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media captionThe giant ship is causing a traffic jam in one of the world's busiest waterwaysA giant container ship the length of four football pitches has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal, blocking one of the world's busiest trade routes. Dozens of vessels are stuck, waiting for rescue boats to free the 400m-long (1,312ft) ship,…
By Cristina CriddleTechnology reporterimage copyrightBurberry/Tencentimage captionAn Honor of Kings character wears BurberryLuxury fashion brand Burberry has designed outfits for one of China’s biggest video games. Players can buy the clothes - known as skins – to adorn in-game characters. Tencent-owned developer TiMi Studios collaborated with the designer for its multiplayer online battle game Honor of…
image copyrightBEN STANSALLimage captionThe Tunbridge Wells store, on the list to stay closed permanentlyJohn Lewis has said it will not reopen eight of its stores once lockdown eases, putting 1,465 jobs at risk.The retail giant said some locations could not sustain a large store.Four "At Home" shops in Ashford, Tunbridge Wells, Basingstoke, and Chester will…
media captionHome Secretary Priti Patel says the new rules are based on the principle of fairnessThe home secretary has set out what she has called a "fair but firm" overhaul to the way people applying for asylum in the UK are treated. Priti Patel said, for the first time, people seeking protection as refugees would…
image copyrightEPAimage captionVaccine campaigns across Europe have started slowly, blamed partly on delayed deliveriesThe UK and the European Union have said they are working together to improve their relationship, after weeks of tensions over Covid vaccine supplies.In a joint statement, they said they wanted to "create a win-win situation and expand vaccine supply for all".The…
media captionEmergency responders led people in the area to safetyA gunman has killed 10 people, including a police officer, following an hours-long stand-off at a grocery store in the US state of Colorado.The attack in Boulder ended with police detaining an injured suspect at the King Soopers market. The shooting was live-streamed by witnesses and…
image copyrightGetty ImagesA £5,000 fine for anyone in England trying to travel abroad without good reason is due to come into force next week as part of new coronavirus laws.The penalty is included in legislation that will be voted on by MPs on Thursday. Foreign holidays are currently not allowed under the "stay at home"…
image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionStaff at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary gathered outside the hospital to mark the minute's silenceThe UK is marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown, with the Queen reflecting on the "grief and loss felt by so many". A national minute's silence was held at midday, which parliaments across the UK paused…
Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning. We'll have another update for you this evening. 1. UK marks one year since first lockdownA minute's silence will be held at midday as part of a day of reflection, marking one year since the start of the UK's first…
By Laurence CawleyBBC News, Eastimage captionEstelle Mirza tells how some people in Clacton at first viewed Dr Karamat Mirza with suspicion and would go for a second opinion from another doctor after seeing himNowhere in England or Wales has been hit harder by coronavirus than Tendring, a coastal swathe of Essex where the virus has…