Six Nations: France in profile

Six Nations: France in profile

A look at the France team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, searching for consistency and identity under new coach Fabien Galthie.
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Matt Hancock coronavirus briefing highlights

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Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he is 'delighted' to be back to work after recovering from Covid-19, and hailed the fast progress of work to ensure that London's new Nightingale hospital will open this week.
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Deal reached to lay off British Airways staff during Covid-19 crisis

Deal reached to lay off British Airways staff during Covid-19 crisis

A deal has been agreed between Unite the union and British Airways to stand down airline staff because of the Covid-19 crisis. BA will introduce a modified version of the Government's job retention scheme, so that workers will be furloughed on 8...
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Football rumours from the media amid coronavirus pandemic

Football rumours from the media amid coronavirus pandemic

Pitches and stadiums may have fallen quiet, but the football rumour mill is as busy as ever, here's what the papers are predicting. Among those said to be switching clubs are Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Coronavirus deaths in Scotland up 50 to 126

Coronavirus deaths in Scotland up 50 to 126

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon updates the country on the number of coronavirus diagnoses and deaths that have been recorded over the past 24 hours. A total of 126 patients have now died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavi...
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Seven of the best city cars on the market

Seven of the best city cars on the market

The city car segment is one which is often overlooked. However, it's jam-packed with high-quality models from some of the biggest manufacturers who know that there's still worth in small, nippy and efficient models. Of course, the current climate...
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Charities join forces to help most vulnerable in Manchester

Charities join forces to help most vulnerable in Manchester

Manchester-based surplus food charity The Bread And Butter Thing have teamed up with The Modern Milkman to distribute food parcels to the homes of the most vulnerable. The initiative is funded by Manchester City Council and is designed to help th...
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Scientists developing coronavirus vaccine delivered via fingertip-sized patch

Scientists developing coronavirus vaccine delivered via fingertip-sized patch

A fingertip-sized patch could be a potential vaccine for coronavirus, researchers say. Scientists suggest that when tested in mice, it produced antibodies specific to Covid-19 in quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralising the virus. Th...
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Dramatic footage shows police rescue man from 50ft cliff over quarry

Dramatic footage shows police rescue man from 50ft cliff over quarry

Dramatic footage shows officers using their belts to rescue a man from a 50ft cliff over a quarry. The quick-thinking police turned the belts into an improvised hoist to haul the man up, shouting "Hold on! Hold on" when the incident happened in M...
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'Get the wives to put crosses in' - Solskjaer encourages United players to keep training

'Get the wives to put crosses in' - Solskjaer encourages United players to keep training

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discuesses how his side are training as the Premier League continues its suspension due to coronavirus. He says he is keeping in touch with the players via WhatsApp and other methods.
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Comedian Eddie Large dies after contracting coronavirus

Comedian Eddie Large dies after contracting coronavirus

Comedian Eddie Large has died after contracting coronavirus in hospital. The Little And Large star was best known for his partnership with Syd Little in the 70s and 80s. His son posted a tribute to his father on Facebook.
Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll nears 3,000

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll nears 3,000

A look at the latest figures behind coronavirus as UK deaths jumped to 2,921, a rise of 569 from the previous day.
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British boy strikes up a pen-pal relationship with girl from Yemen

British boy strikes up a pen-pal relationship with girl from Yemen

Apollo, a six-year-old British boy, has struck up a pen-pal friendship with a young Yemeni girl - Razan - who was injured by an air strike during the conflict which has now lasted six years. They exchange letters about their hobbies, favourite an...
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Graves dug in Northern Ireland ahead of coronavirus peak

Graves dug in Northern Ireland ahead of coronavirus peak

Funeral directors have appealed for members of the public to work with them during the pandemic after lines of freshly-dug graves appeared at a Northern Ireland cemetery. Drone footage posted on social media recently showed a fleet of lorries and...
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Labour leadership vote closes

Labour leadership vote closes

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Eddie Jones: Winning 2023 World Cup is the target

Eddie Jones: Winning 2023 World Cup is the target

Eddie Jones will lead England to the next World Cup after agreeing a contract extension until the end of the tournament in 2023. He admits that winning the World Cup is the "target" but doesn't want to obsess over it. Instead he hopes to lead th...
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Brexit briefing: 273 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 273 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers

Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers

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Eddie Jones agrees new deal which commits him to England until 2023

Eddie Jones agrees new deal which commits him to England until 2023

England men's head coach Eddie Jones and the RFU have agreed a contract extension which will see him continue his role until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
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Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

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Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

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Trump resists national lockdown, leaving US states to make their own decisions

Trump resists national lockdown, leaving US states to make their own decisions

US President Donald Trump is resisting calls to order a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Mr Trump's refuses to implement such restrictions despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are like...
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Coronavirus: How has sport been affected?

Coronavirus: How has sport been affected?

A look at how the sporting calendar has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks which were set to take place in Glasgow in November have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.
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