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Which countries are enforcing mandatory Covid jabs – and how?. Joe Biden has introduced a vaccine mandate affecting millions, but some countries have gone further
The military could be called in to help Scotland's ambulance service which is facing "acute pressure", Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Scotland's first minister apologised "unreservedly" for long waiting times and confirmed that targeted military assistance to help deal with "short-term pressure points" is under consideration. The announcement came as Ms Sturgeon was questioned about the death of Gerald Brown, a 65-year-old from Glasgow, who reportedly died after waiting 40 hours for an ambulance.
Students should not be asked to spend £9,000 on online lessons alone, an education expert has said.
News UK, publisher of British newspapers the Sun and the Times, said it will launch a new channel talkTV early next year, which will feature news bulletins and debate, as well as sport and entertainment shows. News UK said in a statement on Thursday that the new channel would be available for free across Britain to people via their television or personal devices, and that some presenters would come from its existing brands, including its newspapers plus talkRadio, Virgin Radio and others. "We are committed to providing choice for television and streaming viewers and bringing the best of our journalism to the screen," News UK CEO Rebekah Brooks said in a statement on Thursday.
The boss of Heathrow Airport on Thursday urged ministers to press ahead with plans to simplify the overseas travel regime with testing rules for double vaccinated passengers set to be relaxed. It is also anticipated that the traffic light system will be simplified by merging the green and amber lists to form one list of “safe” countries and another list of red “no go” nations, which will still require more stringent testing and quarantine on return. The moves come days after Boris Johnson announced his Covid winter plan to deal with any resurgence of Covid-19.
City leaders back to the future as they takes construction in-house for first time since Eighties
Jennifer Aniston will be sitting out the 2021 Emmy Awards, as the actress is still taking health and safety precautions very seriously for as long as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world
Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the Competition and Markets Authority, said the package holiday firm ‘must comply with the law’.
The two-time world champion refuted claims from both drivers that the other was at fault
The European Union set out a formal strategy on Thursday to increase its presence in the Indo-Pacific and counter China's rising power, although Australia's decision to cancel an arms contract with France may complicate cooperation. - TRADE: The EU will work to finalise trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, seek a deal with India and strengthen stronger ties with countries where it already has a trade deal, such as South Korea. The EU will also pursue a trade and investment agreement with Taiwan.
Boris Johnson won a clinching vote on tax-raising to fund the NHS and social care last week and has the voting numbers on his side. Crucially too, the PM is aware (courtesy of his highly political policy chief Munira Mirza) that his “levelling-up agenda” risks looking like a hollow proposition in northern and midlands seats come the next election. In Truss’s role as international trade secretary she put a brave face on some pretty skinny deals and did as much foreign travel as could be mustered in the Thatcher-memorial royal blue suit.
Hungary has issued shocking film ratings that equate LGBT+ representation with content in horror movies like Saw or The Exorcist.
LONDON (Reuters) -Piers Morgan, the outspoken British journalist and broadcaster, has joined Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Fox News Media in a global deal that includes a new TV show in early 2022, newspaper columns and a book contract. Murdoch said in a statement on Thursday Morgan was "the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire". "Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people are thinking and feeling," he said.
Schumacher claimed seven world championship titles and won 91 grand prix races in his career
Octavia Spencer has apologised to Britney Spears after suggesting she should make her fiancé Sam Asghari sign a prenuptial agreement.
Some might say Brussels is pitching the European Chips Act in a bid to Ketchup up with the rest of the world.View on euronews
Zimbabwe has told all government employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or they will not be allowed to come to work
INTERVIEW: After a four-decade career making his name as crooks and cops in films from ‘Bad Boys’ to ‘The Matrix’, the beloved Italian-American actor is heading back to his roots for lighthearted drama ‘From the Vine’. He tells Kevin E G Perry about confronting the immigrant experience, escaping small town America, and why people get his hit mob show wrong
Alok Sharma spoke after reports that Number 10 was trying to sideline Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Two million (63%) homeowners in London are planning home improvements over the next year, according to research carried out by the fintech Selina Advance. The findings showed that two-fifths (39%) of London’s homeowners are prioritising outside renovations including garden landscaping, paving and driveways, or adding a pool or hot tub to their properties. Selina Advance also found that, over the past year, more than two-thirds (69%) of London’s homeowners had already made improvements to their properties.