Infection rates rise across most of UK - but 'possible signs' of slowing in England

Credit: Sky News- Published on July 30, 2021
Infection rates have continued to rise across England, Wales and Northern Ireland - but dropped in Scotland, according to the latest estimates.

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The military could be called in to help Scotland's ambulance service which is facing "acute pressure", Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
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A breeding programme could see Britain's rarest mammal released into the wild to create the first population outside Scotland in more than 200 years.
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Scotland lose their opening Rugby World Cup qualifier 38-13 to Italy in Parma.
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Northern Ireland

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Two men have been charged with the murder of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead in Derry in April 2019.
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Northern Ireland has pleaded for the military to help hospital services that are "under pressure as never before" in the COVID crisis.
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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received a request to send up to 100 armed forces medics to Northern Ireland to support two hospitals in need of help to deal..
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Four people have been arrested by police in Northern Ireland investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.
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Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough expresses pride at the performance of his Northern Ireland team in the World Cup qualifier with Switzerland which ended..
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Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom
Non-urgent blood testing in England and Wales is set to fully resume next month after it was scaled back due to a lack of vials.
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Anti-monarchy billboards that say "Wales doesn't need a prince" have sparked fury for not being "reflective of public opinion".
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After releasing his autobiography, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says he is not quite ready to finish the final chapter of his illustrious playing career.
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The coronavirus infection rate has risen to the highest level ever recorded in Scotland - and the highest in Wales since Christmas.
1 week ago • Sky News
With Wales halfway through their World Cup qualifying campaign, BBC Sport Wales examines their various routes to Qatar.
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