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Yesterday’s News

Bournemouth consolidate Championship play-off spot as Reading's promotion hopes suffer blow
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Bournemouth consolidate Championship play-off spot as Reading's promotion hopes suffer blow

3 hours ago 1,235 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Wycombe kept their slim survival hopes alive with a do-or-die win against Bristol City.

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government
# Tensions
# Tensions

Ex-minister Johnny Mercer blasts ‘distrustful, awful environment’ of British government

3 hours ago 9,547 Views 7 Comments

The former British Army officer has stood down as veterans minister.

Leigh Griffiths leaves it late as Celtic snatch draw at Aberdeen
# Scotland
From The42
# Scotland

Leigh Griffiths leaves it late as Celtic snatch draw at Aberdeen

3 hours ago 1,390 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere Liam Craig scored a late penalty as St Johnstone denied Rangers

Ryan Mason makes winning start as Spurs’ focus switches back to Premier League
# Back To Basics
From The42
# Back To Basics

Ryan Mason makes winning start as Spurs’ focus switches back to Premier League

5 hours ago 5,397 Views 6 Comments

It has been a tumultuous 72 hours for Tottenham following the departure of Jose Mourinho and European Super League shame.

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Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says
# The North
# The North

Vaccine passports in NI should be limited to international travel and large events, health minister says

5 hours ago 6,280 Views 2 Comments

He also raised “concern” about the disparity in the pace of vaccine rollout between the North and the Republic.

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics
# Vote
From The42
# Vote

Taking a knee and other forms of athlete protest to be banned at Tokyo Olympics

6 hours ago 1,786 Views 4 Comments

The IOC has approved a recommendation from its own Athletes’ Commission to curtail the right to protest on the field of play.

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson

7 hours ago 29,756 Views 27 Comments

Johnson sent the businessman a text about the tax status of his workers: “I will fix it tomo! We need you.”

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans
# Super Sorry
From The42
# Super Sorry

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans

8 hours ago 16,707 Views 43 Comments

United, like the other English clubs involved, have been forced into an hasty and embarrassing retreat.

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’

9 hours ago 20,799 Views 55 Comments

The president delivered a warning to the West during his annual state-of-the-nation address.

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict

Updated 9 hours ago 25,635 Views 55 Comments

The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches
# Unlikely
From The42
# Unlikely

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches

Updated 10 hours ago 13,771 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s capital city is set to be stripped of the games this Friday.

‘Big Six’ could yet face Premier League punishment over Super League plans
# Payback
From The42
# Payback

‘Big Six’ could yet face Premier League punishment over Super League plans

10 hours ago 6,483 Views 19 Comments

The six English clubs have withdrawn from the competition in the wake of fan protests.

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status
# Report
# Report

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status

11 hours ago 6,576 Views 5 Comments

The findings were contained in a report by the independent Anti-Racism Committee.

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight
# Moon Boy
From The42
# Moon Boy

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight

11 hours ago 2,619 Views 3 Comments

Rider is having a protective boot made ahead of Festival.

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Derry
# Derry

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer

12 hours ago 13,682 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Maguire was arrested on Tuesday.

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League
# Hands Up
From The42
# Hands Up

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League

Updated 13 hours ago 27,544 Views 44 Comments

John W Henry said in a video on Twitter that the project would only have worked with the support of fans.

Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email
# Golden Globes
# Golden Globes

Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email

14 hours ago 19,353 Views 29 Comments

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board, which hands out the Golden Globe awards, says Phil Berk has been removed from the group.

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse
# Filtered
# Filtered

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse

15 hours ago 13,779 Views 7 Comments

The new tool will automatically filter messages deemed offensive.

European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw
# Options
From The42
# Options

European Super League considering steps 'to reshape project' as six English clubs withdraw

17 hours ago 6,077 Views 2 Comments

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all withdrew from the project on Tuesday night.

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager
# Columbus
# Columbus

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager

18 hours ago 43,826 Views 82 Comments

The girl was shot after she appeared to attempt to stab two people.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

18 hours ago 34,116 Views 112 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study
# Zzzz
# Zzzz

Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study

Tue 10:37 PM 31,491 Views 25 Comments

Research suggests there’s a higher risk of dementia in those sleeping six or fewer hours per night at the age of 50 or 60.

Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again
# On The Up
From The42
# On The Up

Watford take big step towards Premier League, setback for Swansea and Derby lose again

Tue 9:27 PM 3,384 Views 0 Comments

Dan Gosling hit the winner at Carrow Road.

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman
# Shock Move
From The42
# Shock Move

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman

Updated Tue 9:24 PM 58,574 Views 47 Comments

Woodward’s exit has been confirmed by the club this evening.

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup
# Clan Des Obeaux
From The42
# Clan Des Obeaux

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup

Tue 8:50 PM 4,610 Views 0 Comments

Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.

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AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
# Supplies
# Supplies

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses

Tue 8:19 PM 34,857 Views 46 Comments

The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness

Tue 6:06 PM 17,619 Views 45 Comments

The British Prime Minister announced an antivirals taskforce that would help identify new medicines to treat Covid-19.

Alun Wyn Jones signs contract extension with Wales and Ospreys
# New Deal
From The42
# New Deal

Alun Wyn Jones signs contract extension with Wales and Ospreys

Tue 5:24 PM 6,132 Views 4 Comments

The Wales captain is one of the most decorated players in Welsh rugby history.

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains
# Gillian Ryan
# Gillian Ryan

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains

Tue 4:28 PM 53,213 Views 8 Comments

She was an experienced runner and member of the Thurles Crokes Athletic Club.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital

Tue 3:24 PM 8,704 Views 6 Comments

Navalny has been on a hunger strike since 31 March.

Eddie Jones receives ‘full support’ from RFU despite England's disastrous Six Nations campaign
# Debrief
From The42
# Debrief

Eddie Jones receives ‘full support’ from RFU despite England's disastrous Six Nations campaign

Tue 3:02 PM 3,326 Views 2 Comments

The Australian presided over a fifth-place finish for the second time in his Twickenham reign.

Steph Curry shooting masterclass leads Golden State to victory over Sixers
# Golden Touch
From The42
# Golden Touch

Steph Curry shooting masterclass leads Golden State to victory over Sixers

Tue 8:16 AM 2,208 Views 0 Comments

Curry hit 10 three-pointers against the Eastern Conference leaders.

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League
# Super League
# Super League

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League

Tue 8:02 AM 23,080 Views 50 Comments

Six Premier League clubs faced a backlash over the plans yesterday.

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges
# Crime
# Crime

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges

Tue 7:16 AM 10,727 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell’s trial on charges alleging she recruited and groomed teenage girls to provide sexual massages to Jeffrey Epstein is set to begin on July 12.

Walter Mondale, former US Vice President, dies aged 93
# Walter Mondale
# Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale, former US Vice President, dies aged 93

Tue 7:02 AM 13,962 Views 2 Comments

Mondale served in the Jimmy Carter administration and lost out on his own presidential bid to Ronald Reagan.

Monday 19 April, 2021

'I don’t like it and hopefully it doesn’t happen' - Milner against European Super League idea
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

'I don’t like it and hopefully it doesn’t happen' - Milner against European Super League idea

Mon 11:28 PM 6,466 Views 12 Comments

The new competition could change the face of football.

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury

Updated Mon 11:00 PM 34,463 Views 0 Comments

The 45-year-old former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.

'I have learned some tough lessons' - Russell apologises over 200mph crash at Grand Prix
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

'I have learned some tough lessons' - Russell apologises over 200mph crash at Grand Prix

Mon 10:45 PM 7,847 Views 9 Comments

George Russell and Valtteri Bottas crashed as they battled for ninth place in Imola.

Late header snatches draw for Leeds to dent Liverpool's Champions League hopes
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Late header snatches draw for Leeds to dent Liverpool's Champions League hopes

Mon 10:22 PM 25,707 Views 67 Comments

Diego Llorente scored a late goal to cancel out Sadio Mane’s first-half opener for the Reds.

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Anger continues as fans arrive at club grounds to protest against proposed European Super League
# European Super League
From The42
# European Super League

Anger continues as fans arrive at club grounds to protest against proposed European Super League

Mon 9:29 PM 11,440 Views 12 Comments

Six Premier League sides have joined six other European clubs in announcing plans for a new midweek competition.

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