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Brazil death toll hits new high for third straight day

Brazil reported 1,473 more Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, the biggest 24-hour increase in the country’s death toll since the outbreak began.

The figure equated to more than one death per minute and means the country now has the world’s third highest death toll.

For the ...

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Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey reports ‘very high’ demand after sites reopen

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has said that orders have strengthened in recent weeks after restarting construction work on the majority of its sites in England and Wales.

The company said it has also seen a “very high level of demand” for appointments after reopening the majority ...

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Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey reports ‘very high’ demand after sites reopen

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has said that orders have strengthened in recent weeks after restarting construction work on the majority of its sites in England and Wales.

The company said it has also seen a “very high level of demand” for appointments after reopening the majority ...

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Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded tourists

A cafe owner in Sri Lanka has been praised for organising free food and shelter for several dozen stranded tourists.

The tourists had come to see the waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest, but when the pandemic hit they were stranded.

When flights were ...

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Teenager held for ‘attempted murder’ after two-year-old boy shot

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a two-year-old boy was shot with a handgun.

The child’s mother, who is in her late twenties, along with two men in their late teens, were also taken to hospital with gunshot wounds following the attack in north-west ...

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‘Diving’ Jurgen and Invincible Jens: The Germans who’ve graced English football

Timo Werner is reportedly on the brink of joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig.

Here, the PA news agency looks at five Germans to make an impact in the Premier League.

Klinsmann’s initial spell lasted just one season but the striker made a big impression.

He scored 20 goals in ...

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OUR VIEW: Respect the Lakes - but it's better to stay away

Absolutely nobody was surprised to see that the Lake District was rammed with visitors this weekend.

After all - it is without doubt one of the most beautiful spots in the country.

However, there is a certain global pandemic going on and some people were hopeful that ...

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Cumbria Police urge visitors to respect environment after gas and fire lighters are abandoned

POLICE are speaking out over discarded, and often dangerous items found in Cumbria.

Cumbria Police urged the public not to leave barbecues, fire starters and litter around the countryside. The dumping has caused issues for the National Trust Wardens and National Park Rangers who ...

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Plea to pick up litter after hundreds of related RSPCA calls in county

THE RSPCA says it has received more than 21,600 reports of animals injured or caught in litter over the past five years.

New statistics published yesteday revealed that, in Cumbria alone, 257 calls about animals affected by litter were made during this period.

Of these ...

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What the papers say – June 5

The nation’s papers are led by new information on the man suspected of abducting and murdering Madeleine McCann.

The Daily Mail shows the man suspected of killing Madeleine “unmasked”, the Daily Express reports police “know how she was killed” ...

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Care home residents’ wellbeing suffering ‘due to lack of social contact’

Around eight in 10 care home managers have seen residents’ health and wellbeing deteriorate due to a lack of social contact during lockdown, a survey suggests.

People with dementia are feeling confused and abandoned by the lack of visits from loved ones, losing the ability to speak ...

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Police ‘must listen to concerns’ as UK protests continue over George Floyd death

British police must respond to “real and growing concerns” about racism within their forces, the head of the police watchdog has said, as thousands joined another UK protest over the death of George Floyd.

Michael Lockwood, the director general of the Independent Office for ...

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Brazil death toll hits new high for third straight day

Brazil reported 1,473 more Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, the biggest 24-hour increase in the country’s death toll since the outbreak began.

The figure equated to more than one death per minute and means the country now has the world’s third highest death toll.

For the ...

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Football rumours from the media

Ben Chilwell could be heading to London, with the defender keen on a move to Chelsea, reports the Daily Mirror. Chilwell, 23, has told Brendan Rodgers his future lies away from the King Power, and Frank Lampard has said he wants the England international to be among his first signings when a ...

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5 things about Chelsea target Timo Werner

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner appears to be closing in on his long-mooted move to the Premier League.

Chelsea are reported to have matched the buyout clause of the long-term Liverpool target.

Here the PA news agency profiles the German ...

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Care home residents’ wellbeing suffering ‘due to lack of social contact’

Around eight in 10 care home managers have seen residents’ health and wellbeing deteriorate due to a lack of social contact during lockdown, a survey suggests.

People with dementia are feeling confused and abandoned by the lack of visits from loved ones, losing the ability to speak ...

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On this day 1999: Joe Calzaghe retains WBO super-middleweight title

Joe Calzaghe still had plenty to prove when he stepped into the ring to face little-known Australian Rick Thornberry in the fourth defence of his WBO super-middleweight title in Cardiff.

The unbeaten Calzaghe had squeezed a contentious verdict over former WBC champion Robin Reid in his ...

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On this day 2016: Novak Djokovic completes career Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic completed the career Grand Slam on this day four years ago as he got his hands on the French Open title after coming from a set down to beat Andy Murray in the final.

In defeating Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 at Roland Garros, Djokovic became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 ...

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The best barbeque to get in 2020

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Almost any food tastes better when it’s cooked on a BBQ. The smoky flavour and high-temperature-sear that a charcoal BBQ can kiss choice cuts of ...

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This is how much ITV Love Island stars earned using TikTok during lockdown

A new report has revealed how much the stars of ITV's reality show Love Island are being paid to post content on social media platform TikTok during lockdown.

Since lockdown has confined most of us to our homes, posting on the video-sharing platform has become more appealing ...

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Strawberry Moon 2020: Here's what time to see it in the skies above the UK

The UK is to be graced by a Strawberry Moon this week in a 'rare lunar event' that will light up the skies.

The Strawberry Moon coincides with summer solstice once every 20 years when the moon is situated on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun - which fully ...

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