Every single fine issued by the police to people deemed to be breaking COVID-19 restrictions must be reviewed amid concerns they are “discriminatory and unfair”, a committee of MPs and peers has said. Since March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic initially took hold, more than 85,000 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have been handed to people
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks at the 2019 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on November 19, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple announced on Monday that it plans to open a new campus in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. Apple will spend over $1 billion on the campus,
The UK’s top civil servant has denied a “chatty rat” inquiry into government leaking has been de-prioritised – despite the probe lasting more than five months – but admitted the culprit may never be found. Cabinet Secretary Simon Case left MPs frustrated about the progress of the investigation, which has been ongoing since the end
The sister of a six-year-old boy who suffered a fractured skull after being hit by an e-scooter rider has called for a ban on the devices for under-21s. It comes as latest figures show more than 70 people have been injured during the government’s e-scooter trials – including 11 people who were seriously hurt. Brooklyn
7:00 AM ET The NHL is a league of time-tested traditions, and one of the players’ favorites is the rookie solo lap. Last week, before Florida Panthers goalie Spencer Knight made his NHL debut, it was his turn. “Usually guys are excited, pumped up, going full speed,” said former NHL goaltender Roberto Luongo, who now
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in prison on charges of “propaganda activities against the regime” in Iran, according to reports. The UK-Iranian national is also banned from leaving the country for one year, her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told Emtedad news website. “Nazanin Zaghari was sentenced to one year in prison and one
Families in India are being left to ferry their loved ones from hospital to hospital in search of treatment as the country’s new coronavirus infections hit a record peak for the fifth day. Desperate relatives have been pleading for oxygen outside in the street as many coronavirus patients have been turned away by overcrowded hospitals.
The UK is on course for its strongest annual growth since the Second World War after a resilient performance through latest lockdowns, according to a respected economic forecaster. Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand by 6.8% this year, according to the EY ITEM Club – which would be the fastest pace since 1941.
Distressing footage has been released of a mother and her two young children being lowered down a nine metres (30ft) wall using a rope on the US-Mexico border. The family, who are undocumented migrants from Venezuela, were helped over the border wall by human smugglers about three miles (4.8km) west of the Calexico West Port
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NASA’s mini helicopter Ingenuity on Sunday successfully completed its third flight on Mars, moving farther and faster than ever before, with a peak speed of 6.6 feet per second. After two initial flights during which the craft hovered above the Red Planet’s surface, the helicopter on this third flight covered 64 feet (50 metres) of
The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch a data relay satellite that will help maintain contact with the Gagangyaan mission throughout after the launch, sources said. The satellite will be launched before the final leg of the Gaganyaan mission, which will send astronauts to the Lower Earth Orbit (LEO). The first leg - the unmanned mission
The Huawei logo is seen at the IFA consumer technology fair, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany September 3, 2020. Michele Tantussi | Reuters GUANGZHOU, China — Huawei is boosting its efforts in software areas like cloud computing and smart cars as U.S. sanctions hurt its hardware business. Last week, Arcfox, a
Nomadland has swept the Oscars with wins for directing and its lead Frances McDormand as well as best film – with British stars Daniel Kaluuya and Emerald Fennell also among the winners. The film’s victory this year makes it the second in as many years to have an Asian director and win best picture. It
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Restrictions are easing in Scotland and Wales today, with retail and hospitality the main sectors to benefit. In Scotland, which moves from Level 4 to Level 3 of its five tiers of restrictions, cafes, restaurants, and beer gardens can open, along with non-essential shops, gyms, swimming pools, libraries, galleries and museums. Hospitality will have to