Raab: China could block Hong Kongers from coming to UK
Britain could do little to stop China from blocking Hong Kongers from coming to the UK, Dominic Raab has suggested.
Up to three million residents of the former British colony have been offered the right to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship after Beijing imposed a controversial national security law.
The UK Government believes the new legislation breaches the Sino-British Joint Declaration which aimed to smooth the transition when the territory was handed back to China in 1997.
But Mr Raab said that if Beijing tried to stop people with British National (Overseas) status from leaving Hong Kong, there would be little that could be done by the UK.
Pressure mounts on UK government to release list of 'air bridges’
Pressure is mounting on the Government to release the list of countries people can visit without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return.
Number 10 indicated that the details would be released later this week, but there were mixed suggestions on when the announcement would be made.
Confusion remains among holidaymakers over which countries would be included in the so-called “air bridges” plan, with some expected to be up and running by next Monday.
Meghan felt 'unprotected' by royal family while pregnant, court papers show
The Duchess of Sussex said she felt "unprotected" the monarchy and was "prohibited from defending herself" against media reports while pregnant, court documents have revealed.
Meghan Markle’s remarks emerged from the latest submissions in her legal action against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, after articles included extracts of a letter she sent to her father in 2018.
The duchess is suing for breach of privacy and copyright infringement. The publisher denies her claims and said it would hotly contest the case.
Man arrested 'on flight to London' after attack on police in Hong Kong
A man has been arrested at Hong Kong airport on suspicion of attacking an officer during protests over a new national security law.
He was reportedly on board a flight to London that was due to depart shortly before midnight.
More than 300 people were detained yesterday as demonstrators took to the streets in defiance of the sweeping legislation imposed by China.
Stars call on Government to save live music industry
Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones and Sir Paul McCartney are among the 1,500 names to sign an open letter to the Government, calling for urgent action to save the live music industry.
Addressed to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden , the letter warns that the industry is at imminent risk of suffering “mass insolvencies”, with concerts and festivals unlikely to return until 2021.
The star-studded list of signees includes Dua Lipa, Skepta, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith and more.
Many of these artists were due to perform at festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, All Points East, Parklife and TRNSMT, with all events either called off or taken online.
On this day...
1644: The Battle of Marston Moor took place, in which Cromwell's Roundheads defeated Prince Rupert's Cavaliers and left 3,000 dead. Also among the dead was Rupert's poodle Boye, which he took everywhere with him.
1865: The Salvation Army was originated by William Booth, with a revival meeting at London's Whitechapel.
1921: Jack Dempsey defeated Georges Carpentier in Jersey City in the first boxing match to take more than a million dollars at the gate.
1937: Amelia Earhart, American aviator, and co-pilot Fred Noonan were lost near Howland Island in the Pacific during their attempt to fly round the world.
1950: US troops arrived in Korea.
1956: Elvis Presley recorded Hound Dog and Don't Be Cruel in RCA's New York Studio. The release reached number one.
1964: President Johnson signed the USA Civil Rights Bill, prohibiting racial discrimination.
2005: Live8 took place around the globe, as the world's biggest music stars united to press political leaders to tackle poverty in Africa.