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Poems not proms: England’s schools give leavers send-off in Covid times

Headteachers across the country have been forced to get inventive to recreate a sense of occasion

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Headteacher Ben Davis bowed to the inevitable this week and wrote to all of his year-11 pupils and their families to inform them that the school prom – the now-fashionable highlight at the end of secondary school – had been postponed.

The hotel that was to have hosted the event contacted the school to say that in the light of the prime minister’s announcement on Monday that final Covid restrictions were to remain in place for another month, the prom could sadly no longer go ahead.

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Scotland’s Covid travel ban extended to Manchester and Salford

Nicola Sturgeon prohibits non-essential travel as Delta variant spreads through north of England

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Nicola Sturgeon has imposed a travel ban between Scotland and Manchester and Salford as a result of rising Covid cases.

The restrictions, which will come into force from Monday, add to travel limits put in place last month as the Delta variant spread rapidly through the north of England.

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Lib Dems can topple Tory ‘blue wall’ in south of England, says leader

After Sarah Green’s Chesham and Amersham victory, Ed Davey says Conservative MPs will be worried

The Liberal Democrats have said they can topple the Conservatives’ “blue wall” in the south of England after storming to victory in the Chesham and Amersham byelection, taking a seat that had been solidly Tory for almost 50 years.

In a result that exceeded even the expectations of party activists, the Lib Dems’ Sarah Green overturned a 16,000 Conservative majority to take the seat by just over 8,000 votes, a swing of 25%.

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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! gameplay trailer

Publisher Serenity Forge and developer Team Salvato have released a new gameplay trailer for Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!. Here is an overview of the game, via its a href=”https://store.steampowered.com/app/1388880/Doki_Doki_Literature_Club_Plus/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Steam page: Enter the #1 Psychological Horror Experience! Welcome to a terrifying world of poetry and romance! Write poems for your crush and erase […]

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