Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from May 13.Football Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young heaped praise on their former Manchester United team-mate Antonio Valencia, who announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.
Plans have been announced for the construction of the biggest theatre in London for 45 years.The 1,575-seat, £100 million Olympia will form part of the redevelopment of the same name in Kensington, following a deal between theatre operator Trafalgar Entertainment and the site owners.Sir Howard Panter, impresario and Trafalgar co-founder, told the PA news agency the space would be “something of international stature as the UK emerges into the new era”.
A former Labour MP told a tribunal that he wanted to “clear” his name after being accused of sexually harassing a parliamentary worker.Mike Hill said he was “not guilty” of the allegations against him and that his decision to step down as Hartlepool’s MP in March was not linked to the claims.
The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to allow 1,000 spectators to attend the Irish Cup final, PA understands.Stormont ministers met on Thursday to discuss further relaxations to the coronavirus regulations.The Irish Cup final is to be a test event, and spectators attending Mourneview Park in Lurgan, Co Armagh on May 21 must undergo a Covid-19 test before attending and afterwards.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday will ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places, according to a person briefed on the announcement.The new guidance will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters, but could ease restrictions for reopening workplaces and schools.
When will face masks stop being compulsory in shops in England?Here's everything we know so far.Since the early stages of the pandemic, face masks have been mandatory in places like shops and public transport.Unless you are exempt, refusing to wear a covering in these settings could land you with a fine of up to £200.
Ministers met today to discuss further relaxations to the coronavirus regulations.The Irish Cup final is to be a test event and spectators attending Mourneview Park in Lurgan, Co Armagh, on May 21 must undergo a Covid-19 test before attending and afterwards.The Executive also committed to the reopening of the indoor hospitality industry on May 24, with mitigations in place.
The NSPCC says plans to defer criminal liability for senior managers at tech firms will mean children remain at risk.The Government has been urged to reconsider plans to hold back criminal sanctions for senior managers at social media firms for breaking proposed internet safety laws.The Online Safety Bill, published earlier this week, aims to give Ofcom the power to fine companies and block access to sites, but the power to make senior staff liable for rule breaches is being deferred for at least two years.
Ralph Hasenhuttl praised the contribution of Ryan Bertrand to Southampton after it was confirmed the full-back will leave the club at the end of the season.The 31-year-old, who has been at St Mary’s since the summer of 2014, will depart when his contract expires.
Artists will be able to undertake some touring in at least 17 of the 27 European Union member states without needing visas or work permits, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said.New post-Brexit UK travel rules came into force at the beginning of the year and do not guarantee visa-free travel for musicians in the EU.
Social media and other internet companies are much more likely to be kept in line by fear of multi-billion pound fines than they are by criminal sanctions, Oliver Dowden has claimed, contrary to warnings from internet safety organisations.The Culture Secretary told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) that while he had taken campaigners’ stances “very seriously” when creating forthcoming internet safety laws, he had not felt it necessary to include it in primary legislation.
has been grilled by MPs about his lobbying work for the now-collapsed financial firm Greensill Capital.Here are some of the key things thrown up by his evidence: – Mr Cameron was an accidental lobbyist.“I was not employed as a lobbyist – and lobbying the UK Government was never intended to be part of my role,” the former prime minister said.
Police have agreed to release men detained by immigration officers in Glasgow after protesters blocked their van from leaving.Hundreds of protesters stopped the vehicle from leaving Kenmure Street in Pollokshields, which was the scene of a tense clash between protesters and UK officials after a morning immigration raid.
Boris Johnson no longer has a county court judgment against him after Downing Street sought to strike out a claim for a £535 debt for alleged defamation.No 10 said the claim against the Prime Minister had been “totally without merit” and “vexatious” and lodged an application to have it struck out.
A teenager who died during a school trip to New York would have survived if she had received antibiotics in the days before her death, an inquest heard.Ana Uglow, 17, a student at Bristol Grammar School, collapsed in her hotel room and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai West hospital on December 19 2019.
One of London’s oldest shops is to shut its doors for a final time after it said it was unable to pay its rent following the impact of the pandemic.Arthur Beale on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End is to close after 150 years in the location.
Red list countries: what countries are on England's travel red list and what are its rules?The government recently confirmed that England would be adopting a traffic light system for foreign travel from May 17.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed that there will be 12 green list countries - including Gibraltar and Portugal - that won't require travellers to quarantine on their return.