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The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions will come in the last week of August after wholesale changes were made to the travel lists on August 5. From August 8, four countries are being removed from England’s red list and four are being added while seven more, including Germany are being added to the green list. When is the next UK travel review?
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Kelli Hand, AKA dance music producer K-Hand, dies aged 56. For more than 25 years, Detroit DJ and producer showcased a versatile style that spanned house and techno
Allan Stephenson, who has died aged 71, was a British-born cellist, composer and conductor who made his name in South Africa; among more than 110 works he contributed the first act of The Mandela Trilogy, an opera by three composers in which his contribution explored Nelson Mandela’s early years in rural Transkei and his initiation into adulthood.
The Mediterranean has become a wildfire hotspot, with Turkey hit by its most intense blazes on record and a heatwave producing a high risk of further fires and smoke pollution around the region, a European Union atmosphere monitor said on Wednesday. Wildfires are raging in countries including Greece and Turkey, where thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and on Tuesday a fire threatened to reach a coal-fired power plant. The fires have struck as Southern Europe experiences an intense heatwave, with some places in Greece on Tuesday recording temperatures of over 46 Celsius (115 Fahrenheit).
The head of the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots
Amanda Selby, 15, died after a ‘domestic disturbance’ at a caravan park in North Wales.
France's top administrative court has fined the government a record sum for failing to reduce air pollution to acceptable levels. The Council of State on Wednesday slapped its highest fine ever, 10 million euros, on President Emmanuel Macron's government, warning it would do so again within months if the authorities fail to act quickly to combat smog. Announcing the record fine, the Council of State, France's top administrative tribunal, said measures decided by the government were insufficient
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Covid vaccines are set to be approved for 16- and 17-year-olds across the UK. Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday that she was expecting updated JCVI guidance. Around 1.4 million teenagers will be included in the new vaccine rollout which many teens are excited to take part in. Many young people already have access to the jab including ages 16 and 17 with underlying health conditions and children aged 12 to 15 with certain conditions that make them vulnerable to Covid. According to new NHS data, 223,755 under 18’s in England have received their first dose of the vaccine.
Hospitality Ulster chief Colin Neill said such a requirement would be ‘blackmail’.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a moratorium on Covid-19 booster jabs until at least the end of September to focus instead on getting more doses to poorer countries.
Until now, the jab has mostly been available to those aged 18 and over.
‘We were stirring pots until midnight’: how a homemade sauce became a foodie-favourite brandFrom the kitchen table to winning awards and being stocked in Fortnum & Mason, Sandy Ruddock’s condiment business has come a long way – all the while staying true to its Suffolk heart Ruddock’s can-do attitude meant that when offered surplus tomatoes by a local farmer, she had a tomato chutney in production and on sale in a matter of weeks. Photograph: AegeanBlue/Getty Images
Covid contracts: minister replaced phone before it could be searchedGovernment is expected to disclose Lord Bethell’s correspondence relating to award of £85m of contracts for Covid testsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A government lawyer’s witness statement said Bethell replaced his phone in early 2021 and it may no longer be possible to retrieve information about dealings with Abingdon. Photograph: Roger Harris/UK Parliament / Roger Harris
People are more likely to become victims of fraud than any other crime and too many receive "poor service" from police, a watchdog has said. The review by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) also found the problem has become worse during the coronavirus pandemic. It found the "detrimental effect of fraud is as great today as it has ever been" but it is still treated as a "low-priority or victimless crime", leaving many victims denied justice.
Odyssean Twitter story was described as ‘the greatest stripper saga ever tweeted’ when it went viral in 2015
Boris Johnson is in Scotland for a two-day visit.