Investors were happy with Disney's results despite a steep revenue decline, and an analyst downgraded Apple on valuation.
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Standard investigation: People have secured illicit jabs through links meant for NHS staff and vulnerable
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The youngest and oldest pupils will return to classrooms first once schools reopen, under plans being considered by the SNP. John Swinney, the education secretary, said on Wednesday that it was likely that there would be a “phased” return for pupils once face-to-face teaching resumes. He revealed that this could mean very young primary pupils returning first, along with older secondary pupils who have upcoming qualifications. Special schools could also be allowed to welcome back pupils sooner. Although exams have been cancelled this year, pupils still need to be assessed through coursework and by their teachers.
The warning came as the UK reported a record number of daily deaths for the second time in a week.
The “Palace Four” will reveal whether the Duchess of Sussex gave private information to the authors of Finding Freedom, indirectly or otherwise, they have confirmed. The four, who were among the Duchess’s closest and most senior royal aides, insisted they would remain “strictly neutral” and had no interest in helping either side in her legal action against the Mail on Sunday. In a letter lodged with the High Court on their behalf, Samantha Cohen, her former private secretary, Christian Jones, former deputy communications secretary, Jason Knauf, former communications secretary and Sara Latham, former communications director, said they would also provide evidence about the creation of the letter Meghan sent to her father, as well as the draft, and whether she expected it to be made public. The prospect of new information could deal a blow to the Duchess’s attempt to have the case decided without a trial. Antony White QC, for Associated Newspapers, owner of the Mail on Sunday, said the four could clearly “shed light” on the issues at stake, noting that the case “cried out” for further investigation. “The evidential picture at trial is likely to be very different from the one presently before the court,” he added.
Israel has warned that the vaccine could drop to 33% effectiveness after the first dose, while the UK continues to wait weeks before providing the booster jab.
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Greater Manchester joins South Yorkshire in declaring major incident, as some areas face two months worth of rain in two days
US politicians have ‘promoted and executed series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China’s internal affairs, undermined China’s interests, offended Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-US relations,’ Chinese Foreign Ministry says
The UK is bracing itself as Storm Christoph continues to cause chaos across large parts of the country.Major incidents have already been declared in Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire amid amber and yellow weather warnings for the storm, which could also bring snow to northern areas.More than 120mm of rain has already fallen in parts of the country, with 123.4mm at Honister Pass in Cumbria in the 24 hours up to 6am on Wednesday.Nearby Seathwaite saw the second-highest total, with 107.2mm, and some isolated spots could see up to 200mm, the Met Office said.Almost the whole of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are subject to yellow weather warnings for rain until midday on Thursday, with a more serious amber warning stretching from the East Midlands to the Lake District.The amber alert warns of the risk of flooding and deep floodwaters which could pose a risk to life, and there are further yellow warnings for snow and ice in Scotland.Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge described Christoph as “quite a slow-moving system” which is bringing “a variety of weather” to the UK.Fifty flood warnings have been issued across England, with 175 less severe flood alerts.
Talking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says research. Tiny aerosols of the virus emitted when speaking linger in air for longer than larger droplets from a cough
Flooding from heavy rain revealed the outline of a 400-year-old English Civil War fortification in the town of Earith in Cambridgeshire, England, on January 18, local media reported.The Earith Bulwark fort was built between 1643 and 1645 to protect crossing points on the local rivers during the English Civil War, according to Historic England. It was “amongst the most elaborate fortifications” from the English Civil War and was later used as a gun emplacement during World War II.England’s Environment Agency issued flood warnings from the southeast to the northeast of England after days of persistent heavy rain. Credit: Terry Harris via Storyful
Just one in 20 local areas have recorded a week-on-week rise in rates.
Donald Trump leaves White House for final time - live updates Exclusive: Councils offer Covid jabs to staff before elderly Public against rush to reopen after lockdown, say ministers Allison Pearson: Tea with the new First Lady? It's the least you can do, Melania Coronavirus latest news: Surge in cases leave hospitals like 'warzones', warns Sir Patrick Vallance Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Brussels has rubbished Boris Johnson's claims that post-Brexit trade between Britain and Northern Ireland is going "smoothly". During today's PMQs, Mr Johnson acknowledged some disruption being caused by "complications over form-filling" and a drop in demand because restaurants are shut. But he told MPs that "the proof of the pudding" was in the fact that there was "more transit now taking place between Larne and Stranraer and Cairnryan than there is between Holyhead and Dublin because it's going so smoothly." However a senior EU diplomat has rubbished these claims. "It's clear that things are not running smoothly yet, but I don't think anybody expected them to run smoothly, because it's a big change," the source said. Daily reports from the border made it "quite clear" that neither side were prepared, although the official added: "It's quite clear, also, that the UK authorities were less prepared than the ones on the continent." "That adds up to there being friction at the borders and we always said that was going to be much more friction, because of the new situation," the diplomat said. Follow the latest updates below.
UK has ‘one of the worst coronavirus problems in the world at the moment’, warns scientist
A “tragic” shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast killed at least 43 migrants bound for Europe, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration said the shipwreck that took place a day earlier was the first maritime disaster in 2021 involving migrants seeking better lives in Europe.The IOM said coastal security in Libya’s western town of Zuwara rescued 10 migrants and brought them to shore. It said the dead were all men from Western African nations, according to survivors.It said the boat left the western city of Zawiya early Tuesday and capsized a few hours later after its engine stopped working amid rough seas.Libya, which descended into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and poverty to Europe.Most migrants make the perilous journey in ill-equipped and unsafe rubber boats.(AP)
Council workers and nursery teachers have been offered Covid vaccinations ahead of the over-70s as the unequal supply of jabs appeared to be fuelling a free-for-all. Two Conservative-controlled councils secured vaccinations for their staff this week and offered jabs to thousands of nursery workers in defiance of the Government's priority list, The Telegraph can disclose. It comes amid concern that the rollout of the vaccination programme has slowed since the weekend. The latest daily figures show 204,076 jabs administered across Britain, compared with 324,000 on Friday. Ministers have been accused of presiding over a postcode lottery after it emerged that Sandwich in Kent is among a number of areas not to have received a single vial of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines. NHS data revealed that fewer than one in 20 people have been vaccinated in London, compared with one in 12 in the North-East and Yorkshire and the South-West.
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