Government lawyer tells court M15 officers could authorise murder

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Admission came hours before bill allowing continuation of controversial powers passed the Commons Government lawyers told a court on Wednesday that MI5 officers could authorise an informer to carry Läs mer…

How quarantine rules work and what UK government is planning

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Analysis: Arrivals from high-risk countries will have to pay to isolate in a hotel under Boris Johnson’s proposals Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage With new Läs mer…

Boris Johnson ‘hopeful’ schools will reopen on 8 March – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson has said that 8 March is the earliest schools could reopen, but warned the date depended on ‘lots of things going right’. A firm decision will be Läs mer…

Grenfell cladding firm president agrees to give evidence at inquiry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A senior executive at the firm that made the combustible cladding used on Grenfell Tower has agreed to give evidence to the public inquiry after refusing to do so Läs mer…

Hospital incursions by Covid deniers putting lives at risk, say leaders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lives are being put at risk and the care of patients disrupted by a spate of hospital incursions from Covid-19 deniers whose online activity is channelling hatred against NHS Läs mer…

Sturgeon questions whether Johnson's trip to Scotland 'essential'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether Boris Johnson’s planned trip from London to Scotland on Thursday is “genuinely essential”, suggesting his visit makes it harder to convince the public to Läs mer…

Keep Covid rescue programmes or risk triggering stock market crash, warns IMF

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Governments and central banks must maintain their pandemic rescue programmes or risk triggering a stock market crash, the International Monetary Fund has said. Warning that there were legitimate concerns Läs mer…

Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again by EU regulator

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft has been given the green light to return to the skies in the EU by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), after a 22-month Läs mer…

'I'm flabbergasted': Monique Roffey on women, whiteness and winning the Costa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After two decades of splashing around in the shallows of success, Monique Roffey was taking no chances with The Mermaid of Black Conch. The novel, which won the Costa Läs mer…

Police remove HS2 protesters at Euston site – in pictures

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A bailiff tries to evict an activist from the HS2 protest camp at Euston Square Gardens, near Euston train station in central London Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images A protester Läs mer…

Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yesterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests Läs mer…

Hinkley Point C costs may rise by £500m on back of Covid crisis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Covid-19 pandemic could delay construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor by six months and raise its costs by £500m, according to its developer. The fresh delays Läs mer…

UK aid cuts of up to 70% a 'gut punch' to world's poorest, experts say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The British government’s decision to slash at least 50% in overseas aid within the next few weeks has been called a “gut punch” to the world’s poorest. Reacting to Läs mer…

From ancient Egypt to Cardi B: a cultural history of the manicure

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “How to Take a Nail Selfie!” “Fruity Manicure Inspo!” “Kylie Jenner Slammed by Fans for Nearly Poking Out Stormi’s Eyes With Ridiculous Claw Nails.” The glut of hyperbolic nail-related Läs mer…

Former Tory MP's posting as UK ambassador to Cuba raises fresh cronyism claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of fostering a culture of cronyism after the appointment of a former Conservative MP to become the ambassador to Cuba. George Hollingbery, the Läs mer…

Why has Britain suffered more than 100,000 Covid deaths?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On nearly every metric, the UK death toll from coronavirus has now exceeded 100,000. Here, we look at why that figure is so high. Health of the nation Britain Läs mer…

'We'll learn lessons,' Johnson promised, far too late in the day for many | John Crace

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was asking too much for the PM to show genuine humility and remorse, but even he could not shrug this off You’ve got to hand it to Priti Läs mer…

'Impossible to work': readers on potential impact of hotel quarantining

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government is expected to announce new travel restrictions this week, including a possible quarantine period in a hotel for those arriving in the UK. Ten-day stays are likely Läs mer…

William Shawcross's selection for Prevent role strongly criticised

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; William Shawcross, the former head of the charity watchdog who has made controversial comments about Islam, is to lead the struggling review of the government’s anti-radicalisation programme Prevent. The Läs mer…

Life in hotel quarantine: 'I'm on day two. It's around day 11 things get difficult'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ian Samson, originally from Edinburgh, describes his experience of Hong Kong’s strict isolation rules for travellers I have a pile of 20 bananas in my hotel room here in Läs mer…

UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Information commissioner says the chat app committed in 2017 not to share contact and user information The UK’s data regulator is writing to WhatsApp to demand that the chat Läs mer…

CPS accused of 'systemic illegality' in charging rape cases

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been accused of “systemic illegality” in its approach to charging rape cases in a landmark judicial review into how the crime is prosecuted. Läs mer…

CPS accused of 'systemic illegality' in charging rape cases

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been accused of “systemic illegality” in its approach to charging rape cases in a landmark judicial review into how the crime is prosecuted. Läs mer…

Brexit: Dutch warehouse boom as UK firms forced to invest abroad

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Logistics and warehousing companies in the Netherlands are being inundated with requests from British businesses looking to rent warehouse space, as the country experiences a Brexit boom in investment Läs mer…

Bridgerton inspires rise in demand for classical pop song covers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The success of Netflix’s Bridgerton has produced some unexpected trends, such as huge increases in people searching online for Regency fashion items including corsets. But the latest is a Läs mer…

EU means business over Covid vaccine exports, says Von der Leyen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Commission president says firms must deliver on orders after AstraZeneca warns of shortfall Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The EU “means business”, Ursula von der Läs mer…

EU citizens offered financial incentives to leave UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European nationals added to voluntary returns scheme, which can include flights and up to £2,000 for resettlement EU citizens are being offered financial incentives to leave the UK, the Läs mer…

UK vaccine minister 'confident' Pfizer will deliver quantities of Covid vaccines needed – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nadhim Zahawi responds after the EU threatened to block exports of coronavirus vaccines to countries outside the bloc. AstraZeneca was accused of failing to give a satisfactory explanation for Läs mer…

Should we worry about claims AstraZeneca jab has 8% efficacy in over-65s?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A row has broken out after German newspapers suggested the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might have a lower efficacy among the over-65s. Below we take a look at the claims, and Läs mer…

UK diplomats told to cut up to 70% from overseas aid budget

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; British diplomats have been instructed to find at least 50% cuts in UK overseas aid in the next six weeks in advance of the next financial year, the Labour Läs mer…

Pharmaceutical giants not ready for next pandemic, report warns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms are little prepared for the next pandemic despite a mounting response to the Covid-19 outbreak, an independent report has warned. Jayasree K Iyer, executive Läs mer…

UK must cancel poor countries' debt or face Covid-19 'financial tsunami'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Billions of dollars of debt owed by poor countries must be permanently cancelled in order to stave off a “looming financial tsunami” caused by Covid-19 and the ensuing global Läs mer…

UK sells arms to nearly 80% of countries under restrictions, says report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; British ministers and officials have approved the sale of arms to nearly four-fifths of countries subject to arms embargos, trade sanctions or other restrictions over the past five years, Läs mer…

German government challenges AstraZeneca Covid vaccine efficacy reports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The German government has challenged reports of a lower-than-expected efficacy rate of the AstraZeneca vaccine for older people, while reiterating concerns about the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant’s data reporting. An Läs mer…

Covid in the UK: how first cases exposed flaws in response

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The handling of the first two cases of Covid in the UK a year ago this week provided an ominous foretaste of the country’s response to the pandemic, according Läs mer…

'Cancer made me pull my life together': Zandra Rhodes on fun, fashion and Freddie Mercury

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One of Britain’s greatest designers, she has dressed everyone from Princess Diana to Diana Ross. She discusses punk, pink hair and staying creative after serious illness Zandra Rhodes was Läs mer…