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Heatwave: England has had joint hottest summer on record, Met Office says

Heatwave: England has had joint hottest summer on record, Met Office says

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Getty ImagesEngland has had its joint hottest summer on record, the Met Office says. Provisional figures show the summer of 2022 - covering June, July and August - had an average temperature of 17.1C.This year's summer tied with 2018 for the warmest, according to records stretching back to 1884. It means four of the five warmest summers on record have happened since 2003, as the effects of climate change are felt on the nation's summer temperatures, the Met Office said. This year's summer included the record-breaking heat in July when temperatures in the UK exceeded 40C for the first time as part of a widespread heatwave. Hot and dry conditions have dried up rivers, damaged crops and fuelled wildfires, as well as leaving much of England in drought. For both England and the UK as a whole, i...
Strictest targets pledged to tackle England sewage discharges

Strictest targets pledged to tackle England sewage discharges

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The government has published a plan to reduce sewage discharges into England's rivers and the sea, promising the "strictest targets ever".Water firms will have to deliver the "largest infrastructure programme in water company history", it says.Last week pollution warnings were in place on nearly 50 beaches after heavy rainfall led to water companies discharging untreated sewage.The Liberal Democrats branded the new plan a "cruel joke".They said consumers would pay for "the mess made by water companies".Water companies discharged untreated sewage into rivers in England more than 400,000 times in 2020, according to official figures.The Liberal Democrats called the government's targets "flimsy", predicting they would still allow 325,000 sewage dumps a year in 2030. French anger at UK sewage d...
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...