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New Zealand and India head into overtime with draw still favourite

The World Test Championship is taking place in Southampton New Zealand and India’s battle to be crowned as Test cricket’s first ‘world champions’ will go to a sixth day, but things will still need to happen in a hurry to avoid the inaugural final ending in a draw. With ‘timeless Tests’ a thing of the past, the last time a Test match was allowed to stretch beyond a fifth day […]

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Number of Covid 19 hospital patients in UK highest since April

Figures are well below that at the peak of the second wave The number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 in the UK has risen to its highest level for nearly two months. Latest Government figures show that a total of 1,378 patients were in hospital on June the 20th. This is up 21% from the previous week, and is the highest since the 29th of April. It is also […]

todayJune 22, 2021 1

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Wembley to host 60000 fans for Euro 2020 semi finals and final

The final is due to take place on the 11th of July More than 60,000 football fans will be allowed to attend the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley if they have a negative Covid-19 test or prove they are double vaccinated. The Government have announced that attendance capacity for the tournament’s closing matches at the north-west London stadium has been increased to 75%, which could see some […]

todayJune 22, 2021 2

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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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