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Envelope containing ricin was sent to White House, report says – The Guardian

Envelope with poison was believed to have come from Canada and was intercepted before reaching mail room

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Covid: Hancock defends ‘fair’ tier 3 offer for Greater Manchester – BBC News

The health secretary says the £60m offer “remains on the table”, despite local leaders rejecting it.

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image captionThe 2.8m people in Greater Manchester are the first to be forced into higher restrictions against local leaders’ objections
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said a £60m offer to help Greater Manchester deal with the toughest Covid restrictions “remains on the table”.
The area will get £22m to help enforce the “tier three” rules that begin in the area on Friday.
Mr Hancock said the “door is open” to more talks on a £60m package to support businesses and employees – but local leaders…

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Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands on asteroid Bennu in mission to collect dust – The Guardian

Spacecraft ‘kissed the surface’ in brief landing on asteroid 200m miles away from Earth in US-first mission

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A Nasa spacecraft has successfully landed on an asteroid, dodging boulders the size of buildings, in order to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for analysis back on Earth.
The space agency team behind the Osiris-Rex project said preliminary data showed the sample collection went as planned and that the spacecraft had lifted off the surface of asteroid Bennu.
I cant believe we actually pulled this off, said lead scientist Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona. The spacecraft did everythi…

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‘He can be world class’ – Rashford shines again – BBC Sport

For the second time in less than two years Marcus Rashford steals the headlines in Paris. How good can he be?

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Marcus Rashford has won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League so far in his career
The Parc des Princes is home to a speedy forward with designs on being the best player in the world, but not for the first time Kylian Mbappe was overshadowed by his opposite number as Manchester United picked up another famous win.
Nineteen months ago Marcus Rashford stepped up to score a last-minute penalty against Paris St-Germain and send Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into the last eight of the Cham…

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