Royal family is ‘looking over its shoulder’ at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The Royal Family will be ‘looking over their shoulder’ at Harry and Meghan as the couple forge their own path, an expert on The Firm has said. News of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new careers as Netflix stars was reported on last week, with the pair having netted a reported $75million deal. Following […]

Coronavirus live news: Spain to close night clubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers | World news

In Greece, which has also seen a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases, authorities have announced further precautionary measures in an all-out bid to curb the spread of transmissions. A midnight curfew on bars and restaurants was extended nationwide with businesses being ordered to adhere to the new rules in Athens and on popular islands including […]

Lloyds bank loses £676m as it warns on the cost of Covid-19 | Business

Lloyds Banking Group plunged to a second-quarter loss after putting aside £2.4bn for bad debts, forcing the bank to acknowledge that supporting customers through the Covid-19 crisis would come at a cost. Britain’s biggest high street lender reported a loss of £676m for the three months to June, down from a £1.3bn profit during the […]

UK coronavirus live: Hancock confirms masks to be compulsory in shops and supermarkets in England

Face coverings will be mandatory from 24 July with £100 fines for non-compliance and shops can call police to enforce Shops and police must help enforce English mask rules, says minister Preparations to avoid second wave worst-case scenario ‘must start now’ Global coronavirus updates – live 2.32pm BST Public Health Wales said a further two […]

Coronavirus live: Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown | World news

10.32pm BST22:32 Face masks to be mandatory in English shops Face masks will become mandatory in shops across England, UK government ministers are to announce on Tuesday, following mixed messages, a cabinet split and mounting pressure on the country’s prime minister Boris Johnson to change public advice, Jessica Elgot, Heather Stewart and Vikram Dodd write. […]

Some pub bosses refusing to re-open on ‘Super Saturday’ over fears for staff and punters

Some pub bosses in England are refusing to open up on Saturday despite being given the greenlight by the Government to commence trading after three months in lockdown. A number of landlords are worried they can’t sufficiently enforce social distancing rules for when customers return on July 4 and keep punters and staff safe. Sunderland […]

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2.5m as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne | World news

4.42am BST04:42 Martin Farrer ‘Real vulnerability’: Qantas job cuts show Covid-19 will change the future of work As he surveyed the economic wreckage from 6,000 Qantas job cuts this week, the deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, expressed the glass-half-full hope that there would be other openings for redundant workers as the sector rebounds. He quickly […]

Deaths hit 42,288 as vaccine is stockpiled and test and trace app launch delayed – The Sun

A DRUG company has started manufacturing a potential vaccine created by scientists at Oxford University – even though it’s not yet been approved. Big pharma business AstraZeneca is helping the Government build a stockpile in case the new creation is a success. It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the NHS tracing app trialled […]

Killer Levi Bellfield to be questioned behind bars about unsolved violent attacks

Killer Levi Bellfield is going to be interviewed by police about unsolved violent attacks dating as far back as 1996. The serial killer – believed to be one of the most dangerous criminals Britain has ever known – was convicted in 2011 and is currently in jail. At the time of his conviction, detectives said […]

UK coronavirus live: test and trace gets under way in England and Scotland | World news

10.09am BST10:09 The number of passengers arriving in the UK by air fell from around 7.1 million in January to 3.8 million in March, according to a Home Office report. Numbers fell “sharply” since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, dropping to some 112,300 arrivals in April. This is 99% lower than the number of […]