UK’s Covid cases fall 13% in a week to 32,651 (even with two days of figures from Scotland)

Britain’s daily Covid cases and hospitalisations dropped today, official figures showed — but deaths rose by a fifth in a week. Department of Health statistics showed another 32,651 infections were recorded in the past 24 hours, down 13 per cent from last Friday. Today’s figures included two days worth of data for Scotland, which did … Read more

Prince William announces 15 finalists of his ambitious Earthshot Prize

The Duke of Cambridge has announced the inaugural 15 finalists of his ambitious Earthshot Prize. Prince William revealed the finalists’ names on his project’s YouTube channel on Friday. Among the finalists are a teenager from India who has designed a solar-powered ironing cart, the nation of Costa Rica, which has pioneered a project paying local … Read more

Piers Morgan raises a glass to Prince Harry & Meg after they ‘celebrated his GMB departure’

A-LIST INFLUENCE Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams also thinks Meghan’s string of celebrity pals also impacted the call to make her the Time’s cover girl. “The reason I suspect is that they’re close to the Clinton’s, they’re close to the Obama’s, to Oprah, George Clooney, Serena Williams,” he said. “The facts are that these are valuable … Read more

10 of the best stocking filler ideas for Christmas 2021

For both the young and young-at-heart, opening stocking filler presents is arguably the best part of Christmas morning. Filled with trinkets, toys, chocolate and – if you’re lucky – a tangerine, stockings can be more exciting than Christmas dinner and bigger presents combined. But what to fill them with?  We’ve rounded up something for everyone … Read more

Boris Johnson flies to New York to tighten transatlantic ties after strained summer | Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson will fly to New York this weekend for his first foreign trip since the Covid pandemic, hoping to cement his relationship with the US president, Joe Biden, after a rocky summer marred by the chaotic Kabul airlift. Two years ago, when Johnson made his first foreign trip as prime minister to the Biarritz … Read more

EU army warning as Brussels sidelined by Boris’ defence deal with Australia and USA | World | News

US, UK and Australia announce defence pact And Jayne Adye, director of the pro-Brexit campaign group Get Britain Out, emphasised that the AUKUS deal unveiled by Mr Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Scott Morrison, Australia’s Prime Minister, would not have been possible without Brexit – and was a huge endorsement of the UK Prime … Read more

Emma Raducanu reveals she spent her first night back in London watching her US Open final win

E mma Raducanu has revealed that she spent her first night back in the United Kingdom since her stunning US Open triumph re-living her final victory. The 18-year-old returned to her home in Bromley on Thursday, five days on from an extraordinary maiden Grand Slam title. And first on the to-do list for the teenage … Read more

Council tax should be scrapped and replaced with 0.5% tax for all, says report

A left-wing think tank is calling for outdated council tax to be scrapped and a new yearly levy brought in, which it says would mean more households would be better off The council tax system is unfair to most people, says Labour think tank ( Image: Getty Images) Council tax should be replaced by a … Read more