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Uncertainty over foreign holidays after Spain removed from safe list

The Government has stood by its decision to strike Spain off the UK’s list of safe destinations after it saw a spike in the number of coronavirus cases. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Government “can’t make apologies” for the decision made on Saturday – announced less than five hours before coming into force – …

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Harry Dunns parents drop legal claim against police

The 19-year-old’s family are set for a two-day judicial review hearing at the High Court in November where they allege the Foreign Secretary “obstructed justice” by allowing suspect Anne Sacoolas to leave the UK. Northamptonshire Police were brought into the legal claim in January as Mr Dunn’s mother Charlotte Charles and father Tim Dunn sought …

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Holidaymakers shocked after change to quarantine rules

Passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport on a flight from Barcelona on Sunday morning were among the first travellers now required to self-isolate again for two weeks. Philip Bradby, 55, and Marina Wilson, 40, from Bournemouth, cut short their trip to the Catalonian city because of the imposition of the new quarantine requirement. Speaking to the …

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People returning from Spain will have to self isolate for two weeks

The decision means those coming back from the popular holiday destination will have to self-isolate for two weeks upon their return to UK after all four administrations – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – opted to join forces over the move. It has been confirmed that the measures will come into effect from midnight …

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Warning issued over future of leisure industry

Only around 20% of pools in England will be opening on Saturday, the head of the national governing body for swimming said, with thousands potentially shutting up shop unless the Government intervenes. Jane Nickerson, chief executive of Swim England, said that even before Covid-19 struck 40% of the country’s ageing pool stock was facing closure …

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Experts warn over huge risk of Covid death in obese people as gyms reopen

The public has been snacking more in lockdown and, despite increases in sales of bikes and exercise equipment, overall activity levels appear to have dropped compared to before the pandemic, it said. The PHE report comes as the Government prepares to reveal its own obesity strategy “very soon”, with junk food adverts expected to be …

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Sussex book lifts lid on decline in royal relations

Finding Freedom, serialised by The Times and The Sunday Times, claims the couples hardly spoke at the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey despite not having seen each other since January. The book’s authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, said: “Although Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate, the duchess barely acknowledged her.” Mr Scobie …

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Teenagers convicted of killing PC Andrew Harper but cleared of murder

Henry Long, 19, and his passengers Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers, both 18, who were determined to escape “at all costs” after stealing a quad bike in Berkshire, are facing years in jail for manslaughter. Newlywed Pc Andrew Harper, 28, became entangled in a tow rope attached to their Seat Toledo as he tried to …

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