China builds thousands of test cabins to live with Covid-19, but at what cost?

As Beijing struggles to stem the resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, the city has deployed more than 9,000 testing stations to regularly screen people. WSJ’s Yoko Kubota visits one of them to unpack the costs of China’s commitment to its zero Covid policy. Photo: David Sahay for WSJ

Wigan wins Challenge Cup in death to leave Huddersfield devastated

Thornley found Bevan French on the right wing and showed impressive speed to run down the flank and then the intelligence to find Field with a perfect inside pass that sent the Aussie full-back over the line. Smith converted to make it 12-10 and put Wigan ahead for the first time. Lolohea’s misery with the … Read more

Tower of London ‘superbloom’ struggling to bloom ahead of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Nigel Dunnett, who conceived the planting scheme in his role as Professor of Plantation Design and Urban Horticulture in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, said last-minute luck was on their side, with a recent demonstration of “very of flowers” ​​to save the opening of the Jubilee. “We always knew it … Read more

Giro d’Italia 2022, stage 20 – Live updates from brutal day in the Dolomites

ONEAfter about 32km of racing, the Ineos Grenadiers spread out at the front of the pack in an attempt to slow down the race a little, letting the breakaway buy more time. That suggests they aren’t too concerned – not yet, anyway – about winning the stage, but are focused on controlling the overall standings. … Read more

Donald Trump says gun control advocates are ‘exploiting the tears of sobbing families’ in NRA speech

The initial response appears to have diverged from the guidance widely implemented since the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, which says officers should chase gunmen inside buildings without waiting for specialist reinforcements. According to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s own policy manual, “the first two to five responding officers must form a single … Read more

French Open 2022 latest scores and updates

HHello and welcome to coverage of Cameron Norrie’s French Open third round matchup against Karen Khachanov. Norrie is the last Briton standing in the singles draw after getting through his first two matches of the tournament in Paris. The British number 1 is in fine form after winning the Lyon Open before playing at Roland … Read more

Boris Johnson’s anti-corruption czar contemplates sending letter of distrust

He acknowledged that Johnson had “a really important start” on culture reform at Downing Street, including a thorough overhaul of senior staff, but alluded to “a lot of anger” in his own party. Asked if he had sent a letter, Penrose replied, “Forgive me, I’m still thinking about it, so I’m going to sleep on … Read more

Wimbledon to release ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs’ on women’s honors plaques

The practice of giving winning married women their husbands’ initials and surnames is also changing. When Chris Evert won her second title in 1981, her singles title was registered as Mrs JM Lloyd due to her marriage to John Lloyd. The new board will be changed to C Evert Lloyd for the 1981 entry. Billie-Jean … Read more

The unexpected tax return is not a distraction from the Sue Gray report, insists Steve Barclay

Iabour has been asking for an unexpected tax for months and the government had said it wasn’t attracted to the idea, but it wasn’t being ruled out in the future. Steve Barclay, the number 10 chief of staff, was asked why Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak changed their minds about the tax and he said … Read more

Landlords face £23bn bill to comply with government green rules

Homeowners face a £23bn bill to upgrade properties to meet the government’s new green energy rules. Homeowners will have to pay to upgrade their properties to meet a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of “C-band”. The expected term for newly leased properties is 2025. For all existing leases, the term will be 2028. The new … Read more