Piers Morgan: end of the road for the man who never knew when to stop

Analysis: being ‘ghosted’ by Meghan may be behind the harsh words that cost the presenter his Good Morning Britain job

Once again, Piers Morgan has showed he simply did not know when to stop.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:15am
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'They were treated terribly' – why 'lad lit' veteran Mike Gayle is finally tackling racism

He just became the first male writer ever to win romantic fiction’s top award. The former agony uncle explains why his latest novel looks back at the ‘virulent’ prejudice of 1950s Britain

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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Rupert Murdoch at 90: what now for the media mogul?

Sun, Times and WSJ owner shows no sign of slowing down – and has big decisions to make, not least what to do with Fox

Rupert Murdoch may be set to join the tiny ranks of nonagenarians running global empires when he celebrates his 90th birthday on Thursday, but according to associates who have met with the media mogul recently, he shows no sign of slowing down.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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US House poised to approve Joe Biden's $1.9tn Covid relief plan

If passed, first major legislative initiative of Biden’s presidency will send direct payments to most Americans and expand aid

The House of Representatives is poised to give final approval to Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.9tn coronavirus stimulus and relief plan, a giant aid package the president has said is critical for lifting the US out of the pandemic and reviving its battered economy.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:00am
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New Zealand Covid vaccine rollout: hard-hit south Auckland to be prioritised

Residents over 65 or with underlying health problems will start receiving the Covid jab this month – but cricket team still wait for clarity

Plans to prioritise hard-hit south Auckland in New Zealand’s vaccination rollout have been welcomed by experts – though cricketers hoping to head for the UK will have to wait for clarity.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:36am
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No evidence £22bn test-and-trace scheme cut Covid rates in England, say MPs

Spending watchdog challenges ministers to justify the ‘staggering investment of taxpayers’ money’

There is no evidence to show that the government’s £22bn test-and-trace programme to combat Covid-19 in England contributed to a reduction in coronavirus infection levels, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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Major UK pension funds worth nearly £900bn commit to net zero

Church of England, Lloyds and the National Grid among those pledging to meet 2050 target

Major pension funds that own assets worth £870bn, including those of the Church of England, Lloyds Banking Group and the National Grid, have committed to cutting the carbon emissions of their portfolios to net zero by 2050 or earlier, in another sign of big investors’ increasing focus on the climate crisis.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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Fukushima radiation did not damage health of local people, UN says

‘No adverse health effects’ detected despite three nuclear reactors being destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011

Radiation caused by the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima a decade ago has not damaged the health of local people, according to a UN report.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:07am
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Help Hong Kong residents flee before it's too late, fugitive democracy figure urges

Ted Hui, who escaped to the UK while on bail before moving to Australia, says world must provide ‘lifeboat plans’ ahead of expected travel bans

Time is running out to help Hongkongers before the expected introduction of powers banning people from leaving as China tightens its grip on the city, a pro-democracy politician has warned after fleeing to the UK and then Australia.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:37am
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