A judge in Belfast High Court found it was potentially plausible that the Real IRA attack in 1998 could have been prevented.
Home Office agrees to look into fate of Chinese sailors deported in 1946About 2,000 seamen were forcibly deported from Liverpool after serving Britain during the war Kim Johnson, Labour’s Liverpool Riverside MP, called the action ‘one of the most nakedly racist actions ever undertaken by the British government’. Photograph: David Colbran/Alamy
West Midlands primary school wins appeal against academy status. Judge calls decision not to revoke academy order ‘irrational’, as inspections halted during pandemic
Two years after winning with Dominic Cummings, Johnson looks rudderless. Analysis: Attacks by PM’s former adviser echoed by Tory insiders who say No 10 operation is chaotic
The UKHospitality trade association warned the sector will have “one tied behind our back” as staff are forced into isolation
In excess of 600,000 people in England and Wales were instructed to quarantine by the coronavirus app in the week to July 14.
Stonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status. Britain is eroding global reputation for conserving its historic assets, culture bodies are warning
Ad men sacked to improve gender pay gap win sex discrimination claim. London tribunal rules men axed after director vowed to ‘obliterate’ J Walter Thompson’s reputation of ‘being full of white men’
Tony and Claire Fielding spent months trying to find their cat Sam and gave up hope after not being able to track him down.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced that workers in critical industries can avoid isolation after close contact if it would impact on essential services.
‘The law is cold. It doesn’t reflect the life lost’: mothers of murder victims tell their stories. Grieving parents of two young women killed by their ex-boyfriends launch a new film to step up their campaign for justice
Of the 315 local areas in England, 307 (97%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and eight (3%) have seen a fall.
Why could Stonehenge be stripped of world heritage site status?Unesco expresses concern that ‘substantial harm’ would be caused by the proposed cut-and-cover road tunnelStonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status Unesco says Stonehenge will be put on its danger list unless plans for the A303 road tunnel are changed. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Purging fringe groups will not help Labour unite its factions This can only add grist to the mill of those who perceive a campaign to drive out former Jeremy Corbyn supporters, writes David Parker. Plus letters from Thelma Walker and Bruce Whitehead Representatives of leftwing groups facing expulsion from Labour protest outside the party’s headquarters. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images
A skilled workforce needs arts graduatesJim Northover questions the logic in cutting funding for arts courses, when creative minds help drive the technology and engineering sectors ‘I wonder if the education secretary stopped to think about those with skills in visual communication and typography who are responsible for help making data, algorithms and coding readable.’ Photograph: Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn says the floods that hit the east of the country last week caused it about 1.3 billion euros in damage. That's about $1.5 billion. And the bad news doesn't end there. Volker Hentschel is head of plant maintenance and management at Deutsche Bahn.He says the firm is pretty sure there's no insurance cover for much of the damage to buildings and networks. Now it's still unclear when rail freight will resume for the region's steel industry. Authorities are still working to determine the total cost of the floods. The worst damage was done in western Germany and eastern Belgium. German chancellor Angela Merkel called the damage 'immense'.