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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with nearly 21 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. About 750,000 people have lost their lives. Cases of the disease are continuing to surge in many countries, while others which had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks are now seeing infections rise again. [...] Read more

A leading bookmaker has apologised for using a homophobic slur in a marketing video about Chelsea fans’ reaction to defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup final. Paddy Power runs a series of ‘Fan Denial’ videos where they mock comments from fans on social media. The video was removed after criticism from anti-discrimination charity Kick […]

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Image copyright NEIL HALL Image caption The sculpture was meant to be in place on 26 March but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic A “beguiling” sculpture depicting a whirl of cream topped with parasites has been unveiled in Trafalgar Square. The installation on the Fourth Plinth – home to a rolling commission of […]

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Image caption Ailsa went from a council estate to working in banking – but says it’s now hard for young people to move into London For Ailsa, the big “should I stay or should I go?” decision came at a Gateshead bus stop. “I thought ‘this is not for me,’” she said, thinking about a […]

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Owen Farrell was back training with Saracens this week England captain Owen Farrell will remain at Saracens following their relegation from the Premiership. The 28-year-old fly-half, who has been with the club his whole career, has signed a “long-term” contract, but Saracens have not disclosed the length. Sarries will go down to the Championship at […]

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Steph Catley will be joining Australia team-mate Sam Kerr, who joined Chelsea in November, in the Women’s Super League Arsenal Women have made experienced Australia defender Steph Catley their first summer signing. The 26-year-old full-back joins the Gunners from Melbourne Victory and has won 82 caps for the Matildas since her international debut aged 18. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leeds City Council said the government needed to step in and help stabilise local authority finances Some of the largest UK councils say they may have to declare themselves effectively bankrupt unless the government agrees to further support. Five councils said emergency spending controls – so-called section 114 notices […]

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Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks Unregulated social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube may present a health risk to the UK because they are spreading conspiracy theories about coronavirus. That’s the conclusion of a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Psychological […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alexander Kareem died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen A man shot dead in west London has been named by police as 20-year-old Alexander Kareem. Mr Kareem was killed after suffering gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush just after midnight […]

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