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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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Young girl dies in house fire in Co Antrim

A young girl has died in a house fire in Co Antrim.

The victim was from the Ballykeel area of Ballymena.

Paramedics said they was called to the property at Staffa Drive in the estate at around 1750pm on Wednesday.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) added that one ...

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What has changed over 100 coronavirus press briefings?

The faces behind the lecterns may be the same, but a lot has changed since the Government’s first coronavirus press conference six months ago and Wednesday’s 100th session.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was once again flanked by chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief ...

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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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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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Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues hot streak with hat-trick in Everton’s cup win

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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England Women complete West Indies whitewash in truncated final T20

England Women wrapped up a 5-0 series sweep of the West Indies, edging a five-over thrash to end the international season with a three-wicket win in Derby.

Having successfully defended totals in four successive Twenty20s, the hosts opted to chase when persistent rain reduced the last match ...

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Burnley 0-3 Manchester City: Clarets exit Carabao Cup

BURNLEY are out of the Carabao Cup with Raheem Sterling scoring twice as holders Manchester City eased into the quarter-finals with a comfortable 3-0 win at Turf Moor.

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

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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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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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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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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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Rovers CEO on season ticket sales & pushing for fans return

Steve Waggott has thanked the 2,100 Rovers supporters who have signed up for a season ticket for 2020/21 ahead of Friday’s deadline.

The club released season ticket details earlier this month only for the Government to push back the phased return of fans from the original date ...

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Blackburn cinema meeting row leads to official complaint

A COUNCIL’S Conservative group is making an official complaint to the local government secretary after a meeting to question extending the lease for a £6.5million new cinema went ahead without them.

Cllr John Slater, a consistent critic of plans for the Reel complex in ...

yesterday 21:08 open_in_new
Ministers promise MPs greater say over coronavirus rules

Ministers have promised MPs a vote on major new coronavirus restrictions "wherever possible" after being accused by the Commons Speaker of treating Parliament with contempt.

In a strongly-worded statement, a clearly angry Sir Lindsay Hoyle hit out at the "totally unsatisfactory" way ...

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Coronavirus: 'Long winter ahead as 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 imposed, they were ...

yesterday 21:08 open_in_new
Burnley: Labour win back control of hung council

LABOUR returned to power at Burnley Council on Wednesday night after its boss Mark Townsend was elected leader.

He received 28 votes with only three councillors voting against him out of the 45. A bid by Independent Cllr David Roper to stand for the top job failed after he was ...

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Burnley: Labour win back control of hung council

LABOUR returned to power at Burnley Council on Wednesday night after its boss Mark Townsend was elected leader.

He received 28 votes with only three councillors voting against him out of the 45. A bid by Independent Cllr David Roper to stand for the top job failed after he was ...

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