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Wholesale energy prices hit second highest level in at least three years

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Wholesale energy prices hit the second highest level in at least three years on Monday, adding pressure on suppliers struggling to secure electricity and gas at competitive rates. Low wind speeds were to blame for pus...

West Hollywood votes to set highest minimum wage in US

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West Hollywood will provide the highest minimum wage in the US after the city council voted to raise pay in the city to $17.64 an hour. The wage hike will start taking affect in January for some workers and will gradu...

STI rates ‘at their highest numbers’ in US as Covid dominates health funding

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Health officials in the US are concerned about how to divert key resources to combatting a rise in sexually-transmitted infections (STI) that is now continuing despite the social restrictions of the coronavirus pandem...

UK records highest Covid deaths since March

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The UK has reported its highest number of Covid deaths for seven months, with 223 deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test for the virus. The daily death rate, which has not been as high since 9 March, brough...

Sunak ‘planning £2bn in cuts and the UK’s highest peacetime tax rate’

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Rishi Sunak is poised to usher in cuts worth £2bn for government departments tasked with meeting the Tories’ flagship “levelling up” agenda, despite planning for the biggest tax raid in a generation. The Institute for...

Only London’s highest earners able to rent privately at affordable cost, ONS says

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Only the top 25% of earners in London were able to privately rent a property in the city at an affordable rate last year, according to official figures on costs across England. Data from the Office for National Statis...

Australia Covid live news update: ACT sees highest daily cases; NSW records 864 cases, 15 deaths; Victoria records 1,143 cases, three deaths

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Icac to investigate NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian; ACT records 52 new cases and two deaths; Victoria records 1,143 new cases and three deaths; FTA talks with EU postponed; Queensland records three news cases. Follow ...

Coronavirus live news: UK continues debate over jabs for children; Australia records highest daily cases

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Sage expert responds to UK watchdog’s decision not to recommend vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds; 1,756 infections in Australia on Saturday

Abba’s new songs reviewed: a perky, moving return to pop’s highest peaks

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Abba Voyage is probably just going to be a cruise, I thought. Only in my dreams did I think it would be a new song. Then at 6pm came the news: a whole new album, with two tracks released at once to herald its arrival....

Hate crimes in US rise to highest level in 12 years, says FBI report

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Hate crimes in the US have risen to the highest level in 12 years, triggered largely by a surge in assaults on Black and Asian Americans, according to a FBI report. The 2020 data, submitted to the FBI by more than 15,...

Scotland records highest number of daily Covid cases

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Scotland has recorded the highest number of daily Covid cases since the pandemic began, as Nicola Sturgeon issued a plea to the UK vaccines watchdog to reach a decision on vaccination of 12- to 16-year-olds quickly. A...

Evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan ‘highest priority’, says Harris – live

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Vice-president says US military made ‘significant progress’ in getting American citizens and Afghan allies out of Kabul

Coronavirus live news: China reports highest cases since January; India reports lowest infections since March

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China confirms 143 new cases, the highest number since 20 January; India reports 28,204 infections, lowest since 16 March; record hospitalisations in US state of Arkansas

Coronavirus live news: more UK teenagers could get jab; highest cases in China since January

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Teenagers in UK could be given green light for vaccine; US moratorium on evictions; Sydney man in his 20s dies from virus

Florida reports highest one-day total of Covid cases since start of pandemic

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Florida reported 21,683 new cases of Covid-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released on Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking v...

Coronavirus live news: China reports highest cases since January; France adopts vaccine passports law

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China starts testing 9.3 million people in Nanjing as 76 new cases reported; French parliament adopts law despite protests

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