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Johnny Depp due to finish evidence in ‘wife beater’ libel case against The Sun

Johnny Depp is set to give evidence for a fifth day in his blockbuster libel case against The Sun over allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The 57-year-old actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor Dan Wootton ...

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What the papers say – July 13

Calls for Britons to begin preparing for Brexit and for a posthumous knighthood for Jack Charlton lead the nation’s papers.

The Daily Express reports the Government is set to launch a £93 million “publicity blitz” to call on UK citizens and businesses to commence ...

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Baby success for England’s first reintroduced pine martens

The first pine martens to be reintroduced to England have had kits, marking a milestone in efforts to boost their recovery, conservationists said.

The native carnivores all but vanished from England in the face of extensive hunting and loss of their woodland homes over the past two ...

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England’s ‘B-Lines’ network of wildflower habitat to help bees launched

Rivers of wildflowers criss-crossing the country could help declining bees, butterflies and other wildlife move across the landscape, conservationists said.

A newly completed “B-lines” network of England, mapping out corridors of existing and potential wildflower ...

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Covid-19 patients can suffer serious heart damage – study

More than half of heart scans among hospitalised Covid-19 patients are abnormal, suggesting the virus may have a devastating impact on this vital organ, according to new research.

A study from 69 countries, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), found that 55% of 1,261 patients ...

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UK Covid-19 healthcare worker deaths among highest – Amnesty International

The UK is among the countries to have recorded the highest number of health and social care worker deaths during the coronavirus crisis, according to a report by Amnesty International.

The human rights organisation said that at least 540 frontline staff have died after contracting the ...

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What will change as beauty salons reopen from Monday?

The beauty sector will be the latest group of businesses in England allowed to reopen their doors from Monday as lockdown restrictions are eased.

However, many things will have changed since we were last allowed to touch up our manicures at the nail salon or have our pores pampered with a ...

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Beauty salons to open as coronavirus restrictions relaxed in England

Beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo shops are to open for the first time in four months as part of the latest relaxation of lockdown restrictions in England.

Spas, massage studios and physical therapy businesses will also be able to welcome customers again on Monday.

But businesses ...

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Twelfth of July to be marked with celebrations at home

Northern Ireland’s traditional day of parading to mark the twelfth of July is instead set to be celebrated at home.

Hundreds of Orange Order parades across the region have been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporters have instead been encouraged by leaders, ...

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More lockdown restrictions removed as Scotland enters phase three

Hospitals are to reopen to visitors, children can play contact sports outdoors and shopping centres will welcome back customers as Scotland starts its first full week of phase three of lockdown.

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Thursday that phase three of the four-step route map out of ...

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Matt Hancock: More than 100 local actions taken to curb Covid-19 each week

More than 100 “local actions” are being taken across the country each week to tackle outbreaks of Covid-19, the Health Secretary has said.

Matt Hancock revealed flare-ups are being “swiftly and silently” dealt with, while he said increased testing means officials ...

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21 injured after explosion and fire on US navy ship

Twenty-one people have been injured after an explosion and fire on a ship at Naval Base San Diego.

The blaze was reported shortly before 9am local time on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet.

Seventeen sailors and four ...

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Victory keeps Bournemouth alive in fight for survival, says Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe declared Bournemouth’s Premier League relegation scrap “alive” after an astonishing second-half fightback shocked Champions League-chasing Leicester.

Dominic Solanke ended his top-flight goal drought with a timely brace as the struggling Cherries dragged ...

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Sevilla edge closer to Champions League qualification after defeating Mallorca

Sevilla closed in on Champions League qualification as they won 2-0 against Real Mallorca at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Lucas Ocampos opened the scoring with a 41st-minute penalty that was awarded, via VAR, for a handball by Alejandro Pozo, and Youssef En-Nesyri added a second in ...

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18 injured after explosion and fire on US navy ship

Eighteen people have been injured after an explosion and fire on a ship at Naval Base San Diego.

The blaze was reported shortly before 9am local time on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet.

A total of 18 people were ...

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Government launches information campaign ahead of Brexit transition period end

British holidaymakers will be given guidance on travel insurance and taking their pets abroad as part of a new public information campaign ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period.

“The UK’s new start: let’s get going” adverts will be launched by the ...

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Golden Glove award would be down to team effort, says Burnley keeper Nick Pope

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope paid tribute to the team effort which has put him in position to win the Premier League’s Golden Glove award.

The 28-year-old may not have been able to add to his tally of 14 clean sheets, where he has now been joined by Manchester City’s Ederson, ...

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Southampton have nothing to lose at Old Trafford, says Ralph Hasenhuttl

Ralph Hasenhuttl has told his Southampton players they have nothing to lose away to Manchester United on Monday.

The Saints travel to Old Trafford unbeaten in three Premier League games, but they will come up against a United side in imperious form.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men ...

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer happy to keep the faith with Spanish stopper David De Gea

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his faith in David De Gea has never wavered as the goalkeeper prepares to make his 400th appearance for Manchester United.

Signed as a wiry 20-year-old from Atletico Madrid in 2011, the Spain international overcame initial struggles to establish himself as one of ...

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Pep Guardiola not losing sleep over looming Champions League appeal decision

Pep Guardiola insists he will not be losing sleep as Manchester City anxiously wait to discover whether they will be eligible to participate in next season’s Champions League.

City are set to learn on Monday if their appeal against a two-year European ban for alleged breaches of club ...

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Poland presidential election too close to call, exit poll suggests

Poland’s presidential run-off election between the conservative incumbent and the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw is too close to call, an exit poll suggests.

The poll by the Ipsos institute showed President Andrzej Duda with 50.4% of the vote and challenger Rafal Trzaskowski ...

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