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Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research (1 hour 21 minutes old)

The UK, US and Canada say state-backed hackers tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research.

'Almost certain' Russians sought to interfere in 2019 UK election - Raab (2 hours old)

The government publishes a report on a leaked document used by Labour at the 2019 election.

Shamima Begum can return to UK to fight for citizenship, Court of Appeal rules (1 hour 31 minutes old)

The 20-year-old, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria, has been denied a fair hearing, judges say.

Coronavirus: UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown (4 hours old)

Official figures reveal a drop in the number in employment, with young people hard hit.

Solar Orbiter: Closest ever pictures taken of the Sun (3 hours old)

The European Solar Orbiter probe captures images just 77 million km from the Sun's surface.

Emergency loans for universities about to go bust (3 hours old)

Universities at financial risk will have to change subjects and bosses' pay to qualify for rescue package.

Charity boss Tony Sewell to head government race commission (1 hour 10 minutes old)

No 10 confirms Tony Sewell will lead the new body looking into "all aspects" of racial disparity.

Johnny Depp was never violent to me, says ex-partner Winona Ryder (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Johnny Depp's ex-fiancee says it is "impossible to believe" claims from Amber Heard that he was violent.

Jofra Archer excluded from second England-West Indies Test (3 hours old)

England fast bowler Jofra Archer is excluded from the second Test against West Indies after breaching the bio-secure protocols.

Twitter hack: What went wrong and why it matters (1 hour 46 minutes old)

The social network may have secured accounts, but it could still face aftershocks from the attack.

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Russian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchers (1 hour 19 minutes old)

UK National Cyber Security Centre says drug firms and research groups being targeted by group known as APT29Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRussian state-sponsored hackers are targeting UK, US and Canadian organisations involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine development, according to British security officials.The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said drug companies and research groups were being targeted by a group known as APT29, which was “almost certainly” part of the Kremlin’s intelligence services. Continue reading...

Shamima Begum wins right to return to UK to challenge citizenship decision (5 hours old)

Appeal court partially overturns earlier ruling that backed Home OfficeShamima Begum, the 20-year-old woman who left east London as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State, should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the Home Office’s decision to revoke her British citizenship in person.The court of appeal partially overturned an earlier ruling by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) this year, which held that she had not been illegally rendered stateless while she was in Syria because she was entitled to Bangladeshi citizenship. Continue reading...

UK coronavirus live: 'It’s clear the outcome has not been good' in Britain, Patrick Vallance tells MPs (1 hour 17 minutes old)

News updates: Unemployment grew by 74,000 in June; Scotland records first Covid-related death in eight daysRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersExclusive: England’s face mask law could backfire, says EU expertUK employment drops by 650,000Scottish children need post-Covid-19 mental health careGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.05pm BST Vallance has been asked if the government was right to wait until a study which showed care home staff were at increased risk of catching the virus, and could pass it on to residents while showing no symptoms, was published earlie[...]

Concern over choice of Tony Sewell as head of UK race commission (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Government panel will be led by charity boss who has rejected the idea of institutional racismBoris Johnson has revealed that Tony Sewell, an education charity boss with a long record of rejecting the idea of institutional racism, will chair the government’s commission on race and ethnic disparities.The prime minister announced the commission last month in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, saying there was “much more that we need to do” to tackle racial injustice. Continue reading...

Rishi Sunak’s Covid-19 package recycled up to £10bn spending – IFS (2 hours old)

Chancellor’s statement ‘corrosive of public trust’ for passing old funds off as newRishi Sunak has been accused of repackaging up to £10bn of previously announced government spending to form the backbone of his summer statement plan to save jobs during Covid-19.Serving the chancellor with a blunt rebuke, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said it was “corrosive to public trust” for the government to reallocate old funds and pass them off as new money. Continue reading...

Police and CPS scrap digital data extraction forms for rape cases (7 hours old)

Exclusive: case of two complainants funded by Equality and Human Rights Commission forces U-turnThe CPS and police have been forced to scrap controversial “digital strip searches” of rape complainants, following a legal threat from two survivors of sexual abuse and sustained campaigning from privacy and human rights groups.Little more than a year after a new policy around the disclosure of private information was introduced, the police and CPS have made a major U-turn and will withdraw digital data extraction consent forms from operation. Continue reading...

Julian Lewis: attempt to impose Grayling was 'improper request' (4 hours old)

New ISC chair condemns No 10’s attempt to impose ‘preferred candidate’ to lead committeeThe new chairman of parliament’s intelligence and security committee has condemned Downing Street’s attempt to impose its “preferred candidate” Chris Grayling hours after being expelled from the parliamentary Conservative party.As the committee confirmed it would publish a long-awaited report into Russian interference in UK politics, Julian Lewis, a senior backbencher, said he did not respond to party whips to vote for Grayling as he considered it to be an “improper request”. The report is expected to be pu[...]

Oil spill from Yemen tanker 'would be four times worse then Exxon Valdez' – UN (2 hours old)

Spill from decaying vessel could wreck environment and livelihoods for decadesTime is running out to prevent a disastrous oil spill from a deteriorating tanker loaded with 1.1m barrels of crude that is moored off the coast of Yemen, the UN’s environment chief has said.Inger Andersen told the UN security council that a spill from the FSO Safer, which has had no maintenance for more than five years, would wreck ecosystems and livelihoods for decades. Continue reading...

French police officers charged over death of man put in chokehold (2 hours old)

Family of Cédric Chouviat, who died of asphyxiation, say manslaughter charge is too lenientThree French police officers have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a delivery man who was pinned to the ground and put in a chokehold during an arrest in January.Cédric Chouviat, 42, died in hospital two days after a heated exchange with the officers. He was held down while still wearing his scooter helmet for about 20 seconds, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Continue reading...

Johnny Depp did not retaliate to abuse from Amber Heard, court told (4 hours old)

Bodyguard claims Heard threw bottles and glasses towards Depp when she was drunk Amber Heard threw bottles and glasses at Johnny Depp and was abusive towards him when she was drunk, Depp’s bodyguard has told the high court. Depp, it was said, did not retaliate.Sean Bett, who has worked with Depp for 14 years, said he never saw the Hollywood actor inflict physical violence on anyone. Continue reading...

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Shamima Begum CAN return to UK to fight for right to remain (1 hour 35 minutes old)

Begum - one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join ISIS - lost her UK passport after she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February last year.

Nicole Thea and unborn son died after suspected heart attack (2 hours old)

Nicole, who was eight months pregnant with son Reign, passed away at home in Hexborough, Yorkshire, on Saturday morning after complaining about chest and back pains.

Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Barack Obama all have their Twitter accounts HACKED (4 hours old)

Twitter has been hit by one of the largest social media hacks ever, as attackers took control of high-profile accounts including politicians and billionaires before trying to dupe users in a Bitcoin scam.

Bradford City footballer handcuffed during stop-and-search (7 hours old)

Ben Richards-Everton was pulled over by police and hand cuffed while they searched his Range Rover in Sutton Coldfied searching for weapons and drugs but found no illegal items.

Couple who tortured son before he died get 27 years' jail (7 hours old)

Ridzuan Mega Abdul Rahman, 28, and wife Azlin Arujunah, also 28, repeatedly scolded their son in boiling water at the family home in Singapore three years ago.

'General's lockdown trysts': Army probe claims married father-of-three broke lockdown to see lover  (7 hours old)

Married father-of-three Major General Rupert Jones, the son of a Falklands war hero, was in charge of the UK military's response to the coronavirus pandemic abroad.

One in three firms are preparing to lay off staff before furlough ends in October (7 hours old)

The threat of mass lay-offs comes ahead of figures which are today expected to show the biggest fall in employment since the 1980s.

Boris Johnson is proposing to move House of Commons to YORK (9 hours old)

In a letter, the PM says that locations outside London should be considered as a review is under way on how to handle the repair works at Parliament,

Speed cameras aimed more at money than accidents, says report (9 hours old)

The report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services shows the number of speeding fines handed out has grown by 40 per cent between 2011 and 2018.

Police arrest man in his 40s after ex-fiancé of EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth was shot (13 hours old)

Dave Fairbairn, 64, was shot in the stomach on Sunday, July 5 after reportedly confronting a group of people.

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Shamima Begum can return to UK to fight for citizenship, Court of Appeal rules (1 hour 31 minutes old)

The 20-year-old, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria, has been denied a fair hearing, judges say.

Coronavirus: UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown (4 hours old)

Official figures reveal a drop in the number in employment, with young people hard hit.

'Almost certain' Russians sought to interfere in 2019 UK election - Raab (2 hours old)

The government publishes a report on a leaked document used by Labour at the 2019 election.

Coronavirus: Encouraging results in vaccine trials (1 hour 50 minutes old)

US and UK studies suggest promising early findings in the search for a produce an effective vaccine.

Bus lane warning in Newcastle's John Dobson Street 'misleading' (3 hours old)

Nearly £6,000 a day was generated for Newcastle City Council in 2016 in bus lane penalty charges.

Johnny Depp was never violent to me, says ex-partner Winona Ryder (1 hour 21 minutes old)

Johnny Depp's ex-fiancee says it is "impossible to believe" claims from Amber Heard that he was violent.

Banks urge 'student loans style' plan to avoid job cuts (15 hours old)

UK banks fear up to three million jobs could be lost if firms cannot defer payments on coronavirus loans.

Jen Reid: Bristol Black Lives Matter statue removed (7 hours old)

An artist designed the sculpture of Jen Reid to replace the toppled Edward Colston statue in Bristol.

Jobless figures 'not showing full extent of crisis' (13 hours old)

Unemployment increased by 34,000 in April to reach 1.3 million, according to official data.

Coronavirus: Shielding in Wales to end on 16 August (1 hour 43 minutes old)

The chief medical officer says vulnerable people can "gradually resume day-to-day life".

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World news | The Guardian

US pharma company raises vaccine hopes but more trials are vital, say experts (5 hours old)

Promising details were released this week about Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine but it remains in the early stages of developmentHopeful news about a Covid-19 vaccine developed by US government researchers and Moderna Inc has buoyed expectations – and markets – on the potential for a preventive measure against a global pandemic that has killed more than half a million people and upended daily life.Moderna first announced its vaccine, backed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prompted an immune response in 45 adults in May. Continue reading...

UK coronavirus live: 'It’s clear the outcome has not been good' in Britain, Patrick Vallance tells MPs (1 hour 9 minutes old)

Chief scientific adviser gives evidence to science and technology committee; Scotland records first Covid-related death in eight daysRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersExclusive: England’s face mask law could backfire, says EU expertUK employment drops by 650,000Scottish children need post-Covid-19 mental health careGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.11pm BST Half a million fewer affordable houses will be built over the next five years unless there is a step change in supply, a commission has found. In a report published today, the Affordable Housing Commissio[...]

Coronavirus live news: Israel faces prospect of new lockdown; Beijing Winter Olympics under threat (1 hour 8 minutes old)

Israel reports new daily record of cases; if Tokyo Games don’t go ahead, Beijing 2022 also likely to be cancelledRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicAustralia: Victoria reports 317 new cases and two deathsUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – live 3.14pm BST The air will be freshly piped, the rooms deep cleaned and handshakes banned. As European Union leaders gather for their first physical meeting in Brussels on Friday to thrash out a coronavirus recovery plan, no effort has been spared to avo[...]

Coronavirus US: Covid-19 cases rise in 41 states as total number nears 3.5m – live updates (1 hour 26 minutes old)

Total number of cases recorded in US stands at 3,499,3981.3 million more Americans filed for unemployment in the USFauci stands firm as Trump works to undermine himExperts warns young of Covid-19 risks and says crisis could match 1918 fluSign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.56pm BST House minority leader Kevin McCarthy is introducing a bill aimed at protecting America’s statues, which has become a pet project of Trump’s since a number of controversial statues were torn down during the George Floyd protests.Just now → I introduced the Protect America’s Statues Act to cut funding from cities [...]

Russian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchers (1 hour 19 minutes old)

UK National Cyber Security Centre says drug firms and research groups being targeted by group known as APT29Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRussian state-sponsored hackers are targeting UK, US and Canadian organisations involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine, according to British security officials.The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said drug companies and research groups were being targeted by a group known as APT29, which was “almost certainly” part of the Kremlin’s intelligence services. Continue reading...

Two Catalan politicians to take legal action over targeting by spyware (5 hours old)

Pair say they will file complaint against former head of Spain’s national intelligence centreTwo leading members of the Catalan independence movement whose mobile phones were targeted with spyware are to take legal action against the former head of Spain’s national intelligence centre (NIC).The announcement came after a joint investigation by the Guardian and El País revealed that Roger Torrent, the speaker of the Catalan parliament, and the former regional foreign minister Ernest Maragall were among at least four pro-independence activists targeted using Israeli spyware that its makers say is[...]

Coronavirus: England's face mask law could backfire, says EU expert (2 hours old)

Exclusive: persuasion could be more effective than ‘unenforceable’ law, says Dr Agoritsa BakaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA new law making it mandatory to wear a face mask in shops and supermarkets in England could backfire, a leading official in the EU’s agency for disease control has warned, after police officers said it would be unenforceable.Dr Agoritsa Baka, chief expert on emergency preparedness at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), said persuasion could be more effective given the evident difficulties in policing the rule. Conti[...]

French police officers charged over death of man put in chokehold (2 hours old)

Family of Cédric Chouviat, who died of asphyxiation, say manslaughter charge is too lenientThree French police officers have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a delivery man who was pinned to the ground and put in a chokehold during an arrest in January.Cédric Chouviat, 42, died in hospital two days after a heated exchange with the officers. He was held down while still wearing his scooter helmet for about 20 seconds, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Continue reading...

Netanyahu accused of 'bribing the masses' with Israeli cash handout (2 hours old)

PM proposes £1.4bn in handouts to all Israelis as country braces for potential second wave of the coronavirusBenjamin Netanyahu has been accused of attempting to deflect public anger around his handling of Israel’s pandemic and an ongoing corruption trial by proposing a cash handout to all Israelis regardless of their income.The Israeli prime minister presented the 6bn shekel (£1.4bn) package on Wednesday night, with payments of up to £175 for individuals, rising to nearly £700 for families, arguing it would boost spending and “get the economy moving faster”. Continue reading...

Shamima Begum wins right to return to UK to challenge citizenship decision (5 hours old)

Appeal court partially overturns earlier ruling that backed Home OfficeShamima Begum, the 20-year-old woman who left east London as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State, should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the Home Office’s decision to revoke her British citizenship in person.The court of appeal partially overturned an earlier ruling by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) this year, which held that she had not been illegally rendered stateless while she was in Syria because she was entitled to Bangladeshi citizenship. Continue reading...

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