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Mass tourism had brought the archipelago, immortalised by the Leonardo Dicaprio movie ‘The Beach’, to the brink of ecological catastrophe. Now Thailand hopes to make Phi Phi the standard-bearer for a new, more sustainable model of tourism as the country reopens to visitors after the long Covid-19 shutdown.
After 16 years at the top of German politics, what now for Angela Merkel?. While Merkel has said she has no particular plans, doing nothing doesn’t seem a realistic prospect for the outgoing chancellor
University of East Anglia Professor Alastair Grant has projected the reproduction rate of the new variant based on UKHSA figures.
While introducing the next segment on I’m A Celebrity, Mr Donnelly said: “It is all changing in camp now because yesterday the celebs chose a new leader via the gift of a secret vote.” “And this fictional party definitely didn’t involve cheese and wine, or a Secret Santa,” he quipped. Donnelly then looked directly into the camera and said: “Evening Prime Minister… for now.”
Events in No 10 a year ago have come back to haunt Boris Johnson
The Prime Minister has his finger on the Plan B panic button. Vaccine passports and new work-from-home guidance are set to be announced today as the Government speeds up plans for tougher measures to counter the omicron Covid variant.
The United Kingdom saw a record rise in the number of deaths caused by alcohol misuse last year, which public health officials said was linked to the wider social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 8,974 people died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020, 18.6% more than in 2019 and the largest increase since records began in 2001, Britain's Office for National Statistics said. Previous data from health authorities in England had shown a 21% rise in deaths from alcoholic liver disease last year, when COVID-19 lockdowns closed pubs but led to many heavy drinkers consuming more alcohol at home.
More than four in five local areas (84%) have recorded a week-on-week rise in rates.
The five young people are being recognised for making a difference.
No 10 Christmas party: a look into the government’s festive scandal
We snuggled up with a range of weights, sizes and styles to find the dreamiest covers around
It contains six hundred litres of water and uses microalgae to bind carbon dioxide and produce pure oxygen through photosynthesis.View on euronews
Britain will in due course consider whether or not to impose a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. U.S. government officials will boycott the Olympics in Beijing because of China's human rights "atrocities", the White House said on Monday. Beijing says Washington is plotting to disrupt the Games.
The Prime Minister was challenged on what steps the Government would take to deliver changes to the contentious post-Brexit trading arrangements.
Australia will join the US in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing over China’s human rights abuses. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that the move would come as no surprise to many because of tensions in the country’s relationship with China. As well as citing human rights abuses, Mr Morrison said a diplomatic row over “our decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines” was also behind the move.
Video has emerged of the prime minister’s former spokesperson laughing and joking with government officials about that Christmas party Johnson still swears never happened. Meanwhile, a letter about dogs in Afghanistan has also proven something so contemptible it’s almost surreal
Storm Barra brought rough seas to Douglas, the Isle of Man’s capital, on December 7, as the UK’s Met Office issued several yellow weather warnings across the country for wind, rain and snow.Wind gusts as high as 70 mph were recorded on the south coast of Ireland, the Irish meteorological service said.Video posted by @meraki_IoM captured the waves crashing against the promenade in Douglas. Credit: @meraki_IoM via Storyful
Kim Petras has opened up about being seen as a “joke” in her home country of Germany, and dismissed by the US music industry.
Results of first laboratory experiments on new variant ‘better than I expected’, scientist says
Boris Johnson has announced new Covid restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of Omicron. Plan B comes in response to a surge of cases, with 568 currently confirmed.