Positive cases highest in England since end of May, NHS Test and Trace shows

Malaysia has added at least nine more countries, including Britain, the United States and France, to its list of long-term immigration pass holders to be barred from the country, national news wire Bernama reports. Malaysia's government on Tuesday said it would from September 7 bar entry of pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines in a bid to curtail imported coronavirus cases...

Lewis Hamilton takes Silverstone win with a puncture in dramatic climax to British Grand Prix

Here's an excerpt from Tom Cary's qualifying report yesterday: It is a seventh world title, an achievement which would draw him level with the great Michael Schumacher, which Hamilton most craves, though. A third win on Sunday would tighten his grip still further.  In truth, and barring a crash or a disaster, only Valtteri Bottas looks remotely capable of challenging him. Red Bull are the next...

Tens of thousands of high-risk workers to be tested even if they have no symptoms

More than 11.8 million cases of Covid 19 have been reported to the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros said, and the pandemic is still accelerating with the total number of cases having doubled in the last six weeks. "Everyone is fighting hard against the virus, but so many lives have been lost. But the health effects of the pandemic go far beyond the suffering caused by the virus itself. It...

Donald Trump to cut half of US troops in ‘delinquent’ Germany

Donald Trump said he is cutting the number of American troops in Germany by half because Berlin is "delinquent" in its contributions to Nato and treats the US "badly" on trade. The US president told reporters there are 52,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany. "It's a tremendous cost to the United States," he said. "So we're removing a number down to, we're putting the number down to 25,000...

No10 hints London’s lockdown will be lifted first

Coronavirus lockdowns will be eased in Madrid and Barcelona from Monday to allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10 people as infections have slowed sufficiently, the government has said. Restrictions will be relaxed even further in other regions comprising about half of Spain's population. Spain started phasing out one of Europe's toughest lockdowns earlier this month, but full...

US tops 1 million cases as death toll passes Vietnam War milestone

A US destroyer hit by dozens of coronavirus cases sailed into San Diego on Tuesday for cleaning, making it the second Navy warship temporarily put out of action by the pandemic. With 63 per cent of the 300-strong crew tested, 64 sailors aboard the USS Kidd were found positive for Covid-19, the Navy said. Two were medically evacuated to the US mainland last week, and 15 others were transferred...

UK death toll rises by 439 to 5373

More than 1,200 people have died of coronavirus complications in the United States in the past day, John Hopkins University said this morning. The Baltimore-based university, which has been keeping a running tally of global coronavirus numbers, said there are at least 337,072 confirmed infections in the US with 9,633 deaths. Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with...

Inmate ‘launched jihadist attack against guards in Winchester jail’

An inmate with no history of extremism told guards he had staged a jihadist attack after luring officers into his cell and lunging at them with an improvised weapon, it was claimed last night. Xeneral Imiuru, 20, allegedly launched the attack in Winchester Prison from his cell in the segregation unit last Thursday, according to The Times. Imiuru, who is Britain's first convicted acid attack...

Mark Noble-inspired West Ham mark David Moyes’ return with heavy victory over Bournemouth

If this carries on, then West Ham United might even dare to say the name of David Moyes soon. There was no reintroduction ahead of the first game of his second coming and yet the Scot could not have wished for a better return. Even VAR, which did not exist in the Premier League when he was deemed not good enough for the Hammers 18 months ago, was on the side of Moyes, as it helped to award a...

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Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of this Champions Cup pool-stage tie between title-holders Saracens and Munster, a perennial powerhouse in this competition. We are in round four, which means this is the second leg of the December, home-and-away double-header that marks the halfway stage of the group fixture schedule. In soaking Limerick last Saturday, Munster dogged out a...