Four Republican representatives say they’ll vote with Democrats
Welcome to our live coverage of US politics for Wednesday, when the House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach president Donald Trump for a historic second time.
Trailblazing photojournalist, regularly published in Picture Post, documented life in post-war Britain and up to the 90s
“Gentle pictures are probably dead as a dodo today,” Grace Robertson, the photographer who has died aged 90, told the Guardian in 2010, “but back then it was different.”
Back then was the 1950s, when Grace worked for Picture Post in Britain, her gentle style of observational photojournalism chiming with the postwar public’s appetite for images that reflected the small pleasures of peacetime Britain.
Announcement expected on Thursday after Boris Johnson challenged on issue
The government is apparently preparing to ban flights from Brazil in a bid to limit the cases of a new Covid variant reaching the UK, with an announcement expected on Thursday.
Boris Johnson dropped a heavy hint that travel restrictions could be imposed, as he was pressed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper at a cross-party liaison committee.
Next week’s closure thought to be related to semiconductor shortage caused by pandemic
Honda will shut its UK factory for four days next week as global supply chain problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic continue to plague the Japanese carmaker.
The closure is thought to be related to the unavailability of semiconductors, the computer chips used to run cars’ onboard management systems. The problem has affected carmakers around the world. Volkswagen has described it as a “global semiconductor bottleneck”.
Record quarterly rise of 82,000 CCJs in England and Wales comes ahead of lifting of repossessions ban
County court judgments (CCJs) against struggling borrowers have surged, leaving more vulnerable consumers at risk of being chased for debts as the UK prepares to lift its ban on repossessions.
The wind down of some Covid support, including payment holidays introduced at the start of the pandemic, contributed to a record increase in CCJs in the final months of 2020, according to the Registry Trust, which runs a non-profit register of judgments. They had fallen sharply at the start of the pandemic thanks to targeted government support.
Virus claimed more than 4,300 lives on Tuesday as death toll passes 380,000 across US amid vaccinations
The coronavirus claimed more than 4,300 lives on Tuesday, another one-day high, amid further signs that pandemic fatigue is likely to lead to further spread of the virus.
The death toll from Covid-19 has now passed 380,000 across the US, according to Johns Hopkins University – closing in fast on the number of Americans killed in the second world war, or about 407,000. Confirmed infections have topped 22.8m.