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Pool party: golden ‘new era’ for British swimming
Adam Peaty defended his Olympic 100m breaststroke title
In Focus

Pool party: golden ‘new era’ for British swimming

Team GB swimmers made a splash at the Tokyo Olympics 
1 Aug 2021
Bring on Paris: ‘so much more to come’ from Dujardin and Gio
In Tokyo Charlotte Dujardin won two bronze medals riding Gio
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Bring on Paris: ‘so much more to come’ from Dujardin and Gio

With two medals in Tokyo Dujardin is now Britain’s most decorated female Olympian
29 Jul 2021
‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 
Netflix original Stranger Things has been made into a video game series
Behind the scenes

‘Time is right’ for Netflix to get into gaming 

Streaming service looks beyond TV and film after membership growth slows
21 Jul 2021
Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 
The Japan and Australia women’s softball teams line up ahead of the opening match at Tokyo 2020
Today’s big question

Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 

Just days before the opening ceremony a cancellation has not been ruled out 
21 Jul 2021
F1 British Grand Prix: racism overshadows the racing
Lewis Hamilton on the podium following his win at Silverstone 
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F1 British Grand Prix: racism overshadows the racing

Lewis Hamilton suffers racist abuse online after his controversial win at Silverstone
19 Jul 2021
‘Why would football want to come home to this anyway?’
England fans gather in Leicester Square ahead of kick-off for the Euro 2020 final
View from the terraces

‘Why would football want to come home to this anyway?’

England’s defeat to Italy is marred by racial abuse of players and disgraceful behaviour of fans
12 Jul 2021
Italy’s ‘warrior’ defenders prepare for battle
Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini passes the armband to Leonardo Bonucci
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Italy’s ‘warrior’ defenders prepare for battle

Veteran defensive duo embody the spirit and passion of the Azzurri
9 Jul 2021
Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day
England fans pour pitchers of beer at Boxpark Wembley on Wednesday
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Drinking for England: 9.7m pints could be sold on semi-final day

50,000 pints a minute to be poured during the match and hangover cure sales also expected to soar 
7 Jul 2021
Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?
Property for sale signs
Why we’re talking about . . .

Stamp duty ‘D-day’: what next for the housing market?

At midnight tonight the tax-free threshold drops from £500,000 to £250,000
30 Jun 2021
Fake reviews: an industry within an industry
Google and Amazon apps
Why we’re talking about . . .

Fake reviews: an industry within an industry

Amazon and Google are under investigation by UK watchdog
28 Jun 2021
Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return
British band Radiohead are supporting the #LetTheMusicMove campaign
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Brexit and insurance issues threaten music industry’s return

#LetTheMusicMove campaign is launched by 200 acts to save touring in the EU
23 Jun 2021
Carl Nassib comes out as gay: an NFL game changer
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib
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Carl Nassib comes out as gay: an NFL game changer

His announcement is praised by the league, the Raiders and fellow pros 
22 Jun 2021
Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?
House building
Today’s big question

Will Tory MPs scupper planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’
22 Jun 2021
Kane conundrum: can England’s captain start firing again?
Harry Kane will start in England’s final Euro 2020 group D match
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Kane conundrum: can England’s captain start firing again?

Gareth Southgate keeps faith with his talisman for final Euro 2020 group game
21 Jun 2021
England vs. Scotland: preview and predictions
Scotland and England’s last meeting was a 2-2 draw at Hampden in 2017
The big match

England vs. Scotland: preview and predictions

Raheem Sterling says the huge Euro 2020 clash at Wembley is ‘just another game’ 
18 Jun 2021
Wales fans in ‘dreamland’ after Bale and Ramsey star in Baku
Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale celebrate Wales’s opening goal against Turkey
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Wales fans in ‘dreamland’ after Bale and Ramsey star in Baku

With one foot in the Euro 2020 knockouts it’s Italy up next for Robert Page’s side 
17 Jun 2021
Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?
A man works from home
Pros and cons

Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?

A ‘default’ right to work remotely could be made law under new government proposals
17 Jun 2021
Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying
Property to let and for sale signs
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Why renting a home is now cheaper than buying

A pandemic-led shift has made it cheaper to rent in seven of the UK’s 11 regions
15 Jun 2021
Simon Kjaer: the heroic Dane who helped save Eriksen’s life
Denmark captain Simon Kjaer in action against Finland at Euro 2020
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Simon Kjaer: the heroic Dane who helped save Eriksen’s life

Denmark captain was praised for his quick thinking following his team-mate’s cardiac arrest
14 Jun 2021
Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support
Liverpool held a test event in April, but nightclubs remain closed
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Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support

Billions to be wiped from economy and Sunak rejects calls to extend furlough scheme
14 Jun 2021
‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk
The UK’s wedding industry was worth £14bn in 2019
The latest on . . .

‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk

PM expected to comment specifically on the topic in his address on Monday
9 Jun 2021
G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?
G7 finance ministers met at Lancaster House in London
Why we’re talking about . . .

G7’s ‘seismic’ tax deal: what will it mean for companies?

Proposed minimum global level of corporate tax will target multinationals and tech giants
8 Jun 2021
Fans ‘boo the knee’ but England will continue anti-racism stance
England players Kalvin Phillips and Jack Grealish take the knee before the match against Romania
Why we’re talking about . . .

Fans ‘boo the knee’ but England will continue anti-racism stance

Gareth Southgate says the Three Lions are ‘more determined than ever’ to take the knee
7 Jun 2021
First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?
A housing development in Warrington, England
Getting to grips with . . .

First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?

A property ‘scramble’ is predicted while many people could still be priced out 
7 Jun 2021
Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal
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Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home

Tourists and the travel industry react with dismay to the government’s announcement
4 Jun 2021
Has Bellingham played his way into England’s starting XI?
 England midfielder Jude Bellingham 
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Has Bellingham played his way into England’s starting XI?

The 17-year-old impressed on his first start for the Three Lions 
3 Jun 2021
Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn
Depop was founded in London in 2011
Business Briefing

Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn

UK-based fashion app Depop has 30m users in 150 countries - 90% of them under 26
3 Jun 2021
Tennis world divided after Osaka’s French Open withdrawal
Naomi Osaka beat Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig in the French Open first round
Sports Shorts

Tennis world divided after Osaka’s French Open withdrawal

News and reactions from the world of sport, including England’s 26-man squad for Euro 2020
1 Jun 2021
Football’s managerial merry-go-round
Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane
View from the terraces

Football’s managerial merry-go-round

What does the future hold for Pochettino, Zidane and Conte?
27 May 2021
Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle
Daniel Craig in James Bond: No Time to Die
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Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle

M&S step up store closures, a hospitality hiring spree, and other breaking business news
27 May 2021
Hayes: Chelsea will learn from Champions League final loss
Barcelona captain Vicky Losada lifts the Uefa Women’s Champions League trophy
Sports Shorts

Hayes: Chelsea will learn from Champions League final loss

News and reactions from the world of sport, including Leicester’s FA Cup triumph and Nadal’s 57th ‘Big Title’
17 May 2021
Porto will host the Champions League final between Man City and Chelsea
Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal
Sports Shorts

Porto will host the Champions League final between Man City and Chelsea

News and reactions from the world of sport, including Conor McGregor topping the Forbes rich list
13 May 2021
Bitcoin price crashes after Tesla suspends payments
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Business Briefing

Bitcoin price crashes after Tesla suspends payments

Crossrail hits ‘crucial milestone’, new UK cruise line is launched, and other breaking business news
13 May 2021
Guardiola: this Premier League title win was the ‘hardest one’
Man City fans celebrate their title win outside the Etihad Stadium
Sports Shorts

Guardiola: this Premier League title win was the ‘hardest one’

News and reactions from the world of sport, including Serena’s 1,000th match milestone
12 May 2021
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