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France infections accelerate; Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking – as it happened

France reports more than 2,800 new infections in another new post-lockdown record; Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy to test travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece. This blog is now closedFollow today’s coronavirus blogFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’ 12.48am BST The Australian prime ministe...
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Meghan hails Black Lives Matter protests as she pledges to speak out

Duchess of Sussex tells the 19th she is looking forward to being more vocal now that she has returned to CaliforniaThe Duchess of Sussex has said she found inspiration in peaceful anti-racism protests that have taken place across the US in recent months – and now that she has returned home to California, she is looking forward to speaking out “in a way that I haven’t been able to of late”.Meghan, who is biracial, said she had found coming back to the US during a national reckoning on race prompt...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Minneapolis, California, Race, US, UK News, Black Lives Matter, Sussex, Black Lives Matter Movement, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, George Floyd, CaliforniaThe Duchess of Sussex


UK ministers were warned local lockdowns could fuel racial tensions

Government accused of being ‘tone deaf’ for imposing restrictions in the north of England despite warningsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has been accused of being “tone deaf” for its sudden introduction of further lockdown restrictions in the north of England last month shortly after being warned that local interventions could fuel racial tensions.Documents released by the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) warned that in are...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, North Of England, Coronavirus outbreak, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE


William Norways: a prisoner of war's sketches on the Thai-Burma railway – in pictures

British soldier Bill Norways was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore and forced to work on the infamous Thai-Burma railway. During his time as a PoW he created sketches and artworks under appalling conditions• Families of British prisoner and Japanese guard united by poem 70 years on Continue reading...
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UK ministers rushed forward France quarantine by 24 hours

Holidaymakers scramble home as it emerges No 10 changed timing after call with devolved administrationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands of holidaymakers scrambled to return from France last night amid chaotic scenes as it emerged ministers rushed forward the imposition of quarantine measures by 24 hours.It is understood that Downing Street had initially planned for the rules to come into force on Sunday but it was brought ahead to 4am on Saturday after discus...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Holyrood, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: France infections accelerate; Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking

France reports more than 2,800 new infections in another new post-lockdown record; Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy to test travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and GreeceFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’UK coronavirus updates – live 6.22pm BST Oman will end its ban on night movement starting from 15...
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UK storms to continue after week of scorching weather

Humidity forecast to remain as thunderstorms spread across much of England and WalesThunderstorms and heavy rain are forecast to continue in parts of Britain this weekend, making it a total washout for many.After a week of scorching temperatures, the dryness has been replaced with downpours and flash flooding that has caused disruption to roads and railways. Continue reading...
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UK coronavirus live: France could quarantine British visitors; UK reports 1,441 new cases in a day

French move comes after UK added country to quarantine list as well as Netherlands, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba; UK figures show 11 people have diedBritons scramble to get home from France before quarantine rule beginsLeicester and parts of northern England will remain in tighter lockdownGrant Shapps gives wrong day for start of France quarantine rulesWhat should I do if I have a holiday booked to France?Global coronavirus updates – live 6.16pm BST Conservative MP Sir Robert Syms said...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, England, Education, France, Scotland, Russia, US, UK News, SNP, Aruba, Gavin, Nick Gibb, Caicos, Stephen Buranyi


Coronavirus live news: Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers

Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy move affects travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece; India reports over 60,000 new casesFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’UK coronavirus updates – live 5.14pm BST Hello, my name is Clea Skopeliti and I’ll be running the blog for the next few hours. You can get...
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Britons in France scramble to get home before quarantine begins

Travellers left stressed and exhausted as they cut holidays short following new Covid-19 rulesAt times on the A1 and A16 motorways in northern France on Friday afternoon, four out of five cars had UK plates: SUVs, estates and vans laden with luggage and children and piled high with surfboards and bikes, Brits barrelling back in a desperate bid to make it home before the 4am quarantine deadline. Related: 'It’s killed the holiday': Britons in France react to new quarantine rules Continue readin...
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Officers 'tried to force asylum seeker to airport' despite court ruling

Man who was granted injunction due to risk of suicide says he sustained an injury during attempted removal An asylum seeker who crossed the Channel to the UK on a small boat claims he was forced out of his cell in a detention centre by officers who wanted to put him on a flight even though a judge had halted his removal hours earlier, the Guardian has learned.He was restrained and sustained an injury during the attempted removal in the early hours of Wednesday morning by officers unaware of the ...
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Airbnb restriction on under-25s could be discriminatory, lawyers warn

Trial of restriction in UK, France and Spain aimed at cutting rowdy parties and ensuring safety during coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAirbnb’s decision to restrict under-25s in Britain, France and Spain from renting homes could leave the company open to legal challenges under discrimination laws, experts have said.The company announced that as part of its crackdown on rowdy parties it would begin testing in Britain, France and Spain a ban on under...
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'It’s killed the holiday': Britons in France react to new quarantine rules

As UK announces 14-day isolation for those arriving from France after Saturday, travellers are left wondering what to doCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage meaning that anyone returning to the UK after 4am on Saturday will have to quarantine for 14 days or face a fine. With some travellers desperately trying to return before the deadline, others have decided to stay in France. Continue reading...
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Stonehaven crash: train derailed by landslip, investigators confirm

ScotRail service then hit bridge and fell down embankment, killing three peopleThe ScotRail train that crashed near Stonehaven travelled nearly 100 metres (330ft) after derailing due to a landslip, before striking a bridge parapet and falling down an embankment, accident inspectors have found.Three people including the train driver and conductor died in the accident near Carmont, about four miles west of Stonehaven, on Wednesday. It was Britain’s worst rail disaster since 2002. Continue reading....
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EU considers sanctions after crackdown on protests in Belarus

Emergency meeting of 27 ministers to discuss elections and Lukashenko regimeEuropean foreign ministers are expected to move towards sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, after reports of systematic abuse and torture of Belarusians swept up in the brutal crackdown on protests.The EU’s 27 ministers are holding an emergency video meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the elections in Belarus, after Austria became the latest country to call for sanctions against those responsible for violence...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Greece, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Grant Shapps gets the start date for France quarantine rules wrong – video

Grant Shapps caused confusion on Thursday night when he gave the wrong date for the start of Covid-19 quarantine measures for arrivals from France. The transport secretary said during a TV interview that they would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Sunday, but the regulation actually comes into force at 4am on SaturdayGrant Shapps gives wrong day for start of France quarantine rulesLatest coronavirus news  Continue reading...
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Grant Shapps gets start date for France quarantine rules wrong – video

Transport secretary causes confusion on Thursday night when he gives the wrong date for the start of Covid-19 quarantine measures for arrivals from France. During a TV interview Shapps initially, and correctly, says people will have to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on Saturday, then later incorrectly says the restrictions come in from SundayGrant Shapps gives wrong day for start of France quarantine rulesLatest coronavirus news  Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, France, UK News, Transport, Health policy, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus outbreak, SundayGrant Shapps


Coronavirus live news: Spain to close night clubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers

Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy move affects travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece; India reports over 60,000 new casesUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 2.21pm BST A shopping mall in Shenzhen, southeastern China, has been sealed off and is under police supervision af...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Greece, France, China, India, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Serbia, Romania


Parts of England to remain in tighter coronavirus lockdown

Restrictions to continue in Leicester and large areas of northern England due to rise in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLarge swathes of northern England and Leicester will remain under tighter lockdown for a third week as coronavirus infection rates continue to climb sharply in some districts, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.The decision was taken by Matt Hancock, the health secretary, in collaboration with local leaders after case...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Bradford, Greater Manchester, Preston, Health policy, Burnley, Leicester, Blackburn, Matt Hancock, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: France could quarantine British travellers in retaliation over new rules

French move comes after UK added country to quarantine list as well as Netherlands, Malta, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba UK adds France to 14-day quarantine listWhat should I do if I have a holiday booked to France?Government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyTheatres, music venues and beauty salons in England to reopenGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.22pm BST Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed concerns about the academic appointed to lead an independent review of the exam grading...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, England, Education, France, UK News, Britain, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Andy Beckett, Caicos, Stirling University, Priestley, Coronavirus outbreak, Netherlands Malta


UK boy who murdered teaching assistant to serve at least 16 years

Rocky Marciano Price, 17, found guilty of killing Lindsay Birbeck from LancashireA 17-year-old boy who murdered a teaching assistant and then dumped her body in a wheelie bin must serve a minimum of 16 years in custody.Rocky Marciano Price attacked Lindsay Birbeck, 47, in woods close to her home in Accrington, Lancashire, before he later moved her body in the bin to a cemetery where she was buried in a shallow grave. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Crime, UK News, Lancashire, Accrington Lancashire, Lindsay Birbeck, Rocky Marciano Price


'The worst of human nature': UK staycationers' trail of destruction

Countryside and coastal custodians lament ‘different demographic’ of visitors leaving litter and endangering wildlifeFires caused by portable barbecues, wild flowers being dug up, the disturbance of shorebirds, and an avalanche of rubbish. These are just some of the threats to Britain’s wild places as record numbers enjoy coastal and countryside “staycations”.Beleaguered rangers complain that a new generation of holidaymakers are treating the countryside like a festival site, leaving behind tent...
Tags: UK, Animals, Environment, Society, UK News, Britain, Pollution, Conservation, National Parks


Coronavirus live news: Italy orders travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece to be tested as cases rise

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 11.21am BST The European Commission has reached a deal with British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca for the purchase of at l...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Greece, Australia, France, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, European Commission


Travel shares plunge as France is added to UK Covid quarantine list

The British Airways owner, IAG, and struggling tourism group Tui are among the fallersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageShares in UK and French travel, hotel, and airline companies have taken a hammering after the government’s decision to take France off the safe-country list and impose a two-week quarantine on travellers.With France, the second-most-popular destination for British travellers – joining Spain, the most popular – on the UK’s government quarantine list, ra...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, France, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, Stock Markets, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Intercontinental Hotels, Ftse, Easyjet, Whitbread, Rolls-royce, Tui Travel


Coronavirus live news: France hits back at UK quarantine; New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 9.16am BST The Philippines’ health ministry has reported 6,216 more coronavirus infections, the third-largest daily increase...
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Coronavirus: Wales poised to ease rules on household bubbles

Up to four households will be able to gather from 22 August if conditions remain stableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in Wales will be able to see more of their families and friends under plans to further ease coronavirus restrictions.Mark Drakeford, the first minister, said that should conditions remain stable over the next week then from 22 August, up to four households will be able to join together to form a single extended household. Continue reading...
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UK weather: storms to continue as England hit by flash floods

Met Office warns of further disruption after heavy rain closes roads and railways The Met Office has issued yellow thunderstorm warnings until Monday, with the potential for flooding and damage to buildings from lightning and hail.Storm warnings for Friday cover all parts of England south of York and the entirety of Wales, and the Met Office said lightning and flooding also pose a risk of delays or cancellations to train and bus services, and of road closures and power cuts. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Environment, UK News, Flooding, Met Office, UK Weather, England south of York


Coronavirus live news: France hits back at UK quarantine as New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown

France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; New Zealand outbreak spreads; Australia records youngest coronavirus deathUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.31am BST Ukraine has reported 1,732 new coronavirus cases, a single-day record, the country’s national council of secur...
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UK holidaymakers in race to return from France before quarantine deadline

Channel Tunnel warns it doesn’t have capacity for extra travellers trying to get home before 4am on Saturday Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s airports and ports were braced for travel chaos on Friday as some of the hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers in France race to return home before new quarantine rules kick in.Summer plans have been thrown into disarray after the government said on Thursday evening that, from 4am on Saturday, all arrivals from ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Channel Tunnel, Coronavirus outbreak


Government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tally

Exclusive: Double counting raises fresh questions about accuracy of testing figuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has quietly removed 1.3m coronavirus tests from its data because of double counting, raising fresh questions about the accuracy of the testing figures.In the government’s daily coronavirus update on Wednesday, it announced it had lowered the figure for “tests made available” by about 10% and discontinued the metric. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak