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Russian athletes are still present at Tokyo 2020, despite a ban for the country over a state-sponsored doping scheme
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Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
Team GB swimmer Tom Dean has described his double Olympic gold medal win at Tokyo 2020 as a "dream come true", as he now sets his sights on Paris 2024. He said: "All I want to do is do this again. This is unlike any other competition, this is the pinnacle of our sport - regardless of the medals, I want to be in Paris."
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Donations to the RNLI have rocketed in support of the rescue of migrant boats crossing the English Channel. Online donations to the charity passed the £200,000 mark in the last 24 hours, up from around £7,000 on a typical day. People viewing volunteering opportunities on lifeboat charity’s website increased four times during the same period.
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Telescopes have picked up unexpected “luminous echoes” when researchers from Stanford University were examining a supermassive black hole 800 million light years away. Scientists say this is the first time that light has been detected behind a black hole. Because the gravitational pull from black holes bends light around themselves, this apparently gave scientists their first glimpse of what lies behind.
Britons still on furlough most likely to be arts and creative workers. Two industries overtake hospitality sector as number on scheme drops by 590,000 after taper kicks in
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The number of people seeking to volunteer with the sea charity also saw a marked increase, although some people withdrew their financial support.
Scientists said ‘invasion costs were increasing rapidly over time’.
The 22 year-old British star is due to take part in the semi-final heat just after 2am UK time on Friday.
‘I might delete it’: users on the NHS Covid-19 app amid the ‘pingdemic’. With data showing downloads dropping, four people talk about the pressures they face
‘Essentially Kristy and Erik Schneider falsified their child’s health conditions,’ Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says