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Sir Nicholas Hytner: Panto season won’t happen because of coronavirus

Sir Nicholas Hytner: Panto season won’t happen because of coronavirus

The theatre director said the entire arts sector is ‘on the brink of ruin’.

Tui announces date for restarting holidays

Tui announces date for restarting holidays

The UK’s biggest tour operator will serve eight destinations across Spain and Greece.

Drinkers may have to leave their names at door before entering pubs

Drinkers may have to leave their names at door before entering pubs

Officials are understood to be looking at the measure amid plans to reopen the hospitality sector from July 4.

Man shielding with leukaemia to climb height of Mount Kilimanjaro on his stairs

Man shielding with leukaemia to climb height of Mount Kilimanjaro on his stairs

Father-of-two Paul Carless will replicate the climb he should be making on the Tazanian mountain for Blood Cancer UK.

Rough sleeper says coronavirus emergency shelter gave her a fresh start

Rough sleeper says coronavirus emergency shelter gave her a fresh start

As the Covid-19 virus spread, the Government launched the unprecedented Everyone In campaign in March.

Drizzly dawn after shortest night for Stonehenge solstice faithful

Drizzly dawn after shortest night for Stonehenge solstice faithful

Despite the clouds, millions of people tuned in to see the sunrise over the landmark stones on Sunday morning.

Vast memorabilia collection of David Gest to be sold at auction

Vast memorabilia collection of David Gest to be sold at auction

Items up for grabs have links to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Al Green.

Transport users not wearing face masks correctly, expert warns

Transport users not wearing face masks correctly, expert warns

Professor Susan Michie said that training may be required to ensure face coverings are used in a safe manner.

One man dead and another in hospital after shooting in Manchester

One man dead and another in hospital after shooting in Manchester

Gunshots were reported in the Moss Side area.

What the papers say – June 21

What the papers say – June 21

Sunday’s papers are dominated by last night’s stabbing incident in Reading.

Share attack footage with police not social media followers, people urged

Share attack footage with police not social media followers, people urged

Authorities have asked people to keep the families of the victims in mind.

Pandemic recovery investment in nature schemes ‘could create thousands of jobs’

Pandemic recovery investment in nature schemes ‘could create thousands of jobs’

The Wildlife and Countryside Link coalition has put together a list of 330 projects from restoring meadows and peatlands to planting trees.

Pandemic ‘has exposed everything that is wrong in our relationship with dying’

Pandemic ‘has exposed everything that is wrong in our relationship with dying’

Campaigners are calling for a frank review of assisted dying laws as the country emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Motorists ‘leaving sensitive data on their old cars’

Motorists ‘leaving sensitive data on their old cars’

Failure to wipe data from a car before selling it risks inadvertently giving away personal information.

Four years on from the EU referendum, what’s going on with Brexit?

Four years on from the EU referendum, what’s going on with Brexit?

Here is a look at the current state of play, where talks are headed and where they may hit sticking points.

State funeral for murdered Irish police officer taking place in home town

State funeral for murdered Irish police officer taking place in home town

Detective Garda Colm Horkan was shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon, on Wednesday night.

Doctors feeling high levels of exhaustion and stress amid backlog, survey shows

Doctors feeling high levels of exhaustion and stress amid backlog, survey shows

Research from the British Medical Association shows an increase in stress levels among the workforce.

Spike in car crashes as lockdown rules ease

Spike in car crashes as lockdown rules ease

Co-op Insurance said it saw a 35% spike in claims between May 9 and June 10 compared with the previous four-and-a-half week period.

PM urged to reconsider Dfid merger with Foreign Office by almost 200 charities

PM urged to reconsider Dfid merger with Foreign Office by almost 200 charities

The move undermines the UK’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and suggests it is ‘turning its back on the world’s poorest’, they say.

Three people killed in Reading stabbing attack

Three people killed in Reading stabbing attack

Officers added the incident is not currently being treated as terror-related.

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