Deadly explosion at Beirut’s port comes amid coronavirus pandemic and economic meltdown Beirut explosion: latest updates Full report: Huge blast rocks Lebanese capital ‘We’re cursed’: shock and despair in Beirut as explosion devastates city Lebanon has been crippled by a number of long-running, seemingly intractable crises for decades. The country […]

Agents report ringing numbers that don’t exist and occupying time with barbecues and quizzes Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage It was hailed as a “world-beating” service by prime minister Boris Johnson at its launch, but three months on and contract tracers hired to work on England’s […]

News updates: Unemployment grew by 74,000 in June Full story: number of workers on UK payroll falls by nearly 650,000 Train passengers to be tempted back with ‘safe travel’ campaign NHS boss who blamed outbreak on staff pictured without mask Children in Scotland need post-Covid-19 mental health care Global coronavirus […]

The sculpture of protester has been taken to a museum for artist Marc Quinn to collect, says Bristol city council The sculpture of a Black Lives Matter protester that replaced Edward Colston in Bristol has been removed just 24 hours after it went up. Photographs showed contractors using ropes and […]

Sarah Tedford blamed lack of social distancing for closure of Hillingdon hospital’s A&E Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A hospital trust chief executive who blamed staff not wearing masks or social distancing for a coronavirus outbreak that closed its A&E unit has been pictured herself without […]

Bowler dropped for second Test against West Indies Archer: ‘I am extremely sorry for what I have done’ England have announced that paceman Jofra Archer has been dropped from the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford “following a breach of the team’s bio-secure protocols”. Archer has apologised to his teammates […]




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