Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state governors are going to talk on Monday with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry beefing up the country’s sluggish vaccination campaign
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Pensioner left ‘heartbroken’ after thieves stole his wife’s ashes as he slept
They broke into the house while Eric Doubleday was in bed.
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Downing Street could claw back Covid support money from European Super League clubs
Downing Street has said it does not rule out clawing back Covid support money from football clubs taking part in the proposed breakaway European Super League.
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Sky Sports make late Gary Neville change after European Super League bombshell
Monday Night Football sees Leeds United host Liverpool and Gary Neville is among the pundits for the game.
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John Lewis start work on renovation project at its Peter Jones shop on Sloane Square
John Lewis has embarked on a multi-million pound renovation of its Peter Jones flagship on Sloane Square, as it seeks to reinvigorate its estate following the permanent closure of a third of its stores in the pandemic.
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Alexei Navalny moved to hospital as hunger strike continues for third week
Alexei Navalny is being moved to a hospital as he enters the third week of his hunger strike over what he called inadequate medical treatment in a Russian prison.
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PM unable to name Conservative regional mayor during visit to South West
Tim Bowles became the first metro mayor for the West of England Combined Authority in 2017.
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Queen 'not in mood' to host family summit over Harry and Meghan Oprah interview
The Queen "hates confrontation" and her children have a tough time getting her to talk about "anything other than dogs or horses", claims royal biographer Ingrid Seward
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could perform unique ring walks for mega-fight
Fury and Joshua are both world champions which complicates the tradition of the belt-holder walking to the ring last
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Tottenham become latest to declare Jose Mourinho old news
The signs have been there for some time with Daniel Levy finally pulling the plug on what proved to be a hugely expensive mistake on Monday
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Prince Charles ‘encouraged Queen to make brother Andrew give up royal duties’ following BBC Epstein interview
The Duke of York stepped back from his public role in 2019 following the Newsnight interview
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Marks & Spencer shares meme in response to Aldi’s ‘Free Cuthbert’ jokes
The brand has launched a legal challenge over its Colin the Caterpillar cake
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Republicans demand action against Maxine Waters after Minneapolis remarks
Kevin McCarthy and extremist congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene accuse Waters of ‘inciting violence’ The Republican leader in the House of Representatives and an extremist congresswoman who champions “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” have demanded action against the Democratic representative Maxine Waters, after she expressed support for protesters against police brutality. Related: Daunte Wright and George Floyd: another chapter in America’s recurring tragedy Continue reading...
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More than half of UK would support indyref2 if SNP wins majority, poll shows
A survey found that most people in the UK believe that Scotland should get another independence vote if the SNP wins a Holyrood majority.
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Survey: Tell us what you think about the proposed European Super League
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and six other European sides have agreed to create a rival competition to the Champions League - but what do you make of the plan?
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Dani Dyer's boyfriend Sammy Kimmence admits scamming elderly men out of £34,000
Sammy Kimmence, who shares a baby with his girlfriend, former Love Island winner Dani Dyer, changed his plea to guilty on what would have been the first date of his trial for fraud
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Oscars 2021: The best-dressed men of all time, from Chadwick Boseman to Timothée Chalamet
Because men's fashion is so much more than a formal suit
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David Tennant used to pretend to be his own PA to turn down events he didn’t want to attend
Doing so helped him deal with stress.
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European Super League: Borussia Dortmund will not join new competition
German club and Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich remain opposed to the tournament
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Susanna Reid debuts post-lockdown haircut after GMB break
"Absolutely breathtaking"
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House buyers face highest ever price tags as average home jumps £7000 in a month
The recent extension of a stamp duty holiday, the return of some low-deposit mortgages, optimism over the coronavirus vaccination rollout and a shortage of properties for sale have pushed up house price momentum - but are buyers now paying over the odds?
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Terror officer Neil Basu’s job move may improve chances of being next Met Police head
The country’s most senior counter-terrorism officer is moving to a new job that could boost his chances of becoming the next Met Commissioner.
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Oscars: Most iconic dresses of all time from Audrey Hepburn to Gwyneth Paltrow
As award season arrives again, Sarah Young looks at all the gowns that have earned a special place in fashion history
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European Super League breakaway proposal and next steps explained
Manchester City and Manchester United are among 12 clubs to have signed up to a controversial European Super League breakaway
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RHS Garden Bridgewater tickets now on sale for opening weeks
And Salford residents can get in free on Tuesdays
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No 10 race report tries to normalise white supremacy, say UN experts
Human rights specialists urge government to reject race commission’s controversial findingsA controversial report into racial disparities in the UK attempts to “normalise white supremacy” and the government should reject its findings, UN human rights experts have warned.The report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, published at the end of March, concluded that while racism and racial injustice still existed, geography, family influence, socioeconomic background, culture and religion all had a greater impact on life chances. The report said it did not find evidence of institutional racism in the areas it examined, such as policing and health. Continue reading...
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Liz Weston: How the pandemic has shaken up retirement
More baby boomers reported being retired last year, as the pandemic accelerated departures from the workforce, but some older workers found new reasons to stay in their jobs longer
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Four summer cocktails for the sunny weather
Garden meet ups just got a whole lot more flavoursome.
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Wild in the city: Get out to enjoy our beautiful bluebells
Little wisps of mist are gathering in wooded patches. In the coming weeks they will form a thick blue fog. The bluebell season is the only time Londoners are happy to see any kind of fog, and it is nearly upon us.
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Spain and Turkey could be on amber list where you self-isolate at home post-hols
Amber list countries will require Brits to self-isolate at home when they're back in the UK - we take a look at contenders such as Spain, Turkey and Greece
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Oscars 2021: The politics of red carpet dressing and how celebrities really choose their outfits
Celebrities make awards season appearances look easy, but behind-the-scenes it is a totally different story
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Learn to make spring onion oil noodles and other Shanghai family recipes with this book
Here’s Ella Walker’s verdict on a new cookbook that showcases the food of Shanghai
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10 classic children’s books every family should read together
Marcus Rashford has launched a book club to help kids get reading.
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County cricket talking points: Essex rise from the canvas again
Essex found a way against Durham, James Bracey made his case for a Test cap and Hampshire marmalised Middlesex By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWhen Essex were 96 all out just after lunch on the first afternoon, you would not have put money on them being top of Group One at the end of the weekend. When Essex conceded a first-innings lead of 163, you would not have put money on them being top of Group One now. When Essex had three wickets in hand and a lead of 45, you would not have put money on them being top of Group One now. Continue reading...
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Everything we know about the 'chilling' Indian coronavirus variant
Public Health England announced that cases of a mutant coronavirus strain first found in India had been discovered in the UK, which some fear may prove resistant to vaccines
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Mesut Ozil and Ander Herrera condemn European Super League with ‘the rich stealing what the people created’
Ander Herrera and Mesut Ozil have led the player backlash over plans for a new European Super League.
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Universities must do more to tackle sexual misconduct and harassment – watchdog
The Office for Students is calling on institutions to review their sexual misconduct and harassment policies, systems and procedures by the summer.
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Ackley Bridge spoilers: Exit for headteacher Mandy as Jo Joyner leaves role after four seasons
A sad farewell and the end of an era!
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Love Island star Dani Dyer’s boyfriend Sammy Kimmence facing prison sentence as he admits to defrauding pensioners
The couple had their first child, Santiago, in January.
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Prince Harry ‘wants to stay in Britain for Queen’s 95th birthday and has not booked flight’
Prince Harry has not booked his return flight to the United States but will return as soon as his pregnant wife Meghan needs him, a source close to the couple said today.
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Open for entries: London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2021
Calling all housebuilders! Awards will celebrate innovation and excellence in today’s new homes.
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Woman says she filmed a ‘velociraptor’ running through her backyard
Cristina Ryan, from Palm Coast, Florida, thinks she filmed a velociraptor scampering through her garden in the middle of the night over the weekend.
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Shares in Super League teams soar as investors eye new potential payday
A breakaway European Super League has been roundly condemned by fans and football authorities, but for investors the money-spinning appeal was plain to see today.
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Aaron Chalmers and girlfriend Talia Oatway welcome baby boy 5 weeks early after emergency C-section
It's a boy!
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Ali Carter says it’s no more Mr Angry but is feeling dangerous at the World Snooker Championship
'I'm really trying to control my temperament'
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Man who fell from cliff arrested for murder of woman found dead 90 miles away
The critically-injured man found on a rocky Norfolk beach turned out to be the main suspect in the murder of a woman in Leicester.
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Sparks musical with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard to open Cannes film festival
Written by Ron and Russell Mael and set in Los Angeles, Annette is the first English-language film by Holy Motors director Leos CaraxThe rescheduled 2021 edition of the Cannes film festival has picked Annette, a new film from Holy Motors director Leos Carax and starring Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, for its high-profile opening slot.The musical, written by Sparks duo Ron and Russell Mael, is described by the festival as “the story of Henry, a standup comedian with a fierce sense of humour, and Ann, a singer of international renown … They are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamorous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.” It is Carax’s first English-language film and is set in Los Angeles. Continue reading...
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Nasa’s Mars helicopter makes first-ever powered flight on another planet
Ingenuity successfully takes flight, hovering at height of 3 metres before touching back downNasa’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has completed the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency has announced.The small helicopter successfully took flight on the red planet on Monday morning, hovering in the air at around 10 feet (3 metres), before descending and touching back down on the Martian surface. Continue reading...
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