "pretty clear for all to see". He adds that it's also "pretty clear there was close contact" between the two while social distancing guidelines were in place.