The Guardian : UK
08  décembre     12h07
Ministers expected to sign off plan B Covid rules for England
Jessica Elgot and Rowena Mason    p Rules on home working and vaccine certification likely to be among changes brought in to tackle Omicron surge p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus...
    12h14
Boris Johnson apologises unreservedly’ over No 10 Christmas party video
Peter Walker Political correspondent    p Prime minister says he was furious’ to see footage of Downing Street staff joking about lockdown party p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com politics live 2021 dec 08 covid-coronavirus-uk-boris-johnson-christmas-party-uk-politics-live Today’s politics news - live updates a li ul...
    12h05
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team ends deal with Grenfell firm
Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent    p F1 sponsorship with cladding maker Kingspan terminated after one grand prix amid widespread criticism p p The Mercedes Formula One team has ended its sponsorship deal with a firm that made combustible insulation used on Grenfell Tower after a href https: www.theguardian.com uk-news 2021 dec...
    12h00
Best physical evidence of Roman crucifixion found in Cambridgeshire
Jamie Grierson    p Near 1,900-year-old skeleton discovered with nail through heel bone during excavation in Fenstanton p p Found at the site of a future housing development in Cambridgeshire, the near 1,900-year-old skeleton at first did not seem particularly remarkable. p p Aged 25 to 35 at the time of death,...
07  décembre     19h09
Travel bans not the answer to Omicron variant, WHO says
Andrew Gregory Health editor    p Flight restrictions won’t stop spread of variant, Europe official says, as archbishop denounces travel apartheid’ p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus...
    20h48
Letter suggests cover-up’ of PM’s involvement in Afghan dog airlift, says MP
Dan Sabbagh, Aubrey Allegretti and Peter Walker    p Chris Bryant reveals Pen Farthing was sent a letter from Boris Johnson’s PPS confirming evacuation p p A leaked letter suggests Boris Johnson and the Foreign Office may have covered up the prime minister’s involvement in airlifting more than 150 dogs and cats from Afghanistan, a senior MP has...
08  décembre     12h18
M&S believe’ Christmas jumper becomes new uniform’ for UK clergy
Harriet Sherwood    p Marks & Spencer’s 19.50 black jumper is unexpected hit with female priests p p It’s a job that comes with a range of uniform options: dog collars, cassocks, surplices, albs, tippets and chasubles, all available from good clerical outfitters. But clergy are now snapping a new item from an...
    00h01
UK’s anti-money laundering measures need complete reset, says report
Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor    p Chatham House researchers say professional enablers continue to offer foreign kleptocrats a home-from-home in London’ p p Un-policed and often unenforceable anti-corruption laws have made the UK the global money-laundering capital for a post-Soviet Union elite, severely damaging Britain’s...
    07h00
National Trust to fell at least 30,000 trees hit by ash dieback
Helena Horton    p Charity warns of catastrophic’ increase in tree and plant disease because of climate breakdown p p At least 30,000 ash trees are due to be felled by the National Trust this year at a cost of 3m due to dieback, as the charity warns of a catastrophic increase in tree and plant disease...
07  décembre     19h05
British military must embrace diversity after scandals, says new chief
Dan Sabbagh    p Adm Tony Radakin rejects idea that encouraging gender, racial and religious diversity is wokefulness’ p p Britain’s military must embrace the country’s racial, gender and religious diversity after a string of controversies and scandals, the new head of the armed forces said as he rejected the...
    19h41
Guard tells of toxic and racist culture at G4S Gatwick immigration removal centre
Diane Taylor    p Inquiry into events in 2017 hears how Brook House officers radicalised’ into racists p p A whistleblower guard who worked at the controversial immigration detention centre Brook House has told a public inquiry into abuses there that staff were radicalised into being racist because of a...
08  décembre     12h34
Boris Johnson apologises for Downing Street video but insists no Christmas party was held - PMQs live
Andrew Sparrow    p Latest updates: Boris Johnson says he understands fury over leaked video but insists no rules were broken p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com politics 2021 dec 07 leaked-video-shows-no-10-officials-joking-about-holding-christmas-party PM accused of lying after No 10 officials caught...
    00h00
Multinational running England’s catch-up tuition 90% below enrolment target
Sally Weale Education correspondent    p MPs told Randstad contract a false economy’ and talks under way to set up new scheme p p Randstad, the Dutch multinational company responsible for delivering the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is under mounting pressure after claims that pupil enrolment for subsidised...
07  décembre     16h29
Runner faces UK deportation despite state of emergency in Ethiopia
Diane Taylor    p Officials refused Seyfu Jamaal’s asylum claim after he had waited more than three and a half years p p A runner from Ethiopia who dreams of representing Team GB is facing deportation back to his home country even though a state of emergency has been declared there. p p Seyfu Jamaal, 21,...
    14h18
Grenfell inquiry: government deeply sorry for past failures’
Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent    p Apology comes as dozens of departmental figures, from junior officials to former ministers, face investigation p p The government has apologised for failures in the lead up to the Grenfell Tower fire, admitting to errors and missed opportunities that helped create an environment in which...
    11h58
Harriet Harman to step down after 40 years in parliament
Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent    p South London MP has fought 10 elections, served under seven prime ministers and eight Labour leaders p p Harriet Harman, Labour’s former deputy leader, has said she will step down at the next election after around 40 years in parliament. p p The mother of the house - the title given to the...
    06h00
Campaign to make misogyny a hate crime rebuffed by Law Commission
Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent    p Proponents will continue push after legal consultation proposes different measures to tackle sex- and gender-based hostility p p A coalition of women’s rights campaigners have voiced their disappointment and frustration after the Law Commission decided to reject a proposal to make misogyny a...
    10h45
Defra may approve devastating’ bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear
Helena Horton    p Department sources say emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid Cruiser SB likely to be announced p p The UK government may be about to approve the use of a controversial bee-killing pesticide, wildlife groups fear. p p Sources inside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...
    00h18
Cabinet ministers mock Daily Telegraph for mistaken identity tweet
Jedidajah Otte    p Publication illustrated health minister Sajid Javid’s words with photo of education secretary Nadhim Zahawi p p Sajid Javid and Nadhim Zahawi have taken to Twitter to mock the Daily Telegraph for apparently confusing them with each other in a tweet on Monday. p p Javid, the health secretary,...
08  décembre     09h36
Reading and Leeds festival 2022 announce lineup with Arctic Monkeys, Dave and more
Ben Beaumont-Thomas    p Megan Thee Stallion and Halsey are first female headliners since 2014, with Rage Against the Machine and Bring Me the Horizon rounding out the top billings p p Reading and Leeds festivals have announced their lineup for 2022. p p Using two main stages at each site, the festivals will host six...
07  décembre     14h35
Story of Stonehenge to be told in major British Museum exhibition
Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent    p Curator puts monument in context of era, with loaned objects including 3,600-year-old Nebra sky disc p p A bronze disc inlaid with gold symbols and two gold cone-shaped hats decorated with solar motifs are among objects from the Stonehenge era that will go on show for the first time in the UK...
    09h00
Feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four approved by Orwell’s estate
Alison Flood    p American writer Sandra Newman’s novel Julia will tell the dystopian story from the perspective of Winston Smith’s lover p p The estate of George Orwell has approved a feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four, which reimagines the story from the perspective of Winston Smith’s lover Julia. p ...
    06h01
Billy Connolly reveals unusual methods for keeping his Parkinson’s under control
Sarah Marsh    p Comedian says he hypnotises’ hand to stop it shaking but laments condition stopping him writing p p Billy Connolly said he has learned to hypnotise his hand to stop shaking due to Parkinson’s disease, but lamented not being able to write by hand due to the condition that has forced him to...
    10h00
Patsy Stevenson: We were angry at being told we couldn’t mourn the death of a woman’
Kate Kellaway    p Continuing our series on the people behind the 2021 headlines, the 28-year-old detained at the Clapham Common vigil for Sarah Everard discusses violence against women, receiving death threats, and her new passion for activism p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world 2021 dec 06 pen...
    20h57
Cover-ups and credibility: Johnson’s denials no longer carry much weight
Rowena Mason Deputy political editor    p Analysis: perceived gulf between reality and No 10’s statements is making matters worse for government p p It has come to the point where Boris Johnson and No 10’s denials that an event took place have diminishing credibility. p p All the evidence points to a party having taken place in...
    14h58
Are storms Barra and Arwen linked to climate breakdown?
Bibi van der Zee    p Analysis: why the UK is bracing for a second winter storm and where it is coming from p p The UK is facing a second big storm, Storm Barra, while some homes in the north are still lacking power after the devastation of Storm Arwen just over a week ago. p a href https: www.theguardian.com...
    00h00
Fresh questions raised about Dominic Raab’s role in Afghan rescue debacle
Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent    p Analysis: most damning of claims refer to period when Raab was in direct control of evacuation - after his return from holiday p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com uk-news 2021 dec 07 whistleblower-condemns-foreign-office-over-kabul-evacuation Whistleblower condemns Foreign Office...
05  décembre     18h19
No 10 put all their eggs in vaccine basket in effort to save Christmas
Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent    p Analysis: changes to cabinet and public mood from last year make further restrictions less likely p p The date ringed in red in Westminster is 18 December - not the date for Christmas parties but the time by which people should start to know how different their festive plans may look. p p...
03  décembre     16h53
How much did lockdown help Arthur Labinjo-Hughes’ killers escape notice?
Patrick Butler Social policy editor    p Analysis: review into murder of Solihull six-year-old will focus on how crimes against him were not picked up sooner p p The a href https: www.theguardian.com society 2021 dec 02 arthur-labinjo-hughes-lockdown-played-part-in-childs-violent-death terrible death of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo...
    16h45
After Meghan’s victory, Harry has phone hackers in his sights
Haroon Siddique and Jim Waterson    p Analysis: the prince may be prepared to risk a costly lawsuit against the Sun and Mirror, rather than settling p p The legal battle against the Mail on Sunday may finally be a href https: www.theguardian.com uk-news 2021 dec 02 mail-on-sunday-loses-duchess-of-sussex-meghan-privacy-case...
    11h46
Bexley vote leaves both Johnson and Starmer with work to do
Aubrey Allegretti and Peter Walker    p Analysis: A reduced Tory majority will hearten the Labour leadership, but that’s not the whole story p p Even the most bullish Labour activists expected the Conservatives to a href https: www.theguardian.com politics 2021 dec 03 old-bexley-and-sidcup-byelection-louie-french-mp-tories-retain...
02  décembre     18h36
Meghan’s all-out war may have taken Mail on Sunday by surprise
Haroon Siddique and Jim Waterson    p Analysis: Duchess’s case did not change privacy law, but it was a departure from royals tending to settle out of court p p The Mail on Sunday’s a href https: www.theguardian.com uk-news 2021 dec 02 mail-on-sunday-loses-duchess-of-sussex-meghan-privacy-case-appeal failed appeal a over its...
08  décembre     11h10
A booster may help protect you from Omicron - but it won’t end the pandemic Charlotte Summers
Charlotte Summers    p It’s important to know how boosters work, but they must not impede the push towards worldwide vaccination p p First there was Alpha, then Beta, Gamma and Delta. Now, thanks to the tremendous efforts of scientists in sub-Saharan Africa, the world is getting to grips with the a href https: www...
    09h23
Covid PCR test market a rip-off jungle’, says ex-chair of competition regulator
Mark Sweney    p UK government accused of letting firms manipulate system by making tests available at unrealistic prices p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus-outbreak ...
07  décembre     19h11
Scientists find stealth’ version of Omicron that may be harder to track
Ian Sample and Peter Walker    p Variant lacks feature that allows probable cases to be distinguished among positive PCR tests p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus-outbreak See all our...
    17h33
Tackle the causes of drug addiction Letters
Letters    p strong Prof Woody Caan strong suggests improving child protection and reducing social inequality, while strong Felix Bellaby strong questions Boris Johnson’s police uniform p p Re your report ( a href https: www.theguardian.com society 2021 dec 06 middle-class-drug-users-could-lose-uk...
08  décembre     06h01
NHS recruits more staff to ramp up’ Covid booster rollout
Andrew Gregory and Caroline Davies    p Thousands more vaccinators and volunteers to assist with delivering jabs, as UK misses daily target p ul li strong a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a strong li li strong a href https: www.theguardian.com world...
    06h00
As we look away, Boris Johnson is grabbing more power. Where is the opposition? George Monbiot
George Monbiot    p The government is adding terrifying amendments to the policing bill, putting the UK on a path to dictatorship p p Whenever you watch a documentary about a dictator’s path to power, there comes a moment when you think: Why didn’t people do something? They could have stopped him while there was...
03  décembre     00h01
UK government’s risk planning is weak and secretive, says Lords report
Nicola Davis Science correspondent    p Chair of committee points out unpreparedness for Covid shows better anticipation of future threats is needed p p Assessment and planning by the government relating to risks facing the UK are deficient and veiled in secrecy , a report has found. p p The 129-page report, entitled Preparing...
07  décembre     16h22
Storm Barra leaves thousands without power in Ireland
Lisa O'Carroll and Libby Brooks    p At least 56,000 homes and firms affected, with warning storm could pose danger to life as it reaches UK p p More than 56,000 homes and businesses in Ireland have been left without power after Storm Barra made landfall, with winds gusting up to 80mph (130km h) as it moved east throughout the day...
    19h20
Leaked letter suggests Foreign Office covered up PM’s involvement in dog airlift from Kabul, MP claims - as it happened
Andrew Sparrow    p Latest updates: a href https: www.theguardian.com politics live 2021 dec 07 dominic-raab-foreign-office-kabul-politics-covid-coronavirus-live-latest-updates?page with:block-61af60048f0819fcb6989ed5#block-61af60048f0819fcb6989ed5 PM denies claim from Foreign Office whistleblower a p ul li...
08  décembre     12h20
Stagecoach and owner of Upper Crust lifted by commuting resurgence
Mark Sweney    p Despite business boost, bus, tram and rail operator and SSP warn of uncertainty because of Omicron p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world coronavirus-outbreak See...
06  décembre     20h03
MP raises concern over Bulgarian nationals’ UK benefit suspensions
Amelia Gentleman    p Kate Osamor raises concern that Bulgarians are being unfairly targeted for benefit fraud investigation p p Dozens of Bulgarian nationals have been tipped into poverty after unexplained benefit suspensions following the creation of a risk review unit in the Department for Work and Pensions,...
08  décembre     11h11
Deny, deny, deny: how the PM and ministers have responded to No 10 Christmas party - video
   p Boris Johnson is facing accusations of lying after senior No 10 officials were filmed joking about a lockdown Christmas party that Downing Street insists did not take place. br p p In the leaked video of a mock televised press briefing, a href https: www.itv.com news 2021-12-07 no-10...
07  décembre     22h25
PM ’fingers all over’ decision to evacuate pets from Kabul, says MP - video
   p The head of the Foreign Office has been accused of covering up the prime minister’s involvement in the decision to evacuate pets from Kabul at a select committee hearing. p p Labour MP Chris Bryant made the accusation to Sir Philip Barton and read out a leaked letter from Boris Johnson’s...
    19h26
No social distancing’: Downing Street staff joke about Christmas party in leaked footage - video
   p Boris Johnson’s staffer Ed Oldfield is seen joking with Allegra Stratton, the PM’s then press secretary, about a Downing Street Christmas party on Friday night’ in footage a href https: www.itv.com news 2021-12-07 no-10-staff-joke-in-leaked-recording-about-christmas-party-they-later...
    11h54
Raab denies prioritising animals over humans during Afghanistan evacuation - video
   p Dominic Raab has denied that the government prioritised animals over people during the evacuation from Afghanistan in August. Raab, who was foreign secretary at the time, said: That’s just not accurate. Of course we did not put the welfare of animals above individuals.’ It comes as a...
06  décembre     18h58
Sajid Javid updates MPs on UK Omicron cases and new travel rules - video
   p The health secretary has updated the Commons on the latest numbers of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus virus, as well as new travel restrictions for those arriving in the UK p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com politics live 2021 dec 06 uk-covid-live-boris-johnson-no-10-christmas...
    13h37
No rules were broken’ if No 10 party took place, says police minister - video
   p The policing minister, a href https: www.theguardian.com politics kit-malthouse Kit Malthouse a , said ’no rules were broken’ if a party took place last Christmas at Downing Street, directly contradicting Dominic Raab, the justice secretary, who a href https: www...
    11h12
Teenager after Zambia crocodile attack: ’Don’t let one incident hold you back’ - video
   p Amelie Osborn-Smith said she felt ’very lucky’ to be alive and was not going to be held back, after a crocodile mauled her during a white water rafting trip along the Zambezi in Zambia. p p Osborne-Smith, 18, thought she would lose her foot after the attack and said she was very ’relieved...