First baby beaver born on Exmoor for 400 years
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First baby beaver born on Exmoor for 400 years
Russian athletes are still present at Tokyo 2020, despite a ban for the country over a state-sponsored doping scheme
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.
FASHION: The sexualisation of women’s bodies has been evident throughout Olympics history, <strong>Saman Javed</strong> discovers
New Sydney LGA Covid lockdown restrictions and update to regional NSW coronavirus rules explainedCovid restrictions extended for greater Sydney, with 8 LGAs in hard lockdown, including stricter mask rules and a 5km radius travel limit. Some restrictions have been eased with some construction to resume and a singles bubble introduced, while lockdown lifts in Orange. Here’s the full list of what you can and can’t do in NSWFull list and map of NSW hotspots and Covid exposure sitesFollow our Covid l
The UK’s first ever bison rangers have been chosen after more than 1,000 people from across the world applied to help introduce the huge mammals into ancient woodland in Kent. A close-knit herd of four European bison is to live in Blean Woods near Canterbury in an effort to restore the habitat. Newly appointed pair Tom Gibbs and Donovan Wright have now started work in what is one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in the country, ahead of bison arriving into the area in 2022.
Nasa’s InSight lander reveals internal structure of MarsAnalysis of marsquakes captured since probe landed in 2018 shows the Martian crust is between 12 and 23 miles thick The dome-shaped Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) has recorded 733 distinct marsquakes. Photograph: Nasa
The defence lawyer for the first person charged under Hong Kong's national security law argued on Thursday at a final mitigation session before sentencing that his client was a "decent young man" who did something very stupid. Tong Ying-kit, 24, could be sentenced on Friday to several years to life imprisonment after being found guilty by a panel of three judges in the High Court for "terrorist activities" and "inciting secession" in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city's judicial landscape. Judges Esther Toh, Anthea Pang and Wilson Chan - picked by city leader Carrie Lam to hear national security cases - ruled on Tuesday that this slogan was "capable of inciting others to commit secession".
Gymnast cited mental health concerns as her reason for withdrawing
In the Bab al-Fella district of Tunis, many people are struggling to bear the consequences of an economic crisis that seems endless.
Alan Jones column ended by Daily Telegraph amid controversial Covid and anti-lockdown commentary. Veteran broadcaster rejects claims he ‘no longer resonates with readers’
Climate crisis cuts Australian farm profits by a quarter over past 20 years Reports finds profits could fall by up to 50% within three decades if global emissions are not significantly reduced and farmers don’t adapt to changing climate A farm in New South Wales. The new report says the impact of future declines in winter rainfall are expected to be most severe in the state’s west and central Queensland. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images
The Thursday papers cover more moves to continue Britain’s emergence from the pandemic, plus a possible end to Northern accents.
A video showing a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb has reignited anger over policing in the community
China stunned Australia and the USA to win gold in an epic women’s 4x200m freestyle final as all three countries dipped under the previous world record. Australia had come into the race as the red-hot favourites, having broken the world record when taking gold at the 2019 World Championships and qualified fastest for the final despite resting their star quartet - including double individual gold medallist Ariarne Titmus - for the heats. Instead, they were locked in a thrilling tussle with China over the first 600m, a battle which looked set to decide gold until American great Katie Ledecky swam an outrageous 1:53.76 final leg - the fastest of the race by half-a-second - to split them and take the silver.
The programme last aired in 2018.
Will Sydney’s Covid lockdown work and how different are restrictions to Melbourne’s ‘ring of steel’?State premiers including Victoria’s Daniel Andrews have criticised the lockdown settings in NSW as too laxFollow today’s live coronavirus newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing A lone passenger in a face mask waits at the quiet Circular Quay train station during Sydney’s Cov
The progressive advocacy group Our Revolution is rebranding now that Bernie Sanders is no longer the undisputed leader of the left
Director of public prosecutions says Brittany Higgins investigation is with AFP, contradicting Karen AndrewsDPP reveals police were given rape allegation advice in June, contradicting claims by police commissioner and home affairs minister that case is with public prosecutor The investigation into rape allegations made by former political staffer Brittany Higgins has been with the AFP since 28 June, the ACT director of public prosecutions says. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP
Members of the Australian athletics team at the Tokyo Olympics are isolating in their rooms after American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tested positive for Covid-19. Australian media reported that all 63 members of the team were in isolation after pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall had been training with Kendricks. The athletics programme begins on Friday, with the pole vault qualifying event on Saturday.
TUC calls for ban on use of umbrella companies to employ agency workersCompanies who supply staff to recruitment agencies accused of abusing workers’ rights and fraud Frances O’Grady, the TUC’s general secretary, said: ‘Our inadequate regulations let dodgy umbrella companies off the hook.’ Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA