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live updates from Algarve as start delayed

And welcome to our coverage for the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix from the Autodromo do Algarve just outside of Portimao. It’s the first time F1 has raced in Portugal since 1996, when Jacques Villneueve won for Williams.  F1 has visited this relatively new track in

Giro d’Italia 2020, stage 20 — live updates

Today’s stage got under way at 10.09am and as it stands there is a 21-man breakaway up the road. Before today’s blog gets away in earnest, I can tell you that Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) is in the breakaway and added some points to his now

When will a coronavirus jab be ready in the UK?

Since coronavirus emerged in January almost 200 vaccine candidates have been put into development, with at least 15 in human trials.  Vaccines being developed by Oxford University and in Germany are the most likely candidates to be ready this year, experts have said, but there are also

what are the local restrictions?

Can I visit my family in one of the lockdown areas? If you are in a Tier 2, or high alert, area, then you cannot meet other households in any indoor setting. However, you can meet other households outdoors and in private gardens providing that

Scientists discover first nest in US

Scientists in the state have been actively searching for the Asian giant hornet since the first such insect was detected in December 2019 and after one of the wasps was trapped in July in Whatcom County, where Blaine is located. Several more of the invasive

Latest local lockdown rules for Scotland

What are the new rules? Scots face wide-ranging travel bans while shops, hairdressers and gyms in virus-hit areas would be shut down again under “complicated” new lockdown rules unveiled by Ms Sturgeon. The First Minister has published proposals for her five-tier system for imposing local

Will it be third-time lucky for Obama’s right-hand man?

Family background Away from politics, Mr Biden’s personal tragedies will unavoidably re-enter the spotlight if he runs for the presidency.  On December 18 1972, just weeks after he first won a Senate seat, Mr Biden’s wife Neilia and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in a