There has been a 60% drop in people wearing face coverings on public transport, according to Network Rail.
Tech start-ups in London raised nearly as much in the first six months of 2021 as they did in the whole of last year, helping the British capital to retain its joint status with New York as the top location outside of Silicon Valley, new data shows. According to rankings compiled by Startup Genome, London scored highly for funding, talent and connections, despite the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. It maintained its second position tied with New York for the second year in a row, the research released to coincide with London Tech Week 2021 showed.
A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's principal aide on Wednesday morning, wounding the driver in what a senior official called an assassination attempt. A senior lawmaker said the aide, Serhiy Shefir, was not hurt. Zelenskiy, who came to power on a promise to take on the country's oligarchs and fight corruption, is currently in the United States at the U.N. General Assembly.