- NewsSky News
CCTV footage of the moment a driver parked his lorry and trailer and discovered the bodies of 39 illegal Vietnamese migrants inside has been played in court. Four men are on trial at the Old Bailey in connection with the deaths of the men, women and children, aged 15 to 44, who were found after the airtight trailer was transported by ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet in Essex. In the video from 23 October last year, lorry driver Maurice Robinson is seen walking to the back and opening the right hand door a little before vapour is seen rising from it in Eastern Avenue, Grays, at 1.13am.
- NewsThe Telegraph
Downing Street is privately working on the assumption that the second wave of coronavirus will be more deadly than the first, with the death toll remaining high throughout the winter. An internal analysis of the projected course of the second wave is understood to show deaths peaking at a lower level than in the spring but remaining at that level for weeks or even months. It is understood that the projection – provided by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) – has led to intense lobbying from Sir Patrick Vallance and other Government advisers for Boris Johnson to take more drastic action. "It's going to be worse this time, more deaths," said one well-placed source. "That is the projection that has been put in front of the Prime Minister, and he is now being put under a lot of pressure to lock down again."
- PoliticsThe Independent
US is seeing record daily increases in Covid-19 infections, and a world-leading case total above 8.8m