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TEAM EFFORT AS GB QUARTETS GRAB GOLDS IN SWIMMING AND TRIATHLON RELAYS

Adam Peaty’s partner said she was in tears after watching the British quartet win gold in the 4x100m medley relay. Team GB’s success in the Tokyo pool continued, with Peaty, Kathleen Dawson, James Guy and Anna Hopkin coming home ahead of China and Australia. It was Peaty’s second gold, having won the 100m breaststroke earlier in the week, while the country has seven medals at the Aquatics Centre. Eirianedd Munro […]

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CANADA WARNS OF FOURTH WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS BY END OF SUMMER

Canada’s chief public health officer said that the country could face a fourth wave of Covid-19, driven by the Delta variant, by the end of summer if restrictions are eased too quickly and before enough people have been vaccinated. Dr Theresa Tam said robust vaccination rates have helped reduced hospital admissions and deaths but inoculations must rise further to avoid renewed strain on hospitals and the health-care system. She urged […]

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EMMA WILSON BAGS WINDSURFING BRONZE MEDAL FOR GREAT BRITAIN

A quarter of a century after her mother came up agonisingly short in her final Olympic regatta, Emma Wilson confirmed a windsurfing bronze medal for Great Britain in Enoshima. After an impressive campaign in which she only once finished outside the top five in 12 preliminary races, the 22-year-old had the luxury of starting the final double-points race secure in the knowledge that the elusive place on the podium was […]

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NEW RUSSIAN LAB BRIEFLY KNOCKS SPACE STATION OUT OF POSITION

Communications with ground controllers also blipped out twice for a few minutes. A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the Russian lab accidentally fired its thrusters after docking, pushing the complex from its normal configuration. The station’s positioning is key for getting power from solar panels and communications. Communications with […]

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24-YEAR-OLD PLEADS GUILTY TO CHRIS WHITTY ASSAULT

A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty in a central London park. A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty in a central London park. An investigation was launched after Prof Whitty was accosted in St James’s Park at around 7.20pm on Sunday June 27. Lewis Hughes, from Romford in Essex, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by […]

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UK SHOULD ‘MATCH US COMMITMENT’ TO RESETTLE AFGHAN INTERPRETERS

Sir Keir Starmer has urged the Government to follow the lead of the US by speeding up efforts to resettle Afghan interpreters who supported British forces. The Labour leader added the UK had a “moral duty” to help the interpreters, who may be in danger from the Taliban if they stay in Afghanistan. The first flight evacuating Afghan interpreters to the US arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on Friday […]

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CORNWALL BRACES FOR 75MPH WIND GUSTS AS STORM EVERT APPROACHES UK

Winds of up to 75mph are set to lash parts of the South West as Storm Evert hits the UK on Thursday and Friday. The Met Office said the newly named storm will bring “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain”. Warnings are in place for parts of the south of England and Wales, with warnings of possible damage to infrastructure and travel disruption. Coastal gales and rain are set to […]

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FRANCE ‘AMBER PLUS’ BECAUSE OF VARIANT ON ISLAND 6,000 MILES FROM PARIS – RAAB

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, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has revealed. Mr Raab told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme that […]

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UK ‘TO HIT 40C ON REGULAR BASIS EVEN IF GLOBAL WARMING IS LIMITED TO 1.5C’

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 year on record – the first ever to fall into the top 10 for all […]

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CHARLES AND PM TO ATTEND DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR NEW UK POLICE MEMORIAL

The Prince of Wales will lead the nation during a dedication ceremony for the new UK Police Memorial honouring all fallen officers and staff. Charles will unveil a plaque dedicating the monument in Staffordshire, and after giving a brief speech will lay the first wreath at the memorial commemorating the courage and sacrifice of all those from across the police service. The UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum […]

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