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China lead the medal table ahead of hosts Japan, while Great Britain are hovering around the top five
Keith Crowhurst has previously run 11 marathons for charity.
Talks aimed at averting strikes by London Underground drivers have been adjourned until next week. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are set to stage a series of 24-hour walkouts, starting on August 3, in protest at plans to scrap the pay grade of Night Tube drivers. Transport for London (TfL) has warned of disruption to Tube services if the industrial action goes ahead.
Lewis Hughes, 24, from Romford in Essex, has pleaded guilty to assaulting England’s chief medical officer
A number of councils scrapped pop-up cycle lanes following vocal opposition by motorists.
Freestyle swimmer needs three gold medals to tie Jenny Thompson’s Olympic record
Data expert Tim White believes the Government may announce the change next week.
GENEVA (Reuters) -The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, the Washington Post said, citing an internal CDC document. COVID-19 infections have increased by 80% over the past four weeks in most regions of the world, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
A "yobbish" former estate agent who assaulted England's chief medical officer has been handed a suspended jail sentence. Lewis Hughes, of Romford, Essex, left Professor Chris Whitty "humiliated" after he accosted him in St James's Park in London on 27 June, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard. Hughes put the chief medical officer in a headlock after he declined to take a photo with the 24-year-old.
A headteacher who has helped students in the most deprived areas of the capital win places at top universities is set to open two new colleges for working class Londoners. The centres will seek to replicate the success of Mr Ismail’s east London college, which has helped dozens of students win places at Oxbridge as well as scholarships at MIT, Harvard and Princeton.
A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty in a central London park.
Trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been praised by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) director prior to her debut at the Games on Monday (2 August).
Heritage museum will be set-up to inform residents of Chinese heritage
Holidaymakers heading to Greek islands face disruption after an Athens minister warned that some were "one step" away from tougher Covid restrictions. Nikos Hardalias, the Greek deputy civil protection minister, said Mykonos and Ios were on the brink of fresh curbs due to a surge in infections. Case rates have soared among people aged 20 to 30. Mr Hardalias warned that the situation on the islands of Zakynthos, Tinos, Lefkada, Santorini, Paros and Rhodes was also worrying. Curbs including a curf
Kick off the weekend with the First Night of the Proms and more.
Four people have been killed in Turkish wildfires as firefighters battled blazes across the Mediterranean resort regions. More than 70 wildfires broke out in provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as inland areas, President Tayyip Erdogan said. The worst fires were in the Manavgat and Akseki regions, in Antalya province, where strong winds forced the fire toward settlements on Wednesday.
‘Can’t complain about it really’
A new survey of 2,000 American parents with children ages 3 to 13 found the average respondent began planning for fall 2021 on June 19. Typically, it takes 29 days from the end of one school year to begin prepping for the next — but 68% of parents are thinking about fall 2021 earlier than they would in a normal year. For those respondents, they started planning for the back-to-school season almost three weeks sooner than they would have before the pandemic.
PARIS (Reuters) -The European Union said on Friday it has adopted a legal framework for a sanctions regime targeting Lebanese individuals and entities after a year of crisis that has left Lebanon facing financial collapse, hyperinflation and food and fuel shortages. In a statement, the EU said the framework provided for the possibility of imposing sanctions on those responsible for undermining democracy or the rule of law in Lebanon. Led by France, the EU is seeking to ramp up pressure on Lebanon's squabbling politicians, part of broader international efforts to force a stable government capable of carrying out reforms to emerge from political chaos and economic collapse following a blast that ravaged Beirut port.