Issue 1381

  • Issue 1381

Shifting sands
Injury and poor performance looked to have ended Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s chance of emulating her friend Jessica Ennis-Hill’s success in the heptathlon. Now the Merseyside athlete’s back on track – and field – with hopes of a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. But it’s meant a complete upheaval in her life, finds Gerry Corner.

First responder
Such is the scale of Scotland’s drug problem that authorities allow Peter Krykant to run his Glasgow safe injecting project even though strictly it’s illegal. By Billy Briggs. Photos: Angela Catlin.

News of the Lancastrians who are finally recovering from long Covid, our what’s on guide for the return of live events, columnist Roger Ratcliffe, crossword, Sudoku and more.