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AstraZeneca chief links Europe’s Covid surge to rejection of firm’s vaccine

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A decision not to use AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for elderly people in some European countries could help explain why the virus is currently triggering such high levels of infections in mainland Europe, the compan...

Pollution experts refuse to let Science Museum feature work over Shell links

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Two prominent scientists are refusing to allow their work to be included in the Science Museum’s collection because of the institution’s links to Shell. Steve and Dee Allen, who have carried out some of the most impor...

National Gallery publishes research into slave trade links

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The National Gallery has published detailed research into its links to the slave trade – including the connections of John Julius Angerstein, whose series of Old Master paintings formed the nucleus of the gallery when...

Jemima Khan cuts links with The Crown over treatment of Diana’s final years

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Jemima Khan, a close friend of Princess Diana, pulled out of helping to script Netflix’s The Crown because the story was not being handled “as respectfully or compassionately” as she had hoped, she has said. Khan said...

Joe Biden tells FBI to release files on 9/11 investigation – and possible Saudi links

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Joe Biden has announced the wholesale review and declassification of files from the investigation into the 9/11 attack, in response to intense pressure from Congress and victims’ families currently suing Saudi Arabia....

What links rooster, bear, lion and palm? The Weekend quiz

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1 Which novel takes place on one day in June 1923?2 What was guarded by the bronze automaton Talos?3 Which Australian prime minister was born in South Wales?4 What had the longest tail of any animal that ever lived?5 ...

Plymouth shooting: police focus on ‘incel’ links as shop CCTV tape emerges

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Police increasingly believe that anti-women propaganda may have fuelled anger in the Plymouth gunman before his attack, with his links to the “incel” movement a main strand of their investigation. Jake Davison, 22, sh...

Study links women’s middle-age height loss with greater risk of death

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Women who experience greater height loss during middle age may be at higher risk of death, research suggests. Scientists have previously found that shorter people may have an increased risk of heart disease, with rese...

What links Jessica Lange, Naomi Watts and Fay Wray? The Weekend quiz

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1 What was first published in Dutch as Het Achterhuis in 1947?2 Which town is named after a martyred king of the East Angles?3 Why is bacterium ideonella sakaiensis a hope for the environment?4 Which band has had No 1...

What links the LA Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers? The Weekend quiz

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1 What item of furniture was first mentioned by Wace in 1155?2 Which opera opens in Memphis?3 What has National Geographic recognised as the world’s fifth ocean?4 Which line is dotted with 142 forts known as ouvrages?...

What links Doctor Who, Fleabag and The Prisoner? The Weekend quiz

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1 A suburb of Athens is named after which English poet?2 Why was Anna Boch’s purchase of The Red Vineyard unique?3 How many people survived the biblical flood?4 Where did mudlarks ply their trade?5 What musical genre ...

Daniel Morgan inquiry highlights murky links between police and media

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The Daniel Morgan inquiry reveals no shortage of disturbing material about key elements of the Met police, the Murdoch press stable, in particular the cut-throat News of the World, and even some of the newspaper’s fie...

Manchester City chairman vows to replace Agüero amid Kane links

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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says his club intend to send a message in this summer’s transfer window and has vowed to find the right replacement for Sergio Agüero this summer. City look set to spend bi...

What links Glenn Close and Peter O’Toole? The Weekend quiz

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1 Ernest Bevin wanted “the bloody Union Jack on top” of what?2 What was dug up on Edith Pretty’s land?3 Adel Abdessemed’s Headbutt sculpture depicts which footballers?4 Who is said to have lived in Dozmary Pool, Cornw...

What links cybercrime, terrorism and illegal trade? Dark money

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In March, the government published its review of all the threats facing this country, and how it would respond to them, from hostile autocracies and cybercrime to terrorism and trade. Running through the pages of this...

What links Frank Sinatra, Christopher Lee and Steve Martin? The Weekend quiz

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1 Which London terminus is named after a prime minister?2 Which film boosted US sales of pinot noir wine?3 What was blocked in March by Ever Given?4 Which rodents’ migrations were mistaken for mass suicide?5 The Troja...

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