'I want people to be vigilant because we're turning the corner now,’ says Robert Redfield
Five days of Christmas with three households together Tougher tiers are coming – along with another potential revolt Denmark faces new horror as bodies of culled mink rise from mass graves Revealed: Key metrics that determine your area's new tier Hancock overruled officials to order millions of extra vaccines UK spent £10bn extra for PPE due to an 'inadequate' stockpile Elderly to be kept out of Christmas bubbles Subscribe today for a one-month free trial A “four-nations” plan for the relaxation of coronavirus rules has fractured within 24 hours after Nicola Sturgeon warned Scots that they would face tighter restrictions than people in England, writes Daniel Sanderson. The First Minister said that she believed treating existing “bubbles” as one household, as will happen south of the border, would be “going too far” as in practice it could allow members of up to six households to meet during a five-day easing of exemptions next month. She also suggested that Scots should give each other gift vouchers as presents, for both public health and economic reasons, while Scotland’s National Clinical Director warned that there should be no shared serving spoons for Christmas dinner roast potatoes. Scotland-specific guidance will be issued on Thursday, Ms Sturgeon said, but she warned that it would “look to tighten around the edges rather than further expand.” The SNP leader also said that people going to the Scottish islands for Christmas would not get extra days to travel, as is being granted to those going to Northern Ireland. A total of 56,533 have died from Covid -19 in the UK with worldwide cases surpassing 60m. Follow the latest updates below.
Prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal which tiers each part of England will fall into once the current lockdown ends
Nicholas Nelson, 31, called then Labour MP Louise Ellman a 'Tory c***' and told John Mann to 'kill yourself' in expletive-laden abusive phone calls.
Allies of Joe Biden have made clear that he expects to see a Brexit trade deal concluded swiftly as he seeks to rebuild a "coalition of the West" to respond to the growing spectre of China. The Telegraph understands that John Kerry, who has been appointed as Mr Biden's climate envoy, has signalled privately that the new administration wants to see a "positive outcome" from the talks. It suggests Mr Biden's incoming administration is ratcheting up the pressure on Boris Johnson to strike an agreement as UK and EU officials seek a compromise on the issues of fishing rights and "level playing field" guarantees for business. While both sides believe a deal could be struck as early as next week, the UK continues to insist it is prepared to walk away if Brussels fails to soften its red lines. However, in an intervention on Tuesday Mr Biden reiterated that he did not want to see a "guarded border" on the island of Ireland as a result of no deal. The Government's controversial Internal Market Bill has no deal clauses related to Northern Ireland overriding the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, which prevents the return of a hard border on the island. A trade deal with Brussels would remove the need for the clauses, which break international law. Although Mr Johnson has reassured the president-elect that he is committed to preventing a hard border, Mr Biden told reporters that "the idea of having a border north and south once again being closed is just not right, we've just got to keep the border open".
If your love language is gift giving but spending money is not, then chances are you try to knock out the bulk of your holiday shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Plenty of major retailers offer big sales throughout the week of Thanksgiving (and some for the entire month), but very few compare to the shopping extravaganza that Nordstrom puts on. The Nordstrom Black Friday Sale gives you the best of both worlds: luxury beauty and good deals. Brands like Smashbox, Esteé Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, and Tom Ford Beauty all get marked down, giving you access to much more affordable options. Just imagine the look on your friend's face when they think you got them a $40 YSL Beauty lipstick when really you only spent a little over $20. We have no doubt you'll find something for everyone on your list - including yourself. Now through Tuesday, Dec. 1, you can get up to 50 percent off skin-care, hair-care, fragrance, and makeup products. Considering there are 13 pages of deals to sort through, we took it upon ourselves to round up the best products to shop while they're on sale, ahead.
Israeli security forces fatally shot a Palestinian driver who tried to ram his car into them at a checkpoint on Jerusalem's outskirts on Wednesday after he raised suspicions by presenting apparently fake identification papers, police said. The man was taken to a nearby Israeli hospital after being shot and died of his wounds, a hospital spokeswoman said. There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials.
Experts have suggested relaxing the coronavirus restrictions at Christmas could lead to a surge in hospital admissions and another lockdown.
Hours after tweeting that he would release transition funds after all, the annual tradition became a weird concession speech by proxy
Ghislaine Maxwell faces tougher jail conditions than inmates convicted of murder or terrorism, according to one of her lawyers. Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend is woken every 15 minutes to ensure she is breathing, despite her having no history of mental health issues or suicide attempts, a judge was told. Bobbi Sternheim said Maxwell is monitored 24 hours a day with a camera in her cell and cameras following her whenever she steps outside.
EU threatens to pull out of Brexit talks if UK refuses to compromiseMichel Barnier says further negotiations would be pointless if UK does not change stance
Australia's entire SAS regiment must be disbanded after Brereton report, expert saysFailure to take strong steps could drive terror-recruiting and undermine future Australian counter-insurgency efforts
Nationals of 15 African countries will be required to post bonds of up to $15,000 if they want to enter the US, as President Donald Trump brings in tougher conditions before leaving office. But first, Ethiopia's state-run human rights organisation accuses Tigrayan fighters at war with the government of having killed around 600 civilians in ethnically motivated attacks. The ongoing conflict has sent thousands fleeing across the border to Sudan. Finally, we see how activists in Gabon are fighting against the destruction of precious mangroves.
Sir Keir Starmer faced a "full frontal attack" from senior allies of Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday after they stormed out of a meeting in protest at Dame Margaret Beckett being appointed to chair Labour's ruling body. The Labour leader was accused of "personally lobbying" to ensure the role did not go to Ian Murray of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), a hard-Left ally of his predecessor. The row follows days of infighting over Sir Keir's decision to withhold the Parliamentary whip from Mr Corbyn, with Mr Murray one of various Left-wing figures to criticise the decision. Mr Corbyn, who has been suspended for three months, has been issued with an ultimatum stating that he must "unequivocally" apologise for saying the scale of anti-Semitism in the party had been "overstated". At a meeting held virtually on Tuesday morning, several members of the party's national executive committee (NEC) had argued that as serving vice-chairman Mr Murray should be automatically promoted to the role of chairman.
Former New York mayor makes allegations of election fraud – despite having told a federal judge there was no fraud case
David Wilson, 36, posed as a teenage girl to get indecent images from boys, blackmailing them into sending more or abusing other youngsters.
Gemma, who took part in the BBC show in 2017, is also the girlfriend of Maisie’s dance partner Gorka Marquez.
Bev was horrified when she realised her blunder.
Here are the latest COVID-19 infection rates across England.
The arrangements will apply from December 23 to 27 after talks between the UK Government and leaders from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.