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Woman, 101, reunited with son for surprise birthday party

Woman, 101, reunited with son for surprise birthday party

Lily Thornett’s son Brian could not attend her 100th birthday because the pandemic stopped him travelling from his home in the United States.

Emergency staff to avoid self-isolation with 200 testing sites amid ‘pingdemic’

Emergency staff to avoid self-isolation with 200 testing sites amid ‘pingdemic’

The scheme was initially launched on Thursday to protect the country’s food supplies.

What the papers say – July 24

What the papers say – July 24

The disruptive impacts of isolation and mixed holiday fortunes are among the stories in the Saturday papers.

Charity ‘aware of discovery’ of possible human remains where hiker went missing

Charity ‘aware of discovery’ of possible human remains where hiker went missing

Esther Dingley was last seen near the Spanish and French border on November 22.

Discontent grows over ‘pingdemic’ amid food warnings and transport disruption

Discontent grows over ‘pingdemic’ amid food warnings and transport disruption

There were increasing calls for Boris Johnson to bring forward his wider relaxation of quarantine rules for the fully vaccinated.

Concerns grow for missing 11-year-old who travelled from Bolton to London

Concerns grow for missing 11-year-old who travelled from Bolton to London

Fatuma Kadir’s parents have urged her to get in touch.

Thunderstorms could cast shadow for holidaymakers as heatwave ends

Thunderstorms could cast shadow for holidaymakers as heatwave ends

Forecasters said the unsettled weather looks set to continue early next week.

Hunt for 11-year-old Bolton girl believed to have travelled to London

Hunt for 11-year-old Bolton girl believed to have travelled to London

Police said Fatuma Kadir has ‘aspirations of setting up a business by London Tower Bridge’.

Export bar placed on nativity painting valued at £460,000

Export bar placed on nativity painting valued at £460,000

The artwork is by Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi.

Number of Covid patients in English hospitals up 30% in a week

Number of Covid patients in English hospitals up 30% in a week

The latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed cases on Friday.

Queen travels to Balmoral for summer break

Queen travels to Balmoral for summer break

Members of the royal family are invited to spend time at Balmoral every summer.

Teenager jailed after abusing children at nursery where he worked

Teenager jailed after abusing children at nursery where he worked

Jayden McCarthy assaulted the children over the course of several weeks in 2019, when he was 16.

Parkrun participants ‘excited’ as free weekly events return

Parkrun participants ‘excited’ as free weekly events return

The runs take place every Saturday morning across the country.

Holidaymakers seeking budget beach break ‘should do homework’

Holidaymakers seeking budget beach break ‘should do homework’

Post Office Travel Money found big differences in the cost of tourist staples at resorts across Europe.

Greensill review ‘scapegoated’ ex-senior civil servant Lord Heywood, says widow

Greensill review ‘scapegoated’ ex-senior civil servant Lord Heywood, says widow

Lady Heywood said her husband was ‘effectively gagged’ during the process.

Train timetables reduced and Tube lines closed as ‘pinged’ staff self-isolate

Train timetables reduced and Tube lines closed as ‘pinged’ staff self-isolate

In excess of 600,000 people in England and Wales were instructed to quarantine by the coronavirus app in the week to July 14.

Furry cross the Mersey! Cat reunited with family after seven years

Furry cross the Mersey! Cat reunited with family after seven years

Tony and Claire Fielding spent months trying to find their cat Sam and gave up hope after not being able to track him down.

‘Summer of closures’ predicted for pubs and restaurants due to ‘pingdemic’

‘Summer of closures’ predicted for pubs and restaurants due to ‘pingdemic’

The UKHospitality trade association warned the sector will have “one tied behind our back” as staff are forced into isolation

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Of the 315 local areas in England, 307 (97%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and eight (3%) have seen a fall.

Queen holds video call with Canada’s first indigenous Governor General

Queen holds video call with Canada’s first indigenous Governor General

Governor General Mary Simon served as Canada’s ambassador to Denmark.

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