While daily deaths have risen, the number of new cases appears to be falling, leading one expert to forecast that the worst of the pandemic could be over soon.'Worst could be over by October' »
Seventy-seven countries are under review by government scientists for a possible move to the green list for quarantine-free foreign travel, it has emerged. The Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) is understood to be reviewing the countries before ministers decide on a final list of new green destinations, due to be unveiled next week. Green list status means unvaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine on their return, while amber list countries allow double-jabbed holidaymakers to visit them wi
Thousands of civil servants are to be encouraged to add pronouns to their email sign-offs under plans for a transgender inclusivity drive, despite a backlash from staff. The Scottish Government is backing proposals that would ask its 8,000 workers to take a “pronoun pledge” under which they would add terms reflecting their gender identity, such as she/her or he/him, to signatures at the bottom of every work email. Some people who class themselves as non-binary prefer pronouns such as they/them,
University and College Union accuses PM of ‘trying to pin blame on students for not yet taking up a vaccine they haven’t been prioritised to receive’
A recruitment manager who plotted to smuggle more than £5 million from the UK to Dubai when she was cash-strapped on furlough has been jailed. Tara Hanlon, 30, was stopped at Heathrow Airport as she attempted to board a flight with five suitcases filled with cash totaling £1.9 million. Hanlon, who was furloughed from her job as an operations manager at Leeds recruitment firm Goodall Brazier last March, had also discussed recruiting others to the scam, Isleworth crown court heard.
The Duchess of Cambridge has become quite the talented photographer. Kate’s latest picture of Prince George on his 8th birthday is proof enough as well as the other photos of her family. Her drive behind the ‘Hold Still’ photobook campaign also demonstrates the passion she has for photography.
Britain has told the European Union that new proposals from Brussels aimed at resolving the standoff over the Northern Ireland Protocol do not go far enough. On Monday, the EU issued a paper which suggested that checks on over-the-counter medicines destined for Northern Ireland could be conducted by UK authorities. Brussels said this would require the UK to meet several conditions – including ensuring all drugs comply with European Medicines Agency standards and that all packets destined for Nor
Britain and France on Tuesday signed a new security deal aimed at protecting the public in the event of a terror attack in the Channel against a large vessel such as a passenger ferry, the British government said. The UK-France Maritime Security Treaty was signed in Paris as the defence and foreign ministers from both sides met for talks on shared security interests.The British government said in a statement that the treaty is the foundation for "seamless joint and coordinated action to be taken
Body parts feared to be those of the missing British hiker Esther Dingley may have been dragged on to a walking path in the Pyrenees by animals, police have said. French police are in the process of analysing what is suspected to be a human skull and at least one bone after they were discovered by a runner last week. It is a potentially significant breakthrough in a case that has baffled investigators. Ms Dingley, 37, vanished during a solo trek in November. She had scaled Pico Salvaguardia, on
Former inaugural committee chair accused of lobbying for a foreign government
‘Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,’ Press Secretary Jen Psaki says
Pentagon chief ‘deeply concerned’ by sharp rise in suicides among US troopsDefense department promises improvements in quality of life and mental health help on army bases The brutal weather and isolation on Alaska army bases adds to the usual stresses of army life, possibly contributing to alcohol abuse and despair. Photograph: Bill Roth/AP
Kate Shemirani's son has called for her to be prosecuted after she compared NHS staff to Nazi war criminals.
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Hammer thrower attracted controversy over recent decision to shun the Stars-and-Stripes in protest at racial injustice but defended herself fearlessly from cynical political attacks
Libby Squire may have been flashed by her killer just weeks before her death, her mother has said as she called for victims of so-called “minor” sexual offences to report them. The 21-year-old university student was raped and murdered by a serial sex offender who targeted her while she was alone and vulnerable on a night out in Hull in 2019. It was the culmination of an 18-month crime spree which saw Pawel Relowicz sexually terrorise young women around the city’s student area. His previous offen