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Skelmersdale United, the lowest-ranked team left in this season’s FA Cup, will travel to Football League new boys Harrogate Town in the first round next month. The North West Counties League Premier Division side won 4-1 at Stafford Rangers to reach this stage of the competition for the first time since 1971. Former winners Ipswich […]

There is water on the sunlit surface of the Moon, Nasa has announced. The discovery suggests water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not just limited to cold, shadowed areas. Nasa’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) has detected water molecules (H2O) in a crater located on the Moon’s southern hemisphere. The crater […]

More than eight million people in England will be under the most stringent coronavirus restrictions when Nottingham and Warrington move into Tier 3 this week. Tougher measures will come into force in the Midlands city and the boroughs of Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe on Thursday, with details expected to be set out on Tuesday. It […]

Thousands of free meals will be provided to children by businesses, local authorities and community groups on the first day of half term as ministers faced a damaging grassroots Tory revolt over the issue.   Dozens of people from a range of organisations, including Conservative-led councils, have stepped in to help, with Health Secretary Matt […]

Seven people have been detained after British armed forces stormed an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight following a suspected hijacking by stowaways. The raid, likely to have been carried out by members of the Special Boat Service (SBS), was authorised by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel on Sunday night […]

Boots is set to unveil a new coronavirus testing service it says can return results from swab tests in just 12 minutes. The pharmacy chain said the LumiraDx devices, which are able to quickly process swab tests to give customers same-day results, will be rolled out in selected stores over the next few weeks. Boots […]

Deserted high streets and city centres are hampering Britain’s jobs recovery, new research suggests. Urban areas in Scotland and south England are bearing the steepest declines in vacancies, the Centre for Cities found.   The think tank, and jobs site Indeed, found that seven months after the nationwide lockdown was imposed, job vacancies have failed […]

More than 2,000 paediatricians have signed a letter urging Boris Johnson to extend free school meals to vulnerable children during the holidays – saying childhood hunger should “transcend politics”. Members of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said they are shocked by the Government’s “refusal” to do so, and praised footballer Marcus […]

The Welsh Government will review how the ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items during Wales’ firebreak lockdown is working, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. Mr Drakeford announced that ministers would be “reviewing how the weekend has gone” with supermarkets and “making sure that common sense is applied”. Under the firebreak lockdown, which began at […]

Contacts of people infected with coronavirus may have to self-isolate for as little as seven days amid concerns in Whitehall about the levels of public compliance with the Test and Trace system. Officials on the Government’s Covid-19 taskforce are understood to be examining the case for reducing the current fortnight period of isolation to between […]


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