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UK Covid live: ministers should act now to prevent need for lockdown, urges Tony Blair

Latest updates: former PM joins growing calls for beefed-up measures as health minister suggests time to act is not nowEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingBritish Medical Association says ‘time is now’ for Covid plan BWho can get a Covid booster jab in England?Global Covid updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageThe campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice is also calling for the government to move to a plan B now. In a statement Hannah Brady, its...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Farming, NHS, Health policy, Tony Blair, Medical Association, Trade Policy, Hannah Brady, Coronavirus, Bereaved Families for Justice


Norway reveals plans for river trap system to protect wild salmon

Announcement comes as Scottish report says open-pen salmon farms pose substantial risk to wild populationNorway is to introduce new traps to protect wild salmon after experts warned they could become endangered as a result of contact with their farmed counterparts.Farmed fish and non-native pink salmon carry various diseases and lice, and in recent years have spread from Russia across the Norwegian coastline, reaching Britain and mainland Europe. Continue reading...
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What is driving the rise in UK Covid cases?

A drop-off in mask wearing and slow uptake of booster jabs are among the reasons for the continuing growthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid cases in the UK are on the rise once more, with 49,156 reported on Monday – the highest figure since mid-July. The increase appears to be driven by growing case numbers in England, but what is behind that increase? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Coronavirus


In Our Paradise review – Bosnian sisters struggling to make it abroad in migrant tale

Claudia Marschal’s documentary about two sisters leaving the Balkans is short on the intimacy that film can deliver Featuring Indira and Mehdina, two Bosnian sisters who try to escape their life of poverty in their homeland, Claudia Marschal’s documentary observes the xenophobia and financial insecurity faced by immigrants from the Balkans, an area already troubled by a history of political turbulence. The “paradise” hinted at in the title, however, is a mirage, as the women and their families s...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Culture, Migration, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Balkans, Indira, Documentary films, Claudia Marschal, Mehdina, Germany Indira


London has more statues of animals than of named women, audit finds

First comprehensive audit comes as Sadiq Khan announces £1m fund to ensure landmarks reflect city’s diversityThe number of sculptures that feature animals in London is double that of named women, a study has found, as the mayor office announces £1m fund to champion diversity in the capital’s public spaces.The findings show that out of almost 1,500 monuments in the capital, more than a fifth are dedicated to named men (20.5%), and only 4% are dedicated to named women. The number of sculptures tha...
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Minister denies there is a Covid ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixing in England

Denial from Edward Argar comes as virologist warns UK daily case rate is already likely to be close to 100,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCurrent pressure on the NHS is “sustainable”, according to a health minister, who denied the government had a “plan C” that would ban the mixing of households at Christmas in England if cases continued to rise.Edward Argar told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that while the NHS was “under huge pressure” it was not the right time t...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Christmas, Conservatives, Society, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, BBC Radio, Coronavirus, Edward Argar, Covid Continue


Port city: London on the river – in pictures

A new exhibition examines the impact of the Port of London on our capital city, exploring the complex operations that have connected London to the rest of the world, from the final days of the 18th century to the creation of the huge London Gateway megaport at Thurrock in the Thames EstuaryLondon: Port City runs from 22 October 2021 to 8 May 2022 at the Museum of London Docklands, itself part of West India Docks, London’s first enclosed dock system Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Water transport, Exhibitions, Thurrock, Port City, Museum of London Docklands, Port of London, West India Docks London


British leavers and remainers as polarised as ever, survey finds

Nine out of 10 people would vote the same way again, but leavers feel better about UK politics since BrexitBrexit divisions in UK society appear to be as entrenched as ever, according to the latest British social attitudes survey, with little sign that the issue is losing its polarising force. Nine in 10 of leave and remain voters said they would vote the same way again, it found.Although Britain’s departure from the EU pushed overall public trust and confidence in government to its highest leve...
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Southern England hit by floods as Storm Aurore arrives from France

Essex fire service receives more than 120 calls, as Met Office warns unsettled weather likely to continueEmergency services have received a high number of calls from people reporting flooding after southern England was hit overnight by heavy rain and strong winds from a storm moving in from France.The Met Office issued a yellow rain warning covering most of southern England for Wednesday night and into Thursday, meaning people living there could experience transport delays, flooding and power is...
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Deep within the UK’s shocking Covid data, there may be reasons for optimism

Analysis: soaring cases in schools are adding to the pool of the immune – which could soon see some community infections fallCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is hard to be upbeat about the latest numbers. The government’s Covid dashboard is awash with red and upward-pointing arrows. New cases have climbed 17% on the week. Hospital admissions are up 11% and deaths have increased by 21%. This is not where we wanted to be nearly two years into the pandemic – and 10 mon...
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The great betrayal: how the Hillsborough families were failed by the justice system

After 32 years of establishment lies, media smears, inquests, trials and retrials, the families of the Hillsborough dead have yet to see anyone held accountableOn a grey morning in May this year, the English legal system’s epic failure to secure justice for the families devastated by the Hillsborough disaster finally ground to its dismal conclusion. Ninety-seven people were killed due to a terrible crush on an overcrowded terrace at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest a...
Tags: Politics, Law, Police, Football, Sport, UK News, Liverpool, Football politics, The Fa, Sheffield Wednesday, Andy Burnham, Nottingham Forest, Hillsborough, Philip, Walton, Phil


Mark Drakeford says devolving crown estate would help Wales with net zero aim

First minister believes seabed rights would allow the country to make best use of its wind and wave powerThe Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, has said that devolving the crown estate to Wales could boost the country’s aspirations to become a world leader in renewable energy.One of the Labour-led government’s key strategies in tackling the climate emergency is to make the most of Wales’ extraordinary natural resources, including wind and wave power. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Wales, Environment, Renewable Energy, UK News, Labour, Mark Drakeford, Climate Crisis


Dame Cindy Kiro becomes New Zealand’s first female Māori governor-general

Dame Cindy, the first in her family to graduate from university, rose to become a pro-vice chancellor at the University of AucklandThe first Māori woman to be named governor-general of New Zealand, Dame Cindy Kiro, has been sworn in at an intimate ceremony in parliament, where she said she hopes to use the role to reach out to marginalised communities.Dame Cindy, who is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu and British descent, became the country’s 22nd governor-general – Queen Elizabeth’s represen...
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Government taskforce to tackle sharp rise in scams during pandemic

Ofcom research finds 45m people received at least one fraudulent message in last three monthsA government taskforce is to meet on Thursday to discuss ways to tackle the sharp rise in scams that has hit the UK since the start of the pandemic.Groups representing banks, telecoms companies and consumers will meet with the minister for security, Damien Hinds, to discuss measures to tackle online fraud, and increase public awareness. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Crime, Money, UK News, Consumer affairs, Scams, Ofcom, Damien Hinds


UK strikes trade deal with New Zealand – but it may add nothing to GDP

‘Groundbreaking’ agreement criticised by UK farmers is part of 10-year plan to pivot to Indo-PacificBritain has struck a trade deal with New Zealand, a key ally, as ministers hope to stem the country’s reliance on China – but the agreement is expected to add no value to the UK’s gross domestic product.Despite the Department for International Trade heralding the deal as a “groundbreaking” achievement that was a “vital part” of Boris Johnson’s commitment to levelling up, the prime minister has bee...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, China, International Trade, UK News, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Department for International Trade


Threat level against MPs raised to ‘substantial’, Priti Patel tells Commons

Home secretary informs Commons of change despite no information suggesting any specific new dangerThe threat level against MPs has been raised to “substantial”, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has told the Commons, with police saying they would now work with MPs to review the security they receive.Patel, making a statement on MPs’ security after the killing of the Conservative MP Sir David Amess on Friday, urged them to take the “change in risk seriously” following a review by the Joint Terrori...
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MPs should set example with masks in battle against Covid, says Javid

Health secretary rejects calls for ‘plan B’ measures despite predicting infections could hit 100,000 a dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePoliticians have a responsibility to set an example in the battle against Covid, including wearing masks in crowded spaces, Sajid Javid has suggested as he predicted new infections could hit a record 100,000 a day.With the government under mounting pressure to impose measures to control the virus, Javid warned “this pandemic is not ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day this winter, says Javid – video

Ministers will do 'what it takes' to ensure the NHS is not overwhelmed this winter, Sajid Javid has promised, as he said the number of new Covid infections across the UK could hit a record 100,000 a day. The health secretary said the government would not heed the NHS Confederation's call to implement 'plan B' measures such as mandatory mask wearing 'at this time', but that ministers would be 'staying vigilant, preparing for all eventualities'Javid vows to protect NHS as he says Covid infections ...
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Covid live: warning drastic action needed to combat Poland case spike; record daily deaths in Singapore

Polish health minister says explosion in cases needs to be urgently addressed; Singapore records 18 deaths and 3,862 new casesLatvia first country to reimpose lockdown in Europe’s new waveUS children aged 5-11 will soon be able to get Covid jabs, says White HouseMorocco bans flights from UK, Germany and NetherlandsCalls to charge Brazil president with murder over Covid tollSee all our coronavirus coverageChief executive of the NHS confederation Matthew Taylor has been on Sky News in the UK, and ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Singapore, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Poland, Brazil, Sky News, UK Germany, Matthew Taylor, Coronavirus, White HouseMorocco, NetherlandsCalls


Why is it business as usual in England while Covid infections rise?

Analysis: a winter plan has been set out but implementing it could be hampered by political squeamishnessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 20 months into the Covid pandemic and with a tough winter looming, the public could be excused for having a distinct sense of deja vu.Infection rates are rising sharply, scientists and senior NHS figures are sounding the alarm – but the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, was touring the broadcast studios on Wednesday morni...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, NHS, Sajid Javid, Kwasi Kwarteng, Coronavirus


Ex-principal dancer at English National Ballet jailed for abusing students

Yat-Sen Chang sentenced to nine years after using ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually abuse young dancersA former English National Ballet (ENB) principal dancer who used his “fame and prestige” to sexually abuse young dance students in his care has been jailed for nine years.Yat-Sen Chang, 49, a leading figure on the British and international ballet scene, had been convicted in May of 12 counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by penetration. Continue reading...
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Javid vows to protect NHS as he says Covid infections could hit 100,000 a day

Health secretary rejects call to implement ‘plan B’ measures but says ministers will prepare for all eventualitiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters will do “what it takes” to ensure the NHS is not overwhelmed this winter, Sajid Javid has said as he warned that the number of new infections across the UK could hit a record 100,000 a day.The health secretary said the government would not heed the call from the NHS Confederation to implement “plan B” measures such...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Sajid Javid, Javid, NHS Confederation, Coronavirus


Covid live: Russia to close workplaces; Singapore records highest daily death toll since start of pandemic

Vladimir Putin approves week-long workplace shutdown; Singapore records 18 deaths and 3,862 new casesLatvia first country to reimpose lockdown in Europe’s new waveUS children aged 5-11 will soon be able to get Covid jabs, says White HouseMorocco bans flights from UK, Germany and NetherlandsCalls to charge Brazil president with murder over Covid tollSee all our coronavirus coverageChief executive of the NHS confederation Matthew Taylor has been on Sky News in the UK, and he had a strong message ...
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45 million people in UK received scam texts or calls in last three months

Watchdog Ofcom lays bare scale of problem as mobile network EE blocks 18,000 sim cardsThe scourge of scam texts and calls has been laid bare by UK telecoms regulator research showing almost 45 million people received at least one in the last three months, while mobile network EE had to block 18,000 sim cards used for the fraud over that period.Research by Ofcom found that 82% of adults had received a suspicious message during the summer, with most reporting that it had come via a text. Continue ...
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Somerset woman stabbed husband to death in row over birthday meal, court hears

Penelope Jackson, 66, admits manslaughter but denies murder, saying husband was abusiveA retired accountant who killed her “abusive” husband has told a jury she stabbed him to death after a row over a birthday meal.Penelope Jackson, 66, said she took a new kitchen knife upstairs to kill herself but instead attacked her husband, former army Lt Col David Jackson, 78, when he told her she was pathetic. Continue reading...
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Covid live: Russia to close workplaces; Brazil senator presents report urging criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Vladimir Putin approves week-long workplace shutdown; senate report calls for criminal charges over Brazil’s response to the pandemicLatvia first country to reimpose lockdown in Europe’s new waveUS children aged 5-11 will soon be able to get Covid jabs, says White HouseMorocco bans flights from UK, Germany and NetherlandsCalls to charge Brazil president with murder over Covid tollSee all our coronavirus coverageChief executive of the NHS confederation Matthew Taylor has been on Sky News in the U...
Tags: Europe, UK, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Singapore, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Brazil, Sky News, UK Germany, Matthew Taylor, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, White HouseMorocco


Emiliano Sala: pilot was asked not to fly plane, jury hears

Plane’s owner said pilot had been involved in airspace infringements, Cardiff crown court hearsThe owner of a light plane that crashed into the sea, killing the professional footballer Emiliano Sala, had ordered the pilot not to fly the aircraft, a jury has been told.Fay Keely said she told the plane’s operator, David Henderson, that pilot David Ibbotson, who also died in the crash, should not fly the plane after she was notified of two airspace infringements he was involved in by the UK aviatio...
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‘The new drugs’: Northern Ireland gateway for £150m illegal puppy trade

Animal charity says gangs shipping diseased dogs to UK mainlandNorthern Ireland has become a gateway for an “abhorrent” multimillion-pound illegal trade in puppies in Britain in what has been called the new drugs trade by animal welfare investigators.A BBC and Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation found puppies were being bred in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and illegally moved across to Great Britain through Belfast port to cater for the rocketing...
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Woman wins right to sue Egyptian hotel in English courts over husband’s death

Lawyers hail judgment as landmark case for English nationals injured or killed abroadA woman whose husband was killed in a car crash in Egypt during an excursion booked through the hotel they were staying in has won permission to sue the hotel in the English courts, in a judgment her lawyer says will have significant implications for other English nationals injured or killed abroad.Sir Ian Brownlie QC, a leading international lawyer, died aged 77 in 2010 in an accident in which his daughter from...
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Morocco to ban flights to and from UK over rising Covid rates

Suspension will take effect from 11.59pm on Wednesday and will last until further noticeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMorocco is to ban flights to and from the UK because of the latter’s rising number of new coronavirus cases.Airlines cancelled several flights between the two countries on Wednesday ahead of the suspension coming into effect at 11.59pm. Continue reading...
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