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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.
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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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.
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.
The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid "confrontation" over a U.S. threat to trigger a return of all U.N. sanctions on Tehran. In a U.N. Security Council vote, Russia and China opposed extending the weapons ban, which is due to expire in October under a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
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?
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Lovers of cruelty-free beauty and saving money, take note: Sephora Collection introduced its first-ever, all-clean makeup line. Joining the eco-friendly skin-care products that launched earlier this year will be lip glosses, eyeshadows, and more, and not one single product will cost more than $20. Of course, the makeup will abide by the Clean at Sephora seal standards and be suitable for sensitive skin, too. So, you can feel good about choosing these items whether you prefer an all-vegan makeup routine, or you're just trying out something new. Ahead, find the brand's first makeup products, and rest assured that it's easier than ever to be clean.
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.
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A police officer accused of being a member of a neo-Nazi terrorist group has appeared in court.Benjamin Hannam, 22, is also accused of possessing illegal images of children and lying to the Metropolitan Police on his application and vetting forms.
New data revealed as the government eases lockdown restrictions – but imposes quarantine of holidaymakers returning from France.
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.
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.
An investigation has confirmed the cause of the train derailment that killed three people in Stonehaven as Prince Charles paid a visit to the scene of the crash.The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report confirmed the train, which had nine people on board at the time of the incident, struck a landslip covering the down line and derailed.
Nightclubs and pubs have been ordered to close across Spain after the country saw a spike of coronavirus cases this week.Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa made the announcement on Friday. Smoking will also be banned in outdoor areas when keeping a safe distance is impossible.
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.
Pc Andrew Harper’s mother Debbie Adlam attended a private memorial in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, to mark the anniversary of her son’s death on Saturday. She told the PA news agency: “It was really emotional, acknowledging the year is here tomorrow.” She added: “I found it quite difficult, to be honest, more difficult than I expected."