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McDonald's restaurant forced to close as outbreak hits staff members

McDonald's restaurant forced to close as outbreak hits staff members

A McDonald's restaurant in Stockport has reportedly been forced to close after five of its staff members tested positive for coronavirus. The branch on Welling [...] Read full article: McDonald's restaurant forced to close as...→

Health expert warns social distancing is vital amid second wave fears

Health expert warns social distancing is vital amid second wave fears

A senior public health official has urged Brits to stick to social distancing rules amid hot weather to help keep a possible second wave of Covid-19 at bay. Fe [...] Read full article: Health expert warns social distancing is...→

Meet the cast of The Deceived, from Paul Mescal to Emily Reid

Meet the cast of The Deceived, from Paul Mescal to Emily Reid

Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee is back with a very different sort of show – a dark, twisted thriller, co-written with husband Tobias Beer. Channel 5’s The Decei [...] Read full article: Meet the cast of The Deceived, from Paul...→

Detained 'drug smuggler' cat found with heroin escapes prison

Detained 'drug smuggler' cat found with heroin escapes prison

A cat which was detained at a prison in Sri Lanka after allegedly trying to smuggle in drugs and SIM cards has reportedly escaped.  The feline was detained at  [...] Read full article: Detained 'drug smuggler' cat found with ...→

Stevie Parle launching pop-up al fresco restaurant for the summer

Stevie Parle launching pop-up al fresco restaurant for the summer

Chef Stevie Parle is set to put some of the summer's disruption behind him as he launches a new pop-up restaurant on the site of his first project, the famed D [...] Read full article: Stevie Parle launching pop-up al fresco ...→

BP set to become the 50th FTSE company to cut its dividend

BP set to become the 50th FTSE company to cut its dividend

All eyes will be on Irishman Bernard Looney tomorrow as BP is expected to cut the dividend for the first time since the Deepwater Horizon scandal. But 49 FTSE [...] Read full article: BP set to become the 50th FTSE company t...→

Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO's Dragon Week

Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO's Dragon Week

Pokémon GO is riding a high after a massively successful Fest this year, and the events are still rolling. Throughout August, there will be weeks of ultra unlo [...] Read full article: Everything you need to know about Pokémo...→

Transfer Talk LIVE! Sancho update, Matip to PSG, Fernandes to Arsenal

Transfer Talk LIVE! Sancho update, Matip to PSG, Fernandes to Arsenal

Welcome to the Evening Standard‘s rolling transfer news and rumours live blog as the summer transfer speculation increases. The window officially opened this w [...] Read full article: Transfer Talk LIVE! Sancho update, Matip...→

Fortnite map reveals Aquaman's Atlantis, Coral Castle

Fortnite map reveals Aquaman's Atlantis, Coral Castle

The hidden underwater city of Atlantis is no longer very hidden in Fortnite – but it's called Coral Castle. Ever since Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 3 began last [...] Read full article: Fortnite map reveals Aquaman's Atlantis,...→

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles reveals new boyfriend on Instagram

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles reveals new boyfriend on Instagram

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles confirmed on Instagram yesterday that she has a new beau: NFL player Jonathan Owens. Biles, who was previously dating fellow gymna [...] Read full article: Olympic gymnast Simone Biles reveals new...→

'Murder victim' found alive in woodland five years after going missing

A man who police feared had been murdered has been found alive in woodland, five years after he went missing. Police launched a murder investigation in Novembe [...] Read full article: 'Murder victim' found alive in woodland ...→

The new music you might have missed this weekend

The new music you might have missed this weekend

As is always the case whenever she decides to drop a new project, Beyoncé's visual album Black Is King was the main musical event over the weekend. And rightly [...] Read full article: The new music you might have missed this...→

Strictly’s loving Covid couple-bubbles will be the perfect antidote

Strictly’s loving Covid couple-bubbles will be the perfect antidote

A TV executive’s ultimate fantasy is coming up with an original idea. In the inventive mind of many of these corporate suits, this involves mashing up two exis [...] Read full article: Strictly’s loving Covid couple-bubbles w...→

12 stunning images from 'top secret' Bristol Balloon Fiesta

12 stunning images from 'top secret' Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Bristol saw more than 40 colourful hot air balloons dotted over its skies this morning for the city’s annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta.  The annual event is the l [...] Read full article: 12 stunning images from 'top secret' Bri...→

Eat Out to Help Out sees restaurant bookings soar for 'Sunak Suppers'

Eat Out to Help Out sees restaurant bookings soar for 'Sunak Suppers'

Restaurants across London were today enjoying their strongest bookings since lockdown as diners rush to cash in on Rishi Sunak’s offer to cut bills by half. Fr [...] Read full article: Eat Out to Help Out sees restaurant book...→

'Affront to Londoners': Khan blasts PM over M25 lockdown speculation

'Affront to Londoners': Khan blasts PM over M25 lockdown speculation

Sadiq Khan today called on Boris Johnson to involve London's leaders in future lockdown plans as the Mayor revealed he has not been invited to a meeting of the [...] Read full article: 'Affront to Londoners': Khan blasts PM o...→

'Critical time' for London's virus fight as cases edge up

'Critical time' for London's virus fight as cases edge up

London is at a “critical time” in fighting Covid-19, a world health chief warned today as figures showed the number of new cases edging up in two thirds of bor [...] Read full article: 'Critical time' for London's virus fight...→

Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien stocks surge on Covid-19

Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien stocks surge on Covid-19

Investors have piled into two London-listed groups which are battling the spread of coronavirus. FTSE 250 firm IP Group said one of the companies in its portfo [...] Read full article: Oxford Nanopore owner IP and Versarien s...→

Andrew Lloyd Webber gets claws out for 'ridiculous' Cats film

Andrew Lloyd Webber gets claws out for 'ridiculous' Cats film

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the latest star to distance himself from the critically maligned movie adaptation of Cats, describing the film as “ridiculous.” The big [...] Read full article: Andrew Lloyd Webber gets claws out for '...→

Purplebricks shares step up on signs of housing market recovery

Purplebricks shares step up on signs of housing market recovery

Going to a city centre in Britain may be about as cheery as an appointment with the taxman of late, but one company is seeing the upside.  Online estate agent [...] Read full article: Purplebricks shares step up on signs of ...→

Vegan company Meatless Farm launches provocative 'M*** F***' campaign

Vegan company Meatless Farm launches provocative 'M*** F***' campaign

A vegan company's "light-hearted" advertising campaign has ruffled some feathers with its suggestion of offensive language. The £1.5 million campaign, launched [...] Read full article: Vegan company Meatless Farm launches pro...→

Chelsea task at Bayern made even harder by injuries

Chelsea task at Bayern made even harder by injuries

Frank Lampard faces a major selection headache ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Saturday. His side went into Saturday’s FA Cu [...] Read full article: Chelsea task at Bayern made even harder ...→

Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSBC

Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSBC

HSBC is in a fix, and the way out is far from obvious. The giant bank’s great size is supposed to operate as a hedge. When things are bad in the US, they will [...] Read full article: Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSB...→

Mitrovic fighting to be fit for play-off final

Mitrovic fighting to be fit for play-off final

Fulham striker is Aleksandar Mitrovic battling to recover from a hamstring problem and be fit for tomorrow’s Championship play-off final against Brentford. Read full article: Mitrovic fighting to be fit for play-off...→

Two men arrested after brawl breaks out on plane 'over face masks'

A fight broke out on a plane to Ibiza after two "unruly" passengers reportedly refused to wear face masks. Video footage on board a KLM flight from Amsterdam t [...] Read full article: Two men arrested after brawl breaks out ...→

Lammy accuses Twitter of inaction over hate speech after racist threat

Lammy accuses Twitter of inaction over hate speech after racist threat

David Lammy has accused Twitter of being too slow at “removing hate” from its platform after he received racist threats. The Labour MP posted a screen grab of [...] Read full article: Lammy accuses Twitter of inaction over h...→

Diners get half price meals as eat out scheme launched

Diners get half price meals as eat out scheme launched

Pubs, restaurants and cafes will offer half-price mid-week meals from today under the government's new "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme. The discount drive, launch [...] Read full article: Diners get half price meals as eat out s...→

First record of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is up for sale

First record of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is up for sale

The first written record of what would become Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance Of Being Earnest is going under the hammer. The earliest plot summary fo [...] Read full article: First record of Wilde's The Importance o...→

Dishoom ditches £10 Eat Out To Help Out cap to offer half price meals

Dishoom ditches £10 Eat Out To Help Out cap to offer half price meals

Wildly popular Indian restaurant group Dishoom is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme – but it’s ditching the £10 cap and offering diners 50 per cent [...] Read full article: Dishoom ditches £10 Eat Out To Help Out ...→

Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume dies

Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume has died, his family has announced. More follows… Read full article: Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize...→

Minister: Not suspending Tory MP over rape claim is right decision

Minister: Not suspending Tory MP over rape claim is right decision

Business minister Nadhim Zawahi has said it is "right" to allow a police investigation to take place before suspending a Tory MP accused of rape. The unnamed f [...] Read full article: Minister: Not suspending Tory MP over ra...→

Alleged rape victim 'devastated ' by decision to not suspend Tory MP

Alleged rape victim 'devastated ' by decision to not suspend Tory MP

The alleged victim of a former Tory minister arrested on suspicion of raping a former parliamentary aide said she was "devastated" by the Conservative Party's [...] Read full article: Alleged rape victim 'devastated ' by dec...→

Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave collaborate for TV special

Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave collaborate for TV special

Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave will attempt to “lift viewers’ spirits” with a TV special featuring animals overcoming adversity. Planet Earth: A Celebr [...] Read full article: Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave c...→

Bullring owner Hammerson to tap investors for money as revenues fall

Bullring owner Hammerson to tap investors for money as revenues fall

The UK's largest shopping centre owner Hammerson will tap investors for money as the company looks to survive the coronavirus crisis. Hammerson confirmed this [...] Read full article: Bullring owner Hammerson to tap investor...→

90-minute virus tests to be rolled out as Eat Out scheme begins - LIVE

90-minute virus tests to be rolled out as Eat Out scheme begins - LIVE

Two new “game-changing” tests that can detect both coronavirus and flu within 90 minutes are to be rolled out in a bid to prevent a second wave of Covid-19. Al [...] Read full article: 90-minute virus tests to be rolled out a...→

Barca admit defeat after trying to sign Lautaro and Neymar

Barca admit defeat after trying to sign Lautaro and Neymar

Barcelona have admitted defeat in the attempts to sign Lautaro Martinez and Neymar this summer. As previously reported by Standard Sport, the Inter Milan and P [...] Read full article: Barca admit defeat after trying to sign ...→

Mauricio Pochettino opens door to potential Barcelona job

Mauricio Pochettino opens door to potential Barcelona job

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his regret over how he ruled out the possibility of coaching Barcelona, admitting "in life you never know what will happen". T [...] Read full article: Mauricio Pochettino opens door to potent...→

Harrogate Town beat Notts County to seal promotion to League Two

Harrogate Town beat Notts County to seal promotion to League Two

Harrogate Town have been promoted to the English Football League after beating Notts County in the National League Play-off final at Wembley. For the first tim [...] Read full article: Harrogate Town beat Notts County to seal...→

Major incident declared in Greater Manchester as Covid-19 cases surge

Major incident declared in Greater Manchester as Covid-19 cases surge

A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester due to increases in coronavirus infection rates across “multiple localities”. Assistant Chief Constabl [...] Read full article: Major incident declared in Greater Manch...→

New Italian bridge set to open two years after deadly Genoa collapse

New Italian bridge set to open two years after deadly Genoa collapse

A new bridge is set to open in Genoa on Monday, two years after a viaduct collapsed killing 43 people. The new kilometre-long San Giorgio Bridge, designed by a [...] Read full article: New Italian bridge set to open two years...→

Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams reveal baby daughter’s name

Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams reveal baby daughter’s name

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews have revealed the name of their baby daughter – Gigi Margaux Matthews.... The couple announced last month they had become p [...] Read full article: Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams reve...→

Thomas Markle has 'finally given up hope' of reuniting with Meghan

Thomas Markle has 'finally given up hope' of reuniting with Meghan

Thomas Markle has finally given up hope of ever reuniting with his daughter Meghan, according to reports.  The Duchess of Sussex's half brother, Tom Markle Jnr [...] Read full article: Thomas Markle has 'finally given up hope...→

​Giggs explains why Sancho & Grealish would both thrive at Man United

​Giggs explains why Sancho & Grealish would both thrive at Man United

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has urged his former club to sign both Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish this summer. Standard Sport understands manager Ole G [...] Read full article: ​Giggs explains why Sancho & Grealish wo...→

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix for a record seventh time

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix for a record seventh time

Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix for a record seventh time after a dramatic finish at Silverstone. The 35-year-old qualified ahead of team-mate Va [...] Read full article: Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix f...→

Emi Martinez reacts to FA Cup Final 'handball' claims on Instagram

Emi Martinez reacts to FA Cup Final 'handball' claims on Instagram

Emi Martinez isn't about to let a little controversy get in the way of his fairytale FA Cup triumph. With Arsenal's number one goalkeeper Bernd Leno out injure [...] Read full article: Emi Martinez reacts to FA Cup Final 'han...→

Republicans bans media from vote on whether to renominate Donald Trump

Republicans bans media from vote on whether to renominate Donald Trump

For the first time in modern history, the Republican Party will consider whether to renominate Donald Trump as their presidential candidate from behind closed [...] Read full article: Republicans bans media from vote on whet...→

Storm Isaias: Hurricane weakens to 70mph gusts of wind

Storm Isaias: Hurricane weakens to 70mph gusts of wind

Storm Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a powerful tropical storm as it churned towards Florida on Sunday. Strong winds are still set to brush the stat [...] Read full article: Storm Isaias: Hurricane weakens to 70mph...→

MP: Rape allegation against former Tory minister 'extremely serious'

MP: Rape allegation against former Tory minister 'extremely serious'

A Conservative MP has described the rape allegations against a former Tory minister as “extremely serious”. Douglas Ross, who is standing for the Scottish Cons [...] Read full article: MP: Rape allegation against former Tory ...→

Outstanding Stays: Aman Kyoto, Japan

Outstanding Stays: Aman Kyoto, Japan

The Look Aman Kyoto enchants from the get-go. Hidden amid centuries-old gardens in Kyoto’s temple-strewn northern reaches, it sits in utter harmony with nature [...] Read full article: Outstanding Stays: Aman Kyoto, Japan...→

Arsenal win the FA Cup Final: Latest news and reaction - LIVE!

Arsenal win the FA Cup Final: Latest news and reaction - LIVE!

Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Final after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as the Gunners came [...] Read full article: Arsenal win the FA Cup Final: Latest new...→

Skye McAlpine picks her favourite recipes from new cookbook

Skye McAlpine picks her favourite recipes from new cookbook

Food writer Skye McAlpine's latest cookbook unravels the art of entertaining.  A Table for Friends: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty is a celebration of de [...] Read full article: Skye McAlpine picks her favourite recipe...→

Arteta plans to build Arsenal squad around FA Cup hero Aubameyang

Arteta plans to build Arsenal squad around FA Cup hero Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta insists he plans to build his squad around Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Arsenal secured FA Cup glory with a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at Wemb [...] Read full article: Arteta plans to build Arsenal squad arou...→

Man in his 50s arrest on suspicion of rape in London

Man in his 50s arrest on suspicion of rape in London

A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of rape over allegations relating to four separate incidents, the Met Police has said.  Reports say the man is [...] Read full article: Man in his 50s arrest on suspicion of ra...→

Microsoft ‘in advanced talks to buy TikTok’s US business’

Microsoft ‘in advanced talks to buy TikTok’s US business’

Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the US operations of TikTok, according to reports. The popular Chinese-owned video app has been a source of national secu [...] Read full article: Microsoft ‘in advanced talks to buy TikT...→

Emi Martinez breaks down in tears after Arsenal win FA Cup

Emi Martinez breaks down in tears after Arsenal win FA Cup

Emiliano Martinez broke down in tears after helping Arsenal win the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Chelsea. The Argentinian was brought into the side to replace th [...] Read full article: Emi Martinez breaks down in tears after ...→

Arsenal win FA Cup as Aubameyang brace downs 10-man Chelsea

Arsenal win FA Cup as Aubameyang brace downs 10-man Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double helped Arsenal to a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea to clinch the FA Cup at Wembley. Aubameyang cancelled out Christian Pulisic' [...] Read full article: Arsenal win FA Cup as Aubameyang brace d...→

Prince William says football clubs should 'aspire to be much better' over mental health issues

Prince William says football clubs should 'aspire to be much better' over mental health issues

The Duke of Cambridge said he wants football clubs to “aspire to be much better” around the issue of mental health in the future. Prince William spoke about th [...] Read full article: Prince William says football clubs shoul...→

Church leader arrested in South Korea amid spate of virus infections

Church leader arrested in South Korea amid spate of virus infections

A church leader in South Korea has been arrested amid an investigation into allegations that the church hampered the government's response to coronavirus.  It [...] Read full article: Church leader arrested in South Korea am...→

How we expect Chelsea to line-up against Arsenal in FA Cup final

Willy Caballero is expected to start in goal ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea in the FA Cup final against Arsenal this evening amid uncertainty around th [...] Read full article: How we expect Chelsea to line-up against...→

Idris Elba sparks hope of a Luther film during Bafta interview

Idris Elba sparks hope of a Luther film during Bafta interview

Idris Elba has hinted that work is underway to shoot a feature-length film based on his hit TV show Luther. The actor 47, starred in all five series of the BBC [...] Read full article: Idris Elba sparks hope of a Luther film ...→

How Arsenal, Spurs & Wolves can qualify for Europa League group stage

How Arsenal, Spurs & Wolves can qualify for Europa League group stage

A dramatic final day of action in Premier League saw the top six places finalised ahead for next season. But the Europa League places are still to be decided a [...] Read full article: How Arsenal, Spurs & Wolves can qualify ...→

Body found in search for boy, 15, missing in shopping centre lake

Body found in search for boy, 15, missing in shopping centre lake

A body has been found in the search for a 15-year-old boy last seen on a lake at an Essex shopping centre. More follows… Read full article: Body found in search for boy, 15, missin...→

Police search water after teen last seen at Lakeside Shopping Centre

Police search water after teen last seen at Lakeside Shopping Centre

Specialist officers are searching a lake at a shopping centre after a teenager went missing in Grays last night. Essex Police were called to Lakeside Shopping [...] Read full article: Police search water after teen last seen...→

Florida braces for impact after Hurricane Isaias batters the Bahamas

Florida braces for impact after Hurricane Isaias batters the Bahamas

Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas and headed toward the Florida coast.  The US is closing [...] Read full article: Florida braces for impact after Hurrican...→

New findings about water raises hope of life on Mars

New findings about water raises hope of life on Mars

A new paper raises the possibility of life on Mars as researchers claim the Red Planet was once covered in ice sheets like Earth. The paper, published in the s [...] Read full article: New findings about water raises hope of ...→

Uefa reveal Champions League and Europa League tributes to key workers

Uefa reveal Champions League and Europa League tributes to key workers

Players competing in the Champions League and Europa League this month will wear shirts carrying the words ‘Thank You’, in recognition of key workers’ efforts [...] Read full article: Uefa reveal Champions League and Europa ...→

UK could partly lift quarantine today, Spanish minister claims

UK could partly lift quarantine today, Spanish minister claims

The UK could drop coronavirus quarantine requirements for Brits returning from the Canary and Balearic islands today, a Spanish government minister has claimed [...] Read full article: UK could partly lift quarantine today, S...→

5,000 theatre workers have lost their jobs due to coronavirus

5,000 theatre workers have lost their jobs due to coronavirus

Around 5,000 theatre industry workers have lost their jobs due to coronavirus, according to entertainment and media union Bectu. Around 2,700 of those are in L [...] Read full article: 5,000 theatre workers have lost their jo...→

Heat warning issued as temperatures set to soar to 36C at weekend

Heat warning issued as temperatures set to soar to 36C at weekend

The Met Office has issued a heat warning as parts of the UK are set for a scorching weekend. The Level 2 heat alert for south east England is in place from 12p [...] Read full article: Heat warning issued as temperatures set ...→

Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on tourism industry

Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wreaks havoc on tourism industry

Hays Travel is to cut up to 878 jobs out of a total workforce of 4,500 people. The travel company said the Government’s decision to advise against non-essentia [...] Read full article: Hays Travel cuts 850 jobs as Covid-19 wr...→

Death toll in UK hospitals up by five in lowest rise since lockdown

Death toll in UK hospitals up by five in lowest rise since lockdown

The coronavirus death toll in UK hospitals has risen by five – the lowest daily increase since lockdown began in March. All five deaths were recorded in Englan [...] Read full article: Death toll in UK hospitals up by five in...→

10 of the best new books coming out in August

10 of the best new books coming out in August

As we enter August, the holiday feeling is well and truly here. If you’re not part of the set decamping to Cornwall as soon as possible, plonk yourself in your [...] Read full article: 10 of the best new books coming out in A...→

Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton to depart SAS: Who Dares Wins

Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton to depart SAS: Who Dares Wins

Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton are both exiting Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins. The show, which pushes recruits to their mental and physical limits in a series [...] Read full article: Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton to depart ...→

Camille Walala's geometric artworks brighten up White City crossings

Camille Walala's geometric artworks brighten up White City crossings

The sunny weekend has left its mark after a series of colourful artworks were installed in west London. London-based French artist Camille Walala created two p [...] Read full article: Camille Walala's geometric artworks brig...→

Tuppence Middleton: Long lockdown guilt-tripped me into writing more

Tuppence Middleton: Long lockdown guilt-tripped me into writing more

Tuppence Middleton says she wants to do more writing and directing after lockdown “forced” her to think about her future. The War And Peace star said being stu [...] Read full article: Tuppence Middleton: Long lockdown guilt-...→

Businesses need pruning as well as feeding to grow our economic garden

Businesses need pruning as well as feeding to grow our economic garden

There are almost a million businesses in the UK, ranging from the very big (Tesco, say) to the very small (your local handyman). Each year, around 13 per cent [...] Read full article: Businesses need pruning as well as feedi...→

GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions' with EU over Covid-19 vaccine

GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions' with EU over Covid-19 vaccine

Drugs giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi today neared the completed a trio of key agreements to supply their Covid-19 vaccine, amid discussions with the EU.  Th [...] Read full article: GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions'...→

Call of Duty: Warzone season 5 is going to be another big download

Call of Duty: Warzone season 5 is going to be another big download

As is becoming the norm with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone seasonal updates, we can expect this one to be another huge download. Call of Duty Season [...] Read full article: Call of Duty: Warzone season 5 is going ...→

DW Sports falls into administration leaving 1,700 staff without jobs

DW Sports falls into administration leaving 1,700 staff without jobs

Sports retailer and gym group DW Sports has said it is to tumble into administration, with 1,700 employees at risk. The company is expected to appoint insolven [...] Read full article: DW Sports falls into administration leav...→

Growing row at Tory refusal to suspend MP accused of rape

Growing row at Tory refusal to suspend MP accused of rape

The Government was today coming under mounting pressure to suspend a former Conservative minister who has been arrested on suspicion of rape. The politician, i [...] Read full article: Growing row at Tory refusal to suspend M...→

Brits make most of Eat Out to Help Out scheme with bargain breakfasts

Brits make most of Eat Out to Help Out scheme with bargain breakfasts

Britons are already making the most out of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Eat Out to Help Out scheme by scoring bargain breakfasts at McDonald's, Wetherspoons and Co [...] Read full article: Brits make most of Eat Out to Help Out s...→

Retired Pope Benedict XVI 'ill in Vatican City after visit to Germany'

Retired Pope Benedict XVI 'ill in Vatican City after visit to Germany'

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after returning to Vatican City from a trip to Bavaria, German news outlets have reported. The 93-year-old, who became [...] Read full article: Retired Pope Benedict XVI 'ill in Vatica...→

Third arrest after NHS worker mowed down in racist hit-and-run

Third arrest after NHS worker mowed down in racist hit-and-run

Police have arrested a third man on suspicion of attempted murder after an NHS worker suffered serious injuries in a racially aggravated attack. The 21-year-ol [...] Read full article: Third arrest after NHS worker mowed down...→

HSBC is in a fix and there is no obvious way out

HSBC is in a fix and there is no obvious way out

HSBC is in a fix, and the way out is far from obvious. The giant bank’s great size is supposed to operate as a hedge. When things are bad in the US, they will [...] Read full article: HSBC is in a fix and there is no obvious...→

So much love: Nolans receive supportive messages after cancer news

So much love: Nolans receive supportive messages after cancer news

A number of famous faces have shared messages of support for Anne and Linda Nolan following the revelation that they have both been diagnosed with cancer.  In [...] Read full article: So much love: Nolans receive supportive ...→

Government must stop 'shrouding virus decisions in secrecy' - expert

Government must stop 'shrouding virus decisions in secrecy' - expert

The Government needs to be more open about its coronavirus handling, a top scientist has said, as he criticised ministers for “shrouding” major decisions in “s [...] Read full article: Government must stop 'shrouding virus de...→

London youth clubs that lift prospects of thousands face closure

London youth clubs that lift prospects of thousands face closure

A third of London youth clubs say they face closure due to the financial pressures of lockdown. London Youth said nearly half of 550 groups had furloughed staf [...] Read full article: London youth clubs that lift prospects o...→

George's school hosting summer catch-ups for under-privileged children

George's school hosting summer catch-ups for under-privileged children

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s primary school is hosting catch-up classes for under-privileged London children who have missed out on education because [...] Read full article: George's school hosting summer catch-ups...→

Aristocrat and interior designer in court battle over £11.5m refurb

Aristocrat and interior designer in court battle over £11.5m refurb

An aristocrat is locked in a High Court battle with an interior designer over claims the refurbishment of his £11.5 million home was mismanaged. Lord James Rus [...] Read full article: Aristocrat and interior designer in cour...→

Download festival has revealed the first wave of acts for 2021

Download festival has revealed the first wave of acts for 2021

Kiss, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down have been confirmed as headliners for the 2021 edition of Download. The rock music festival, which became one of the fir [...] Read full article: Download festival has revealed the first...→

Best noise cancelling headphones of 2020 for all budgets

Best noise cancelling headphones of 2020 for all budgets

A good pair of noise cancelling headphones will block out background noise you don’t want to hear, while playing the audio you do want to hear beautifully.  Read full article: Best noise cancelling headphones of 2020...→

New Aubameyang contract could cost Arsenal £40m over three years

New Aubameyang contract could cost Arsenal £40m over three years

Mikel Arteta wants to resolve Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future before stepping up his Arsenal rebuild this summer. Aubameyang captained Arsenal to FA Cup glo [...] Read full article: New Aubameyang contract could cost Arsen...→

Uber Boat launches in London as Uber teams up with Thames Clippers

Uber Boat launches in London as Uber teams up with Thames Clippers

Londoners will be able to zip along the Thames in an Uber Boat from today. Uber announced its partnership with Thames Clippers in early July, which will see ri [...] Read full article: Uber Boat launches in London as Uber tea...→

Best mattress deals for August 2020

Best mattress deals for August 2020

Who doesn’t love a bargain? From beauty to beds, nabbing a deal makes it all the sweeter.  It’s even better when you can score a discount on big ticket items, [...] Read full article: Best mattress deals for August 2020...→

Face coverings are mandatory in cinemas from August 8

Face coverings are mandatory in cinemas from August 8

Boris Johnson has confirmed that face coverings will now be mandatory for guests in cinemas from next weekend.  The Prime Minister announced the news in a Down [...] Read full article: Face coverings are mandatory in cinemas ...→

First of London's emergency 'Nightingale Courts' to open today

First of London's emergency 'Nightingale Courts' to open today

The first of London’s emergency courtrooms to help tackle the mounting backlog of criminal trials is due to open today. Conference centre Prospero House, on th [...] Read full article: First of London's emergency 'Nightingale...→

Our pick of the Brixton restaurants running Eat Out To Help Out deals

Our pick of the Brixton restaurants running Eat Out To Help Out deals

Brixton may be at the end of the Victoria Line, but it’s well worth the trip if you’re looking for exquisite food and unrivalled atmosphere. As part of the Gov [...] Read full article: Our pick of the Brixton restaurants runn...→

The Government's new Eat Out to Help Out scheme comes into effect today, offerin

The Government's new Eat Out to Help Out scheme comes into effect today, offerin

The Government's new Eat Out to Help Out scheme comes into effect today, offering diners discounted bills on certain days in August in a bid to encourage Brits [...] Read full article: The Government's new Eat Out to Help Out...→

FTSE 100 to rise as Europe's manufacturers strike bullish tone

FTSE 100 to rise as Europe's manufacturers strike bullish tone

The FTSE 100 is expected to rise this morning as investors assess the state of Europe’s manufacturing sector. Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are all [...] Read full article: FTSE 100 to rise as Europe's manufacture...→

HSBC profits dive 65% as coronavirus damages UK's biggest bank

HSBC profits dive 65% as coronavirus damages UK's biggest bank

HSBC has suffered a mammoth 65% drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the year as Europe’s largest bank was struck by a dive in interest rates and corona [...] Read full article: HSBC profits dive 65% as coronavirus dam...→

Your morning briefing: What you should know for Monday, August 3

Your morning briefing: What you should know for Monday, August 3

    Virus test results in 90 minutes promised Two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu and promise results in 90 minutes are to be rolled out in hospital [...] Read full article: Your morning briefing: What you should k...→

Lampard urges Premier League to delay Chelsea's Premier League return

Lampard urges Premier League to delay Chelsea's Premier League return

Frank Lampard has urged the Premier League to reconsider Chelsea returning to domestic action on September 12 as his players need a break. The Blues lost to Ar [...] Read full article: Lampard urges Premier League to delay Ch...→

Man rushed to hospital after stabbing in Orpington

Man rushed to hospital after stabbing in Orpington

A man believed be in his early 20s has been rushed to hospital after a stabbing in , Scotland Yard has said. Police were called by the London Ambulas Service t [...] Read full article: Man rushed to hospital after stabbing in...→

SpaceX Dragon astronauts land back on Earth with historic splashdown

SpaceX Dragon astronauts land back on Earth with historic splashdown

The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit have landed back on Earth with a historic splashdown. The retro-style landing saw the spacecraft plung [...] Read full article: SpaceX Dragon astronauts land back on Ea...→

Man dies after being pulled from sea at popular beach spot

Man dies after being pulled from sea at popular beach spot

A man has died after getting into difficulty in the sea off Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales Police said. Police and the Coastguard were called out just before 2 [...] Read full article: Man dies after being pulled from sea at ...→

Protesters march for NHS worker injured in racist hit-and-run attack

Protesters march for NHS worker injured in racist hit-and-run attack

Crowds have descended on Bristol in protest after a young NHS worker was seriously injured in a racially aggravated hit-and-run. Dozens gathered on Monks Park [...] Read full article: Protesters march for NHS worker injured ...→

Government pours cold water on reports of new London lockdown plans

Government pours cold water on reports of new London lockdown plans

The Government has poured cold water on reported plans for more draconian lockdown measures in London and an expanded shielding programme.  Housing Secretary R [...] Read full article: Government pours cold water on reports o...→

How to stay motivated at work when lockdown is taking its toll

How to stay motivated at work when lockdown is taking its toll

It’s week seven of lockdown and we’ve hit a lull.  The novelty of working from home has started to wear off, the endless days of clear blue skies have gone as [...] Read full article: How to stay motivated at work when lockd...→

Night Czar hits back over calls to quit following lockdown criticism

Night Czar hits back over calls to quit following lockdown criticism

London’s “Night Czar” Amy Lamé has brushed off calls to quit after industry figures criticised her response to the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Night Czar hits back over calls to quit ...→

Lewis Hamilton takes the knee ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton takes the knee ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took the knee ahead of the British Grand Prix in his latest show of support for Black Lives Matter. The world champion was joined by 12 drivers, [...] Read full article: Lewis Hamilton takes the knee ahead of B...→

Two men fighting for life after brawl erupts in central London

Two men fighting for life after brawl erupts in central London

Two men are fighting for life after being stabbed in a brawl in central London. A crime scene remained in place in High Holborn on Sunday morning after violenc [...] Read full article: Two men fighting for life after brawl er...→

Adele surprises fans with new look in Instagram post backing Beyonce

Adele surprises fans with new look in Instagram post backing Beyonce

Fans did a double-take after Adele posted a photo in support of Beyonce's new single with blonde beach waves cascading over her shoulders.  The Rolling in the [...] Read full article: Adele surprises fans with new look in In...→

State of disaster: Melbourne under curfew after Covid-19 increases

State of disaster: Melbourne under curfew after Covid-19 increases

A state of disaster was declared in the Australian state of Victoria on Sunday, with local government implementing a night curfew to help combat coronavirus. T [...] Read full article: State of disaster: Melbourne under curfe...→

How Gabrielle Union and D Wade became our favorite celebrity couple

How Gabrielle Union and D Wade became our favorite celebrity couple

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have the type of relationship that leads to Instagram comments proclaiming “goals” and plenty of envy-inducing photographs - bu [...] Read full article: How Gabrielle Union and D Wade became ou...→

The Duke of Cambridge said he wants football clubs to “aspire to be much better” [...]

The Duke of Cambridge said he wants football clubs to “aspire to be much better” [...]

The Duke of Cambridge said he wants football clubs to “aspire to be much better” around the issue of mental health in the future. Prince William spoke as he ho [...] Read full article: The Duke of Cambridge said he wants foot...→

Chelsea target Havertz ‘knows what he wants’, says Leverkusen boss

Chelsea target Havertz ‘knows what he wants’, says Leverkusen boss

Bayer Leverkusen Head coach Peter Bosz says that he cannot predict if or when ‘the crucial call’ confirming Kai Havertz’s departure will come, but admits his s [...] Read full article: Chelsea target Havertz ‘knows what he wa...→

Aubameyang DROPS FA Cup trophy during Arsenal celebrations

Aubameyang DROPS FA Cup trophy during Arsenal celebrations

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lit up Wembley with a clinical brace before blundering through the FA Cup trophy. Aubameyang was again Mikel Arteta's saviour as the [...] Read full article: Aubameyang DROPS FA Cup trophy during Ar...→

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits the Philippines

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits the Philippines

An 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The tremor struck Mindanao at a depth of 473 kilo [...] Read full article: 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits the Philip...→

Dozens arrested after tainted alcohol kills 69 in northern India

Dozens arrested after tainted alcohol kills 69 in northern India

Indian police have arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 people this week in northern Punjab state. A state govern [...] Read full article: Dozens arrested after tainted alcohol ki...→

In pictures: Arsenal lift FA Cup trophy at empty Wembley Stadium

In pictures: Arsenal lift FA Cup trophy at empty Wembley Stadium

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifted the FA Cup trophy at Wembley after his double sealed a comeback victory over 10-man Chelsea. The striker equal [...] Read full article: In pictures: Arsenal lift FA Cup trophy ...→

Arsenal qualify for Europa League after FA Cup Final win over Chelsea

Arsenal qualify for Europa League after FA Cup Final win over Chelsea

Arsenal have secured a return to the Europa League following Saturday's FA Cup Final success against 10-man Chelsea at Wembley. The Gunners initially failed to [...] Read full article: Arsenal qualify for Europa League after ...→

Prince William: Football clubs should be more open about mental health

Prince William: Football clubs should be more open about mental health

The Duke of Cambridge said he wants football clubs to “aspire to be much better” around the issue of mental health in the future. Prince William spoke about th [...] Read full article: Prince William: Football clubs should be...→

Hundreds of cars destroyed in overnight blaze at scrapyard

Hundreds of cars destroyed in overnight blaze at scrapyard

About 900 cars have been destroyed in a devastating blaze at a scrapyard near Doncaster. Firefighters worked throughout the night on Friday as flames spread ac [...] Read full article: Hundreds of cars destroyed in overnight ...→

Arsenal XI vs Chelsea: Confirmed team news and starting lineups

Arsenal XI vs Chelsea: Confirmed team news and starting lineups

Mikel Arteta’s team for Arsenal’s FA Cup final with Chelsea at Wembley this evening largely picks itself. Since football returned last month, the Spaniard has [...] Read full article: Arsenal XI vs Chelsea: Confirmed team ne...→

Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day

Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton on Afrikan Emancipation Day

Hundreds of people have gathered in south London for the seventh Afrikan Emancipation Day March, after police imposed restrictions in response to plans to bloc [...] Read full article: Hundreds gather for protests in Brixton ...→

Watford close in on free agent Ngakia following his West Ham exit

Watford close in on free agent Ngakia following his West Ham exit

Watford are in pole position to sign free agent Jeremy Ngakia. The 19-year-old left West Ham last month after rejecting a new deal at London Stadium in favour [...] Read full article: Watford close in on free agent Ngakia fo...→

Transfer Talk LIVE! Bernardeschi to Man United, Coutinho to Arsenal

Transfer Talk LIVE! Bernardeschi to Man United, Coutinho to Arsenal

Welcome to the Evening Standard's rolling transfer news and rumours live blog as the summer transfer speculation increases. The window officially opened this w [...] Read full article: Transfer Talk LIVE! Bernardeschi to Man ...→

Spurs striker Parrott joins Millwall on loan

Spurs striker Parrott joins Millwall on loan

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott will spend next season on loan at Millwall, the Championship side have confirmed. The Lions have agreed a season-long deal for t [...] Read full article: Spurs striker Parrott joins Millwall on ...→

Spain’s former king leaves country amid corruption allegations

Spain’s former king leaves country amid corruption allegations

Spain's former king Juan Carlos has said he is leaving the country amid corruption allegations.  The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from J [...] Read full article: Spain’s former king leaves country amid ...→

Russian hackers 'stole trade documents from Liam Fox’s email'

Russian hackers 'stole trade documents from Liam Fox’s email'

Russian hackers are suspected of breaking in to former trade secretary Liam Fox’s email account to steal classified UK-US trade documents that were leaked in t [...] Read full article: Russian hackers 'stole trade documents f...→

Man United in talks over £70m Sancho transfer plus £45m in add-ons

Man United in talks over £70m Sancho transfer plus £45m in add-ons

Manchester United are trying to strike a compromise deal for Jadon Sancho, which would see them pay in instalments for the England international. Old Trafford’ [...] Read full article: Man United in talks over £70m Sancho tra...→

Rochelle Humes tried to ‘scrub skin off’ after facing racism as child

Rochelle Humes tried to ‘scrub skin off’ after facing racism as child

Rochelle Humes recalled how she “tried to scrub [her] skin off” until her “legs were red” after facing racism as a young girl. The former Saturdays singer, 31, [...] Read full article: Rochelle Humes tried to ‘scrub skin off’...→

First look at John Boyega in Steve McQueen series Small Axe

First look at John Boyega in Steve McQueen series Small Axe

John Boyega is set to take the role of real-life Metropolitan Police officer and anti-racism reformer Leroy Logan in Steve McQueen’s upcoming anthology series [...] Read full article: First look at John Boyega in Steve McQue...→

Police investigate after DJ spits Jagermeister at revellers in club

Police investigate after DJ spits Jagermeister at revellers in club

A viral video of a DJ spitting Jagermeister at revellers has led to a police investigation over concerns coronavirus regulations were ignored at a Costa del So [...] Read full article: Police investigate after DJ spits Jagerm...→

'Hero' father died ‘while saving his children’s lives’ in Barmouth sea

'Hero' father died ‘while saving his children’s lives’ in Barmouth sea

Tributes have been paid to a father-of-seven who died while "saving his kids' lives" after they got into difficulty off the coast of north Wales. Jonathan Stev [...] Read full article: 'Hero' father died ‘while saving his chi...→

Amazon 'to open checkoutless stores in takeover of London mini marts'

Amazon 'to open checkoutless stores in takeover of London mini marts'

The world’s biggest online retailer plans to swoop on London’s high streets in a takeover of mini marts and bookshops that will see them equipped with automate [...] Read full article: Amazon 'to open checkoutless stores in t...→

Why does Trump want to ban TikTok in the US?

Why does Trump want to ban TikTok in the US?

US President Donald Trump has threatened to ban TikTok from the United States, warning the app poses a threat to national security because of its ties to China [...] Read full article: Why does Trump want to ban TikTok in the...→

Loose Women team sends 'love and strength' to the Nolan sisters

Loose Women team sends 'love and strength' to the Nolan sisters

The stars of Loose Women shared a message of support for their colleague Coleen Nolan and her family after her sisters Linda and Anne revealed that they both h [...] Read full article: Loose Women team sends 'love and strengt...→

Danny Rose: I get stopped by police regularly

Danny Rose: I get stopped by police regularly

Danny Rose has revealed the problems he faces with racism, detailing how being stopped by police is a “regular occurrence”. The England left-back, who is on lo [...] Read full article: Danny Rose: I get stopped by police regu...→

Showdown: Teams Trump and Biden in fight of their lives

Showdown: Teams Trump and Biden in fight of their lives

In one corner there’s a campaign characterised by what insiders are calling “intelligent humility”, in the other, there’s a scramble to gain a semblance of con [...] Read full article: Showdown: Teams Trump and Biden in fight...→

Love Island's Jack Fincham shuts down engagement rumours

Love Island's Jack Fincham shuts down engagement rumours

Calm down everyone, Jack Fincham isn’t engaged after all. The 29-year-old stunned his 2.1 million Instagram followers yesterday when he uploaded a snap of hims [...] Read full article: Love Island's Jack Fincham shuts down en...→

London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Out to Help Out scheme

London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Out to Help Out scheme

London restaurateurs today said the newly-launched Eat Out to Help Out scheme are a “token” gesture and Government should focus on fixing the “broken” rents an [...] Read full article: London restaurateurs slam ‘token’ Eat Ou...→

David Beckham 'in talks with Netflix to make film about his life'

David Beckham 'in talks with Netflix to make film about his life'

David Beckham is reportedly in talks with streaming services to develop a film about his life. According to The Sun, the footballer was inspired by the Netflix [...] Read full article: David Beckham 'in talks with Netflix to ...→

The new Animal Crossing fish and sea creatures to catch this August

The new Animal Crossing fish and sea creatures to catch this August

Time to jump into the ocean and dust off those fishing rods, there are new critters to snag on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Alongside fishing, you'll also be [...] Read full article: The new Animal Crossing fish and sea cre...→

Oregon police share video of car flipping on its roof

Oregon police share video of car flipping on its roof

This is the moment a driver survived after her car crashed with another vehicle and flipped on its roof in Oregon. Police in Medford, Oregon urged drivers to w [...] Read full article: Oregon police share video of car flippin...→

Arsenal’s squad unity gives Arteta platform to build something special

Arsenal’s squad unity gives Arteta platform to build something special

Arsenal fans have got used to FA Cup triumphs filling them with a belief that the best is yet to come. Victory over Chelsea gave the club their fourth FA Cup s [...] Read full article: Arsenal’s squad unity gives Arteta platf...→

The gift Meghan gave Kate the first time they met

The gift Meghan gave Kate the first time they met

Meeting your in-laws for the first time is always a nerve wracking experience, but the Duchess of Sussex came prepared when she first met the Duchess of Cambri [...] Read full article: The gift Meghan gave Kate the first time...→

'Inseparable' lions put down together after years of companionship

'Inseparable' lions put down together after years of companionship

An inseparable pair of African lions have been put down together at Los Angeles Zoo after years of "loyal companionship". Hubert and Kalisa had lived at the LA [...] Read full article: 'Inseparable' lions put down together af...→

Here's every song that features in the Umbrella Academy S2 soundtrack

Here's every song that features in the Umbrella Academy S2 soundtrack

The Umbrella Academy is finally back for more, with the second series of the Netflix ambitious drama jammed full of more action and adventure straight from the [...] Read full article: Here's every song that features in the U...→

British woman spared death penalty over husband's knife killing

British woman spared death penalty over husband's knife killing

A British woman who stabbed her husband to death at their tropical island home was today spared a death penalty. Samantha Jones, 51, broke down when she was to [...] Read full article: British woman spared death penalty over ...→

Caitlyn Jenner praises ‘kind, loving’ Kanye West in GMB interview

Caitlyn Jenner praises ‘kind, loving’ Kanye West in GMB interview

Caitlyn Jenner has described son-in-law Kanye West as “the most kind, loving human being” amid worries over the rapper’s recent behaviour. Read full article: Caitlyn Jenner praises ‘kind, loving’ Ka...→

Police and CPS 'closed ranks' over Cummings case, ex-prosecutor says

Police and CPS 'closed ranks' over Cummings case, ex-prosecutor says

The police and the Crown Prosecution Service have ignored the "deep public concern" over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip to Durham, a former regional chief pro [...] Read full article: Police and CPS 'closed ranks' over Cummi...→

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share unseen picture of Prince Louis

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share unseen picture of Prince Louis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared an unseen photo of Prince Louis to thank those who sent messages on his 2nd birthday in April.  The picture, whic [...] Read full article: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share unse...→

Van Morrison confirmed as final headliner of Kew The Music 2021

Van Morrison confirmed as final headliner of Kew The Music 2021

Van Morrison has been confirmed as the final headliner at the rescheduled edition of Kew The Music. The concert series, which was set to run this summer, was f [...] Read full article: Van Morrison confirmed as final headline...→

All the new bugs to catch in Animal Crossing this month

All the new bugs to catch in Animal Crossing this month

If you're as obsessed as us with filling out your Critterpedia, you'll share the excitement a new month brings to Animal Crossing. With the arrival of August, [...] Read full article: All the new bugs to catch in Animal Cros...→

Best TV deals UK: cheap offers on TVs this August

Best TV deals UK: cheap offers on TVs this August

Over the last few months, we have all spent more time than ever in the comfort of our own homes, which may have made you question your current TV set up. As so [...] Read full article: Best TV deals UK: cheap offers on TVs th...→

Recovered virus patients urged to donate plasma in case of second wave

Recovered virus patients urged to donate plasma in case of second wave

An urgent appeal has been launched for recovered coronavirus patients to donate their blood plasma and provide an additional line of protection during a possib [...] Read full article: Recovered virus patients urged to donate...→

Does the Eat Out to Help Out scheme cover takeaways?

Does the Eat Out to Help Out scheme cover takeaways?

Brits can now get money off their bills when dining out as part of the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The initiative will run throughout August and g [...] Read full article: Does the Eat Out to Help Out scheme cove...→

Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer returns to role in new BBC series

Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer returns to role in new BBC series

Dani Harmer will reprise her most famous role as gobby Tracy Beaker in a brand new series. The 31-year-old, who first took the role as the feisty foster care c [...] Read full article: Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer returns to...→

TikTok 'to open London headquarters after Donald Trump row'

TikTok 'to open London headquarters after Donald Trump row'

TikTok owner ByteDance will move its headquarters to London from Beijing, accorrding to reports  ByteDance’s founders are to announce their intention to set up [...] Read full article: TikTok 'to open London headquarters afte...→

Nolan sisters reveal they're battling cancer together

Nolan sisters reveal they're battling cancer together

Linda and Anne Nolan have revealed that they are both battling cancer after being diagnosed days apart. The sisters, who made up part of Irish pop group The No [...] Read full article: Nolan sisters reveal they're battling ca...→

New 90-minute 'life saving' tests for Covid-19 and flu from next week

New 90-minute 'life saving' tests for Covid-19 and flu from next week

Tests for coronavirus and flu that can provide results in 90 minutes are to be rolled out across hospitals, care homes and laboratories from next week. Health [...] Read full article: New 90-minute 'life saving' tests for Co...→

Pulisic vows to be ‘back in no time’ after suffering hamstring injury

Pulisic vows to be ‘back in no time’ after suffering hamstring injury

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has vowed to be ‘back in no time’ after he was forced to come off during Saturday’s FA Cup Final with a hamstring injury. The US [...] Read full article: Pulisic vows to be ‘back in no time’ aft...→

Transfer Talk LIVE! Arsenal make Aubameyang offer, Leeds eye Bees duo

Transfer Talk LIVE! Arsenal make Aubameyang offer, Leeds eye Bees duo

Arsenal and Tottenham can now offer European football on offer for any of their targets, and that could prove invaluable over what is expected to be a difficul [...] Read full article: Transfer Talk LIVE! Arsenal make Aubamey...→

Ceballos plans to 'disconnect' before deciding Arsenal future

Ceballos plans to 'disconnect' before deciding Arsenal future

Dani Ceballos plans to "disconnect" before coming to a "clear" decision regarding his future after his year-long Arsenal loan came to an end.  The Gunners loan [...] Read full article: Ceballos plans to 'disconnect' before de...→

Fury as Lancashire nightclub reopens despite Government ban

Fury as Lancashire nightclub reopens despite Government ban

Locals in Lancashire have expressed their outrage after a nightclub became what is believed to be the first to reopen since lockdown began in the UK. Local aut [...] Read full article: Fury as Lancashire nightclub reopens des...→

Coronavirus cluster linked to Staffordshire pub after 19 test positive

Coronavirus cluster linked to Staffordshire pub after 19 test positive

Nineteen people have tested positive for coronavirus after an outbreak linked to a pub in Staffordshire. After an outbreak connected to the Crown & Anchor in S [...] Read full article: Coronavirus cluster linked to Staffordsh...→

Egypt tells Elon Musk the pyramids were not built by aliens

Egypt tells Elon Musk the pyramids were not built by aliens

Egypt invited Elon Musk to visit and see for himself that the pyramids were not built by aliens.  The SpaceX boss tweeted on Friday:" Aliens built the pyramids [...] Read full article: Egypt tells Elon Musk the pyramids were ...→

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 8, bringing the total to 46,201

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 8, bringing the total to 46,201

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by eight, according to Government figures.  The total number of people who have died in hospitals, care homes and the w [...] Read full article: UK coronavirus death toll rises by 8, br...→

​Rooney: Man City may never have better chance to win Champions League

​Rooney: Man City may never have better chance to win Champions League

Former England captain Wayne Rooney believes Manchester City may never have a better chance of winning the Champions League as Pep Guardiola's side prepare for [...] Read full article: ​Rooney: Man City may never have better ...→

Man in his 40s dies after being pulled from the sea in Cornwall

Man in his 40s dies after being pulled from the sea in Cornwall

A man in his forties has died after being pulled from the sea near a beach in west Cornwall. Devon and Cornwall Police said they were contacted by the coastgua [...] Read full article: Man in his 40s dies after being pulled f...→

Police shut down illegal house party in north London

Police shut down illegal house party in north London

More than 160 revellers descended on a north London street for an illegal "Airbnb party". Families were kept awake until 3am as crowds of young people attended [...] Read full article: Police shut down illegal house party in ...→

Ex-Tory minister facing rape allegations will not be suspended - party

Ex-Tory minister facing rape allegations will not be suspended - party

A former Tory minister arrested on allegations of rape will not be suspended from party while police investigate. "These are serious allegations and it is righ [...] Read full article: Ex-Tory minister facing rape allegations...→

Minister: Parliament must be 'safe' for young women after rape claim

Minister: Parliament must be 'safe' for young women after rape claim

The Housing Secretary said that Parliament “needs to be” a safe space for young women to work after a former Tory minister was accused of rape by a former aide [...] Read full article: Minister: Parliament must be 'safe' for ...→

Transfer news LIVE: Gabriel Magalhaes to Man United, Havertz to Chelsea latest, Aubameyang Arsenal update

Transfer news LIVE: Gabriel Magalhaes to Man United, Havertz to Chelsea latest, Aubameyang Arsenal update

Arsenal and Tottenham will have European football on offer for any of their targets, and that could prove invaluable over what is expected to be a difficult su [...] Read full article: Transfer news LIVE: Gabriel Magalhaes to...→

Crew Dragon astronauts on their way back to Earth

Crew Dragon astronauts on their way back to Earth

Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way back to Earth after the SpaceX’s astronaut carrier the Crew Dragon successfully undocked from the [...] Read full article: Crew Dragon astronauts on their way back...→

M25 could be 'border point' under London lockdown plans

M25 could be 'border point' under London lockdown plans

Downing Street is reportedly considering restricting travel beyond the M25 and telling millions of over-fifties to stay at home under “nuclear plans” to avoid [...] Read full article: M25 could be 'border point' under London...→

PM 'orders work to avoid second lockdown' as cases surge - LIVE

PM 'orders work to avoid second lockdown' as cases surge - LIVE

Millions of people aged between 50 and 70 could be told to stay at home as the Government scrambles to avoid a second national lockdown, according to reports. [...] Read full article: PM 'orders work to avoid second lockdown...→

Transfer Talk LIVE! Schmeichel to Man Utd, Havertz, Deeney to Spurs

Transfer Talk LIVE! Schmeichel to Man Utd, Havertz, Deeney to Spurs

Arsenal and Tottenham will have European football on offer for any of their targets, and that could prove invaluable over what is exected to be a difficult sum [...] Read full article: Transfer Talk LIVE! Schmeichel to Man Ut...→

Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth by mutual consent after relegation

Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth by mutual consent after relegation

Eddie Howe's long second stint in charge at Bournemouth is over after he left the club by mutual consent. The decision comes just six days after the Cherries w [...] Read full article: Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth by mutual ...→

Chelsea denied key stepping stone in Lampard rebuild on day to forget

Chelsea denied key stepping stone in Lampard rebuild on day to forget

It felt like everything that could wrong, did go wrong for Frank Lampard on what was a nightmare afternoon for Chelsea at Wembley. After taking an early lead t [...] Read full article: Chelsea denied key stepping stone in Lam...→

SpaceX astronauts prepare return to Earth with rare splashdown

SpaceX astronauts prepare return to Earth with rare splashdown

Two Nasa astronauts face the final and most important part of their SpaceX test flight as they prepare to return to Earth with a rare splashdown - a method of [...] Read full article: SpaceX astronauts prepare return to Eart...→

Tory lead slumps despite public backing Spain quarantine rule - poll

Tory lead slumps despite public backing Spain quarantine rule - poll

The Tories continue to see a slump in popularity despite the public backing the Government's quick-fire decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on Spain, [...] Read full article: Tory lead slumps despite public backing ...→

Labour MP embroiled in transphobia row after cervical cancer tweet

Labour MP embroiled in transphobia row after cervical cancer tweet

Labour MP Rosie Duffield has become embroiled in a transphobia row sparked by a tweet about cervical cancer. The controversy erupted after the Canterbury MP co [...] Read full article: Labour MP embroiled in transphobia row a...→

Two teens arrested over racist hit-and-run attack on NHS worker

Two teens arrested over racist hit-and-run attack on NHS worker

Two 18-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over a racially aggravated hit-and-run attack on an NHS worker in Bristol on July 22, A [...] Read full article: Two teens arrested over racist hit-and-r...→

Crowds protest against National Theatre and Southbank Centre job cuts

Crowds protest against National Theatre and Southbank Centre job cuts

Actress Vanessa Redgrave joined protests against job cuts at the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre, calling the plans "absolute madness". The UK’s larg [...] Read full article: Crowds protest against National Theatre ...→

UK coronavirus death toll in hospitals rises by 6

UK coronavirus death toll in hospitals rises by 6

The number of people who have died in UK hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus has risen by six.  NHS England said a further four people have died i [...] Read full article: UK coronavirus death toll in hospitals r...→

Bear? Next table, please: Restaurant uses toys for social distancing

Bear? Next table, please: Restaurant uses toys for social distancing

A restaurant in south London has engaged the services of 12 large toy bears to help enforce social distancing measures for diners. Moroccan eatery Tagine, whic [...] Read full article: Bear? Next table, please: Restaurant use...→

Thousands of demonstrators march on Berlin to protest virus measures

Thousands of demonstrators march on Berlin to protest virus measures

Thousands took to the streets of Berlin in protest against measures imposed in Germany to stem the coronavirus pandemic Around 15,000 people marched around the [...] Read full article: Thousands of demonstrators march on Berl...→

Five men shot in London on summer night of bloodshed

Five men shot in London on summer night of bloodshed

Five men were shot in the space of seven hours as London was rocked by another night of bloodshed. The latest violence saw gun attacks in Hackney, Brixton and [...] Read full article: Five men shot in London on summer night ...→

Thank U NHS Spitfire soars over south east in hospital flypast tribute

Thank U NHS Spitfire soars over south east in hospital flypast tribute

A Spitfire fighter plane emblazoned with the names of thousands of key workers soared above hospitals in the south east today in a flypast tribute to the NHS. [...] Read full article: Thank U NHS Spitfire soars over south ea...→

In Pictures: Liverpool’s first Nike kit unveiled

In Pictures: Liverpool’s first Nike kit unveiled

Liverpool have unveiled their new-look Nike kit ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign. The strip marks the first in their partnership, with Liverpool si [...] Read full article: In Pictures: Liverpool’s first Nike kit ...→

McDonald's restaurant forced to close as outbreak hits staff members

McDonald's restaurant forced to close as outbreak hits staff members

A McDonald's restaurant in Stockport has reportedly been forced to close after five of its staff members tested positive for coronavirus. The branch on Welling [...] Read full article: McDonald's restaurant forced to close as...→

Spain’s former king leaves country amid corruption allegations

Spain’s former king leaves country amid corruption allegations

Spain's former king Juan Carlos has said he is leaving the country amid corruption allegations.  The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from J [...] Read full article: Spain’s former king leaves country amid ...→

New findings about water raises hope of life on Mars

New findings about water raises hope of life on Mars

A new paper raises the possibility of life on Mars as researchers claim the Red Planet was once covered in ice sheets like Earth. The paper, published in the s [...] Read full article: New findings about water raises hope of ...→

Meet the cast of The Deceived, from Paul Mescal to Emily Reid

Meet the cast of The Deceived, from Paul Mescal to Emily Reid

Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee is back with a very different sort of show – a dark, twisted thriller, co-written with husband Tobias Beer. Channel 5’s The Decei [...] Read full article: Meet the cast of The Deceived, from Paul...→

Man United in talks over £70m Sancho transfer plus £45m in add-ons

Man United in talks over £70m Sancho transfer plus £45m in add-ons

Manchester United are trying to strike a compromise deal for Jadon Sancho, which would see them pay in instalments for the England international. Old Trafford’ [...] Read full article: Man United in talks over £70m Sancho tra...→

UK could partly lift quarantine today, Spanish minister claims

UK could partly lift quarantine today, Spanish minister claims

The UK could drop coronavirus quarantine requirements for Brits returning from the Canary and Balearic islands today, a Spanish government minister has claimed [...] Read full article: UK could partly lift quarantine today, S...→

Stevie Parle launching pop-up al fresco restaurant for the summer

Stevie Parle launching pop-up al fresco restaurant for the summer

Chef Stevie Parle is set to put some of the summer's disruption behind him as he launches a new pop-up restaurant on the site of his first project, the famed D [...] Read full article: Stevie Parle launching pop-up al fresco ...→

First look at John Boyega in Steve McQueen series Small Axe

First look at John Boyega in Steve McQueen series Small Axe

John Boyega is set to take the role of real-life Metropolitan Police officer and anti-racism reformer Leroy Logan in Steve McQueen’s upcoming anthology series [...] Read full article: First look at John Boyega in Steve McQue...→

Heat warning issued as temperatures set to soar to 36C at weekend

Heat warning issued as temperatures set to soar to 36C at weekend

The Met Office has issued a heat warning as parts of the UK are set for a scorching weekend. The Level 2 heat alert for south east England is in place from 12p [...] Read full article: Heat warning issued as temperatures set ...→

Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO's Dragon Week

Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO's Dragon Week

Pokémon GO is riding a high after a massively successful Fest this year, and the events are still rolling. Throughout August, there will be weeks of ultra unlo [...] Read full article: Everything you need to know about Pokémo...→

'Hero' father died ‘while saving his children’s lives’ in Barmouth sea

'Hero' father died ‘while saving his children’s lives’ in Barmouth sea

Tributes have been paid to a father-of-seven who died while "saving his kids' lives" after they got into difficulty off the coast of north Wales. Jonathan Stev [...] Read full article: 'Hero' father died ‘while saving his chi...→

Death toll in UK hospitals up by five in lowest rise since lockdown

Death toll in UK hospitals up by five in lowest rise since lockdown

The coronavirus death toll in UK hospitals has risen by five – the lowest daily increase since lockdown began in March. All five deaths were recorded in Englan [...] Read full article: Death toll in UK hospitals up by five in...→

Fortnite map reveals Aquaman's Atlantis, Coral Castle

Fortnite map reveals Aquaman's Atlantis, Coral Castle

The hidden underwater city of Atlantis is no longer very hidden in Fortnite – but it's called Coral Castle. Ever since Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 3 began last [...] Read full article: Fortnite map reveals Aquaman's Atlantis,...→

Why does Trump want to ban TikTok in the US?

Why does Trump want to ban TikTok in the US?

US President Donald Trump has threatened to ban TikTok from the United States, warning the app poses a threat to national security because of its ties to China [...] Read full article: Why does Trump want to ban TikTok in the...→

Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton to depart SAS: Who Dares Wins

Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton to depart SAS: Who Dares Wins

Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton are both exiting Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins. The show, which pushes recruits to their mental and physical limits in a series [...] Read full article: Ollie Ollerton and Jay Morton to depart ...→

'Murder victim' found alive in woodland five years after going missing

A man who police feared had been murdered has been found alive in woodland, five years after he went missing. Police launched a murder investigation in Novembe [...] Read full article: 'Murder victim' found alive in woodland ...→

Danny Rose: I get stopped by police regularly

Danny Rose: I get stopped by police regularly

Danny Rose has revealed the problems he faces with racism, detailing how being stopped by police is a “regular occurrence”. The England left-back, who is on lo [...] Read full article: Danny Rose: I get stopped by police regu...→

Tuppence Middleton: Long lockdown guilt-tripped me into writing more

Tuppence Middleton: Long lockdown guilt-tripped me into writing more

Tuppence Middleton says she wants to do more writing and directing after lockdown “forced” her to think about her future. The War And Peace star said being stu [...] Read full article: Tuppence Middleton: Long lockdown guilt-...→

Strictly’s loving Covid couple-bubbles will be the perfect antidote

Strictly’s loving Covid couple-bubbles will be the perfect antidote

A TV executive’s ultimate fantasy is coming up with an original idea. In the inventive mind of many of these corporate suits, this involves mashing up two exis [...] Read full article: Strictly’s loving Covid couple-bubbles w...→

Love Island's Jack Fincham shuts down engagement rumours

Love Island's Jack Fincham shuts down engagement rumours

Calm down everyone, Jack Fincham isn’t engaged after all. The 29-year-old stunned his 2.1 million Instagram followers yesterday when he uploaded a snap of hims [...] Read full article: Love Island's Jack Fincham shuts down en...→

GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions' with EU over Covid-19 vaccine

GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions' with EU over Covid-19 vaccine

Drugs giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi today neared the completed a trio of key agreements to supply their Covid-19 vaccine, amid discussions with the EU.  Th [...] Read full article: GSK and Sanofi in 'advanced discussions'...→

Eat Out to Help Out sees restaurant bookings soar for 'Sunak Suppers'

Eat Out to Help Out sees restaurant bookings soar for 'Sunak Suppers'

Restaurants across London were today enjoying their strongest bookings since lockdown as diners rush to cash in on Rishi Sunak’s offer to cut bills by half. Fr [...] Read full article: Eat Out to Help Out sees restaurant book...→

David Beckham 'in talks with Netflix to make film about his life'

David Beckham 'in talks with Netflix to make film about his life'

David Beckham is reportedly in talks with streaming services to develop a film about his life. According to The Sun, the footballer was inspired by the Netflix [...] Read full article: David Beckham 'in talks with Netflix to ...→

DW Sports falls into administration leaving 1,700 staff without jobs

DW Sports falls into administration leaving 1,700 staff without jobs

Sports retailer and gym group DW Sports has said it is to tumble into administration, with 1,700 employees at risk. The company is expected to appoint insolven [...] Read full article: DW Sports falls into administration leav...→

'Critical time' for London's virus fight as cases edge up

'Critical time' for London's virus fight as cases edge up

London is at a “critical time” in fighting Covid-19, a world health chief warned today as figures showed the number of new cases edging up in two thirds of bor [...] Read full article: 'Critical time' for London's virus fight...→

Brits make most of Eat Out to Help Out scheme with bargain breakfasts

Brits make most of Eat Out to Help Out scheme with bargain breakfasts

Britons are already making the most out of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Eat Out to Help Out scheme by scoring bargain breakfasts at McDonald's, Wetherspoons and Co [...] Read full article: Brits make most of Eat Out to Help Out s...→

Andrew Lloyd Webber gets claws out for 'ridiculous' Cats film

Andrew Lloyd Webber gets claws out for 'ridiculous' Cats film

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the latest star to distance himself from the critically maligned movie adaptation of Cats, describing the film as “ridiculous.” The big [...] Read full article: Andrew Lloyd Webber gets claws out for '...→

Oregon police share video of car flipping on its roof

Oregon police share video of car flipping on its roof

This is the moment a driver survived after her car crashed with another vehicle and flipped on its roof in Oregon. Police in Medford, Oregon urged drivers to w [...] Read full article: Oregon police share video of car flippin...→

Third arrest after NHS worker mowed down in racist hit-and-run

Third arrest after NHS worker mowed down in racist hit-and-run

Police have arrested a third man on suspicion of attempted murder after an NHS worker suffered serious injuries in a racially aggravated attack. The 21-year-ol [...] Read full article: Third arrest after NHS worker mowed down...→

Vegan company Meatless Farm launches provocative 'M*** F***' campaign

Vegan company Meatless Farm launches provocative 'M*** F***' campaign

A vegan company's "light-hearted" advertising campaign has ruffled some feathers with its suggestion of offensive language. The £1.5 million campaign, launched [...] Read full article: Vegan company Meatless Farm launches pro...→

The gift Meghan gave Kate the first time they met

The gift Meghan gave Kate the first time they met

Meeting your in-laws for the first time is always a nerve wracking experience, but the Duchess of Sussex came prepared when she first met the Duchess of Cambri [...] Read full article: The gift Meghan gave Kate the first time...→

So much love: Nolans receive supportive messages after cancer news

So much love: Nolans receive supportive messages after cancer news

A number of famous faces have shared messages of support for Anne and Linda Nolan following the revelation that they have both been diagnosed with cancer.  In [...] Read full article: So much love: Nolans receive supportive ...→

Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSBC

Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSBC

HSBC is in a fix, and the way out is far from obvious. The giant bank’s great size is supposed to operate as a hedge. When things are bad in the US, they will [...] Read full article: Comment: No safety in big numbers at HSB...→

Here's every song that features in the Umbrella Academy S2 soundtrack

Here's every song that features in the Umbrella Academy S2 soundtrack

The Umbrella Academy is finally back for more, with the second series of the Netflix ambitious drama jammed full of more action and adventure straight from the [...] Read full article: Here's every song that features in the U...→

London youth clubs that lift prospects of thousands face closure

London youth clubs that lift prospects of thousands face closure

A third of London youth clubs say they face closure due to the financial pressures of lockdown. London Youth said nearly half of 550 groups had furloughed staf [...] Read full article: London youth clubs that lift prospects o...→

Two men arrested after brawl breaks out on plane 'over face masks'

A fight broke out on a plane to Ibiza after two "unruly" passengers reportedly refused to wear face masks. Video footage on board a KLM flight from Amsterdam t [...] Read full article: Two men arrested after brawl breaks out ...→

Caitlyn Jenner praises ‘kind, loving’ Kanye West in GMB interview

Caitlyn Jenner praises ‘kind, loving’ Kanye West in GMB interview

Caitlyn Jenner has described son-in-law Kanye West as “the most kind, loving human being” amid worries over the rapper’s recent behaviour. Read full article: Caitlyn Jenner praises ‘kind, loving’ Ka...→

Aristocrat and interior designer in court battle over £11.5m refurb

Aristocrat and interior designer in court battle over £11.5m refurb

An aristocrat is locked in a High Court battle with an interior designer over claims the refurbishment of his £11.5 million home was mismanaged. Lord James Rus [...] Read full article: Aristocrat and interior designer in cour...→

Diners get half price meals as eat out scheme launched

Diners get half price meals as eat out scheme launched

Pubs, restaurants and cafes will offer half-price mid-week meals from today under the government's new "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme. The discount drive, launch [...] Read full article: Diners get half price meals as eat out s...→

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share unseen picture of Prince Louis

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share unseen picture of Prince Louis

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared an unseen photo of Prince Louis to thank those who sent messages on his 2nd birthday in April.  The picture, whic [...] Read full article: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share unse...→