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Motorist given parking fine after taking drive-through coronavirus test

A “flabbergasted” motorist says he was handed a parking fine after taking a drive-through coronavirus test at a car park in north London.

Geoff Pugh, 52, received the £90 penalty charge notice (PCN) from Highview Parking after taking his family for a throat and mouth swab ...

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What the papers say – August 4

Various angles on the coronavirus and a Russian hacking scandal are among an assortment of topics on Tuesday’s front pages.

The Daily Mirror condemns Britain’s test and trace system as a “fiasco” and a “timebomb” which will not prevent a severe second ...

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Coronavirus and lockdown significantly raised mental health challenges – study

Coronavirus and the introduction of lockdown measures significantly raised mental health challenges, particularly for the most vulnerable groups, a study has found.

The research, by the University of Bath and published in the journal American Psychologist, is the first to examine ...

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Spike in sheep rustling at height of coronavirus pandemic – report

Sheep rustling rose almost 15% year-on-year at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, figures suggest.

There was a spike in reports of livestock – mainly sheep and lambs – being stolen in April, according to provisional data gathered by NFU Mutual.

Farmers also ...

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Government tells firms to stockpile medicines for end of Brexit transition

Pharmaceutical companies should stockpile six weeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period, the Government has warned.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has written to medicine suppliers advising them to make boosting ...

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Motorist given parking fine after taking drive-through coronavirus test

A “flabbergasted” motorist says he was handed a parking fine after taking a drive-through coronavirus test at a car park in north London.

Geoff Pugh, 52, received the £90 penalty charge notice (PCN) from Highview Parking after taking his family for a throat and mouth swab ...

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New stamps to honour fictional detective Sherlock Holmes

A new set of stamps is being issued to celebrate Sherlock Holmes, featuring images from the award-winning BBC TV series and other stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Six stamps will show characters from Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington ...

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Research failed to show benefits of reducing bad cholesterol – study

Decades of research has failed to show any benefit to setting targets to lower “bad” cholesterol in order to ward off heart disease and death, a new analysis has found.

The study, published in the BMJ Evidence Based Medicine on Monday, said that dozens of randomised controlled ...

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NHS Test and Trace needs scaling up to reopen schools safely – study

The NHS Test and Trace programme needs to be scaled up in order to reopen schools safely, researchers have said.

A new modelling study has implied that reopening schools in September must be combined with a high-coverage test-trace-isolate strategy to avoid a second wave of Covid-19 later ...

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Malfunctioning diesel vehicle blamed for California wildfire

A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials said.

The vehicle spewed burning carbon from its exhaust system, igniting several fires on Friday on Oak Glen Road in Cherry ...

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Snooker king O'Sullivan draws royal comparisons as he bids for Crucible throne

Snooker king Ronnie O’Sullivan says he’s learned to deal with pressure like Prince William - but wants to run away from it all like Prince Harry.

The Rocket recently took to the Crucible baize for the 28th time in his glittering career, requiring just 108 minutes to ...

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Ronnie O’Sullivan says he is not bothered by records after wrapping up rapid win

Ronnie O’Sullivan shrugged off his record-breaking exploits after becoming the first player to win a Crucible match in less than two hours.

O’Sullivan won the two frames required to convert an 8-1 overnight advantage into a 10-1 win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in a total match time ...

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£900m to be invested in more than 300 infrastructure projects

The Government has announced more than 300 projects which will share a £900 million investment to build homes, infrastructure and create jobs as part of the country’s economic recovery from coronavirus.

The successful projects in England will receive a portion of the £900 ...

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£900m to be invested in more than 300 infrastructure projects

The Government has announced more than 300 projects which will share a £900 million investment to build homes, infrastructure and create jobs as part of the country’s economic recovery from coronavirus.

The successful projects in England will receive a portion of the £900 ...

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Warren Gatland confirms talks with Stuart Lancaster as Lions preparations go on

Warren Gatland has spoken to former England boss Stuart Lancaster as he considers his coaching staff for next summer’s British and Irish Lions tour.

After his stint as England head coach ended following pool-stage elimination from the 2015 World Cup, Lancaster became part of the ...

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Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter thanks British public for ‘tremendous support’

Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter has thanked the British public for its “tremendous support” since the beloved singer’s death at the age of 103.

The Forces Sweetheart, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, ...

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Spain’s former king leaving country amid financial scandal

Former king Juan Carlos has said he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal.

The royal family’s website on Monday published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying “I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during ...

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John Hume hailed as Ireland’s Martin Luther King

Former SDLP leader John Hume has been hailed as Ireland’s Martin Luther King after his death at the age of 83.

Mr Hume was a key architect of Northern Ireland’s historic Good Friday peace agreement and was awarded the Nobel Prize for the decisive part he played in ending the ...

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Sussex record the first Bob Willis Trophy victory with 94-run win over Hampshire

Sussex became the first side to register a win in the Bob Willis Trophy as they wrapped up a 94-run victory over Hampshire at Hove.

Ollie Robinson took five for 29 and Jack Carson claimed three for 37 as Hampshire were bowled out for 150 in their second innings.

Robinson had earlier ...

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Featherstone seek talks to replace Toronto in Super League for 2021

Championship side Featherstone are seeking formal talks aimed at securing a place in Super League for 2021.

Rovers, who missed out on promotion to the top flight after losing to Toronto in last year’s Grand Final, want to take the place of the Canadian side.

The Wolfpack ...

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Employers can now decide if it is safe to be back in the workplace

Trade unions have criticised the Government’s decision to press on with measures to get people back into the office, despite putting the brakes on other lockdown easing plans.

Under the new guidance, which came into force on August 1, employers can now ask their staff to return to ...

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