The Isle Of Wight Festival has announced it will go ahead this year, but is moving from June to September following the government's roadmap out of lockdown announcement. It was originally due to run from 17 to 20 June, just ahead of the date of 21 June given by Boris Johnson as the earliest possible to lift all COVID-19 restrictions in England. There are fears many festivals planned even for after that date will still be forced to cancel due to the uncertainty over dates and large-scale events, and on Monday, organisers for rock festival Download announced they were calling it off for a second year. But Isle Of Wight organisers have decided to postpone instead, announcing on Tuesday: "The Isle of Wight Festival is a summer staple and two years without being together on the island is too long. "That's why we're so excited to announce that we're moving the festival to 16 to 19 September 2021. Advertisement "We're thrilled to be able to … [Read more...] about Isle Of Wight Festival confirms it will go ahead – but moves from June to September after lockdown roadmap announcement
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The UK has reported another 343 COVID-related deaths and 6,391 cases in the last 24 hours, government figures show. This compares to the 104 coronavirus deaths and 5,455 new infections recorded on Monday. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Separate figures published by the UK's statistics agencies for deaths where COVID-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 144,000 deaths involving COVID-19 in the UK. A 17-year-old with no known underlying health conditions was among the latest reported deaths in England. Advertisement Other teenage victims of the pandemic include Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, who died in March with no known underlying conditions. A 13-day-old baby, thought to have had no underlying health conditions, was reported to have died with COVID-19 in June. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: … [Read more...] about COVID-19: UK reports another 343 deaths and 6,391 cases in last 24 hours
A man and a woman have been fined £10,000 each for breaching coronavirus international travel regulations. Merseyside Police said the man and woman failed to comply with quarantine laws after returning to the Wirral from a trip to Dubai - currently on the UK's foreign travel 'red list'. They were handed the hefty fines last Friday, three days after landing back in the UK, before both were transferred to a designated quarantine hotel. It is believed to be the first time such top penalty fines have been issued to travellers for breaching quarantine regulations. Chief Inspector Chris Barnes said: “Strict rules around international travel have been put in place by the government for a reason, and to disregard them in this way is selfish, inconsiderate, and potentially dangerous. Have you been a Covid quarantine hotel? We want to know your story, email [email protected] “Currently, the regulations mean that if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence … [Read more...] about Man and woman fined £10,000 each for avoiding hotel quarantine after Dubai trip
Sir Chris Hoy is has joined the BBC for their coverage of the inaugural European Championships this month. The European Championships of Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon have joined together to make one new multi-sport event. Who is Sir Chris Hoy? The 42-year-old Scotsman is a former track cyclist who competed in four summer Olympic Games. He grew up in Murrayfield near Edinburgh and began cycling at the age of six after he was inspired by the 1982 film ET. Before he moved on to track cycling, he rode a BMX bike until the age of 15 and was ranked second in Britain, fifth in Europe and ninth in the World. Hoy has said that he first noticed track cycling during the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh when Scottish sprinter Eddie Alexander won a bronze medal. Away from cycling, Hoy was sporty in other fields - representing Scotland in the Junior rowing team and playing rugby at school. Most read in sport … [Read more...] about Who is Sir Chris Hoy, how many Olympic medals did he win, and how many kids has he got?
MANCHESTER UNITED lack 'quality' upfront and 'need a centre-forward more than anything', according to Jamie Carragher. And SunSport have detailed five big name strikers the Red Devils could sign at the end of the season. The Red Devils failed to score against a fellow member of the 'Big Six' for a sixth time in a row against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. And while accusations of 'boring, boring Man Utd' have been levelled at boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team, pundit Carragher doesn't think the Norwegian is to blame. He said on Sky Sports MNF: "In that final third they just didn't have that quality. "When the ball actually goes up to the front players - is there enough quality? "You've said they're the top scorers in the Premier League . "But have they got that player to score in the decisive games, that player that's going to take them to the league title? "And when I look at that, people talk about Manchester United, they need a … [Read more...] about Five world class strikers Man Utd could try to sign including Kane and Haaland after Carragher’s transfer warning