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Mary Stokes had no license or insurance when she crashed her Peugeot 206, which had failed an MOT.
Duncan Scott became the first British swimmer to win three medals at an Olympic Games in more than 100 years today as he claimed silver in the men’s 200m individual medley. The 24-year-old said he could “hold my head high” after finishing 0.28 seconds behind winner Wang Shun of China — despite being “gutted” at again missing out on an individual Olympic gold. It was Britain’s sixth medal in the pool at the Games, and came shortly after teammate Luke Greenbank won bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke.
LONDON (Reuters) -The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group. "It is therefore likely that there will be vaccination campaigns against SARS-CoV-2 for many years to come, but currently we do not know what will be the optimal required frequency for re-vaccination to protect the vulnerable from COVID disease," the scientists said. The document, titled "How long will vaccines continue to protect against COVID?", was written by prominent virologists and epidemiologists from Imperial College London, University of Birmingham and Public Health England.
Doreen Pugh, who has died aged 96, worked as a secretary for Sir Winston Churchill from 1955 until his death, and in interviews with the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge, and with Cita Steltzer for her book Working with Winston, described the “sweet”, playful, but demanding man she came to know. May 1955, when Doreen Pugh was taken on, was not a happy time for Churchill. Suffering increasingly from health problems, he had resigned in April as prime minister, but had had
Some 2,589 people were recorded as sleeping rough in London between April and June, according to the Combined Homelessness And Information Network.
‘I was fearful for my safety’: St Louis health official speaks out on racist abusePeople mocked Faisal Khan’s accent and a council member questioned his credentials over Covid measure The crowd responded to Khan’s recommendations with ‘anger, vitriol, and directed abuse to the point where I was fearful for my own safety’. Photograph: Laurie Skrivan/AP
Whether in defeat or victory, each Olympian’s story is one of dedication and perseverance. Children’s authors have long cottoned on to their literary potential
ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean (Reuters) - German NGO Sea-Watch said on Friday it had rescued nearly 100 migrants in the Mediterranean overnight, many of whom were injured, some with severe "fuel burns" - chemical burns caused by exposure to gasoline mixed with seawater. Migrant boat departures from Libya and Tunisia to Italy and other parts of Europe have increased in recent months with better weather. According to the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 1,100 people fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East have perished this year in the Mediterranean.
Weymouth is the smart set’s pick for kiss-me-quick British beach fun, says <strong>Abigail Blasi</strong>
Scientists tend to study heatwaves and floods as discrete events – but this overlooks the crucial connections between them.
Firefighters were mobilized to fight the Dixie fire in Northern California on July 29, as the fire continues to rage in the area.Footage shows St Helena Fire Department dousing threatened woodland with water in Plumas County.The Dixie Fire was spread over 226,421 acres and 23 percent contained as of July 29, according to official reports Credit: St Helena Fire Department via Storyful
‘The department would also like to extend its condolences to the family of the victim,’ writes Minnesota police department investigating America Thayer’s death
Infection levels in England and Northern Ireland are estimated to be the highest since the end of January.
MOSCOW (Reuters) -A software glitch, and possible lapse in human attention, were to blame for throwing the International Space Station out of control, but work was proceeding to activate a newly attached module at the centre of the mishap, Russian space officials said on Friday. Jet thrusters on the Russian research module Nauka inadvertently reignited on Thursday a few hours after it had docked to the space station, causing the entire orbital outpost to pitch out of its normal flight position some 250 miles above the Earth with seven crew members aboard. According to NASA's account of the incident, the mission flight director immediately declared a spaceflight emergency as engineers on the ground struggled to regain stability of the sprawling research satellite.
The comedian is set to front a new version of the programme famously hosted by Anne Robinson.
Helicopters rescued people from at least four yachts
Paul Bussetti now faces a retrial and was ordered to pay costs of more than £6,000.
Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music uses Shakespeare’s words to describe: “The man that hath no music in himself… his affections dark as Erebus… Let no such man be trusted...” The virus, like the Erebus man, has been an enemy of music, driving musicians and their audiences to new kinds of despair — both personal and professional. Throughout the pandemic, London’s stages were silenced.
Team GB reached the semi-finals in Rio in 2016.