FTSE 100 live: Miners in focus as takeover target Morrisons returns to London’s top flight

“Toxic cocktail” as optimism evaporates Richard Hunter, head of markets at interactive investor, highlights a number of reasons for today’s risk-off session. He said: “The persistence of the Delta variant, elevated inflation, supply chain blockages and raw material price increases are combining to form a toxic cocktail which is seeing optimism evaporate.” On top of … Read more

Carson Shepherd: Police in Scotland continue search for missing seven-year-old boy last seen in East Ayrshire | UK News

Police are searching for a seven-year-old boy who has been missing in western Scotland since Sunday. Carson Shepherd was last seen in the Afton Bridgend area in New Cumnock, East Ayrshire, at about 7.20pm. He has been described as around 3ft 6in tall, with short dark brown hair, and is of a slim build. Police … Read more

Coronavirus latest news: Body launched to self-regulate Covid testing companies

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state on Monday reported its lowest rise in daily Covid-19 cases in more than three weeks as some lockdown restrictions were eased in Sydney, the state capital, amid higher vaccination levels. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 935 new cases had been detected in NSW, the lowest daily tally since Aug. 27, … Read more

The Emmys: The Crown, Queen’s Gambit and Ted Lasso win top honours

N etflix‘s The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit combined with AppleTV+’s Ted Lasso to win top honours at the Emmy Awards – a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry. “I’m at a loss for words,” said Peter Morgan, the creator and writer of the royal saga The … Read more

Coronavirus live news: UK starts vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds; China reports 49 new cases | World news

1.32am EDT 01:32 China reports 49 new cases, down from 66 the day before China reported on Monday 49 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for Sept. 19, down from 66 a day earlier, according to National Health Commission data. Of the new infections, 28 were locally transmitted, all of them in the southeastern … Read more