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The 28-year-old from Bury won his first Grand Tour title at the Vuelta a Espana in 2018 Britain’s Simon Yates is targeting victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia. The 28-year-old from Bury will lead Team BikeExchange’s hopes in the race, which begins in Turin on Saturday and finishes in Milan at the end of the […]

The best time to see the meteors is later this week Skygazers can look forward to seeing several shooting stars on Wednesday night, as the Earth passes through the dust left over from Halley’s Comet. The Eta Aquariid meteor shower is expected to peak on Wednesday night with up to 50 meteors per hour, and […]

It comes as a decision on travel restrictions is due later this month MPs have warned that restrictions on foreign holidays should be maintained to protect the UK from Covid-19 variants. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus have urged the Government to “discourage all international leisure travel”. However, a travel firm boss says there has […]

British dual nationals such as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should not be used as “political leverage” by Iranian authorities, a Government minister has said. Foreign Office minister James Cleverly said ongoing legal disputes between the UK and Iran should be kept separate from the “arbitrary detention” of prisoners in Tehran. It comes after Iranian state TV suggested […]

Ugly scenes at Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Liverpool which left a police officer needing emergency hospital treatment have been condemned as “completely unacceptable” by police representatives. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed that two officers were injured with one officer being “attacked with a bottle and sustaining a significant slash wound to his face, […]

The Queen has sent her “warmest good wishes” to the people of Northern Ireland on the date which many consider to be its centenary. She referred to “treasured” memories she shared in Northern Ireland with her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, and paid tribute to its people. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also marked the […]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has thanked the medics who helped him fight his way back from malaria to stake a claim for a role in Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final showdown with Villarreal. The 31-year-old striker scored the Gunners’ second goal in a 2-0 Premier League win at Newcastle on Sunday, his first start since contracting the illness […]

Iran will free a number of prisoners with Western ties – including British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – in exchange for billions of pounds from the US and the UK, according to state television. The report quoted an anonymous official just as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei began giving what authorities earlier described as an “important” […]

Officials are coming under growing scrutiny for ignoring warnings about safety lapses at one of Israel’s most visited holy sites, as the country mourned 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews killed in a stampede at a festival. The disaster at Mount Meron also heated up the debate over the role of the ultra-Orthodox minority in Israel and the […]

Boris Johnson should resign if he is found to have broken the ministerial code, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives has said as the Prime Minister is investigated over renovations to his Downing Street flat. Douglas Ross said on Sunday that Mr Johnson should “of course” quit if he is found to have breached the […]

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