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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021

BBC Wales Sport March 30, 2020 at 12:24 pm

The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23 July, 2021 and finish 8 August, with the Paralympics following from 25 August to 5 September.

Retailers fight to keep warehouses open as virus crisis deepens

National News March 30, 2020 at 11:32 am

Retailers are fighting a rearguard action to keep their logistics operations functioning after Next pulled the plug on its distribution centres, citing employees’ concerns about the risk of contracting coronavirus.

Questions over COVID-19 testing as govt claims UK is ‘right at the top of the league’

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:52 am

A government minister has defended the UK’s coronavirus testing regime following growing calls for the country to hugely expand its programme.

Coronavirus is coming to The Archers in May

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:39 am

Coronavirus will be coming to the fictional world of The Archers, months after the pandemic reached the UK.

Rapper Bugzy Malone ‘lucky to be alive’ after quad bike crash

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:29 am

Rapper Bugzy Malone has said he is “lucky to be alive” after suffering serious injuries in a quad bike crash.

Surge of ‘smishing’ scams as criminals exploit coronavirus crisis

National News March 30, 2020 at 10:13 am

The banking industry has warned of a surge in so-called “smishing” scams as criminals try to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.

PM adviser Dominic Cummings self isolates after showing coronavirus symptoms

National News March 30, 2020 at 9:22 am

The prime minister’s adviser Dominic Cummings is in self isolation after showing coronavirus symptoms.

<a href=’https://news.sky.com/story/pictured-some-of-those-who-have-died-in-uk-after-contracting-coronavirus-11963683′>Pictured: UK patients who have died after contracting coronavirus</a>

National News March 30, 2020 at 8:58 am

Coronavirus: Benjamin Pritchard ‘grieving’ over Paralympic delay

BBC Wales Sport March 30, 2020 at 8:51 am

Covid-19 has delayed the Paralympics – and may have an impact on Ben Pritchard’s wedding – but the para-rower will refocus on Tokyo 2021.

Homeless man charged after NHS worker punched in face

National News March 30, 2020 at 8:32 am

A homeless man has been charged after an NHS worker was punched in the face and left with a fractured cheekbone in Salford.