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Notting Hill Carnival – Europe’s biggest street party – has been taken off the streets for the second year running because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the annual event, which normally draws crowds of around two million people over the August bank holiday, will again be held online as it was in 2020. The […]

A minister has said the government is trying to “accommodate” Euro 2020 “as much as we possibly can” – amid reports thousands of VIPs will be granted quarantine-free access to England for the final. Both semi-finals and the final of the tournament are set to take place at London’s Wembley stadium next month. And, according […]

Boris Johnson’s Tories have suffered a humiliating by-election defeat as the Liberal Democrats secured a historic win in Chesham and Amersham. Lib Dem Sarah Green is the country’s newest MP after winning the seat, which has been a Conservative stronghold since its creation in 1974. The contest was triggered by the death of former Cabinet […]

Up to 20,000 Scotland fans are expected to travel to London ahead of tonight’s crunch Euro 2020 match against England, despite pleas to stay away. With no fan zones available due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city’s mayor Sadiq Khan asked supporters not to travel without a ticket or a “safe place” to watch the match. […]

A live rock festival seems at odds with the government’s decision to delay lifting restrictions, but that’s exactly what’s happening from today as Download Pilot takes place in Donington Park. It is the latest test aimed at gathering data on how live events impact the spread of coronavirus. But for some it will be too […]

Two more men have been charged in connection with the shooting of black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson. Prince Dixon, 25, from Gravesend in Kent, and Troy Reid, 19, from Southwark, southeast London have both been charged with conspiracy to murder. Scotland Yard detectives arrested both men on Wednesday. They were charged yesterday. Dixon and […]

Wales is delaying further easing of coronavirus restrictions for four weeks after seeing a spike in cases of the Delta variant. First Minister Mark Drakeford tweeted: “Cases of the Delta variant are spreading across Wales. “In the space a few weeks, cases have been confirmed in all parts of the country. We have reviewed all […]

Weather warnings for extreme heat have been launched after a record-breaking number of heatwave deaths were recorded in England last summer. Dr Will Lang from the Met Office told a virtual Local Government Association (LGA) briefing that red and amber warnings can now be issued for areas expecting uncharacteristically high temperatures. It comes as Public […]

Matt Hancock hailed the UK as being “on the road to recovery” as the government announced everyone aged 18 and over will be able to book their COVID vaccine in England from Friday. Confirming the update in a speech, the health secretary praised the vaccination programme as “an incredible achievement”. NHS England chief Sir Simon […]

Police say a Greek man has confessed to killing his British wife – just weeks after he claimed she died during a brutal invasion of the couple’s home. Caroline Crouch, 20, who grew up in Greece, was found murdered in a bedroom at the family home near Athens on 11 May after her husband alerted […]