UK evacuation from Kabul to end in ‘a matter of hours’ | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The UK has stopped taking people into Kabul airport to remove them from Afghanistan, the defence secretary, Ben Wallace has said, and the evacuation process will end in “a matter of hours”. Accepting that there would be Afghan translators or others who worked with UK forces who would not get out, Wallace said these … Read more

UK toy chain warns of reduced choice at Christmas because of supply disruption | Retail industry

[ad_1] There will be a reduced choice of toys in stores this Christmas, and prices are expected to rise by 10% over 18 months because of supply chain disruption, labour shortages and higher transport costs, the chairman of the retailer The Entertainer has warned. Gary Grant, the founder of the family-run toy store chain, which … Read more

Man charged with contaminating goods at London supermarkets | UK news

[ad_1] A 37-year-old man has been charged with contaminating or interfering with goods with intent at three supermarkets in west London. Leoaai Elghareeb, of Crabtree Lane, Fulham, is due to appear before Westminster magistrates court on Friday. Officers in forensic suits were seen in Fulham Palace Road on Thursday at three stores – a Tesco … Read more

Boris Johnson: UK will continue with final stages of Kabul airlift | Afghanistan

[ad_1] UK forces will continue with the final stages of an evacuation programme from Kabul despite a deadly suicide bombing and gun attack outside the city’s airport, Boris Johnson has said. But while the prime minister said the UK had extracted the “overwhelming majority” of UK nationals or Afghans eligible to be removed, a series … Read more

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape | Manchester City

[ad_1] Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape, Cheshire Constabulary has confirmed. City have also suspended the France international pending an investigation. In a statement, the force said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge a man in connection with allegations of sexual assault. Benjamin Mendy, aged … Read more

Seven destinations to be added to England’s Covid travel green list | Transport policy

[ad_1] Travellers from seven more destinations will no longer have to quarantine after being added to England’s travel green list, the Guardian has learned. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Azores will move from amber to green from 4am on 30 August, in the final update to the traffic-light system before the end … Read more

Afghans who risked their lives for Britain are being abandoned to a terrible fate | Mary Fitzgerald

[ad_1] As the Taliban started searching their neighbourhood, Abdul and his wife began to hide with different relatives across Kabul. One night they narrowly escaped, fleeing through a back door. Abdul is still carrying the job records and ID documents that could be their only ticket out. But if the Taliban find them first, those … Read more

NHS planning Covid vaccines for children from age 12, reports say | Health policy

[ad_1] NHS England has been told to prepare to administer Covid vaccinations to all children aged 12 and above, as vaccine advisers continue to consider whether to extend the programme, according to reports. The planned extension to the vaccination programme would coincide with the start of the new school year. Children aged 12-15 in the … Read more

Afghanistan: US and allies warn of ‘high’ terror threat at Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The United States has warned crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as Britain and Australia cited the “high threat” of a terrorist attack. All three countries asked that people no longer attempt to travel to the airport, a distressing call as people with practically no other means of escape from … Read more