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GP data sharing: What is it and can I opt out?

[ad_1] By Chris VallanceBBC News image copyrightGetty Images A new system is planned this year to gather patient data held by GP surgeries in England, and feed it into a central NHS database. The scheme was due to start in July, but it was recently delayed until September, over concerns …

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When and where can I ride an e-scooter legally?

[ad_1] image copyrightGetty Images London is the latest UK city to trial e-scooters – which the government hopes will be a more environmentally-friendly way to travel. More than 30 areas – including Newcastle, Bristol and Bournemouth – are already operating rental schemes. The Covid pandemic brought the trials forward, because …

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Marcus Rashford: Manchester United striker highlights racial abuse after Europa League loss

[ad_1] Marcus Rashford highlighted the racial abuse he had received in the hours after Manchester United’s loss to Villarreal Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said he received “at least 70 racial slurs” on social media following Wednesday’s Europa League final loss to Villarreal. United later tweeted to say their players …

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Social media boycott: Football clubs, players & sporting bodies begin protest

[ad_1] English football and cricket clubs and institutions will boycott Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for four days Football clubs, players, athletes and a number of sporting bodies have begun a four-day boycott of social media in an attempt to tackle abuse and discrimination on their platforms. It began at 15:00 …

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Social media boycott: Premiership Rugby & English cricket joins football in move to tackle abuse

[ad_1] English football and cricket clubs and institutions will boycott Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for four days Rugby union and cricket will join football’s social media boycott to tackle abuse and discrimination. Premiership Rugby, clubs and the Rugby Players’ Association will be involved. The England and Wales Cricket Board, first-class …

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Kick It Out would back Premier League-wide boycott of social media

[ad_1] Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is one of a number of players to have been racially abused on social media Anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out says it would back a Premier League-wide boycott of social media in protest at online racist abuse. Swansea, Birmingham and Scottish champions Rangers are boycotting …

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The English cricketer turned elite Madden gamer

[ad_1] Liam O’Brien is ranked number one in the UK on the Madden NFL computer game “It’s bonkers, isn’t it?” laughs Liam O’Brien. “The Americans probably think I’m some bloke who’s played the game all his life. Imagine if they knew they were getting beaten by a skinny cricketer from …

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'Delete abusers' accounts but educate them' – former Wales striker Rob Earnshaw

[ad_1] Players such as Ben Cabango and Rabbi Matondo should be able to enjoy social media without fear of abuse Social media companies must delete the accounts of users who abuse other people online, says Rob Earnshaw. But the former Wales striker said this must also go hand in hand …

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'I play digital music through my 1949 radio'

[ad_1] By Alex CockeramBBC News image copyrightRob Seawardimage captionRob says the original valves on his Murphy A146 still work today When we think of technology our imagination usually takes us to images of the future. But for some, technology links us to the past – whether for nostalgia or for …

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Facebook blocks Australian users from viewing or sharing news

[ad_1] image copyrightReutersimage captionFacebook said it was making the change “with a heavy heart” Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, causing much alarm over public access to key information. Australians woke up on Thursday to find the Facebook pages of all local …

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