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Airlines are putting pressure on the government to exempt fully-vaccinated Americans and EU visitors from quarantine on their arrival to the UK. Amid widespread reports ministers could announce such a move as early as Wednesday, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic – as well as Heathrow Airport – have claimed a recent trial demonstrates how international
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More than one million children in England were away from school for COVID-19-related reasons towards the end of term, according to government figures. On Friday 16 July, around 1,126,000 pupils missed class, compared with 859,000 the previous Friday, Department for Education statistics showed. The number was the highest since all students returned to classes in
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It wasn’t long ago that Britain’s most promising taekwondo athletes were training in a facility at a supermarket. Dubbed “Aisle 57”, GB Taekwondo’s humble base was within an Asda superstore opposite Manchester City’s stadium before their state-of-the-art national centre opened in 2016. Competing against countries where the martial art is a “mass participation sport” and
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Georgia Taylor-Brown has won silver for Team GB in the women’s triathlon, despite a puncture during the cycling section. The previous best performance ever for a British woman triathlete was Vicky Holland’s bronze in Rio 2016 but Taylor-Brown went one better on day four of the Tokyo Olympics. Bermuda’s Flora Duffy took gold, Bermuda’s first-ever
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