TV watching and online streaming surge during lockdown

UK adults spent double the usual amount of time watching small screens, research shows.

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Coronavirus: Ethnic minorities ‘over-exposed’ to Covid-19

They “face greater barriers” when trying to protect themselves from coronavirus, a report says.

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Cornonavirus: Crisis-hit Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy

At the same time Virgin Australia’s new owner Bain Capital is set to cut around 3,000 jobs at the airline.

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NHS: MPs pilot system to measure delivery of key pledges

Experts working for the Commons health committee will assess whether policy commitments are being met.

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Anthony Levandowski: Ex-Google engineer sentenced for theft

A judge says Anthony Levandowski carried out the “biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen”.

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Schools ‘must come before pubs and restaurants in future’

England’s children’s commissioner says the fundamental right to an education should be prioritised ahead of pubs.

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Early-years workers quit ‘underpaid and undervalued’ jobs

You could earn more in Tesco, admits one pre-school leader as thousands leave the profession.

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Coronavirus: £800m to prepare Welsh NHS for second wave

Most of the money will be used to boost supplies of Personal Protective Equipment.

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Climate change: Satellites find new colonies of Emperor penguins

A search from space discovers new colonies of the Antarctic bird that has an uncertain future.

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Architects urge refurbishment tax breaks

Knocking down old buildings sends a wrecking ball through carbon targets, architects say.

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YouTube Music: Google to axe Play Music in October

The service heads to the digital graveyard as the company switches focus to YouTube Music.

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Seven reasons not to give up on poetry

Poetry will become an optional subject area in GCSE English literature exams next year.

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PC Andrew Harper: Attorney General to review killers’ sentences

Attorney General Suella Braverman will decide by 28 August if the sentences should be reviewed.

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London’s mayor proposes key workers get priority for cheaper housing

Sadiq Khan launches a consultation asking which occupations could be prioritised for cheaper homes.

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British Dental Association members targeted by hackers

The British Dental Association warns members’ bank details and patient case notes could be compromised.

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‘Don’t we owe these children a duty of care?’

The London grandmother who wants her grandchildren to return from Kurdish-run camps in Syria.

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Google-Fitbit takeover: EU expands launches full-scale probe

The European Commission’s move has the potential to derail the $2.1bn takeover.

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Welsh pubs and restaurants ignoring Covid rules could be shut

Pubs and restaurants must collect customer details and maintain social distancing.

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Home Office drops ‘racist’ algorithm from visa decisions

After a legal challenge to the automatic algorithm, the UK will “redesign” its visa process.

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Chronic pain: Antidepressants not painkillers recommended

Guidelines recommends not using common painkillers for long-term pain

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