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Coronavirus live news: ‘very serious’ rise in German cases; former Belgian PM Sophie Wilmès in intensive care

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/a696678aac8e4ed6322b588068a13533d0f98ed3/0_0_6000_3600/master/6000.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=b12b556496e3260b1fe7d317f11d29c9German 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/1be1886f7764d1713af6da0c15f7b0d6e981faee/464_69_895_537/master/895.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=b88bd8b94c783de64ed95daa1bee216dLatest 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/2c54831bf4f81681e16321c538a0ea82eb77420e/0_50_500_300/master/500.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=fb4a1beee7edba57716d0643a1a878a3Eastbourne 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c957c5f7cdda3d9a470019a4b5d40288b1fba065/82_300_5318_3191/master/5318.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=739c73a2c088f7eaca8ba4a6367340dd 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/3124199ff45ffcc4c2fc3b9a0bbd048068cf89ce/134_296_4249_2550/master/4249.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=e4bc0152758139873368071b0636391bTheatre 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/a2920a869c7f348c184a507603d36b532b1d87ff/0_0_4500_2700/master/4500.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=12403510cb228705189b142390b1cfa2Authorities 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/292167d113f4dd0432b65ae62c757d4eaabcefbc/60_0_1800_1080/master/1800.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=f0d9dacedbb3a53606bd58fca769d2c9Listening 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/1a941329b428f41b508a120af44d65281ac91b1e/0_374_5616_3370/master/5616.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=33b8fd9874409bbb801f86bb171f9dcaGuardian 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

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/aeb87d7c9d2f4651522ca7920add3206b818a172/0_107_3500_2099/master/3500.jpg?width=140&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=4351039d4ab9e40aafc186169cd54ce7Arrested 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