Snowed in a pub for three nights with an Oasis tribute act… you gotta roll with it

Pub aficionados must have thought they had died and gone to heaven. For three nights, drinkers at the Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s highest pub, have been trapped inside with beer, food and an Oasis tribute band for entertainment.  The pub’s manager said the 60-odd guests and staff had become one “big happy family” after being … Read more

Covid live news: UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron cases; Israel bans all visitors

11.01pm EST 23:01 Germany has reported another 44,401 Covid cases, tasking its total to 5,761,696. There were also another 104 deaths from Covid in the past 24 hours, meaning that 100,883 people have died from the disease. The health ministry in the German state of Bavaria announced on Saturday two confirmed cases of the Omicron … Read more

Friday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph – a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Friday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free. 1. Channel migrant disaster: ‘My wife was on the boat. I tracked the GPS … then it disappeared’ … Read more

Richard Madeley out of I’m A Celebrity as hospital trip bursts show’s Covid bubble

Explaining what happened, Madeley said on Instagram: “I’m absolutely fine. I started to feel briefly unwell in the small hours of the morning and was taken to hospital as a precaution. “By leaving the camp, I had consequently broken the Covid ‘bubble’ and as such I’ve had to leave the castle and all the wonderful … Read more

Channel crossing tragedy: Priti Patel offers joint patrols with France – latest updates

In the wake of the devastating tragedy at the Channel yesterday, the UK government must urgently take decisive action to prevent more loss of life. The UK must make it a priority to share responsibility with other countries to receive people into its asylum system – they must do this by providing safe and legal … Read more

Starmer says Boris Johnson’s social care plans are a ‘complete betrayal’ of north of England – UK politics live

How does someone in Redcar, where the average house price is £133,000, or Bishop Auckland, where it is £125,000, realistically raise the £86,000 without selling their house? I think most people would say ‘of course I’m going to have to sell my house to pay that sort of money’. You will have to defer the … Read more