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Commercial value of women’s football in Europe ‘set to reach £577.8m by 2033’

The commercial value of women’s football in Europe could enjoy a six-fold increase to almost £578million a year over the next decade, a new UEFA report has suggested. The Business Case for Women’s Football study examines potential growth in club football on the continent in the wake of a hugely successful Euro 2022 tournament which saw England crowned champions, and predicts an annual value of 686million euros (£577.8m) by 2033. […]

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Two-thirds say Government not doing enough to help with cost of living

Two-thirds of the public thinks the Government is not doing enough to help with the cost of living, a new poll has found. The survey by Ipsos found that 66% of people think the Government is not providing enough help as rising energy bills surge back into the headlines, while only 28% think current measures are about right or too much. These figures represent a worsening of the Government’s position […]

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Fans speculate after Zayn Malik sings another One Direction tune

Zayn Malik has posted a video singing One Direction hit Night Changes, prompting fans to speculate the meaning behind it. The Bradford-born singer, 29, launched a solo career after leaving One Direction in 2015, a year before the boy band went on an indefinite hiatus. On Tuesday, Malik posted a black and white video on Instagram singing an a cappella version of Night Changes from the band’s fourth album, sending […]

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Nurse could be in area where she went missing and needing help, say police

A missing student nurse who vanished in south London more than a month ago could be “in the local area and in need of help”, police have said. Owami Davies, 24, was last seen walking north along London Road in Croydon at about 12.30pm on July 7 and concerns are growing for her safety. She was captured on CCTV wearing a dark jacket, red T-shirt, light grey joggers, slider type […]

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Sunak plan to grill Scottish civil servants is akin to show trials, say SNP

Plans by Tory leadership candidate Rishi Sunak to compel Scotland’s top civil servant to appear before a Westminster committee annually have been likened to “sinister show trials” by the SNP. Mr Sunak, who trails rival Liz Truss in the polls, said the Permanent Secretary would appear before the Public Affairs and Constitutional Affairs Committee at Westminster every year, in the same way that his UK Government counterpart does under his […]

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Government ‘confident’ people will get ‘bivalent’ jab in booster programme

The Government has said that it is “confident” that people will be able to get a new bivalent Covid-19 jab as part of the autumn booster programme. The UK became the first country in the world to approve Moderna’s bivalent vaccine, which targets both the original strain of the virus and the Omicron variant, but it was reported that the country does not have enough doses to offer the new […]

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Covid-19 death registrations fall for first time in nearly two months

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 registered each week in England and Wales has fallen for the first time since mid-June, in fresh confirmation the recent wave of the virus is receding. Some 723 deaths registered in the seven days to August 5 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is down 11% on the previous week and comes after six consecutive […]

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Birth of endangered red panda cub a ‘symbol of hope’

The cub of an endangered red panda has been described as a “symbol of hope”. Red panda Tilly, from Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, gave birth to a cub affectionally referred to as Little Red on July 16, and the “incredible” moment was captured by CCTV cameras at the zoo. However, the moment was tinged with sadness as Tilly’s partner Nam Pang died in June from Addison’s disease, about a […]

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Joleon Lescott: Liverpool can’t be as strong without Sadio Mane

Joleon Lescott believes Liverpool will miss Sadio Mane sorely as they bid to overhaul his old club Manchester City this season. Mane’s £85million replacement Darwin Nunez made a promising start to his Liverpool career with a goal in the Reds’ 3-1 victory over rivals City in the season-opening Community Shield on Sunday. Yet after playing a key role in much of the Merseysiders’ successes of recent years, Senegal forward Mane, […]

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