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Chelsea bounce back to beat Porto in Champions League
07/04/2021 | sport | football | 869
Chelsea bounce back from a testing few days to secure a crucial first leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League.
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Unions criticise 'miserly' 50p rise in statutory sick pay
06/04/2021 | news | business | 924
SSP increases from £95.85 to £96.35 a week in April, but unions say it is too little to live on.
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Carabao Cup final to have 8,000 fans
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,152
The Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Manchester City will have 8,000 fans in attendance after it is confirmed as a pilot event to test the return of big crowds.
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Baggies thump five past 10-man Chelsea
03/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,391
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson score twice as struggling West Brom overwhelm 10-man Chelsea and end the 14-match unbeaten start to Thomas Tuchel's tenure.
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England are entertaining team - Rice
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 845
Declan Rice believes England are an "entertaining team to watch" as he responds to critics suggesting Gareth Southgate's side are too cautious.
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Aguero set to leave Man City
29/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,667
Argentine striker Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City when his contract runs out at the end of the season.
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Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed
29/03/2021 | news | world | 2,225
It took almost a week to dislodge a giant container ship blocking one the world's busiest trade routes.
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Watkins scores on debut as England win
25/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,044
Ollie Watkins scores on his debut as England deliver the expected easy win over San Marino in their opening World Cup 2022 qualifying game at Wembley.
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John Lewis to permanently close eight more shops
24/03/2021 | news | business | 1,436
The move puts 1,465 jobs at risk and means it has axed a third of its stores in less than a year.
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'It is in Man Utd manager's job description to win trophies'
21/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,623
A first trophy as Manchester United manager remains elusive for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as another opportunity slips through his team's grasp.
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Play World Cup every two years - Wenger
16/03/2021 | sport | other | 424
Arsene Wenger wants to see the World Cup and European Championship played every two years and have Fifa "kick all the rest out".
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CL reforms 'devastating' for English football
10/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,323
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the proposed Champions League reforms would have "a devastating effect" on English football.
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Budget 2021: Million more set to pay income tax by 2026
03/03/2021 | news | business | 1,756
People who get a pay rise between this April and 2026 may find themselves paying a higher rate of tax.
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Budget 2021: Furlough set to be extended - Kwasi Kwarteng
02/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,868
Kwasi Kwarteng says help for firms and workers will continue, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to unveil the Budget.
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World Cup 2030 bid backed by government
02/03/2021 | sport | football | 875
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" to bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the plan is backed by football associations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
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Referee lost control of game - Dunk
27/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,062
Brighton captain Lewis Dunk says the decision to disallow his goal in the defeat by West Brom is "embarrassing and horrendous".
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Man City secure 20th straight victory
27/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,793
Premier League leaders Manchester City overcome a resilient West Ham United to extend their winning run to 20 matches.
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Age not job prioritised in second phase of Covid jab rollout
26/02/2021 | news | health | 3,392
Over-40s will be first in line from mid-April after the top nine priority groups receive one dose.
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Primark gears up for April reopening as sales slump
25/02/2021 | news | business | 505
The High Street-only retailer says it has lost £1.1bn in sales due to the recent lockdown.
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Lockdown: Boris Johnson unveils plan to end England restrictions by 21 June
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 4,281
Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality could reopen on 12 April, Boris Johnson says.
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John Lewis considers closing more stores
22/02/2021 | news | business | 731
The department store giant may close another eight stores in a further blow for the High Street.
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Coronavirus: 'No jab, no job' policies may be legal for new staff
18/02/2021 | news | business | 3,406
It may be legal to insist on vaccinations in new staff contracts, the justice secretary says.
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Liverpool defied expectation - Klopp
16/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,027
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side defied many people's expectations with their first-leg victory over RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League.
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West Ham beat Sheff Utd and move up to fifth
15/02/2021 | sport | football | 736
West Ham are level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea as Sheffield United's survival hopes suffer a setback.
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Liverpool title defence is over - Klopp
13/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,306
Liverpool's title defence is over, says manager Jurgen Klopp after his side's late capitulation at Leicester.
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Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle
12/02/2021 | news | technology | 491
The test is first step towards all-paper bottle that can withstand pressure from fizzy drinks.
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Temperature of -23C in Braemar is UK's lowest in 25 years
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,163
The Met Office says Braemar in Aberdeenshire recorded the coldest night since December 1995.
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A look at the best players out of contract this summer
10/02/2021 | sport | football | 631
With Europe's best players returning to action next week in the Champions League, BBC Sport takes a look at some of the stellar names out of contract this summer.
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Heads warn against 'grinding out hours' in summer catch up
09/02/2021 | news | education | 1,656
School leaders say catch up plans should not be "gimmicks" or create long hours for tired children.
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Soucek red card 'embarrassing' - Moyes
06/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,175
West Ham boss David Moyes calls referee Mike Dean's decision to send off Tomas Soucek "embarrassing" as the Hammers draw with Fulham.
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Covid: All over-50s in UK to be offered vaccine by May
05/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,840
Nearly 11 million people have already received a first jab against coronavirus.
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Covid: Virus cases show clear signs of fall in most of UK
05/02/2021 | news | health | 1,881
The virus's reproduction, or R, number is estimated to be between 0.7 and 1.
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Covid: New Oxford vaccine 'ready by the autumn' to tackle mutations
03/02/2021 | news | health | 2,382
An improved jab that will be more effective against variants can be made quickly, says Oxford-AstraZeneca.
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Buy now, pay later firms such as Klarna face stricter controls
02/02/2021 | news | business | 618
The financial regulator says it would be easy for customers to build up unseen debts of £1,000.
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Covid vaccine: Single-dose Johnson & Johnson jab is 66% effective
29/01/2021 | news | health | 3,713
An international trial shows the jab gives complete protection against hospitalisation and death.
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Paperchase rescue safeguards 1,000 jobs
28/01/2021 | news | business | 125
The stationery chain is bought out of administration in a deal rescuing up to 90 of its 127 stores.
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Unpredictable Premier League title races
27/01/2021 | sport | football | 686
A number of teams will fancy winning a wide open Premier League this season. We have taken a look back at some other unpredictable years.
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Blades stun Man Utd at Old Trafford
27/01/2021 | sport | football | 3,296
Bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United cause a stunning upset with a Premier League victory over title-chasing Manchester United at Old Trafford.
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UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad
26/01/2021 | news | health | 7,254
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.
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Why Leicester must be taken seriously
20/01/2021 | sport | football | 517
Great front-runners and a well-oiled machine, why Leicester must now be considered serious contenders in an unpredictable Premier League title race.
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Marcus Rashford and top chefs demand free school meals review
15/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,300
The footballer joins celebrities and campaigners to call for action in a letter to the prime minister.
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Morrisons to be first UK supermarket to pay minimum £10 an hour
13/01/2021 | news | business | 587
Rival supermarkets defend their pay, with Asda saying looking at hourly rates does not tell the whole story.
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Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border
11/01/2021 | news | world | 5,522
Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules.
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Covid: UK at 'worst point' of pandemic, says Hancock
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 6,486
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says 2.3 million people in the UK have now had a Covid-19 vaccine dose.
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Covid-19: Johnson warns England's lockdown won't end 'with a bang'
06/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,061
There will be a "gradual unwrapping" of England's lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs ahead of a vote later.
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Paperchase on the brink of administration
05/01/2021 | news | business | 513
The stationery chain which has 127 stores and around 1,500 employees says shop closures hit it hard.
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Covid: Boris Johnson set to announce new England lockdown
04/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,874
Boris Johnson will make a televised address at 20:00 GMT to outline further steps as virus cases rise.
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Covid: Regional rules 'probably going to get tougher', says Boris Johnson
03/01/2021 | news | politics | 12,813
Boris Johnson says more areas may need tougher rules, as Labour urges England-wide curbs within 24 hours.
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Pre-Christmas lockdown restrictions hit retail sales
18/12/2020 | news | business | 383
Sales fell by 3.8% last month, bringing to an end a six-month streak of rising trade.
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Tesco and Morrisons defy call to shut on Boxing Day
10/12/2020 | news | business | 2,094
The supermarkets will open but Asda gives staff the day off for working during the pandemic.
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Home nations find out World Cup qualifiers
07/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,036
England will face Poland while Wales meet Belgium as the qualifying draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is made.
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O'Sullivan shocked by world number 66
29/11/2020 | sport | snooker | 247
World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers a shock loss against world number 66 Alexander Ursenbacher in the second round of the UK Championship.
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Black Friday: Next, M&S and Wilko shun sales event
27/11/2020 | news | business | 559
Although Black Friday spending in the UK is set to soar in 2020, some brands won't be taking part.
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Rishi Sunak warns 'economic emergency has only just begun'
25/11/2020 | news | business | 5,382
The pandemic will deal lasting damage to growth and jobs, the chancellor has warned.
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