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Children’s activity levels have not recovered after end of Covid restrictions – study

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Children have become more sedentary and their physical activity levels have deteriorated in the wake of the pandemic even after the lifting of restrictions, a study suggests. Researchers said child physical activity l...

Russia says it will ‘radically reduce military activity’ around Kyiv and Chernihiv – video

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Russia’s defence ministry said it would 'drastically reduce' military activity outside Kyiv and Chernihiv. Speaking on television after talks between Russian and Ukrainian negotiating teams in Istanbul, Russia’s deput...

Roman Abramovich linked to Russian state and ‘corrupt activity’, MP says

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The Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, was identified by the Home Office in 2019 as having links to the Russian state as well as to “corrupt activity and practices”, a Labour MP has told parliament, suggesting the UK sh...

Woman sentenced to death in Pakistan over ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp activity

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A court in Pakistan has sentenced a woman to death over allegedly blasphemous messages sent over WhatsApp and Facebook. Aneeqa Ateeq, 26, was found guilty and given a death sentence by a court in Rawalpindi on Wednesd...

‘Significant concerns’ over RUC handling of loyalist activity, finds ombudsman

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An official investigation into police handling of loyalist paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland that resulted in 19 murders has identified “collusive behaviours” and “significant concerns” about officers’ conduct...

Past convictions for homosexual activity to be wiped from records, Patel to announce

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Any conviction that was imposed on someone purely due to consensual homosexual activity under now-abolished laws will be included in a scheme aimed at “righting the wrongs of the past”, the UK home secretary is set to...

Russia’s activity on the Ukraine border has put the west on edge

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It is the second time this year that Russia has amassed forces near its borders with Ukraine, so why has the estimated 90,000 troop buildup left western governments and independent analysts more concerned? The stark w...

Four activity centres in England suspended over ‘serious’ safeguarding concerns

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Ofsted has suspended four holiday activity centres for children in England over “serious safeguarding concerns” including allegations of substance abuse by staff, in a rare move by the education watchdog. The sites to...

Sydney storm: BoM warns of potential ‘tornado activity’ before thunderstorms and giant hail hit

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Residents in greater Sydney bunkered down after being warned of potential “tornado activity” on Thursday afternoon and while the worst fears didn’t eventuate the city was hit by a series of thunderstorms that caused f...

‘High-risk activity’: Ardern advises hospital visitors against sex with patients during Covid

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New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern may have kept her cool through a global pandemic, but a question about a patient and a visitor having sex at an Auckland hospital had the typically unflappable leader strugg...

Chinese services activity accelerates, but Delta variant concerns remain – business live

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Tell us: what is your favourite rainy holiday activity?

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As more Britons spend their summers in the UK due to Covid travel restrictions, holiday plans can be at the mercy of our changeable weather. With this in mind, we would like to hear about your favourite holiday activi...

Tell us: what activity should Rhik Samadder try next?

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In a new series, Rhik Samadder is working his way through the intriguing, exciting and downright odd pastimes that he has somehow never got round to, from wakeboarding to falconry to … who knows? Flower arranging, may...

‘Frenzied buyer activity’ drives house prices to new high

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Months of “frenzied buyer activity” have driven the average asking price for a home in Britain to a new high, according to the property website Rightmove. The property portal said it expected figures from HMRC due lat...

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