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Around 730,000 jobs lost since lockdown started

Around 730,000 UK workers have been removed from the payrolls of British companies since March when the coronavirus lockdown began, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

The ONS said that employment rates have continued to decline in the last month as another ...

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HS2 unveils German machines that will dig tunnel under Chilterns

HS2 Ltd has unveiled its first two tunnelling machines, which have been built at a factory in Germany.

The giant contraptions will excavate a 10-mile long tunnel as deep as 80 metres below ground in the Chilterns as part of phase one of the high-speed railway between London and ...

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Stunning photos from readers capture spectacular thunderstorm last night

THESE are some of the fantastic photos of last night's lightning taken by our readers.

A thunderstorm warning from the Met Office remains in place across the UK until Thursday.

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Zero-waste shop opens in Kirkby Lonsdale as South Lakeland becomes increasingly eco-conscious

THE latest in a string of zero-waste shops in South Lakeland has opened as the district becomes increasingly eco-conscious.

The Zero Pantry in Kirkby Lonsdale, which welcomed customers for the first time on Saturday, sells foodstuffs such as pasta and cereal as well as eco-friendly ...

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Zero-waste shop opens in Kirkby Lonsdale as South Lakeland becomes increasingly eco-conscious

THE latest in a string of zero-waste shops in South Lakeland has opened as the district becomes increasingly eco-conscious.

The Zero Pantry in Kirkby Lonsdale, which welcomed customers for the first time on Saturday, sells foodstuffs such as pasta and cereal as well as eco-friendly ...

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Heathrow passenger numbers down 89% in July

Heathrow’s passenger numbers were down 89% year-on-year in July, figures published by the airport show.

Just 867,000 people travelling through the west London airport last month, compared with 7.754 million in July 2019.

The latest monthly data reflects a slight uplift in ...

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Brian Blessed: The Queen loves Flash Gordon

The Queen’s favourite movie is not On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The King’s Speech, Bohemian Rhapsody … or even The Queen.

In a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of ...

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Trump escorted from news conference after shooting outside White House

A uniformed Secret Service officer shot and injured a man during a confrontation near the White House on Monday that led to President Donald Trump being abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference.

The White House complex was not breached and no-one under ...

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Around 730,000 jobs lost since lockdown started

Around 730,000 UK workers have been removed from the payrolls of British companies since March when the coronavirus lockdown began, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

The ONS said that employment rates have continued to decline in the last month, as another ...

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Football rumours from the media

New Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo does not think Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has a future at the club, the Daily Mirror reports. The 29-year-old joined the Italian giants last summer and only started 11 Serie A matches last season. He has been told he is surplus to requirements and ...

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Blessed: The Queen loves Flash Gordon

The Queen’s favourite movie is not On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The King’s Speech, Bohemian Rhapsody … or even The Queen.

In a somewhat unexpected twist, the 94-year-old monarch’s favourite film is in fact Flash Gordon, according to one of the stars of ...

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Kyle Kuzma drains last-second shot to push Lakers past Nuggets

Steely nerves from Kyle Kuzma proved the difference as the Los Angeles Lakers broke their three-game losing streak with a 124-121 win over the Denver Nuggets.

The two teams had gone back and forth all night before Kuzma stepped up to nail a last-second three-pointer from the wing, breaking ...

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Jawahir Roble ‘going all out’ to blaze a trail as female Muslim referee

The UK’s first female Muslim referee has set her sights on officiating in the Premier League.

Jawahir Roble, 26, moved with her parents to Britain at the age of 10 to escape the civil war raging in Somalia.

Leaving her home country, and all her friends, without a chance to say ...

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Melbourne virus outbreak steadies amid strict lockdown

An outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city held steady on Tuesday, raising hopes the strict lockdown in Melbourne was working.

Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, reported 331 new cases and 19 more deaths from Covid-19, equalling the record number of deaths set a day ...

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Heat, storms and flooding in mixed forecast for UK

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected for the north of England and parts of Scotland today amid summer storms following in the wake of the nation’s heatwave.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning covering most of the UK stretching until Thursday evening, although southern ...

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Kuzma drains last-second shot to push Lakers past Nuggets

Steely nerves from Kyle Kuzma proved the difference as the Los Angeles Lakers broke their three-game losing streak with a 124-121 win over the Denver Nuggets.

The two teams had gone back and forth all night before Kuzma stepped up to nail a last-second three-pointer from the wing, breaking ...

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On this day in 1991 – John Daly wins US PGA title on course he had never played

On this day in 1991, John Daly stunned the golfing world to win the US PGA title at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana.

Daly had been a tour rookie and ninth reserve for the tournament, and had to drive across the country the night before, and take part on a course he had never played ...

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Picture of the day – August 11

Mo Farah grabbed his second gold of the London 2012 Olympics with a thrilling 5,000 metres victory.

Farah, who won the 10,000 metres title earlier in the Games, was roared home by a crowd of 80,000 in the Olympic Stadium.

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt won 4x100m relay gold on the ...

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Maths developed by Alan Turing used to understand bird behaviour

Scientists have used mathematical modelling developed by Alan Turing to learn more about the behaviour of birds.

Researchers used the method to study why flocks of long-tailed tits segregate themselves into different parts of the landscape.

The team tracked the birds around ...

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Harry and William blew hot and cold with Charles, claims new book

The Prince of Wales’ official 70th birthday photograph with his family was a “nightmare“ to plan because his sons blew “hot and cold” with their father, a new book has claimed.

Finding Freedom chronicles the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s romance and brief ...

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Meghan trained to curtsy and survive kidnapping, new book claims

The Duchess of Sussex was given training in everything from curtsying to surviving kidnapping attempts to prepare her for life in the royal family, a new book claims.

In the early days of her relationship with the Harry, Meghan was also given advice about the jewellery she was wearing ...

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