More areas of England will join London in moving to Tier 2 of England's lockdown restrictions, the health secretary has said.
The GMB host did not hold back when asked about the possibility of returning to Britain's Got Talent.
Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen has hit back at Donald Trump after the US president called him a "creep" and a "phoney guy". Baron Cohen told Mr Trump "I don't find you funny either" in a tweet on Saturday before suggesting he is a "racist buffoon". The pair have traded insults after the British comedian targeted the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a prank for his new film.
The findings echo data released in July which showed the vaccine generated "robust immune responses" in a group of healthy adults aged between 18 and 55, the newspaper reported, citing people aware of the results from so-called immunogenicity blood tests. AstraZeneca, which is developing the vaccine with Oxford University researchers, is seen as a frontrunner in the race to produce a vaccine to protect against COVID-19. Oxford and AstraZeneca did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comments.
The countries you can (feasibly) visit right now Your last-minute guide to the Canary Islands The new travel rules for Tiers 1, 2 and 3 Your final options for a quarantine-free half-term holiday Sign up to the Telegraph Travel newsletter Travel carnage looks to be on the cards for foreign holidays this half term, as hordes of Britons pour into the small handful of destinations that remain on the UK's 'green list'. Last night on the Greek island of Rhodes, frenzied crowds formed at the small airport as at least five flights back to the UK were scheduled to depart within a matter of hours, carrying passengers home from holidays taken before most schools had even broken up. One passenger Tweeted: "Absolute chaos at Rhodes airport. Fights and arguments breaking out. No one knows where they are going or what they are supposed to do. No staff, no control." A family who was travelling with Jet2 told Telegraph Travel: "It's the Government's fault for its quarantine policy; it's inevitable when there are so few places left to go on holiday, that companies will funnel everyone into these tiny regions that can't cope." Airlines and tour operators including Tui, Jet2, Ryanair and easyJet have been adding extra capacity to meet soaring demand for the Greek islands in recent weeks as new travel corridors have been granted. With the Spanish Canary Islands also added to the FCDO's quarantine-exempt list on Thursday, Britons were this weekend already descending upon Lanzarote's airport. Scroll down for more of the latest news.
Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searchedGovernment says treatment of women after newborn found abandoned at Doha airport was ‘offensive’ and ‘grossly inappropriate’
Joe Biden has edged into a three-point lead in the pivotal state of Texas according to the latest opinion poll, raising the possibility he could clinch the presidency on election night. With minimal mail-in voting, the fate of Texas - and its 38 electoral college votes - is expected to be declared on November 3. Should Mr Biden become the first Democrat presidential candidate to win the state since Jimmy Carter in 1976, Donald Trump's chances of retaining the Oval Office would have been dealt a fatal blow. Influential Texas Democrats including former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke have urged the party to pour resources into the state, arguing that victory would put Mr Biden on course for the White House on November 3 irrespective of results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Arizona and Florida.
Tears, cheers and beers: Melbourne joyous as Daniel Andrews puts end to lockdown. Announcement that cafes, restaurants, bars and beauty services will reopen met with outpouring of emotion
A dog owner drove 1,200 miles to a Tennessee animal shelter to reunite with his missing pet on October 18, the Washington County Animal Shelter said.“Just over 6 months ago, Blue went missing,” the animal shelter wrote on Facebook. “His owner Pat searched and searched but couldn’t find him. And then he had to move to Texas for his work. He thought he’d never see Blue again.”The shelter said Pat’s friend spotted a video showing his beloved pet playing ball at their facility, prompting Pat to contact them immediately to make arrangements. Footage posted to Facebook shows the moment Pat was reunited with Blue after making the trip from Texas to Johnson City, Tennessee, where the shelter is located.“We don’t many happy endings like this one,” the shelter wrote. “There were some tears, tons of doggie kisses and lots of smiles. What a great story!” Credit: Washington County Animal Shelter via Storyful
Actress Emilia Fox has confirmed she and fiancé Luc Chaudhary separated five months ago and calls reports she kicked him out of their home “hurtful and untrue”
Rule of six and 10pm curfew have 'no effect' on contacts Four in 10 pupils not getting a full education Twelve-minute tests available in Boots 'within a fortnight' School sent child with ADHD home for not wearing mask Chaos over Welsh ban on non-essential shopping Subscribe to The Telegraph Coronavirus testing kits that can provide results within 12 minutes will be available in Boots within a fortnight, the retailer has announced. The high-speed Covid test, which has shown to be 97 per cent accurate in trials, will cost £120 and is aimed at those who are not exhibiting symptoms but want some peace of mind. Those who suspect they have contracted the virus are still advised to book an appointment at an NHS testing centre. Boots chief executive Sebastian James said the company did not want to "make a profit out of it". Follow the latest updates below.
Claims that Alex Salmond was the victim of a political conspiracy have been shown to be credible and a judge-led inquiry should be established to uncover the full truth, a prominent academic has said. Azeem Ibrahim, executive chairman of the Scotland Institute think tank, believes that a Holyrood inquiry into a botched civil service probe into sexual misconduct claims against the former First Minister should be abandoned, with its work hampered by a lack of transparency from witnesses. He said that instead, a judge-led probe should be set up, with the power to compel witnesses and force the release of documents, arguing the reputation of Scottish democracy is at stake. The Holyrood inquiry is due to resume taking evidence this week. It will shift the focus of its probe from the establishment of a policy into sexual harassment complaints, which allowed former ministers to be investigated, to the government’s handling of a judicial review brought by Mr Salmond. The case cost taxpayers more than £500,000, after the government abandoned its defence and a judge said the investigation into Mr Salmond had been “tainted by apparent bias”. He was later exonerated in a criminal case. Mr Ibrahim, also Director at the Center for Global Policy in Washington, D.C, and an adviser to several world leaders, highlighted messages sent by Peter Murrell, SNP chief executive and Nicola Sturgeon’s husband, as problematic.
The Duke of York could not return to public life unless he clears his name, Buckingham Palace sources have insisted, after it was claimed he had begun informal discussions with the Royal Family about his future role. The Duke, 60, stepped back from official royal duties last November, following a disastrous Newsnight interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted paedophile. Yet insiders have long made clear that he is desperate to rebuild his reputation, and had even pinned his hopes on a "complete exoneration.” A source close to Prince Andrew has now acknowledged that while he knows he cannot “carry on as normal” he had some “clear thoughts” about his future service. “He is thinking about how to best serve his country and will work with his family, advisers and stakeholders on what that will look like,” the source said. "He's very sensitive to the public mood and acutely conscious that the public are the most important stakeholder. He feels he has support from the family, very much so, including all his siblings and his parents." The Duke was said to be devising a "reframing" of his role that could see him return to some public duties next year, if he can resolve the legal issues surrounding his relationship with Epstein and the allegation that he slept with one of the financier’s 17-year-old victims when she was in London. The Duke has always vigorously denied the allegations. Buckingham Palace has made clear that while family members privately support him, a return to any form of public role could only be considered if it is no longer overshadowed by his link to Epstein. A senior royal aide commended the Duke for the “level of maturity” he had displayed in dealing with the fallout thus far, accepting, for example, that he could not feature in his daughter, Princess Beatrice’s official wedding photographs or attend the Cenotaph next month on Remembrance Sunday. “The Duke is still a son, a sibling, a part of the family and he has not been cast out,” the source said. “But when he stepped back from his public role ‘for the foreseeable future’ last November, it was over controversies concerning his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and they have not been resolved at all. “In an ideal world, the family would love to see something change but the harsh reality is that there are a lot of hurdles to overcome first.” Attempts to rehabilitate the Duke’s image began when he hired a formidable legal team which has been working around the clock to clear his name. He was photographed earlier this year packing cupcakes at his home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor, and delivering care parcels to the Thames Hospice . Yet the revelations about a potential return to public life could not have emerged at a worse time, coming just days after his friend Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal deposition was unsealed, casting fresh questions about his friendship with Epstein and the allegations that he slept with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, when she was 17. Maxwell claimed in the deposition that the Duke had branded Miss Roberts Giuffre a “liar”.
China reported the highest number of asymptomatic novel coronavirus infections in nearly seven months on Monday following the discovery of a cluster of cases linked to a garment factory in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. Health authorities found 137 asymptomatic cases on Sunday during a drive to test 4.75 million people in the Kashgar area triggered by an asymptomatic infection in a 17-year-old female garment factory worker reported on Saturday. It was not clear how the teenager was infected though the official Xinhua news agency said all of the new cases were linked to another garment factory where the patient's parents work.
Weekly death toll up by 52 per cent on previous seven-day period
Lawyers call for apology from Johnson and Patel for endangering colleaguesLetter signed by more than 800 ex-judges and legal figures also accuses PM and home secretary of undermining rule of law * Letter: Ministers must end their attacks on lawyers
There will be a nighttime curfew between 11pm and 6am as the country tries to get spiralling Covid-19 cases under control.
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An entomology enthusiast from Queensland, Australia, managed to capture footage of a huntsman spider’s moulting process, which shows the arthropod shedding its own body.The footage, which garnered thousands of views, was filmed by Lisa Van Kula Donovan. She subsequently posted the footage online in timelapse form on September 20.In a description alongside the video, Donovan said, “It was amazing and stressful all at the same time.”She added, “I named her Sophia after my goddaughter who was as excited as me to see this.” Credit: Wannabe Entomologist via Storyful