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Holidaymakers returning from France are being required to self-isolate because of high cases of a coronavirus variant on an island 6,000 miles from Paris, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has revealed.   Holidaymakers returning from France are being required to self-isolate because of high cases of a coronavirus variant on an island 6,000 miles from Paris, […]

US children’s television programme Arthur will soon come to an end, it has been revealed. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, an original developer of the show said during a podcast released on Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022. Kathy Waugh, who was a guest on the […]

Two women were taken to hospital after being struck by lightning at the top of a mountain. Volunteers from Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were called to the incident on the summit of Snowdon by North Wales Police at about 1.30pm on Wednesday. One of the rescued women was said to be “falling in and out […]

Mallory Franklin has won a silver in the canoe slalom, while Matt Coward-Holley has taken bronze in the shooting Mallory Franklin became only the second British woman to win a medal in Olympic canoe slalom by taking silver in the C1 class in Tokyo. The 27-year-old is a former world champion and multiple medallist at […]

Leading meteorologists say ‘what we regard as normal is changing’ British summers are likely to regularly see temperatures of above 40C even if humanity manages to limit global warming to 1.5C, the UK’s leading meteorologists have warned. The UK is already seeing increasingly extreme weather, with 2020 the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest […]

Labour claim the changes risk allowing a new variant to ‘run rampant’ Boris Johnson risks allowing a new Covid variant to “run rampant” through the country by further easing restrictions for EU and US travellers, Labour has claimed. England is to allow people visiting from the US and the EU who are fully vaccinated against […]

Boris Johnson wants world leaders to dig deep to prevent Covid-19 scuppering the life chances of millions of children. The Prime Minister warned the pandemic risks leaving a “lasting legacy of wasted talent” as he prepares to attend a London-based summit to raise funds for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The UK last month […]

Justin Bieber has said he is “proud” of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles after she spoke publicly about her mental health. The gold medal winner has pulled out of Thursday’s women’s all-around final, citing mental health concerns. Singer Bieber said he was previously called “crazy” for not finishing a tour but it was “the best thing […]

The first batch of excess coronavirus vaccines from Britain will be shipped off to “vulnerable” nations and Commonwealth allies this week, the Foreign Secretary has announced.   Leaders of the major industrialised nations at the G7 summit in Cornwall pledged more than one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine – 870 million jabs shared directly and […]

Guidance on heading will be introduced into the English game from next season, with all professional, amateur and grassroots clubs involved. Clubs in the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, National League, the Women’s Football Pyramid Tiers 3 and below, all grassroots football and across the England national teams will receive […]

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