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Today’s News

From The42 Italian authorities give green light for Serie A to resume on 20 June Calcio

Italian authorities give green light for Serie A to resume on 20 June

The league has been shut down since 9 March due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Barbecues to be order of the day from Monday as UK eases lockdown restrictions

Groups of up to six people will be able to meet in private gardens, Boris Johnson said this evening.

Holohan says advice against indoor gatherings still stands after report of mass held at Dublin church

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

From The42 Premier League return set for 17 June with BBC to carry live games for the first time And It's Live

Premier League return set for 17 June with BBC to carry live games for the first time

Man City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United will be the first games played since March.

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Nissan workers burn tyres at gate of Barcelona factory after closure announced

There will be 3,000 job losses with 20,000 families expected to be affected in Spain’s Catalonia region.

Police say Cummings may have committed 'minor breach' of lockdown rules but will face no further action

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he believes his senior aide “behaved reasonably and legally”.

Matt Hancock laughs off suggestion that 'Test and Trace' launched early to distract from Cummings saga

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the system wasn’t being rushed through to distract from the Cummings controversy.

From The42 ‘I hope your son gets corona' - Troy Deeney receives abuse over football restart concerns Trolling

Three politicians ejected from Hong Kong chamber amid China anthem debate

One of the politicians was forcibly carried out of the legislative chamber by security forces.

From The42 RB Leipzig miss chance to go second as another loss piles pressure on Schalke's Wagner Wrap

Four in five Ryanair passengers in UK still waiting on refunds on flights cancelled since March, survey finds

Ryanair said that customers “will be refunded in due course, once this unprecedented crisis is over”.

Yesterday’s News

Covid-19 death toll in US has surpassed 100,000

The news comes as only half of Americans said they would be willing to get vaccinated if scientists are successful in developing a vaccine.

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules' Newsnight This post contains videos

BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'

The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.

From The42 Hagi seals permanent switch to Rangers from Genk Prospect

Hagi seals permanent switch to Rangers from Genk

‘There was interest from other clubs, but my priority was always to return to Glasgow and play for Rangers,’ said the Romanian youngster.

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Peta holds billboard protest outside Leinster House calling for closure of meat plants

Outbreaks have been reported at 16 Irish plants, with more than 800 workers infected with the virus so far.

From The42 Premier League clubs unanimously back resuming contact training Project Restart

Premier League clubs unanimously back resuming contact training

The move represents another step towards the return of football action.

'A fantastic outcome': Missing hikers found after 18 days in New Zealand wilderness

The 23-year-olds had intended to be gone for about five days, according to police.

Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law

In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.

From The42 Irish firm in line for key role in safe return of Premier League Making Contact

Irish firm in line for key role in safe return of Premier League

STATSports, which is based in Newry, was founded by Louth natives Sean O’Connor and Alan Clarke.

Twitter adds fact-check warning to election posts by Donald Trump

Trump claimed postal voting would be “fraudulent” and that “mail boxes will be robbed”.

Johnson to face grilling from senior MPs as Dominic Cummings controversy continues

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to face questions at a Commons committee meeting later today.

Tuesday 26 May, 2020

JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online

The Harry Potter author said she wrote The Ickabog 10 years ago.

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video

A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

From The42 Man United hopeful they can keep hold of Odion Ighalo despite nearing loan expiration date Strike Force

Man United hopeful they can keep hold of Odion Ighalo despite nearing loan expiration date

‘It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two,’ says Solskjaer.

Gardaí spat or coughed at 80 times during Covid-19 travel restrictions

New figures from 8 April to 23 May show gardai used anti-spit guards 60 times.

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'Light at the end of the tunnel' for Premier League as contact training must resume soon, says Sheffield United boss

Contact training proposals will be put to a vote of Premier League clubs on Wednesday.

Former UK health secretary says Dominic Cummings was in 'clear breach of lockdown rules'

Senior Tory figures have said it was “humiliating” to watch cabinet ministers defend Dominic Cummings.

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in Northern Ireland

This is the first time since the pandemic took hold in late March that the daily figure has been zero.

Covid-19 cluster discovered on cargo ship at Australian west coast port

Six of 48 crew members from the Al Kuwait tested positive for the virus.

From The42 Sheringham tells Kane: 'You only get one career, make sure you make the most of it' Oh Teddy Teddy

Sheringham tells Kane: 'You only get one career, make sure you make the most of it'

Teddy Sheringham won a glut of medals after swapping Tottenham for Manchester United in 1997.

British woman jailed in Iran 'on the cusp of good news' over possible clemency

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport in 2016.

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

From The42 'It’s definitely a shock' - Bournemouth goalkeeper Ramsdale tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

'It’s definitely a shock' - Bournemouth goalkeeper Ramsdale tests positive for Covid-19

The 22-year-old believes he caught the virus at a supermarket.

Normal People's Paul Mescal to raffle off chain to raise money for Pieta House

The raffle opened yesterday and runs until 8 June.

Monday 25 May, 2020

Boris Johnson says he regrets 'confusion and anger' caused by Dominic Cummings controversy

Johnson also announced that all shops in England will be able to reopen next month if they meet guidelines.

From The42 Disappointment for Irish internationals as English top-flight ends with immediate effect Decision Made

Disappointment for Irish internationals as English top-flight ends with immediate effect

The second-tier competition has also been cancelled.

From The42 Kouassi makes Genk move permanent after struggling to make impact at Celtic Exit

Kouassi makes Genk move permanent after struggling to make impact at Celtic

The Ivorian made just 22 appearances for the Scottish champions after signing for Brendan Rodgers in January 2017.

'Arguably this was a mistake': Cummings says he did not speak to Johnson before travelling to Durham with family

Last night, Boris Johnson defended his senior adviser over the 260-mile trip to Durham.

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From The42 Looming financial 'nightmare' threatens future of English football clubs - Neville Worrying Times

Looming financial 'nightmare' threatens future of English football clubs - Neville

The Manchester United legend believes the EFL will need investment down the line to keep clubs solvent.

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