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Polling stations are open. Voters can cast their ballots in a set of elections which could shake up British politics and have profound implications for the future of the United Kingdom. On what has been dubbed Super Thursday, polling stations opened at 7am across Great Britain in the largest test of political opinion outside a […]

HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have been deployed to “monitor the situation” Two Royal Navy vessels are patrolling waters around Jersey amid concerns of a possible blockade of the island due to an ongoing row with France over post-Brexit fishing rights. HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have been deployed to “monitor the situation” at the […]

Petrol prices rose for the sixth consecutive month in April, new analysis shows. The average cost of a litre of unleaded went up 0.89p over the month, reaching 127.19p, according to RAC Fuel Watch. That was the highest price since January 2020. Meanwhile diesel rose by a fraction less at 0.62p per litre, bringing it […]

Thomas Tuchel has insisted Chelsea will be brimming with self-confidence against Manchester City in the Champions League final. Timo Werner and Mason Mount’s goals sunk Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg, for a 3-1 aggregate victory. The Blues stormed into their first Champions League final since 2012 with a potent […]

Gibraltar has announced it will not require UK tourists to be tested for coronavirus when foreign holidays resume. Chief minister Fabian Picardo said the Rock offers a “great British staycation in the Mediterranean”. He told Sky News: “Gibraltar has an open frontier with Spain and the rest of the European Union, and we don’t require […]

Away fans will be barred from attending the final two rounds of Premier League games this season, the league has announced. Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed into matches in round 37 on May 18 and 19 and in round 38 on May 23, provided the Government goes ahead with the planned easing of […]

India’s foreign minister has been forced to pull out of attending the G7 meeting in London in person after two positive coronavirus cases were detected in the country’s travelling delegation. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was participating virtually in the event after coming into contact with the suspected cases, although he has not tested positive. Although India is […]

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said scientists are looking at a range of options, including new jabs to protect against variants or mixing the types of injections given, Ministers, health chiefs and Government scientists are stepping up preparations for an autumn booster vaccination campaign to protect against a third wave of coronavirus. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi […]

A multimillion-pound investment in testing capacity will help the UK stay “one step ahead” of coronavirus and any new variants, senior officials said. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said testing facilities at Porton Down in Wiltshire are to be bolstered to help “future proof” the country, with a cash boost confirmed for the expansion of the […]

They’re set to consider equitable access to jabs, but are unlikely to commit to specific pledges Ministers from the G7 group of leading industrialised nations are under pressure to do more to help poorer countries access coronavirus vaccines and treatments. The meeting, chaired by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, is expected to consider equitable access to […]

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