Starmer downplays expectations ahead of elections as poll suggests Tories set for Hartlepool win – politics live | Politics

Good morning. There are now less than 48 hours to go until polling opens for “Super…

Sir Martin Sorrell ‘optimistic’ for Covid rebound but predicts tougher 2023 | Advertising

The former WPP chief Martin Sorrell has said he is “extremely optimistic” about the economic recovery…

India passes 20m Covid cases as calls grow for national lockdown | India

India has passed a grim milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases amid growing calls for the…

Scott Morrison claims it is ‘highly unlikely’ Australians returning from India will be jailed under biosecurity laws | Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison claims it is “highly unlikely” that anyone will be jailed for returning to Australia…

Coronavirus live news: India passes 20m cases, US average daily infections fall below 50,000 | World news

12.49am EDT 00:49 Johnson and Modi to meet virtually The prime ministers of the UK and…

The Covid fines paint a bleak picture of pandemic policing that’s going to get worse | Micha Frazer-Carroll

When the government handed the police powers to detain and fine people under emergency coronavirus regulations…

John Oliver on vaccine hesitancy: ‘We badly need to convince anyone who can be convinced’ | Late-night TV roundup

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explained vaccine hesitancy and debunked several insidious, persistent myths…

US to authorize Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15 early next week – report | US healthcare

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for adolescents…

Criminalising citizens returning from India signals some are more Australian than others | Tim Soutphommasane

It has come to this: a government pulling up the drawbridge on its own citizens trying…

UK likely to give green light for travel to fewer than 10 EU countries | Travel & leisure

Britons’ summer holiday plans were given a major boost on Monday, as the EU confirmed vaccinated…