Migration crackdown to bar EU criminals
Britain's new immigration rules are being revealed. Home Secretary Priti Patel will today set out details of the points-based system that will replace freedom of movement from January 1. Foreign criminals sentenced to more than a year in jail will be banned from the UK. The 130-page document will also abolish the route into Britain for unskilled migrants and instead award points to applicants if they have skilled job offers, speak English and meet minimum salary thresholds. As Home Affairs Editor Charles Hymas reports, the new system means European Union citizens - including criminals - will be treated in the same way as migrants from the rest of the world. It came as a record near-200 illegal migrants were feared to have reached the UK across the Channel yesterday as Ms Patel negotiated a new Anglo-French intelligence cell to target "vile" cross-Channel people smugglers.
Meanwhile, millions of Britons whose passports will expire in the next year are urged to apply for a new one now as part of efforts to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period. Those heading to Europe from the start of 2021 will need six months' validity on travel documents. The UK's New Start: Let's Get Going is a £93m Government public information campaign seeks to help Britons prepare for life outside the EU.
Covid-19 outbreaks running at 100 a week
More than 100 outbreaks of coronavirus are happening each week, Matt Hancock has revealed, as it emerged door-to-door testing will increasingly be used to contain localised infections. Writing for The Telegraph today, the Health Secretary said many outbreaks were being dealt with "swiftly and silently" through small lockdowns and new testing regimes such as portable walk-in centres. It came as a Herefordshire farm became the first in the country to go into lockdown after 73 workers tested positive for Covid-19. And two separate studies suggested immunity to coronavirus among those who have recovered from the infection may only last for a few months. Read the full details.
Drunk Britons cause 'total chaos' in Magaluf
The Brits are back in town - and, this time, they mean business. Normal service is being resumed in Magaluf after lockdown. Majorca's biggest nightspot was again playing host to familiar scenes over the weekend despite the introduction of a new "anti-trash" tourism law. Britons were up to their old tricks: drinking, singing, jumping on parked cars in the party strip on Punta Bellena. There was no face mask in sight, nor any social distancing. View pictures and read our dispatch from Majorca.
At a glance: More coronavirus headlines
- Masks | Ministers at odds over covering of faces in shops
- Salons | 'Sexist' rules mean reopening might not be worth it
- Aerosol | Virus 'survives in the air for more than an hour'
- Flying | Airports 'may cut 20,000 jobs' unless rates relaxed
- TfL | Thermal cameras to scan for fevers among drivers
Also in the news: Today's other headlines
Church upset | Victor de Waal resigned as the Dean of Canterbury after his friendship with the Archbishop of Canterbury's wife, Lady Rosalind Runcie, was revealed more than three decades ago. Now 91, he has admitted for the first time that he had conducted an "inappropriate" relationship with her. Read his interview with Daniel Foggo.
- Racist abuse | Boy, 12, arrested over Wilfried Zaha comments
- JK Rowling | Handprints vandalised after 'transphobia' claims
- Plastic | Takeaway beer lids 'to blame for rise in waste'
- Exploitation fears | Missing child reports soar by two-thirds
- Last night's TV | Our reviewers on Imagine - and more
Around the world: Donald Trump's cover-up
Donald Trump finally bowed to pressure and wore a face mask for the first time in public as coronavirus cases continued to soar in the US. The president gave in to pleas from Anthony Fauci, his senior health adviser, as 3.28 million cases were confirmed in the US, with the disease claiming 135,000 lives, the highest death toll in the world. Read our report from the US and view a gallery of more of the day's most striking images.
Comment and analysis
- Nick Timothy | Fearful leaders fail to stand up to woke minority
- Roger Bootle | Sunak's largesse may come back to bite us
- Madeline Grant | BBC snub to core audience will hasten demise
- Jane Shilling | Nobody does breakfast better than the British
- Reader letters | The pros and cons of single use face masks
In case you missed it: Best from the weekend
- Brexit | Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans tax cuts to save the economy
- Christopher Snowdon | Swedish approach could have been right
- Travel | Greece considers lockdown after tourists bring more cases
- Cover up | Mandatory face masks will help Britain 'go back to work'
- Medicines | EU accused of risking lives in standoff over coronavirus
Editor's choice: Features and arts
- 'Tesla of the sky' | Flying taxi maker aims to match pioneering Elon Musk
- Post-natal depression | Covid and the mental health crisis among new mothers
- Against the vegan grain | Why eating meat is good for you - and the planet
Business and money briefing
Corporate debt | Britain has become Europe's "zombie" capital, accounting for a third of the region’s indebted companies kept alive by record low interest rates and bailouts. Tom Rees explains how the share of UK non-financial businesses which were "zombies" has jumped to 15pc in the last year - the highest level in Europe, according to new data.
- Retail | John Lewis the latest to reject furlough cash bonus
- Investment tip | Renewables fund is worth revisiting again
- Alex cartoon | See our cartoonist's latest work on world of finance
Test verdict | Ben Stokes admitted that England had not been "ruthless" with the bat as they fell to a four-wicket defeat by West Indies in a thrilling first Test of the summer. Read our report by Tim Wigmore as England plan to rotate their bowlers during the hectic summer schedule.
- Sam Wallace | 'Changing this rule can improve Var'
- Chris Wilder | 'Sheffield United shop in a different place'
- 'Festival of rugby' | Wales ready to play four home games
And finally... for this morning's downtime
Dangerous belly fat | Being overweight can cause serious health problems. But why do we get fat build-up in our stomachs, when is it dangerous and how can we reduce it? Kim Pearson explains all.