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What the papers say – August 9

Boris Johnson urging a return to schools and migrants in the English Channel are among the stories leading the papers on Sunday.

The Sunday Times leads with a suggestion from the Prime Minister that children are being harmed more by missing school than the potential harm of ...

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Johnson ‘would close shops and pubs ahead of schools’ in severe local lockdowns

Boris Johnson has spoken of “a moral duty” to get all children back in class amid indications he would force pubs, restaurants and shops to close ahead of schools in the event of severe coronavirus flare-ups.

The Prime Minister is understood to favour only closing schools as ...

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Beirut blast impact can be seen six miles away, says British aid worker

The impact of the Beirut explosion can be seen six miles from the epicentre of the blast, according to one British aid worker.

The devastating blast in the city’s port on Tuesday is now known to have killed more than 150 people and destroyed large parts of the city.

British ...

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More than 500 migrants cross English Channel to Britain in three days

More than 500 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK in just three days.

Dozens more migrants braved the dangerous crossing to Britain on Saturday, prompting an hours-long search and rescue operation.

Individuals wearing blankets and lifejackets were seen arriving in ...

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More than 500 migrants cross English Channel to Britain in three days

More than 500 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK in just three days.

Dozens more migrants braved the dangerous crossing to Britain on Saturday, prompting an hours-long search and rescue operation.

Individuals wearing blankets and lifejackets were seen arriving in ...

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Britons set for another hot day before severe thunderstorms strike

Many Britons are set to bask in another hot day, with temperatures in the 30Cs.

The mercury looks set to reach 35C on Sunday – with Kent, Sussex and parts of London being the most likely to see the highest temperatures, according to Met Office forecaster Craig Snell.

It comes ...

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Frank Lampard focused on new signings as Chelsea season ends with Bayern defeat

Frank Lampard will turn his attention to Chelsea’s recruitment drive now that the Blues’ marathon season is at an end.

The Chelsea boss admitted he will hone in on where to strengthen the Blues following his side’s 4-1 Champions League humbling at Bayern ...

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Defence chiefs consider request for Navy help to tackle migrants in Channel

Defence chiefs are considering a formal request from the Home Office for naval support to deal with migrants attempting to cross the English Channel in small boats.

The call for the Royal Navy to assist Border Force in the Dover Straits came as the Government faces increasing pressure to ...

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Johnson ‘would close shops and pubs ahead of schools’ in severe local lockdowns

Boris Johnson has spoken of “a moral duty” to get all children back in class amid indications he would force pubs, restaurants and shops to close ahead of schools in the event of severe coronavirus flare-ups.

The Prime Minister is understood to favour only closing schools as ...

today 23:11 open_in_new
Tiger Woods fails to fire in third round of US PGA Championship

Tiger Woods finished with a flourish but was unable to rescue his chances of claiming a fifth US PGA Championship victory in San Francisco.

Woods made the cut with a shot to spare after a disappointing second round of 72, although all 79 players who qualified for the last 36 holes were ...

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This is one of best shots we will get at Champions League glory – Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker believes Manchester City now have one of the best chances they will ever get of winning the Champions League.

City claimed their place in the quarter-finals of this year’s competition with a memorable victory over Real Madrid on Friday.

The remainder of the event ...

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Protesters storm government buildings as fury over Beirut blast fuels violence

Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn on Saturday as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets.

One police officer was killed and dozens of ...

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People urged to use less water after demand spike during heatwave

A water company has said that some customers have been without tap water after a spike in demand during the hot weather.

South East Water urged its customers to put away their hose pipes, garden sprinklers and garden water toys.

Despite producing an extra 150 million litres of ...

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People urged to use less water after demand spike during heatwave

A water company has said that some customers have been without tap water after a spike in demand during the hot weather.

South East Water urged its customers to put away their hose pipes, garden sprinklers and garden water toys.

Despite producing an extra 150 million litres of ...

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Defence chiefs consider request for Navy help to tackle migrants in Channel

Defence chiefs are considering a formal request from the Home Office for naval support to deal with migrants attempting to cross the English Channel in small boats.

The call for the Royal Navy to assist Border Force in the Dover Straits came as the Government faces increasing pressure to ...

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Trump extends unemployment benefits to help coronavirus struggle

President Donald Trump has signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

President Trump accused Democrats of loading up their rescue bill with priorities unrelated to ...

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Barcelona sink Napoli to reach Champions League quarter-finals

Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 3-1 Champions League win over Napoli that sets up a quarter-final tie with Bayern Munich.

Messi scored a fine solo goal and won a penalty in a virtuoso first-half display as Barca won the tie that started in February 4-2 on aggregate.

Clement ...

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Chelsea crash out as Robert Lewandowski inspires Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski struck his 52nd and 53rd goals of a stunning season and laid on two more as Bayern Munich saw off Chelsea 4-1 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Bayern flexed their muscles as one of the tournament favourites once again, securing a 7-1 aggregate victory over ...

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Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

Residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves on Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking from a grounded ship put endangered wildlife in further peril.

The government has declared an environmental ...

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Thousands throng central Jerusalem in anti-Netanyahu protest

Thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets near the official residence of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in central Jerusalem on Saturday night, in a renewed show of strength as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader showed no signs of slowing.

Throughout the summer, ...

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Tiger Woods fails to make an impression in third round of US PGA Championship

A frustrated Tiger Woods failed to find the fast start he needed to get back into contention for a fifth US PGA Championship victory in San Francisco.

Woods made the cut with a shot to spare after a disappointing second round of 72, although all 79 players who qualified for the last 36 ...

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