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Haringey locals lament ‘no one cares’ as they’re forced to ‘build barricades’ to protect homes from sewage water
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Haringey locals lament ‘no one cares’ as they’re forced to ‘build barricades’ to protect homes from sewage water

Residents at a housing complex in Haringey have been left to clear up following severe water damage to their homes following Monday (July 12) night’s flash flooding across London. The New River Avenue development in Hornsey was completely submerged with many low level flats becoming flooded after water spilled in through basements. Sewage was still visible outside...

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Wildfires in several states are burning with worrying ferocity across a tinder-dry landscape As fires propagate throughout the US west on the heels of record heatwaves, experts are warning that the region is caught in a vicious feedback cycle of extreme heat, drought and fire, all amplified by the climate crisis. Firefighters are battling blazes from Arizona...

New Covid assistance package for Sydney businesses and residents
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New Covid assistance package for Sydney businesses and residents

A new commonwealth financial support package for locked-down greater Sydney is to be announced after the federal government signed off on a cash boost for affected businesses and households. The new Covid assistance package, which was approved by the federal government’s expenditure review committee on Monday, was finalised by the federal and New South Wales Treasuries before...

Free speech bill gives legal protection to hate speech, says Labour
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Free speech bill gives legal protection to hate speech, says Labour

The government has denied that its controversial new free speech legislation will provide a platform for Holocaust deniers on campuses, arguing that the bill is vital in order to tackle a “growing intolerance” in universities. The higher education (freedom of speech) bill came under sustained attack from Labour, which claimed the legislation amounted to nothing more...

Tech chiefs called in to No 10 over racist posts to England players
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Tech chiefs called in to No 10 over racist posts to England players

Boris Johnson has summoned tech companies to Downing Street to order them to do more to tackle online abuse, amid mounting criticism of the government after black England players were deluged with racist posts in the aftermath of their Euro 2020 defeat. The England footballer Tyrone Mings has criticised the home secretary, Priti Patel, for her...

France reports rush for vaccines after Macron tightens Covid rules
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France reports rush for vaccines after Macron tightens Covid rules

More than 20,000 French people a minute booked vaccine appointments in the hours after Emmanuel Macron announced that cafes, restaurants, shopping malls and trains would be out of bounds for unvaccinated customers from next month. “We’ve broken all records since the start of the vaccination campaign, and it’s continued during the night and into this morning,” Stanislas...

Hotel Chocolat subscriptions surge as Britons seek comfort from Covid
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Hotel Chocolat subscriptions surge as Britons seek comfort from Covid

Hotel Chocolat has reported a surge in subscribers as chocoholics have signed up to regular sweet treats during the pandemic. The upmarket chocolatier’s online and subscription sales will overtake store sales for the first time as the Covid crisis boosted demand for “regular happy treats” as well as gifts for family and friends, said Angus...