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Jarrod Bowen and James Justin get first England call-ups as Tomori returns

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Gareth Southgate has given Jarrod Bowen his first England call-up, rewarding the winger for his fine season at West Ham. The manager has also selected the uncapped Leicester full-back James Justin in a 27-man squad fo...

Bank of England not to blame for soaring inflation, says governor

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The governor of the Bank of England has hit back at critics who accused him of being asleep at the wheel while inflation soared and a cost of living crisis hit UK living standards. Andrew Bailey said the nature of the...

Legal smoking age in England could be raised to 21 – report

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The legal smoking age in England could reportedly be raised from 18 to 21 after a “radical” review into plans to make the country smoke-free by 2030. An independent review commissioned by the health secretary, Sajid J...

Glowworms bred in captivity to be released in southern England

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They once lit up summer nights, people read by their luminescence and they’ve been celebrated by everyone from William Shakespeare to Crowfoot, a 19th-century North American chief. But glowworms have had their lights ...

Jofra Archer ruled out for season in latest England injury setback

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The England and Sussex seamer Jofra Archer, whose injury troubles have kept him out of all forms of cricket since last July, has been ruled out for the rest of the English summer after suffering a stress fracture to h...

Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson revealed in This England teaser

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Kenneth Branagh’s depiction of Boris Johnson has been revealed in a clip from the upcoming drama series This England, which follows the prime minister’s tumultuous first months in Downing Street as he grapples with th...

Nobbs to miss Euros but Houghton and Kirby in provisional England squad

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The Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs will miss the home Euros with a knee injury after being omitted from the 28-strong provisional England squad for the tournament, which kicks off in 50 days’ time. Nobbs competed at ...

Owen Farrell to make England return from injury but captaincy undecided

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Owen Farrell is ready to make his return to the England fold this week with Eddie Jones announcing a squad to begin preparations for this summer’s tour of Australia on Tuesday but it remains to be seen if he will resu...

Tory MPs to grill Bank of England governor over high inflation

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The Bank of England governor, Andrew Bailey, will face a grilling from angry Conservative MPs over inflation on Monday, as cabinet sources moved to quell the incendiary remarks about the Bank’s independence. The gover...

Only 7% of 5-11s in England have had Covid jab as parents hesitate

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Only 7% of primary schoolchildren in England have received a first dose of Covid vaccine six weeks after it was rolled out to all 5- to 11-year-olds, as parents grapple with the decision about whether to take up the o...

NHS England waiting list reaches another record high in March

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The waiting list for NHS hospital care in England has reached another record high, and health service bosses say “skyrocketing” demand is likely to make treatment delays even worse. The number of people waiting for su...

Brendon McCullum set to be appointed England men’s Test coach

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Brendon McCullum’s appointment as England’s Test coach appears imminent with the New Zealander having informed close contacts that he has been offered the job. Reports in India suggest he has also handed in his notic...

England fails to reach household waste recycling target

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Recycling rates in England are falling and the government has failed to meet its target to recycle 50% of waste from households by 2020. But Wales has become a world leader, with the country recycling 56.5% of its hou...

Apology, 800 years on, for laws that expelled Jews from England

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The Church of England is to apologise for its “shameful actions” in passing anti-Jewish laws 800 years ago that paved the way for the expulsion of Jews from England. A special service at Christ Church cathedral in Oxf...

Confidence? It’s in short supply at the Bank of England

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There is a school of thought that says central banks, after a decade of running scared, have found their mojo again. Their anxiety stemmed from the 2008 crash, when banks panicked in the wake of the US sub-prime prope...

Greens celebrate ‘phenomenal’ gains in local elections across England

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The Green party has hailed what it has described as “phenomenal” local election results, as it headed above 60 gains in areas including South Tyneside, Cumberland, Oxford and Worcester. Following the pattern of recent...

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