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Harrogate manager Simon Weaver admitted feeling ecstatic after his side stunned Notts County to claim a place in League Two. The North Yorkshire side reached the English Football League for the first time in their history as they stormed to a 3-1 victory in the Vanarama National League play-off final at Wembley. Harrogate, who were […]

Nine out of 10 medium-sized businesses have made staff redundant due to the Covid-19 crisis, a study suggests. Just under a third of 500 firms surveyed said they had already made around a fifth of their workforce redundant, despite the Government’s Job Retention Scheme running until the end of October. More than four-fifths of those […]

Academic freedom within British universities could be in danger as academics with right-leaning or pro-Brexit views feel they have to censor what they teach, research and discuss, a report has warned. The Policy Exchange think tank argues that higher education institutions and the Government must do much more to ensure that all lawful speech is […]

Two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu – and promise results in 90 minutes – are to be rolled out in hospitals, care homes and laboratories. The swab and DNA tests will help deal with the virus in winter, enabling clinicians and NHS Test and Trace to differentiate between Covid-19, which requires sufferers to […]

Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are back on Earth after the first splashdown return in 45 years. The pair landed in the ocean, off the coast of Florida, at around 7.48pm UK time on Sunday, after a 19-hour journey from the International Space Station. The mission control said just after splashdown: “On behalf […]

A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester over rising Covid-19 infections just as the Chancellor’s meal-deal scheme – aimed at encouraging Brits to go out more – gets under way. Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, urged residents to stay calm after public service leaders decided to increase their readiness as […]

Eddie Howe will enjoy some quality time with his family after his lengthy association with Bournemouth came to an end on Saturday. The 42-year-old has departed the club by mutual consent a week after relegation from the Premier League was confirmed. After more than 450 games in charge of the south-coast side across two spells, […]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should stay at Arsenal to learn how to lift trophies, according to head coach Mikel Arteta. It’s after Saturday’s FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea. The Gunners captain scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to seal a 2-1 victory and an unmatched 14th FA Cup success. Christian Pulisic had given the […]

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown, according to reports. The Prime Minister is considering asking the elderly to shield once again and is mulling lockdown-like conditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said. The […]

A Conservative MP has been arrested after a former parliamentary aide reportedly accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control. The ex-minister, who has not been named, is alleged to have assaulted a woman and forced her to have sex, the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday reported. The abuse is alleged to have […]

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