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UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces extension of lockdown in Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 9.32pm BST Rakesh Parmar, who owns Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe in Leicester city centre, told the Press Association that the further restrictions will affect h...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, The Press Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson, Rakesh Parmar


British Police Call Park Stabbing Rampage That Killed 3 People Terror Attack

READING, England (AP) — A stabbing rampage in Britain that killed three people as they sat in a park on a summer evening is being considered a terrorist attack, British police said Sunday as a 25-year-old believed to be the lone attacker was in custody. Authorities said they were not looking for any other suspects, and they did not raise Britain’s official terrorism threat level from “substantial.” “Motivation for this horrific act is far from certain,” said Neil Basu, Britain’s top counterte...
Tags: England, London, News, Islamic State, Britain, Terrorism, Manchester, Libya, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Thames Valley Police, Ian Hunter, Thames Valley, Wort, The Press Association, Forbury Gardens


Angela Rayner may duck Labour leadership contest and stand for deputy instead, MPs predict - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political events as they happenWho are the Conservatives’ most controversial new MPs?Vilification of Corbyn in broadcast media ‘fuelled defeat’ – shadow ministerLabour leadership race begins as senior figures back Rebecca Long-BaileyDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 5.26pm GMT The Press Association photographer Yoi Mok has some more pictures from Frank Dobson’s funeral.A great turnout for former health secretary Frank Dobson's funeral, as Labour leaders pa...
Tags: Politics, London, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Labour, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Emily Thornberry, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Arlene Foster, Rayner, The Press Association, Frank Dobson


Brexit: Leadsom criticised for saying PM could use 'unlawful' two-letter plan to sabotage Benn act - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 10.30am BST Yesterday Damian Green, head of the One Nation group of Tory MPs, had a meeting with Boris Johnson to raise concerns about claims that, if Brexit gets delayed beyond 31 October (as many people expect), the Conservative party would fight the next election on a no-deal platform. As we reported (see below), Green came out of the meeting thinking he had an assurance from Johnson that this would not happen. Related: ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Green, Foreign Policy, Labour, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Damian Green, Downing Street, David Davis, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Theresa May To Postpone Brexit Vote To Avoid Shattering Defeat

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to postpone Parliament’s vote on her European Union divorce deal Monday to avoid a shattering defeat, throwing Brexit plans into chaos just weeks after Britain and the bloc finally reached an agreement. The House of Commons Speaker’s office said May would make a previously unscheduled statement to lawmakers about Brexit at about 3:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. EST). The announcement came as May held talks with her Cabinet about the next steps in ...
Tags: Cook, London, News, Scotland, Eu, Conservative, European Union, World news, Ap, Bbc, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, House, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland


Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo out of intensive care

Nacho Novo, pictured in 2015, suffered a suspected heart attack at the weekend. Former Rangers striker Nacho Novo is out of intensive care and "looking much better" after suffering a suspected heart attack on Saturday, staff at his bar have said. The 38-year-old was featuring for Rangers in the AOK Traditionsmasters 2018 in Berlin, and was taken ill after they had been knocked out of the round-robin tournament. The Press Association reports that he was rushed to hospital from the Max-Schmeling-H...
Tags: Berlin, Football, Sport, Story, Rangers, Scottish Premiership, Nacho Novo, The Press Association, Max Schmeling Halle


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry engagement - live updates

Follow all the reaction after Clarence House announced that the couple are to marry in spring 2018 12.29pm GMT Meghan Markle will become a duchess or princess after she weds Prince Harry, the Press Association reports.Tradition dictates that royal men receive a title when they marry - with Harry expected to become the Duke of Sussex. 12.25pm GMT Meghan Markle is an American actress best known for her role in the US TV series Suits. She rose to fame playing law student Rachel Zane in the ...
Tags: US, UK News, World news, US news, Monarchy, Miami, Prince Harry, Harry, The Press Association, MEGHAN MARKLE, Clarence House, Rachel Zane, Duke of Sussex


Link About It: Google’s New Initiative Will Use Tech to Write Local News Stories

In an effort to cover areas not presently serviced because of the financial woes of newsrooms, Google has committed over $800,000 to develop a software that automates news for The Press Association in the UK. Known as Radar—Reporters And Data And Robots...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Google, UK, Design, News, Tech, Journalism, Content, Press, Linkaboutit, The Press Association, Automatednews, Digitalnewsinitiative


Google Funds A Team Of Robot Journalists

Darren Sharp brings news about the arrival of robot journalists. The Guardian reports: Robots will help a national news agency to create up to 30,000 local news stories a month, with the help of human journalists and funded by a Google grant. The Press Association has won a €706,000 ($800,779 or £621,000) grant to run a news service with computers writing localised news stories. The national news agency, which supplies copy to news outlets in the U.K. and Ireland, has teamed up with data-driven ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Ireland, U K, The Press Association, Darren Sharp, Peter Clifton


Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories

 Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed £622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for UK-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for the creation of Radar (Reporters And Data And Robots), snappily named software designed to generate upwards 30,000 local news stories a month. The Press Association has enlisted UK-based news startup… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, UK, Media, Tech, The Press Association, Digital News Initiative, Urbs Media


Google is funding a news site with robot writers

Scribes everywhere, look alive: Google is now funding a project which will use AI to write automated news stories, The Press Association, a UK news agency, received about $807,000 from the third round of Google’s Digital News Initiative funding. Their project? Reporters and Data and Robots, or RADAR, an AI/human collaborative news site which will produce “a daily diet of compelling stories.” RADAR is listed on the DNI site as a “large” project, with a goal towards providing a steady stream of re...
Tags: Google, Startups, UK, Insider, Dni, The Press Association


Press Association wins Google grant to run news service written by computers

Press Association wins Google grant to use AI to create up to 30,000 local news stories a month in partnership with Urbs Media Robots will help a national news agency to create up to 30,000 local news stories a month, with the help of human journalists and funded by a Google grant.The Press Association has won a €706,000 (£621,000) grant to run a news service with computers writing localised news stories. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Technology, Media, UK News, Robots, Computing, News Agencies, Press Association, The Press Association


Homeless Man Given Free Rent After Helping Victims Of Manchester Attack

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Tags: England, News, Dave, Britain, Ariana Grande, Manchester, Huffington Post, Steve, Jones, David Sullivan, Itv News, Nina Golgowski, Parker, Sullivan, Stephen Jones, Michael Johns


Manchester votes less strongly than expected for remain: PA

The city of Manchester in northern England voted less strongly than expected to remain in the European Union in Thursday's membership referendum. The Press Association reported 60 percent of voters in Manchester, one of the largest voting areas by population and predicted to be one of the top 15 safest for remain, backed staying in the EU. Analysis by J.P. Morgan ahead of the vote had predicted support of 70 percent for remain in Manchester.
Tags: England, News, Eu, European Union, Manchester, J P Morgan, The Press Association


Sheffield unexpectedly votes narrowly to leave EU - PA

LONDON (Reuters) - The city of Sheffield in northern England unexpectedly voted narrowly in favour of leaving the European Union at Thursday's membership referendum. The Press Association reported 51 percent of voters in Sheffield, one of the top 15 voting areas by population, backed leaving the bloc. Analysis by J.P. Morgan had predicted remain would win with 59.5 percent of the vote. "Sheffield votes to Leave EU. Amazing stuff. Delighted," Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Pa...
Tags: UK, England, London, News, European Union, Nigel Farage, Sheffield, Reuters, J P Morgan, The Press Association, Leave EU


British MP in critical condition after being shot with home made gun.

She was a member of the Labour Party and supposedly pro EU. "The Press Association reported Cox was shot twice. Eyewitnesses speaking to the BBC described him having a home-made gun. West Yorkshire Police said they had arrested a 52-year-old man in the area. Without naming Cox, they said that “a woman in her 40s had suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition.” Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a post on Twitter that he was “utterly shocked” by the the attack on Cox. The 41-...
Tags: Eu, Bbc, Labour Party, General Discussion, Jeremy Corbyn, Cox, West Yorkshire Police, Batley, The Press Association


Euro 2016 hit by fresh violence - Live

England and Russia fans brawled and chased one another through LilleTrouble erupts again as French authorities’ fears are realised 7.53pm BST As usual with excursions abroad by large groups of England fans, British police have been present alongside their local counterparts, acting as spotters and picking up intelligence.Here’s what they look like (courtesy of the AP’s Rob Harris):English police on the ground in Lille pic.twitter.com/wY86A6ZCDp 7.47pm BST A large number of fans have cong...
Tags: England, France, Russia, Sport, UK News, World news, Ap, Marseille, Euro 2016, Lille, Rob Harris, The Press Association, Lille Flandres


UEFA investigates Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho over doping violation

Mamadou Sakho joined Liverpool from Paris Saint-Germain in 2013. Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will not feature for the club pending a UEFA investigation into a potential anti-doping violation. The Press Association reports that the alleged offence relates to the Reds' Europa League second-leg tie at Manchester United and French station RMC has reported that it concerns a "fat-burning" substance. The Press Association adds that the France international is highly likely to request his B s...
Tags: France, Football, Sport, Story, Manchester United, Liverpool, Uefa, Espn, Europa League, Reds, Barclays Premier League, Mamadou Sakho, Espn Staff, Paris Saint Germain, RMC, The Press Association


Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday: Hardworking Royal Not Slowing Down Anytime Soon [Photos]

For Queen Elizabeth II, being 89 years old is not a constraint and she does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The senior royal, who will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 21, regularly reads an account of the British Parliament’s proceedings written for her by a government whip, while her weekend dispatches include an update on events across the Commonwealth. She receives more than 200 letters daily, of which she reads some and the rest are entrusted to ladies-in-waiting. She is the o...
Tags: London, Britain, Prince Charles, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Victoria, Hyde Park, Mall, Elizabeth Ii, Windsor, Elizabeth, Philip, Duke Of York, British Parliament, Alexandra Gardens, Windsor Castle


Press Association: Adam Johnson trial timeline, ends in 6-year prison sentence (Video)

Former Sunderland and Manchester City winger Adam Johnson was sentenced on Thursday. Adam Johnson has been sentenced to 6 years in jail for grooming and sexual activity with a child. It has also been confirmed that Johnson had been stripped of his England caps as a result of the conviction. The Press Association have today released a video going over all the major incident and twists in the case and sentencing. Watch the Press Association video below.
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Arsenal issue denial over talks on a breakaway European Super League [PA]

The bigs tory of the day in the English press on Wednesday morning were claims made by The Sun, that the five biggest clubs in the Premier League were toying with the notion of quitting the domestic competition as part of the creation of a new European Super League. The Sun claimed that head honchos from Arenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City discussed the issue last week at a meeting at the Dorchester Hotel in central London. As can be seen here, the likes of Manchester United’s E...
Tags: London, NFL, Blog, Premier League, Manchester United, Arsenal, Ed Woodward, Ivan Gazidis, Man City, Dorchester Hotel, Icc, Stephen Ross, European Super League, The Press Association, Dorchester Hotel The Sun, Miami Dolhpins


Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini sanctions called for by FIFA's ethics committee

FIFA have rejected the appeals by Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini against their 90-day suspension. FIFA's independent ethics committee has "requested sanctions" in its final reports on suspended president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini. The Press Association reports this request will be for bans of several years based on four potential ethics code breaches: mismanagement, conflict of interest, false accounting and non co-operation with or criticising the ethics committee. Bl...
Tags: Story, Fifa, FIFA World Cup, Sepp Blatter, Uefa, Blatter, Michel Platini, Blog - Fifa, Platini, Sepp Blatter Michel Platini, The Press Association


Liverpool's James Milner set to miss England friendlies through injury

Tottenham's Eric Dier has added to an already stellar season at White Hart Lane, with his first call-up to the England squad. James Milner has become a Liverpool regular since signing from Manchester City on a free transfer this summer. Liverpool midfielder James Milner is expected to miss England's friendlies with Spain and France after sustaining a hamstring problem. Milner, 29, was forced off after an hour of Thursday's 1-0 Europa League win against Rubin Kazan in Russ...
Tags: Europe, England, France, Russia, Spain, Story, Rome, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs, Tottenham, White Hart Lane, Ronaldo, James Milner, Drogba


The Fiver | Ho-hum qualifiers followed by humiliatingly brief major-tournament cameos

Click here to have the Fiver sent to your inbox every weekday at 5pm BST, or if your usual copy has stopped arrivingLABORIOUS BIG“It’s a big year for him,” weebled Mr Roy of Raheem Sterling, before England’s make-or-make-anyway qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley. “He’ll have a lot of big years: France in 2016, Russia in 2018, 2020 all over Europe and 2022.” It was an interesting quote for two reasons: firstly, yes, that really is a lot of big years. With his first World Cup appearance in B...
Tags: Europe, England, France, Russia, Football, Qatar, Sport, Raheem Sterling, Switzerland, Brazil, Wembley, Roy, Sterling, The Press Association


Fifa crisis: FAI were paid after Thierry Henry handball, says John Delaney

This live blog is closed. Click here for our latest Fifa live blogJohn Delaney: ‘It was a payment not to proceed with a legal case’UK government says England could host 2022 tournamentWarner says he fears for life and will reveal ‘avalanche’ of secretsChuck Blazer: I took bribes over 1998 and 2010 World Cups 3.16pm AEST It’s that time of the day when I draw the curtain on this live blog and direct you over in this direction to the new one.Before you go, a summary:I’m absolutely astounded. I ...
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Fifa crisis: FAI were paid after Thierry Henry handball, says John Delaney – live

John Delaney: ‘It was a payment not to proceed with a legal case’UK government says England could host 2022 tournamentWarner says he fears for life and will reveal ‘avalanche’ of secretsChuck Blazer: I took bribes over 1998 and 2010 World Cups 11.56am AEST The Asian Football Confederation – a staunch backer of Blatter (with the notable exception of Australia) – has restated its commitment to the 2022 World Cup being staged in Qatar:The AFC reiterates its support for the 2022 Fifa World Cup t...
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Fifa payment to FAI over Henry handball was 'loan to build stadium' – live

John Delaney: ‘It was a payment not to proceed with a legal case’UK government says England could host 2022 tournamentWarner says he fears for life and will reveal ‘avalanche’ of secretsChuck Blazer: I took bribes over 1998 and 2010 World Cups 11.56am AEST The Asian Football Confederation – a staunch backer of Blatter (with the notable exception of Australia) – has restated its commitment to the 2022 World Cup being staged in Qatar:The AFC reiterates its support for the 2022 Fifa World Cup t...
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Fifa paid FAI after Thierry Henry handball, admits John Delaney – live

UK government says England could host 2022 tournamentWarner says he fears for life and will reveal ‘avalanche’ of secretsChuck Blazer: I took bribes over 1998 and 2010 World Cups 2.05am AEST More nuggets from Delaney’s RTE transcript on the way …Delaney on Blatter’s ability to maintain his grip on the presidency (until now):I remember being at the Fifa Congress in Morocco when the guy from East Timor, they were just brought in as a member of Fifa. And four times in the East Timor’s president...
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Fifa corruption: England 'ready to host 2022 World Cup' – live

UK government says England could host 2022 tournamentWarner says he fears for life and will reveal ‘avalanche’ of secretsChuck Blazer: I took bribes over 1998 and 2010 World Cups 9.58pm AEST There’s plenty of debate over culture secretary John Whittingdale’s line that England are ready to host in 2022 if Qatar is stripped of the tournament. Partly because of his justification that “England mounted a very impressive bid to host in 2018” – a £21m bid which gave Mrs Jack Warner a £230 handbag a...
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Steve McClaren refuses to resign as manager of Derby County

• McClaren believes he is being forced out due to Newcastle’s interest in him• Derby won only two of their last 13 league games• Newcastle expand search after McClaren refuses to step inSteve McClaren believes he is being forced out of Derby because of Newcastle’s interest in him.The Press Association understands the former England manager was asked to resign when he met the chief executive, Sam Rush, and incoming chairman, Mel Morris, on Thursday amid suggestions that Newcastle’s approach to hi...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Newcastle United, Newcastle, Steve Mcclaren, Derby, Derby County, McClaren, Mel Morris, The Press Association, Sam Rush