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Covid: Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England

Covid: Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England

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PA MediaEveryone in England is to be given access to two rapid coronavirus tests a week from Friday, under an extension of the government's testing programme.The lateral flow kits, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, will be available for free at testing sites, pharmacies and through the post. The health secretary said it would help squash any outbreaks as lockdown eases. But critics of the programme say it risks becoming a "scandalous" waste of money.It comes as Boris Johnson is due to meet the cabinet to sign off the next stage of lockdown easing in England, which will see non-essential shops reopen and pubs and restaurants start serving outdoors from 12 April.Rapid home Covid tests to be available for workersHow many people have been vaccinated so far?Covid passports would b...
England 52-10 Scotland: Red Roses continue Women’s Six Nations dominance

England 52-10 Scotland: Red Roses continue Women’s Six Nations dominance

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England: (33) 52Tries: Packer, Riley, Davies, B Cleall, Breach, Rowland, P Cleall, penalty Cons: Scarratt 5Scotland: (3) 10Try: Smith Con: Nelson Pen: NelsonBack-to-back Grand Slam winners England dominated their Women's Six Nations opener against Scotland, securing an eight-try victory.The Red Roses claimed a first-half bonus point in Doncaster, with Jess Breach's incredible solo score the pick of their five tries.Scotland offered some resistance and Helen Nelson claimed three points.But England crossed three more times in the second half and Hannah Smith scored Scotland's only try.In a new format created because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams will play two pool games before a final weekend of fixtures to decide placings.The result puts England top of Pool A and the Red Roses will fac...
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ‘exploited defensively’ and Jurgen Klopp ‘went too far’ by questioning Liverpool full-back’s England omission

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ‘exploited defensively’ and Jurgen Klopp ‘went too far’ by questioning Liverpool full-back’s England omission

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Trent Alexander-Arnold has been exposed and ‘exploited’ at the back this season and didn’t deserve a call-up to the latest England squad, believes Tony Cascarino. And the talkSPORT host said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ‘went too far’ with his reaction to the 22-year-old’s Three Lions snub after he questioned Gareth Southgate’s decision-making for leaving out ‘the best right-back in the world’. getty Jurgen Klopp did not understand Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave Trent Alexander-Arnold out of his latest England squad Klopp admitted on Friday he was ‘surprised’ after Alexander-Arnold was left out of the England squad for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland. The Reds ace has 12 senior caps but was not selected this time a
England 2-1 Poland: Harry Maguire scores late winner for England

England 2-1 Poland: Harry Maguire scores late winner for England

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Harry Maguire's late winner made it a maximum nine points from three World Cup 2022 qualifiers for England as they overcame Poland at Wembley.Poland presented a much sterner test than the formalities against San Marino and Albania and it looked like England would have to settle for a point until Maguire struck five minutes from time.England's impressive first half brought a deserved lead when Harry Kane scored his 34th international goal from the penalty spot in the 19th minute, following Michal Helik's challenge on Raheem Sterling.And yet England almost paid the price for a largely average performance after the break as Poland, who were without injured world-class striker Robert Lewandowski, equalised when a dreadful error by Manchester City's John Stones saw him concede possession on the...
England Under-21s lose AGAIN as Aidy Boothroyd’s side beaten by Portugal to leave them rock bottom of Euro 2021 group

England Under-21s lose AGAIN as Aidy Boothroyd’s side beaten by Portugal to leave them rock bottom of Euro 2021 group

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England Under-21s were left rock bottom of Euro 2021 Group D as they were beaten 2-0 by Portugal on Sunday evening. It is two straight defeats for Aidy Boothroyd’s side in the tournament without scoring a single goal. AFP England Under-21s were poor again at Euro 2021 Pressure is growing on the manager with his side struggling despite a wealth of talent at his disposal. Noni Madueke and Japhet Tanganga were given their England Under-21 debuts for the vital Euro 2021 following the opening 1-0 defeat to Switzerland. Steven and Ryan Sessegnon were also recalled by boss Aidy Boothroyd, with Callum Hudson-Odoi missing from the squad through injury. Getty England Under-21s have plenty of talent, including Arsenal’s Emile