Coronavirus live news: ‘very serious’ rise in German cases; former Belgian PM Sophie Wilmès in intensive care daily cases rise by 11,287; Wilmès ‘is conscious and can communicate’; France follows Spain in passing 1m infections Number of US states seeing record one-day deaths rises to six … Read More

UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak announces new support package for tier 2 business and workers updates: Chancellor in Commons amid mounting pressure to help hard-hit companies in lockdown-affected regions People waiting 48 hours for test results, double what PM promised Government accused of being … Read More

Tory MP quits as aide after voting for free school meals motion MP Caroline Ansell steps down from government role after backing Labour motion A Conservative MP who defied her party to support Labour’s free school meals vote on Thursday has … Read More

Spanish newspaper denounced for Ansu Fati street seller comparison Teenager scored in Barcelona’s victory over Ferencvaros Right-wing ABC newspaper criticised over match report Spanish newspaper ABC has issued an apology to Barcelona player Ansu Fati after their match … Read More

Betrayal review: Pinter’s love triangle offers fresh pleasures and shorter pauses Royal BathStaged in a Covid-safe auditorium, this rattling revival of Harold Pinter’s mind-stretching drama is enjoyably brisk Harold Pinter came to regret his frequent speech directions “pause” or “silence”, … Read More

Doctors in South Korea call for flu vaccinations to be paused after 25 deaths say programme will continue after finding no direct links between the deaths and the vaccines South Korean officials refused on Thursday to suspend a seasonal influenza inoculation effort, despite … Read More

Why hasn’t space tourism taken off? – video to Richard Branson over the past 20 years, you’d be forgiven for assuming that space was by now being frequented by lots of tourists. However, despite the Virgin Galactic … Read More

Call for entries: young black writers competition Weekend magazine and gal-dem are launching a memoir writing competition for UK-resident black women and black non-binary people aged 16-21 on the theme of ‘conversations’ Calling all young black … Read More

Rights group seeks to use UK sanctions to stop abuse of Turkish lawyers Lawyers Initiative says hundreds punished on trumped-up charges and hundreds more await trial Campaigners are seeking to use the UK’s Magnitsky-style human rights sanctions against Turkish prosecutors and officials … Read More