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Lions rule out Australia and may yet play in empty South African venues

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The fate of the British & Irish Lions tour this summer remains up in the air with a final decision having been deferred until next week. Lions officials, however, have ruled out any prospect of relocating the tour...

Euro 2020: Wales fans get Baku go-ahead as four venues granted extra time

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Wales fans have been given the go ahead to make the 3,000-mile trip to Baku for their Euro 2020 matches against Switzerland and Turkey provided they have a negative Covid test. The news was confirmed by Uefa, which al...

Synagogues and Jewish venues urged to avoid racial profiling in security searches

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Security guards at synagogues and other Jewish venues should search the bags of all visitors in order to avoid racial profiling, says a report on racial inclusivity in the Jewish community. Jews of colour described be...

Staff in UK riverside venues to be trained to help stop people drowning

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People working in pubs, cafes and other venues near to rivers are to be given special training to help stop people drowning amid concerns for customers flocking back as the Covid lockdown eases. Firefighters are being...

From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen

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The Royal Opera is straight off the mark, opening its new production of Mozart’s opera seria on the very first day live audiences are permitted again at Covent Garden. Richard Jones directs La Clemenza di Tito; it’s d...

‘It feels really special’: Manchester venues optimistic as doors reopen

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On the long march out of lockdown, this was probably the most significant day yet. A day of reopenings and reacquaintances after months of restrictions and rules. And while the mood in Manchester seemed much sunnier t...

Return of parkrun in England delayed with many venues reluctant to reopen

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The return of parkrun in England has been pushed back until the end of next month at the earliest after organisers failed to persuade enough venues to allow it to resume on 5 June. The news will come as a huge disappo...

Edinburgh fringe performers feel ‘jilted’ as Covid closes venues again

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Audiences and performers from around the world will once again have no anarchic festival home in the Scottish capital to head for this August. The vast Edinburgh festival fringe – the largest annual concentration of l...

NSW Covid update: Sydney case visited Bondi and eastern suburbs venues while potentially infectious

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A man who lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and works as a driver for international flight crews has tested positive to Covid – and anyone who shared a cinema with him on Sunday has been ordered to isolate for 14 days...

Tokyo 2020 will allow up to 10,000 domestic fans into Olympic venues

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Thousands of Japanese spectators will be allowed to attend events at this summer’s Olympics, organisers said on Monday, despite warnings from health experts that crowds risk fuelling a surge in coronavirus cases. The ...

Tokyo 2020: guide to the venues for the delayed Olympic Games

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The US$1.4bn Olympic stadium, called koku-ritsu or “national” by locals, is a building of its time. Some 70,000 cubic feet of forest-certified wood – mainly cedar – from each of the 47 Japanese prefectures were delibe...

Covid live news: Wales’ NHS passes will ‘help’ venues stay open; French vaccine study shows people 90% less likely to get severely ill

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NHS passes for Welsh nightclubs and large events in effect from today; French study said to be largest of its kind

Daniel Craig says he goes to gay bars to avoid fights at straight venues

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From his portrayal of a more vulnerable Bond to his cerise suit jacket on the red carpet, Daniel Craig has worked hard to defy expectations of masculinity – so it came as little surprise when the actor revealed he lik...

Van Gogh’s self-portraits and colossal venues: 2022’s best art and architecture

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From a portrait of the artist as a young man in Paris in 1886 and the artist in his mirror with a bandaged ear (from the Courtauld’s own collection), to Van Gogh’s self-portrait with a palette, painted not long befor...

Priti Patel to require venues to be prepared for a terrorist attack

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Venues would have a legal duty to provide security in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing under government plans about to be published. The home secretary, Priti Patel, is due to detail the proposals, which inclu...