Covid: Gig with no social distancing to be part of government pilot

Getty Images Music fans in Liverpool are to get the chance to enjoy a near-normal gig as part of a government pilot event. The 5,000-strong crowd at Sefton Park on 2 May ...

Pregnant women should be offered Covid vaccine

Getty Images Pregnant women should be offered a Covid jab when other people their age get one, the UK’s vaccine advisers say. They say the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines ...

Helen McCrory: Stars pay tribute to Peaky Blinders actress

Stars have paid tribute to Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter actress Helen McCrory who has died of cancer aged 52. Cillian Murphy, who starred alongside her in the BBC ...

Covid-19 deaths pass three million worldwide

Reuters The number of people who have died worldwide in the Covid-19 pandemic has surpassed three million, according to Johns Hopkins University. The milestone comes the ...

Facebook board delays decision about Trump’s possible return

Getty Images Facebook’s Oversight Board has delayed its decision regarding former US President Donald Trump’s possible return to Facebook and Instagram. Mr ...

Biden backtracks on keeping Trump cap on refugees

Reuters President Joe Biden has reversed course hours after signing an order to keep the number of refugees admitted annually to the US at Trump-era levels. Mr Biden drew ...

Covid: Canada sounds the alarm as cases overtake US

Reuters The rate of coronavirus infections in Canada’s biggest province has reached an all-time high as hospitals warn they are close to being overwhelmed. A panel ...

Helen McCrory: Peaky Blinders actress dies aged 52, husband Damian Lewis says

Actress Helen McCrory, known for her roles in Peaky Blinders and three Harry Potter films, has died of cancer at the age of 52, her husband, the actor Damian Lewis, announced. He ...

In pictures: Helen McCrory’s acting career

Helen McCrory, who has died aged 52, became well-known in recent years for playing the commanding matriarch, Polly Gray, in the TV series Peaky Blinders. But much of her ...

Taylor Swift breaks The Beatles’ chart record

Getty Images Taylor Swift has broken The Beatles’ long-held chart record for having the fastest run of three number one albums. Swift’s re-recorded LP Fearless ...