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Police Federation chief calls enforcing lockdown laws a no win situation

The Chairman of the Police Federation say officers are being left in a "no-win" situation policing demonstrations during lockdown. John Apter says the Government’s mixed messages on pandemic restrictions is causing confusion. He adds officers have been battling with the challenge of keeping up with “ever-changing Covid rules and legislation” and that as a result have been “abused, assaulted and vilified far too often” during the pandemic. Writing in The […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 2

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Craig Eddie has been named winner of The Voice UK 2021

Craig Eddie has been named winner of The Voice UK 2021. The Scottish singer defeated fellow contender Grace Holden in the final after James Okulaja and Hannah Williams were both eliminated earlier in the episode. As the news was announced, he turned his back on the camera and covered his face. He said: “I still am shocked, honestly. Thank you to everyone, thank you to Scotland, thank you to everyone […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 3

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Leeds record goalscorer Peter Lorimer has died

He died aged 74 after a lengthy illness. The attacking midfielder, having become the youngest player to represent United at the age of 15 years and 289 days, netted 238 goals in 705 appearances during two spells at Elland Road. His death was announced in a statement on the club’s official website, which read: “It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter […]

todayMarch 20, 2021 25

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MPs call on Government to allow protests to go ahead

The Government is coming under renewed pressure to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions to allow protests to go ahead. More than 60 MPs and peers have signed a letter warning that allowing the police to criminalise people for protesting is “is not acceptable and is arguably not lawful”. The letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel and Health Secretary Matt Hancock was co-ordinated by Liberty and Big Brother Watch. Signatories include the […]

todayMarch 20, 2021 5

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UEFA opens investigation into Rangers Slavia Prague incidents

UEFA has confirmed it is investigating a post-match bust-up following Rangers’ explosive Europa League clash with Slavia Prague. Steven Gerrard’s nine-man Light Blues crashed out after a 2-0 defeat at Ibrox as they missed out on the last eight but the match was overshadowed when an alleged race storm erupted just three minutes from the end. Glen Kamara and his Rangers team-mates reacted with fury as they claimed Czech defender […]

todayMarch 19, 2021 8

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PM to receive Oxford jab as he urges country to get vaccinated

The Prime Minister is due to receive his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a host of European countries announced they would return to using the jab following fresh safety assurances. A slew of countries, including Germany and France, reversed their decision to temporarily pause its use over blood clot concerns after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) called the vaccine “safe and effective”. Boris Johnson is due to receive […]

todayMarch 19, 2021 4

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Nicola Sturgeon not surprised by partisan leak from Salmond inquiry

Nicola Sturgeon has said a “very partisan leak” from the Alex Salmond inquiry is “not that surprising” as the committee is understood to have deemed she misled parliament.   MSPs on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints Committee voted 5-4 that the First Minister gave an “inaccurate” account of a meeting with her predecessor during the live investigation, the PA news agency understands. This would amount to misleading the […]

todayMarch 19, 2021 9

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Under 50s face wait for Covid 19 vaccine after supply slowdown

People in their 40s are likely to have to wait until May to get their Covid-19 vaccine after problems with a shipment of the AstraZeneca jab from India impacted supply. Professor Martin Marshall, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said news of constraints in supply was “disappointing” and “a bit of a setback”, and the focus in April will be on giving second doses to people who were vaccinated […]

todayMarch 18, 2021 11

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FA far too slow to introduce proper child protection measures Sheldon Review

The Football Association was guilty of inexcusable “institutional failings” in delaying the implementation of child safeguarding measures between 1995 and the spring of 2000, an independent review of historical sexual abuse has concluded. The review by Clive Sheldon QC said high-profile convictions – including one for serial abuser Barry Bennell in the United States in 1995 – should have served as the catalyst for change, but that it took another […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 9

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