Last week we got a taste of things to come. As we head for winter without a Covid-19 vaccine, we will all need to get used to a new routine where, every Thursday, the latest round of local restrictions is announced. Greater Manchester was not the first and we certainly wont be the last.
When the secretary of state for health called late on Thursday afternoon to inform me of his intentions, I was not surprised.
Having successfully argued for more access to local data, we can now see most of wha…
Five F1 teams to appeal against Racing Point brake duct verdict – Autosport
Five Formula 1 teams have filed their intent to appeal the Racing Point brake duct case – with the Silverstone outfit itself facing up against a group of four rivals
Five Formula 1 teams have filed their intent to appeal the Racing Point brake duct case – with the Silverstone outfit itself facing up against a group of four rivals.
On Friday morning the FIA stewards issued their verdict on the case, which centred on the protests lodged by Renault at the Styrian, Hungarian and British GPs regarding the legality of Racing Point’s brake ducts.
Racing Point was fined 400,000 and docked 15 World Championship points, but is allowed to keep using the same duct des…
Behind the Beirut explosion lies the lawless world of international shipping – The Guardian
The disaster has roots in a global network of maritime capital and legal chicanery designed to protect businesses at any cost, says academic and author Laleh Khalili
At about 6pm on Tuesday, a seemingly small warehouse fire near Beirut ports grain silos began to fizz with red sparks. The sparks led to an enormous explosion, a mushroom cloud of water and debris, and a column of orange-red and black smoke rising out of the warehouse.
The shockwave pulverised nearby warehouses and apartment blocks, lifted doors off their hinges and shattered windows several miles away. At the time of writing, 154 people have been reported killed over 5,000 injured and 300,000 …
UK to urge France to crack down on migrant crossings – BBC News
The government is also looking at using “maritime assets” to stop people crossing the Channel.
Media captionBBC Breakfast’s Simon Jones at sea with migrants crossing the Channel
The UK will press French authorities to crack down on migrants attempting to cross the Channel in small boats, ministers have pledged.
A record number of unaccompanied children arrived in the UK on Friday.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb said the government was also considering how to use “maritime assets” in order to prevent crossings.
And, writing in the Daily Telegraph, Immigration Minister Chris Philp said migr…
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