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Donald Trump has warned Americans about the “damage” of Joe Biden while formally accepting his party’s nomination to take on the Democrat in November. The 74-year-old, speaking at the Republican National Convention, broke with tradition by using the White House’s executive mansion as a political backdrop and defying pandemic guidelines to address a tightly packed, […]

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is to step down due to declining health, according to a senior member of the ruling party. Hiroshige Seko, a Liberal Democratic Party secretary general for the upper house of parliament, confirmed Mr Abe had told party executives he is resigning. In a country once known for its short-tenured premiers, […]

Gatwick Airport has said demand for air travel might not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2025. The West Sussex airport announced a 61.3% fall in revenue and a £321 million loss during the first six months of the year compared with the same period in 2019. Earnings before tax and interest plummeted by 98.3%. Passenger […]

Nine out of 10 people in the UK who have worked from home during lockdown want to continue doing so, according to research.   The report – Homeworking in the UK: before and during the 2020 lockdown – is believed to be the first to analyse survey data focused on homeworking during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for Covid-19, according to France manager Didier Deschamps. The 27-year-old was not in the France national team squad announced on Thursday for the upcoming Nations League double-header against Sweden and Croatia. Pogba was due to be called up but has been replaced by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo […]

The Liberal Democrats have “lost touch” with voters, Sir Ed Davey admitted as he set himself the goal of turning the party around as its new leader. The former Cabinet minister said the Lib Dems have to “wake up and smell the coffee” after a series of disappointing general election results. The Kingston and Surbiton […]

Officials will meet to decide whether local lockdowns should continue in England, as the Government confirmed it will compensate those who have to self isolate with payments of up to £182.   The next announcement on restrictions in parts of Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and west Yorkshire is due to take place after a meeting […]

People on low incomes who need to self-isolate in areas where there are high numbers of coronavirus cases will be able to claim a maximum of £182 from the Government, Matt Hancock has announced.   The Health Secretary has confirmed that as of Tuesday September 1, people on either Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit, […]

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has resigned amid US pressure for its Chinese owner ByteDance to sell the popular video app which the White House calls a security risk.   In a letter to employees, Mr Mayer said his decision came after the “political environment has sharply changed”. His resignation comes after US President Donald Trump […]

It follows his conviction in a Greek court on Tuesday Harry Maguire’s conviction for assaulting a police offer and attempted bribery has been nullified after it was confirmed his legal team had lodged an appeal against Tuesday’s guilty verdict. The Manchester United and England defender had been convicted at a court on the Greek island […]