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Month: November 2021

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Cautious optimism for Christmas but new year rise in Covid cases likely

That's according to Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London A rise in coronavirus cases is likely in the new year when schools return after the festive break, an expert has warned, adding that he is “cautiously optimistic” for Christmas. It is clear that children and school holidays play “a key role in the waves of infection”, said Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College […]

todayNovember 18, 2021 2


Diversity push can unearth untapped Olympic potential

That's according to UK Sport chair, Dame Katherine Grainger UK Sport chair Dame Katherine Grainger believes the country can enjoy even greater Olympic and Paralympic success in the future by seeking out talents from diverse backgrounds who may have been missed in the past. The National Lottery celebrates its 27th birthday on Thursday, having helped transform the fortunes of Team GB since Lottery funding for athletes was introduced in the […]

todayNovember 18, 2021 3


A public inquiry will be held following the death of 44 year old Dawn Sturgess

Ms Sturgess died after being poisoned with Novichok in Wiltshire in 2018 Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed that a public inquiry will be held following the death of 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, who was poisoned by Novichok in Amesbury, Wiltshire, in 2018. In her letter to the coroner, Ms Patel wrote: “I am mindful of the time that has already passed since Ms Sturgess’ death and her family’s understandable wish […]

todayNovember 18, 2021 3


Gary Hoffman to resign as Premier League chair amid Newcastle takeover backlash

He will step down in the New Year Gary Hoffman will step down as Premier League chair at the end of January. The Premier League thanked Hoffman for his “committed service” in announcing the news, which comes after a backlash from clubs over the league’s handling of Newcastle’s takeover. Hoffman said: “It has been a privilege to lead the Premier League through the last two seasons – when the spirit […]

todayNovember 17, 2021 9


Roger Federer out of Australian Open and unlikely to be fit for Wimbledon

He is recovering from a series of knee operations Roger Federer has confirmed he will not feature in next year’s Australian Open – and says he would be “extremely surprised” if he plays at Wimbledon. In an interview with Swiss publication Le Matin, the 40-year-old added that he does not anticipate returning to competition until next summer. The 20-time grand slam winner is recovering from a series of knee operations. […]

todayNovember 17, 2021 4


Liverpool bomber exploited UKs dysfunctional asylum system says Patel

The suspect in the Liverpool Remembrance Sunday suicide bombing was able to exploit Britain’s “dysfunctional” asylum system to remain in the country, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said. Emad Al Swealmeen, 32, reportedly arrived in the UK from the Middle East in 2014 and had an application for asylum rejected the following year, but was still in the country. Ms Patel, on a three-day visit to Washington, said the system […]

todayNovember 17, 2021 3


Azeem Rafiq to be quizzed on racism allegations at Yorkshire

The Yorkshire racism scandal reaches parliament on Tuesday morning as Azeem Rafiq appears before MPs. The county’s former spinner said it is “time for truths” on Monday as he prepared for the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee hearing in Westminster. Protected by parliamentary privilege, Rafiq will be able to comment on all aspects of his wide-ranging allegations of institutional racism at Yorkshire without fear of legal reprisal. […]

todayNovember 16, 2021 11


Vodafone sales boosted as travelling brings in roaming fees

Telecoms giant Vodafone has revealed a recovery in mobile phone sales since the pandemic, with increased customer loyalty across Europe. In the UK, revenues jumped 6% to 3.2 billion euros (£2.7 billion) in the six months to the end of September, although part of this jump was due to a favourable exchange rate. Customers also started travelling again, boosting Vodafone’s bottom line through roaming charges and visitor revenues to the […]

todayNovember 16, 2021 15


Terror suspect killed in hospital taxi explosion named

A suspected terrorist who blew himself up with a homemade bomb outside a hospital for women and babies has been named as Emad Al Swealmeen. The 32-year-old died after the device exploded in a taxi outside the Women’s Hospital in Liverpool shortly before 11am on Remembrance Sunday. The driver of the cab, named locally as David Perry, survived the incident and has since been discharged from hospital. Four men arrested […]

todayNovember 16, 2021 8