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The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
The weightlifter, 43, will become the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics
‘Parents are dressing up their children to be buried’: Syria’s war on young escalatesMural artist Hussein Sabbagh, 13, one of 27 children killed in government attacks in north-west Syria in two months Syrian artist Aziz al-Asmar visits the grave of 13-year-old Hussein Sabbagh in Binnish. The teenager had helped Asmar with his political murals. Photograph: Muhammad Haj Kaddour/The Syria Campaign
The Guardian view on adapting to global heating: risks must be facedInvestment in flood defences is overdue. But progress on climate resilience requires confronting vested interests too Temporary flood defences in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on 26 February 2020 after they were breached overnight. Bewdley, which has been washed out for three years running, is set to see £6.2m spent on more permanent flood defences. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA
Unions have told binmen to stay at home if they are ‘pinged’ despite their exemption, raising fears that rubbish will pile up on the streets. Refuse collectors no longer have to self-isolate if they are ‘pinged’ by the NHS Covid-19 app, and can instead take a Covid test while at work. They were made exempt last Tuesday (July 27) along with tax collectors and vets, as ministers expanded the exemption list in a bid to counteract the effects of the ‘pingdemic’ which has seen more than 1.2 million p
As cracks begin to show between the couples...
Madeleine Whitlock said it was ‘really emotional’ to watch the 28-year-old.
The event was organised by a coalition of campaigning groups.
Evictions crisis: Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats cannot blame RepublicansProgressive is angry her party allowed the clock to run out on renewing measure that lapsed Saturday night Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other House and Senate Democrats hold news conference Civilian Climate Corps in Washington on 20 July 2021. Photograph: Bonnie Cash/UPI/REX/Shutterstock
The team leading the 10-year-long bid did not always have it easy: ‘The reaction to the idea these villages could be considered in the same breath as the Great Wall of China was often: what are you talking about?’ Colin Drury reports
The governor has vowed not to institute further lockdowns or mask mandates.
Max Whitlock successfully defended his Olympic pommel horse title, while Charlotte Worthington won the women’s BMX freestyle in Tokyo.
Environment officials questioned use of land government already owned as offset for western Sydney airport. Exclusive: Green group decries infrastructure department’s ‘dodgy offset’ plan to use government site that already had protections
Colombia's attorney general's office will charge former army commander General Mario Montoya for responsibility of 104 extrajudicial executions, as part of the "false positives" scandal, it said on Sunday. The false positives took place between 2002 and 2008, during the term of ex-President Alvaro Uribe, when soldiers murdered civilians and registered them as guerrilla fighters killed in combat to receive benefits. The country's transitional justice court (JEP) says at least 6,402 people were killed this way, but some victims' groups allege the numbers could be higher.
Millions in the UK are reportedly set to be offered a third Pfizer “booster jab” ahead of winter as research suggests it will offer people greater protection against the Delta variant. It would seem some 23million over-50s, people classified as vulnerable and NHS workers and care staff offered a third Pfizer jab even if they had an alternative vaccine before. Originally it was thought that those who were offered a third jab would be given the same vaccine they originally had - but now it is thought everyone will be offered Pfizer.
The Prince of Wales believes he has become "collateral damage" in a bitter dispute engulfing the Conservative Party. A wealthy client of the nephew of the Duchess of Cornwall was given access to Prince Charles, prompting accusations that Ben Elliot, now chairman of the Tory Party, had profited from his family ties. Mohamed Amersi, 61, a telecoms tycoon, paid a membership fee for a number of years to Quintessentially, Mr Elliot’s luxury concierge company, before it arranged a meeting with the pri
After emerging victorious from the chaotic Hungarian GP on Sunday, Esteban Ocon has joined a small group of Formula 1 race winners from France. The man from a modest family in Normandy became the 14th Frenchman in the F1 winners club joining the likes of four-time world champion Alain Prost, who racked up 51 wins, Olivier Panis, who won in Monaco in 1996, and Pierre Gasly, the winner at Monza last year.Compounding his newfound hero status in France he won Sunday's race in an Alpine, the rebrande
Officials in Minnesota extended an air quality alert until August 3, as wildfire smoke descended on the state, leaving the Twin Cities cloaked in a murky haze over the weekend.Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency said the smoke, blown from fires burning in Canada, would intensify and worsen in the state over the weekend.This footage, taken in Saint Paul on July 31 by Natalie McGuire, shows smoke along the Mississippi River, reducing visibility towards buildings downtown.Amid drought conditions, Minnesota is itself at risk of forest fires, and authorities have implemented burning restrictions across the state. Credit: Natalie McGuire via Storyful
A day after it recorded the most single day new cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida has broken a previous record for current hospitalizations, as the number of patients in hospitals because of COVID-19 once again broke through the 1,000-person threshold
Ireland’s Olympic rowing medallists have returned home from Tokyo, with women's four bronze medal-winner Emily Hegarty telling a press conference that they "enjoyed every minute" of their sporting odyssey.