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Two women walk through heavy rain (Victoria Jones/PA)
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More rain on the way with 80mm set to fall in parts of UK

Deluges are expected across the UK and 15 flood alerts have been issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
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Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Around nine in 10 local areas are now recording a week-on-week fall in rates.
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Has the UK’s third wave of coronavirus peaked?

Cases have dropped sharply, from above 50,000 on July 17 to below 24,000 on July 27.
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Frog that became extinct in England reintroduced to its former home

The northern pool frog was last found in Norfolk’s ancient pingo ponds, rare ponds created at the end of the last ice age.
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Older people in poor areas ‘twice as likely to feel lonely during lockdown’

Increased remote interaction, such as video calls, was ineffective in fully combating increased feelings of social isolation, a study found.
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Town washed out for three years running will get £6.2 million flood defence

Homes and businesses in Bewdley, Worcestershire were battered by Storm Christoph in January this year.
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Covid-19 cases continue to drop but hospital admissions rise

The NHS said 5,055 patients were in hospital with Covid in England on Monday – the highest level since March 18 but well below levels seen in January.
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More key workers eligible for daily testing instead of isolation

The scheme uses lateral flow tests to allow eligible workers to continue working.
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UK floods ‘a sober reminder’ of need for urgent climate change fix – Cop26 head

Alok Sharma expressed disappointment at a lack of progress during a two-day meeting with ministers from more than 50 nations.
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Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

More than half of local areas are now recording a week-on-week fall in rates.
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Jail for woman stopped at Heathrow with suitcases full of cash

Tara Hanlon was preparing to board a flight for Dubai with more than £1.9 million in sterling notes.
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Number of Covid-19 hospital patients in England climbs above 5,000

The total has risen 33% in a week – but is still well below the peak of the second wave.
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Community turns out to save social club’s flooded dancefloor

‘It was really heartening to see so many people turn up,’ said Daniel Barnard.
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Campaigners fail in legal challenge to road development scheme

The Road Investment Strategy 2 project is made up of 50 major road schemes.
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More storms on the way after almost a month’s worth of rain falls in a day

Whipps Cross Hospital in east London cancelled all surgery and outpatient appointments on Monday due to the heavy rain.
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Joey Barton pleads not guilty to assaulting his wife

The former Premier League footballer appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court in south west London on Monday via video link.
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Northern Ireland has highest rate of new Covid-19 cases among UK nations

England’s rate looks to have peaked in recent days.
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Public transport hit by pingdemic

Reduced timetables have been introduced on railways across England in an attempt to improve reliability.
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Senior doctors to be consulted on possible industrial action over pay rise offer

The British Medical Association said the findings will be reviewed and help determine whether there is a need for a formal ballot on the 3% offer.
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Homes, roads and hospitals flooded as storms batter England’s south

Whipps Cross and Newham Hospitals in east London both urged patients to find alternative treatment centres after they were affected by the downpours.
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Ministers to discuss rolling out further daily testing sites to ease ‘pingdemic’

Their decisions will depend on the demand registered with Whitehall departments.
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Lady Kitty Spencer’s wedding dress revealed after she married

The model wore a Dolce and Gabbana gown for her wedding in Italy which was reportedly attended by celebrities including Pixie Lott and Idris Elba.
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Fans warn Covid passports for football matches could cause ‘chaos’

Whether recent negative tests could allow entry to games is said to be still under discussion.
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Thousands run through London in first mass 10k since lockdown was lifted

Organisers said they have been working closely with Westminster City Council and Public Health England to ensure the event was Covid-secure.
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Minister apologises for border delays amid ‘chaos’ at airports

Kit Malthouse suggested airline staff could receive isolation exemptions to relieve the ‘pingdemic’.
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What are vaccine passports and do I need one?

Proof of vaccination will be required to enter a nightclub from September, and this could be extending to Premier League football games.
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Bereaved criticise Sajid Javid for suggesting people have ‘cowered’ from Covid

The Health Secretary was speaking after making a recovery from coronavirus.
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Ministers eye vaccine passports for Premier League matches and large events

The use of vaccine passports could also be extended to lower divisions and other sports.
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Sajid Javid criticised for suggesting people have ‘cowered’ from Covid-19

The Health Secretary has said he has made a full recovery.
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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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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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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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Parkrun participants ‘excited’ as free weekly events return

The runs take place every Saturday morning across the country.
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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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Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Of the 315 local areas in England, 307 (97%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates and eight (3%) have seen a fall.
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Covid: 1 in 75 people test positive in highest week since January 30

All parts of the country have seen a rise in infection as lockdown restrictions are loosened

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Pressure mounts to bring forward relaxation of self-isolation rules

The Environment Secretary said more than 10,000 critical food sector workers will be exempt, along with other key staff.
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Not too late to U-turn on ‘insulting’ police pay freeze, Home Secretary told

Labour is calling on Priti Patel to ‘consider her position’ following the decision to rule out pay increases for the majority of officers.