We’ve learnt so much this year – and not just how to languish | Health & wellbeing

The pandemic has taught us a lot about ourselves. Too much, some might say. Too much,…

Johnson to allow hugging and indoor venues to reopen in England from 17 May | Coronavirus

Friends and family will be able to hug and mix indoors from next week, while cinemas…

Australian politics live: Coalition talks up spending on infrastructure and women’s health on budget eve | Australia news

5.48pm EDT 17:48 With confirmation the international border won’t be opened until at least next year,…

Traffic light travel plan will let new Covid variants into UK, scientists warn | Coronavirus

It is inevitable that new Covid variants will continue to enter the country, scientists warned this…

Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium holds test event with 420 athletes including Gatlin | Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Hundreds of athletes including the US sprinter Justin Gatlin participated in a test event at Tokyo’s…

US ‘turning the corner’ on pandemic as vaccinations sharply reduce infections | Biden administration

The US is approaching a turning point where Covid vaccinations are sharply reducing infection and hospitalization…

The Guardian view on an NHS recovery: a shock is the last thing it needs | Editorial

On Tuesday, the Queen’s speech will offer a preview of the government’s plans for the health…

Logistics firm criticised for paying bonuses while claiming UK furlough support | UK job furlough scheme

A US-owned delivery and warehousing firm that counts Marks & Spencer and Asos among its clients…

Emmanuel Macron: Covid highlights need to ‘beef up’ EU powers | European Union

Emmanuel Macron has said national divisions during the Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted the need to “beef…

Labour needs new message as Tories reshape economic policy around towns | Richard Partington

Let the recriminations commence. In the aftermath of electoral defeat in its former industrial heartlands, Labour…