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Lockdown easing to go ahead, as early data suggests vaccines work against Indian variant
The next step in lifting lockdown restrictions across England, Wales and most of Scotland will go ahead tomorrow as planned, despite concerns about the Indian Covid variant which is now spreading in parts of the country.


UK organisations tackle lack of diversity in take up of countryside pursuits
Britain’s ethnic minority populations are concentrated in towns and cities - leaving the countryside overwhelmingly white.


21,000 football fans gather at Wembley for UK government’s largest trial event since lockdown
England is pushing ahead with lifting lockdown restrictions, despite warnings that the Indian Covid variant could lead to a significant surge in infections.


‘Fans make it and they always will’ – Sir Alex Ferguson on life after Man Utd
In a special interview with Clare Balding, Sir Alex reflects on life, family and football.


Manchester United fans protest against club’s owners ahead of rescheduled match
Thousands of Manchester United fans are protesting against the club's American owners at Old Trafford.

Daily Mail

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:58:45 GMT
Vaccines prevent 97 per cent of infections from Indian variant, scientists say 
Studies by laboratories in the UK and India have recorded no deaths among the vaccinated population from the new strain - which has strengthened the case in favour of jabs.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:51:47 GMT
Horror crash at the Giro d'Italia sees Matej Mohoric taken away in an ambulance
Slovenian Mohoric was part of an early breakaway and heading down the Passo Godi when he looked to horribly lose grip on a left-hand turn and flipped head over heels.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:51:31 GMT
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are facing a storm over a deal with US firm Procter & Gamble
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are facing questions over their partnership with the US multi-national Procter & Gamble (P&G).

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:14:11 GMT
Dementia care shame as crisis-hit system can't protect elderly patients
Emergency admissions of people with dementia soared by 27 per cent over four years because inadequate social care leaves them unprotected from infections, falls and dehydration.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:14:06 GMT
Five Extinction Rebellion protesters are convicted over printing press blockade
The three men and two women are the first to be punished following the demonstrations outside the Newsprinters plant in Knowsley, Merseyside, in September.

Daily Star

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:17:00 +0000
Full list of businesses opening from May 17 – from cinemas to saunas
Today, Monday, May 17, more businesses, such as cinemas and bingo halls, can reopen as we enter Step Three of the government's roadmap out of lockdown. Here is a full list

Mon, 17 May 2021 07:40:00 +0000
Everything you can and can't do from today – including hugs
Today, Monday, May 17, England has entered Step Three of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown – allowing restrictions to ease further. Here are the rules for everything you can and can’t do

Mon, 17 May 2021 07:06:30 +0000
UK to be lashed by thunderstorms as lockdown easing lets punters sit inside pubs
Brits will be battered with more rainstorms this week as the Met Office predicts a seven-day washout just as Brits return to pubs and travel as lockdown rules ease on May 17

Mon, 17 May 2021 05:01:38 +0000
Kate Middleton 'was miserable and tortured by mean girls at boarding school'
The Duchess of Sussex, who has been often compared to the kind nature and heart of Princess Diana, was tormented at girls' boarding school Downe House, says a royal author

Mon, 17 May 2021 03:51:29 +0000
Drinkers down pints inside pubs at 12am as indoor mixing rules finally relaxed
It's been a long road and lockdown but punters were able to drink their pints inside pubs and bars for the first time in several months as indoor lockdown rules ease

Sky News

Mon, 17 May 2021 07:38:00 +0100
Caution urged as lockdown eases - but end of restrictions in June 'still very likely'
Britons are being warned to stay "measured and cautious" as lockdown eases today - but a minister has told Sky News that the Indian COVID variant is unlikely to derail plans to end all restrictions in England on 21 June.

Mon, 10 May 2021 16:08:00 +0100
What can you do from today as England's lockdown eases?
Restrictions in England are easing today with changes to the rules on indoor and outdoor mixing, and indoor hospitality reopening.

Mon, 17 May 2021 04:42:00 +0100
Heavy bombing continues in Gaza as Israeli PM says he wants to 'level heavy price' on Hamas
Heavy bombing has continued in Gaza in the early hours of the morning as Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes across several locations. 

Mon, 17 May 2021 01:19:00 +0100
At 1am in Israel, my children are asleep. For those in Gaza, it's a different story
From my home in Jerusalem on Sunday morning, I called our local producer in Gaza.

Thu, 06 May 2021 12:23:00 +0100
'I slept among the bodies': The story of boy who survived tsunami and inspired Ronaldo

UK BBC

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:39:38 GMT
Covid-19: Lockdowns ease in England, Wales and most of Scotland
Rules on socialising indoors and foreign travel are lifted in England, Wales and most of Scotland.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:52:14 GMT
Thousands set for overseas travel as rules change
Holidaymakers from England, Scotland and Wales are now able to jet off for some early summer sun.

Sun, 16 May 2021 23:17:10 GMT
Campaign launched to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee
People across the UK are encouraged to "plant a tree for the Jubilee" to mark the Queen's 70-year reign.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:15:53 GMT
UK plastic waste being dumped and burned in Turkey, says Greenpeace
Greenpeace says it found plastic waste from UK supermarkets dumped and burned at numerous sites.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:04:13 GMT
Covid in Scotland: Hugs and indoor socialising as rules ease
Pubs and restaurants can also serve alcohol indoors as most of Scotland moves to level two restrictions.

UK Daily Express

Mon, 17 May 2021 09:22:00 +0100
Nicola Sturgeon crushed as Boris Johnson has roadmap to ‘beat SNP at their own game'
NICOLA STURGEON's independence bid can be silenced forever if Boris Johnson actually starts the negotiations on a Scottish breakaway with the SNP, a political commentator has claimed.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:22:21 +0100
BBC crisis: Andrew Marr hints at bombshell exit over rising impartiality frustrations
THE BBC is facing a new crisis after Andrew Marr hinted at a possible exit from the broadcaster as he voiced his frustration over impartiality that is holding him back from speaking his mind about politics.

Mon, 17 May 2021 00:09:00 +0100
Britons LASH OUT at 'vindictive' EU over Spain's new Brexit visa law -'Can't be trusted!'
BRITONS have lashed out at the EU over Spain's new visa changes that will restrict British tourists from visiting the country for long period at a time.

Mon, 17 May 2021 00:01:00 +0100
Nicola Sturgeon handed devastating poll on independence - support for Union on the rise
SUPPORT for Scotland leaving the UK is fading, according to a new poll, in a bitter blow for Nicola Sturgeon.

Mon, 17 May 2021 00:01:00 +0100
'Shame on you BBC!' Thousands block entrance to BBC Scotland during Palestine protest
THOUSANDS of pro-Palestinian protesters have blocked the entrance to the BBC's studio in Glasgow.

UK Independent

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:58:30 GMT
Growing fears Indian variant could delay June 21 lockdown lifting, as expert warns against socialising indoors
‘A small number of idiots ruin it for everyone else,’ says unnamed minister

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:48:50 GMT
Ministers tells people not to travel to amber list countries as foreign holidays return
‘It would probably be advisable at this stage not to,’ says cabinet minister

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:40:30 GMT
Rabbi attacked outside his synagogue in Essex
Essex Police do not believe incident connected to pro-Palestine protests

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:10:42 GMT
Scotland’s roadmap out of lockdown: What rules has Nicola Sturgeon lifted?
Scotland hopes to lift majority of restrictions by end of June

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:09:51 GMT
Lockdown roadmap: New rules for the next step of easing explained
Boris Johnson has laid out a roadmap for England’s way out of lockdown

UK Telegraph

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:41:48 GMT
Scotland lockdown roadmap: Latest rules as Glasgow and Moray remain in Level 3

Mon, 17 May 2021 07:59:07 GMT
Who is next on the list for Covid vaccines - and how will I be invited to book an appointment?

Mon, 17 May 2021 07:46:40 GMT
A complete guide to British museums and galleries reopening

Mon, 17 May 2021 07:36:54 GMT
I wouldn't meet indoors, says Sage scientist

Mon, 17 May 2021 06:43:17 GMT
Monday morning UK news briefing: Lockdown eased - with 'heavy dose of caution'

UK Times

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