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Chris Whitty: Long winter ahead as Covid-19 hospital admissions rise

Boris Johnson urged people to stick to coronavirus rules at a “critical moment” as his senior scientists warned hospital admissions are rising and Covid-19 is not under control.

The Prime Minister said no matter how “fed up” people are of the restrictions being ...

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More than 170 test positive for Covid at Cornwall meat factory

More than 170 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a meat processing plant in Cornwall.

Most of the cases at the Pilgrim’s Pride food factory in Pool, near Redruth, were asymptomatic, the local public health team said.

An alert to the national test and trace service ...

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French Open day four: Serena Williams withdraws as Rafael Nadal breezes through

Serena Williams was forced to pull out ahead of her second-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova.

The 23-time grand slam champion came into the tournament nursing an Achilles injury she picked up during her semi-final defeat at the US Open earlier this month.

Meanwhile, 12-time ...

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Raheem Sterling hits brace as Manchester City ease to comfortable win at Burnley

Raheem Sterling struck twice as holders Manchester City eased into the quarter-finals of Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win at Burnley.

Summer signing Ferran Torres also claimed his first goal for the club as City, bidding for a fourth successive triumph in the competition, made light ...

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Late show and cold showers get Steve Bruce smiling as Newcastle edge out Newport

Steve Bruce had the last laugh in the Carabao Cup at Newport – both in a penalty shoot-out and watching his players take cold showers at Rodney Parade.

Newcastle came within three minutes of exiting the competition after Tristan Abrahams’ fifth-minute strike.

But Jonjo ...

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues hot streak with hat-trick in defeat of West Ham

Dominic Calvert-Lewin sent another reminder to Gareth Southgate on the eve of the England squad announcement as his hat-trick powered Everton into the last eight of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 win over West Ham.

The 23-year-old opening the scoring 11 minutes in and then made sure of victory ...

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Manchester United make light work of Brighton in the Carabao Cup

Manchester United breezed to another victory on the south coast as they reached the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Brighton.

In a game which lacked almost all of the drama from the Premier League meeting at the Amex Stadium four days earlier, the visitors advanced with a ...

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Steve Bruce: 'We didn't play well - but we're in the quarter-finals'

STEVE BRUCE felt that the end justified the means as Newcastle United scrambled into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup with a penalty shoot-out win over Newport County.

Newcastle looked to be heading out of the competition at the hands of their League Two opponents as they ...

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Full list of lockdown rules now IN FORCE across parts of the North-East

THE Government has published its full guidance on the new lockdown restrictions placed on parts of the North-East.

New restrictions came in on Wednesday banning households from mixing in areas already under local lockdown-style rules.

It is now illegal to mix with other ...

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Match Ratings: Newport 1 Newcastle 1

How did the players fare in Newcastle's Carabao Cup win over Newport?

NEWPORT (4-4-2):

Townsend 6; Haynes 6, Cooper 8, Bennett 8 (Willmott 80), Demetriou 8; Shephard 7, Dolan 6, Sheehan 6, TWINE 8 (Collins 90); Amond 7 (Taylor 80), Abrahams 7.

Subs (not used): ...

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PM champions ‘local solutions’ but warns virus remains a national threat

The Prime Minister advocated “local solutions” to tackle the virus, which has so far seen nearly a third of the UK under some form of restriction, but warned it remained a national threat.

Boris Johnson said the way the virus is spreading may be different now to the way it was ...

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Vallance defends 50,000 Covid-19 cases per day projection

The Government’s chief scientific adviser has defended recent comments warning that the UK could see 50,000 coronavirus cases a day by mid-October.

Sir Patrick Vallance and chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty published the stark projection at a press conference last week, ...

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Five million people will not get railcard refund or extension

More than five million people will not be getting a refund or extension on their railcard, despite travel dropping dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The scheme, which offers people a third off some rail travel, is available to a wide range of groups across the UK ...

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29 tonnes of carrots dumped outside London university for art installation

Twenty-nine tonnes of carrots have been dumped outside a London university as part of an art installation.

Grounding, a piece by Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Perez Evans, was installed by a large lorry outside the Ben Pimlott building at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, which is part of the ...

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Newcastle’s late show sinks Newport and earns a Carabao Cup quarter-final place

Newcastle survived a huge Carabao Cup scare to reach the quarter-finals on penalties after drawing 1-1 at Newport.

Steve Bruce’s side won the spot-kick contest 5-4 after Jonjo Shelvey spared their blushes three minutes from the end of normal time by cancelling out Tristan ...

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Success at Exeter has Declan Kidney thinking about what could follow

Declan Kidney believes London Irish have a lot more to offer the Gallagher Premiership after they won 22-19 at leaders Exeter.

This Sandy Park success was Irish’s fifth victory of the Premiership campaign as they head towards their finale against Bristol on Sunday and then a short ...

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Watch police smash down Spennymoor door in house raid

POLICE have raided a property in Spennymoor, following reports from the local community.

Spennymoor beat team executed the warrant on Craddock Street, on September 23.

Officers have thanked members of the community for their cooperation. ...

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Police want to speak to man in connection with damage to Arriva bus in Darlington

POLICE would like to speak to this man in connection with suspected criminal damage to a bus in Darlington.

The incident took place near the junction of North Road and Thompson Street at about 8.30pm on Saturday, August 15.

Police say it involved an Arriva bus. ...

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Officers seize cannabis farm in North Ormesby

 A CANNABIS farm has been seized by police in Middlesbrough.

Acting of information from the public, officers attended an address in Kindersley Street, in North Ormesby, yesterday.

They found a number of cannabis plants, as well as other rooms in the house which had ...

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Newport County 1 Newcastle United 1

THE best thing you can say about Newcastle United at the moment is that they are somehow finding a way to spare their embarrassment. If it wasn’t for being able to score from the penalty spot, they would deservedly be in a considerable mess.

Three days after Callum ...

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Chris Whitty: Long winter ahead as Covid-19 hospital admissions rise

Boris Johnson urged people to stick to coronavirus rules at a “critical moment” as his senior scientists warned hospital admissions are rising and Covid-19 is not under control.

The Prime Minister said no matter how “fed up” people are of the restrictions being ...

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