Voters across Great Britain will head to the polls on May 6 on what has been dubbed “Super Thursday”.There is a bumper crop of elections this time, as many were postponed from last May because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Every adult in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to cast at least one vote, which is rare outside of a general election.We take a look at when all the results should be coming in.
A look at the facts behind the day's headlines asPrime Minister Boris Johnson escalated his dispute with the European Union by warning he will do whatever it takes to keep goods flowing from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
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The Royal British Legion will recreate the moment of its creation at an event at the Cenotaph. "Since that moment in May 1921, the Legion has been working tirelessly for the rights of the armed forces community in Britain," Royal British Legion spokesman Alex Owen said.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria arrive at their local polling station in north London to cast their votes in the 'Super Thursday' local elections.Ballots are being cast across Great Britain in the largest test of political opinion outside of a general election.Sir Keir is under pressure as the future of the Labour Party is among the issues at play.The Hartlepool parliamentary by-election will indicate what progress - if any - Labour has made in regaining votes in its former northern heartlands.Defeat would be a blow to Sir Keir and provide a rare by-election gain for a governing party.
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Gareth Bale insists Wales will be spurred on by partisan Turkish support at their second game of Euro 2020.Around 34,000 are expected at Baku’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, with Turkey able to count on the vast majority of support inside the arena.
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A gay man who waited 25 years to give blood drove for an hour to donate after a landmark rule change came into effect.New eligibility rules came into effect on Monday meaning donors in England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be asked if they are a man who has had sex with another man.Now, anyone who has had the same sexual partner for the past three months will be eligible to donate, meaning more gay and bisexual men will be able to donate blood, platelets and plasma while keeping blood just as safe, it added.Keith Bishop, 46, a lecturer at Newman University in Birmingham, made the long drive to end a 25-year wait to give blood on what he described as “quite a momentous” day.
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Scotland is “unlikely” to move to Level 0 from June 28, Nicola Sturgeon has said.Speaking in Holyrood, the First Minister did not rule out the further easing of restrictions but said the Scottish Government needed to “buy ourselves sufficient time” to allow the vaccination programme to continue its work.
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