Brighton vs Manchester United LIVE! Premier League match stream, commentary, prediction and team news

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of Brighton vs Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace in their opening match, and will be determined to collect their first points of the Premier League season today. Brighton, meanwhile, recovered from the defeat to Chelsea in their […]

Coronavirus live news: Indonesia sees record case rise; India deaths pass 90,000 | World news

2.29am BST02:29 New Zealand rugby officials are “disappointed” over the Rugby Championship schedule, saying they did not agree to a change in dates which could mean the All Blacks players spend Christmas in quarantine, AAP reports. New Zealand Rugby released a statement on Thursday following the draw announcement saying the schedule had changed from the […]

Coronavirus live news: Paris due to unveil tighter restrictions; record weekly rise in global cases | World news

Getting a front-row seat to Milan’s fashion week is harder than ever this year, with uninvited influencers and buyers nursing bruised egos as the shows start on Wednesday under coronavirus restrictions. The virus, which is resurgent in Europe, forced many luxury houses to put off confirming their presence until the last minute – and in […]

UK at a COVID-19 ‘tipping point’ as a second lockdown looms: Live | News

The United Kingdom’s government has warned that the country is at a “tipping point” on coronavirus, as London’s mayor urged quick action to address the spread of the virus. A stay-at-home order has come into effect in Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital and biggest city, closing offices and schools. More than 30.8 million people […]

Leicestershire towns to enter local lockdown for the second time as cases spike – Channel 4 News

The Prime Minister is in Downing Street this weekend looking at imposing another lockdown in England after warning that the UK was ‘now seeing a second wave’. In today’s developments 4,422 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed, that’s the highest figure since the beginning of May. Another 27 people have died after testing positive, taking […]

Labour news: Keir Starmer torn apart by Sky’s Sophy Ridge over ‘unrealistic’ COVID demands | Politics | News

Labour leader Keir Starmer warned of a “flood” of school closures unless pupils were able to get the tests they needed. His call came amid reports that 350 schools in England and Wales were forced to close completely or to send children home last week following positive COVID-19 tests. But presenter Sophy Ridge labelled his […]

Melbourne anti-coronavirus lockdown protest turns violent: Live | News

Police in Australian city of Melbourne made arrests among a crowd of about 300 people protesting the coronavirus lockdown. India’s caseload topped four million, while South Korea posted its lowest daily tally in three weeks. Police in Australia’s Victoria state meanwhile braced for anti-lockdown protests, arresting at least four people for incitement.  Iraq’s […]

Construction starts on rail project as protests continue over environmental cost – Channel 4 News

Construction on the HS2 high-speed rail project officially started today, as the company said it would create 22,000 jobs. Boris Johnson hailed the project as “crucial for our country”, although critics say it will damage the environment, and now that more people are working from home, the huge costs of the scheme could be far […]

Guy Verhofstadt branded ‘bitter ex’ as makes desperate Brexit claim | Politics | News

The senior Belgian MEP, who supports a united states of Europe, hit out at the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement as future relationship talks with the bloc risk collapsing without a deal. Mr Verfhostadt said: “Johnson sold Brexit to the public on the promise of an ‘oven ready deal’, but all we see is a recipe for […]

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 […]