Lockdown effects feared would kill more people than Covid

The effects of lockdown could now kill more people than die from Covid, official statistics suggest. Figures for additional deaths from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that about 1,000 more people than usual die each week from ailments other than the virus. The Telegraph understands that the Department of Health has ordered a … Read more

Indian gang ran fake police station out of hotel for eight months

“For a regular police charge, they would charge 100 to 500 rupees, but for the allotment of houses and police duties, the bribe would be several thousand rupees,” officials said. The forms and complaints were never forwarded. “We have heard cases of fake cops or investigating officers in the country. This is the first time … Read more

Russia launches missile strike on strategic Odessa region

six Islamic terrorists have been detained in Crimea by the Russian security service FSB, said a top official in the occupied peninsula. The arrests of members of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir were unrelated to a recent series of explosions in Crimea that shook a military base and damaged infrastructure yesterday. “They are all being … Read more

Why We Would All Benefit From Feeling The Strange Famine

Aside from fasting, one of the best things we can do for our health is to stop eating throughout the day to allow our digestive system to do its job without piling up any more food. It’s our snack culture of frothy coffee, mid-morning “health bars,” 4 p.m. pick-me-up or late-night indulgence that’s also driving … Read more

Russian gas exports drop by a third for Putin

If Russia cannot sell the gas, Russia may have to shut down the fields, which could affect future production. According to ICIS figures, production in the first half of August was 36 percent lower than in the same two weeks last year. Production has also been lower than in 2020 since June, when demand fell … Read more

Emma Raducanu outruns struggling Serena Williams to return to winning ways

Wwelcome to our live coverage of Emma Raducanu vs Serena Williams in the first round of the Cincinnati Open. It is the pair’s first meeting and comes at a tournament that stands as a major warm-up event for the US Open. Raducanu’s form has been up and down since her stunning triumph in Flushing Meadows … Read more

Germany turns nuclear weapon into battle to avert winter crisis

Germany plans to keep its remaining nuclear plants open longer in a big U-turn as it strives to keep the lights on with less Russian gas this winter. Officials have concluded that the factories are needed due to gas shortages and that they can be kept open without safety concerns, the Wall Street Journal reported. … Read more

Ex-footballer says ‘love cheat’ reputation is justified because he’s never been faithful

AAs his career developed, he told the jury that he was starting to get more attention from women and heard the court hear him “enthusiastically embrace it” on Saturday night in Manchester. Giggs told the jury that he was immediately attracted to Mrs Greville, 36, who was appointed as his liaison for a PR firm … Read more

Jeremy Paxman Quits Hosting University Challenge

The new presenter of the programme, which pits students against teams of four at rival universities and colleges with questions such as “starters for 10”, will be announced later this week, the BBC said. First broadcast in 1962, hosted by Bamber Gascoigne, University Challenge is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year as Britain’s longest-running TV … Read more

Raw gas storage site cleared to fill in weeks

Centrica had previously claimed Rough was near the end of its “design life” five years ago and could not be safely operated, raising doubts about the integrity of several of its wells. Since then, it has only functioned as a production facility, with the company collecting the remaining gas and selling it to the market. … Read more