‘We pray and wait' Diaspora united as eruption cuts off homeland
Since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Seini Taumoepeau has barely slept.“I would say I’ve had four hours [of sleep each night] at the most,” says Taumoepeau, a Tongan-Australian artist and activist based in Sydney.
Sleep deprivation during pandemic ‘impairing one in four NHS doctors'
One in four doctors in the NHS are so tired that their ability to treat patients has become impaired, according to the first survey to reveal the impact of sleep deprivation on medics during the coronavirus pandemic.
Legal battle over Prince's estate settled with $156 m valuation
The estate of the singer Prince, including his catalogue of songs, has been valued at $156.4m ( £114m ), nearly twice an earlier appraisal.
Fears of attack on Ukraine grow as Russian forces move into Belarus
Russia has begun moving troops to Ukraine’s northern neighbour Belarus for joint military exercises, in a move likely to increase fears in the west that Moscow is preparing for an invasion.
Motorists in London could pay for every journey from 2024 under mayor's plan
Motorists across the whole of London could be charged for every journey from 2024 under plans being drawn up to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.
Everton's future rests on Moshiri learning lessons
Club’s billionaire owner must learn from his mistakes as the threat of relegation looms over Goodison Park
Embrace virtual worlds as a new reality, says philosopher
It is hard to imagine humans spending their lives in virtual reality when the experience amounts to waving your arms about in the middle of the lounge with a device the size of a house brick strapped to your face.
Cummings accuses PM of lying over No 10 party
Dominic Cummings has accused Boris Johnson of lying after No 10 denied the prime minister was warned against allowing a “bring your own booze” party during the first lockdown.
Credit Suisse boss quits over alleged Covid rule breaches
The chairman of Credit Suisse, António Horta-Osório , has resigned after the Swiss bank found that he had broken Covid-19 quarantine laws, with attendance at the Wimbledon tennis tournament thought to be among the allegations .
Licence fee will be frozen until 2024 but Dorries softens line on abolition
The culture secretary, Nadine Dorries , has confirmed that the BBC’s funding will be frozen for the next two years – but has softened her stance on the permanent abolition of the television licence fee.
Addison Lee taxi tycoon joins Tory donors calling for Johnson to resign
One of the Conservative party’s most generous donors has called on Boris Johnson to resign and stand again for nomination amid growing calls from Tory backers for a change of leadership.
By order of the Peaky Blinders: Birmingham gang drama gets an ‘uplifting' dance remake
The upcoming sixth series of the blockbuster BBC drama Peaky Blinders will be the last, but a new dance-theatre production written by the show’s creator, Steven Knight, is to retell the Birmingham gangster saga on stage.
A shambles after which the status quo cannot hold
There were mitigating factors yet England’s poor selection, fi tness and above all batting suggest a far deeper malaise
Green Rounds Off A Tale Of Second -Rank Stars The Tourists Did Not Plan For
All-rounder took key wickets in the fifth Test, Head was player of the series and Boland also excelled
Grill Behaviour – Why Working In A Michelin-Starred Kitchen Can Lead To Violence And Abuse
The physical isolation of chefs working in Michelin-starred kitchens can lead to violent misbehaviour and a feeling that “the rules don’t apply”, a study based on interviews with dozens of top chefs has found.
GSK Banks On Stronger Offer For Consumer Healthcare
With typical bravado, GlaxoSmithKline has dismissed three takeover bids from Unilever for its consumer healthcare venture with Pfizer, including one worth £50bn received just before Christmas.
Britain Is Too Risky For Us To Visit, Says Prince Harry
The Duke of Sussex believes the UK is too dangerous for him and his family to visit without state protection as it emerged he is taking legal action against the government to allow him to pay privately for police security while in Britain.
School Finds Shorter Week Lifts Morale Of Teachers
On Fridays, the pub next to Forest Gate community school in east London starts filling up from 1 pm.
Ministers hint at relaxing plan B measures as cases continue to fall
5 The number of days people with Covid in England will have to spend in self-isolation
Tennis star has been ‘harassed', say Serbian leaders
Serbia’s president has said Novak Djokovic had been “harassed … but not humiliated” and the prime minister called his treatment “scandalous” as the world tennis No 1’s home country reacted furiously to his deportation from Australia.
PM accused of attacking BBC to save his own skin
Boris Johnson has been accused of targeting the BBC in a desperate attempt to save his own premiership, as the Labour leader accused him of breaking the law by attending lockdown parties and then lying about it.
Knight keeps smiling before toughest test
England’s preparations have been significantly affected by restrictions before the huge task ahead in Australia
Future of BBC in doubt as Dorries announces end of licence fee in 2027
‘There will be a lot of anguished noises … It’s over for the BBC as they know it’
Italy We can't wear pink masks with decorum, police grumble
Pink masks are ‘eccentric’, the head of one police union has insisted
Kazakhstan Leader's claim of leniency for protesters met with suspicion
Kazakhstan’s president, KassymJomart Tokayev, who at the height of the unrest last week said he had given an order to troops that they should shoot to kill without warning, has spent this week taking a softer line and promising genuine reform.
Spidey fends off masked threat to Cineworld
The Hollywood blockbuster SpiderMan: No Way Home pulled in the cinema crowds in December, driving Cineworld’s box office revenues to almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels despite the rapid spread of Omicron over the festive season.
How to book a holiday during a pandemic
Gary Neville reveals he has joined the Labour party
Gary Neville, the footballer turned TV pundit, hotelier, property developer and university founder, has joined the Labour party and has not definitively ruled out a career in politics.
Can Ed Sheeran dig it? Singer plans crypt for Suff olk estate
Ed Sheeran is planning to construct a crypt under the floor of a chapel on his estate in Suffolk.
Calls for Andrew to lose his taxpayer-funded security and dukedom
The Duke of York faces calls to pay for his own security and relinquish his dukedom after being stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages in the fallout over the civil sexual assault case against him.