As the Government considers adding France to its “red list” of countries from which direct flights are banned, British holidaymakers are being urged to turn their attention to holidays on home soil this summer.
Indeed, overseas holidays are banned under UK law from today as new legislation comes into force, with those travelling abroad without a “reasonable excuse” facing fines of up to £5,000.
New breed of apps aiming to help us eat more healthily
They are billed as the next step in health optimisation. A new breed of apps tracking our blood sugar is hoping to make us eat more sensibly and snack less. However, experts warn the data overload from sugar sensors could do more harm than good. Charlotte Lytton tried out one of the apps to see what it is like to have a nutritionist in your pocket.
At a glance: Coronavirus evening briefing
Also in the news: Today’s other headlines
Private school rape culture | Parents have been told to hand their sons into police if they believe they have been responsible for a sexual assault, a senior officer has urged in the wake of the private schools rape culture scandal. Read on for Chief Constable Simon Bailey’s comments as over 7,000 incidents were logged on a website set up for potential victims.
Around the world: China and Russia’s military arsenal
Peel away the euphemisms, and Britain’s Integrated Review of defence and security policy identified two global adversaries: Xi Jinping’s China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Both countries have invested heavily in their own military modernisation over the past few decades. But they have different priorities, and present radically different challenges.
‘Capt Tom taught me all about the British spirit’
Michael Ball reveals to James Hall his role in the NHS hero’s funeral and why he’s written a song in memory of Victoria Wood
Hedge fund sell-off hits markets | Credit Suisse and Nomura have warned they face giant losses as some of the world’s biggest investment banks tally their exposure to defaults associated with hedge fund Archegos Capital Management. Read on for details.
F1 title race | For the first time in years, Red Bull and Mercedes looks tantalisingly close – but can the greatest team in F1 history really be beaten? Luke Slater analyses what Red Bull must do to topple its rival.
Three things for tonight
And finally… for this evening’s downtime
The nation’s village hall turns 150 | Celebrating a centenary and a half today, the Royal Albert Hall symbolises Britain’s rich cultural heritage – and our national oddball streak. Alex Diggins tells the London venue’s story – from mass weddings to Pink Floyd’s “lunacy”.