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The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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Illegally sterilised Czech women to be offered compensationHundreds of mostly Roma women were threatened, tricked or bribed into being sterilised until 2012 Ten Roma women, including Elena Gorolová, right, who was sterilised aged 21, protesting at Ostrava hospital last year over the illegal sterilisations. Their campaign for redress has lasted 20 years. Photograph: Vladimir Prycek/CTK/Alamy
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Sky Brown, Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympian at 13 years old, has won a bronze medal in the women’s skateboarding final in Tokyo. It means Brown also becomes the youngest athlete ever to represent Britain on a summer Olympic podium. The 2021 X Games champion fell on her first two runs in the park event final, leaving it to her third and final attempt to make a clean run and score 56.47.
The government is expected to announce the offering of a coronavirus vaccine to some 1.4 million teenagers "imminently", a minister has confirmed. Speaking to Kay Burley on Sky News, universities minister Michelle Donelan said Number 10 was awaiting advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which is assessing whether all 16 and 17-year-olds should receive the jab, and that an announcement would be made "shortly". Ms Donelan did not answer whether parental consent may be required for teenagers to accept the offer of vaccine.
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DUBAI (Reuters) -Oman on Wednesday identified the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess as the tanker involved in a hijacking which Britain's maritime trade agency earlier said was over. The statement by Oman's Maritime Security Centre was the first official confirmation of Tuesday's incident in the Arabian Sea which maritime security sources had told Reuters involved suspected Iranian-backed forces. Iran denied any involvement.
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Right from the first run of the day Sky Brown looked completely at home. An Olympic debut that was as much hanging out with her skateboarding mates as it was a fight for the precious medals. "From Great Britain Sky Brown!" the American venue host kept announcing at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.
Students apply to UK version of Erasmus foreign study schemeMore than 40,000 students could be offered places in new Turing scheme – though costs may not be fully covered The Department for Education says 120 UK universities and colleges have applied for a share of the £110m Turing scheme. Photograph: Reeldeal Images/Alamy
Heaven, a popular LGBTQ+ inclusive nightclub, is to become the UK’s first club to be turned into a pop-up “vax centre” offering its visitors a dose of the Pfizer jab. Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar, confirmed the news on Twitter while Jeremy Joseph, who owns the G-A-Y group of London and Manchester bars, urged Londoners to take up the opportunity. “Nightclubs have always been part of the Covid solution, and I’m really proud to be working with NHS England, Westminster City Council and Jeremy Joseph to make this happen,” Ms Lamé wrote.
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Weatherwatch: Cardiff taps into its subterranean heatPioneering scheme in Welsh capital uses groundwater boreholes to take advantage of urban warmth Shoppers in Cardiff city centre. The Welsh capital has dozens of boreholes about 10 metres deep filled with groundwater. Photograph: Huw Fairclough/Getty Images