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Coronavirus: RFU might minimize workforce by quarter after pandemic

By Chris Jones BBC rugby union correspondent England are due to play four matches at Twickenham in NovemberThe Rugby Football Union has announced plans to slash a quarter of its workforce in order to cope with a potential £100m financial hole.In
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Iran blasts: What’s behind mysterious ‘assaults’ at key websites?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The fire at Natanz is reported to have set back Iran's nuclear programme Just after midnight on 30 June, an email dropped into my inbox. It claimed to be from an unknown group calling itself the
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Accountancy giants informed to separate audit by 2024

Image copyright Getty Images The UK's biggest accountancy firms have been told to ring-fence their audit arms from their consultancy units by 2024 in a major shake-up of the sector.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has told the "Big Four" they must
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Final of Us 2 developer condemns demise threats and harassment

Image copyright SONY "Although we welcome critical discussion, we condemn any form of harassment or threats directed towards our team and cast."The words posted online by Naughty Dog, the development studio behind The Last of Us 2.The statement was written after
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Bianca Williams and associate Ricardo dos Santos stopped by Met Police

British sprinter Bianca Williams tells BBC Sport that she feels "hurt and scared" after she and her partner Ricardo dos Santos were stopped by police.They have accused the Metropolitan Police of racial profiling and acting violently towards them.Police say the vehicle
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Scotland’s prime gamers face over 40 video games earlier than finish of 2020 in packed schedule

Celtic's Callum McGregor has played the most minutes of any player in world football in 2019/20 so far, and has featured 183 for club and country since 2017/18With the Premiership fixtures announced, some players in Scotland face 40 games in the
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Reddit and LinkedIn to cease copying iPhone clipboards

Image copyright Getty Images Reddit and LinkedIn are changing their apps to prevent them from looking at the Apple iPhone clipboard.In a developer trial of the latest update to the phone's operating system, iOS 14, users are notified whenever an app
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Scotland’s arts group welcomes £97m fund

Image caption Ayr's Gaiety Theatre lost out on regular funding before coronavirus struck Scotland's arts community has welcomed a £97m support package intended to protect cultural venues from closure.It is a share of a £1.57bn fund from the UK government, which
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Coronavirus: Kate Garraway says husband Derek Draper has opened his eyes

Image copyright PA Media TV presenter Kate Garraway says her husband, who was put into an induced coma in March, is now able to open his eyes.Derek Draper, a former political aide, was taken to hospital in March after contracting coronavirus."I
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2020/07/06 11:00 GMT

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