6:24 AM ET Rafael Nadal said on Monday he had tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Spain after making his comeback from injury in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition event in Abu Dhabi last week. The 20-time Grand Slam champion said he was having some “unpleasant moments” but was hoping to feel better
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Additional funding to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland has been doubled – after the health secretary refused to rule out a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown. The devolved administrations can now spend an additional £860m, the Treasury said, after extra measures and guidance to tackle Omicron were announced by the first ministers
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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will take on Lord Frost’s Brexit responsibilities following his resignation, Downing Street has said. Ms Truss, 46, will become “lead negotiator with the EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol”, Number 10 said in a statement. She will have “ministerial responsibility for the UK’s relationship with the European Union with immediate effect”.
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Shipping times for just about everything have been stretched to new limits thanks to pandemic related supply chain constraints. While nearly every industry has been affected in some way, electric bicycles and other forms of personal mobility have been uniquely impacted. The pandemic has affected the e-bike industry in a myriad of ways. Commuters have
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Tidal turbine from Nova Innovation onshore prior to installation. Nova Innovation Britain’s emerging tidal power sector took a number of steps forward this week, with companies and projects announcing new developments in their plans to roll out projects and technology. On Thursday, Scottish firm Nova Innovation said it had secured 2.5 million euros ($2.83 million)
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Conservative MP Jamie Wallis has admitted he was involved in an “accident” and is “assisting police with their inquiries”. It comes after South Wales Police confirmed officers were called to an incident in which a car collided with a lamppost at Church Road in Llanblethian, Vale of Glamorgan, on Sunday 28 November shortly after 01:10
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Sajid Javid has not ruled out plans for a two-week circuit breaker after Christmas, as he accused those unwilling to have the vaccine of having a “damaging impact” on society. When pushed on reports that ministers are drawing up plans to introduce more restrictions after Christmas, the health secretary told Sky News’ Trevor Phillips on
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A mother and her partner have been found guilty over the death of 16-month-old Star Hobson who was repeatedly assaulted. The toddler died in September last year from “utterly catastrophic” injuries including a fractured skull and leg. The 16-month-old girl’s mother Frankie Smith, denied murder, alongside her partner, Savannah Brockhill. WARNING: This report contains distressing
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