Imagine if the Tablighi Jamaat gathering had been happening right now, with India in the grip of a brutal second wave of Covid-19.
Call the Midwife tackled LGBT+ conversion therapy this week, prompting emotional reactions and calls for change.
The chart-topping singer and her footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are expecting their first child.
‘I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts’
A baby whale, reported to be a young minke whale, was released from Richmond Lock and Weir in London early on May 10 after being spotted there the evening before.Isabel Hurcom was among the onlookers as rescuers worked to free the whale. She posted footage of the incident on Twitter.A reporter at the scene said the whale got loose from an inflatable casing as it was being taken upstream.The whale was believed still to be in the river, but had yet to be relocated at the time of writing. Credit: Isabel Hurcom via Storyful
The man managed to crawl back to the ground holding on to beams
Chinese state media calls reports in Australia ‘embarrassing’ and a ‘smear’ tactic
Eating less meat is widely acknowledged as one of the best ways to reduce our carbon footprint and do our bit for the planet – and with today marking the start of National Vegetarian Week, there's no better time to get creative and set aside meat and fish in favour of plant-based alternatives. The campaign, led by the Vegetarian Society, is challenging us to go just one week without meat, in a bid to raise awareness of how easy, delicious and satisfying a meat-free diet can be. Think you can't do it? Have a browse of our vegetarian recipe collection, packed with family favourites, quick fixes and veggie versions of our favourite treats (including a knock-out burger, below). Seven of our favourite veggie recipes are shared below to inspire you – try one a day for the next week, starting with a hands-off aubergine parmigiana and comforting dal, and ending with a slap-up brunch, and crowd-pleasing moussaka. The ultimate vegetarian burger Portobello mushrooms, tahini and soy sauce create the perfect meaty flavour in Anna Jones's burger, while a mixture of brown rice and beans provide substance and texture. Accessorise with your favourite burger toppings and you have the perfect meat-free feast.
Boris Johnson told the public: 'Your efforts have so visibly paid off.'
Former Labour Party spokesman is co-hosting the series throughout Mental Health Awareness Week
‘We heard a crack, and I literally saw all my best friends and my girlfriend fall 15 feet to the rocks,’ a witness says
Denmark's foreign minister defended democratic values alongside Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday, drawing criticism from China which considers fiercely democratic, self-ruled Taiwan its "sacred" territory. China has never renounced the use of force to ensure eventual unification with Taiwan, an island it views as a breakaway province. Denmark and all but a handful of countries recognise Beijing over Taipei as part of Beijing's "one China" policy.
AstraZeneca Plc has delivered 50 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to European Union countries, according to EU's latest supply data, a milestone it was originally due to hit in January. Repeated cuts to supplies, which contributed to delays in the EU's vaccination drive, pushed the European executive commission to sue the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker in late April in a bid to get more doses by mid-year. AstraZeneca had shipped nearly 50 million doses as of May 7, an EU official told Reuters on Monday, citing the latest EU internal figures on vaccine supplies.
A small whale has been rescued after becoming stranded along the River Thames in south-west London. Hundreds gathered at Richmond Lock and Weir on Sunday evening after the whale, believed to be a Minke whale - between three to four metres long, became stuck. Videos showed it being hosed down by a man, while a vet performed a check-up at the river's edge, before the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) arrived at the scene to cheers at around 9pm. A witness said that "quite the crowd" watched as the attempted rescue took place. Jake Manketo, 20, from Richmond, said: "Everyone here is just hoping they get it out. "We couldn't believe our eyes when we first saw the poor fella, not every day something like this happens in Richmond."
Government also reveals prime minister held private meetings with newspaper editors in recent months
Opponents of Sadiq Khan on Monday vowed to hold his “feet to the fire” after increasing their strength on the London Assembly. The Conservatives, Greens and Lib-Dems each picked up one seat on the 25-member scrutiny body charged with holding the mayor to account. There were no changes in the 14 constituency seats on the last results in 2016, with Labour retaining nine seats – including marginal areas such as Barnet & Camden and Ealing & Hillingdon – and the Tories five, including increasing their slender majority 10-fold in Havering & Redbridge.
The singer features in new BBC documentary Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power.
Keir Starmer demotes Anneliese Dodds with Rachel Reeves taking over as shadow chancellor.
Erewash, Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen are currently recording the highest rates.
New measures are due to be announced on Monday which will take effect from May 17.
The strain has spread to the UK and has seen a sharp increase in the last two weeks.