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Gray report delayed as police begin No 10 parties probe  (38 minutes old)

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick says the force will look into "potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations".

Brecon Beacons: Caver trapped for 54 hours relives survival fight (7 hours old)

George Linnane feels lucky to be alive, but wants to get back to caving to help others in trouble.

Africa Cup of Nations: At least eight killed in crush at Cameroon stadium (2 hours old)

Dozens more people are injured in the incident outside a football stadium in Cameroon.

Ukraine: 'I should be ready to defend the country' (1 hour 12 minutes old)

Marta is getting military training for a possible Russian invasion, but says she doesn't want war.

Holiday bookings jump as Covid travel tests axed (34 minutes old)

Jet2 says bookings increased by 30% after it was announced test rules would be relaxed.

Back on the Covid wards: How is the NHS coping now? (13 hours old)

Clive Myrie visits the Royal London Hospital as experts speak of "light at the end of the tunnel".

London bus crash: Children injured as double-decker hits shop (45 minutes old)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the "terrible incident".

Marmite maker Unilever to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Unilever, which also makes Dove soap and PG Tips, will axe the roles in more than 100 countries.

Ukraine: US troops on alert as West voices unity (2 hours old)

Western allies agree to sanctions against Russia if it invades, as thousands of troops stand by.

Inflation surge sends UK interest payments higher (3 hours old)

The amount of interest paid on government debt was the highest for a December on record.

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The Guardian

UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (546 days old [28/07/20])

British PM’s warning comes after Spain is critical of UK for extending non-essential travel advice to Canary and Balearic islands Global coronavirus live: latest updates 12.01pm BST Boris Johnson has also said that individuals need to decide whether it is worth risking booking a foreign holiday, Sky’s Joe Pike reports.PM @BorisJohnson has also defended his travel quarantine policy and argued it’s up to individuals to decide whether to take the risk of going abroad:"These are decisions for families, for individuals, about where they want to go.” 11.57am BST Here is a full version of the quote f[...]

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (546 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely impactedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, new data has showed.A report from the London School of Economics says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with worsening business conditions for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows (546 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but scientists[...]

BAME representation in UK's top jobs has barely risen in past three years (546 days old [28/07/20])

Colour of Power survey finds issue not addressed despite government-backed targetsThe proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in some of the 1,100 most powerful jobs in the UK has barely moved over the past three years, according to a study that highlights the lack of non-white representation across key roles.Only 51 out of the 1097 most powerful roles in the country are filled by non-white individuals, an increase of only 1.2%, or 15 people, since 2017, the Colour of Power survey by consultants Green Park and not-for-profit organisation Operation Black Vote said. Continue readin[...]

Residents to get new decision-making powers in England cycling 'revolution' (546 days old [27/07/20])

Measures include watchdog to ensure quality and safety of walking and cycling routesCycling ambitions for England move up a gear with No 10 plansResidents will get powers to banish through-traffic from local streets and councils will be prevented from building substandard cycle lanes under what Downing Street has billed as a revolution for cycling and walking in England.The plans will see the creation of a watchdog to ensure new cycle and walking routes are up to standard, intended to act as a transport equivalent of the schools inspectorate, Ofsted. Continue reading...

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud (546 days old [28/07/20])

Ex-Malaysian PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia’s missing billionsMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a landmark conviction that could lead to a sentence of decades in jail.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian [...]

World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France (546 days old [28/07/20])

Project aims to show clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scaleThe world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.The €20bn (£18.2bn) Iter project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited power but, despite 60 years of research, it has yet to overcome the technical challenges of harnessing such extreme amounts of energy. Cont[...]

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands (546 days old [28/07/20])

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystemEcuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said former environment minister Yolanda Kakabad[...]

Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years (546 days old [27/07/20])

Decline in species such as salmon harms entire ecosystems and livelihoods, say researchersPopulations of migratory river fish around the world have plunged by a “catastrophic” 76% since 1970, an analysis has found.The fall was even greater in Europe at 93%, and for some groups of fish, with sturgeon and eel populations both down by more than 90%. Continue reading...

Ransomware attack on Garmin thought to be the work of 'Evil Corp' (546 days old [27/07/20])

Russian cybercrime gang is believed to be responsible for taking Garmin services offlineA ransomware attack that took the GPS and smartwatch business Garmin entirely offline for more than three days is believed to have been carried out by a Russian cybercriminal gang which calls itself “Evil Corp”.Garmin began to restore services to customers on Monday morning, after being held hostage for a reported ransom of $10m, although some services were still operating with limited functionality. Continue reading...

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Boris Johnson's letter to girl who cancelled seventh birthday party during first lockdown resurfaces (16 minutes old)

Boris Johnson's letter to a little girl who cancelled her seventh birthday party as the UK entered the first Covid lockdown has resurfaced as it emerges the PM celebrated his 56th birthday in No10.

Clarifications and Corrections (1 hour 2 minutes old)

An article on 23 December 2021 claimed that, in the preceding two weeks, two-thirds of new Covid hospital patients in England had only tested positive after being admitted for a different...

Jealous insurance worker harassed her married ex-lover and sent photos to his children (1 hour 28 minutes old)

Laura Templar, 38, bombarded father-of-two Patrick O'Connor with messages and emails after he ended their on-and-off affair in April last year.

Irishman who dragged dead uncle into post office carries coffin at funeral (1 hour 47 minutes old)

Declan Haughney, 40, acted as pallbearer for uncle Peadar Doyle's funeral in Carlow, Ireland, on Monday - three days after he turned up in a post office dragging the pensioner's body.

60,000 US troops based in Europe Biden might call into action to defend against Russian aggression (1 hour 52 minutes old)

Nearly 64,000 U.S. troops are at the ready in Europe to deploy to the continent's eastern flank if President Biden makes such a call to counter growing Russian aggression at the border with Ukraine.

Boris faces 'killer blow': MPs expect MORE party revelations as calls grow for PM to quit now (2 hours old)

In another huge blow to Boris Johnson's authority, ITV claims he attended a gathering organised by his wife Carrie in the Cabinet Room in No10 on June 19, 2020, to celebrate turning 56.

One in four supermarket sliced meats including ham and salami are saltier than seawater (2 hours old)

A quarter of sliced meats sold in major supermarkets are saltier than seawater, which has 2.5g of salt per 100g, according to research by lobby group Action On Salt at Queen Mary University.

Met Police apologise to philosophy lecturer who was ridiculed during strip search (2 hours old)

Dr Konstancja Duff, an assistant professor of philosophy at Nottingham University, sued after she was strip-searched at Stoke Newington police station for intervening in the arrest of a boy of 15.

Former Brexit chief Lord Frost urges Boris Johnson to scrap planned national insurance rise (2 hours old)

The Prime Minister's former Brexit chief, who resigned last year amid concern over the direction of Boris Johnson's administration, insisted the £12billion tax grab was not needed.

Spotify takes production of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's podcasts 'into its own hands' (3 hours old)

Spotify announced the partnership with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Archewell Audio in December 2020 as they were 'citizens of the world' who wanted to 'elevate underrepresented voices'.

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BBC News - UK

Gray report delayed as police begin No 10 parties probe (38 minutes old)

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick says the force will look into "potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations".

Holiday bookings jump as Covid travel tests axed (34 minutes old)

Jet2 says bookings increased by 30% after it was announced test rules would be relaxed.

Royal Mail to cut jobs amid ongoing postal delays (39 minutes old)

Around 700 management roles will go as the firm struggles to cope with Covid-related absences.

Thousands needed to try a new Covid antiviral treatment (3 hours old)

A UK study aims to find out who will benefit most from a pill designed to treat Covid-19.

Climate change threatening buried UK treasures (13 hours old)

Our ability to understand Britain's history is at risk, warn archaeologists.

London bus crash: Children injured as double-decker hits shop (45 minutes old)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the "terrible incident".

State pension age crucial for lower earners (12 hours old)

Low earners are more likely to keep working for longer when the state pension age rises, a report finds.

Marmite maker Unilever to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Unilever, which also makes Dove soap and PG Tips, will axe the roles in more than 100 countries.

UK toy sales fell last year amid supply disruption (1 hour 23 minutes old)

Sales drop 3% but the industry says it was resilient with good demand from girls for scientific toys.

NI peatlands threatened by 'toxic' nitrogen rainwater (6 hours old)

The gas poses a threat by killing critical species in Northern Ireland's peatlands.

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World news | The Guardian

Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (546 days old [28/07/20])

Head of disease control agency ‘worried’ by Germany’s 557 new cases every dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNegligence is to blame for a worrying rise in coronavirus cases in Germany, the head of the country’s disease control agency has said in his first news conference in weeks.Over the past seven days, Germany has registered an average of 557 new cases a day, up from around 350 in early June. Continue reading...

Agencies fear hidden cholera deaths in Yemen as Covid-19 overwhelms clinics (546 days old [28/07/20])

Thousands of deaths potentially missed as patients avoid health centres, with both diseases set to peak in coming weeks, warn NGOsAid agencies are warning that thousands of people in Yemen could be dying undetected from cholera as people are too frightened to seek treatment in health facilities overwhelmed by coronavirus.Coronavirus cases in the war-torn country are due to peak in the coming weeks, but Oxfam has warned that health centres are seeing an unexpected drop in cholera cases, ahead of August’s rains when cholera will also increase. Continue reading...

Trump's national security adviser tests positive for coronavirus (546 days old [28/07/20])

White House insists ‘no risk’ of Trump being exposed Photos of Robert O’Brien’s Europe trip show lack of mask usageUS politics – live updatesThe national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the White House insisted there was “no risk” of Donald Trump being exposed. Related: Texas hospital forced to set up 'death panel' as Covid-19 cases surge Continue reading...

Coronavirus live news: Germany warns against non-essential travel to parts of Spain (546 days old [28/07/20])

Three regions in Spain highlighted; Global cases doubled in last six weeks; Deaths pass 650,000Global report: Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in EuropeUK coronavirus live: latest newsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.53am BST The number of confirmed coronavirus related deaths has reached 1,270 on Tuesday in Afghanistan amid raising fears about a surge of transmissions over upcoming Eid celebration as the United Nations said 1,282 civilians were killed in the first half of 2020.In its latest update, the health ministry said the number of people who had tested po[...]

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (546 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely impactedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, new data has showed.A report from the London School of Economics says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with worsening business conditions for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud (546 days old [28/07/20])

Ex-Malaysian PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia’s missing billionsMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a landmark conviction that could lead to a sentence of decades in jail.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian [...]

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows (546 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but scientists[...]

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands (546 days old [28/07/20])

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystemEcuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.About 260 ships are currently in international waters just outside a 188-mile wide exclusive economic zone around the island, but their presence has already raised the prospect of serious damage to the delicate marine ecosystem, said former environment minister Yolanda Kakabad[...]

World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France (546 days old [28/07/20])

Project aims to show clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scaleThe world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.The €20bn (£18.2bn) Iter project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited power but, despite 60 years of research, it has yet to overcome the technical challenges of harnessing such extreme amounts of energy. Cont[...]

Kylie Moore-Gilbert: British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran desert prison (546 days old [28/07/20])

Middle East scholar, who was arrested in 2018, taken to Qarchak women’s jail, one of the most hostile institutions in the country and reportedly stricken with Covid-19A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year-prison sentence in Iran for espionage has been moved to a remote desert prison, notorious for violence and reportedly stricken with coronavirus.Cambridge-educated Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East scholar, had been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for nearly two years, before her sudden move three days ago to Qarchak women’s prison, south-east of Tehran. Continue reading...

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