Boris Johnson must end ban on outdoor sports now, top scientist urges

Boris Johnson must end ban on outdoor sports now, top scientist urges, as Covid hospitalisations, cases and deaths ‘plunge’ and vaccinations soar Professor Mark Woolhouse calls for accelerated ease of lockdown restrictions  Says small numbers of adults and kids should be allowed to play sports outside  Added the data is so promising that outdoor sports should return ‘straight away’  Children

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Click and collect could be banned everywhere apart from supermarkets

Click and collect could be banned everywhere apart from supermarkets amid fears customers are passing the virus in queues Click and collect services may be limited to just supermarkets in rule tightening Cabinet subcommittee discussed scaling back collection at non-essential retail Morrisons and Sainsbury’s pledge to ban people not wearing masks in stores Also reported face masks outdoors and limiting

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BBC ban football commentators from using 'racist' phrases such as cakewalk, sold down the river and nitty gritty

THE BBC have banned sports commentators from using "racist" phrases including cakewalk, sold down the river and nitty gritty. In an 'avoiding racial bias' training session, commentators and co-commentators were given a list of terms that must be avoided. And, as reported by the Daily Mail, the webinar instructed the broadcasters to prevent using "pace" and/or "power" to describe black

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Ben Curtis handed two week ban after being escorted from Newmarket Racecourse following breach

BEN Curtis' slim title hopes were all but ended after he was handed a two week ban from all racecourses. It comes after the top northern rider was escorted from Newmarket Racecourse on Friday evening by officials. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) confirmed that Curtis was shown out from the track for breaching strict COVID-19 protocols. After a stewards' enquiry

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Return of alcohol ban stirs debate in South Africa

Divided opinion in South Africa after president reimposes coronavirus restrictions to reduce burden on hospitals. The return of a ban on alcohol sales has stirred debate among South Africans as the government steps up efforts to reduce pressure on hospitals amid a rapid increase in coronavirus infections. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a televised address on Sunday, blamed the resumption of alcohol

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Ban 'Cuckoo's Nest' electric shock therapy, patients plead

Ban ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ electric shock therapy for depression, patients plead – as critics warn potential side-effects include memory loss and sight problems Electro-convulsive therapy has been used to treat mania and schizophrenia 40 opponents of the treatment have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock ECT’s effect were portrayed in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ministers are facing calls

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