Department of Health confirms that from 5 January anyone travelling to England will be asked to take a pre-departure test Rishi Sunak has performed a major U-turn by imposing Covid checks on travellers from China from 5 January, after criticism from a growing number of Conservative MPs over his “dithering”. […]

Returns date from 2015 to 2020 and span nearly 6,000 pages as former president rails against effort by ‘radical left Democrats’ Six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns were made public by a congressional committee on Friday, ending the former president’s long-running effort to break precedent and keep them secret. […]

Flights delayed, rivers flooded and roads and railways disrupted by after-effects of deadly US ‘bomb cyclone’ Flooding has caused widespread travel disruption across Scotland with warnings over strong winds and ice heading into Hogmanay on Saturday, as the impact from the US “bomb cyclone” continues. Train services across western, eastern […]

Tributes paid to a football great – live updates and reaction Pelé scored a world record 1,281 goals in 1,363 games Pelé tops our list of the top 100 all-time World Cup footballers Observer Archive from 1970: ‘There is only one Pelé’ Pelé, the Brazilian virtuoso whose captivating skill and […]

Global superstar of football who was a hugely prolific goalscorer and three times a World Cup winner with Brazil Pelé, who has died aged 82 after suffering from cancer, is widely regarded as the greatest footballer the game has ever seen. He was the only player to have won the […]

Iconoclastic British designer rose to prominence by outfitting the Sex Pistols as punk took off in the 1970s Remembering Vivienne Westwood: ‘The rebel who was never without a cause’ Her life and career – in pictures Dame Vivienne Westwood, the pioneering British fashion designer who played a key role in […]