US Supreme Court judge and liberal icon dies aged 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the US Supreme Court judge who became one of America’s great liberal icons, has died aged 87.  Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreas cancer at her home in Washington, DC on Friday evening, the Supreme Court said in a statement.  She became a feminist hero and an social media icon, becoming fondly known […]

Weddings on Zoom under new law reforms

Nancy Pelosi has accused a hair salon of staging a “set-up” after footage emerged of her not wearing a face mask during a visit that was not permitted under coronavirus rules. The Democratic House Speaker appeared to breach health regulations in San Francisco, her home city, when she visited the trendy eSalon in the affluent […]

Britain’s most popular beaches swamped amid heatwave

Countries across Europe are doubling down on their efforts to curb a second wave of Covid-19. Spanish police last night sent special units to nightclubs in the beach resort of Fuengirola near Malaga to enforce health regulations on partygoers, including the wearing of masks and the practice of social distancing. “The police pressure that is carried […]

Men arrested after two boys were stabbed in a large disturbance in Westcliff

Two men have been arrested after two 15-year-old boys were stabbed in a large disturbance in Westcliff, Essex, according to police. Essex Police said they were called just after 7pm on Friday to reports of a large group of people fighting, including some with weapons, in Chalkwell Esplanade near Chalkwell train station. A police helicopter […]

Tens of thousands of high-risk workers to be tested even if they have no symptoms

More than 11.8 million cases of Covid 19 have been reported to the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros said, and the pandemic is still accelerating with the total number of cases having doubled in the last six weeks. “Everyone is fighting hard against the virus, but so many lives have been lost. But the health effects […]

live tennis updates from day one with Andy Murray among those in action

It’s the last week in June, the sun is out, you’re feeling a bit partial to some strawberries and you’re about to try and recall all the rules of tennis having not watched anything of the racquet sport for 50 weeks – yes it’s time for south west London to host Andy Murray and Co…. […]

Scotland reports no new deaths for the first time since lockdown

Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation. Saturday’s move came after months of criticism from experts that Brazil’s statistics are woefully deficient, and in some cases manipulated, so it […]

‘We all want to protect the people, we are just waiting for the green light’

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy cannot wait for the text message telling him that football has got the green light to return. The Premier League began stepping up ‘Project Restart’ this week as players started a phased return to training in small, social-distant groups. A resumption of play is scheduled next month and City left-back […]

Taiwanese official reveals China suspected ‘human to human’ transmission by January 13

On January 14, Maria Van Kerkove, the acting head of the WHO emerging diseases unit, told a Geneva press conference that the health body was preparing for the possibility of a wider outbreak as information indicated “it is possible that there is limited human-to-human transmission, potentially among families.” However, the global health body appeared to […]

I feared opiate addiction after my anterior cruciate ligament injury

She hasn’t worked out, either, why she felt ill. Five days earlier, she had played in Chicago, after returning from eight months on loan at Lyon. Elements, time zones, altitudes. “But I’ve also played here for seven years and done that and been fine,” she says. “At the very beginning, it was definitely a process […]