LIFE

Eight countries are removed from the list that demands a 10-day period of isolation.
Two studies suggest long Covid appears to be on the wane – and less common among kids than we thought.
Government ministers have signalled imperial units might be about to make a comeback.
A skit about the pains of connecting online has been making the rounds on TikTok.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jasmine Harman, Scarlette Douglas and Laura Hamilton unpack the secrets of the much-loved Channel 4 daytime series.
The singer said it is currently "financially impossible" for burgeoning British stars to tour in the European Union.
"It is still a pandemic, we cannot ignore the fact as much as we want our lives back."

AFGHANISTAN EXPLAINED

The Taliban have claimed victory over the last stronghold of resistance in Afghanistan.
Many Afghans feel abandoned since the withdrawal of US troops and foreign allies on August 31.
"Operation Warm Welcome" has more flaws in it than No.10 has acknowledged.
The militants are now in control following the evacuation of western troops.

THE LATEST ON COVID

Official figures published on Friday suggest England's R rate is between 0.9 and 1.1.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps is expected to announce an overhaul of border controls on Friday.
Children aged 12 to 15 can go against parent wishes to get the jab if they're deemed "competent" to make that decision.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said "there’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen".
The prescription drugs are highly addictive and only recommended for short-term use.
You might be eligible for a Covid booster jab soon so here's what you need to know.
Evidence shows that Covid-19, not the vaccine, is more likely to impact your sperm count.
Booster jabs, NHS funding, and vaccines for children are aims to keep the UK safe this winter.
Coronavirus vaccine booster jabs are coming. We’ve answered your questions.

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