Stephen Hawking’s personal items to be displayed at London’s Science Museum

A collection of Professor Stephen Hawking's personal belongings and papers has been acquired by two UK cultural institutions and will act as a time capsule of his life and career.Selected items will go on...

Dominic Cummings: ‘Matt Hancock should have been fired 15 or 20 times’

One of Boris Johnson’s most senior officials said “we are absolutely f**ked” because pandemic preparations were so bad, Dominic Cummings alleged today.In extraordinary evidence to MPs, he said thousands died needlessly because the Government...

Eight things to look out for as Dominic Cummings appears before MPs

Dominic Cummings has warmed up for his appearance before MPs by posting a series of more than 60 tweets criticising the Government’s decision-making in the early days of the pandemic.What should we expect when...

Gemma Arterton’s Walden cancelled after backstage member tests positive for Covid-19

A West End play has been cancelled after a member of the backstage team tested positive for Covid-19.The play, from debut writer Amy Berryman, had its opening night last week and was on a...

Coronavirus latest: Labour demands withdrawal of ‘backdoor local lockdowns’

A 10-day quarantine for close contacts of someone infected by Covid will stay after June 21, even if people have had both vaccination doses.The imposition of quarantine for those who have been vaccinated could...

Confusion as Government warns against travel in Indian variant hotspots

The Government has been accused of “incompetence” after advising against all but essential travel in eight areas of England where the Covid variant first identified in India is spreading fastest.Officials said areas including Bolton,...

BBC’s reputation badly tarnished by Panorama scandal, says culture minister

The reputation of the BBC has been “badly tarnished” by the Panorama interview scandal but there are no plans to dismantle or defund the corporation, the culture minister has said.John Whittingdale told MPs the...

Sasha Johnson: Black Lives Matter activist critical after Peckham shooting, say colleagues

A female UK Black Lives Matter activist is in intensive care after she was shot in the head on Sunday morning.Sasha Johnson, a prominent member of the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP), has been...

The ‘twin crisis’ of affordability and access hitting NHS dental patients

The NHS is facing a “twin crisis” of affordability and access, a watchdog has said.Here are some of the issues highlighted to Healthwatch England and shared with the PA news agency.– People are waiting...

Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway says husband Derek Draper is ‘devastated’ by Covid

The 53-year-old former political adviser was in hospital for a year after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms and placed in a coma, but has now been reunited with Garraway and their children, Darcey and...