Labour's Kim Leadbeater wins Batley and Spen by-election
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Labour's Kim Leadbeater wins Batley and Spen by-election
Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers.
The cost and availability of Covid travel tests is now being probed after it was found most of the cheaper options listed on the Government’s website are not actually available to holidaymakers. Private companies are listed on the site in order of price with the cheapest at the top. Consultancy firm Fideres found the companies offering cheaper pay-for tests had the largest gap between advertised and real prices.
UK can expect thousands of Covid deaths every year, warn scientistsDisease will circulate alongside flu and other seasonal viruses and become part of accepted winter illnessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Shoppers at Oxford Circus in London. Britons are expected to mingle in autumn and winter much more than they did last year. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images
Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units were leading the operation and authorities asked private boats and yachts to assist in evacuation efforts from the sea as new wildfires erupted. Video showed plumes of smoke and fire enveloping a hill close to the seashore.The death toll from wildfires r
President Joe Biden has nominated out lesbian rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum to serve on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Chinese-Canadian pop megastar Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape, Beijing police said Saturday.
Two women in their 20s who were seriously injured when a 60ft oak tree fell on them during Storm Evert at a party are from London, the host revealed. The injured pair were given first aid at the scene by doctors and nurses attending the party in Ubbeston near Halesworth, Suffolk, the party-giver said. Suffolk Police said one of the women had spinal and head injuries while the other woman had pelvic and arm injuries following the freak accident.
A memorial grove to COVID-19 victims has been planted in Ohio, and governors and lawmakers elsewhere are pursuing similar permanent remembrances
Britain has reported 26,144 new cases of COVID-19, government data showed on Saturday, meaning the fall in cases between July 25 and July 31 stood at 33% compared with the previous seven days. A further 71 people were reported as having died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19, taking the seven-day increase to 9.2%.
Carrie Johnson, the Prime Minister’s wife, has taken the painful step of revealing that she suffered a miscarriage at the start of the year in the hope that “sharing her grief” will help others. Mrs Johnson, who married her husband at a private ceremony at Westminster Abbey at the end of May, said the miscarriage had left her “heartbroken”. She has revealed that she is now pregnant again, news that she described as leaving her “like a bag of nerves”. The 33-year-old, whose son Wilfred is 14 mont
Demolition crews have finished cutting away the sixth of eight sections of a giant cargo ship that tipped over off the Georgia coast nearly two years ago, leaving just one more cut before the dwindling remains are completely removed
Doses were given to people attending the four-day festival in Langdon Park, east London.
When the crew turned into their bunks on the Mercer Street oil tanker the buzz of drones spotted overhead earlier in the day was a fading memory. A few hours later, the still night air of the Arabian Sea was pierced by a collision on the bridge and an immediate explosion that tore through to the living quarters, killing the ship's Romanian captain and a British security guard. The tanker had been targeted by what US officials described as a fleet of “suicide drones” - unmanned aircraft loaded wi
Gas and electric bills in the UK could jump by almost £150 a year, placing pressure on millions of families struggling with household finances. The cost increase will hit 11 million families on default or “standard variable” tariffs who have not switched suppliers in the past year.
Fire crews tackle blazes for a fourth day as the number of people killed in forest fires sweeping through southern Turkey rises to at least six.
LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are expecting a second baby, British media reported on Saturday. Newspapers said Carrie told friends in a post on social media app Instagram that she felt "incredibly blessed" to be pregnant again. The prime minister, who is 57, has been married twice before and declines to say how many children he has fathered.
Secret plans drawn up by the NHS said doctors may need to consider denying premature babies lifesaving care in a severe pandemic, the Telegraph can disclose. The confidential report created by NHS England and sent to government advisers three years before the outbreak of Covid 19 set out “patient triage scenarios” during an influenza pandemic where some people would be denied treatment when resources were limited. Officials wrote that if the pandemic became very severe, “patients would be assess
Thousands of people protested in Paris and other French cities on Saturday against a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to a wide array of public venues, introduced by the government as it battles a fourth wave of infections. Protesters injured three police officers in Paris, a police spokesperson said. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter that 19 demonstrators were arrested, including 10 in Paris.
A grassroots movement has sprung up on the French left that is looking to avoid another showdown between French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, seen by many as the inevitable rematch in France’s 2022 presidential election. By uniting the left and the Greens behind a single candidate, the nascent movement hopes to offer a viable alternative. But not everyone is convinced. Weary of the eternal divisions splitting the left and the likelihood of another Macron-Le Pen ru
The world's first commercial fully re-programmable satellite lifted off from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana on Friday on board an Ariane 5 rocket, ushering in a new era of more flexible communications. According to the Eutelsat company, the separation between the satellite and the rocket occurred after a 37-minute flight and the spacecraft systems checkout was then successfully completed over a period of approximately 3 hours.Unlike conventional models that are designed and "hard-wired