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January 24, 2021

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Root hits superb 186 for England in Galle

BBC
Joe Root has overtaken Geoffrey Boycott, Kevin Pietersen and David Gower in the list of England’s leading Test run-scorers during this innings Second Test, Galle (day three of five) Sri Lanka 381 (139.3 overs): Mathews 110, Dickwella 92; Anderson 6-40 England 339-9: Root 186, Buttler 55; Embuldeniya 7-132 England trail......

Hussain questions England decision to rest Bairstow for Chennai tests

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Former captain Nasser Hussain has questioned England’s decision to rest Jonny Bairstow for the first two tests against India next month, saying the batsman’s spin proficiency was particularly needed at the start of the “iconic series”. Cricket – England Nets – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain –......

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. FILE PHOTO: People queue outside a COVID-19 vaccination center, at STEAM Museum, amid......

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. FILE PHOTO: People queue outside a COVID-19 vaccination center, at STEAM Museum, amid......

UPDATE 1-Bank of England’s Bailey expects ‘pronounced recovery’ for economy

Reuters
(Combines stories, adds background) LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday he expected a “pronounced recovery” in Britain’s economy as the country moves ahead with vaccinating its population against COVID-19. “I really do think that we are going to see a pronounced recovery......

Covid: Close courts in England and Wales or face strikes, union warns

BBC
President David Greene said closing courts appeared to conflict with “the imperative to mitigate” the growing backlog of cases, but argued there was “almost certain to be a significant loss of capacity due to court closures following outbreaks of coronavirus, and due to staff, lawyers, judiciary and parties falling sick”.......

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