South China Sea: US and China aircraft cross paths over Taiwan as war fears EXPLODE



CHINA and the US sent military planes into the southwestern corner of Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Sunday.
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Prince Harry 'agreed to do Oprah Winfrey interview' after being stripped of military titles
The Duke of Sussex, 36, is said to have become 'angry' and agreed to the interview after losing a number of his military appointments in the wake of 'Megxit', a source told the Sun.
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Season ticket boost for part-time rail commuters to encourage return to train travel
The scheme offers savings on certain routes for passengers travelling two or three days a week. It is the first step in a shake-up announced last month by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.
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Treasury ‘considers pension tax raid’ to pay for Covid pandemic spending
Downing Street rejects reports suggesting changes to ‘triple lock’
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Fewer than one in 200 amber list travellers test positive for Covid on their return, figures show
Just 89 of the 23,465 people who travelled into the UK from amber list countries at the end of last month and the start of this month had a negative Covid test, NHS Test and Trace show
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All 16 and 17-year-olds 'to be offered ­vaccine before September school return'
Currently anybody aged over 18 is eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, and across the UK there have been nearly 43 million first doses given and more than 31 million double doses
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‘I used to think having a wedding certificate would prove I wasn’t failing at life’
Trudy Tyler was glad to see that at the very least weddings were saved, after a fashion. It even made her reflect on her own wedding. By Christine Manby
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Best Amazon Prime Day home and kitchen deals 2021: Offers from Shark, Ninja, Roomba and Nespresso
From air fryers to coffee machines, enjoy huge savings across big-name brands
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The best Amazon Prime Day laptop deals 2021: Offers on HP, Samsung, Microsoft, Asus and more
The online retailer has dropped big discounts on Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface laptops and more
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Amazon Prime Day tech deals 2021: Best offers on soundbars, wireless earbuds, phones and more
Snap up huge savings on headphones, smart watches, TVs, tablets and more
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Joan Collins gets emotional and wows with cheeky quips on Piers Morgan Life Stories
Dame Joan, 88, emotionally reflected on her five marriages, glittering career and tough losses in a very candid chat on Piers Morgan 's Life Stories, leaving viewers in awe.
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James Martin jokingly walks off after Robert Rinder's cheeky on air proposal
TV chef James Martin was left red faced after guest Robert Rinder was so in awe of his cooking he jokingly asked him to marry him live on Satuday morning television
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Mare of Easttown’s Jean Smart recalls husband Richard Gilliland dying suddenly while she was filming Hacks: ‘I was a wreck’
Richard died at the age of 71 in March.
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Amazon Prime Day TV deals 2021: Best offers on smart TVs, 4K Samsung models, OLED and more
If you’re looking for a screen upgrade, today is the day to grab a bargain from Philips, LG, Sony and more
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Amazon Prime Day 2021 Apple deals: Best offers on iPhones, Apple Watch, AirPods and more
With rarely seen discounts on the brand’s products up for grabs, it’s the perfect time to invest in new tech
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Best mobile phone deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and more
Epic deals are calling this Amazon Prime Day
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Best baby deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021: Offers on toys and baby essentials
Over half off big name brands like Silver Cross, BabyBjörn and Hasbro
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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby turns Big Issue vendor in aid of the homeless 
The Most Reverend Justin Welby sold five copies after joining a Big Issue vendor in Cambridge on Sunday, declaring 'homelessness is an issue that matters profoundly to God'.
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Best Amazon Prime Day Alcohol deals: Offers on spirits, wine and beer
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Best mattress deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021: Offers on pocket sprung, memory foam and hybrid mattresses
Get the bed of your dreams in Amazon’s 2021 Prime Day sale
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Cheaper Covid tests 'would cut new variant risk': MPs demand price cap on PCR screening
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus have demanded PCR tests must be made cheaper to help to protect the UK against Covid variants.
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Hairdresser’s predictive text blunder leaves her dad thinking she’s a prostitute
Kirsty McKee, 34, from Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, left her straight-laced dad mortified after he read his daughter's message asking her mum to buy her "condoms" as she had "clients coming" over
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Scientists unlock secret of how people die from a broken heart
The breakthrough, by Imperial College London, paves the way for new treatment options that could prevent future deaths.
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Best Amazon Prime Day vacuum cleaner deals on Dyson, Shark and more
Cleaning up is easy to do with Amazon’s special prices on vacuum cleaners, robots and other household tech
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Best Amazon Prime Day home and garden deals 2021
Update your home and garden for less this summer with incredible deals in Amazon’s huge two-day sale
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Amazon Prime Day gaming deals 2021: Best offers on gaming chairs, Nintendo Switch, Xbox and more
From consoles to hardware, Amazon has slashed prices across its gaming section
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Best Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals on adult toys and lingerie
Time to get your kicks in Amazon’s mega annual sale
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Matt Hancock plans to scrap isolation for vaccinated people who come into contact with Covid cases
Matt Hancock wants to ditch the stay-at-home order for fully-vaccinated people in the UK who come into contact with Covid cases.
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Best Amazon Prime Day deals on cooling fans to be ready for the heatwave
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More than one million Covid jabs booked over weekend
As the vaccine programme is rolled out to everyone aged 18 and over
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Prime Day Nintendo Switch deals 2021: Best offers on games, consoles, bundles and more
Calling all gamers – the online giant has slashed the price of this popular console and bundles, games and accessories are on sale too
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Best beauty deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021: Makeup and skincare offers
There’s up to 73 per cent off the likes of electric toothbrushes, hair straighteners and skincare labels like Elemis
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Prime Day alcohol deals 2021: The best offers on whisky, wine, gin and more
With the shopping bonanza in full swing, make the most of these boozy savings
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Man, 30, whose life support was almost switched off makes 'miracle' recovery
Sean Chivers, 30, from Horninglow, Burton upon Trent, suffered a cardiac arrest due to an undetected underlying health condition and while in an induced coma doctors advised his family to consider switching off his life support
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Covid-19 jab bookings top one million in two days
The full figure is likely to be higher as it does not include appointments at local GP-led vaccination services.
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The best Prime Day 2021 Amazon Echo, Kindle and Fire deals available today
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High stress may make ‘broken heart syndrome’ more likely, study finds
Condition also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy is brought on by an acute emotional shockTwo molecules associated with high stress levels have been implicated in the development of broken heart syndrome, a condition that mainly affects post-menopausal women and is usually brought on by severe stress, such as the loss of a loved one.The syndrome, formally known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is characterised by weakening of the heart’s main pumping chamber and was first identified in 1990 in Japan. It looks and sounds like a heart attack and is consequently often confused for one. Continue reading...
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Civic life is under assault – theatres can play a vital role in restoring it | Dan Hutton
Drama instigates debate and changes lives. With venues open again, this is a chance to build a truly civic theatre cultureTheatre may not seem like a natural place to go in order to understand the forces of climate emergency, nationalism, financial upheaval and a deadly pandemic. In a world dominated by Netflix, Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter and any number of other online platforms, the idea of using theatre to drive change and inform our political and public life may seem naive, even quaint.But theatre offers something different: space. Physical, oxygen-filled space, occupied by living, breathing, thinking people. Space is our secret weapon, and the way in which theatre changes lives, cities, countries and continents. It is also, contrary to what Peter Brook espouses, never “empty” – rather, as Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o has pointed out, it is “always the site of physical, social and psychic forces”. Which makes it welcoming, thick with stories and ripe for exploiting at a civic level. Continue reading...
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House asking prices hit record levels across Great Britain
Rightmove data shows largest June increase since 2015 but economists suggest Covid boom may be fadingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHouse asking prices have hit record levels across every region of Great Britain, according to latest figures, although some experts have questioned whether the pandemic boom is finally starting to wane.The price of properties coming to market rose by 0.8% month on month in June to a third consecutive record of £336,073, according to data from Rightmove, a property listings website. Continue reading...
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UK reports 9,284 Covid cases on day before lockdown was due to end
More than 1m jabs booked on Friday and Saturday after all adults in England invited to get vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 9,200 Covid cases were reported in the UK on Sunday, the day before it was originally planned that all remaining Covid restrictions in England would be lifted.It came as figures revealed that more than 1m Covid jabs were booked in two days following the invitation on Friday for all adults in England to come forward for vaccination. Continue reading...
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Flexible train season tickets go on sale
People who travel two or three days a week could save money with the new tickets.
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Households’ expectations for finances turn positive for first time in five years
People aged 18 to 34 are particularly upbeat about their financial outlook, the index from Scottish Widows said.
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Laura and Jason Kenny banishing thoughts of making British Olympic history
The couple can each become the top British male and female Olympians of all time.
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Asking prices hit record high for third month in a row, says Rightmove
The average property price tag across Britain was £336,073 in June, Rightmove said.
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Lib Dems tell Boris Johnson to scrap planning reforms after by-election upset
Sir Ed Davey described the proposals as ‘undemocratic’.
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Britons asked to respect nature as UK enjoys a ‘sensory’ summer
The National Trust wants the public to enjoy life’s little pleasures in the great outdoors, but pleads with visitor to take their litter home.
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Doctors advise against taking beauty tips from TikTok
It may be tempting to follow the latest beauty fads on the app, especially when influencers make it look so easy, but medics warn that some trends can be harmful, writes Jessica Schiffer
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The Drawing Room: A little-known gem (and a place to bag a bargain)
This tiny London institution dedicated to drawing deserves to be much better-known
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