This is the world’s largest slip n’ slide festival
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This is the world’s largest slip n’ slide festival
Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
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.
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(Reuters) -London's FTSE 100 ended higher on Monday, led by gains in mining stocks, while a slew of mergers and acquisitions activity helped push mid-cap stocks to record peaks. The FTSE 100 rose 0.7%, led by base metal miners with Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Antofagasta, BHP Group gaining between 1.08% and 3.48%. The domestically focussed mid-cap index climbed 1.1% to record highs, led by defence and aerospace company Meggitt and asset management services provider Sanne Group on takeover deals.
Downing Street has not traditionally been a place for babies. On Saturday, Carrie Johnson announced that she and Boris are expecting their second child together, joining Wilfred, who was born last April and was front and centre of photos of the G7 in Cornwall. Cherie Blair has spoken about how it is not easy being pregnant in the public eye; she had terrible morning sickness with Leo - and Carrie is part of a long overdue shift towards a more open and supportive culture.
An ancient church is being restored by volunteers after it was ruined by vandals.
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France has made it obligatory to show a passe sanitaire (health pass) – proving that you are vaccinated or have tested negative for Covid-19 – for access to public venues for more than 50 people since July 21. On August 9 the health pass requirement will be extended to a range of new settings, including long-distance transport, restaurants and cafés – even France’s famed outdoor terraces. The controversial extension of the health pass that will come into force on August 9 has already sparked pro
Germany took almost a full three seconds off Britain’s record.
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KABUL (Reuters) -Taliban fighters pushed deeper into the southern Afghan provincial capital of Lashkargah on Monday and closed in on government buildings, a senior official said, as the insurgents pressed a rapid advance. Heavy fighting was raging close to the National Directorate of Security, the prison and the police headquarters in the main city in Helmand province, the government official said, asking not to be named. Taliban fighters have moved in on three provincial capitals in the last few days and seized territory nationwide since Washington said it planned a complete withdrawal of troops by September.
Mr Yousaf said the nursery said there was no place available for his two-year-old daughter – only to offer a place to the child of a white friend.
The banking giant told investors on Monday that pre-tax profits soared to 10.8 billion US dollars (£7.8 billion) for the six months to June.
The brakes could be put on the UK’s accelerating electric vehicle sales because of a worldwide shortage of lithium needed for car batteries, experts have warned.
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“That is the plan, wherever possible,” a government source told The Telegraph, but stressed it “depends on final JCVI [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation] advice and coronavirus vaccine booster trials”.
A US shot putter has vowed to hold on to her Olympic silver medal after being accused of breaking rules by making a political gesture on the podium. During the photo session after the medals ceremony on Sunday night, Raven Saunders stepped off the podium, lifted her arms above her head and formed an "X" with her wrists. It is not clear if she will be punished and talks are under way between Olympic officials and US team bosses, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief spokesman Mark Adams said.
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Don’t blame young people for vaccine hesitancy. The vast majority of us want to get jabbedIf Britain really wants to keep everyone safe, we should be worrying about the lack of supplies to poorer nationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage People queue at a drop-in vaccination centre in Hounslow, west London. Photograph: James Veysey/Rex/Shutterstock