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Football news LIVE: Liverpool could get trophy presentation, Premier League June 12 return target ‘a staging post’, Celtic crowned champions as Scottish season ends

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Follow all the latest football news and goings on in the world of sport amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Premier League votes to resume training but June 12 return target could be pushed back ‘It’s the safest workplace in the country’ – Andros Townsend backs training return Celtic crowned Scottish Premiership champions as 2019/20 season […] talkSPORT
Coronavirus: Debenhams to close five stores after lockdown ends

Coronavirus: Debenhams to close five stores after lockdown ends

Business
Debenhams has confirmed that another five stores will not be re-opening after lockdown restrictions are lifted. The department store chain has struck deals with landlords to keep most of its 142 stores open, after it fell into administration for the second time. But five more stores will not reopen when the government lifts coronavirus restrictions on non-essential shops.It's understood the retailer has been unable to agree new terms with shopping centre owner Hammerson.The Debenhams stores affected are in the Bullring in Birmingham, The Oracle in Reading, Centrale in Croydon, Highcross in Leicester, and Silverburn in Glasgow. The BBC understands that around 1,000 jobs will be affected, including concession staff. Debenhams said in a statement: "We can co...
‘Heroic city’ Wuhan ends lockdown with party 11 weeks after it was epicentre

‘Heroic city’ Wuhan ends lockdown with party 11 weeks after it was epicentre

World
China has ended coronavirus lockdown measures in Wuhan - 11 weeks after it became the epicentre of what has since developed into a global crisis.Authorities have begun allowing its 11 million residents to travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began without special authorisation. Under new rules that came into force as of midnight on Wednesday, people are allowed to enter and leave on the condition a mandatory smartphone application powered by a mix of data-tracking and government surveillance shows they are healthy and have not been in recent contact with anyone infected. A light show on either side of the Yangtze river marked the occasion, with skyscrapers and bridges radiating animated images of health workers heeling patients.One bears the ...
Russia ends war games as precaution against COVID-19

Russia ends war games as precaution against COVID-19

Business
March 23 (UPI) -- The Russian army ended war exercises on its western border, it announced on Monday, as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 virus. The war games were to be a response to a massive exercise by NATO troops in March, Europe-Defender 20, that was to involve over 20,000 U.S. troops and personnel from 10 other countries but was severely reduced in scope after the outbreak. The NATO exercise was criticized by the Kremlin, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in February that Russia would respond with a reciprocal show of force. "It's obvious that all of this is connected with preventive measures," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday of the cancellation of the Russian war games. "It's linked to the situation around the general fight against coronavi...
Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

Technology
Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on "newer technologies". As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter.What does this all mean?It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit software bugs in the Windows 7 operating system. If perpetrators find a flaw in Windows 7, Microsoft will not fix it. Without continued software and security updates, Windows 7 machines are more likely to be infected with viruses and malw...