Morrisons supermarket agrees to £6.3bn takeover bid
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Morrisons supermarket agrees to £6.3bn takeover bid
The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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Superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams successfully appealed against the decision to dismiss her and was reinstated as a police officer. However, the Metropolitan Police says the tribunal failed to make a proper assessment of the seriousness of the matter.
Scottish forests could save red squirrel from extinctionResearchers found 20 areas where the mammal would survive even if grey squirrels colonised all of Britain The red squirrel can survive in non-native plantations that are inhospitable for the grey. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA
President Joe Biden is calling on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of rules to contain the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant
Status of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas still not recognised by NHSMinisters pledged people inoculated overseas but registered with GP in UK would be able to get vaccine record updated by end of JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said that by the end of July UK nationals who had been vaccinated overseas would be able to have that inoculation registered with the NHS. Photograph: Tayfun Salcı/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
The IOC said on Wednesday it is still waiting for a formal explanation from the Chinese Olympic officials as to why two gold medallists wore badges featuring the head of the country's former leader Mao Zedong on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee also said it had suspended its investigation into a gesture on the podium by American silver medallist shot-putter Raven Saunders, following the death of the athlete's mother https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athletics-saunders-mourns-mother-days-after-winning-shot-put-silver-2021-08-04. The Chinese Olympic Committee has said they will provide a report "soon" and assured the IOC there would be no repeat of its athletes wearing the badges.
It is expected that the offer of a jab will be extended to those age 16 and 17.
Heaven, a popular LGBTQ+ inclusive nightclub, is to become the UK’s first club to be turned into a pop-up “vax centre” offering its visitors a dose of the Pfizer jab. Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar, confirmed the news on Twitter while Jeremy Joseph, who owns the G-A-Y group of London and Manchester bars, urged Londoners to take up the opportunity. “Nightclubs have always been part of the Covid solution, and I’m really proud to be working with NHS England, Westminster City Council and Jeremy Joseph to make this happen,” Ms Lamé wrote.
Barnado’s blogpost on white privilege did not breach charity laws. Charities regulator says post deemed ‘ideological dogma’ by Tory MPs was in line with the Barnado’s mission
Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UKThe Green Alliance thinktank found more than 450,000 jobs could be created by minimising waste Highly skilled jobs could be created in repairing complex goods such as electronics and machinery. Photograph: Vincent Isore/via ZUMA Press/Rex/Shutterstock
The American star followed Karsten Warholm after he set a new world record to claim the men’s Olympic title on Tuesday.
In a Shanghai basement gym, amateur weightlifters strain under two loads: the steel bars and plates that they lift, and a stigma rooted in the Chinese belief that the sport leaves its practitioners stunted and fat.
Students apply to UK version of Erasmus foreign study schemeMore than 40,000 students could be offered places in new Turing scheme – though costs may not be fully covered The Department for Education says 120 UK universities and colleges have applied for a share of the £110m Turing scheme. Photograph: Reeldeal Images/Alamy
Four Republicans are heading into their first debate as they campaign for California's Sept. 14 recall election that could remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office
President Joe Biden’s administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another showed up that’s much more contagious
NSW Covid update: Sydney man in his 20s dies as local cases climb to 233. Gladys Berejiklian acknowledges plans for year 12 students to return to face-to-face learning are in doubt as cases continue to grow
A Belarusian sprinter has boarded a flight to the Austrian city of Vienna, just days after a public dispute with her own team officials. Krystina Tsimanouskaya, 24, was seen at Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Wednesday morning surrounded by an entourage. Tsimanouskaya had been scheduled to board a flight for the Polish capital Warsaw, but a member of the Belarusian community in touch with her said diplomats had changed her flight due to security concerns.
Some young people are grabbing the free pizza, others call government tactics "childish" and "tone-deaf".