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Covid-19: 'No child's prospects should be blighted by pandemic' (9 minutes old)

The education secretary sets out £700m of funding aimed at helping pupils in England to catch up.

Covax vaccine-sharing scheme delivers first doses to Ghana (22 minutes old)

The vaccine-sharing scheme aims to help poorer countries like Ghana get Covid-19 jabs.

Covid: 150,000 with learning disabilities to be prioritised for vaccine (5 hours old)

It comes after DJ Jo Whiley's call for people like her sister to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Alex Salmond saga 'a crisis of credibility' for Holyrood (1 hour 28 minutes old)

Opposition leaders question why the Crown Office asked for written evidence from Alex Salmond to be redacted.

Reading and Leeds boss 'very confident' festivals will happen (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Organisers are "very confident" the events will happen this summer, as lockdown is due to be eased.

Covid lockdown: 'My closed hair salons cost me £1,000 a day' (6 hours old)

The hair and beauty industry is calling for a cut in VAT to help mend the sector's finances.

Covid: Mother in coma 'should be allowed to die' (7 hours old)

The woman has been in an induced coma since giving birth to her son last month, a court hears.

New Zealand: Rescuers save 28 whales from stranding spot (8 hours old)

Rescuers have successfully refloated 28 pilot whales on a notorious New Zealand beach, Farewell Spit.

Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing great 'awake and responsive' following surgery (10 hours old)

Tiger Woods is "awake and responsive" following surgery on serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Syria torture: German court convicts ex-intelligence officer (1 hour 55 minutes old)

A German court sentences Eyad al-Gharib to jail for complicity in crimes against humanity.

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UK coronavirus live: Johnson says 'signs of second wave of pandemic' appearing in parts of Europe (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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' (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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' (212 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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How I was Barbara Windsor's naughtiest secret for 20 years (3 days old [21/02/21])

Nightclub owner Bob Dunn first met Barbara Windsor in 1979 at a hotel in Devon and their week-long fling led to Barbara making him her manager so he could accompany her in public without suspicion.

Coronavirus vaccine for every adult in Britain by July 31st: Boris will accelerate inoculation drive (3 days old [21/02/21])

The ambitious new inoculation target will form a vital part of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's long-awaited roadmap towards easing lockdown restrictions.

The Muppet Show now comes with an alert about 'offensive content' on Disney  (3 days old [21/02/21])

The adventures of Kermit the Frog, Animal, pictured, Miss Piggy and friends now come with an alert about 'offensive content' and can only be seen on an adult account.

How science is FINALLY on the brink of beating AIDS after 40 years and 32 million global deaths (3 days old [21/02/21])

In 1981, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on a rare lung infection in five 'previously healthy young men in Los Angeles'.

Britain threatens EU with 'Water Wars' as it fires warning shot to Brussels (3 days old [21/02/21])

Ministers are said to be discussing measures to restrict the importation of European mineral water and seed potatoes as the UK looks set to end a number of continuity arrangements.

How do you avoid children fighting over the family home after you die? (3 days old [21/02/21])

Parents need to think ahead and make arrangements for what should happen to the property in their wills - and ideally let everyone know in advance - or risk a messy legal battle.

More than two-thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have had their first vaccine doses (3 days old [21/02/21])

NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said the mass vaccination programme shows 'early signs' it is leading to a fall in Covid hospitalisations.

Hardline union bosses bringing teaching 'into disrepute' by opposing reopening of all schools (3 days old [21/02/21])

A former education adviser says teacher union bosses are bringing the profession into disrepute and damaging education by trying to 'bully' Government into a U-turn.

Risk of getting infected with Covid-19 while socialising outdoors is 'much, much lower' (3 days old [21/02/21])

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald from Cambridge said: 'The biggest factor is the much lower level of concentration of virus particles you would be subjected to outdoors.'

Oprah spent two days interviewing Meghan and Harry hours before their parting shot at Palace (3 days old [21/02/21])

The chat show host prepared for the interview at her home in Hawaii before flying into California, where she also owns a property a short drive from the couple, on her £50million private jet.

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BBC News - UK

Covid-19: 'No child's prospects should be blighted by pandemic' (9 minutes old)

The education secretary sets out £700m of funding aimed at helping pupils in England to catch up.

Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up UK and French citizenship for bail (7 hours old)

The British socialite is in jail in New York awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Covid-19: Adverts urge people to 'keep going' and remain at home (18 minutes old)

It comes amid falling cases, the vaccine rollout and the launch of the roadmap out of lockdown.

Gwyneth Paltrow: NHS boss urges caution over star's long Covid regime (4 hours old)

An NHS boss says Gwyneth Paltrow's recovery methods are "really not the solutions we'd recommend".

Fraudsters stepped up efforts in new year, HMRC figures show (3 hours old)

Con-artists claimed people could receive a tax rebate or a grant, as they tried to steal financial details.

Reading and Leeds boss 'very confident' festivals will happen (1 hour 14 minutes old)

Organisers are "very confident" the events will happen this summer, as lockdown is due to be eased.

Hays Travel boss 'shocked' by husband's sudden death (4 hours old)

Dame Irene Hays says tributes to her husband John have given her "determination" to carry on.

Alex Salmond saga 'a crisis of credibility' for Holyrood (1 hour 28 minutes old)

Opposition leaders question why the Crown Office asked for written evidence from Alex Salmond to be redacted.

Covid: MP told to 'dress properly' for House of Commons debate (5 hours old)

Jonathan Gullis was barred from speaking in the House of Commons until he had put on a jacket.

Paris Hilton supports tougher law on restraint in NI schools (4 hours old)

She tweeted support ahead of a Stormont hearing on seclusion and restraint of children in schools.

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Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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 (211 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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