High street footfall picked up sharply last week, apparently spurred by the announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown as well as sunny weather. Figures from data company Springboard showed visits to retail destinations rose by 11% compared to the week before in what was described as “ever clearer evidence of lockdown fatigue“. Live COVID
Prince Philip has been moved to a different hospital and will continue to be treated for an infection. The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London just under two weeks ago as a “precautionary measure” after feeling unwell. A Buckingham Palace statement said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was today
A man who claims he has fathered dozens of children by offering sperm donations online says demand has risen during the coronavirus pandemic. The 29-year-old American – who uses the name Kyle Gordy to discuss his sperm donations – claims he has produced at least 35 children and has another six babies on the way.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has apologised following sexual harassment allegations against him but has refused to stand down. In his first public appearance since three women accused him of inappropriate touching and offensive remarks, the Democrat said he had “learned an important lesson”. “I now understand that I acted in a way that made
New York governor’s has admitted some of his behaviour towards women “may have been insensitive or too personal” as he agreed to cooperate with a harassment investigation. Andrew Cuomo said he had teased people about their personal lives to be “playful” but denied propositioning anyone or any inappropriate touching. Two women have made claims against
SpaceX has cancelled the planned launch of a Falcon 9 carrier rocket with 60 Starlink satellites. “Auto-abort at T-1:24 ahead of tonight’s Falcon 9 launch of Starlink; next launch opportunity is tomorrow, March 1 at 8:15 p.m. EST [03:15 GMT on Tuesday],” SpaceX said on Twitter on Sunday. Auto-abort at T-1:24 ahead of tonight’s Falcon
A Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday carrying Russia’s first satellite for monitoring the Arctic’s climate, the Roscosmos space agency said. Video published by the Russian space agency showed the Soyuz blaster launching against grey skies at 0655 GMT (12:25pm IST), carrying an Arktika-M satellite. Space agency chief Dmitry
Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the first set of mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station’s oldest and most degraded solar wings. But
The Crown reigned with several awards at this year’s Golden Globes, as other British stars including Sacha Baron Cohen and John Boyega were also big winners. On the night the ceremony went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chloe Zhao became only the second woman to win the best director prize, for Nomadland, while the
Tesla’s controversial ‘yoke’ steering wheel in the new and updated Model S has spotted in the wild for the first time. Last month, Tesla officially unveiled the new Model S and Model X refresh. The unveiling of the new vehicle was somewhat strangely on the sidelines of the release of its Q4 and full-year 2020 earnings.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks prior to signing an executive order, aimed at addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, February 24, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Without naming Amazon specifically, President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed support for a closely watched union vote
7:02 PM ET Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — PGA champion Collin Morikawa shook off an early mistake and played a steady hand on a Concession golf course known for calamity, closing with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot victory in the Workday Championship. Morikawa picked up a few short-game tips from major champions – Mark
Not many defeated leaders could arrive an hour late for a speech but still be greeted with a standing ovation. It’s 39 days since we last heard from the former president Trump; five-and-a-half weeks to stew on defeat and consider his future. “Have you missed me, CPAC?” he asked the crowd at the Conservative Political