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On This Day in 2006: England captain Michael Vaughan ruled out of Ashes tour

Mere months after finally overcoming Australia in an Ashes series for the ages, England learned their tilt at retaining the urn Down Under would go ahead without inspirational captain Michael Vaughan.

The Yorkshireman had been the architect of the unforgettable 2005 triumph, mixing shrewd ...

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Picture of the day – July 6

The world’s top cyclists set off from Dover when a stage of the Tour de France was held in England for only the second time in 1994.

Stages four and five of that year’s race took place on the English south coast as part of the celebrations to mark the opening of the Channel ...

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Three reasons why you should own a weighted blanket

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You likely already know what a weighted blanket is due to the enthusiasm—and curiosity—surrounding them. On the off chance you ...

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Deliveroo riders to be trained to spot signs of child abuse

Deliveroo riders will be trained to spot signs of child abuse in a bid to help identify those at risk who may be hidden due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The NSPCC have said they will provide training for hundreds of riders to help them recognise children at risk of abuse and ...

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Spotify unveils new subscription plan for couples

Spotify is hoping to woo couples over to its music streaming platform with the launch of a new subscription plan across the UK.

Here's what music fans need to know.

What is the new subscription plan?

The new model means that two people living at the ...

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Nando's reveal when their UK restaurants will reopen

Nando's have confirmed when their restaurants will reopen to diners across the UK.

The long-awaited news means that fans of the chain will be able to sit inside a branch to get their peri-peri fix for the first time in more than three months.

What have Nando's said? ...

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McDonald's: The 15 most valuable toys you may have at home

An antiques website has partnered with a toy expert to reveal the most valuable McDonald's toys ever.

If you find a set of TY’s Teenie Beanie Boos (from 2000) - you could be sitting on £338.

Plus, there are loads more McDonald’s toys that are each ...

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Driving lessons and tests return: What you can and can't do

Driving lessons have resumed across England, with learners once again able to sit the theory test.

The resumption of lessons and tests on July 4 comes three months after the Government ordered lessons and testing to be suspended for all but key workers. 

The ...

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Poor tourist behaviour leaves holiday park owner feeling 'under siege'

A HOLIDAY park owner said he feels besieged by visitors to the area due to poor parking and careless behaviour.

Mathew Kiziuk, of Crake Valley Holiday Park near Torver on the west side of Coniston Water, said police needed to be given more powers to effectively deal with issues ...

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Poor tourist behaviour leaves holiday park owner feeling 'under siege'

A HOLIDAY park owner said he feels besieged by visitors to the area due to poor parking and careless behaviour.

Mathew Kiziuk, of Crake Valley Holiday Park near Torver on the west side of Coniston Water, said police needed to be given more powers to effectively deal with issues ...

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Royal Mail's plea to dog owners as attacks continue

Royal Mail postmen and woman at deliver six days a week to millions of addresses – and dog attacks are a significant hazard with more than 49 workers attacked each week.

Despite joint dog awareness campaigns run by Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union, dog attacks ...

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Politicians and arts industry react to support package

The Government’s £1.57-billion support package for the arts industry has been mostly well-received by those within the pandemic-ravaged sector.

The Tate, the Science Museum Group, the Natural History Museum, National Gallery and the Royal Shakespeare Company were among those ...

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Lewis Hamilton says taking knee ‘an important moment’ in fight for equality

Lewis Hamilton described “taking a knee” before Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix as an emotional and poignant chapter in his battle to make Formula One a more inclusive sport.

Hamilton, wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt, was joined by 13 of his contemporaries ...

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Faith Viewpoint: How to walk with a smile into the darkness

HOW TO WALK WITH A SMILE INTO THE DARK

" How can we walk with a smile on our faces straight into the dark?

We must learn to put our trust into our God and the leadings of the Holy Spirit.

How many of us are truly led by the Holy Spirit in our every day lives? ...

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Anger as social distancing keeps Grenfell victims from Inquiry

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed anger at not being able to attend the inquiry into the disaster due to social-distancing measures.

The hearings into the blaze which killed 72 people in 2017 will resume on Monday, with limited attendance after being halted in mid-March as ...

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Ghislaine Maxwell to appear in court on bail application

US prosecutors have asked a New York judge to schedule a court appearance on Friday for Ghislaine Maxwell, authorities said.

The British socialite has been accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein and was arrested last week in New ...

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What the papers say – July 6

The nation’s papers are dominated by the announcement of a £1.57 billion economic lifeline for Britain’s arts industry, which has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily Express and Metro lead with the support package, which The Guardian reports ...

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Hairdressers to reopen in Northern Ireland on Monday

Hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons can open in Northern Ireland from Monday.

Stormont ministers agreed to further ease the coronavirus lockdown.

Hairdressers were busy redecorating and installing protective measures in the days leading up to reopening.

On Friday pubs which ...

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Anger as social distancing keeps Grenfell victims from Inquiry

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed anger at not being able to attend the inquiry into the disaster due to social-distancing measures.

The hearings into the blaze which killed 72 people in 2017 will resume on Monday, with limited attendance after being halted in mid-March as ...

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Government spends big on traineeships to fight pandemic’s impact

More than £100 million is to be invested in traineeships for young people in response to the coronavirus crisis, the Government has said.

Businesses offering new traineeships in England will receive a £1,000 bonus per trainee under the £111 million ...

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Faith Viewpoint: The gift of freedom

THE GIFT OF FREEDOM

At the end of March everyone in the United Kingdom had their freedom curtailed.

Freedom – the right to act as one wants – was severely restricted.

It was restricted more than at any time in our lifetimes.

Suddenly we were ...

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