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29 Oct 7:22pm Updated 13 Barbarians players charged over coronavirus breaches after England game cancelled
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Thirteen Barbarians players are charged by the Rugby Football Union over coronavirus protocol breaches.
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29 Oct 6:40pm Updated France attack: Attacker arrived from Tunisia days ago
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Three people were stabbed to death in Nice in what France says was an "Islamist terrorist attack".
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29 Oct 6:40pm Updated Royal Antwerp 1-0 Tottenham: Spurs lose for the first time since opening weekend
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Tottenham slip to a first away defeat since July as Royal Antwerp leapfrog their Europa League opponents to go top of Group J.
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29 Oct 6:39pm Updated Vardy helps Leicester to win at AEK Athens
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Jamie Vardy becomes Leicester City's oldest European goalscorer as they beat AEK Athens to make it two wins from two in the Europa League.
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29 Oct 6:24pm Teenager dies after Wandsworth double stabbing
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Two teenage boys were found with knife injuries following a fight in Wandsworth, south London.
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29 Oct 5:56pm Updated Third body found in hunt for Coventry double murder suspect
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Anthony Russell, 38, is described by police as dangerous and people are asked not to approach him.
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29 Oct 5:50pm Morelos equals McCoist goals record in Rangers win
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Alfredo Morelos equals Ally McCoist's European scoring record for Rangers to end a frustrating night against Lech Poznan in the Europa League.
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29 Oct 5:48pm Covid-19: Delia Smith urges PM to reopen football grounds
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The chef and Norwich City director is urging Boris Johnson to allow fans to return to stadiums.
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29 Oct 5:28pm US election 2020: The 750,000 people you didn’t know could vote
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Hundreds of thousands of people in US jails are entitled to vote in 2020 - but most have no idea.
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29 Oct 5:24pm Updated Labour suspends Jeremy Corbyn over reaction to anti-Semitism report
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Sir Keir Starmer acts after his predecessor says the scale of the problem within the party has been "overstated".
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29 Oct 5:17pm Updated Covid-19: West Yorkshire to go into tier 3 from Monday
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It means nearly a fifth of England will be under the tightest coronavirus restrictions by next week.
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29 Oct 3:48pm Lille 2-2 Celtic: Visitors let slip two-goal lead
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Celtic's winless run extends to four games as they let slip a two-goal half-time lead in an engrossing Europa League stalemate in Lille.
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29 Oct 2:33pm The Countdown: Kellyanne Conway, Miles Taylor and the speculation game
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The latest election drama, and what speculation about who wrote the book Anonymous really tells us.
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29 Oct 2:33pm West Yorkshire to go into tier 3 from Monday
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Casinos, soft play, betting shops and car boot sales must close as well as pubs and bars not serving meals.
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29 Oct 2:17pm Covid-19: Tier news for millions in England and Scotland, and Bobby Ball dies
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Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening.
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29 Oct 2:00pm Bennett denied victory after penalty as Carapaz retains Vuelta lead
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Ireland's Sam Bennett is demoted for shoving another rider on stage nine of the Vuelta a Espana, as Richard Carapaz retains the lead.
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29 Oct 1:53pm Pizza Express cuts 1,300 more jobs amid Covid crisis
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It comes weeks after the firm said it would cut 1,100 jobs and shut 73 restaurants as coronavirus hits trading.
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29 Oct 1:39pm Updated Cyprus and Lithuania added to UK quarantine list
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Travellers from Cyprus and Lithuania must self-isolate for 14 days as of Sunday, Grant Shapps says.
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29 Oct 1:32pm Updated Covid-19: Millions more residents in England move to tier 2
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Parts of Yorkshire and the Humber, West and East Midlands, and Luton and Oxford face new measures.
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29 Oct 1:12pm Pizza Express cuts another 1,300 jobs
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It comes weeks after the firm said it would cut 1,100 jobs and shut 73 restaurants as coronavirus hits business.
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29 Oct 12:07pm Body found in search for missing Team GB runner Chris Smith
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Police say the body has not been identified but the family of Chris Smith have been informed.
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29 Oct 11:30am Updated Bobby Ball: Cannon & Ball star dies aged 76 after Covid-19 diagnosis
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The star was one half of comedy duo Cannon & Ball and appeared in Last of the Summer Wine.
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29 Oct 11:29am Updated Oxford to move into tier 2 Covid-19 restrictions
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The number of cases in the city per 100,000 rose to 134.5 for the week ending 23 October.
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29 Oct 10:05am Updated Duchess of Sussex: Privacy trial against Mail on Sunday postponed
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The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers after it published her letter to her father.
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29 Oct 9:36am Russell & Hogg return to Scotland starting line-up to face Wales
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Captain Stuart Hogg and fly-half Finn Russell return to Scotland's starting XV for the final Six Nations match against Wales.
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29 Oct 9:29am Updated A guide to Labour Party anti-Semitism claims
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The roots of the row that continues to overshadow the Labour Party.
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29 Oct 9:26am Labour suspends Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism report
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The ex-leader "failed to retract" comments downplaying the scale of the problem, the party says.
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29 Oct 9:00am BBC Radio 5 Live to broadcast Chisora-Usyk and Joshua-Pulev in four-fight deal
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BBC Radio 5 Live signs a commentary deal for fights featuring Derek Chisora, Katie Taylor, Billy Joe Saunders and Anthony Joshua.
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29 Oct 8:43am Updated Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study
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England is at a "critical stage" with infections doubling every nine days, a major analysis estimates.
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29 Oct 8:38am Mother who left dying daughter to visit pub is jailed
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Sharon Goldie subjected her 13-year-old daughter Robyn to a year of neglect and abuse before she died.
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29 Oct 8:20am Updated Hornby: Model train maker steams ahead in lockdown
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The company says sales are up 33% as more people take up hobbies during the pandemic.
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29 Oct 8:20am Updated Labour broke equalities law over anti-Semitism
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The party's current leader, Sir Keir Starmer, said it was "a day of shame" for Labour.
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29 Oct 8:08am NHS Covid-19 app to issue more self-isolate alerts
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Officials have decided to lower the threshold at which stay-at-home notifications are served to users.
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29 Oct 8:04am BBC issues new guidance for social media usage
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Staff will not be allowed to express a personal opinion on politics or other controversial subjects.
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29 Oct 7:58am Lundstram rejects new Sheff Utd contract
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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says it is "frustrating" as midfielder John Lundstram turns down a new contract offer.
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29 Oct 7:53am Updated Lewis-Hughes to make Wales debut against Scotland
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Cardiff Blues flanker Shane Lewis-Hughes will make his Wales debut against Scotland in Saturday's delayed Six Nations finale.
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29 Oct 7:28am Updated Nice attack: Mayor says deadly stabbing points to terrorism
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The mayor of Nice says a suspect has been arrested after the attack at the Notre-Dame basilica.
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29 Oct 7:20am Updated Covid: Lockdowns return as Europe confronts second wave
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Two of the continent's biggest economies impose strict restrictions amid dire warnings over Covid-19.
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29 Oct 6:45am Why does a political battle loom over planning rules?
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A planned overhaul of England's house building rules has drawn criticism across political divides.
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29 Oct 6:36am JJ Williams: Legendary Wales and British and Irish Lions wing dies
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Legendary Wales, British and Irish Lions and Llanelli wing JJ Williams dies at the age of 72.
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29 Oct 5:40am Alfa Romeo team to retain name for 2021
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The Alfa Romeo name will remain in Formula 1 next season after the Italian car company extended its deal with the Sauber team by one year.
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29 Oct 5:10am New college opening with degrees with no subjects
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A new higher education institution will be the first since the 1960s to open with its own degree powers.
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29 Oct 4:59am Updated Labour anti-Semitism report due to be published
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An inquiry looked at whether unlawful acts took place and how the party responded to complaints.
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29 Oct 3:23am Crawley stabbing: Girl, 14, arrested on suspicion of murder
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The 14-year-old is being questioned about a man found fatally stabbed in Crawley, West Sussex.
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29 Oct 2:40am Light pollution: wasted energy seen from space
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Entire city dims its streetlights, enabling scientists to measure light pollution from space.
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29 Oct 2:04am School tours turn virtual ahead of application deadline
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With the pandemic limiting open days, schools are turning to promotional videos to attract students.
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29 Oct 2:00am MPs and peers demand Russia interference inquiry
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A cross-party group starts legal action, claiming ministers failed to protect UK democracy.
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29 Oct 12:21am US Election 2020: Trump slams lockdowns, Biden accuses him of insulting victims
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The president says Mr Biden will cancel family gatherings, while the Democrat pledges to follow science.
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28 Oct 10:50pm "The bravest person I have ever met," Farage praises Trump at Arizona rally
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"This is the single most resilient and bravest person I have ever met in my life," the Brexit Party founder says of the US president.
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28 Oct 10:40pm Rhodes parasailing accident: Two British teenagers die and one injured
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A boy, 15, was also injured when the rope holding their parachute snapped, the Greek coastguard says.
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28 Oct 9:03pm Updated Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day
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A major analysis estimates the number of people infected with Covid-19 is doubling every nine days.
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28 Oct 8:42pm Music industry reports progress on diversity
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The number of black, Asian and minority ethnic staff working in music has increased since 2016.
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28 Oct 8:34pm Wales urged to scrap GCSE exams in favour of assessments
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Qualifications Wales urges ministers to scrap written exams for GCSEs, but keep one exam per A-level.
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28 Oct 8:22pm Updated Coronavirus: Macron declares second national lockdown in France
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The tough new curbs on travel, businesses and gatherings are aimed at tackling a Covid-19 surge.
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