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Saturday 18 April, 2020

From The42 Hearts owner comments arguing Celtic should not be declared champions 'taken out of context' Backtracking

Hearts owner comments arguing Celtic should not be declared champions 'taken out of context'

The Scottish Premiership side insist that Ann Budge was misinterpreted in yesterday’s BBC Radio Five Live interview.

#WeStandWithLyra: Friends and colleagues remember Lyra McKee on first anniversary of her murder

The 29-year-old was shot in the Creggan area of Derry by dissident republican group the New IRA while observing clashes with police.

‘No evidence’ Covid-19 survivors have immunity as number of cases tops 2.2 million worldwide

Governments have invested heavily in antibody tests but the WHO says there is no proof those who have been infected cannot be infected again.

From The42 Premier League return no clearer as key questions must be answered - West Ham chief Brady Up In The Air

Premier League return no clearer as key questions must be answered - West Ham chief Brady

The 20 top flight clubs met yesterday to discuss the possibility of resuming matches.

Bid to reroute ferries in Dublin amid row between P&O and Port of Liverpool

The P&O-owned vessel in Dublin – the Norbank – was fully loaded and ready to depart when the incident unfolded in Liverpool.

Friday 17 April, 2020

Almost one in ten diagnosed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland are nurses

According to the INMO, Ireland faces one of the highest rates of diagnosed healthcare worker infection in Europe.

From The42 Leeds United and England legend Norman Hunter dies aged 76 RIP

Leeds United and England legend Norman Hunter dies aged 76

The World Cup-winning defender has passed away having been diagnosed with Covid-19.

After more than 200 days in space, an International Space Station crew has landed safely on Earth ISS

After more than 200 days in space, an International Space Station crew has landed safely on Earth

A crew member said “the Earth still looks just as stunning as always” from above during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wuhan death toll raised by 50% as Chinese economy shrinks

The country’s economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of the year.

Thursday 16 April, 2020

WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding

Simon Coveney said that Ireland will donate €9.5 million to help with the global response to Covid-19.

New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone

Firefighters battled large blazes in the area for 10 days earlier this month.

From The42 PGA Tour anounces plans to resume from 11 June with behind-closed-doors tournaments Tentative

PGA Tour anounces plans to resume from 11 June with behind-closed-doors tournaments

However, tour commissioner Jay Monahan did stress: ‘We will resume competition only when it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities’.

Hundreds protest over Michigan governor’s social distancing order

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said she was ‘really disappointed’ to see protesters close together without masks.

99-year-old raises £12m for NHS and funds pour in for family of pregnant nurse who died

Captain Tom Moore, who will turn 100 later this month, is walking laps of his garden to raise money for healthcare workers.

Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Pregnant nurse with Covid-19 dies in UK

The baby was successfully delivered and is doing well, according to the hospital.

Police investigating murder of Robbie Lawlor issue appeal for information about hooded man

The 36-year-old was shot dead outside a house in Belfast at around 11.50am on Saturday 4 April.

From The42 Sam Bennett prepared to wait for chance to return to Tour de France Le Grand Delay

Sam Bennett prepared to wait for chance to return to Tour de France

The Irish rider has joined the powerful Deceuninck-QuickStep squad this season.

US firefighters rescue lorry driver whose cab was dangling 70 feet over a river

Wayne B Boone was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

We've been using bank cards a lot less (and cash even less than that) during the Covid-19 crisis

Two new reports from the Central Bank today highlight a change in how we’re spending and also the number of jobs being posted.

From The42 Jimmy Greaves recovering at home after release from hospital Get Well Soon

Jimmy Greaves recovering at home after release from hospital

Greaves ranks fourth on the all-time goalscoring list for his country.

UK watchdog bans Burger King from advertising its Rebel Whopper as '100% plant based'

The Advertising Standards Authority said it was “misleading” to suggest the burger was suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

From The42 Final Hillsborough memorial service cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic JFT96

Final Hillsborough memorial service cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Players and staff will hold a minute’s silence and flags will be flown at half-mast.

Body coach Joe Wicks claims Guinness World Record for online fitness class

Wicks streams his fitness classes on Youtube, and has trebled the number of subscribers in recent weeks.

Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Two women fined under coronavirus legislation in NI after failing to stop for gardaí in Donegal

The vehicle in question was also seized by the PSNI.

UK records 778 new deaths from Covid-19 UK

UK records 778 new deaths from Covid-19

In total, over 12,000 people have now died from the virus.

From The42 Mike Ashley in advanced talks to sell Newcastle United for €390m A Long Time Coming

Mike Ashley in advanced talks to sell Newcastle United for €390m

Legal documents have been drawn up and filed ahead of a potential takeover by Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners.

Fires put out in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Hundreds of firefighters have been battling several forest fires around Chernobyl for the past 10 days.

As worst-hit countries mull easing lockdown measures, global Covid-19 cases near 2 million

Experts fear that while the virus appears to peaking in some areas, it could begin to spike in others.

From The42 'Put your medals on the table' - Souness bites back after Pogba claims he didn't know who the pundit was Pogcast This post contains videos

'Put your medals on the table' - Souness bites back after Pogba claims he didn't know who the pundit was

‘I’ve got a big table’, added the former Liverpool midfielder, who won 14 major trophies as a player.

New official data says death toll from Covid-19 in England is 15% higher than NHS figures

The Office for National Statistics figures are based on all mentions of Covid-19 on a death certificate, unlike those compiled by the NHS.

From The42 'We all love Kenny' - Klopp says Liverpool staff and players were all shocked by Dalglish’s virus scare Hitting Home

'We all love Kenny' - Klopp says Liverpool staff and players were all shocked by Dalglish’s virus scare

The Reds boss welcomed the positive news of the club legend’s release from hospital.

Monday 13 April, 2020

Bernie Sanders formally endorses Joe Biden for president

“We’ve got to make Trump a one-term president,” Sanders said.

From The42 Spurs reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff U-turn

Spurs reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff

The north London club promise to pay staff their wages in full.

From The42 New Masters date could be what I need to win first green jacket – Rory McIlroy Mr November

New Masters date could be what I need to win first green jacket – Rory McIlroy

The Masters will be played on 12-15 November after the coronavirus outbreak caused havoc on the golf calendar.

From The42 Tottenham insist they will not sell Harry Kane to Manchester United this summer Harry's Game

Tottenham insist they will not sell Harry Kane to Manchester United this summer

Kane’s future has come under renewed scrutiny following an Instagram Live chat where the England captain refused to rule out leaving Spurs.

Sunday 12 April, 2020

Bono writes to South Korean president to ask for help tackling coronavirus in Ireland

It comes after U2 said they would contribute €10 million to support healthcare workers.

Iraqi couple enlist help of police to wed despite curfew

Ahmed Khaled al-Kaabi proposed last year.

The Goodies star Tim Brooke-Taylor dies after contracting Covid-19

Alongside Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, The Goodies TV show attracted millions of viewers in its heyday.

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19

“This is not a time for self-centeredness, because the challenge we are facing is shared by all,” the pope said.

From The42 British F1 legend Stirling Moss dies aged 90 following long illness RIP

British F1 legend Stirling Moss dies aged 90 following long illness

Moss died peacefully at his London home, his wife said.