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The high-profile figures who have breached coronavirus restrictions

A Scottish National Party MP has become the latest high-profile figure to breach Covid-19 restrictions.

The whip has been suspended from Margaret Ferrier, who has apologised for travelling to London to debate the coronavirus response in Parliament after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms ...

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Said Benrahma brace swells asking price, says Brentford boss Thomas Frank

Brentford boss Thomas Frank claimed Said Benrahma had added another few million to his price tag after his two goals sank Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Algerian midfielder Benrahma has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer, with Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Aston ...

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Stoke upset Aston Villa to claim Carabao Cup quarter-final spot

Sam Vokes sent Stoke into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after an impressive 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

The striker’s first-half header clinched a second Premier League scalp for the Sky Bet Championship side after their victory at Wolves last month.

Henri Lansbury and Keinan ...

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French Open day five: Jelena Ostapenko finds form to upset Karolina Pliskova

Former champion Jelena Ostapenko knocked out second seed Karolina Pliskova to get Roland Garros talking about a possible title challenge again.

There is no doubt about Novak Djokovic’s credentials and he raced past Ricardas Berankis, while Stefanos Tsitsipas had a much more ...

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Manchester City sink Arsenal to set up final against Everton

Manchester City booked their place in the Women’s FA Cup final after beating Arsenal 2-1 in an entertaining game.

City quickly hit their stride in the opening exchanges, with summer signing Sam Mewis controlling the midfield and pegging Arsenal into their own half.

Captain ...

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Travellers cancel Poland plans as country removed from quarantine exemption list

A concert pianist said the decision to remove Poland from the UK’s quarantine-exemption list will see him lose thousands of pounds.

Tomasz Lis was due to perform in the country on Sunday, but has since cancelled his plans following Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ announcement ...

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MP apologises for travelling to and from Parliament with Covid-19

An MP has apologised for travelling to London to debate the coronavirus response in Parliament after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms before testing positive and returning to Scotland.

The SNP suspended Margaret Ferrier after she acknowledged on Thursday that “there is no excuse for my ...

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Racing 92 squad forced into isolation with Champions Cup final looming

Racing 92’s entire squad and backroom staff have been placed into immediate home isolation after nine positive tests for coronavirus plunged preparations for their Champions Cup final against Exeter into turmoil.

The club are implementing a series of emergency measures to halt the ...

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Said Benrahma nets brace as Brentford reach League Cup quarters for first time

Said Benrahma gave his Premier League suitors a nudge as Brentford gained some revenge for their play-off final defeat with a 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Fulham.

Benrahma, the star of Brentford’s promotion bid last season, scored twice as the Bees reached the quarter-finals for the ...

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Colin Rattigan removed as BBSA director with immediate effect

The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association has announced the removal of director Colin Rattigan with immediate effect.

The governing body said it had taken what it described as the “unprecedented” step due to Rattigan having “fundamentally breached the BBSA ...

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These are the most expensive dog breeds to own in 2020

New research has revealed the most expensive dog breeds to keep and care for in the UK.

Experts from NetVoucherCodes.co.uk have researched more than 40 of the most popular dog breeds to compile a new list of the pooches which burn the biggest holes in owners’ ...

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Paintings destroyed in fire at Oxfordshire campsite

THE man who painted the ’talking portraits’ in the Harry Potter movies has revealed that more than £100,000 of his work was destroyed by a fire that tore through his West Oxfordshire studio.

Film industry veteran Steve Mitchell has had a studio at Cotswold ...

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Leys Pools and Leisure Centre to open next Monday

AN Oxford leisure centre is due to reopen its gym at the start of next week.

Gym and group exercise facilities at Leys Pools and Leisure Centre on Pegasus Road, Blackbird Leys will be re-opening on Monday, October 5.

Ferry Leisure Centre has already reopened its pools and ...

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Hatton Garden burglary gang member ordered to pay back nearly £6 million

One of the Hatton Garden raiders, known as Basil, has been ordered to pay back nearly £6 million from the £13.6 million heist or serve an extra seven years in jail.

Alarm specialist Michael Seed, 60, is the final member of the Hatton Garden burglary gang to be jailed in ...

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MP apologises for travelling to and from Parliament with Covid-19

An MP has apologised for travelling to London to debate the coronavirus response in Parliament after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms before testing positive and returning to Scotland.

The SNP’s Margaret Ferrier acknowledged on Thursday that “there is no excuse for my ...

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Lockdown should only be contemplated on UK-wide basis – Foster

Arlene Foster has said any new period of full lockdown in Northern Ireland should only happen as part of a co-ordinated move across the UK.

The First Minister said it would also need to be accompanied by fresh financial supports from the Treasury.

Deputy First Minister Michelle ...

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UEFA approves partial return of fans to stadiums for international matches

European chiefs will allow fans entry into international matches from next week, where local laws allow.

The UEFA Super Cup pilot scheme in Budapest on September 4 has been hailed as a success, paving the way for fans to return during the upcoming international window.

Spectators ...

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Trio celebrate England call as Bale steps up rehab – Thursday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from October 1.

Marcus Rashford continued the fight to end child poverty.

Morning!

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Johanna Konta must be smarter in shot selection, says Chris Evert

Chris Evert has questioned Johanna Konta’s tactical intelligence.

Evert, one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, watched Konta’s error-strewn defeat by Coco Gauff in the first round of the French Open and was left “puzzled” by the British number ...

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Lee Westwood leads the way after opening round of Scottish Open

Lee Westwood made the most of a favourable draw and some previous local knowledge to fire a flawless 62 in pursuit of a second ASI Scottish Open title, 22 years after the first.

Westwood carded two eagles in the space of five holes and added five birdies to finish nine under par in the ...

yesterday 19:11 open_in_new
Judge says US government’s lawsuit over John Bolton’s book can proceed

The Trump administration can move forward with its lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton over his tell-all book, a judge has ruled.

The US Justice Department alleges that Mr Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened contains classified information, and the ...

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