Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
Sheila Jackson Lee is third Black lawmaker to be arrested during voting rights protests. Congress members Joyce Beatty and Hank Johnson were previously arrested for participating in separate demonstrations
Strong winds that were produced by a microburst from a collapsing thunderstorm led to damages in Georgetown, Texas, on July 28, according to the National Weather Service.Cody Holder filmed this dramatic video that shows massive winds smashing a tree and bringing up objects from the ground. Holder wrote on a Twitter post that the tree was “leaning pretty hard but it’s salvageable.”A microburst is “a localized column of sinking air” within a thunderstorm and can cause wind speeds as much as 100 mph or higher, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Cody Holder via Storyful
Team GB are aiming to build on their latest medal rush as an impressive start to the Tokyo Olympics continues. Britain earned six more medals on day seven, with historic success for Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte on the BMX track and further swimming podium places for Duncan Scott - his third medal of the Games so far - and Luke Greenbank. USA are again expected to enjoy a medal gold rush at the Tokyo Games, but currently trail China and Japan in the medal table.
Myanmar is grappling with a Covid crisis, and half of its 54 million people could be infected with the virus in the next two weeks, Britain has warned. The South-East Asian nation has been in turmoil since a military coup in February ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government. Hundreds have died in protests and other coup-related violence, and now thousands more are being caught up in Myanmar’s worst Covid outbreak, which has been exacerbated by the political turmoil. Infections
Great Britain ended a difficult regatta with bronze in the men’s eight but it is unlikely to be enough to lift the mood on the country’s worst Olympic performance since 1972. For the first time 1980, Britain will leave the Games without winning a gold medal on the water and their final haul of one silver and one bronze is the poorest since they went home from Munich empty handed entirely in ’72. The men’s eight crew of Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Moe Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin, Tom Ford and cox Henry Fieldsman finished third at the Sea Forest Waterway, just 0.13 seconds behind Germany and New Zealand took gold in a thrilling finale.
Storm Evert caused one of the biggest festivals of the British summer to be delayed as stewards had to make the site safe. Festival-goers poured through the gates at Camp Bestival in Dorset on Thursday morning for the opening day, but the wind and rain threatened to make the second day a washout. Those in attendance described the campsite as "carnage" with tents blown over by winds of up to 75mph which whipped the south west on Thursday night. Bestival said in a statement at 7.45am Friday mornin
The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost, NASA officials said. The seven crew members aboard - two Russian cosmonauts, three NASA astronauts, a Japanese astronaut and a European space agency astronaut from France - were never in any immediate danger, according to NASA and Russian state-owned news agency RIA. But the malfunction prompted NASA to postpone until at least Aug. 3 its planned launch of Boeing's new CST-100 Starliner capsule on a highly anticipated uncrewed test flight to the space station.