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Joining trans Pacific trade agreement highlights UKs entrepreneurial spirit

The CPTPP is a free trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Boris Johnson has said the UK joining a trans-Pacific free trade agreement would unlock “unparalleled opportunities” as the Foreign Secretary begins three days of talks underpinning the Government’s “tilt” towards the Indo-Pacific region. The Prime Minister said there was an “exciting opportunity to build on this country’s entrepreneurial spirit […]

todayJune 22, 2021 2

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Harry Maguire pushing to return for England from six week injury lay off

He missed the end of the Premier League season with a high ankle sprain Harry Maguire is raring to return from his six-week injury lay-off and help England progress to the European Championship knockout phase as group winners. Having kicked off Group D with a 1-0 win against World Cup semi-final foes Croatia before drawing 0-0 with oldest rivals Scotland, a partially-filled Wembley will welcome the Czech Republic on Tuesday […]

todayJune 21, 2021 2

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Steve Clarke challenges Billy Gilmour replacement to make himself Scotland hero

Scotland take on Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday night Scotland manager Steve Clarke challenged Billy Gilmour’s replacement to make himself a national hero after the Chelsea midfielder’s positive Covid-19 test caused isolated disruption ahead of their crucial final Euro 2020 group game. Gilmour’s positive result will force Clarke to rethink his starting line-up after the 20-year-old earned UEFA’s man of the match award on his first international start during […]

todayJune 21, 2021 2

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Lead from petrol persists in London air despite 1990s ban

Until 1999, leaded petrol remained the primary source of lead emissions in the UK atmosphere New research suggests that lead from petrol persists in London’s air despite it being banned in 1999. Experts found that levels in London’s atmosphere have dropped drastically since lead additives in petrol were phased out, and currently meet UK air quality targets. However, despite this drop, airborne particles in the city are still highly lead-enriched […]

todayJune 21, 2021 2

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Love Island 2021 new batch of contestants announced ahead of series return

A contestant with a physical disability is among the newly-announced Love Island line-up, which also includes a civil servant, a model and a luxury events host. Hugo Hammond, 24, a PE teacher from Hampshire, was born with clubfoot and previously played cricket for the England Physical Disability team. He joins the new crop of contestants for the ITV2 series, which airs on June 28. Speaking about his cricket career, he […]

todayJune 21, 2021 2

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Flexible train season tickets go on sale in England

The scheme offers savings on certain routes for people who travel two or three days a week. Train passengers in England can buy flexible season tickets from Monday as part of an overhaul of rail travel. The scheme offers savings on certain routes for people who travel two or three days a week. They are the first step in major reforms of the railways announced last month in the Williams-Shapps […]

todayJune 21, 2021

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Laura and Jason Kenny banishing thoughts of making British Olympic history

Britain’s most successful Olympic couple insist they have put the prospect of medal milestones to the back of their minds as they prepare for next month’s delayed Tokyo Olympics. Laura and Jason Kenny can each become the top British male and female Olympians of all time if they bolster their cumulative 11-strong total in the Japanese capital. They have been confirmed among a 26-strong cycling squad for the Games next […]

todayJune 21, 2021 2

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Lib Dems tell Boris Johnson to scrap planning reforms after by election upset

The Liberal Democrats have heaped extra pressure on Boris Johnson by demanding he drops the planning reforms linked to the Tories’ shock by-election defeat in Chesham and Amersham. Sir Ed Davey described the proposals as “undemocratic” and a “free-for-all” for developers after his party snatched the Conservative stronghold in a surprise victory last week. He is hoping that the Lib Dems can capitalise on the discontent over the plans that […]

todayJune 21, 2021 2

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Hundreds of DVLA staff to go on strike over Covid safety dispute

Hundreds of workers at the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) are to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over Covid-related safety. Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union based in Swansea, South Wales, will walk out from Tuesday to Thursday. A series of strikes has already been held and the union is warning of months of industrial action unless the row is resolved. The union is […]

todayJune 21, 2021 2

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PM hands Sir Patrick Vallance new roles under science superpower ambitions

Sir Patrick Vallance will head a new National Science and Technology Council tasked with ensuring the UK’s innovations are used for the benefit of the nation. Boris Johnson announced the chief scientific adviser will lead the new group, which will be chaired by the Prime Minister and will be asked to review which prospective technologies the nation focuses on. Alongside his current roles that have seen him play a leading […]

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