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Coronavirus: UK announces more deaths for Monday

Another 21 deaths from the coronavirus have been announced in the UK today, taking the total death toll to 42,653. NHS England confirmed 20 people died in its hospitals between May 18 and June 21, and one more death was confirmed by officials in Wales. Scotland has now recorded zero deaths on six occasions in June, […]

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Mothercare interim chief executive steps down

The temporary boss of Mothercare is to leave by the end of the month ‘to pursue other opportunities’. Glyn Hughes, previously finance director of Mothercare, had been appointed as interim chief executive at the start of the year.  His sudden departure leaves Mothercare without a chief executive, even on a temporary basis, unless it can […]

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Nikhil Rathi named as the new boss of city regulator the FCA

New FCA boss: Nikhil Rathi Nikhil Rathi, the boss of the London Stock Exchange, has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.  Rathi, 40, is taking over from interim chief Christopher Woolard, who was appointed in January when Andrew Bailey left to take the top job at the Bank of England. He […]

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Boris Johnson promises action if there are ‘lessons to be learned’ from deadly Reading attack

Boris Johnson today signalled the Government could introduce a terror clampdown after the deadly attack in Reading which left three people dead.   Downing Street today said he was being regularly briefed by security officials over Saturday night’s rampage as Home Secretary Priti Patel became the most senior minister to visit the scene. She said it […]

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Omid Scobie denies book on Meghan and Harry is being redrafted

British journalist Omid Scobie has denied Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal biography is being redrafted. The Royal editor of Harper’s Bazaar, who has accompanied Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, on a variety of royal tours, announced the release of Finding Freedom last month, which he co-wrote with Carolyn Durand. However this week […]

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Princes William and Harry’s ‘profound’ rift revealed in new book

The ‘once unbreakable’ bond between Prince William and Prince Harry has suffered a ‘devastating breakdown’ in the past 18 months – making it the most profound conflict between an heir and spare for a generation, an explosive new book claims. Biographer Robert Lacey, a historical consultant for Netflix‘s The Crown as well as the author […]

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Novak Djokovic faces questions over Adria Tour event as Borna Coric tests positive for coronavirus

Borna Coric has become the latest tennis player to test positive for coronavirus after playing on Novak Djokovoic’s heavily-criticsed Adria Tour. World No 19 Grigor Dimitrov announced on Sunday that he had returned a positive COVID-19 test – he had faced Coric on Saturday. Croatian Coric has now warned those he has been in contact […]

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Princes William and Harry’s rift is most profound conflict between ‘heir and spare’ for a generation

The ‘once unbreakable’ bond between Prince William and Prince Harry has suffered a ‘devastating breakdown’ in the past 18 months – making it the most profound conflict between an heir and spare for a generation, an explosive new book claims. Biographer Robert Lacey, a historical consultant for Netflix‘s The Crown as well as the author […]

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Land Rover is selling a £3,500 roof tent for the new Defender

Land Rover has marketed its all-new Defender as the rugged, go-anywhere, SUV and now you can sleep overnight wherever you plan to take it. The car maker has co-developed a bespoke roof tent for the new Defender 110 model – which starts from £45,240 – that pops out of a roof box and can sleep […]

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India sees record 15,000 daily coronavirus cases with infections soaring in remote villages

India’s coronavirus caseload skyrocketed by a record 15,000 yesterday as migrant workers left major cities and returned to rural villages.  The increase of 15,413 cases on Sunday – and a further 14,821 reported today – has brought India’s total Covid-19 infections to 425,282. Sunday’s rise was the largest daily increase in cases reported in India so far.  There […]