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Friday, June 25, 2021

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Clubbers returned to the dancefloor for the first time since the pandemic began at a pilot event for 6,000 people.Revellers, who all had to produce negative coronavirus tests, did not have to wear face coverings or social distance.Club night Circus hosted The First Dance at the Bramley-Moore Dock warehouse in Liverpool on Friday.Crowds packed the…
Forecasters are predicting a bank holiday “washout” with heavy winds and rain set to move in across the UK.Weather warnings could be imposed over the weekend with 50mph winds and 40mm of rain to hit parts of the country on Monday, the Met Office said.People looking to visit pub gardens or outdoor spaces have been…
The Queen has offered her condolences after at least 45 people people were killed during a crush at a crowded Orthodox Jewish festival in Israel.In a message to Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, she spoke of being “deeply saddened” by the incident, saying her thoughts were with the families of those who lost their lives.At least…
A counter-terrorism chief has defended the vetting process for Metropolitan Police officers after a former officer was jailed for belonging to a neo-Nazi group.Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu spoke of being “shocked and betrayed” after Ben Hannam, 22, was jailed for more than four years for being a member of banned extremist group National…
“How are you feeling?” I asked my colleague Mukesh on our morning call. “Bad” replied Mukesh. “Last night Varun’s Mother-in-law and Shruti’s Grandfather died.”My heart sinks. These are the first staff family deaths in our very familial company. And they didn’t die of covid, they died – like many in India today – from lack…
Stormont Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced his intention to stand for the leadership of the DUP.The widely anticipated move by Mr Poots comes 24 hours after Arlene Foster announced her intention to stand down as party leader and Stormont First Minister The Lagan Valley Assembly member has been viewed as one of the main…
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a video of themselves enjoying time outdoors with their three children.The 39-second clip, posted on their official Twitter account, shows the family at their Norfolk residence, Anmer Hall, and on sand dunes at a nearby beach.The couple are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.In a tweet accompanying the…
Just over four in five people in England aged 70 and over are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as two of London’s boroughs are among the worst in the country.An estimated 82.3 per cent of people in this age group had received both doses of the vaccine as of April 25.For people aged 80 and over…
Ryanair’s grounds for refusing to compensate passengers affected by industrial action have been rejected by the High Court according to the aviation regulator.Tens of thousands of customers were affected when flights were cancelled due to a series of walkouts by pilots and cabin crew during summer 2018.The Dublin-based carrier claimed it was exempt from awarding…
It was hoped that summer hotspots such as Spanish and Greek islands plus Malta would be awarded green status, allowing quarantine-free travel there. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raised concerns about the Nepal coronavirus mutation which may be resistant to vaccines and rising cases.Portugal’s infection rate had been doubling since it was moved to the green…