PA Media Thousands of British holidaymakers have begun taking advantage of the easing of lockdown rules on overseas travel. Travellers from England, Scotland and Wales are jetting off to some countries in what the crisis-hit tourism industry hopes is the start of a recovery. Travellers can now visit 12 countries on the government’s green list,
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WandaVision, the Disney+ Marvel hit, collected four awards including best show at Sunday’s MTV Movie & TV Awards. After a year off due to the pandemic, the fan-voted show returned in front of an in-person audience at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The Marvel Comics-inspired mini series takes place after the events of the
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Getty Images US telecoms giant AT&T is reportedly close to striking a deal with Discovery that would create a $150bn (£106bn) streaming giant. A tie-up would bring one of Hollywood’s biggest studios and Discovery’s channels under the same ownership. AT&T owns CNN, HBO and Warner Bros, after acquiring many brands in a $108.7bn purchase of
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Unicef/Kokoroko The international scheme to ensure equal access to Covid-19 vaccines is 140 million doses short because of India’s continuing Covid crisis. The Serum Institute of India (SII), the largest single supplier to the Covax scheme, has made none of its planned shipments since exports were suspended in March. The UN children’s agency Unicef buys
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Reuters Taiwan’s government has imposed its toughest restrictions so far, as the island tries to battle a spike in Covid-19 cases. The authorities are shutting down cinemas and entertainment venues until 28 May, while limiting gatherings to five indoors and 10 outdoors. President Tsai Ing-wen urged the public not to panic-buy basic necessities. Taiwan –
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Dave Guest A major incident has been declared following a suspected gas explosion at a row of houses in Heysham, Lancashire. Firefighters, police and ambulances were sent to Mallowdale Avenue in the early hours of Sunday morning. Lancashire Fire, which sent 10 engines to the scene, said firefighters were searching the collapsed property. It is
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