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Poem of the week: The Sparrows of Butyrka by Irina Ratushinskaya

6 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

The Soviet-era dissident writer's defiant prison lyric has lost none of its immediacy The Sparrows of Butyrka Now even the snow has grown sad - Let overwhelmed reason go, And...
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The world needs grown-up leadership. Time for Germany to step up | Shada Islam

6 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

With Germany at the EU helm, there's a unique chance for Europe to fill the vacuum left by the retreating US With Trump's US missing in action from the global stage, the...
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'No one is pure evil': the documentary bringing a human face to the Iraq war

6 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

Once Upon a Time in Iraq offers an in-depth look at lives devastated by conflict, as director James Bluemel and Waleed Nesyif - who was 18 when the US invaded - tell Remona Aly...
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Black British history: the row over the school curriculum in England

6 minutes ago   |   The Guardian

From the omission of the black Tudors to the absence of empire, data reveals how GCSE history is taught In Britain, one focus of the Black Lives Matter movement has been how we...
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Osprey chicks named Doddie, Vera and Captain

6 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

A trio of osprey chicks has been named by the public after a poll.
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Sheffield United condemn racist abuse aimed at David McGoldrick

6 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

Sheffield United have condemned racist abuse which was directed at striker David McGoldrick on social media.
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Twelfth updates: 8,000 expected to parade for celebrations

Twelfth updates: 8,000 expected to parade for celebrations

6 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

Around 8,000 people are expected to take part in parades in neighbourhoods across Northern Ireland as muted Twelfth celebrations get underway amid the coronavirus restrictions.
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Don't shut out our families from Irish Cup final, pleads Cliftonville ace Conor McMenamin

Don't shut out our families from Irish Cup final, pleads Cliftonville ace Conor McMenamin

6 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

Cliftonville star Conor McMenamin has urged the Irish FA to make sure families will be allowed into Windsor Park to see the Irish Cup Final.
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Man left 'badly shaken' after weapon pointed at him in Ballykelly

6 minutes ago   |   Belfast telegraph

A masked man pointed a weapon at a man in Ballykelly and pulled the trigger, police have said.
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Coronavirus: ‘Difficult future ahead' as tourism sector eases out of lockdown

9 minutes ago   |   The Courier

Tourism bosses in Tayside have warned there is an uncertain future ahead as attractions begin to reopen this week.
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Coronavirus map LIVE: Matt Hancock enforces 100 local UK lockdowns a week...

Coronavirus map LIVE: Matt Hancock enforces 100 local UK lockdowns a week after outbreaks

THE UK is tackling 100 localised coronavirus outbreaks a week Health Secretary Matt Hancock has declared as testing is ramped up across the nation. Read more ...

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies in Johannesburg at the age of 59 

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies in Johannesburg at the age of 59 

State television South African Broadcasting Corporation reported that Ms Mandela died in hospital in Johannesburg early on Monday morning. Read more ...

More than 30,000 Asda workers take fight for equal pay to the Supreme Court

More than 30,000 Asda workers take fight for equal pay to the Supreme Court

More than 30,000 Asda store workers across the UK, most of whom are women, have brought equal pay claims after complaining staff working in distribution depots unfairly get... Read more ...

‘She can't help herself!' Fury as Sturgeon could force English into quarantine

‘She can't help herself!' Fury as Sturgeon could force English into quarantine

Nicola Sturgeon sparked anger yesterday by refusing to rule out forcing visitors arriving in Scotland from England to go into quarantine. In a BBC interview, the Scottish First... Read more ...

Matt Hancock reveals worrying levels of new coronavirus outbreaks across UK

Matt Hancock reveals worrying levels of new coronavirus outbreaks across UK

MATT Hancock has revealed each week around 100 outbreaks of the coronavirus are taking place in worrying new figures. Read more ...

New Zealand mosque shooter dismisses lawyers to represent himself at sentencing

New Zealand mosque shooter dismisses lawyers to represent himself at sentencing

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Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough, 27, dies

Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough, 27, dies

Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough has died, according to reports. Read more ...

Ministers launch advertising blitz warning Britons about changes to holidays...

Ministers launch advertising blitz warning Britons about changes to holidays after UK leaves EU

'The UK's new start: let's get going' adverts, part of a £93 million campaign, will be launched by the Government on television, radio and online, with information also sent to... Read more ...

South Africa bans sale of alcohol AGAIN and reinstates night time curfew

South Africa bans sale of alcohol AGAIN and reinstates night time curfew

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so hospitals have more... Read more ...

Pub bosses install ELECTRIC FENCE at the bar to keep punters socially distanced

Pub bosses install ELECTRIC FENCE at the bar to keep punters socially distanced

Staff at The Star Innin St Just, Cornwall, installed an electric fence to protect staff. Landlord Johnny McFadden says the normally switched off fence is used to shock locals... Read more ...