Greece has ordered all schools to close
Greece has ordered all schools to close
A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story. Reports in state media signal an intensifying propaganda effort to place the birth of the virus in other countries
Ethics watchdog asked to assess if Rishi Sunak broke ministerial codeChancellor did not declare wife’s multimillion-pound share portfolio in register of interests
Prominent names in boxing have called on "celebrity" fights to stop after YouTuber Jake Paul brutally knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson. The pair faced off in Los Angeles as part of the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercard, and the bout was stopped shortly into the second round after Robinson was knocked down for a third time, crashing face first into the canvas. The fight was sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission, with traditional rules of 10 ounce gloves and no head gear, despite Robinson's reported lack of training.
President ‘scrambled for an escape hatch from reality’ according to The Washington Post
‘That’s the best response I’ve ever seen,' one fan admitted
"When you get a picture taken of you it can make you look a lot closer than you actually are," the Strictly Come Dancing star insisted
Romain Grosjean survived an horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix after his car split in half and burst into flames. A replay then showed Grosjean frantically leaping out of his fireball inferno with the aid of a medical doctor. Further replays showed that Grosjean moved to the right of the track, clipping the front-left wheel of Daniil Kvyat's AlphaTauri before crashing head on into the barriers.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may not be included in the Queen’s “Christmas bubble” as their three young children will be considered a risk to their elderly great-grandparents, The Telegraph understands. The Queen, 94, and Duke of Edinburgh, 99, will be limited to spending the festive period with two other households, just like the rest of the nation, meaning that the traditional mass gathering at Sandringham is off the table. A final decision about who will join Her Majesty is not expected to be made for another few days but royal sources have acknowledged that factors such as the monarch’s age and relative frailty will be taken into account. The elderly couple are in the most at-risk bracket for coronavirus and have thus far been carefully shielded by what has become known as “HMS bubble,” comprising a vastly reduced staff. Buckingham Palace doctors will advise the Queen about the most sensible way forward and will be particularly mindful of the Duke’s frailty after he was hospitalised just before Christmas last year with a pre-existing condition.
President-elect Joe Biden has fractured his foot while playing with his dog, Major, in Delaware on Saturday. The 78-year-old president-elect will have to wear a walking boot for several weeks. It is unclear whether this will last until his inauguration on January 20. Initial X-rays did not show a break, but the diagnosis changed following a CT scan. “Initial X-rays did not show any obvious fracture, but his clinical exam warranted more detailed imaging," said Dr Kevin O'Connor. "Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks.” On Sunday evening, he was seen walking with a slight limp to an SUV which took him to the Delaware Imaging Network for the CT scan. Commenting on the injury, US president Donald Trump tweeted:
Musical performer Ruthie Henshall, who once dated Prince Edward, was the second celebrity to be voted off the show.
Clara Amfo has become the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2020. The BBC Radio 1 DJ faced elimination after scoring just 19 with her jive to Tina Turner’s River Deep Mountain High. Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Amfo, 36, and her professional partner Aljaz Skorjanec, saying: “My goodness it’s a really difficult one, both couples I thought were absolutely incredible and danced with so much passion and love, but the couple I would like to save, Clara and Aljaz.”
There’s a social pathogen stalking the world that’s as deadly as Covid-19The endurance of TB and malaria shows how health resources are hoarded by the wealthy
Pubs and restaurants hit by new coronavirus restrictions will be given extra cash to help get them through Christmas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce as he tries to see off a growing Tory rebellion. The Prime Minister has decided the potential closure of tens of thousands of premises is an unacceptable price to pay for a new system that places 99 per cent of England under the toughest Tier 2 or 3 restrictions from Wednesday. A Government source said: "There are already grants of £2,000 and £3,000 for businesses in Tiers 2 and 3, but we recognise that we need to do more." The new tiers system, which has been described as a death knell for thousands of pubs and restaurants, requires all premises in Tier 3 to offer only takeaway service, while those in Tier 2 can only serve alcohol with "substantial meals" – restrictions which will apply to 99 per cent of the country. Mr Johnson will on Monday publish an analysis of the economic, social and health consequences of the tiers amid warnings from up to 100 Tory MPs that they cannot back the plans without knowing their effect. In a letter published on Sunday evening, Mr Johnson issued a direct appeal to the rebels in the backbench Covid Recovery Group (CRG), saying there was “every reason” to hope and believe “the worst is nearly behind us, so now more than ever is the time to demonstrate unity and resolve.” Between 70 and 100 Tory MPs are threatening to oppose the Government when the new tiers regime is put to a vote in Parliament on Tuesday, and Mr Johnson has had to up the stakes after promises of a review of the tiers in December and vote to end them in January failed to assuage them. It leaves the Prime Minister relying on Labour votes, and the opposition has previously demanded extra cash for businesses hit by the toughest coronavirus restrictions in order to support the new system.
Donald Trump’s legal team claim they will take their Pennsylvania lawsuit to the country’s highest court
This is the terrifying moment a deadly cobra slithered across a golf course. The reptile was seen on the fairway in Harare, Zimbabwe, on October 4.
The Crown isn’t making the royal family look bad. They do a fine job of that themselves. Whatever the guild of royal experts says, Peter Morgan’s series can’t match the truth of its unlovely subjects
Craig couldn't resist a dig at the long-serving professional, after Motsi reclaimed her seat on the judging panel.
Travel rules will be eased from December 23 to 27 and three households will be allowed to mix in a bubble for these five days.
Party’s deputy leader threatens mass suspensions
President says he would ‘use 125 per cent of my energy’ to prove he did not lose election