Chris Whitty grabbed by thugs in London park
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Chris Whitty grabbed by thugs in London park
Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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The weightlifter, 43, will become the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics
Country diary: a red-hot rhapsody in blue. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion On this oppressively hot day, it’s hard to distinguish the boundary between sky and sea
More Olympic gold for Team GB features among the stories on the nation’s front pages as the working week begins.
It’s a glorious feeling when you and your singles bubble buddy just hang doing nothingA chance to watch old videos and eat junk does wonders for the soul after the sadness and loneliness of weeks of lockdown – even with no hugs ‘Connection with another person keeps the black dog from the door for a few extra hours, days, weeks and maybe even months ... It even creates some sort of new shared life.’ Photograph: Westend61/Getty Images
Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was expected to stay in the Polish embassy until she departs for Warsaw
South Korea says it’ll keep pushing to improve ties and resume talks with rival North Korea, despite the North’s threat to rekindle animosities if Seoul continues with its upcoming military drills with the United States
The 26-year-old, who won two gold medals and a silver at Tokyo 2020, is taking time away from swimming to focus on his mental health.
Delta blues: why estuaries are the canaries in the climate crisis coalmineThese fragile ecosystems are where the impacts of the climate crisis are often felt first, say experts Fangar Bay in the Ebro delta, Catalonia, Spain. About 70% of the delta is only 50cm above sea level and the sea is eroding five metres of coastline a year. Photograph: Joan Gil/Alamy
HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) -HSBC Holdings beat forecasts on Monday with first-half pretax profit that more than doubled from last year when it set aside $7 billion to cover pandemic-related bad loans. Encouraged by an economic rebound in its two biggest markets of Hong Kong and Britain, HSBC reinstated dividend payments, flagged higher payouts in the future, and released $700 million that had been set aside as provisions. It also said share buybacks were under review as an option after ruling them out earlier this year.
Starwatch: look out for the waning crescent moon passing Taurus Early on Tuesday morning, 27% of the moon’s visible surface will be illuminated, making it an attractive crescent
Our political class is agreed: this is all someone else’s faultThese days, everyone in British politics is desperately trying to find The Guy Who Did This Illustration by R Fresson Illustration: R Fresson
The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May
After hatching on beaches, the animals travel on currents feeding near the surface where plastic has accumulated.
Does London really need a gigantic glowing orb the height of Big Ben?The MSG Sphere, Madison Square Garden’s proposed stadium will beam adverts into locals’ faces all day – but it is apparently being fast-tracked by London planners Brash bauble … an artist’s impression of the proposed MSG Sphere. Photograph: The Madison Square Garden Company
Beetaloo Basin’s traditional owners condemn government for fracking handouts to gas companies. Senate inquiry hears of upset over $21m in grants being given to companies while Indigenous community lacks even basic infrastructure
The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to help showcase northeastern Japan's recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami a decade ago
The word gymnastics is derived from the ancient Greek “gymnazein," meaning “to exercise naked.”