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Emergency lockdown 'could see all socialising across north and London banned'
It's believed No10 is considering closing pubs, restaurants and bars for two weeks in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. It's also reported that households would be banned from meeting each other indoors
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Games Inbox: The Last Of Us Part 2 on PS5, Amazon Luna concerns, and Animal Crossing DLC
The Monday Inbox is disappointed at the lack of news from the Tokyo Game Show, as one reader worries that Avengers has been a flop.
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Reds beat Twins 5-3 in 10; Minnesota wins AL Central
Tucker Barnhart and Eugenio Suárez had RBI singles a three-run 10th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 in a regular-season finale that determined postseason matchups
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LeMahieu, Soto batting champs in shortest season in century
DJ LeMahieu became the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both leagues and Juan Soto the youngest NL batting champion in 79 years as Major League Baseball’s shortest regular season since 1878 ended Sunday
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Lions snap 11-game losing streak, beat Cardinals 26-23
Matt Prater made 39-yard field goal as time expired, Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and the Detroit Lions snapped an 11-game losing streak dating to last season by beating the Arizona Cardinals 26-23
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Foles rekindles Super Bowl magic in stunning win vs Falcons
Nick Foles rekindled that Super Bowl magic
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Coronavirus: Ministers ‘set to ban socialising indoors and close pubs and restaurants’ in northern England and London
<p>Tighter restrictions ‘inevitable’, government source says</p>
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Louis De Zoysa: Shooting suspect named after killing of Croydon police sergeant
<p>Twenty-three-year-old remains in critical condition in hospital</p>
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Brady, Barrett lead Buccaneers past Broncos 28-10
Tom Brady found success in a city that hasn't been that kind to him
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The latest speculation over the BBC shows it is going to be a big part of the ‘culture wars’
<p>It is clear the arguments over the broadcaster’s status and how it is viewed – both by the public and those in power – will not be going away anytime soon, writes Chris Stevenson</p>
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Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 1m as India poised to pass 6m cases
Travel between New Zealand and some states of Australia possible before end of the year; first virus death among migrants in Greece; Follow the latest updatesRegular ‘circuit breaker’ lockdowns ‘could help control Covid’Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through Covid measuresAustralia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST The UK government is planning to impose a total social lockdown across most of northern England and potentially London, to combat a second coronavirus wave, the Times reports.Under the new lockdown measures being considered, all pubs, restaurants and bars would be ordered to shut for two weeks initially, the report said.TIMES: Emergency lockdown plan to ban socialising #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/45Amgg6a1k 12.15am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the world for the next few hours. Continue reading...
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Panthers beat Chargers 21-16 for Rhule's first NFL victory
Carolina’s defense forced three Los Angeles turnovers, Joey Slye kicked five field goals and the Panthers beat the Chargers 21-16, giving coach Matt Rhule his first NFL victory
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'My husband wants a divorce after having time to think about us during lockdown'
I wish I’d done something about this when I had the chance, but I think it’s too late. He says we both need to let go and move on
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Katie Price sings she's 'broken and nobody can see it' in pointed new single
Katie Price is aiming to storm the pop charts with her latest attempt at a singing career and the lyrics to 'Heartbroken' are seemingly pointed at the stresses of her life
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Boris Johnson urges Brits to act now to avoid ‘CATASTROPHIC’ dangers in environment plea
BORIS JOHNSON has set up plans to protect an area the size of the Lake District to improve the UK's natural environment.
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John Cena makes WWE return for Clash of Champions video to open special event
Nice to have you back, John!
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Covid: Scottish courts backlog 'could last 10 years'
MSPs warn of unacceptable delays faced by those involved in cases waiting to come to court.
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Can Tory rebels defeat Boris Johnson in vote on 'draconian' coronavirus laws?
More than 50 MPs have signed an amendment laid down by Sir Graham Brady demanding votes before any future curbs on British 'liberty' are brought in, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats set to back it.
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Manchester man is first to receive experimental arthritis drug in trial to treat Covid-19 
Farhan Hamid, 41, has been in intensive care at Manchester Royal Infirmary taking part in a trial of Otilimab, a rheumatoid arthritis drug that could help ease the effects of Covid-19.
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Strictly stars face being DISQUALIFIED if they test positive for coronavirus in one-strike rule
In a recent industry Q&A, executive producer Sarah James detailed the new Covid-friendly format, which also includes a socially distanced judging panel and contestant 'bubbles'.
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Placido Domingo fears he 'made a mistake' by keeping quiet over sexual harassment allegations
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, 79, who has recovered after being hospitalised with coronavirus, had appeared to accept his guilt in February.
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Zoe Ball 'asks BBC to pay her LESS because she feels uncomfortable with £1million pay rise'
Radio Two Breakfast Show host Zoe Ball saw her salary rise to £1.36million-a-year in 2019 - the year she took over the hot seat from Chris Evans.
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Colts defense, Rivers come up big as Colts ground Jets 36-7
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Ireland Brexit panic: Taoiseach 'not optimistic' for UK-EU trade deal as talks on brink
IRISH Taoiseach Micheál Martin has expressed doubt the UK will reach a post-Brexit trade deal with Europe.
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Is it just me or is the 10pm curfew a blessing in disguise? asks CLAUDIA CONNELL
Claudia Connell says she could not be happier about the 10pm curfew and confesses she thinks everyone in England secretly loves the 'rule of six'.
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Movers 'more likely to buy than first-time buyers'
The coronavirus crisis is changing the dynamic in the UK housing market, researchers suggest.
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A's beat Mariners 6-2, earn 2 seed and will face White Sox
Mark Canha drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics came back to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Sunday in their final tune-up before the postseason
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Man born to lesbian parents using anonymous sperm donor meets father and 25 brothers and sisters
Oli Benjamin, from London, was born in 1999 after his mother Jody and her female partner wanted to have a child via IVF but had to go to the US because it wasn't offered to gay couples in the UK.
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Jeremy Clarkson ‘defined what Top Gear is all about’, insists Chris Harris
He launched the show in 2002.
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Business leaders urge UK government to avoid no-deal Brexit
Pressure follows survey that showed over three-quarters of company bosses want a dealBusiness leaders have heaped pressure on the government to agree a last-minute Brexit trade deal after a survey showed that more than three-quarters backed an agreement with Brussels.The CBI warned ministers that only 4% of company bosses from a survey of 648 said they supported a no deal Brexit, while 77% said they wanted a deal. Continue reading...
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M&S brings back its 'shwopping' clothes recycling scheme
From Thursday customers can hand over fruits of lockdown clearouts for donation to OxfamMarks & Spencer will this week bring back its popular UK “shwopping” scheme which is aimed at keeping clothing out of landfill, six months after it was mothballed because of coronavirus.Customers can from Thursday donate their unwanted clothes, shoes, bras and accessories of any brand or condition in 287 stores with clothing sections. Continue reading...
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Greenwich Comedy festival review – starry lineup relishes return of live banter
National Maritime MuseumSara Pascoe, Rich Hall and Aisling Bea warm to an excited crowd – and a divine heckler – in the chilly outdoors‘Comedy isn’t essential?” asks Rich Hall, incredulously. “This isn’t essential?” After the government announced financial aid only for workers in “viable” jobs, comedians – like all performing artists – are smarting at their exclusion. How can this not be viable, argued Hall, from an outdoor stage in the gardens of the National Maritime Museum. And from the crowd at the Greenwich Comedy festival – in their socially-distanced hundreds, despite Baltic temperatures and a global pandemic – came ardent cheers of support.After months largely without live performance, the Saturday-night bill was a tonic for performers and audience. For the acts, because they’d been stuck online since spring and craved the sound of applause – “I cheekily took a few claps from the NHS clapping by the end,” joked Aisling Bea. And for audiences because this was a bumper lineup, reacquainting them not just with live comedy but with high-end standup eager to speak about our extraordinary times. Continue reading...
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World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit
France, Germany and UK among more than 60 countries promising to put wildlife and climate at heart of post-Covid recovery plansWorld leaders have pledged to clamp down on pollution, embrace sustainable economic systems and eliminate the dumping of plastic waste in oceans by the middle of the century as part of “meaningful action” to halt the destruction of nature on Earth.Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern and Boris Johnson are among 64 leaders from five continents warning that humanity is in a state of planetary emergency due to the climate crisis and the rampant destruction of life-sustaining ecosystems. To restore the balance with nature, governments and the European Union have made a 10-point pledge to counteract the damage to systems that underpin human health and wellbeing. Continue reading...
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New Covid fines of up to £10,000 come into force in England
People refusing to self-isolate will face penalties starting at £1,000, and police will act on tip-offs from neighbours A new, more robust chapter in English coronavirus regulations begins on Monday, with fines of up to £10,000 for people who refuse to self-isolate when asked, and enforcement including tip-offs from people who believe that others are breaching the rules.The changes come with the duty to self-isolate moving into law. It becomes a legal obligation if someone is told to do so by test-and-trace staff, but not for those simply using the Covid-19 phone app, which is anonymous. Continue reading...
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Second Covid-19 wave could be 'knockout punch' for UK high street
Survey suggests up to 12m m2 of retail space could be repurposedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s high streets could suffer a “knockout punch” following a second wave of Covid-19 as landlords and developers are forced to close down as much as 12m m2 of retail space and seek alternative tenants.With many shops already boarded up and many more under threat of closure, a survey of more than 400 property development bosses by the consultancy Altus Group found that 38% of executives had already been switching their retail properties to other uses, while a further 57% were considering doing the same. Continue reading...
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Share of UK homes bought by first-time buyers expected to drop
Zoopla report suggests first fall in five years as Covid crisis sees lenders pull low-deposit mortgagesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe share of homes purchased by first-time buyers in the UK looks likely to drop for the first time in five years, as major banks pull low-deposit mortgages off the market in response to the Covid-19 crisis.Forecasts released by property portal Zoopla show that, despite a surge in demand earlier this year, first-time buyers will make up around 33.9% of home purchases in the UK for 2020, down from a 10-year high of 34.9% in 2019. Continue reading...
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My message to savers is to wait and try not to worry about interest rates
<p>Governments are bigger than we are. But we have a longer time horizon – we don’t have to get re-elected, writes Hamish McRae</p>
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Is it time to talk about who pays for the pandemic?
<p>There is no good case to be made for cutting public spending, writes James Moore, especially in Britain</p>
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What makes you happy? Perhaps it’s something you’d like to share?
<p>It’s been a hard year for most of us and that got Christine Manby thinking about the things that bring her joy. Here she launches a new series called Try This to discover what makes other people happy</p>
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Strictly's glitzy new set sees the audience replaced and judges desk scrapped
New photos of the Strictly Come Dancing set show the major changes made to the studio for the 2020 series amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Inside new Strictly Come Dancing studio with judges in pods and reduced audience
EXCLUSIVE Executive producer Sarah James revealed the lengths bosses have gone to to make sure the show will go on amid the coronavirus pandemic - and they're prepared for 'any scenario'
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Rochelle Humes' lookalike sisters pose in lingerie in modelling campaign
Rochelle Humes' stunning sisters Sophie and Lili Piper oozed glamour as they posed in racy lingerie for a brand new George at Asda campaign for the autumn
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South China Sea threat: Beijing issued warning on disputed claim to waters amid WW3 fears
CHINA has been warned it does not have the power to claim the disputed South China Sea as theirs according to an expert.
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In Cold Blood, review: A vital look at a dark chapter in NHS history
<p>There are no frills whatsoever to this doc about the 1970s and 1980s contaminated blood scandal – but that only makes it hit harder</p>
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Coronavirus: Third wave ‘entirely possible’, expert warns
<p>‘We need some kind of cavalry on the horizon,’ government advisor says</p>
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Boris Johnson only has himself to blame over the latest parliamentary rebellion
<p>Editorial: Some outside Westminster will see the planned revolt over Covid powers as MPs acting out of self-interest – but on this occasion members are right to stand up for their rights</p>
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Strictly celebrities will be automatically axed if they get coronavirus
Strictly Come Dancing Executive Producer Sarah James explained to Mirror TV the change in studio format and use of close contact cohorts between couples and bubbles
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Strictly’s Neil and Nadiya among four pros dropped as competitors in 2020
There will only be 12 couples this year, rather than the usual 15 as Strictly Come Dancing will begin two weeks later than usual due to the pandemic
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