Could these Brits shake up awards season?

PA/Getty British actors Riz Ahmed, Carey Mulligan and Michaela Coel were among the nominees for this year’s Independent Spirit Awards. The awards honour the best in ...

Covid: Archbishops call for daily prayer after 100,000 UK deaths

EPA The Church of England’s archbishops have urged the public to reflect on the “enormity” of the pandemic, after the official number of coronavirus deaths ...

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca defends EU vaccine rollout plan

Reuters The head of AstraZeneca has defended its rollout of the coronavirus vaccine in the EU, amid tension with member states over delays in supply. Pascal Soriot told ...

Biden raises election meddling with Putin in first phone call

Getty Images US President Joe Biden has warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin about election meddling in their first call as counterparts, the White House says. The conversation ...

Insurers defend covering ransomware payments

Getty Images The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has defended the inclusion of ransomware payments in first-party cyber-insurance policies. It said insurance was “not ...

Dave Grohl: ‘I dreamt I was shot in the back’

Getty Images When he was 11 years old, Dave Grohl was convinced he was going to die. It was the early 1980s, when terms like Armageddon, nuclear winter and mutually-assured ...

Biden raises election meddling with Putin call in first phone call

Getty Images US President Joe Biden has spoken to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for his first time as president, warning him about 2020 election meddling. The wide-ranging ...

Costa Book of the Year: ‘Utterly original’ Mermaid of Black Conch wins

Ian Gavan The Mermaid of Black Conch, a dark love story about a fisherman and a mermaid torn from the sea, has won the Costa Book of the Year award. Trinidadian-born British ...

Capitol riot: Police chief apologises for pro-Trump riot

Getty Images The acting chief of the US Capitol Police has apologised to Congress for not having done enough to prepare for the pro-Trump riot earlier this month. “The ...

Covid deaths: UK passes milestone of 100,000

Reuters More than 100,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded in the daily figures. It means a total ...