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Driver dies during land speed record attempt at airfield

A driver has died during a British land speed record attempt.

A full investigation is to take place into the circumstances of the incident at Elvington Airfield to the east of York on Thursday afternoon.

North Yorkshire Police said they were called out to a “serious ...

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Whales remain in Garelochhead after attempts to herd them out to sea

Three whales remained in the water at Garelochhead after an attempt to rescue the pod.

A joint organisational response comprised of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), Ministry of Defence, as well as local volunteers, aimed to get the northern bottlenose whales back out to sea ...

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Texas governor condemned for shutting sites to drop off postal ballots

The Republican governor of Texas has ordered counties to have only one postal ballot drop-off site, shutting dozens of locations in some of the state’s largest cities and key Democratic strongholds.

Greg Abbott called his order a move to enhance poll security while Democrats blasted ...

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Northern England faces new lockdowns and more travellers ordered to quarantine

New local lockdowns will be imposed in the north of England as travellers arriving from Turkey and Poland are to be told to enter quarantine to combat a resurgence in coronavirus.

More than a third of the UK will be under heightened restrictions when Liverpool, Warrington, Hartlepool and ...

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Gareth Southgate not ruling out future England recall for Jamie Vardy

England manager Gareth Southgate is refusing to rule out a future recall for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

The 33-year-old stepped away from international duty after the 2018 World Cup to focus on his club career.

Vardy, though, never officially announced his England retirement and ...

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Gareth Southgate to discuss with his players the meaning of playing for England

Gareth Southgate will discuss with his England players what it means to wear the Three Lions shirt as he dropped Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden to send a “message” following their behaviour last month.

The pair were sent home after breaching Covid-19 regulations in Reykjavik in ...

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Steven Gerrard pleased with European progress but has sights set on silverware

Steven Gerrard has challenged his Rangers players to transform their European heroics into domestic success.

The Light Blues fired themselves back into the Europa League group stages for the third year running as goals from Scott Arfield and James Tavernier left Galatasaray ...

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FAW monitoring Azerbaijan situation ahead of Euro 2020 matches in Baku

Ryan Giggs says the Football Association of Wales is monitoring the escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the Dragons due to play two Euro 2020 matches in Baku next summer.

The two former Soviet republics have been locked for decades in a conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, ...

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Mikel Arteta hails Bernd Leno as Arsenal earn Carabao Cup quarter-final spot

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta insists Bernd Leno’s impressive performance in the Carabao Cup win over Liverpool did not give him any extra satisfaction having chosen to make the German goalkeeper his number one.

The Gunners sold Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa last month, ...

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Jose Mourinho continues sparring with ‘Gary’ Southgate over Harry Kane plans

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has continued sparring with Gareth Southgate over the England manager’s plans for Harry Kane next week.

Mourinho made it perfectly clear that he did not expect Kane to be involved in all three of England’s games over the next fortnight after a ...

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Trump to attend next two presidential debates despite opposing rule changes

Donald Trump opposes changing the rules for the remaining two presidential debates against Democrat Joe Biden – but his campaign has said he will attend regardless.

Tuesday’s opening debate in Cleveland quickly turned chaotic, with frequent interruptions by the candidates ...

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Dean Smith rues ‘missed opportunity’ as Aston Villa crash out of Carabao Cup

Boss Dean Smith admitted Aston Villa blew their chance after being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Stoke.

Sam Vokes sent the Potters through to the quarter-finals as Villa’s second-string suffered a 1-0 fourth-round defeat.

Henri Lansbury and Keinan Davis missed Villa’s ...

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Tottenham, Celtic, Rangers and Dundalk make sure of Europa League progress

Harry Kane’s hat-trick fired Tottenham into the Europa League group stages with a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa in north London.

Giovani Lo Celso bagged two goals in three minutes as Jose Mourinho’s Spurs overwhelmed their Israeli visitors at the Tottenham Hotspur ...

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Harry Kane hat-trick fires Tottenham into Europa League group stage

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick and set up another goal as Tottenham eased through to the Europa League group stage with a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa.

Kane and his team-mates showed no signs of fatigue playing their third game in five days and put the Israeli side to the sword, with a ...

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Joe Willock scores winning penalty as Arsenal claim shoot-out win over Liverpool

Joe Willock secured Arsenal’s first win at Anfield since 2012 with the winning penalty in a shoot-out after a goalless 90 minutes to put them into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Liverpool paid the price for not making the most of their dominance in normal time, having ...

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Businesswoman Kathryn Clamp launches own firm aged 61 and marks its fifth anniversary

An entrepreneur from Oxfordshire who started her own business at the age of 61 in cutting-edge technology is celebrating a landmark anniversary.

Kathryn Clamp launched kc4business Ltd to provide outsource business development and sales support services after she was made redundant. ...

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New Starbucks drive thru

STARBUCKS is opening a 'drive thru' store on Oxford Road in Bicester today.

The brand new shop, located opposite the Bicester Village shopping centre, will be the first drive thru in the area and will create 10 new jobs.

To celebrate there will be a ribbon cutting on the ...

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The high-profile figures who have breached coronavirus restrictions

A Scottish National Party MP has become the latest high-profile figure to breach Covid-19 restrictions.

The whip has been suspended from Margaret Ferrier, who has apologised for travelling to London to debate the coronavirus response in Parliament after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms ...

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Said Benrahma brace swells asking price, says Brentford boss Thomas Frank

Brentford boss Thomas Frank claimed Said Benrahma had added another few million to his price tag after his two goals sank Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Algerian midfielder Benrahma has been linked with a move to the Premier League all summer, with Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Aston ...

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Stoke upset Aston Villa to claim Carabao Cup quarter-final spot

Sam Vokes sent Stoke into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after an impressive 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

The striker’s first-half header clinched a second Premier League scalp for the Sky Bet Championship side after their victory at Wolves last month.

Henri Lansbury and Keinan ...

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French Open day five: Jelena Ostapenko finds form to upset Karolina Pliskova

Former champion Jelena Ostapenko knocked out second seed Karolina Pliskova to get Roland Garros talking about a possible title challenge again.

There is no doubt about Novak Djokovic’s credentials and he raced past Ricardas Berankis, while Stefanos Tsitsipas had a much more ...

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