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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Beijing stepped up quarantine efforts to end its month-old COVID outbreak as fresh signs of frustration emerged in Shanghai, where some bemoaned unfair curbs with the city of 25 million preparing to lift a prolonged lockdown in just over a week. Even as China's drastic attempts to eradicate COVID entirely - its "zero-COVID" approach - bite into prospects for the world's second-biggest economy, new reported infection numbers remain well below levels seen in many Western cities. The capital reported 48 new cases for Monday among its population of 22 million, with Shanghai reporting fewer than 500.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all smiles despite the rainy weather as they joined the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Beatrice at a Buckingham Palace garden party today. Kate stood under an umbrella and wore a mint green dress as she chatted with guests in the palace grounds.
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A Falklands War veteran has recalled the moment the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Coventry was sunk 40 years ago. Christopher Howe, 65, was a petty officer aboard the Type 42 destroyer off Pebble Island when the Argentine Air Force launched an attack on May 25 1982. Speaking to the PA Media news agency, Mr Howe said he tried to warn the ship's captain of the incoming air raid: "I'm not sure if I actually finished my statement," he said, "when there was this thud, if you like. And it was a dull thud, followed by an extreme heat, and a fireball rolling around the ops room." Mr Howe was knocked unconscious, but recovered and was able to escape from the ship. He suffered 27% burns in the attack, and feared he had gone blind as his eyelids were badly swollen. Events are taking place across the UK and in the Falkland Islands to mark the 40th anniversary of the conflict, which started when Argentina invaded the remote British Overseas Territory on April 2 1982. Mr Howe told PA Media: "There's not a day goes by I don't think about what happened then. You can't help it. And there are triggers in your life that take you back to 1982, and things that make you stop and think 'I'm lucky – why am I so lucky?' "I feel it's very important that we continue to remember this conflict, and any conflict, because of those that came forward and stood up, and really offered their lives. "They made a sacrifice. And as we say in the (Kohima) epitaph: 'We gave our today for your tomorrow.'"
Peter Cowgill, arguably the most successful British retailer of the last two decades, sensationally stepped down this evening as executive chairman of JD Sports amid speculation he had been ousted. Announcing the move, JD Sports said that, as a consequence of an ongoing review of its internal governance and controls, it had decided to accelerate the separation of the roles of chair and chief executive. JD announced in July last year that it would split the roles of chairman and chief executive over the following 12 months following criticism of its corporate governance by shareholders.
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Details of drunkenness, fighting and late night parties at the heart of government have been laid bare in a damning report by Sue Gray - who said "senior leadership" must bear responsibility. The long-awaited report, which also details karaoke, wine spillages, aides being sick and others being rude to security staff and cleaners, reveals behaviour in Downing Street during 2020 and 2021 when COVID-19 restrictions were in place across the country. In one message after a "bring your own booze" party to which 200 people were invited in May 2020, Martin Reynolds, the prime minister's principal private secretary, said: "We seem to have got away with [it]."
The Prime Minister has insisted that it was his “duty” to attend certain Downing Street parties as senior Tories questioned whether he will win the next election.
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Ricky Gervais has defended his new Netflix show after a LGBT rights group called his material "dangerous" towards trans people. The comedian has sparked controversy with his latest show SuperNature, which was released on the streaming platform on Tuesday. Gervais has defended the programme, saying he wanted to take the "audience to a place it hasn't been before".
Russell took a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach where he enjoyed a ride on the UK’s first double launch coaster, ICON.