Boris Johnson ‘remains in charge’ after coronavirus hospital admission, UK government says

“I know for him personally it will be very frustrating that he’s had to go to the hospital to have these tests, and he’ll want to be back in Number 10 (Downing Street ) leading from the front, which is his way,” Jenrick told the BBC’s Today program on Monday morning.

Despite Brexit, UK Quietly Using EU Funding to Repatriate Brits Abroad

Since the start of the crisis, the EU mechanism has funded 60 flights in total – Brussels is currently reviewing 200 further requests from governments for help with repatriation, including six states that aren’t part of the bloc, including, Iceland, Serbia and Turkey.

Channel 4 Chiefs Set For 20% Pay Cut As UK Broadcaster Eyes $92M Emergency Credit Facility

A Channel 4 spokesman said: “Channel 4’s variable pay award for 2019 was agreed by the Board in January, reflecting the strong progress made last year against corporate objectives. The award was communicated to all staff in January and was committed through the payroll system in February.”

Labour leadership: Corbyn appeals for unity after re-election

There has been speculation that a number of critical Labour MPs could return in an attempt to heal the divisions over the party’s future direction although a number are only prepared to do so if elections to the shadow cabinet – which were scrapped in 2011 in favour of the leader picking his own team […]

State hackers ‘probably compromised’ energy sector, says leaked GCHQ memo

All the reports appear to be linked, suggesting a widespread campaign to probe energy suppliers for weaknesses, and to steal credentials which may prove useful in future attacks. It is a matter of debate whether such a campaign can itself be called an attack, since no damage has apparently been done, but it will focus […]

Amazfit Bip review: One peculiar week with a $99 smartwatch

Swiping up from the bottom of the screen brings up your most recent notifications, and you can keep swiping up to scroll through the lot of them. The Bip can receive smartphone call and text alerts, along with all app notifications. However, Huami’s device favors some apps over others—in the Mi Fit app, you can […]

Ed Miliband returns to Labour frontbench in Keir Starmer reshuffle

Nick Thomas-Symonds, a barrister, who takes over from Diane Abbott as shadow home secretary. There was a return to the shadow cabinet for Rachel Reeves, the Leeds West MP who was shadow work and pensions minister under Miliband. She was made shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Coronavirus-related cyberattacks surge in Brazil

“In addition to the direct consequences for the victim, an incident can put a company’s entire infrastructure at risk if the device is connected to the corporate network – something that is extremely common in this moment of pandemic and self-isolation at home”, he warned.

Tesla unveils ventilator prototype made with car parts

In the video, Tesla engineers displayed two mock-ups of the ventilator, one with its parts laid out across a lab table and the other packaged and standing as it would in a health care setting. The device includes the “infotainment” system – the central display monitor that governs functions including a vehicle’s stereo and air […]

Dollar drops as record jobless claims make further stimulus more likely

The Federal Reserve last week launched new bond purchase and lending programs in an attempt to ease market logjams. It also committed to swapping dollars for foreign currencies with other major central banks after a desperate scramble for the U.S. dollar last week sent it to three year highs against the euro, 35-year highs against […]