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Welsh Government to ‘review’ how non-essential item ban is going in supermarkets

The Welsh Government will review how the ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items during Wales’ firebreak lockdown is working, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.

Mr Drakeford announced that ministers would be “reviewing how the weekend has gone” with ...

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Great deeds, memorable goals and big announcements – Saturday’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 October 24.

VVV-Venlo had a day to forget.

87. We hebben een record te pakken… #VVVAJA | 0-13 ...

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: VAR should have been used to give ‘clear penalty’

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could not believe that video assistant referee Stuart Attwell ignored what he felt was a “clear penalty” in the goalless draw at Manchester United.

The top-four rivals went toe-to-toe in driving rain at an empty Old Trafford, where Blues goalkeeper ...

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Rob Baxter gives green light to Exeter celebrations after completing the double

Exeter boss Rob Baxter declared that the celebrations can really begin after a 19-13 victory over Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership final completed the double.

A week after Racing 92 were edged in Bristol to secure a first Champions Cup, the Chiefs became the fourth English club to sweep ...

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Debutant Edinson Cavani comes close but United and Chelsea draw a blank

Edinson Cavani nearly scored with his first touch for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men fought out a goalless draw with Chelsea in the pouring rain.

Having lost this season’s previous Premier League home matches to Crystal Palace and Tottenham in chastening ...

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Zinedine Zidane savours Clasico triumph as Ronald Koeman rues VAR penalty call

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane reflected on a “perfect” victory after his side won El Clasico 3-1 at the Nou Camp – leaving Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman fuming again at VAR.

Both sides were out to respond on the back of shock defeats last weekend, which was ...

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Exeter are double winners after edging out battling Wasps at Twickenham

Exeter joined the ranks of English double winners after digging deep to end Wasps’ courageous resistance in treacherous conditions at Twickenham.

A week after edging Racing 92 to claim their first European title, the Chiefs emerged 19-13 winners from the Gallagher Premiership final ...

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Westhoughton recycling company donates £1k to our toy fund

A RECYCLING company that has been in Bolton since the 1960s has donated to our toy appeal.

Toughsheet, based in Westhoughton, has given £1,000 to the appeal, despite facing many challenges along with other businesses during the coroanavirus pandemic.

Managing ...

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Murder suspect in hospital after woman’s body found at beauty spot

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man, who is in hospital with serious injuries, on suspicion of the murder of a woman whose body was discovered at a National Trust estate.

Thames Valley Police found the body in woodland on the Watlington Hill estate, Oxfordshire, just before 6pm on ...

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Lucky number 13 for Ajax at VVV-Venlo as Real Madrid celebrate El Clasico win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record with a 13-0 away win at 10-man VVV-Venlo while Real Madrid claimed a 3-1 victory in El Clasico against Barcelona at an empty Nou Camp.

Lassina Traore scored five goals as Ajax shrugged off their midweek Champions League defeat by Liverpool to move back top ...

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Ireland camp ‘gutted’ as Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw during Italy victory

Garry Ringrose has suffered a broken jaw and will be sidelined for up to six weeks.

The Ireland centre trudged out of the first half of Saturday’s 50-17 Six Nations win over Italy, initially failing a head injury assessment.

But after the seven-try victory, Ireland head coach ...

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Leeds match £25,000 pledged by players to Marcus Rashford’s campaign

Leeds have announced they will match the £25,000 donation pledged by the club’s playing squad in support of Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals.

Hours after Leeds captain Liam Cooper revealed the players’ donation on Twitter, the club said they would ...

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Kaminski injury concern for Rovers after Coventry City win

Rovers are waiting to hear more on the injury to Thomas Kaminski sustained in the closing stages of the 4-0 win at Coventry City.

The Belgian goalkeeper kept his fourth clean sheet of the season in the Sky Blues win, but picked up a groin strain before limping through the final ...

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'The image' - Mowbray liking the look of his new-look Rovers

Tony Mowbray feels he has moulded a Rovers side in the identity that he’s always wanted after their 4-0 win at Coventry City.

Rovers have now scored 16 times in their seven Championship fixtures, hitting four at St Andrew’s having done so at Derby last month, with Adam ...

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'The image' - Mowbray liking the look of his new-look Rovers

Tony Mowbray feels he has moulded a Rovers side in the identity that he’s always wanted after their 4-0 win at Coventry City.

Rovers have now scored 16 times in their seven Championship fixtures, hitting four at St Andrew’s having done so at Derby last month, with Adam ...

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Massive spike in new coronavirus cases

ALMOST 400 new coronavirus cases have been recorded across East Lancashire in the last 24-hours, the latest figures show.

The large spike in cases saw Blackburn with Darwen recorded the highest new number of infections, with 97 people testing positive for covid-19. A total of 5,227 ...

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Man arrested as large cannabis farm discovered inside home

A MAN has been arrested by officers after a search warrant uncovered a cannabis farm inside a home.

A large amount of drugs and illegal tobacco was discovered recently when officers from the Burnley south neighbourhood policing team executed a warrant in the Trinity area of the ...

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Police make arrests at anti-lockdown protest in central London

Police have made a series of arrests at an anti-lockdown protest as large crowds gathered in central London.

Demonstrators made their way through the city with banners and placards, calling for “freedom” and an end to Covid-19 restrictions.

Police were deployed outside ...

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Mr Bojangles songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker dies aged 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song Mr Bojangles, has died aged 78.

Walker died on Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T Davis told The Associated Press.

“He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health ...

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Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to Portuguese pole position

Lewis Hamilton tamed the Portimao roller coaster to start his bid to become Formula One’s most victorious driver from pole position in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix.

After drawing level with Michael Schumacher’s all-time tally in Germany a fortnight ago, Hamilton stands ...

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Ireland hammer Italy to keep Six Nations title hopes intact

Ireland breezed past callow Italy 50-17 to tee up a tilt at a fourth Six Nations crown in seven years.

Hugo Keenan bagged a debut brace, with fellow newcomer Will Connors also on the score sheet.

CJ Stander, Johnny Sexton, Bundee Aki and Dave Heffernan all crossed too, with Edoardo ...

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