Type to search

Daily Briefing

The US is “going in the wrong direction” according to Dr Anthony Fauci, as Covid-19 cases almost triple over the last two weeks. The surge is mostly driven by the Delta variant which is known to be significantly more transmissible than other variants, as Southern parts of the US experience the highest rise in new infections, where there is a greater hesitancy to getting the vaccine.

Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has pleaded not guilty after being charged with assault by beating as woman suffered from a head injury. Barton, who spent his career playing for Premier League clubs Burnley, Manchester City and Newcastle United appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court in South West London. The Metropolitan police said that the charge relates to an incident in a residential property in Kew, with the arrest being made last month on June 2nd.

University students might need to be fully vaccinated to be allowed to go to lecture halls and stay in university accommodation according to a government source. When asked about the use of covid-19 vaccine passports for students this coming academic year, a government official said, “we aren’t ruling it out”. The proposal is motivated by urging young people to get their vaccines, as the PM is supposedly “raging” at lower uptake in younger age groups.

Its gold medal Monday for Team GB in the Tokyo Olympics today as the team secures three top place finishes at the Games. Adam Peaty took the first gold medal for Team GB this Olympics in the 100m breaststroke event, becoming the first ever British swimmer to defend an Olympic title. Tom Daly and Matty Lee won gold in the 10-metre synchronised dive, finishing just 1.23 points ahead of China. And the third gold was secured by Tom Pidcock in mountain biking, just less than two months after breaking his collarbone in an accident.

Suggested Articles