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UK coronavirus live: Johnson tells people to move on from Cummings row amid launch of test-and-trace strategy

Sajid Javid among MPs critical of Cummings lockdown actions; prime minister grilled about adviser’s breaches; test and trace strategy revealedPenny Mordaunt says Cummings’ actions undermine public health messageCancer, transplant and asthma patients axed from shielding list by textGovernment unveils test-and-trace strategy for England Global coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.30pm BST Responding to the announcement of the government’s test-and-trace strategy (see 4....
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Johnson, Jonathan Ashworth, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Kevin Rawlinson, Mordaunt, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Johnson tells people to move on from Cummings row; Hancock details test-and-trace scheme

Matt Hancock leads daily briefing after prime minister is grilled about advisers’ lockdown breaches; test and trace strategy revealedPenny Mordaunt says Cummings’ actions undermine public health messageCancer, transplant and asthma patients axed from shielding list by textGovernment unveils test-and-trace strategy for England Global coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.35pm BST Q. Is the reason the NHS tracing app being delayed because of problems on the Isle of Wight...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, NHS, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Isle Of Wight, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Hancock, Wight, Matt Hancock, Mordaunt, Coronavirus outbreak


Lockdown violators using Cummings as excuse, say police

Police commissioner warns of public pushback over Covid-19 containment measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLockdown rule-breakers are using the controversial actions of the prime minister’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, as an excuse, a police and crime commissioner has warned.The West Midlands PCC, David Jamieson, revealed he had received intelligence that officers are getting “pushback” from members of the public breaching Covid-19 containment measures after Dow...
Tags: Politics, Law, Police, UK News, Boris Johnson, West Midlands, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, David Jamieson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: Johnson tells people to move on from Cummings row and insists inquiry would be waste of time

Prime minister also reveals test and trace strategy as he is questioned by MPs; Tory MPs still calling for Cummings to go amid fears over public health impactCancer, transplant and asthma patients axed from shielding list by textGovernment unveils test-and-trace strategy for England BAME campaigners urge government to tackle race inequalities after high Covid-19 toll Global coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.17pm BST In a rare example of a u-turn on a u-turn, the go...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Liaison Committee, Department for Education, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Nick Gibb, Tulip Siddiq Labour, Giles Watling, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson tells MPs inquiry into Cummings would be waste of officials' time

Tory MPs still calling for Cummings to go amid fears furore around PM’s aide will distract from government’s public health messageBAME campaigners urge government to tackle race inequalities after high Covid-19 toll Can you catch coronavirus twice? What we know so farWorking mothers interrupted more than working fathers - studyGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.34pm BST Conservative MP Simon Hoare told the PM that, if his inbox is anything to go by, the natio...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Boris Johnson, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Wishart, Hoare, Simon Hoare, Coronavirus outbreak


Law student shot dead in crossfire of business dispute, court told

Aya Hachem, 19, was hit by bullet from a passing car as she was shopping in BlackburnA “remarkable and inspirational” law student was shot dead in the street after being caught in the crossfire of a dispute between two tyre companies, a court has heard.Aya Hachem, 19, was hit by a bullet fired from a passing car as she shopped for groceries near her home in Blackburn on 17 May. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: European commission proposes €750bn Covid-19 recovery plan

WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach‘Defining’ moment as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grantsColombia designers make cardboard hospital beds that double as coffins UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates - live Coronavirus latest: at a glance 4.29pm BST France, Italy and Belgium have begun to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with Covid-19, amid questions about th...
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Spanish dig closes in on burial site of Irish lord Red Hugh O'Donnell

Valladolid archaeologists find human skull in chapel where Christopher Columbus was also buried Somewhere beneath a street in north-west Spain – probably between a bank branch and a budget clothes shop – lies the ruined chapel where an eight-toed, rebel Irish lord was buried following his final, fatal mission 418 years ago.Red Hugh O’Donnell, who escaped captivity and led a rebellion that almost expelled the Tudor English forces from Ireland, fled to Spain after the battle of Kinsale in 1602 whe...
Tags: Europe, Spain, UK News, World news, Culture, Ireland, Heritage, Archaeology, Christopher Columbus, north west Spain, Valladolid, Kinsale, Red Hugh O'Donnell


Man, 22, dies in Devon jetski accident

The death follows the RNLI’s call for restricted access to the coast due to safety fearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA man has died after getting into difficulty while on a jetski, police said.The 22-year-old was riding a jetski out at sea in Teignmouth, Devon, on Tuesday night. He was rescued from the water by the RNLI, who notified Devon and Cornwall police at about 9.40pm. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: European commission proposes €1.85tn Covid-19 recovery plan

WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breachTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.23pm BST Ninety-five more people have died from Covid-19 in Sweden, according to the latest update from the public health authority, increasing the total death toll from the country’s coronavirus outbreak to 4,220.The number of confirmed cas...
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‘The support has fizzled out a bit’: frontline workers on lockdown easing

We check in again with workers including a bus driver and a care home manager about their experiences of the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn early April, frontline workers including a bus driver, a care home manager and a cemetery worker spoke to the Guardian about their experiences during the coronavirus paramedic. Two weeks later we checked in to hear how they had been coping with the peak of the virus.Now, another month on, with lockdown restrictions eas...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victimsTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 9.29am BST The Philippines has confirmed 18 new coronavirus deaths and 380 additional infections, its h...
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Dominic Cummings: Tory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack adviser

Extraordinary party revolt and public criticisms reflect anger over aide’s lockdown breachesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson faced an extraordinary and growing revolt from within his own party on Tuesday over his refusal to sack his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, for breaching lockdown rules.On a day of dramatic developments, a junior minister resigned and more than 30 other Conservative MPs called for Cummings to go, many citing inboxes overflowing wit...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: South Korea sees biggest one-day jump in cases in weeks as global deaths top 350,000

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victimsTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.30am BST Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says students will only go back to school if a coronavi...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


The Windrush scandal TV drama: ‘People will be up in arms when they see this’

A new BBC film, Sitting in Limbo, recounts the story of Anthony Bryan, who was sacked, arrested, detained and threatened with deportation, before the government apologised. The reporter who broke the original story talks to his family and friends about the years of misery they enduredA fantasy preview screening of the BBC’s powerful new drama Sitting in Limbo would have a handful of home secretaries lined up in the front row: Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Sajid Javid and Priti Patel – with David Came...
Tags: Television, Drama, David Cameron, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Bbc, Culture, Britain, Television & radio, Priti Patel, Limbo, Anthony Bryan, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Rudd Sajid Javid


Coronavirus live news: Spain begins 10 days of mourning as global deaths pass 350,000

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updatesGlobal report: Germany to relax travel curbs as Spain mourns Covid-19 victimsTory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic CummingsAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.52am BST Germany has extended social distancing rules aimed at containing the spread of the coronavir...
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British newborn first baby in world to join cannabis therapy trial

Norwich hospital in Europe-wide trial using plant ingredients to counter risk of seizures and brain injuryA newborn boy who was delivered by emergency caesarean section in March at a Norwich hospital became the first baby in the world to join a cannabis-derived treatment trial.The study is the first step in what researchers say could one day lead to a cannabis-derived medicine being used routinely in neonatal care to help babies at risk of seizures and brain injury. Continue reading...
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Tory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic Cummings

Extraordinary party revolt and public criticisms reflect anger over aide’s lockdown breachesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson faced an extraordinary and growing revolt from within his own party on Tuesday over his refusal to sack his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, for breaching lockdown rules.On a day of dramatic developments, a junior minister resigned and more than 30 other Conservative MPs called for Cummings to go, many citing inboxes overflowing wit...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Anger over Dominic Cummings' actions has 'encouraged lockdown rule-breaking'

Government scientific adviser warns rejection of guidance raises risk of virus resurgenceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA scientific adviser to the government has warned that public anger over the conduct of Dominic Cummings has encouraged some people to break lockdown rules, raising the risk of a resurgence in coronavirus infections. Related: Tory revolt grows as minister resigns over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Dominic Cummings, Coronavirus outbreak


Appeals for calm after Tommy Robinson visits Barrow amid protests

Far-right activist claims to be investigating case of woman accused of lying about abuseThe family of a 19-year-old woman accused of lying about being groomed and abused in a Cumbrian town have appealed for calm after the far-right activist Tommy Robinson turned up claiming to be a journalist investigating the case.Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, ignored pleas from woman’s family to stay away from Barrow-in-Furness, where she was remanded in custody last week on charges of pe...
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UK coronavirus live: Hancock hints at review of family lockdown fines as Tory revolt over Cummings grows

Hancock announces anti-viral drug remdesivir will be given to some NHS Covid-19 patients; number of Tory MPs call on Cummings to resign as junior minister quits; official UK death toll passes 37,000Cummings faces questions over altered virus blogpost‘Political gale’: world press on Dominic Cummings’ self-defenceBAME people fined more than white population under coronavirus lawsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16pm BST There are nearly 300 more confirmed cas...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Cumbria, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Putin says Russia past peak of outbreak despite highest daily death toll

WHO warns of second peak as global cases pass 5.5m; Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was rule breach; world health leaders urge green recoveryGlobal report: ‘disaster’ looms as WHO warns of second peakLeo Varadkar denies picnic with friends broke Covid-19 rulesDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breachUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.18pm BST France’s coronavirus death toll has risen by...
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UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock leads daily briefing as Tory revolt over Cummings grows

Number of Tory MPs call on PM’s aide to resign; Douglas Ross resigns as under-secretary of state for Scotland; official UK death toll passes 37,000Cummings faces questions over altered virus blogpost‘Political gale’: world press on Dominic Cummings’ self-defenceBAME people fined more than white population under coronavirus lawsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.21pm BST They are taking questions from members of the public now.Martin from Brighton asks whether...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Brighton, Boris Johnson, Newton, Martin, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Douglas Ross, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


New vulnerability allows users to 'jailbreak' iPhones

Exploit is first to work on fully-updated devices for four years and could be used maliciouslyA newly discovered vulnerability in iPhones allows users to bypass Apple’s built-in limitations – known as “jailbreaking” – on new devices for the first time in four years.The release of a functional jailbreak for iOS 13.5, the latest version of the iPhone operating system, represents a breakthrough for the small community of users who rely on jailbreaks for everything from serious security research to ...
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First iPhone jailbreak in four years released

Newly discovered vulnerability allows users to bypass limitations built in by AppleA newly discovered vulnerability in iPhones allows users to bypass Apple’s built-in limitations – known as “jailbreaking” – for the first time in four years.The release of a functional jailbreak for iOS 13.5, the latest version of the iPhone operating system, represents a breakthrough for the small community of users who rely on jailbreaks for everything from serious security research to simply running games and s...
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Coronavirus live news: Putin says Russia past peak of outbreak on day country records highest daily death toll

WHO warns of second peak as global cases pass 5.5m; Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was rule breach; world health leaders urge green recoveryGlobal report: ‘disaster’ looms as WHO warns of second peakLeo Varadkar denies picnic with friends broke Covid-19 rulesDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breachUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.24pm BST The Spanish government has declared 10 days ...
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BBC presents indoor flash mob for lockdown

Artists commissioned for Culture In Quarantine series designed to ‘create snapshot of UK’ amid Covid-19 crisisSwan Lake performed in the bath, a virtual rave set in a living room, and sign-language performance art inspired by the balcony musicians of Lombardy, are three of the new commissions announced by BBC Arts for the creation of “a powerful snapshot” of the UK during coronavirus lockdown.Among the commissions is Transcendence: making a digital rave, by the singer-songwriter Simon Shlomo Kha...
Tags: Music, UK, Theatre, UK News, Bbc, Dance, Culture, Ballet, Performance art, Arts Council England, Arts policy, Lombardy, BBC Arts, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Simon Shlomo Khan


UK coronavirus live: more MPs urge Cummings to quit as minister resigns over lockdown trip of PM's aide

Former chief whip criticises Dominic Cummings; Douglas Ross resigns as under-secretary of state for Scotland; official UK death toll passes 37,000Cummings faces questions over altered virus blogpost‘Political gale’: world press on Dominic Cummings’ self-defenceBAME people fined more than white population under coronavirus lawsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.28pm BST The leaders of opposition parties (excluding Labour) have sent a joint letter to the prime ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Labour, Boris Johnson, Holyrood, Michael Matheson, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Patrick Vallance, Douglas Ross, Vallance, Coronavirus outbreak


NYSE re-opens trading floor for first time since pandemic closure - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the New York Stock Exchange welcomes traders for the first time in two months 2.27pm BST [email protected] arrives at @NYSE to ring opening bell on traders’ first day back on the floor. #MoneyWatch pic.twitter.com/S2VTJmUuOM 2.25pm BST Here were some of the scenes around the New York Stock Exchange this morning as traders prepared to enter the live trading floor for the first time in two months. Continue reading...
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Excess UK deaths in Covid-19 outbreak approach 60,000, figures suggest

Official data shows deaths slowing with 4,210 involving Covid-19 in week ending 15 MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of excess deaths registered in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak is almost 60,000, figures suggest, underlining Britain’s status as one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday there had been 53,960 excess deaths in England and Wales from the start of the outbreak to 15 May. Continue reading.....
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