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France's highest appeals court on Wednesday overturned a ruling that stores in the country can't legally sell cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotic compound related to cannabis that is being researched for a variety of medical applications. Based on the free trade of goods within the European Union, the Cour de cassation ruled that judges could not find the sale of CBD in France illegal if it had been legally produced in a member state of the bloc.The Court of Justice of the EU ruled last year that
The Government’s travel lists will be updated on Thursday.
The Prince of Wales gave the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a "substantial sum" of money in the months following their stepping down as senior royals, despite the Duke claiming his family "literally cut me off financially". Newly published accounts show that Charles continued to provide money for Harry and Meghan until the summer of 2020, while Harry told Oprah Winfrey the pair stopped getting money from the Royal Family in the first quarter of that year. A senior Clarence House spokesperson said the Prince of Wales provided the money to help his younger son become financially independent.
The UK Government said that there had been a further 16,135 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK – the highest reported daily toll since February 6. The Government also said a further 19 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the UK total to 128,027. Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
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The guidance for funerals and weddings have changed as Covid restrictions have eased. Since May 17, newlyweds in England have been able to share their big day with up to 30 friends and family but some traditional activities such as dancing are advised against. Meanwhile funerals are able to allow more people to attend and pay their respects.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the final easing of lockdown measures on July 19, with a four-week delay announced on Monday buying more time for people to receive vaccinations. England will remain at Step 3 for a further four weeks from June 21, with the rule of six set to continue indoors, alongside limits on numbers for sports events, pubs and cinemas. Working from home where possible will continue to be advised, nightclubs will stay shuttered and legal limits on social contact will remain in place.
Funding for both the Cambridges and Harry and Meghan contributed to a £4.5 million bill for Charles in the financial year after the Sussexes quit.
There was little sign of what was to come when the distinctive voice of Britney Spears echoed around the courtroom for the first time. Asked by the court clerk to confirm who exactly was on the telephone line, it took her a second or two to realise that the question was directed at her. With that, and with the judge's warning that she shouldn't be interrupted, Britney Spears confirmed that she did indeed have "a lot to say".
It was mixed fortunes for England and Scotland fans on Tuesday night.
The comedian admitted her initial reaction was anger.
Russian ambassador claims British warship in ‘clear violation of agreements’
Starmer starting to pick away at the PM’s vulnerabilities on crime and security
The daily update also saw the highest number of deaths since April.
Accounts for the Sovereign Grant show the monarchy cost the taxpayer £87.5m during 2020/21.
The Russian defence ministry said shots were fired at HMS Defender and bombs dropped in its path after it entered Russian territorial waters.
As Moscow swelters in the warmest temperatures for 120 years, it is also setting dangerous new records in terms of COVID-19 infections - a third wave driven by the Delta variant. On Wednesday, Moscow recorded 88 COVID-related deaths, the highest daily count since the pandemic began. Moscow's mayor Sergei Sobyanin said last week that the vast majority, almost 90%, are of the Delta variant.
A court ruling that blocked access to vital healthcare for young trans people was based on “partisan” evidence and must be quashed, the NHS argued today at the Court of Appeal.
The UK Cabinet Office minister said he ‘can’t see’ Boris Johnson agreeing to another vote before the next general election.