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Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027 (1 hour 51 minutes old)

The government is also banning telecoms firms from buying new Huawei 5G kit after 31 December.

Coronavirus: Blackburn with Darwen brings in new measures (3 hours old)

Residents face tougher limits on visitors and are being urged to bump elbows instead of hugging.

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in Epstein sex trafficking case (2 hours old)

The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Banksy: New coronavirus-inspired artwork appears on Tube (2 hours old)

The enigmatic graffiti artist returns to his Underground roots for his new pandemic-inspired piece.

Harvey Weinstein: Judge rejects $18.9m settlement (4 hours old)

Dozens of women would have shared the payout but other accusers had objected to its terms.

The Queen’s video call with members of the British Armed Forces (1 hour 21 minutes old)

The Queen speaks to members of the British Armed Forces about the work that continues at home and overseas.

Wigan Athletic 8-0 Hull City: Wigan score seven goals in first half (1 hour 6 minutes old)

Wigan Athletic score seven first-half goals to stun relegation-threatened Hull City before equalling the biggest victory in Championship history.

Duchess of Sussex urges young women to challenge leaders to create positive change (3 hours old)

Meghan told delegates at a gender equality summit to push humanity in a "more inclusive" direction.

Coronavirus: Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England's shops (5 hours old)

The health secretary says the new rule aims to give shoppers confidence and protect retail staff.

Clive Tyldesley 'upset' at losing top ITV football commentator role (7 hours old)

"I'm upset, baffled; I won't be commentating on the big England games in the coming year," he says.

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Covid-19 outbreaks up to 20 times more likely in large care homes, study finds (5 hours old)

Exclusive: likelihood of UK homes being infected triples with every additional 20 bedsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus outbreaks are up to 20 times more likely in large care homes, according to a major study seen by the Guardian, prompting calls to divide them into “bubbles” before any second wave hits.In research that will increase scrutiny of private care chains, which often operate the largest facilities, NHS Lothian and Edinburgh University found the likelihood of infection getting into a home tripled with every additional 20 beds. Continue reading...

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty in trafficking case (2 hours old)

Maxwell, who faces up to 35 years in federal prison, was denied bail and will remain in custodyGhislaine Maxwell appeared in Manhattan federal court via video feed on Tuesday, to plead not guilty regarding her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minor girls. Related: More victims of Jeffrey Epstein have come forward, says lawyer Continue reading...

Novichok may have been left in Salisbury deliberately, court hears (5 hours old)

Family lawyers say inquest into Dawn Sturgess’s death should examine Russian state’s role Russian agents may have deliberately left a bottle of the nerve agent novichok in Salisbury after the attempted assassination of the former spy Sergei Skripal as part of a campaign to undermine security in the UK, the high court has been told.Lawyers for the family of Dawn Sturgess, who died of novichok poisoning four months after the attack on Skripal, claim the actions of the agents on the ground and those who masterminded the plot from Moscow could have led to many hundreds of deaths. Continue reading.[...]

Saudi Arabia bans beIN Sports to further complicate £300m Newcastle takeover (2 hours old)

Ruling makes it impossible to watch Premier League legallyEnglish top flight has been considering club’s sale for 16 weeksNewcastle United’s takeover saga has been cast into further uncertainty after taking an unexpected twist on Tuesday when the Saudi Arabian government permanently barred the Premier League’s Qatar-based Middle East broadcast partner from operating in the kingdom. BeIN’s £500m deal with the Premier League runs until 2022 and there is now no legal way for anyone in Saudi Arabia to watch England’s top tier till then. Related: Newcastle need a decision about Saudi takeover now, [...]

Harvey Weinstein: judge rejects $19m settlement with some accusers (1 hour 20 minutes old)

Federal judge says accusers in proposed class-action settlement are too varied to be grouped togetherA $19m settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers was rejected on Tuesday by a federal judge.The US district judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan said the convicted Weinstein’s accusers in the proposed class-action settlement were too varied to be grouped together. Continue reading...

Huawei decision 'may delay 5G by three years and cost UK £7bn' (3 hours old)

Experts say small towns and rural areas will be hardest hit by UK ditching Chinese firmSmall towns and rural areas across the UK will be hardest hit by delays of up to three years in the rollout of 5G mobile technology, experts have said after ministers announced that Huawei will be stripped from networks by 2027.The total cost to the economy could exceed £7bn, according to research analysing the potential cost of eliminating the Chinese equipment supplier in response to US sanctions and pressure from about 60 rebel Tory MPs. Continue reading...

Former Barclays boss apologises for Amanda Staveley 'tart' reference (4 hours old)

Roger Jenkins made comments during 2008 crisis negotiations with investors, court toldA former Barclays executive has apologised in court for calling financier Amanda Staveley a “tart” and a “dolly bird” during negotiations over an emergency cash call during the 2008 financial crisis.Roger Jenkins, Barclays’ investment banking chief during the crisis, on Tuesday told the judge in high court that he apologised, during questions in a £1.5bn legal action against Barclays. Continue reading...

Australian papers reveal Queen's thoughts on Charles as governor-general (8 hours old)

Queen would not favour prince taking role until he was married, private secretary saidRead all 1,200 pages of the palace letters‘Better for Her Majesty not to know’The Queen would not have approved of Prince Charles becoming governor-general of Australia at least until he managed to find himself a wife, a release of Australian documents has revealed.Talk of Charles as a possible contender, following the dismissal in 1975 of prime minister Gough Whitlam’s government, was addressed by the Queen’s private secretary, Sir Martin Charteris, in a 1976 letter to then governor general, Sir John Kerr. C[...]

Nicole Thea: fans pay tribute to Instagram influencer who died with unborn baby (2 hours old)

Hundreds of thousands of people followed pregnancy of Miss Thea, 24, on social mediaThe mother of an Instagram and YouTube influencer who died when she was eight months pregnant, along with her unborn son, has said she would miss her “for the rest of my life”.Hundreds of thousands of people had followed Nicole Thea’s pregnancy and she had named her child Reign before the birth. Continue reading...

Private island off Ireland's south coast sold for €5.5m via video (5 hours old)

Horse Island, a 64-hectare retreat in Roaringwater Bay, is part of a bucolic Atlantic regionIt is a bold example of online shopping during lockdown: buy a private island off the coast of Ireland for €5.5m (£4.9m) without setting foot on it.The wealthy, unnamed European who made such a purchase relied on video footage to view Horse Island, a 64-hectare (157-acre) retreat in Roaringwater Bay, part of a bucolic Atlantic region in west Cork. Continue reading...

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Tories cut up membership cards as party splits over face masks (2 hours old)

The hashtag #NoMasks and the word 'muzzles' were both trending on Twitter while several Tory supporters posted pictures of chopped-up cards, cancelled registrations or deleting their direct debits.

Where to buy and how to make a face mask before July 24 (2 hours old)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to make face masks mandatory in stores will see customers slapped with £100 fines if caught flouting the rules from July 24.

Police to hand out on-the-spot fines for anyone not wearing a face covering in shops from July 24 (2 hours old)

Health Secretary Matt Hancock sent out the tough message as the decision to make coverings mandatory, which came after weeks of dithering by ministers, descended into chaos.

Government announces major Huawei U-turn as it bans firm from UK's 5G network (2 hours old)

Ministers today announced Huawei will be banned from the UK's 5G network with all of the firm's technology to be ripped out by 2027.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp at High Court for day six of libel trial (5 hours old)

Johnny Depp sent a series of texts criticising Amber Heard to his doctor after his finger was severed in Australia, and accused her of marrying him because she was 'so desperate for success and fame'.

Britain records 138 more coronavirus deaths in preliminary toll (5 hours old)

Department of Health chiefs have yet to confirm the final daily figure, which is often much higher because it takes into account lab-confirmed fatalities in all settings.

Medics demand government releases plans for how the NHS should get ready for second Covid wave (5 hours old)

The Royal College of GPs claimed UK medics have left in limbo without clear guidance about how they should get ready for a second influx of coronavirus patients.

UK 'can't rely on inflation to tackle the £2trillion debt pile over decades' (7 hours old)

In a bleak new assessment, the OBR watchdog warned tax rises and spending cuts are inevitable as it poured cold water on hopes of a swift bounceback from coronavirus.

Coronavirus England: 85 people A DAY may die until end of July (7 hours old)

The report by Public Health England and the University of Cambridge also estimates that around 3,300 people are catching the coronavirus in England every day.

Ex Met Police sergeant's ten year affair ended after he called his mistress by his WIFE'S name (10 hours old)

Darin Birmingham, 60, (pictured) of Hailsham, East Sussex, said 'Karen' when he was in bed with Sharon Murphy.

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Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027 (1 hour 51 minutes old)

The government is also banning telecoms firms from buying new Huawei 5G kit after 31 December.

Coronavirus: Face masks and coverings to be compulsory in England's shops (5 hours old)

The health secretary says the new rule aims to give shoppers confidence and protect retail staff.

Coronavirus: Blackburn with Darwen brings in new measures (3 hours old)

Residents face tougher limits on visitors and are being urged to bump elbows instead of hugging.

Novichok victim Dawn Sturgess' daughter challenges coroner (5 hours old)

Judges are asked to decide if a coroner's decision to limit the scope of an inquest was "flawed".

Banksy: New coronavirus-inspired artwork appears on Tube (2 hours old)

The enigmatic graffiti artist returns to his Underground roots for his new pandemic-inspired piece.

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in Epstein sex trafficking case (2 hours old)

The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Johnny Depp 'insulted by Amber Heard during Bahamas trip', says his employee (5 hours old)

The sixth day of a libel case hears that Amber Heard "berated" her then partner on a Christmas trip.

Duchess of Sussex urges young women to challenge leaders to create positive change (3 hours old)

Meghan told delegates at a gender equality summit to push humanity in a "more inclusive" direction.

Stranger offers to pay for pregnant NHS worker's car damage (9 hours old)

New maternity clothes were taken from pregnant Becky Jones's car while she was having dinner.

Clive Tyldesley 'upset' at losing top ITV football commentator role (7 hours old)

"I'm upset, baffled; I won't be commentating on the big England games in the coming year," he says.

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World news | The Guardian

Coronavirus live news: Venezuelan capital to go into lockdown (1 hour 31 minutes old)

Global cases rise by 1m in five days; Hong Kong tightens social distancing; 6,000 new cases in RussiaCities worldwide reimpose lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surgeFrance: baby boy infected with coronavirus in wombDoes coronavirus spread in the air and how do we stay safe?US coronavirus updates – live 9.57pm BST The rising number of cases in the US could be under control within four to eight weeks if everyone wore a mask, the director of the CDC has said.Robert Redfield was speaking in an online interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, a medical publication. He also[...]

Covid-19 restrictions are shattering Argentina's short-lived political truce (13 hours old)

Deep-seated rivalries resurfacing amid months of lockdowns Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUntil recently, Argentina’s protracted coronavirus lockdown was marked by an unusual degree of harmony, as the country’s perennially squabbling political factions came together to contain the spread of Covid-19.But after nearly four months of consecutive lockdowns, rifts have begun to appear in that uneasy truce amid growing demands for a relaxation of quarantine measures. With new cases spiralling out of control, the old political rivalries between followers and detractors of[...]

The rhea-sistance: bird pecks Bolsonaro during coronavirus quarantine (8 hours old)

Rhea took a peck at the Brazilian president, who has Covid-19, as he was trying to feed it at his palaceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has been bitten by an emu-like bird that he tried to feed while under coronavirus quarantine at the presidential palace, local media has reported.According to the Metropóles site, the rhea bird “pecked” at Bolsonaro when he tried to feed it during a stroll around the palace grounds in Brasília on Monday. Continue reading...

Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground (6 hours old)

Coronavirus-inspired stencils on tube train feature rats with surgical face masks and hand sanitiserCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBanksy has entered the mask debate with his latest typically playful work: a series of stencils on the London Underground that feature his trademark rats struggling to come to terms with surgical masks.In a video posted on his Instagram page, the street artist is seen entering an underground train carriage while dressed as a member of the cleanup crew before stencilling the rats, which are depicted as using the masks as parachutes and d[...]

Second Catalan politician says phone was targeted by spyware (4 hours old)

Ernest Maragall revelation set to boost calls for inquiry into possible domestic espionageA second prominent member of Catalan’s pro-independence movement has revealed he was warned that his mobile phone was targeted using spyware.The development is likely to bolster calls for an investigation into the possible use of hacking technology by Spanish authorities. Continue reading...

Trump says white people also killed by police, when asked about George Floyd – live updates (1 hour 9 minutes old)

President makes remarks in CBS News interviewTrump administration agrees to rescind policy on foreign student visasBiden unveils $2tn clean energy proposalGhislaine Maxwell denied bailCalifornia dramatically rolls back reopening processHow racial bias dogs US coronavirus response at every levelAlabama, Maine and Texas vote in primariesSign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.19pm BST Hi there, it’s Maanvi Singh - blogging from the West Coast. We’re awaiting Donald Trump, who is set to speak at the Rose Garden shortly. Stay tuned for more live coverage. 10.06pm BST That’s it from me today. My [...]

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty in trafficking case (2 hours old)

Maxwell, who faces up to 35 years in federal prison, was denied bail and will remain in custodyGhislaine Maxwell appeared in Manhattan federal court via video feed on Tuesday, to plead not guilty regarding her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minor girls. Related: More victims of Jeffrey Epstein have come forward, says lawyer Continue reading...

Huge Atlas statue to guard Sicily's Temple of Zeus once more (4 hours old)

Eight-metre statue built in 5th century BC had been buried among ancient ruinsA colossal statue of Atlas, buried for centuries among ancient ruins, will soon take its rightful place among the ancient Greek temples of Agrigento on Sicily.The city’s archaeological park announced that the artwork, one of the most celebrated sculptures on the island, will be raised upright in front of the Temple of Zeus. Continue reading...

Novichok may have been left in Salisbury deliberately, court hears (5 hours old)

Family lawyers say inquest into Dawn Sturgess’s death should examine Russian state’s role Russian agents may have deliberately left a bottle of the nerve agent novichok in Salisbury after the attempted assassination of the former spy Sergei Skripal as part of a campaign to undermine security in the UK, the high court has been told.Lawyers for the family of Dawn Sturgess, who died of novichok poisoning four months after the attack on Skripal, claim the actions of the agents on the ground and those who masterminded the plot from Moscow could have led to many hundreds of deaths. Continue reading.[...]

European ministers seek options to stop West Bank annexation (4 hours old)

Israel could be deterred from acting, 11 politicians say in joint letter to EU foreign policy chiefForeign ministers from 11 European countries have demanded the EU quickly provide them with a list of possible actions to stop Israel annexing large parts of the occupied West Bank.In a letter addressed to the EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, and seen by the Guardian, the top politicians asked for the potential “legal consequences” for Israel of annexation and its effect on the country’s agreements with the EU. Continue reading...

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