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Emma Raducanu to play in Romania for first time but no fans allowed

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Emma Raducanu has been drawn to face Polona Hercog of Slovenia in the opening round of the Transylvania Open as she makes her return to competition at the WTA 250 event in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Raducanu, who is seeded...

Police spies inquiry: five officers allowed to give evidence in secret

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Five undercover police officers who infiltrated political groups in the 1970s and 1980s have been allowed to give evidence in secret to a public inquiry, leading to accusations that police are being allowed to cover u...

Foreign lorry drivers to be allowed to make more UK deliveries

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Foreign lorry drivers will be able to make an unlimited number of pick-ups and drop-offs in a fixed period in the UK under changes to rules proposed by the government to prevent shortages of products in the run-up to ...

UK prisoners allowed to play chess in global online tournament

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The benefits of chess have long been extolled for retaining mental agility and as an escape from boredom, making it the perfect pastime for prisoners confined to four walls. So the decision to grant inmates at two pri...

Ambassador in limbo makes plea for Afghans to be allowed into EU

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In other times, Mirwais Samadi would have welcomed a campaign to deter his compatriots from opting to become illegal migrants and embarking on the often dangerous trek from Afghanistan to Europe. By far the worst part...

Auckland stabbings: calls for tighter terror laws after extremist allowed to roam free

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As New Zealand reels from the second terror attack in its recent history, a picture is emerging of an Islamic State-inspired extremist who was well known to the government, and whom extensive surveillance and control ...

Abortion will effectively be banned in Texas if ‘sue thy neighbor’ law is allowed to take effect

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Texas could become the first state in decades to ban most abortions, if a federal court allows a law called SB8 to take effect on 1 September. SB8 effectively puts a $10,000 “bounty” on the head of abortion providers ...

MPs should not be allowed to take freebies

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I read your article (MPs enjoy free tickets worth £100k during Covid large event pilots, 30 July) with amazement. In my early years as an NHS consultant, I was the recipient of such freebies from big pharma and other ...

The furlough scheme should never have been allowed to fund million-pound bonuses

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It is windfall time for those lucky few who sit in the shade of the magic money tree. Take Peter Cowgill, for example, executive chairman of JD Sports. He has been paid almost £6m in bonuses since February last year. ...

Colbert on Trump’s first rally since the Capitol riot: ‘Why is he allowed to have rallies after that?’

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While other hosts are on summer holiday for the week, Stephen Colbert recapped a Trump rally held over the weekend in Wellington, Ohio, his first since the 6 January insurrection at the Capitol. “Why is he allowed to ...

Britney Spears showed girls how to grow up – but she was never allowed to

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The saying goes that pop stars are forever frozen in time at the age they became famous. Despite the lasting iconography of the schoolgirl outfit she wore in the video for her debut single, 1998’s … Baby One More Time...

If football and cricket fans are allowed to sing, why can’t choirs?

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Our small local choir was working hard towards a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria for Easter 2020 when the pandemic struck. We immediately shut up shop, and have continued to follow government guidelines as to possible...

‘No political story allowed’: Hong Kong broadcaster falls silent on sensitive subjects

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Normally at this time of year Hong Kong media are bustling to prepare coverage of Friday’s anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre which, before Covid restrictions hit, usually included a huge vigil in Victoria P...

‘I allowed myself to feel guilty for a very long time’: the teenage cashier who took George Floyd’s $20 bill

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Christopher Martin lived above a bricked grocery store in south Minneapolis, with a maroon awning and bold red signage that reads Cup Foods. So when a cashier’s position came up last year, he took it without thinking....

UK expected to be on EU’s Covid ‘white list’ of tourists allowed entry

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Britain is expected to be put on a “white list” of countries from where tourists will be accepted into the EU, but holidaymakers may still be required by cautious governments to quarantine and take Covid-19 tests. The...

Countries put on England Covid ‘green list’ with trips allowed from 17 May

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Trips abroad for people in England can begin again from 17 May, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced, with no need to quarantine for travellers returning from 12 countries and territories. The places o...

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