In pictures: Autumn blooms enjoy time in sun for special Chelsea Flower Show
The colours of autumn will come to the fore for an unusual edition of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.
The event will take place outside of its usual springtime slot after the Royal Horticultural Society postponed the event in May due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event had been cancelled in 2020.
The autumn event will have a different look, with blooms such as asters and dahlias as well as trees full of fruit and berries all having some time in the spotlight.
It is the highest figure for daily reported deaths since March 9. A further 223 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday which brought the UK total to 138,629. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been 164,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate.
Brazil's president should face homicide charges over errors that led to an estimated 95,000 COVID-19 deaths, a draft of a major inquiry report has found. With more than 600,000 deaths, only the US has lost more people to coronavirus than Brazil and the president has been widely criticised for openly objecting to lockdowns, regularly refusing to wear a mask in public and stating he has not been vaccinated. A 1,200-page document, prepared over six months by opposition senator Renan Calheiros for a Senate commission that conducted the probe, alleges that Mr Bolsonaro failed to take the opportunity to acquire vaccines, when they were presented, leading to the deaths of thousands.
They're just a few of the suggestions being bandied around online following reports that Facebook plans to rebrand itself with a new group name. "Meta" was one of the more sober trending suggestions, referring to Facebook's reported desire to assume a name that focuses on the metaverse, a virtual environment where users can hang out. "It would be awesome if Facebook changes its name to Ye," he said.
LONDON (Reuters) -The UK aviation regulator said Britain's biggest airport Heathrow will not be permitted to raise passenger charges by as much as it had wanted, but airlines opposed the scale of the hike as the hub and carriers battle to recover pandemic-linked losses. COVID-19 has restricted flying for more than 18 months, placing huge financial strains on Heathrow and airlines like its biggest user, British Airways, and putting airport charges at the centre of a bitter row. Airlines on Tuesday criticised the UK's Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) initial proposals for Heathrow to be allowed to charge as much as 50% more per passenger over the 2022-2027 period.
Boris Johnson has committed to bringing the Online Harms Bill back to the Commons "before Christmas" in the first PMQs following the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess. Sir Keir Starmer called on Boris Johnson to bring forward the second reading of the Online Harms Bill by the end of the calendar year in the first PMQs since Sir David's death last Friday. In the first meeting of the two party leaders in three weeks, Sir Keir warned: "It is three years since the government promised an Online Safety Bill but it is not yet before the House - meanwhile the damage caused by harmful content online is worse than ever."
Netflix’s Squid Game savagely satirises our money-obsessed society – but it’s capitalism that is the real winner. The hit show has attracted global attention – not least from a North Korean propaganda website – for its takedown of capitalism. But the streaming service has wasted no time in commodifying the show’s success
Mount Aso volcano spews a giant column of ash thousands of metres into the sky, after the late-morning eruption in southwest Japan. The active volcano ejected hot gas and ash as high as 3,500 metres (11,500 feet), and sent stones tumbling down its grassy slopes.