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England will prepare for their shot at European Championship glory in Middlesbrough. With Wembley handed over to UEFA at the start of June ahead of the tournament, Gareth Southgate’s men are heading on the road in the build-up to Euro 2020. England will play their group matches in the capital and be based at St […]

The Education Secretary has launched a push against bad behaviour in schools following a pandemic year which has “inevitably” affected pupils’ discipline. Writing in a national newspaper, Mr Williamson said long periods in lockdown had impacted on children’s “discipline and order” and now that schools had returned it was imperative to ensure “out-of-control behaviour” did […]

A comedy club has pulled out of a trial to test how venues can operate safely after it said the Government failed to clarify whether it would involve Covid-19 vaccine passports The Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool said it was subjected to a “hate campaign” online after reports suggested it was working with the […]

The trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in children has been paused while regulators investigate reports of a rare form of blood clot among adults. But it is waiting for more information from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) before giving any more vaccinations. Regulatory bodies from the UK, Europe and the World Health […]

Friday Night Dinner and Chernobyl actor Paul Ritter has died at the age of 54, his agent has said. The TV star had been suffering from a brain tumour. A statement said: “It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. “He died peacefully at home with his wife […]

A 34-year-old man is due before magistrates charged with causing the death of a two-week-old boy who was struck by a car. Ciaran Leigh Morris was being pushed along the pavement in his pram when he was struck by a car in Brownhills, near Walsall, at around 4pm on Easter Sunday. West Midlands Police said […]

There could be a “resurgence” of Covid-19 infections as the country continues on its route out of lockdown, experts have warned. Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warwick and a member of the Spi-M modelling group which advises the Government, said “there may well be” a third wave in the UK but probably not […]

Collapsed fashion chain Peacocks has been saved by a senior executive with backing from an international consortium, it has been announced. Chief operating officer Steve Simpson will take over the business, saving 2,000 jobs and 200 stores, which he hopes to reopen once lockdown restrictions on non-essential retailers ease. The chain was part of retail […]

England coach Shaun Wane has named an unchanged 35-man squad ahead of his first training session. Wane was appointed as the successor to Wayne Bennett 14 months ago and announced his elite squad in November but has yet to meet his players face to face due to the coronavirus pandemic. That will change when they […]

The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore are encouraging people to celebrate his spirit of generosity by taking on their own “Captain Tom 100” charity challenge on what would have been the weekend of his 101st birthday. Second World War veteran Sir Tom raised more than £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps […]


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