Sunday, April 4, 2021



UK Covid live news: Brazil variant may make foreign summer holidays impossible, ministers warned | Politics

Good morning. As my colleague Linda Geddes reports in our overnight story, the discovery of six cases of the highly transmissible Brazilian coronavirus variant in the UK - three in England, and three in Scotland - has revived concerns that the border controls imposed by the UK government are not tough enough. Her story is here. Yvette Cooper, the Labour chair of the home affairs committee, was on the Today programme this morning saying that ministers have repeatedly been told that the measures currently in place in England may be...

Coronavirus live news: vaccine acceptance rising in UK, US and France; South Africa eases restrictions | World news

SII, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is producing the AstraZeneca vaccine, developed with Oxford University, for dozens of poor and middle-income countries. The precise reason for the audit of SII’s manufacturing processes and facilities was not clear, but a green light would mean the drug could be exported to the European Union, the source said, declining to be identified because the review is confidential. The EU and Britain are mainly supplied by local facilities, but production problems have cut deliveries by the British-Swedish drugmaker to the EU, forcing it to...

Golden Globes 2021: Nomadland and The Crown win big – live | Film

4.58am GMT04:58 Benjamin Lee So without a red carpet, it was a bit harder to assemble one of these but we did it! Plenty of awkwardly framed at-home video screengrabs here for you: 4.52am GMT04:52 Benjamin Lee One of the big winners of the night was Chadwick Boseman, whose work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will go down as another pitch perfect performanace in a career cut tragically short last year. The first black posthumous winner of a Golden Globe is remembered here by those he worked with: 4.42am GMT04:42...

Australia news live: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be tested ahead of rollout next week | Australia news

An utterly compelling court hearing will start in Hobart this morning: the final appeal of Sue Neill-Fraser, who was convicted of murdering her husband Bob Chappell onboard the couple’s yacht in 2009. There’s a lot to unpack but basically Neill-Fraser was convicted entirely on circumstantial evidence, Chappell’s body has never been found, and much of the appeal is set to focus on why DNA from a troubled teenager was on the yacht. It is also a test of right to appeal laws, which have been implemented in some states to...

Sheffield United v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the 7.15pm GMT kick-offSign up for the Fiver | Follow all Sunday’s goals hereAnd you can email Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 7.55pm GMT 39 min: Wijnaldum hammers a shot goalwards and Ramsdale saves! The ball breaks to Firmino, who has a good opportunity to score albeit from an angle, but he tries to square it for Mane instead and Sheffield United intercept and clear. 7.52pm GMT 36 min: Whoops! A hopeful ball is hooked into the Liverpool area from the left. McBurnie tries to run on to...
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