British and Irish Lions vs All Blacks: New Zealand inflict punishing 30-15 defeat on tourists in first Test

New Zealand taught the British and Irish Lions a lesson in clinical finishing as they won the first encounter of their three-Test series 30-15, despite Warren Gatland’s men scoring one of the side’s all-time great tries. Codie Taylor’s early score suggested it would be business as usual for New Zealand but Sean O’Brien’s try, coming minutes before the break, offered hope the ...

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Brexit: Solution needed for Irish border 'now'

The director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said an urgent solution is needed to Irish border issues after Brexit. Carolyn Fairbairn spoke after meeting business representatives in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. She said: “Firms are making decisions now, they need to know now what sort of border solution is going to be found.” ...

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Police seek footballer over alleged knife threat

A non-league footballer who allegedly brandished a knife at an opposition fan is being sought by police. Hertfordshire Police said it was looking for Aidan Chaves in connection with “an incident of affray” in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. The game between Sawbridgeworth Town and Clapton FC on 25 March was abandoned. It followed reports a player appeared to get a knife out ...

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Lions well beaten in first All Blacks Test

New Zealand v British and Irish Lions New Zealand (13) 30 Tries: Taylor, Ioane 2 Cons: Barrett 3 Pens: Barrett 3 Lions (8) 15 Tries: O’Brien, Webb Con: Farrell Pen: Farrell New Zealand snuffed out the British and Irish Lions’ hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display to take what looks like an iron grip on the three-Test ...

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Camden flats: Fire cladding tests failed by 27 high-rise blocks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Twenty-seven high-rise blocks in 15 council areas have failed fire cladding safety tests, the government says. It comes after Camden Council said there was “absolutely nothing” it could have done to keep four London tower blocks open after fire safety concerns were raised. Residents of 650 flats in tower blocks on an estate ...

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Funerals of two mums who died in Manchester Arena terror attack held on same day

Mourners throw pink carnations as the funeral cortege of Manchester attack victim Lisa Lees (Picture: Getty Images) The funerals of two mothers who died in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack have been held on the same day, with hundreds of mourners showing up to pay their respects. Lisa Lees, 43, and Alison Howe, 45, were waiting for their daughters to ...

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Tiemou Bakayoko chose Chelsea over Manchester United because of Antonio Conte

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a fee with Monaco for Tiemou Bakayoko (Picture: Getty) Tiemou Bakayoko opted for a move to Chelsea over Manchester United because he wanted to work for Antonio Conte, according to L’Equipe. Wenger to focus on securing double deal as Mbappe hopes fade Monaco’s midfield powerhouse had been targeted by both Premier League giants following his exploits ...

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WATCH Weatherman gets blown away during live forecast

The Limmerick was blown away with his own report As the saying goes, never work with children, animals or Mother Nature. First pictures from Riverdale season 2 tease new ‘trouble’ cast members Irish channel TV3’s Deric Hartigan found that the latter and live TV do not mix, when his live broadcast of a weather forecast went hilariously wrong. The broadcast ...

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Big Brother’s Lotan and Chanelle’s massive row gets complaints about ‘bullying’

Lotan and Chanelle went head to head (Picture: Channel 4) It all kicked off on last night’s episode of Big Brother between Chanelle and Lotan, and it prompted a number of complaints from viewers. First pictures from Riverdale season 2 tease new ‘trouble’ cast members The housemates came to blows over a series of pranks that had gone too far. ...

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Pride Month: What being a semi-closeted gay man has taught me about the LGBT community

(Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) For those of you who don’t know, the month of June is recognised worldwide as Pride Month. This month is meant to be a celebration of the LGBT+ community and a recognition of what has been achieved, and what is yet to be achieved when it comes to LGBT+ human rights. Is Pride in ...

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