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A United Utilities worker inspects the sinkhole in Green Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)
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Repairs carried out to sinkhole caused by burst water main

The hole opened up in Old Swan, Liverpool, on Friday evening.
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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.
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Emergency staff to avoid self-isolation with 200 testing sites amid ‘pingdemic’

The scheme was initially launched on Thursday to protect the country’s food supplies.
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Lightning strike sets houses on fire as storms batter Britain

The incident occurred in Andover, Hampshire, early on Saturday.
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Job of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer kept secret for national security

The Dunn family brought a civil claim for damages against Anne Sacoolas following a fatal road crash in 2019.
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Airports expect busiest weekend of the year as summer takes off

Gatwick said flights to Spain and Greece are proving particularly popular with holidaymakers.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Parkrun participants ‘excited’ as free weekly events return

The runs take place every Saturday morning across the country.
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Cholesterol in middle aged ‘linked to Alzheimer’s more than 10 years later’

High levels of low-density lipoprotein were associated with an increased risk of developing the condition.
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Thunderstorms warning issued as heatwave ends

Forecasters said the unsettled weather looks set to continue early next week.
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Hunt for 11-year-old Bolton girl believed to have travelled to London

Fatuma Kadir left home without her parents’ knowledge on Thursday evening.
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Export bar placed on nativity painting valued at £460,000

The artwork is by Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Queen holds video call with Canada’s first indigenous Governor General

Governor General Mary Simon served as Canada’s ambassador to Denmark.
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Food sector bosses: Government action over self-isolation ‘worse than useless’

It comes after a minister said more than 10,000 workers in the sector would be given an exemption.
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Governments under pressure to order Omagh bomb inquiries after judicial ruling

A judge in Belfast High Court found it was potentially plausible that the Real IRA attack in 1998 could have been prevented.
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Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause reinfection’

The variant currently accounts for around 99% of coronavirus cases across the UK.
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Man denies murdering 15-year-old who was shot and stabbed in street attack

A total of five suspects will face trial in October accused of killing Keon Lincoln.
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Couple devastated after life-sized Laurel and Hardy statues stolen

Owner said the figures, taken many times over the years, disappeared again on Thursday morning.