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Joggers and walkers enjoy first Parkruns in England since lockdown ended

PhD student Cameron Dockerill, 24, took 16 minutes to become the first person to complete the Southwark Parkrun.

Airports expect busiest weekend of the year as summer takes off

Gatwick said flights to Spain and Greece are proving particularly popular with holidaymakers.

Fears grow for missing 12-year-old girl last seen in east London

Mannat Mann has been missing since Thursday and was last seen in east London.

Discontent grows over ‘pingdemic’ amid food warnings and transport disruption

There were increasing calls for Boris Johnson to bring forward his wider relaxation of quarantine rules for the fully vaccinated.

Woman, 101, reunited with son for surprise birthday party

Lily Thornett’s son Brian could not attend her 100th birthday because the pandemic stopped him travelling from his home in the United States.

What the papers say – July 24

The disruptive impacts of isolation and mixed holiday fortunes are among the stories in the Saturday papers.
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Charity ‘aware of discovery’ of possible human remains where hiker went missing

Esther Dingley was last seen near the Spanish and French border on November 22.

Charities push for PM to honour social care commitment, two years after pledge

Some 1.4 million requests for care from older people have been turned down since Boris Johnson’s promise, according to Age UK analysis.

660,000 key workers will be hit when Universal Credit uplift ends – report

The Unite union said September 30 is set to be a bleak day for workers.

Charles challenges students to design solutions for environmental problems

More than 2,300 Royal College of Art students will be invited to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams drawn from the college’s four schools.

Holidaymakers seeking budget beach break ‘should do homework’

Post Office Travel Money found big differences in the cost of tourist staples at resorts across Europe.

Parkrun participants ‘excited’ as free weekly events return

The runs take place every Saturday morning across the country.

Hunt for 11-year-old Bolton girl believed to have travelled to London

Fatuma Kadir left home without her parents’ knowledge on Thursday evening.

Export bar placed on nativity painting valued at £460,000

The artwork is by Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi.

Number of Covid patients in English hospitals up 30% in a week

The latest figures from NHS England show that 4,401 hospital beds were occupied by confirmed cases on Friday.

UK faces ‘closures’ as restaurant staff not included on exemption list

The UK Hospitality trade association warned the sector will have “one tied behind our back” as staff are forced into isolation


Greensill review ‘scapegoated’ ex-senior civil servant Lord Heywood, says widow

Lady Heywood said her husband was ‘effectively gagged’ during the process.

Train timetables reduced and Tube lines closed as ‘pinged’ staff self-isolate

In excess of 600,000 people in England and Wales were instructed to quarantine by the coronavirus app in the week to July 14.

Furry cross the Mersey! Cat reunited with family after seven years

Tony and Claire Fielding spent months trying to find their cat Sam and gave up hope after not being able to track him down.

Essential staff can be exempt from isolation in ‘very limited’ situations

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that workers in critical industries can avoid isolation after close contact if it would impact on essential services.