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A woman has died in hospital after suffering a medical episode in police custody. The woman, from Plymouth, Devon, was arrested and taken into custody at Charles Cross police station in the city on Friday afternoon. Devon and Cornwall Police said she suffered a “medical episode” later that afternoon. A force spokesman said custody staff […]

Union leaders have warned of a return to 1980s levels of mass unemployment if urgent action is not taken to support workers and businesses. In a statement ahead of the Chancellor’s financial statement this week they warned there is only a “very short window” to prevent hundreds of thousands of workers from losing their jobs. […]

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the vast majority of people who went out on so-called Super Saturday in England did the right thing, but he stopped short of endorsing a pay rise for NHS staff dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions in England on Saturday, Mr Hancock had warned […]

The National Security Council will look at the conditions of Chinese tech giant Huawei being involved in the UK’s 5G rollout, a Cabinet minister has confirmed. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the National Security Council will “look at those conditions and make the right decision”, after it was reported that the UK is poised to […]

Formula One organisers have announced zero positive tests for coronavirus ahead of the sport’s return this weekend. After a long delay due to the global pandemic, the first grand prix of the year will take place in Austria at Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring on Sunday and the restart has been boosted by news of a […]

US President Donald Trump took aim at so-called “cancel culture” during a impassioned speech at Mount Rushmore. His comments at the South Dakota landmark came amid wider discussion on race issues in the US and overseas, with statues and monuments taken down either by vote or by force. Mr Trump accused protesters pushing for racial […]

Heavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and landslides, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged to evacuate following torrential rain overnight. The evacuation was not mandatory and […]

A 20-year-old scuba diver has died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Queensland. The man was attacked at around 2pm near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island. A doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until paramedics arrived and were winched down by helicopter. They provided […]

New coronavirus lockdown rules have come into force after being published on Friday afternoon. What has changed? The latest laws came into force on Saturday, mostly at a minute past midnight, but pubs are not allowed to reopen until 6am. They apply to England and “territorial waters adjacent to England only”. Previous versions of this […]

Ministers are set to reveal a list of countries exempted from the coronavirus quarantine while Boris Johnson will warn the public to act “responsibly” when the lockdown eases. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will outline on Friday that people returning to England from Spain, France, Italy and Germany will be exempted from the 14-day quarantine. He […]