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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the final easing of lockdown measures on July 19, with a four-week delay announced on Monday buying more time for people to receive vaccinations. England will remain at Step 3 for a further four weeks from June 21, with the rule of six set to continue indoors, alongside limits on numbers for sports events, pubs and cinemas. Working from home where possible will continue to be advised, nightclubs will stay shuttered and legal limits on social contact will remain in place.
The Government’s travel lists will be updated on Thursday.
The guidance for funerals and weddings have changed as Covid restrictions have eased. Since May 17, newlyweds in England have been able to share their big day with up to 30 friends and family but some traditional activities such as dancing are advised against. Meanwhile funerals are able to allow more people to attend and pay their respects.
The UK Government said that there had been a further 16,135 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK – the highest reported daily toll since February 6. The Government also said a further 19 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 128,027. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
The Prince of Wales gave the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a "substantial sum" of money in the months following their stepping down as senior royals, despite the Duke claiming his family "literally cut me off financially". Newly published accounts show that Charles continued to provide money for Harry and Meghan until the summer of 2020, while Harry told Oprah Winfrey the pair stopped getting money from the Royal Family in the first quarter of that year. A senior Clarence House spokesperson said the Prince of Wales provided the money to help his younger son become financially independent.
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The Times reported that the duchess allegedly drove out two personal assistants and ‘humiliated’ staff on several occasions, which she denies.
Funding for both the Cambridges and Harry and Meghan contributed to a £4.5 million bill for Charles in the financial year after the Sussexes quit.
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Dozens of Iranian-linked websites have been seized by the US Justice Department. Many of the 36 websites are violent organisations or associated with spreading disinformation, the department said. The DOJ said 33 of the websites were used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and the other three websites were operated by Kata'ib Hizballah (KH).
The first trial under Hong Kong's new national security law began on Wednesday without a jury, a watershed moment for the financial hub's fast-changing legal landscape. Tong Ying-kit, 24, was arrested the day after the sweeping new law came into effect when he allegedly drove his motorcycle into a group of police officers during protests on July 1 last year.Footage showed his motorcycle was flying a flag that read "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times", a popular pro-democracy protest slo
The Russian defence ministry said shots were fired at HMS Defender and bombs dropped in its path after it entered Russian territorial waters.
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The monarch met Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
The UK Cabinet Office minister said he ‘can’t see’ Boris Johnson agreeing to another vote before the next general election.