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UK-Australia trade deal to include 15-year cap on tariff-free imports

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

The UK has agreed the outline of a trade deal with Australia, Downing Street has said, with a 15-year cap on tariff-free imports in place following concerns from UK fa


Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies offer full Covid cover, says Which?

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Less than 1% of UK travel insurance policies provide people with full comprehensive cover for Covid-related disruption, research by Which? has found. The consumer bo


Rich countries urged to come up with detailed plans to cut emissions

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Rich countries must come forward with detailed plans on how they hope to meet their climate targets, and Boris Johnson must forge much closer relationships with develo


Wimbledon finals to allow full crowd capacity with 45,000 at Euro 2020 final

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

The final weekend of Wimbledon will be played on Centre Court in front of a capacity crowd – the first at a sporting event since the UK went into lockdown as the Covid


Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal?

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

D espite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding


Losing our thunder: why the UK is seeing fewer thunderstorms

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

T oday is the day when Benjamin Franklin supposedly flew a kite in a thunderstorm, to prove that lightning was electricity. We have learned a lot


‘The Silicon Valley of turf’: how the UK’s pursuit of the perfect pitch changed football

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

I t was a big moment for English football talent when Real Madrid poached Paul Burgess from Arsenal in 2009. After starting his career at Blackpoo


UK-Australia post-Brexit trade deal agreed in broad terms

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Details of a trade deal between the UK and Australia will be announced on Tuesday morning, the Guardian understands. A Department for International Trade spokesperso


British nationals in France face losing rights if they miss residency deadline

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Campaigners have warned that tens of thousands of British nationals living in France and three other countries risk losing their rights to local healthcare, residency


A bird costs less than a pint: welcome to Britain’s poultry capital

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

G rowing up on the family farm in rural Herefordshire, Richard Corbett’s fondest memories are of tinkering in his father’s workshop. “I alwa


He’s back … yet again: why death in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is overrated

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

R emember the infamous trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in which ghostly Luke muttered those not-so immortal words: “No one’s ever


UK aid cuts to Bangladesh NGO a ‘gut punch’, says charity head

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

The UK government’s funding cuts to the world’s largest international non-governmental organisation are a “gut punch” after a successful 10-year £450m partner


Mo Farah given lifeline for Tokyo Olympics after special race added

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Mo Farah has been given a last-ditch chance to reach the Tokyo Olympics in a hastily arranged invitational 10,000m race at the British Athletics’ Championships in Manc


It’s fruitless to debate the culture-war confections of the rightwing press

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

E arlier this month, MailOnline brought us another dispatch from the colonised towns of the UK. Muslims, we were told, had turned several towns in


Polo G: ‘Death and depression made me lean towards music. It became therapeutic’

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

“E very day a battle, I’m exhausted and I’m weary / Make sure I smile in public, when alone, my eyes teary / I fought through it all, but th


UK health inequalities made worse by Covid crisis, study suggests

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

The coronavirus crisis has disrupted routine healthcare disproportionately across society with women, older people and minority ethnic groups most likely to report can


UK ministers may face five-year lobbying ban after leaving office

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Ministers could be banned from lobbying for up to five years after leaving office and also face possible penalties if they break the rules, the anti-corruption watchdo


Ransomware is biggest online threat to people in UK, spy agency chief to warn

Posted on Jun 14, 2021

Ransomware represents the biggest threat to online security for most people and businesses in the UK, the head of GCHQ’s cybersecurity arm is to warn. Lindy Cameron,


Dumfries heads Netherlands to 3-2 win and denies Ukraine’s dream comeback

Posted on Jun 13, 2021

Denzel Dumfries’s 85th-minute header ruined Ukraine’s comeback and gave the Netherlands the perfect start to their 10th European Championship challenge, with victo


‘Our kids need daylight’: families fight the towers leaving UK homes in shadow

Posted on Jun 13, 2021

Mohamed Hussein pushes his bedroom curtain aside and points at the large brick building on the other side of the road. “That will be where the towers are – 26 stor


UK airport passenger numbers drop 75% to 74m in 2020

Posted on Jun 13, 2021

The number of passengers travelling through UK airports fell by 223 million last year, an annual decline of 75%, as governments imposed travel bans and restrictions be


Dominic Raab accuses EU leaders of ‘offensive’ attitude to Northern Ireland

Posted on Jun 13, 2021

The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has attacked EU leaders for making the “offensive” suggestion that Northern Ireland is not a proper part of the UK, as tens


G7 partners’ trip to theatre backfires after minister’s gaffe

Posted on Jun 13, 2021

A visit to a beautiful open-air clifftop theatre in Cornwall by partners of the G7 leaders ended in embarrassment for the UK government after the culture secretary wro


No lights, no camera: UK TV producers face equipment shortage

Posted on Jun 13, 2021

Britain’s high-end film and television producers are facing a shortage of cameras and other key equipment as the industry struggles to keep up with unprecedented deman