At least we know Boris Johnson has now half closed the stable door

The prime minister has two moods: sheepish and ebullient. At yesterday’s coronavirus briefing in Downing Street he was sheepish. He didn’t want to be there. The briefing was late starting, briskly conducted and brought to an abrupt end. But the scientific advisers made him do it. The India variant isContinue Reading

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Anthony Mackie just hinted at a mysterious new Marvel movie

Sam Wilson is Captain America — that much is clear after the Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale. The heroes know it, the villains know it, and the government knows it. Anthony Mackie is now Captain America in the real world as well. As much as we love Chris Evans’s Steve Rogers,Continue Reading

Sadiq Khan victorious as he secures second term as London mayor with majority

Sadiq Khan won a second term as London mayor tonight after securing an ultimately decisive victory over Shaun Bailey. Labour incumbent Mr Khan polled 1,206,034 votes – the second highest total in the history of the London mayoralty – compared with 977,601 for his Tory challenger. This gave Mr KhanContinue Reading

COVID UK records another five coronavirus deaths and cases

The UK has recorded another five COVID deaths and 2,047 more cases in the latest daily figures. It compares with seven deaths and 1,907 cases this time last week, while the latest seven-day rolling average is 11.3 and 2,080. On Friday, 119,240 first vaccine doses were administered across the UK,Continue Reading

Warriors Damion Lee says he got coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated

Approximately 99.99% of fully vaccinated people in the United States have avoided coronavirus cases. That’s no exaggeration. Though this is probably a slight undercount due to untested people, the CDC found vaccines to be about that effective. Your browser does not support iframes. But a relatively small number of breakthrough infectionsContinue Reading

At least dead as Mexico City metro overpass collapses

At least 15 people have died after an overpass in Mexico City collapsed, derailing a train and leaving cars trapped under rubble. More than 30 people have also been taken to hospital after the accident, said the country’s civil protection agency. Emergency crews and firefighters have been searching through theContinue Reading