Daily Briefing

Boris gets his jab

The Prime Ministers of France and Britain both get their AstraZeneca jabs, America grieves in the aftermath of the Atlanta spa shootings, and Tanzania elects its first female president.

Whitty and Vallance running the show

Whitty and Valance dash hope of a faster easing of restrictions, protests heat up in Lebanon and a big boost for British and global economic prospects.

The great escape begins

Millions of children return to school, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffes fate hangs in the balance and deepfakes ramp up a notch.

Do Sunak’s sums add up?

Economists have been expressing doubts over Rishi Sunak’s budget, Myanamar’s pro-democracy demonstrators take to the streets once more and Italy imposes an export ban on coronavirus vaccines.

Sunak v the Sturgeon show

Who to watch? The seemingly Teflon-coated Nicola Sturgeon giving her testimony to Holyrood or Rishi Sunak presenting his “whatever it takes” Budget to repair Britain’s Covid-struck economy?

Covid-19 cases nosedive

Covid-19 deaths across the UK are falling dramatically. According to the latest ONS data, there were 4,474 Covid deaths in the week up to 19

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