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PM fears legacy of wasted talent unless world leaders back education drive

Boris Johnson wants world leaders to dig deep to prevent Covid-19 scuppering the life chances of millions of children. The Prime Minister warned the pandemic risks leaving a “lasting legacy of wasted talent” as he prepares to attend a London-based summit to raise funds for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The UK last month …

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Justin Bieber says he is proud of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles

Justin Bieber has said he is “proud” of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles after she spoke publicly about her mental health. The gold medal winner has pulled out of Thursday’s women’s all-around final, citing mental health concerns. Singer Bieber said he was previously called “crazy” for not finishing a tour but it was “the best thing …

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UK to send first batch of 100m promised vaccine doses to poorer nations

The first batch of excess coronavirus vaccines from Britain will be shipped off to “vulnerable” nations and Commonwealth allies this week, the Foreign Secretary has announced.   Leaders of the major industrialised nations at the G7 summit in Cornwall pledged more than one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine – 870 million jabs shared directly and …

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Heading guidance to be introduced for all levels of English football next season

Guidance on heading will be introduced into the English game from next season, with all professional, amateur and grassroots clubs involved. Clubs in the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, National League, the Women’s Football Pyramid Tiers 3 and below, all grassroots football and across the England national teams will receive …

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Man charged with breaching terrorist notification requirements

A man who was jailed for assisting others to go to Syria to fight for the so-called Islamic State has been charged with breaches of his terrorist notification requirements. Isaac Idris, formerly known as Mustakim Jaman, was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court in November 2015 to six years in prison. The 29-year-old was convicted of …

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Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has been praised for speaking openly about the importance of looking after her mental health It comes amid a call for people facing “perfect storms” of pressure to be supported whether in daily life or top-level sport. The gold medal-winning US athlete has withdrawn from Thursday’s women’s all-around final, having pulled …

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Charles and PM to attend dedication ceremony for new UK Police Memorial

The Prince of Wales will lead the nation during a dedication ceremony for the new UK Police Memorial honouring all fallen officers and staff. Charles will unveil a plaque dedicating the monument in Staffordshire, and after giving a brief speech will lay the first wreath at the memorial commemorating the courage and sacrifice of all …

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