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thursday night's crush that killed at least 45 people at a crowded religious festival as one of the country's worst disasters and has promised a full investigation. several states in india say they've run out of coronavirus vaccines, as the second wave of the pandemic runs out of control. the united states will restrict travel from the country next week due to the spread of the virus. the actor noel clarke says he's deeply sorry for some of his actions but vehemently denies sexual misconduct as tv networks in britain drop shows he stars in. leading british teams and players from sports including football, cricket and rugby have begun a four—day boycott of social media. they want facebook, instagram and twitter to take stronger action against people who post racist and sexist comments.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are deputy political editor of the daily express, sam lister, and the times radio presenter, calum macdonald. tomorrow's front pages. the �*eurozone in double—dip recession�* leads on the front page of the ft, with lockdown measures cited as one of the reasons. also looking at restrictions — particularly them loosening — the telegraph reports that international travel from may 17 is set to get the green light as part of the next phase comes as part of the next phase of the governmentcovid road map. which could also see easing of social distancing, as reported in the times,
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as it reports hugs may return in two weeks. and changes to care homes — the i reports that over 400,000 residents in england can meet family outside from tuesday. and remembering those who have lost their lives to coronavirus — the mail launches a campaign for a memorial. 0n the front of the mirror, the duke and duchess of cambridge join the four—day social media boycott to tackle online hate. so, let's begin if we can with you, calum. i don't want to get too personal, but who are you looking to hugging? we can ask for volunteers, a very friendly bunch is watching. all we can ask for volunteers, a very friendly bunch is watching.- friendly bunch is watching. all be takinu friendly bunch is watching. all be taking auditions! _ it it'll be nice to both be back in the studio- _ it it'll be nice to both be back in the studio. that _ it it'll be nice to both be back in the studio. that be _ it it'll be nice to both be back in the studio. that be lovely. - it it'll be nice to both be back in
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the studio. that be lovely. i - it it'll be nice to both be back in i the studio. that be lovely. i think for obvious _ the studio. that be lovely. i think for obvious reasons, _ the studio. that be lovely. i think for obvious reasons, hugs - the studio. that be lovely. i think for obvious reasons, hugs have . for obvious reasons, hugs have become a focal point of our progress here because for lots of people who haven't seen family members across the uk, if we have, we may have very awkwardly had to stand at the other end of a garden or driveway. so, this is a big signal that things are working, things are going back to normal. the times suggests with family and friends, will not be allowed to hug as of may the 17th, the next stage of the road map. lots of things easing, but this is a big one. so, it's for everyone. ithink there is a note in here that you shouldn'tjust go and hug random strangers. don't become a serial hugger. i don't think that would be welcome for anyone. it's going to come on the back of quite encouraging statistics about how things are going. 0ne encouraging statistics about how things are going. one in 1000 people
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have covid, according to the us. i think in terms of the vaccines, they keep going up and up. according to the —— according to the uns. i think we're looking good and we can start hugging. there are eyes onjune the zist. hugging. there are eyes onjune the 21st. that's when all restrictions that have been in place should end, but so far, it's going well. time to start building your list of friends and families you want to give a quick hug to. and families you want to give a quick hug tw— and families you want to give a quick hug tu— and families you want to give a quick hug to. this is fascinating. we obviously — quick hug to. this is fascinating. we obviously know— quick hug to. this is fascinating. we obviously know why - quick hug to. this is fascinating. we obviously know why we - quick hug to. this is fascinating. | we obviously know why we enjoy hugging people. 0bviously, intimacy is one aspect in close personal relationships we have, but i was struck in the way a year ago, with a dutch sexologist telling me there was a recognised medical need which
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is called a skin hunger. if you don't have close physical contact with people, it's notjust that you feel less loved, but things like your digestion suffer. they don't know why, but it really is... is it something you've missed? do you think it's a bit too much contact from colleagues and friends, too much hugging and nudging into people and backslapping going on? well. and backslapping going on? well, i've been and backslapping going on? well, i've been very _ and backslapping going on? well, i've been very relieved _ and backslapping going on? well, i've been very relieved that - and backslapping going on? well, i've been very relieved that the cheek— i've been very relieved that the cheek kissing ended, and hopefully that will— cheek kissing ended, and hopefully that will never come back because it's that will never come back because ii'sjusi _ that will never come back because it's just too — that will never come back because it's just too complicated! how long of this_ it's just too complicated! how long of this go— it's just too complicated! how long of this go on for? it'sjust too complicated! how long of this go on for?— of this go on for? laughter i found of this go on for? laughter i found it _ of this go on for? laughter i found it very _ of this go on for? laughter i found it very difficult - of this go on for? laughter i found it very difficult when | of this go on for? laughter | i found it very difficult when on the chance i've managed to see family. — the chance i've managed to see family, and the periods we've been allowed _ family, and the periods we've been allowed to— family, and the periods we've been allowed to actually see people and then not _ allowed to actually see people and then not be allowed to hug them has been really— then not be allowed to hug them has
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been really difficult. obviously, we all feel— been really difficult. obviously, we all feel the same. been really difficult. obviously, we all feelthe same. it'sjust been really difficult. obviously, we all feel the same. it'sjust part of huntan— all feel the same. it'sjust part of human nature. this is so incredibly welcome — human nature. this is so incredibly welcome. jonathan van town, who's become _ welcome. jonathan van town, who's become very— welcome. jonathan van town, who's become very well known to the nation, — become very well known to the nation, he _ become very well known to the nation, he has urged people that although— nation, he has urged people that although we are on track, the data looks_ although we are on track, the data looks positive, may the 17th is when we are _ looks positive, may the 17th is when we are heading towards being invested —— jonathan van—tam. he saving _ invested —— jonathan van—tam. he saving hold — invested —— jonathan van—tam. he saying hold the line a little bit longer — saying hold the line a little bit longer because we don't want to do anything _ longer because we don't want to do anything to— longer because we don't want to do anything to throw us off course. so, hopefully— anything to throw us off course. so, hopefully not too long to go. but the oint hopefully not too long to go. elf the point you're making, sam, at the other end of this is you're right, it's been tough for us but it's hardly been toughest for on the front of the i. freedom after a year indoors. so good, such aood after a year indoors. so good, such good neva- —
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after a year indoors. so good, such good news. people _ after a year indoors. so good, such good news. people in _ after a year indoors. so good, such good news. people in care - after a year indoors. so good, such good news. people in care homes i after a year indoors. so good, such i good news. people in care homes that from tuesday, i will be able to venture — from tuesday, i will be able to venture out of the ground, they'll be able _ venture out of the ground, they'll be able to — venture out of the ground, they'll be able to go to parks or beaches or perhaps— be able to go to parks or beaches or perhaps most importantly, to the garden _ perhaps most importantly, to the garden of— perhaps most importantly, to the garden of a relative. and actually have _ garden of a relative. and actually have some — garden of a relative. and actually have some social time. now, there are still— have some social time. now, there are still the — have some social time. now, there are still the restrictions. they're very— are still the restrictions. they're very keen — are still the restrictions. they're very keen to make sure even though people _ very keen to make sure even though people have been fully vaccinated, there's— people have been fully vaccinated, there's a _ people have been fully vaccinated, there's a lot of restrictions still imposed — there's a lot of restrictions still imposed. you can't have group mixing, — imposed. you can't have group mixing, but one designated relative will be _ mixing, but one designated relative will be able to take their relative out for— will be able to take their relative out for the day, get some fresh air, see some _ out for the day, get some fresh air, see some sights, and that will be really— see some sights, and that will be really joyful. see some sights, and that will be really joyful-— really “oyful. even more “oyful for some really joyful. even more “oyful for some at the h really joyful. even more “oyful for some at the front h of the express. boris to reveal holiday list. yellow might bring it on. i think a lot of people are really standing
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by this and for the green light as it was to begin. l by this and for the green light as it was to begin.— it was to begin. i think it's in the next couple _ it was to begin. i think it's in the next couple of _ it was to begin. i think it's in the next couple of weeks _ it was to begin. i think it's in the next couple of weeks that - it was to begin. i think it's in the next couple of weeks that the i it was to begin. i think it's in the l next couple of weeks that the plan for international travel will finally be unveiled. amid concerns about the rigorous process of testing which going to be required to visit some destinations, potential quarantine on the return and from places like heathrow airport saying they are going to be queues and borderforce airport saying they are going to be queues and border force will have a bit of a nightmare when things ramp up bit of a nightmare when things ramp up again. i think there is an appetite among many people who are just waiting to click the button. 0n bookings for the summer. i think summer holidays are important. if anything, this last year has fuelled that appetite, that desire for relief and mental release from continual... is oppression too strong a word? the difficulty of the last year. that lack of freedom and
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not being able to see people, not being able to go where we want. i think this desire for holidays is going to build. i think news like this that holidays are on the way back and it looks like some of our favourite countries— greece, portugal, all of them — will be pretty protective. i think bookings will go up, we all know travel agents, airlines have been really struggling over the last year. i think again, it's one of those things that is because for slight concern because we hear lots about various international variants developing, and if that opening of borders that allows variants into the uk. those are one thing —— one thing that might challenge the success of the roll—out. so, i think there is why there is such caution with this traffic light system, with
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tests that might need to be done, quarantine that might need to be done as well. it's edging towards normality, but with some potentially quite expensive differences. fin normality, but with some potentially quite expensive differences.- quite expensive differences. on the exense quite expensive differences. on the expense question, _ quite expensive differences. on the expense question, we _ quite expensive differences. on the expense question, we were - quite expensive differences. on the expense question, we were talking | quite expensive differences. on the i expense question, we were talking on the bbc news channel to the sun's travel editor who was in canc n, which didn't fill me with sympathy for her, but she made the point that actually, part of the reason she had gone was because she wanted to see what it be like to get back into the uk. it's obviously not on red, it's an amber. she was making the point about how many tourism ministers from the different countries were there because they were desperate to get the message to british holiday—makers — "we are open, we want you there. " but they also need
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their money. want you there. " but they also need their money-— their money. that's true, and calum mentions greece _ their money. that's true, and calum mentions greece and _ their money. that's true, and calum mentions greece and portugal. - their money. that's true, and calum mentions greece and portugal. they have made _ mentions greece and portugal. they have made repeated over chores, they keep saying _ have made repeated over chores, they keep saying we will open our borders to brits _ keep saying we will open our borders to brits who want to come here on holiday _ to brits who want to come here on holiday the — to brits who want to come here on holiday. the repeatedly trying to make _ holiday. the repeatedly trying to make it — holiday. the repeatedly trying to make it clear that they will welcome british— make it clear that they will welcome british holiday— makers make it clear that they will welcome british holiday—makers this summer because _ british holiday—makers this summer because obviously, particularly for places— because obviously, particularly for places like greece and portugal, it's a _ places like greece and portugal, it's a huge — places like greece and portugal, it's a huge part of their economy. they're _ it's a huge part of their economy. they're really struggling at the moment— they're really struggling at the moment and they want us to come back, _ moment and they want us to come back, they— moment and they want us to come back, they want to welcome us back. ithink— back, they want to welcome us back. i think the _ back, they want to welcome us back. i think the thing is actually in terms — i think the thing is actually in terms of— i think the thing is actually in terms of when they will be green or amber— terms of when they will be green or amber countries. it's not clear yet whether— amber countries. it's not clear yet whether they will be on the green list initially, but certainly, by the summer, byjune, ithink list initially, but certainly, by the summer, byjune, i think the government's hopeful that manyjust government's hopeful that many just destinations government's hopeful that manyjust destinations will be on the green list. destinations will be on the green list but— destinations will be on the green list. but you have to have a good
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vaccination — list. but you have to have a good vaccination programme, you have to not have _ vaccination programme, you have to not have any— vaccination programme, you have to not have any variants. the government will be monitoring those things— government will be monitoring those things particularly. variants, vaccines— things particularly. variants, vaccines and covid level. we've got a similar story _ vaccines and covid level. we've got a similar story on _ vaccines and covid level. we've got a similar story on the _ vaccines and covid level. we've got a similar story on the front - vaccines and covid level. we've got a similar story on the front of- vaccines and covid level. we've got a similar story on the front of the i a similar story on the front of the telegraph. very straight headline. we've got a photograph of noel clarke. he issued another statement who's going to be taking a holiday from our screen, judging by the reaction of itv to the allegations made against him. i wanted to pick up made against him. i wanted to pick up a news in brief story at the bottom, which is about what boris johnson might do if nicola sturgeon wins the scottish parliament elections next week and decides to schedule a referendum on independence.—
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schedule a referendum on independence. schedule a referendum on indeendence. , ., , independence. so, this is a really interesting _ independence. so, this is a really interesting local _ independence. so, this is a really interesting local piece _ independence. so, this is a really interesting local piece on - independence. so, this is a really interesting local piece on the - independence. so, this is a reallyl interesting local piece on the front page of the telegraph. borisjohnson is prepared to take the snp to the supreme court to stop the party unilaterally holding the second independence referendum. there's lots of interesting about this. one is that nicola sturgeon is quite cautious about the timeline of a second independence referendum. and she's pretty consistently said she wanted it to be legal because otherwise, what's the point? i think that has been among the snp politicians and among the supporters. there's this feeling that she's not going fast enough, and that is where alex hammond has snuckin and that is where alex hammond has snuck in to say they're going to bang the drum from day one. it's not clear that they will have any sway whatsoever at the moment. after the election next week. what i think is interesting is while this is at this stage, this is rhetoric because it's
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very much speaking of hyperlink medical situations. the stakes of this, the disputes over a second independence referendum between parliaments at holyrood and westminster, which is shamelessly better in a way, has the potential to get even worse, even more bitter. it looks likely that the snp will win certainly most seats in the scottish parliament as of next week, whether it's majority. i think what is also concerning is even this week, the institute for physical studies highlighted a lack of credibility among the manifestos of the three biggest scottish political parties. the snp, scottish labour and scottish conservative. the last year has been challenging, but i think what is intriguing as well as the dispute, whoever wins has a lot
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of work to do besides concern about a second independence referendum. scotland's finance needs a real looking at, nhs needs are looking at, education needs looking at. it'll be interesting to see how priorities unfold.— it'll be interesting to see how priorities unfold. sam, there's a delicious irony _ priorities unfold. sam, there's a delicious irony of _ priorities unfold. sam, there's a delicious irony of boris - priorities unfold. sam, there's a delicious irony of boris johnson | delicious irony of borisjohnson going to spring courts. it's the court that slapped them down formally and announced his parliament was on the lawful and that parliament was not a dissolved as he had declared it to be. it was as he had declared it to be. it was a scottish nationalist mp —— scottish national mp, that was the driving force behind that. i'm sure borisjohnson will not be worried by that, but it's not a great thing for british prime minister �*s if he finds himself having to file it back on the judges of a political
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judgment. on the judges of a political judgment-— on the judges of a political judgment. on the judges of a political 'udument. �*, . ., ., judgment. there's always a danger with that kind — judgment. there's always a danger with that kind of— judgment. there's always a danger with that kind of move, _ judgment. there's always a danger with that kind of move, that - judgment. there's always a danger with that kind of move, that you i with that kind of move, that you actually — with that kind of move, that you actually heard the other party to martyrs — actually heard the other party to martyrs and bolster the cause. it can backfire. it's quite a dangerous move: _ can backfire. it's quite a dangerous move i_ can backfire. it's quite a dangerous move, i think. can backfire. it's quite a dangerous move, ithink. i can backfire. it's quite a dangerous move, i think. i think we had a pole , it was— move, i think. i think we had a pole , it was a _ move, i think. i think we had a pole , it was a pole — move, i think. i think we had a pole , it was a pole this week that put support— , it was a pole this week that put support for— , it was a pole this week that put support for independence at its lowest — support for independence at its lowest since the general election of 2019 _ lowest since the general election of 2019 it _ lowest since the general election of 2019. it showed that the snp was on course _ 2019. it showed that the snp was on course to— 2019. it showed that the snp was on course to lose two seats, and i think— course to lose two seats, and i think if— course to lose two seats, and i think if that's the idea scenario for the — think if that's the idea scenario for the borisjohnson, think if that's the idea scenario forthe borisjohnson, is waning support~ — forthe borisjohnson, is waning support~ |t— for the boris johnson, is waning su ort. ., , , support. it would be better if it were to hold _ support. it would be better if it were to hold an _ support. it would be better if it were to hold an ice _ support. it would be better if it were to hold an ice in - support. it would be better if it were to hold an ice in the - support. it would be better if it. were to hold an ice in the minority dependent on alba and alex hammond. that would be the dream for boris johnson —
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that would be the dream for boris johnson. but i think this isjust one poll. — johnson. but i think this isjust one poll, we don't know, but nicola sturgeon _ one poll, we don't know, but nicola sturgeon has had a torrid few months throughout— sturgeon has had a torrid few months throughout most of the pandemic actually— throughout most of the pandemic actually bolstering her reputation in scotland. it also didn't know a luy in scotland. it also didn't know a guy this — in scotland. it also didn't know a guy this year with alex salmond —— did a _ guy this year with alex salmond —— did a nose — guy this year with alex salmond —— did a nose dive. if you look at the record _ did a nose dive. if you look at the record on— did a nose dive. if you look at the record on education as calum mentioned, there are big questions for the _ mentioned, there are big questions for the snp to answer. i don't think it's quite _ for the snp to answer. i don't think it's quite on— for the snp to answer. i don't think it's quite on course to win this majority _ it's quite on course to win this majority it— it's quite on course to win this majority. it needs to dip on the second — majority. it needs to dip on the second referendum.— majority. it needs to dip on the second referendum. let's go to the mail. it's talking about one pole only and this is also one pole only, and we have to talk about trends with polls. no single pole ever tells us
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very much. whether or not this is something more serious for the prime minister to be worried about. this is a starvation _ minister to be worried about. try 3 is a starvation pole. —— a survey pole. the conservatives are 39%, which is a drop of four points, and labour are 38%, which is a drop of four points, and labourare 38%, again which is a drop of four points, and labour are 38%, again three points. this comes after days and weeks of questions around the renovation of boris johnson's flat. who questions around the renovation of borisjohnson's flat. who paid for what and when and how? was at all above boards? there are three separate investigations into that from the electoral commission, which once to look into this more detail. even in the last couple of days, borisjohnson even in the last couple of days, boris johnson described even in the last couple of days, borisjohnson described this whole saga as a farrago of nonsense, and potentially with the pole which is
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timely as it happened and assess the mood of the public in the relevant period, there was a lot to talk about whether this cutting through. in any money care about the suggestions of donations that perhaps weren't on bird, etc. this pole, which is one pole, suggests that this is cutting through. this is something that in the build up to next week local election is starting to resonate with people. it's something that is registering as something that is registering as something to evaluate. it is... that kind of leads more and more questions which are really interesting. they unpick this whole saga with amazing things like there's a whatsapp group that was discussing this. they've been
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raising questions about staffers, about how all of this was going about. it was a good deep dive into the build up to all of this. this poll puts it more into the real world. .. , poll puts it more into the real world. , ., , poll puts it more into the real world. , .,, .,, poll puts it more into the real world. , ., world. sam, brief last point as a olitical world. sam, brief last point as a political editor. _ world. sam, brief last point as a political editor. is _ world. sam, brief last point as a political editor. is this _ world. sam, brief last point as a political editor. is this the - world. sam, brief last point as a political editor. is this the kind i political editor. is this the kind of thing that will be worrying downing street?— of thing that will be worrying downing street? of thing that will be worrying downin: street? ~ , ., ., , downing street? well, yeah, nobody will itnore downing street? well, yeah, nobody will ignore this. _ downing street? well, yeah, nobody will ignore this. i— downing street? well, yeah, nobody will ignore this. i suppose _ downing street? well, yeah, nobody will ignore this. i suppose it - downing street? well, yeah, nobody will ignore this. i suppose it does - will ignore this. i suppose it does come _ will ignore this. i suppose it does come just— will ignore this. i suppose it does come just one day after another poll that puts _ come just one day after another poll that puts the conservatives on 44 to labour's _ that puts the conservatives on 44 to labour's 35 — that puts the conservatives on 44 to labour's 33. labour lost a point, and that— labour's 33. labour lost a point, and that was surveyed on tuesday and wednesday. so, it's very difficult to work— wednesday. so, it's very difficult to work out exactly the public mood 'ust to work out exactly the public mood just on— to work out exactly the public mood just on random polls. you do need that consistency of a series of
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polls — that consistency of a series of polls to — that consistency of a series of polls to see if there's a trend. we don't _ polls to see if there's a trend. we don't actually have very long to wait _ don't actually have very long to wait. we've got maybe six weeks. we've _ wait. we've got maybe six weeks. we've got— wait. we've got maybe six weeks. we've got elections... it's super thursday — we've got elections... it's super thursday. that will be the only poll that counts. thursday. that will be the only poll that counts-— that counts. sam, it's bank holiday everywhere — that counts. sam, it's bank holiday everywhere in _ that counts. sam, it's bank holiday everywhere in the _ that counts. sam, it's bank holiday everywhere in the uk. _ that counts. sam, it's bank holiday everywhere in the uk. it's - everywhere in the uk. it's definitely a bank holiday everywhere. are you going back home to doncaster? flu. 0h, shame! no to doncaster? no. oh, shame! no rest. it's made it to the front of the post today. rest. it's made it to the front of the post today-— rest. it's made it to the front of the post today.- lovelyl the post today. really? lovely photograph — the post today. really? lovely photograph there. _ the post today. really? lovely photograph there. that's - the post today. really? lovely - photograph there. that's georgina yates. you can take... she's got some maroon bean seeds apparently that you can take a long and exchange them for a variety of
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organics. calum, you and i have but one thing in common. we both overslept. laughter yes, yes, yes. this was the grammar of the west. l’m yes, yes, yes. this was the grammar of the west-— of the west. i'm going to spare your blushes and — of the west. i'm going to spare your blushes and let _ of the west. i'm going to spare your blushes and let you _ of the west. i'm going to spare your blushes and let you get _ of the west. i'm going to spare your blushes and let you get some - of the west. i'm going to spare your| blushes and let you get some sleep. sam and calum, thank you very much. thanks to ben who did my paper review on the morning the clocks change because i was in a hotel in central london and i slept through the night. whoops. good night. good evening. i'm lizzie greenwood—hughes here with your latest sports news. southampton edged closer to premier league safety with a hard fought home draw with
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third—placed leicester. after going down to ten men early in the first half when vesetergaard was sent off for a foul, it had looked an impossible task against a leicester side keen to cement their place in the top four. but southampton took the lead from a james ward prowse penalty given after an iheanacho handball. iheanacho reprieved himself by assisting leicester's equaliser which was nodded in byjonny evans midway through the second half, and it stayed 1—1. no fans allowed at that game, of course, but supporters will be able to attend the final two matches of premier league season. matchday 37 will now take place on the 18th and 19th of may, meaning clubs will be able to have one home game with fans. from the 17th may, outdoor sports venues are due to be allowed up to 10,000 fans or 25% capacity, whichever figure is lower. meanwhile, away fans could also be allowed back at those final two matches for the first time since the start of the pandemic. a four—day boycott of social media
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platforms started today by clubs, athletes and sporting bodies, in an attempt to tackle online abuse and discrimination. the premier league said all accounts will be silent until tuesday, with the aim to encourage companies to take a stronger stance against racist and sexist abuse on their platforms. the wsl are calling for stronger preventative and takedown measures. manchester united tweeted this earlier. "see online abuse, see red." another sporting body, the england and wales cricket board, saying simply 'enough'. and the england rugby union page on instagram calls for more to be done to stop online abuse and better accountability. managers across the premier league have been having their say on the boycott today, including tottenham's interim manager ryan mason, who says he was a victim of abuse on social media after he had to retire from football due to a head injury. i had to zone out from it, i took myself off of social media as a player, because i
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didn't want to see it. and, listen, even after i retired, i had messages about my injury, about certain things that you'll almost think, "oh, it's another message, just ignore it". but, like i say, these things shouldn't be acceptable. they aren't acceptable. but theyjust seem to be ok to happen. i think the platforms — they need to put things in place that holds people accountable for these kinds of things. several drivers in formula one are also taking part in the boycott, including world champion lewis hamilton, who's been a leading voice on anti—racism from within f1. it's the portuguese grand prix this weekend. in this race last october, hamilton took pole, claiming the fastest lap and went on to win. and he'll be hoping to repeat that this time after topping the timesheets in second practice ahead of red bull's max verstappen. now, less than a week after playing each other in the women's six nations final, england and france were playing each other again
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in a friendly this evening. but while england were leading 15—17, including two tries from wing abbie dow, the match had to be suspended due to floodlight failure. the players waited around for around 20 minutes until the match was eventually called off. the result stands, though, so england get the win and retain their world number one ranking. leicester tigers are through to the final of the european challenge cup after beating ulster 33—24 at welford road. england's george ford scored 18 points, while guy porter went over for this late try to seal leicester's place in the final at twickenham, which will take place in front of a crowd of 10,000 spectators. three games in rugby league's super league tonight, top of the table st helens beat bottom side leigh, whilst this try from jake trueman helped castleford to a comfortable win over salford and in the other game, the in form catalans won at strugglers wakefield.
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ineos grenadiers have relinquished their lead of the tour of romandie after stage four of the race in switzerland. a late breakaway by marc soler saw the spaniard take the stage victory and move into the overall lead. britain's geraint thomas finished in the chasing pack and is up to second place, but is 14 seconds adrift. a crash cost his ineos team mate rohan dennis the lead. a crash cost his ineos teammate rohan dennis the lead. the crucible theatre in sheffield is set to be at full capacity from sunday for the final of the world snooker championship. the tournament has been part of the government's pilot events for the safe return of spectators to venues. i think it's a monumental moment to see people's faces as well again. we ran this event behind closed doors last year and it's been really emotional to see people that have come here and actually seeing people that they met here two years ago for the first time in a long time.
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for them, it's been great but for our players and our sport as well. 0ur players train year after year, we cut a week and since they have been very young, for this one moment to walk down the steps of the crucible theatre in front of that live crowd and that is what they deserve and it has just been fantastic to see that happen. —— week after week. meanwhile, the semifinals are on going, with last year's finalist kyren wilson well ahead going into tomorrow morning's session. he leads shaun murphy by 10 frames to 6, with the first to reach 17 heading to the final. murphy with this shot at the end of their session to close the gap to four frames. meanwhile, you can follow all the action in the other semifinal between mark selby and stuart bingham on the bbc sport website. but that's all the sport for now. good evening.
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it has been exceptionally dry, especially overnight. record—breaking number of frost for many areas. through the weekend, that frost continues. it'll be a weekend of sunny spells and scattered showers. after the chilly start, subzero temperatures are lot of us. cloud bubbling up through the day. bringing hit and miss heavy showers of the afternoon. you may avoid them but almost anywhere could catch a passing shower. temperature is about seven to 13 degrees, some of the showers bringing hail and thunder later on. most of them should fade away overnight as we head into sunday. with light winds clear skies and cold air mass, it's going to be another frosty night. for some of us, a touch of frost first thing to sunday morning. a lot of sunshine, very similar to saturday. during the afternoon, the cloud will be billed, bringing that scattering of heavy showers. feeling
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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. finau is begin for the victims of the stampede in israel. at least 45 people died at a crowded jewish festival. several states in india report they're running out of vaccines. the us will now restrict travel from the country starting next week. the actor noel clarke says he's deeply sorry for some of his actions but vehemently denies sexual misconduct — or criminal behaviour. a four—day boycott of social media by sports bodies
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and stars in protest at online racist abuse.

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