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Travel tests have ‘virtually no impact’ on spread of new variants, research finds

© PA Archive The relaxation of coronavirus rules for returning holidaymakers risks being marred by difficulties obtaining affordable lateral flow tests (Andrew Milligan/PA) Travel tests have almost no effect in ... Read more »

Households will have to wait until March for help with energy bills – minister

The Business Secretary has said households will need to wait until March to find out if a scheme reportedly under consideration to hand out £500 one-off payments to help with ... Read more »

Covid news - live: Drakeford says UK government ‘has abandoned science’ to distract from party scandal

LIVE – Updated at 09:34 The UK government has “long since abandoned” Covid-19 figures when devising restrictions, the first minister of Wales has said, instead basing their decisions on diverting ... Read more »

Farhad Moshiri increases controlling stake in Everton to 94 per cent... as under-fire owner writes to disgruntled supporters to address club's torrid form so far this season amid their continued search for a new manager

Farhad Moshiri has increased his stake by pumping in £100million of capitalHe has bought 33,333 shares through investment vehicle True Blue Holdings He is aware of discontent that reached a nadir when Rafa Benitez was sackedDuncan Ferguson will be interim manager this weekend against Aston Villa Read more »

Could Partygate help split the United Kingdom? Poll shows support for Scottish independence creeping up again to 50% as four-fifths say Boris should quit

Poll shows support for independence creeping up but Scots still deeply splitMore than half believe the Partygate scandal has damaged case for the unionNicola Sturgeon is pushing to hold another referendum as soon as next year  Read more »

Londoners won't return to work if Tube not at full capacity, Sadiq Khan warns

© Evening Standard / eyevine Workers face first commute since Plan B axed as masks in classrooms end Londoners will be discouraged from returning to work if the Government fails ... Read more »

COVID-19 rules eased in Wales and Northern Ireland for outdoor events and hospitality

Coronavirus restrictions in Wales and Northern Ireland are being eased today in response to falling cases of infection. © PA COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in both Wales and Northern ... Read more »

Taliban delegation due in Norway for humanitarian talks

© Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix Denmark FILE PHOTO: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Anniken Huitfeldt during the Foreign Ministers statements at the Nordic Council Session 2021, in the Folketing Hall at ... Read more »

Tahlia Giumelli changes into dress number two as she and new husband Tom Burgess party at their Watsons Bay Hotel reception following star-studded wedding

Tahlia Giumelli is a newly married woman, and she’s ready to celebrate.  The model, 29, wed footballer Tom Burgess, 29, in Sydney’s Watsons Bay on Friday, with the reception held at ... Read more »

Meat Loaf’s hell-raising ride to musical stardom

Meat Loaf shot to worldwide fame in 1977 with Bat Out Of Hell, which became an international success that reigns as one of the best-selling albums in history. The American ... Read more »

Video: Sports fans can return to stadiums in Wales as Covid curbs are eased: Mark Drakeford announces lifting of outdoor restrictions from today - with nightclubs reopening and rule of six dropped by end of the month 

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Fears Partygate report 'will be worse than thought' for Boris as PM tears up his diary to woo mutinous MPs and Welsh First Minister accuses him of using Covid policy to distract attention – while desperate allies claim he is doing an 'excellent job'

Boris Johnson is due to meet restive Tory backbenchers over weekend as he tries to defuse Partygate rowTop civil servant Sue Gray is set to unveil the results of her investigation into lockdown breaches next week   PM will urge MPs to 'look at the bigger picture', including recent Covid successes, rather than just partiesCabinet ministers Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng have backed premier insisting he is doing an 'excellent job'  Read more »

Perthshire skier Charlie Guest selected to represent Great Britain at Winter Olympics

Perthshire ski star Charlie Guest has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Guest, from St Martins, was named in the alpine team alongside ... Read more »

Edu sent Dusan Vlahovic transfer message following Arsenal's Carabao Cup loss to Liverpool

Mikel Arteta on how Arsenal can bridge the gap to Liverpool See more videos What to watch next Dusan Vlahovic In Numbers – 2021/22 Dusan Vlahovic In Numbers – 2021/22 ... Read more »

Do electric cars cost more to insure?

© Provided by Motoring Electric Are electric cars more expensive to insure All cars fall into one of 50 insurance categories. A supermini might be in group 5, while a ... Read more »

"Trying to negotiate a loan deal" - Journalist drops West Ham transfer update on "lethal" star

Journalist Pete O’Rourke has confirmed that West Ham United have made a bid to sign Gabriel Barbosa from Flamengo on an initial loan deal. Barbosa, known as Gabigol in his ... Read more »

'Shameful': Pensioners 'face life or death disaster' after state pension triple lock scrap

The choice to temporarily scrap the triple lock due to lack of affordability has been a controversial one amongst pensioners. The mechanism typically guarantees the sum rises in real terms ... Read more »

Spurs captain Lloris signs two-year contract extension

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until 2024. The Frenchman’s deal was due to expire this summer but he has ... Read more »

Update emerges on Derby County star amid Leeds United, Newcastle links

Derby County midfielder Jason Knight wants to remain at Pride Park despite attracting Premier League interest recently, according to journalist Dean Jones who provided this update to Give Me Sport. ... Read more »

'A really stupid mistake': Ray Parlour SLAMS Arsenal's Thomas Partey for picking up a quick red card in the Gunners' Carabao Cup semi-final loss to Liverpool... and claims the Ghana midfielder has 'let his team down again'

Thomas Partey was sent off in Arsenal's Carabao Cup semi-final loss to LiverpoolThe Ghanaian was rushed back from Africa Cup of Nations duty to play in the tiePartey was substituted on at 74 minutes but picked up two bookings quicklyArsenal legend Ray Parlour slammed the 28-year-old for a 'really stupid mistake'  Read more »

M&C Saatchi shares jump 5% as advertising firm lifts profits expectations and watchdog drops accounting scandal probe

M&C Saatchi first found accounting irregularities in late 2019 City watchdog launched an investigation in January 2020 Today the firm said probe is being closed; shares up 5% in early tradingIt will also resume dividend payments after lifting profit expectations Read more »

Simply elegant! Tahlia Giumelli's effortless wedding gown from Australian bridal designer Prea James

The designer behind Tahlia Giumelli’s elegant wedding gown has been revealed. Australian bridal designer Prea James was behind the minimalistic creation, which the model wore during her nuptials to NRL star ... Read more »

Toni Kroos left stunned after being given a yellow card for a 'ghost tackle' in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey victory over Elche... as the German midfielder was accused of fouling opponent even though he was nowhere near him!

Real Madrid advanced to the Copa del Rey last eight with a tense 2-1 win at ElcheIsco and Eden Hazard scored as Real came from behind to win in extra-timeToni Kroos was left stunned after picking up a yellow card for a 'ghost tackle' The German didn't touch Tete Morente as he went down but still got booked  Read more »

Gaspard Ulliel suffered such a severe blow to the head in fatal ski accident that he would likely still have died even if he had worn a helmet, investigators reveal

Gaspard Ulliel died aged 37 the day after a skiing accident on TuesdayHe was not wearing a helmet when he crashed with another skier in SavoieBut investigators today revealed headgear may not have prevented his deathThe model father-of-one had starred in Hannibal Rising and Saint LaurentA witness to the crash said that conditions at the time were good on the slopes  Read more »

Retail sales sink 3.7% in December as Omicron restrictions led to a weak Christmas for UK shops after a good early start

Early Christmas shopping helped retail purchases increase by 1.4% in NovemberNon food-store sales incurred the biggest drop of all categories, declining 7.1%Retailers are hoping the lifting of Plan B curbs will lead to a much-needed boost  Read more »

Real Betis 'revive their interest in Oleksandr Zinchenko' after talking to the left-back in 2018... 'but Ukraine international wants to stay at Manchester City and earn new deal'

Oleksandr Zinchenko has made just nine starts for Manchester City this term Joao Cancelo has excelled in that position after Benjamin Mendy's suspension Real Betis tried to sign the Ukraine international on loan in the summer of 2018 But now Manuel Pellegrini's men are reportedly back in for the 25-year-old  Read more »

Daryl Dike starts: The predicted West Brom XI to face Peterborough on Saturday

West Bromwich Albion will be looking to get back on track in the Championship tomorrow when they face Peterborough United at The Hawthorns. The Baggies’ inconsistent run of form at ... Read more »

Algeria coach hits back at Riyad Mahrez and Man City holiday question after shock AFCON exit

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has reacted to a question suggesting Riyad Mahrez didn’t perform at his best during their disappointing African Cup of Nations campaign because he was released late ... Read more »

Spurs make 11th-hour attempt to dramatically scupper rivals' move for £40.5m-rated 'beast'

Tottenham have joined Newcastle in the race to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, according to The Daily Mail. © Provided by Transfer Tavern 2020-08-21T214857Z_1873867065_RC2LII91BU2E_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-EUROPA-SEV-INT-REPORT The Lowdown: Newcastle move Newcastle have ... Read more »

Retail sales sink 3.7% in December as Omicron restrictions lead to weak Christmas for UK shops

Britain’s retail sales took a tumble in December as the Omicron variant led many shoppers to stay at home or do their shopping earlier than usual. Figures from the Office ... Read more »

Tennis-Berrettini survives Alcaraz comeback to edge five-set thriller

By Sudipto Ganguly © Reuters/MORGAN SETTE Australian Open MELBOURNE (Reuters) – World number seven Matteo Berrettini overcame a gripping fightback from teenage Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz to edge a heavyweight slugfest ... Read more »

Data analysts have predicted who will win Europe's top competitions this season

The Champions League, Europa League and other major European competitions are all up for grabs as we enter the business end of the 2021/22 season. While we’ve still got a ... Read more »

Stuart Clayton rejoins Scottish Golf as director of coaching

Just under four years after leaving Scottish Golf, Stuart Clayton has rejoined the governing body as director of pathways and coaching. © Stuart Clayton has rejoined Scottish Golf in a ... Read more »

Steve Kerr shoulders blame for Warriors' upset loss to shorthanded Pacers at home

Despite being down Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert on the second leg of a road back-to-back, the underdog Indiana Pacers showed up to play against the ... Read more »

Watch: Warriors' Gary Payton II puts Pacers' Goga Bitadze on poster with monster slam

Throughout his breakout season with the Golden State Warriors, Gary Payton II has provided a flurry of highlights with monster dunks, including multiple poster-worthy slams. © Provided by WarriorsWire On ... Read more »

Blind London grandmother, 88, the first in UK to see using a bionic eye

An 88-year-old grandmother who went blind in her left eye has become the first person in the UK to see using a “revolutionary” new bionic chip. The woman developed dry ... Read more »

Africa Cup of Nations: Who is in the last 16 and when are the games?

The Africa Cup of Nations is heading into the knock-out stage after completion of the final round of group fixtures on Thursday. © AP Egypt are in the last 16 ... Read more »

First flight lands on Covid-free island - now the island is no longer Covid-free

The island of Kiribati had managed to stay Covid-free for the entirety of the pandemic – but when the first flight touched down last Friday, two-thirds of the passengers onboard ... Read more »

Anthony Joshua insists he will become a world champion again 'whether people like it or not'

Anthony Joshua honestly believes he will be a world champion again despite his crushing defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.  The Watford-born warrior lost his world titles to his Ukrainian rival four ... Read more »

Adam Beard admits Wayne Pivac left him totally gutted before his reaction changed everything

Adam Beard’s mother once told a tale about how her son chose the wrong sport as a youngster. A number of opponents on the football pitch might be queuing up ... Read more »
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