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US to relax travel rules for vaccinated passengers from UK and EU

Vaccinated passengers will be able to enter the US from the UK and EU from November, ending almost two years of coronavirus travel restrictions.

'I just want to hold them': Dad's tribute after his two children, their mother and friend 'on a sleepover' are killed

A "broken" father of two children who were found dead over the weekend has paid tribute to his "TikTok queen" and "beautiful boy".

England cricket matches in Pakistan called off following security concerns

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has cancelled a warm-up tour in Pakistan for England's men's and women's teams following last week's security concerns expressed by New Zealand.

Why gas prices have soared and left UK facing prospect of food shortages

The price of gas has rocketed in recent weeks, putting several energy suppliers out of business and prompting warnings of food shortages in UK supermarkets.

'No question of lights going out this winter': Business secretary declares as gas prices soar

There is "absolutely no question of the lights going out this winter" and the energy price cap will remain in place despite escalating gas prices, the business secretary has said.

UK records 36,100 new COVID cases and 49 more deaths - with 7,847 patients in hospital

The UK has recorded 49 more coronavirus-related deaths and 36,100 new cases in the latest 24-hour period, with the number of COVID patients in hospital now at 7,847.

'I was pretty nervous at first': COVID jabs rollout reaches 12 to 15-year-olds

Children aged between 12 and 15 have started receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Princess Beatrice 'so delighted' after giving birth to a daughter

Princess Beatrice has said she is "so delighted" after giving birth to a girl on Saturday.

No 10 dismisses ‘alarmist’ warnings of lights going out amid energy crisis talks

Business secretary says energy price cap to protect consumers from sharp rises in bills ‘will remain in place’No 10 has brushed off the idea that there could be a winter of discontent with energy and food shortages over Christmas, saying the UK is “highly resilient”.With the government locked in talks…

Tributes paid after deaths of woman and three children in Derbyshire

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Derbyshire police were called to property in KillamarshTributes have been paid to three children and a woman who are suspected to have been killed at a house near Sheffield at the weekend.A man, 31, was arrested on suspicion of murder after Derbyshire police…

US to lift Covid travel ban for vaccinated passengers from UK and most of EU

US will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions starting in November, which will also affect travellers from China, Brazil, South Africa and IndiaThe US will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers from the UK and most European Union (EU) countries to travel into the country from early November, the…

China’s ugliest buildings: contest to celebrate unsightly architecture begins

This year’s contenders include a violin-shaped church and a ‘welcome to hell’ glass bridge joining two mountainsAn infamous “hall of shame” listing of China’s top 10 “ugliest” buildings has kicked off with 87 bizarre designs in the running, including a violin-shaped church and an Inner Mongolia hotel in the form…

Johnson’s claim Dutch PM offered to mediate in Brexit row not true, say sources

Insiders reject inference of division among EU members on Northern Ireland issueAll the latest political news – liveBoris Johnson has walked into a diplomatic row with one of the UK’s closest allies after claiming the prime minister of the Netherlands had been seeking to “mediate” between Brussels and London over…

‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires

Region’s leaders make joint declaration vowing to step up efforts to address extreme weatherWith the catastrophic effects of this summer’s unprecedented wildfires still being counted, leaders from around the Mediterranean – the European region most at risk from climate breakdown – have vowed to intensify their efforts to tackle the…

UK staff to gain right to request flexible working from day one

Plan to make employers respond more quickly to requests and explain reasons for refusals under proposalsEmployees will have the right to request flexible working from the moment they start a job, with companies obliged to explain their reasons if it is then refused, the government will propose in a consultation…

Grimsby doctor who nearly killed partner in ‘exorcism’ rituals jailed

Dr Hossam Metwally injected girlfriend with anaesthetic drugs in belief she was possessed by spiritsAn anaesthetist has been given a 14-and-a-half year jail sentence for injecting his partner with drugs during a series of exorcism ceremonies that left her close to death.Dr Hossam Metwally, 61, made dozens of recordings of…

England pull out of next month’s men’s and women’s cricket tours of Pakistan

ECB calls off planned first tours to Pakistan since 2005Follows New Zealand’s withdrawal due to security fearsEngland have called off next month’s men’s and women’s tours of Pakistan after New Zealand abandoned their visit over security concerns on Friday. The England and Wales Cricket Board spent the weekend deliberating and…

Rory McIlroy: ‘It’s becoming tougher to win the Ryder Cup on the road’

The Northern Irishman expects a partisan home crowd with Europe’s lack of fans in Wisconsin increasing the scale of their taskWhen Rory McIlroy used a devilish pre-Masters poser about voting rights to brand the United States “the best country in the world” it was easy to sense another blow to…

The Spin |  County Championship finale: who will prevail in four-way title fight?

David Gower is pulling for his old club Hampshire as they look to pip Lancs, Warks and Notts in the final set of matchesDavid Gower was at Scarborough this month, when Yorkshire thrashed Somerset to end, yet again, their hopes of winning the County Championship. He was giving an after-dinner…

Tributes to Jimmy Greaves. Plus Chelsea, Spurs and penalties – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Fadugba and Barney Ronay pay tribute to the late Jimmy Greaves and round up the weekend actionRate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.We start the podcast by paying tribute to Jimmy…

Talking Horses: Cheltenham reception will be acid test for Elliott

The warmth, or otherwise, of the response after his next Festival winner will be a key moment for disgraced trainerAs one of the biggest names in jumping officially departed the stage last week, two more returned to action as a National Hunt campaign that officially started in May slowly works…

James Rodríguez in Qatar for possible move away from Everton

Colombian has not played in Premier League this seasonRodríguez out of favour with new manager Rafael BenítezJames Rodríguez has travelled to Qatar for talks over a possible move from Everton 12 months after his arrival from Real Madrid.The Colombia international’s future at Goodison Park has been uncertain since Carlo Ancelotti…

Pressure for change is building to protect cricketers from burnout | Ebony Rainford-Brent

A crowded calendar is causing injuries and a player like Jos Buttler could miss matches because of his young familyCricket has become a sport that never stops, but though the Indian Premier League restarts this weekend and the bandwagon keeps rolling we have also reached the end of the British…

It’s way too early to condemn the Jets’ Zach Wilson era but ...

The rookie may turn out to be an all-time great. But he was terrible on Sunday and his team have a long history of ruining young quarterbacksThe beauty of the NFL is rooted in outrageous displays of skill and jaw-dropping plays. Then there’s the New York Jets, who offer none…

Living the stream: glamping in an American Airstream trailer … in Somerset

We check out a lovingly restored classic caravan on a quiet farm – but they can also be taken out on the road or to a festival“They changed my life,” says Nick Monckton, surveying his restored Airstream trailers proudly.There’s no doubt the vintage caravans look superb in the Somerset landscape,…

Ten of Britain’s best clifftop hotels

Spectacular rooms with seaside views close to homeYear after year, people return to the Dru, perched on a spectacular cliff’s edge with stunning views overlooking St Brides Bay. Enjoy the dramatic sunsets over the Atlantic from one of the roof rooms or the garden. Take the winding path down to…

10 of Mediterranean Turkey’s best boutique hotels

With Turkey now on the amber list, our pick of characterful properties – from beach getaways to hillside retreats – offers ideas for low-key holidaysPrices quoted are for the first week of October 2021 Continue reading...

Half-term holiday bookings jump 200% after England travel rules change

Thomas Cook says it expects a busy weekend for bookings as people take advantage of simplified travel rulesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHalf-term holiday bookings have jumped by 200% compared with August since the government announced a relaxation of travel rules in England, the travel firm Thomas Cook…

10 of the best restaurants, delis and takeaways in York

As the city’s food and drink festival begins, here’s where to enjoy the delicious global fare that sums up York’s vibrant, independent spiritA rare purveyor of relaxed good vibes and seriously on-point cooking, chef Neil Bentinck has created a buzzy restaurant that’s unusually broad in its appeal. Food nerds can…

Ski trains to resume between London and the French Alps

Service starting in December will be a charter train only available to those booking holidays through one French operatorWith more Eurostar trains now running again on routes from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, travellers have been awaiting news of ski trains to the French Alps and the reinstatement of…

Dorset with a hint of Finland: sustainable tourism on a weekend break

An eco housing development built on disused quarries offers visitors the chance to explore woods and heath, and enjoy lake activities“Adders … Keep to the path.”Now there’s a sign to grab attention on a carefree saunter in the Dorset countryside. I study the winding pine needle-strewn trail and mossy rocks…

A new start after 60: ‘I pitied women who travelled alone – then I tried it and found true joy’

As a child, Charlotte Simpson and her family were excluded from many hotels in the deep south. Now she has visited more than 80 countriesThe Christmas after her husband died, Charlotte Simpson went on holiday with her daughter. In their tour group to Morocco were two women who travelled alone.…

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Poll: Do You Want Even More PS5 Marvel Games from Sony?

Superhero domination.In the space of just a few years, Sony has managed to make its PlayStation consoles the destination for titles based on Marvel properties. Sure, Marvel's Avengers and the upcoming Marvel's Midnight Suns and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy are all multi-platform, but if you want to play everything…

Swery's Bizarre New Game The Good Life Hits PS4 Next Month

Photography, cats, and dogs.Stop us if you've heard this one before: a game where you take up the role of a photographer, but also possess the ability to transform into a cat and a dog. We doubt any of you butted in during that sentence because The Good Life is…

Guide: Best PS5 Single Player Story Games

The best solo campaigns on PS5.What are the Best PS5 Single Player Story Games? No matter whether they're exclusive or multi-platform titles, Sony is known for delivering fantastic single player experiences on its systems. The PS5 is shaping up no differently with a handful of great titles already on offer…

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Grabs Physical Version in November

Priced at $49.99.Kena: Bridge of Spirits releases digitally for PlayStation 5 and PS4 tomorrow, but if you'd rather run the game off a disc and have a bit of plastic to display on your shelf, a physical version has been confirmed to be releasing in November. It will be provided…

God of War Ragnarok Release Date Speculation Sparked by 'Coming Soon' Section on Sony Site

But it doesn't mean much.There's a lot of chatter surrounding the yet to be revealed release date for God of War Ragnarok. We got to see a chunk of in-game footage at Sony's latest showcase, but the lack of a launch window has fans scratching their heads. Just when is…

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Extended to Wednesday

Play for two more days.Sledgehammer Games is providing potential Call of Duty: Vanguard buyers even more time to test out the World War II FPS as the open beta has been extended by two days. Originally scheduled to conclude later today, the pre-launch test will now finish at 6pm BST…

Guide: All EA Play Games on PS5, PS4

Every EA Play game in the PS5, PS4 Vault.What games are included as part of EA Play's subscription – formerly known as EA Access – on the PS5 and PS4? And how much does it cost to subscribe to EA Play on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4? The behemoth…

Heavy Rain, Detroit Team Reportedly Making a Star Wars Game

Apparently been in development for 18 months.Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream is currently making a Star Wars game if new reports are to be believed. First made public by French YouTuber Gautoz and then backed up by known insider Tom Henderson at DualShockers, it's claimed the…

Why Flight Is So Controversial in Online Games

Flight made video games like World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV easier to play, but some say that convenience came at a cost.

Y: The Last Man Isn’t About Politics—It’s About Survival

The comic-book adaptation is an insightful examination of gender politics. It’s also a glimpse at what values people hold onto amidst tragedy.

What Music Labels Learn When You Pre-Save Music

Pre-saving a song before its release can give third parties access to eye-popping amounts of data about your listening habits.

The Best Phones With an Actual Headphone Jack

Audio jacks are endangered, but they’re not gone. Here are some of our favorite smartphones that still let you plug in.

Floods Have Swamped the US. The Next Health Problem: Mold

The goo that grows in soaked buildings can cause infections and allergies—an issue that’s understudied even as climate change leads to more frequent deluges.

AI Can Write Code Like Humans—Bugs and All

New tools that help developers write software also generate similar mistakes.

The Perfect Wireless Earbuds for Every Need

Ready to cut the cord? We've tested the best buds that will never, ever get tangled.

The Best Hiking Apps to Keep from Getting Lost

Download one of these trail-mapping apps to make sure you can always find your way in the great outdoors, whether you have cell service or not.

Floods Have Swamped the US. The Next Health Problem: Mold

The goo that grows in soaked buildings can cause infections and allergies—an issue that’s understudied even as climate change leads to more frequent deluges.

A Mathematician's Guided Tour Through Higher Dimensions

The concept of a dimension seems simple enough, but mathematicians struggled for centuries to precisely define and understand it.

SpaceX's Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

The first all-civilian, all-private spaceflight splashed down off the coast of Florida.

Urchin Slayers Are Trying to Save the Underwater Rainforest

‘Zombie’ purple urchins have obliterated West Coast kelp forests with their insatiable appetites. Can they be stopped?

FDA Mulls Boosters, States Dispute Mandates, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

What Is ‘Fire Weather,’ and Why Is It Getting Worse?

A new study of the American West shows that climate change is driving more days that are hot, dry, and windy—the perfect conditions for deadly wildfires.

An Outdated Grid Has Created a Solar Power Economic Divide

Utilities have upgraded the infrastructure for rooftop power in richer neighborhoods, but low-income areas don't have the same capacity.

How to Watch the SpaceX Inspiration4 Launch

The first all-civilian, all-private mission to orbit prepares to blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.