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Mortgage lenders halt some deals after pound falls (1 hour 59 minutes old)

Two lenders, Virgin Money and Skipton, say they will stop mortgage offers to new customers.

King Charles: New royal cypher revealed (7 hours old)

The symbol of the new reign is being introduced but will only gradually appear on post boxes.

Labour conference: Starmer to quote Tony Blair in pitch for power (8 hours old)

Sir Keir Starmer will tell Labour's conference he has brought the party back to the centre ground.

Cost of living: Millions forced to turn to second jobs, report finds (7 hours old)

More than five million people have taken on additional jobs, according to a report by Royal London.

Prince and Princess of Wales to visit nation for first time (1 hour 40 minutes old)

It comes as Kensington Palace says there are no plans for an investiture like William's father had.

Hurricane Ian: Florida warned to brace for 'major disaster' (4 hours old)

Residents are stocking up on groceries, fuel and sandbags as Ian strengthens into a major hurricane.

Ukraine war: Russia admits mobilisation errors, amid growing public opposition (10 hours old)

Reports say people with no military experience, or who are too old or disabled, are being enlisted.

Russia's gas pipeline leaking into Baltic Sea - Denmark (10 hours old)

Denmark sets up a banned zone near the Bornholm island, where a Nord Stream 2 leak is reported.

More than half of the world's palm trees in danger (7 hours old)

Many useful members of this "iconic" plant family are at risk of extinction, according to a study.

Tim Cook: 'No good excuse' for lack of women in tech (7 hours old)

Apple chief executive tells the BBC the tech sector needs more women in order to thrive.

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UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (790 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 (790 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 (790 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 (790 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' (791 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 (791 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 (790 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 (791 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 (791 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' (791 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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Queen's maid of honour Lady Mary Russell died the night before Her Majesty's state funeral aged 88 (1 hour 34 minutes old)

Lady Mary Russell, who was one of six women to carry the late monarch's train during her 1953 Coronation, passed away 'peacefully at home' surrounded by her family on September 18.

Ex man who dumped her for Ukrainian refugee 'wouldn't have him back in a million years' (1 hour 35 minutes old)

Lorna Garnett (pictured with Tony) said she 'knew it would end in disaster' for Tony Garnett and Sofiia Karkadym but was surprised that it happened after only four months.

Pound stays stable as Asian markets open after currency nosedived TWICE yesterday (2 hours old)

Experts have warned that the Bank of England may be forced into hiking interest rates within the next two days after failing to calm panicked markets as the Pound tumbled yesterday.

Mystery over death of ex-cop 'who may have killed himself by setting off a gas explosion' (3 hours old)

Malcolm Baker (pictured), 60, died after a fire tore through his home in Brompton Regis, within Exmoor National Park, at around 6pm on September 14.

King Charles 'saw "tremendous flickers of hope" speaking to Harry and Meghan', royal insiders say (4 hours old)

Hopes of a thaw in the 'cold war' between The Firm and the Sussexes have emerged after aides said the King saw 'flickers of hope' when speaking to Harry and Meghan at the Queen's funeral.

All 4 is DOWN, leaving football fans waiting for England vs Germany match in despair  (5 hours old)

All 4 is down leaving football fans waiting for England vs Germany match in despair. Germany currently lead England by 1-0 at Wembley Stadium

Fraud cases soar by a quarter in just two years after rise in 'money up front' scams, data shows (5 hours old)

About three-quarters of those who lost money had less than £250 stolen, 14 per cent were conned out of between £250 and £999 and 9 per cent lost £1,000 or more.

Man vs Chimp: One in 10 Britons think they could win a fight with a primate, poll shows  (5 hours old)

If you think you could say boo to a goose and live to tell the tale, you're on the same page as 45 per cent of Britons. And astonishingly, 10 per cent think they could fight off a chimpanzee, a poll shows.

Ukraine finds two more mass graves containing hundreds of bodies and probe third 'burial site' (5 hours old)

Ukraine is also probing a third suspected mass burial site located in a shell-damaged and abandoned industrial chicken farm in Kozacha Lopan, a mile away from the Russian border.

Confusion over plan to fast-track deportation of Albanian migrants (6 hours old)

The Home Office announced a deal with Tirana last month to send Albanians home as quickly as possible after they arrive across the Channel from northern France.

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BBC News - UK

Bank will 'not hesitate' to raise interest rates after pound's fall (2 hours old)

The Bank of England said it was "monitoring developments closely" after the pound hit a record low.

Mortgage lenders halt some deals after pound falls (1 hour 59 minutes old)

Two lenders, Virgin Money and Skipton, say they will stop mortgage offers to new customers.

Conservative MPs concerned at market reaction to tax cuts (8 hours old)

Some worry about the effect on the party's reputation, while others think market reaction will settle.

Labour conference: Starmer to quote Tony Blair in pitch for power (8 hours old)

Sir Keir Starmer will tell Labour's conference he has brought the party back to the centre ground.

Cost of living: Millions forced to turn to second jobs, report finds (7 hours old)

More than five million people have taken on additional jobs, according to a report by Royal London.

King Charles: New royal cypher revealed (7 hours old)

The symbol of the new reign is being introduced but will only gradually appear on post boxes.

Queen Elizabeth: Royal Mail issues special stamps in memory of monarch (7 hours old)

The four stamps will be the first set approved by King Charles III to mark his mother's reign.

Boston: Murder accused reported ex missing, trial hears (10 hours old)

Kamil Ronoszek is accused of murdering and mutilating estranged partner Ilona Golabek at their home.

PM chief of staff Mark Fullbrook no longer paid via firm, says No 10 (5 hours old)

Revelations that Mark Fullbrook was not employed directly by the government had sparked criticism.

Electric bike caused fatal Bristol flat fire, council says (10 hours old)

Residents say they had reported their fear about homemade electric bicycles being kept in the flats.

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World news | The Guardian

Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (790 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 (791 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 (791 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 (790 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 (790 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 (791 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 (790 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 (791 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 (790 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 (791 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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