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Quarantine-free travel countries confirmed

A list of 73 countries and territories where English tourists can visit without self-isolating on their return has been published by the Department for Transport (DfT).

It features popular short-haul destinations such as Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus, as well as long-haul ...

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Recreational cricket set to resume next weekend after government u-turn

Recreational cricket is set to resume next weekend after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to back-track on his earlier claim that issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms made the sport unsafe.

Speaking at a Downing Street press briefing, Johnson admitted he had ...

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Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli agrees new contract with Arsenal

Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli has signed a fresh deal after impressing in his first season at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners announced on Friday that the 19-year-old had agreed a new contract, which the PA news agency understands will tie Martinelli to the club for the next four ...

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Ollie Pope confident England will maintain Test match intensity without fans

Ollie Pope insists England will not allow the absence of fans to dial down their Test match intensity when they face the West Indies in a deserted Ageas Bowl next week.

England’s 29-man training group warmed-up for the return of international cricket with a three-day internal match ...

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The East Lancashire pubs that aren’t reopening in time for Super Saturday

MANY pubs in Lancashire are preparing to open tomorrow, Saturday, excited to welcome back their old customers.

However, some pubs are remaining shut over safety concerns.

In order for a pub to open, it needs to meet certain health and safety criteria laid out by the ...

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Voyager joins military response off Scotland after red, white and blue respray

A resprayed plane used to transport the Prime Minister and the royal family has been called out to support military aircraft in Scotland, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said.

A week after returning to the skies after being painted with the Union flag, the RAF Voyager joined the Quick ...

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Public warned of danger of pubs in coronavirus battle ahead of opening

A stark warning of the danger pubs present in spreading coronavirus has been issued by the top scientists advising the Government on the eve of their reopening in England.

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said the coronavirus pandemic “is a long way from gone” as he ...

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Lampard calls for managers and players to be involved in VAR improvement talks

Frank Lampard believes managers and players should have a say in helping improve the Premier League’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.

Chelsea boss Lampard wants Premier League chiefs to host an end-of-season meeting aimed at ironing out a host of flaws he believes exist in the ...

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FIA investigating Mercedes’ controversial steering system after Red Bull protest

Lewis Hamilton’s assault on a seventh world championship has been thrown into deep uncertainty after Red Bull launched an official protest against the Briton’s Mercedes car.

Hamilton, who is this season bidding to equal Michael Schumacher’s record collection of titles, ...

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Local MP Lisa Nandy calls for full inquiry into Wigan’s administration

Local MP Lisa Nandy has called for a full inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Wigan being placed in administration and claims the club is the victim of a “major global scandal”.

The Shadow Foreign Secretary has also urged the English Football League to rescind the ...

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Manchester City say goodbye to Leroy Sane and Willian a history maker – Friday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from July 3.

Fleetwood had plenty of support for their play-off game with Wycombe.

The new look Ultra de Cods ...

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Cash and jewellery stolen by woman pretending to be from deaf charity

JEWELLERY and cash was stolen from several properties in a village after a woman entered homes asking to use the toilet.

Elderly and vulnerable residents in Loveclough, Rossendale were the targets of the thefts, which took place at the end of June.

An appeal has now been ...

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Rovers coach added to Northern Ireland backroom team

Damien Johnson has been appointed as a coach within the new Northern Ireland coaching set-up – but his position at Rovers will be unaffected by the news.

Johnson, who won 56 caps for Northern Ireland between 1999 and 2010, has been added to Ian Baraclough’s backroom team ...

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Sikh pilgrims killed in Pakistan as bus collides with train at railway crossing

A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing 20 people, including seven women, officials said.

At least eight pilgrims were injured.

The accident happened in the district of Sheikhupura in Punjab ...

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Police ‘praying for rain’ on Saturday when pubs reopen

Police are “praying for rain” on Saturday as pubs and clubs stage a cautious reopening after almost four months of lockdown.

West Midlands Labour Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said while he thought people would “use good sense”, it was “very ...

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Police ‘praying for rain’ on Saturday when pubs reopen

Police are “praying for rain” on Saturday as pubs and clubs stage a cautious reopening after almost four months of lockdown.

West Midlands Labour Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said while he thought people would “use good sense”, it was “very ...

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Cyprus to welcome UK tourists with strings attached

Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced that travellers from the UK will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without having to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine.

But the country’s health ...

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Arlene Foster: Michelle O’Neill funeral apology ‘falls short’

Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has said her powersharing partner’s apology after attending a republican funeral “falls short”.

Trust between members of the Stormont coalition and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill’s credibility in delivering ...

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Macclesfield could face relegation after EFL appeal against two-point deduction

Macclesfield could yet be relegated to the National League after they confirmed the English Football League had appealed against a two-point penalty which had kept them just above Stevenage.

An independent disciplinary commission imposed the points penalty and a £20,000 fine last ...

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Craig Shakespeare believes Watford can battle out of relegation trouble

Watford assistant boss Craig Shakespeare is refusing to lose faith in his side’s survival chances despite a disappointing restart to their Premier League campaign.

Successive defeats to Burnley and Southampton have stalled the Hornets’ revival under Nigel Pearson and left them ...

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Klopp vows not to give out Premier League appearances ‘like Christmas presents’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he will not be handing out Premier League appearances “like Christmas presents” despite the title having been secured.

In their last two matches 17-year-old Harvey Elliott, and Neco Williams and Curtis Jones, both 19, have all been ...

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