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Cutting the cost of Covid tests for travellers | Letters

Mike Whittaker has a suggestion to reduce test costs for those wishing to travel abroad, while Catherine Dunn says that if the government invested in public health infrastructure, we would have a more effective testing system Your article (Airlines warn the cost of Covid tests will stop people going abroad, 9 April) considers the cost of Covid tests...

Five-year-old curator leads summer art exhibition in Bath

Astrid Cooper and her father are putting together ‘My Kid Could’ve Done That’, with about 15 artistsShe is the curator of a complicated contemporary art show and it’s fair to say she is proving pretty hopeless with the paperwork.Unusually, she is also insisting that her own artwork is included in the exhibition but, given Astrid Cooper is five, that...

13 million in the UK tune in for live TV coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral

The two-week period of royal mourning continues, during which the Queen will mark her 95th birthdayMore than 13 million people in the UK watched live television coverage of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral which saw a Queen in mourning, masked and sitting alone, during her first public appearance since the death of her husband of 73 years.The BBC’s coverage...

Hillsborough police face trial accused of perverting course of justice

Two former South Yorkshire officers and force’s lawyer accused of amending statementsTwo former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s lawyer at the time of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989 face trial on Monday charged with perverting the course of justice over the amendment of police statements about the tragedy.Peter Metcalf, who...

George Eustice: David Cameron has 'not broken any of the rules' in Greensill scandal – video

The environment secretary said the former prime minister’s behaviour was acceptable: ‘I think the key thing is that he has not broken any of the rules’Cameron ‘lobbied senior Downing St aide and Matt Hancock’ to help Greensill Continue reading...

Coronavirus live news: Gaza sees record death toll; calls for Boris Johnson to cancel India trip over new variant

Gaza authorities have received 80,000 vaccine doses for population of two million people; UK Labour party says PM should not travelGlobal death toll passes 3m as pandemic ‘grows at an alarming rate’Labour urges Boris Johnson to cancel trip to India over Covid riskAustralia plans staggered reopening of international borders in late 2021The obscure maths...

Labour dismisses Tory claim of ‘robust’ lobbying rules

‘Cosy relationship’ between government and lobbyists ‘stinks of sleaze’, says Rachel ReevesLabour has accused the government of being too complacent about the lobbying crisis after a cabinet minister claimed the current rules were “pretty good” and “quite robust”.George Eustice, the environment secretary, used the phrases in interviews in which he also...

GPs to prescribe financial advice to patients with long-term conditions

Under London pilot scheme support workers will help people claim benefits and deal with debtsGPs are to prescribe financial advice sessions for patients as part of a pilot scheme to help people with long-term health conditions.Under the scheme in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, doctors will send patients to see financial support link workers,...

Coronavirus live news: Gaza strip sees record death toll; calls for Boris Johnson to delay India trip over variant

Gaza authorities have received 80,000 vaccine doses for population of two million people; UK Labour party says PM should not travelGlobal death toll passes 3m as pandemic ‘grows at an alarming rate’Labour urges Boris Johnson to cancel trip to India over Covid riskAustralia plans staggered reopening of international borders in late 2021The obscure maths...

‘Rebel residents’ finally get their chance to testify to Grenfell inquiry

Resident who predicted the fire months in advance, and six other survivors will be cross-examinedGrenfell Tower’s “rebel residents” will finally testify on Monday at the public inquiry into the disaster, delivering evidence about what their lawyers have claimed was “indifference and hostility” from their council landlord.After more than 200 days of...

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