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Bafta TV Awards 2020: Surprise wins as Stath Lets Flats beats Fleabag and Derry Girls for Scripted Comedy and The End of the F***ing World awarded Best Drama

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This year’s Bafta TV Awards were a strange, subdued affair thanks to social-distancing regulations – but there were some deserving and unexpected winners. Stath Lets Flats beat out tough competition in the form of Fleabag and Derry Girls to take home the Scripted Comedy award, while The End of the F***ing World won Best Drama Series.

The Best Mini-Series award, meanwhile, went to Chernobyl, and Glenda Jackson won Leading Actress for Elizabeth Is Missing.

The annual ceremony was broadcast on BBC One and was the first in its history to be held virtually.

Richard Ayoade hosted the event in a closed and socially distanced studio, with winners ac...

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Friday's transfer news: Man United poised to sign Raul Jimenez as Jadon Sancho agreement nears, Arsenal offered £9m Coutinho deal

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Follow the latest transfer updates live from the Premier League summer window as clubs look to strengthen throughout the summer ahead of the start of the new season. Manchester United look set to be one of the most active clubs of the window, with interest in Raul Jimenez, Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish giving fans plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks.

United are understood to be ready to launch a move for Wolves striker Jimenez, while The Independent understands that Borussia Dortmund are ready and willing to come down to £60m in negotiations for England star Sancho...

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Normal People co-stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones pose with tape measure at Bafta TV Awards

Normal People co-stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have shown their commitment to following social distancing guidelines while posing on the red carpet at the Bafta TV Awards.

On Friday, the pair, who are presenting during the mostly virtual ceremony, attended the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards held at Television Centre in London, where they kept their distance amid the coronavirus pandemic with the help of a tape measure.

For the award ceremony, which marked the co-stars first joint appearance since the release of BBC Three’s Normal People, Edgar-Jones opted for a black ankle-length Miu Miu gown with silver mesh embellishments.

The 22-year-old, who played Marianne in the TV adaption of Sally Rooney’s popular novel, paired the dress with black and silver Ji...

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Bafta TV Awards 2020 – live: Fleabag's Sean Clifford wins best female performance in a comedy

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This year’s Bafta TV Awards will see Fleabag, The Crown and Chernobyl battling it out for prizes.

The annual ceremony, which will be broadcast on BBC One tonight (31 July) at 7pm, will be the first in its history to be held virtually.

Richard Ayoade will host the event in a closed and socially distanced studio, with winners accepting their awards via video link.

In lieu of the red carpet, a special pre-show event will be live-streamed an hour before the actual ceremony begins.

Among those competing for awards include Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Elizabeth Is Missing’s Glenda Jackson for Leading Actress. Stephen Graham (The Virtues) and...

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Birmingham City appoint Aitor Karanka as manager on three-year contract

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Birmingham City have appointed Aitor Karanka as the club’s new manager, replacing Pep Clotet who departed earlier this month. The 46-year-old Spaniard has signed a three-year contract at St Andrew’s.

Karanka has previously managed fellow Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, leading the latter to the Premier League, but had been out of work since departing Forest 18 months ago.

Birmingham did not win a single league game from mid-February onwards, leading Clotet to depart at the start of July following a 3-1 defeat by Swansea City...

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union thank daughter Zaya for 'leading us on our journey' as parents to transgender child

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have praised their 13-year-old daughter Zaya “for leading us on our journey” and teaching them about the LGBT+ community while presenting an award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

On Thursday, while presenting Pose with the award for Outstanding Drama Series, the former basketball star said: “We stand as allies with the LGBTQ+ community as proud parents of a transgender child. Our daughter Zaya is leading us in our journey, and we’re doing all we can to give every one of our kids the ability to live their truth.

“I didn’t always understand how to do that, but I want to thank Zaya for teaching me, and GLAAD for elevating the images and messages that accelerate acceptance in every family,” the father-of-four continued.

This is not the first ti...

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Bafta TV Awards 2020 – live: Fleabag, The Crown and Chernobyl battling it out for prizes in first virtual ceremony

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This year’s Bafta TV Awards will see Fleabag, The Crown and Chernobyl battling it out for prizes.

The annual ceremony, which will be broadcast on BBC One tonight (31 July) at 7pm, will be the first in its history to be held virtually.

Richard Ayoade will host the event in a closed and socially distanced studio, with winners accepting their awards via video link.

In lieu of the red carpet, a special pre-show event will be live-streamed an hour before the actual ceremony begins.

Among those competing for awards include Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer and Elizabeth Is Missing’s Glenda Jackson for Leading Actress. Stephen Graham (The Virtues) and...

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard backs 'fantastic' Willian to deliver in FA Cup final

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Frank Lampard has backed fit-again Willian to produce another “fantastic” Chelsea performance in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal, even though his Stamford Bridge future remains unresolved.

Brazil winger Willian has shaken off an ankle complaint to be fit for Saturday’s cup showpiece contest at Wembley against the Gunners.

The 31-year-old signed a short-term contract extension to cover a season elongated by the coronavirus shutdown, but that expires after Chelsea’s Champions League exploits.

Arsenal are understood to be one of the clubs monitoring Willian’s situation, while Chelsea have previously offered the long-serving Stam...

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Winter is coming: How worried should we be about coronavirus?

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Between 5 March, when the UK had its first coronavirus-related death, and 31 July, the nation reached an official death toll of 45,999. This is much higher than estimates given in March by both an Imperial College study, which predicted 5,700 deaths, and by health chief Stephen Powis who said keeping the deaths below 20,000 would be a “good result”.

Despite the high numbers lockdown restrictions have gradually been eased. But on Friday, Boris Johnson warned that infection rates across England are slowly beginning to creep up...

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Sir Alan Parker death: Celebrated director of 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Evita' dies aged 76

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Sir Alan Parker, the celebrated director of films such as Bugsy Malone, Evita, and Midnight Express, has died at the age of 76.

The filmmaker died on Friday in London after a long illness, according to a statement from his family.

Parker was one of Britain’s most successful directors.

His diverse body of work also includes Fame, Mississippi Burning, The Commitments and Angela’s Ashes.

Together, his movies won 10 Academy Awards at 19 British Academy Film Awards.

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