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‘Disappointed’ travel chiefs seek clarity from PM

‘Disappointed’ travel chiefs seek clarity from PM

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Leading travel industry figures have reacted with dismay to Boris Johnson's latest comments on the lockdown roadmap, saying they need more clarity.The prime minister said he was "hopeful" that foreign travel could begin again on 17 May.But he said more data was needed before a firm decision could be taken.The British Travel Association said the announcement was "beyond disappointing" and called for "a clear pathway to international travel and trade".Its chief executive, Clive Wratten, said moves to open borders had "once again been kicked down the road"."The business travel industry continues to be crippled by today's lack of movement," he added.In a Downing Street briefing on Monday, Mr Johnson said he did not want to see coronavirus re-imported from abroad and urged people to await a rep...
Super Bowl 2021: Tom Brady wins seventh title as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs

Super Bowl 2021: Tom Brady wins seventh title as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs

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Tom Brady steered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a comfortable 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to extend his record for Super Bowl wins to seven.In his first season after a glittering 20-year spell with the New England Patriots, the evergreen quarterback helped Tampa Bay become the first team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium.And despite facing Kansas City and their dynamic young quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who came in as favourites, Brady threw three touchdown passes to prevent the Chiefs becoming the first back-to-back NFL champions since Brady and the Patriots in the 2004 season.At 43 years and 188 days, Brady became the oldest player to play in the biggest game in US sport, extending his record for Super Bowl appearances to 10 and joining Peyton Manning as the only quart...
Chiefs, Bucs simulate speed and gam tempo for Super Bowl LV

Chiefs, Bucs simulate speed and gam tempo for Super Bowl LV

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MIAMI, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers simulated the speed of each other's respective playmakers, prepared for changes in game tempo and altered their play-calling techniques this week for Sunday's Super Bowl LV. Tampa Bay and Kansas City remained at their home facilities throughout the week as a safety precaution for COVID-19. The Buccaneers will play in their home stadium for the Super Bowl. The Chiefs are to arrive in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday. Advertisement Despite the major changes in the format for a typical Super Bowl week, the teams have used the time to progressively ramp up their energy so they are at peak performance levels when the game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. EST at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers and Chiefs must not only be in great physic...
Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers to face Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55

Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers to face Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55

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Watch the NFL Show every Saturday night on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app. Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face reigning champions the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 on 7 February.Quarterback Brady, 43, threw three touchdown passes to help the Buccaneers defeat the Green Bay Packers 31-26 in a thrilling NFC Championship game to reach their first Super Bowl in 18 years.The Chiefs then beat the Buffalo Bills 38-24 to seal the AFC Championship, with touchdowns from Mecole Hardman, Darrel Williams, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and two from Travis Kelce. Super Bowl 55 will take place at the Buccaneers' Raymond James Stadium and will be the first time a team has played in the NFL's showpiece in their home stadium.It will be a 10th Super Bowl...
Review COVID-19 tiers every week, hospitality chiefs urge PM

Review COVID-19 tiers every week, hospitality chiefs urge PM

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Boris Johnson must commit to weekly reviews of the coronavirus tiers dictating the ability of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to trade during the remaining months of the coronavirus pandemic, scores of hospitality chefs will warn on Thursday.Sky News has seen an open letter to the prime minister from dozens of bosses - including executives at Fuller's, Mitchells & Butlers and The Restaurant Group, which owns Wagamama - imploring him to act immediately or risk the collapse of the entire sector. Industry sources said that more than 100 companies had signed the letter, which was circulated around hospitality employers within hours of the government's announcement about arrangements for the end of the England-wide lockdown period next week. Please use Chrome browser for...