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Wales chasing prize of last-16 date at Wembley -Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale believes Wales could benefit from a knockout Euro 2020 game at Wembley. Wales have not yet qualified for the round of 16, but they play Italy in Rome on Sunday knowing victory would see them top Group A and set up a Wembley date against probably either Austria or Ukraine.

Ex-Speaker John Bercow defects to Labour

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ohn Bercow, the former Conservative MP who became the scourge of Brexiteers as Commons Speaker, says he has switched allegiances to join the Labour Party. Mr Bercow said he regards the Tories under Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic”.

Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases rise by 10,321

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The Government said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 10,321 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK.The Government also said a further 14 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,970.Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Covid jab ‘super Saturday’ as London stadiums transformed into giant clinics

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Thousands of Covid-19 jabs are being administered after stadiums and football grounds in London were transformed into mass vaccination centres. Giant jab clinics have been set up at the Olympic Stadium, Stamford Bridge, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Charlton Athletic FC, Selhurst Park and Crystal Palace Athletics Centre. Chelsea FC had 6,000 Pfizer vaccines to administer on Saturday, with the jab being offered to all adults over the age of 18 yet to receive a first dose, as well as those awaiting a second Pfizer dose. The “super pop-ups” are expected to attract thousands of young Londoners on “super Saturday” who are now eligible to receive their first Covid jab.

Coronavirus vaccine: 73 million jabs given in the UK so far

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The Government said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 10,321 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK.The Government also said a further 14 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 127,970.Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Queen all smiles in first Royal Ascot appearance since 2019

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The Queen was all smiles as she arrived at Royal Ascot for the first time since 2019.Usually a regular at the famous Berkshire meet, the Queen has been a no-show since it began on Tuesday.The monarch also missed last year’s race as it was held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.However, on Saturday the Queen braved the grey weather to cheer on the four horses running in her colours of purple and gold.

Julian Assange partner hopes for 'cooler heads' in Biden administration

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Julian Assange's partner Stella Moris has visited him in prison and said she hopes the new US President will consider dropping the US prosecution against him.The visit came as a group of British MPs have written to Joe Biden urging him to drop his administration’s attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Daily politics briefing: June 19

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All the latest political updates as Government advisers warn the UK is now in a race against the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic with the continuing mass vaccination programme.

Richard Bland extends fine form to claim share of US Open lead

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Five weeks after winning his first European Tour title at the 478th attempt, Richard Bland was dreaming of major championship glory after claiming a share of the halfway lead in the 121st US Open.Playing only his second tournament in America in a 28-year career, Bland added a 67 to his opening 70 to finish five under par alongside American Russell Henley, who three-putted his final hole to drop his only shot of the day.He said: "When I saw this place on Monday, it kind of set up to my eye. It’s all there just straight in front of me, and that’s the kind of golf course I like."

Steve Clarke pleased with Scotland's performance against England

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Scotland manager Steve Clarke said he was pleased with how his side played in their 0-0 draw with England.He said: “I am pleased for everybody, all my players and all my staff. It was a little bit unfair some of the stuff that came our way after Monday’s result."We have been improving for a long time so it was nice to see the play on the pitch, we defended well, the most pleasing aspect was we played well.”

Gareth Southgate understands the reaction of fans after draw with Scotland

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Gareth Southgate accepts any criticism for England’s frustrating Euro 2020 draw against oldest rivals Scotland but urged fans to stick with players after boos greeted the final whistle.Having impressively beaten World Cup semi-final foes Croatia on Sunday, the Three Lions knew they would progress to the knockout phase with a game to spare by winning Friday’s auld enemy showdown.But lacklustre England fell well short of expectations against the wounded Scots, with John Stones’ early header off the woodwork the best they could muster in a 0-0 draw at a partially filled Wembley.

England 0: 0 Scotland fans react to Euro 2020 result

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Lacklustre England were held to a goalless draw by Scotland as Steve Clarke’s side gave their hopes of reaching the Euro 2020 knockout phase a much-needed shot in the arm. International football’s oldest rivals locked horns for the 115th time in Friday’s eagerly-anticipated Group D clash where the crackling atmosphere belied the restricted attendance under the arch.

Michelle O’Neill tells DUP to ‘get their act together’ following party fallout

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Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill has urged the DUP to "get their act together" to ensure effective governance at Stormont.The deputy First Minister said her partners in government were at a “crossroads” and faced a choice of continuing to be “rights deniers” or joining the other four executive parties in delivering a “modern and progressive” agenda.

IT worker wins £2.5 million property in Cotswolds

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An IT consultant from Bath has won a multi-million pound dream home in the Cotswolds as part of a fundraising campaign by Omaze in aid of The Prince’s Trust.Darren Wordon, 49, won the third Omaze Million Pound House Draw - a stunning five-bed country retreat located in a hamlet just outside Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Duchess of Cambridge: Time for action on early childhood development is now

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The Duchess of Cambridge has declared “the time for action is now” on the issue of early childhood development, describing it as the “social equivalent of climate change”.Kate was speaking as she gathered a panel of experts at a leading London university to discuss the inaugural report of her new Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.

Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases rise by 10,476

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The Government said a further 11 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 127,956. It comes as the coronavirus reproduction number, or R value, in England remains unchanged from last week and is between 1.2 and 1.4, according to the latest Government figures.

Scotland fans party in London ahead of England Euros clash

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Scotland fans get into the party spirit in Leicester Square ahead of the much-anticipated England-Scotland Euro 2020 clash. The latest chapter in the oldest rivalry in international football will unfold on Friday evening when England meets Scotland at Wembley. Victory would see Gareth Southgate’s men progress to the last 16, while the Scots are desperate to open their Group D account after Monday’s 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic.

Boris Johnson reflects on 'bizarre' by-election loss

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Boris Johnson said he believed in “uniting and levelling up” across the country when asked if the Chesham and Amersham by-election loss was a sign the “Blue Wall” in the South was being neglected for voters in the North.

Sir Ed Davey smashes the “Blue Wall” in by-election celebration

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The leader of the Liberal Democrats has said the party’s historic win in the Chesham and Amersham by-election will “send a shockwave through British politics”.Sir Ed Davey claimed that the result demonstrates that the “Blue Wall” of Tory southern seats could be vulnerable after Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party suffered a humiliating defeat in the contest.

Notting Hill Carnival cancelled for second year running due to Covid-19

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Organisers of the Notting Hill Carnival have made the decision to take the event off the streets in its 55th year.The move comes as the delay to “Freedom Day”, which had been due on June 21, means social distancing measures are still in place.

Apology does not help rape victims whose cases were dropped, commissioner warns

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The Government’s apology over its dire rape conviction record will not comfort those people whose cases have been dropped, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Meanwhile survivor Kat Araniello, who was told her rape allegation was a “slam-dunk case” by police before it was later dropped by the CPS, says the apology "does not cut it".

Sir Ed Davey: Concern Boris Johnson's government isn't listening

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Ed Davey says there is concern Boris Johnson's government 'isn't listening. This comes as the Tories suffered a humiliating by-election defeat as the Liberal Democrats scored a historic win in Chesham and Amersham.

Daily politics briefing: June 18

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The latest political updates for June 18, as Boris Johnson's Conservatives suffer a shock defeat to the Liberal Democrats in the Chesham and Amersham by-election.

Liberal Democrats upset the odds with historic Chesham and Amersham victory

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Boris Johnson’s Tories suffered a humiliating by-election defeat as the Liberal Democrats scored a historic win in Chesham and Amersham.Lib Dem Sarah Green is the country’s newest MP after winning the seat, which had been a Conservative stronghold since its creation in 1974.Sir Ed Davey, the Lib Dem leader, said the result sent a “shockwave through British politics” by showing that the “Blue Wall” of Tory southern seats could be vulnerable.

Parents watch two-month-old son's 'heart pumping in his chest' after life-saving surgery

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A young mum has told of the terror of watching her two-month-old baby son’s “heart pumping in his chest” after his torso needed to be left open for three days following life-saving surgery.Alana Watling, 20, and her fiance Andrew Smith, 19, of Norwich, Norfolk, were devastated to discover at their 20-week scan that their baby had multiple heart defects, including a leaky valve, and would require surgery after his birth.

Kate launches Centre for Early Childhood to create ‘more nurturing world’

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The Duchess of Cambridge has launched her own Centre for Early Childhood in a landmark step aimed at signalling her lifetime commitment to transforming society.The development will shape Kate's future focus as a senior royal and the centre will drive her vision to create a "happier, healthier, more nurturing world", an aide said.

England v Scotland: Steve Clarke press conference

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Mandatory credit: UEFA 2021Scotland were handed a Euro 2020 boost after Kieran Tierney was declared fit and available for the game against England on Friday night.The Arsenal defender, a key player for Steve Clarke's side, missed the 2-0 defeat by the Czech Republic at Hampden Park in the Group D opener with a niggle.At the pre-match zoom media conference ahead of the trip to Wembley, boss Clarke confirmed Tierney had fully recovered.

Campaigners welcome Government apology over 'failing' rape victims

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The Government has apologised for “failing” rape victims over years of plunging conviction levels, as it set out plans for a “system and culture change” which will include focusing more on the behaviour of the suspect than the accuser.

Couples braced for England v Scotland bragging rights

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Couples divided by England-Scotland loyalties will enter unfamiliar territory as the two countries prepare to face each other at Euro 2020. England fan James Brown, 24, from Middlesbrough, and Scotland fan Jade Hamilton, 28, from Carnoustie, discuss their feelings ahead of the game.

In The Heights creators on removing Trump reference

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Lin-Manuel Miranda explains why he removed a reference to Donald Trump from the song 96,000 in his new film In The Heights. Writer Quiara Alegria Hudes also explains how the film took the opportunity to address contemporary anti-immigrant sentiment.

Manchester Arena bombing victims were failed, say families

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Loved ones of the 22 people murdered in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing have said they were let down by those entrusted with looking after public safety, after reading the report into security at the venue.

Vaccine in numbers: 80% of UK adults have now been jabbed

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195,565 people received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, bringing the total to 42,216,654, meaning that more than 80% of adults have now been jabbed. It's as the UK reports 11,007 new coronavirus cases.

‘Missed opportunities’ to save lives at Manchester Arena

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Lives may have been saved but for a series of “missed opportunities” to spot and stop suicide bomber Salman Abedi before his attack on the Manchester Arena, Sir John Saunders, chairman of the Manchester Arena Public Inquiry, said in his report.

Man convicted of murdering two women decades apart

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The conviction of Gary Allen is the culmination of more than 20 years of investigations which included a two-year undercover operation involving a total of seven officers.Humberside Police were so concerned about the danger Allen posed to women that they built a world around him populated by police officers posing as his friends plus their girlfriends and family.And this huge investment in Operation Misty paid dividends when Allen confessed to the murder of Samantha Class to an officer named in court only as Ian.The recording of Allen’s confession to Ian was crucial when the Director of Public Prosecutions successfully applied to the Court of Appeal to quash the not guilty verdict reached by a jury in 2000.

Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill confirmed as First and deputy First Ministers

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Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill have accepted their nominations as First and deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland.DUP leader Edwin Poots formally nominated Lagan Valley MLA Mr Givan at a special sitting of the Stormont Assembly on Thursday.Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy nominated his party colleague Ms O’Neill to take up the role of deputy First Minister.

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