The organisers of the Notting Hill carnival have made the decision to take the event off the streets in its 55th year.
The carnival, which was forced online last year due to the pandemic, is normally attended by about 2 million people.
In a statement, the board of Notting Hill Carnival Ltd... read more
heir leaversâ proms are cancelled due to Covid, their summer festival tickets hanging by a thread. And they still canât celebrate the end of exams by going clubbing. But at least this yearâs GCSE and A-level students have now finished school for summer, albeit with more of... read more
The cold, tired and desperate relatives camped outside the Barrio Obrero general hospital in AsunciÃ³n donât need charts or datasets to confirm what they can see with their own eyes.
As Paraguay records the worldâs highest daily proportion of Covid deaths, the huddled families wait... read more
For the second year in a row, Covid has succeeded in doing what many had once thought impossible: toning down Pride celebrations. From Berlin to Brighton, Toronto to San Francisco, parades have been cancelled or put online, floats forgotten and parties swapped for quieter, often more reflective... read more
There is to be a four-week pause in the relaxing of Covid restrictions in Wales, the first minister, Mark Drakeford, will confirm on Friday.
More than half a million doses of vaccine are to be deployed over the coming month in an attempt to head off a fresh wave of serious illness.
The... read more
One of the most important art prizes in the UK is to be split between its six nominees after the Artes Mundi 9 judging panel said it wanted to acknowledge the âexceptional social and economic upheavalâ of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Artes Mundi â the Cardiff-based biennial exhibition... read more
ominic Cummings launched a lurid attack this week on the “chronic dysfunction” and incompetence in the government’s pandemic handling, singling out the health secretary, Matt Hancock, for most criticism. While few would want to rely solely on an account from Boris Johnson’s... read more
t’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? Of course every care and NHS worker should be vaccinated against Covid and anything else that puts them and their patients at risk. Those who remember people who had contracted polio at school with leg irons or paralysed arms know how to thank modern... read more
he Covid documentaries have been coming thick and fast. We have had films recorded in real time from doctors. We have had thoughtful overviews that piece together our and other countriesâ responses with the benefit of hindsight. Earlier this week, we had a Horizon special on the... read more
After Russia offered cars, Washington state spliffs, Indonesia live chickens and Hong Kong the chance of a £1.2m apartment, the latest country to reward people who show up for their Covid shots is the Netherlands – with soused herring.
Early batches of Hollandse nieuwe, or new-season Dutch... read more