Monthly Archives: July 2020

Sports Napoli seal record deal for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen began his European career in Germany at WolfsburgItalian Serie A side Napoli have confirmed the signing of young Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen from French club Lille.Napoli’s website gave very few details of the deal simply sayini: “SSC Napoli are delighted to announce the signing of Victor Osimhen from Lille on a…

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Sports England v Ireland: Curtis Campher on ‘dream debut’ and route into Ireland set-up

By Matthew Henry BBC Sport at the Ageas Bowl Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Cracking hit’ – Curtis Campher smashes Adil Rashid to the boundaryThere were not many positives for Ireland during Thursday’s defeat by England in Southampton – but one was the performance of debutant Curtis Campher.The 21-year-old top-scored with 59…

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Sports Cricket legend Botham to join House of Lords

Image copyright PA Media Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham is to join the House of Lords, the government has confirmed.The 64-year-old, a strong supporter of Brexit, is among 36 new peers, who also include former Chancellors Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond.Jo Johnson, the prime minister’s Remain-supporting younger brother, who quit as a minister…

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Sports Hong Kong elections postponed

Hong Kong government says September polls have been delayed due to coronavirus concerns. Show more The Hong Kong government says September’s legislative elections have been postponed due to concern over a spike in coronavirus cases. The vote would have been the first to be held since the Beijing government imposed a controversial new security law…

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Sports Rare illness spread by ticks diagnosed in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A tick is a tiny, spider-like creature that lives in undergrowth and on animals, including deer People are being urged to be on alert for tick bites, following the diagnosis for the first time in England of a rare illness.Public Health England (PHE) says the risk to the public…

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Sports Bristol’s artists get racist abuse for ‘joyful’ project

Image copyright Plaster Communications Image caption The #WhoseFuture campaign was launched in mid-July across Bristol Black artists have been targeted with threats of violence and racist abuse following a campaign for social change.The women took part in the Rising Arts Agency’s #WhoseFuture campaign where 370 billboards in Bristol were posted with art, photography and poetry.In…

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Sports Coronavirus analysis: We’re now at the limit of easing lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images This is it. We are now, give or take, at the absolute limit of how much we can reopen society without a resurgence of coronavirus.This realisation at the heart of government is about more than delaying the opening of bowling alleys, it will define our lives for months to come -…

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Sports Craig Whittaker: MP defends saying some Muslims not taking covid seriously

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTory MP Craig Whittaker responds to criticism over BAME coronavirus commentsA Tory MP has defended his claim that some Muslims in West Yorkshire are not taking the pandemic seriously.Craig Whittaker said the “vast majority” of those breaking the rules in his constituency were from black and minority…

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Sports ‘Evil witch’ David Lake jailed for ‘sadistic’ sex attack

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police Image caption David Lake has been jailed for life for the “sadistic” attack on an Exeter shopkeeper A self-styled “evil black witch” has been jailed for life for a violent sex attack on a shopkeeper in his 70s.Former Cambridge University researcher David Lake donned a carnival-style mask before beating…

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Sports Scottish Conservatives: Douglas Ross to stand for leader

Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray, has confirmed he will be a candidate for the Scottish Conservative leadership.Mr Ross is widely seen as the favourite to succeed Jackson Carlaw, who quit on Thursday after less than six months in the job.If he becomes leader, he will stand for election as an MSP in next May’s…

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