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Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Ed Clancy retires; Giles Scott takes gold; Team GB row with Denmark

Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Ed Clancy retires; Giles Scott takes gold; Team GB row with Denmark

Follow Sportsmail's live Olympics blog, as we take you through the latest news and updates from Japan, with the Tokyo Games set to run through until August 8.

Travel chiefs demand Boris Johnson ditch traffic light system

Travel chiefs demand Boris Johnson ditch traffic light system

Travel chiefs today warned European hotels are rejecting holiday bookings from UK travellers for August because they fear they will just cancel.

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB win TWO sailing golds on spectacular day at Enoshima

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB win TWO sailing golds on spectacular day at Enoshima

JONATHAN MCEVOY AT ENOSHIMA: Team GB enjoyed a spectacular morning on the waters of Enoshima, dramatically sailing to two more gold medals and bringing their total to 13.

Covid-19: Postcode-searching tool breaks down deaths in all neighbourhoods in England and Wales

Covid-19: Postcode-searching tool breaks down deaths in all neighbourhoods in England and Wales

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures released today show Crabtree and Fir Vale in Sheffield had the most excess deaths during the first wave pandemic, recording 123 deaths.

Simone Biles secures bronze as she competes the balance beam

Simone Biles secures bronze as she competes the balance beam

American gymnast Simone Biles was all smiles as she landed her faultless double pike dismount after a sensational routine during the balance beam final - as she won a bronze medal.

Where's Wally now? Walrus quits UK after six weeks in the Isles of Scilly and heads for Ireland

Where's Wally now? Walrus quits UK after six weeks in the Isles of Scilly and heads for Ireland

Wally the Walrus has been on the Isles of Scilly since June and was popular with tourists despite often damaging boats in the harbour but he has now headed north and is in Irish waters.

Prince Harry gets a taste of real life in The Prince

Prince Harry gets a taste of real life in The Prince

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are depicted living in an Los Angeles apartment after quitting royal life in The Prince. The Duke of Sussex has to find a job at a coffee shop.

Size 10 woman can't fit into Primark size 14 jeans

Size 10 woman can't fit into Primark size 14 jeans

Chloe-Mae Anderson-Maguire, 21, from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, claims she usually wears a size 8- 10 in jeans but told TikTok she couldn't get a Primark size 14 over her bum.

Mask-free Sweden is close to ZERO daily Covid deaths

Mask-free Sweden is close to ZERO daily Covid deaths

In the last two weeks, Sweden has recorded an average of 0.6 Covid deaths per day, this compares with 74 fatalities in the UK and 329 deaths in US per day over the same period.

Belarus sprinter: Activist found 'murdered' in Kiev as she holes up in Polish embassy

Belarus sprinter: Activist found 'murdered' in Kiev as she holes up in Polish embassy

Vitaly Shishov, who ran the Belarusian House group in Ukraine's capital Kiev, was found hanged in a park near his house on Tuesday, having gone missing the day before while out for a jog.

Princess Charlene of Monaco says she's 'terribly frustrated' that she can't return to her children

Princess Charlene of Monaco says she's 'terribly frustrated' that she can't return to her children

The former Olympian, 43, 'can't wait' to return to her six-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella, but revealed she won't be back in Monaco 'until the end of October' when speaking with Radio 702.

Hundreds queued for Clarkson's Diddly Squat farm shop but fed-up council fears risk of accidents

Hundreds queued for Clarkson's Diddly Squat farm shop but fed-up council fears risk of accidents

Hundreds of Jeremy Clarkson fans again went to the outspoken TV star's farm shop this weekend - as councilors warned any further expansion could cause 'significant risk of accidents'.

Stanley Johnson calls for Boris to 'make Greece an easy destination again' amid amber list chaos

Stanley Johnson calls for Boris to 'make Greece an easy destination again' amid amber list chaos

Stanley Johnson, 80, plans to stay on the Pelion peninsula in Greece, which is listed as an amber country, with his wife at the beginning of September to manage his holiday home.

Finance trader who spent £3,500 at Marbella restaurant then complained about paying a tip is mocked

Finance trader who spent £3,500 at Marbella restaurant then complained about paying a tip is mocked

Enrique Moris complained his party of eight paid a £320 service charge but were approached by an angry waiter asking for a tip as they left the restaurant on Spain's Costa del Sol.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York releases her debut Mills & Boon novel

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York releases her debut Mills & Boon novel

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Ferguson's debut novel - Her Heart for a Compass - is a fictional account of the life of her great-great-aunt, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, set in the Victorian era.

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB settle for silver in women's team pursuit as Germany SMASH the world record

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB settle for silver in women's team pursuit as Germany SMASH the world record

Katie Archibald, Neah Evans, Laura Kenny and Josie Knight had no answer to the Germans, who broke their world record set earlier in the day to win the gold medal by more than six seconds.

As the Duchess publishes her first Mills & Boon, JAN MOIR braves the blizzard of clichés 

As the Duchess publishes her first Mills & Boon, JAN MOIR braves the blizzard of clichés 

Her Heart For A Compass (Mills & Boon) is a mighty doorstop of a book; a 540-page Victorian melodrama set over an 11-year period featuring the life and loves of one Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott.

Agony of Logan Williamson's mother when doctors said boy, five, could not be saved

Agony of Logan Williamson's mother when doctors said boy, five, could not be saved

Logan Williamson was discovered in the River Ogmore close to his home in the village of Sarn near Bridgend on Saturday, and South Wales Police officers have been questioning three people.

Instagram filters have made us forget what we look like, survey finds

Instagram filters have made us forget what we look like, survey finds

While beauty filters are hugely popular, a new survey by London-based cosmetics firm Uvence has warned that they have a negative impact on a third of social media users' self-esteem.

Beat the heat with our guide to the top wild swimming spots across the UK

Beat the heat with our guide to the top wild swimming spots across the UK

Get ready for the next heatwave with our guide to the best spots to take a dip across the UK - but always exercise caution and check that the water conditions are safe.

Fans blast 'cheating' Danish cycling team for causing crash that saw Team GB knocked out of Olympics

Fans blast 'cheating' Danish cycling team for causing crash that saw Team GB knocked out of Olympics

Danish rider Frederik Madsen ploughed into the back of Team GB 's Charlie Tanfield before screaming 'f*** them' at the British team - just hours after the Danes were accused of cheating.

Minister Gillian Keegan admits just 25% of her department's civil servants have returned to office

Minister Gillian Keegan admits just 25% of her department's civil servants have returned to office

Gillian Keegan estimated 20-25 per cent of those working at the Department for Education had ditched full-time working from home for a return to Whitehall.

Olympic champion Tom Daley seen knitting poolside AGAIN as he crafts Team GB jumper

Olympic champion Tom Daley seen knitting poolside AGAIN as he crafts Team GB jumper

Olympic champion Tom Daley was seen knitting poolside once again as he attended the Tokyo 2020 men's 3m springboard diving final on Tuesday.

Mother tells how husband, 36, became her wife when he transitioned to become a woman

Mother tells how husband, 36, became her wife when he transitioned to become a woman

Gabrielle Van Dyk, 35, from Ontario, Canada, has told how her husband Tea-Lynn became her wife when he transitioned to become a woman - adding that she is 'happier than ever.'

Dog owner warns of toxic plant Giant Hogweed danger after pet suffers anaphylactic shock

Dog owner warns of toxic plant Giant Hogweed danger after pet suffers anaphylactic shock

Owner Emma Ferrier, 24, from Prestonpans, East Lothian, is warning dog owners of the dangers of the toxic plant after her Cocker Spaniel was hurt after a suspected contact with the toxic plant.

Wuhan will test all residents after city sees its first infections for more than a year

Wuhan will test all residents after city sees its first infections for more than a year

Millions of Chinese people are already under brutal new lockdown orders after an outbreak of the Indian variant linked to airport workers in Nanjing spread across the country.

Furious shopper blasts M&S for selling Plain Jane pastry

Furious shopper blasts M&S for selling Plain Jane pastry

Jane Hudson, 52, from Waltham Abbey, Essex, took umbrage when she spotted the retail giant had called its vanilla flavoured yumnuts 'plain Jane' after she bought a pack of three.

Mercedes driver caught while three times the limit claims he is teetotal

Mercedes driver caught while three times the limit claims he is teetotal

John Staunton, from Rochdale, said he assumed the drink he had been given at a party was alcohol free - but several hours later police found him slumped over the wheel of his car.

VIDEO: Orangutan wears zoo visitor's sunglasses after they fell into her enclosure in Indonesia

VIDEO: Orangutan wears zoo visitor's sunglasses after they fell into her enclosure in Indonesia

Olita Tetsu was visiting the Taman Safari Park in Bogor, Indonesia when her sunglasses slipped from her head and fell into the orangutan enclosure where a large female ape picked them up.

Seven Brits named Tom have won Olympic medals -putting them 11th in medals table 

Seven Brits named Tom have won Olympic medals -putting them 11th in medals table 

Seven Toms including diver Daley, rower Barras and cyclist Pidcock have picked up enough medals to put their first name at eleventh place on the Tokyo Olympics medal table.

Sales of Aperol and Pimms are up by 148% at Waitrose

Sales of Aperol and Pimms are up by 148% at Waitrose

Sales of trendy Italian spirit Aperol, made by Italian group Campari, have shot up 148 per cent compared to the same month last year, while Pimms have also increased in sales by more than 100 per cent.

Duchess of York Her Heart for a Compass is branded a 'boring slog' with no sex

Duchess of York Her Heart for a Compass is branded a 'boring slog' with no sex

Any readers hoping Sarah Ferguson's Her Heart for a Compass is a heaving bodice-ripper will be left disappointed, according to British critics, who were left turned off by the 'interminable doorstopper'.

Surrey neighbours in £200,000 court battle over garden dispute with wasps and overhanging apple tree

Surrey neighbours in £200,000 court battle over garden dispute with wasps and overhanging apple tree

Warring neighbours, Barbara Pilcher and Antoinette Williams of Dunsfold, Surrey, are locked in a court battle over their adjacent rear gardens at their £600,000 Surrey cottages.

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB call for Denmark's men's team pursuit squad to be DISQUALIFIED

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB call for Denmark's men's team pursuit squad to be DISQUALIFIED

DAVID COVERDALE IN IZU: The Danes broke the Olympic record in qualifying on Monday while wearing shin tape and undervests which give them an aerodynamic advantage.

Daughter helps convict elderly father 46 years after he raped her mother at 13

Daughter helps convict elderly father 46 years after he raped her mother at 13

Carvel Bennett, 74, faces the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted by a jury in 90 minutes in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in UK legal history.

England could be 'over the edge' of the third wave of Covid, health commentators say

England could be 'over the edge' of the third wave of Covid, health commentators say

Britain's daily case figures fell to a five-week low yesterday. And Jamie Jenkins, of the Office for National Statistics, said England and Wales may now be 'over the hill now when it comes to deaths'.

Are YOU guilty of 'revenge bedtime procrastination'?

Are YOU guilty of 'revenge bedtime procrastination'?

The phrase is used to describe the impulse to keep yourself up in order to claim back 'me time' after a busy day, British psychologist and neurologist Dr Lynda Shaw explained to FEMAIL.

Gangs raid farms on E-SCOOTERS: 'Highly-organised' criminals stealing £10,000 GPS from tractors

Gangs raid farms on E-SCOOTERS: 'Highly-organised' criminals stealing £10,000 GPS from tractors

A new report from insurers NFU Mutual shows that claims for rural GPS thefts nearly double last year despite overall rural crime claims dropping by 20 per cent due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Tricky emoji quiz challenges players to name 14 popular songs inspired by driving

Tricky emoji quiz challenges players to name 14 popular songs inspired by driving

The challenge created by Manchester based company CarFinance 247, features 14 songs with driving as their key theme that have remained popular - all represented by emojis.

Covid UK: Greggs will open 100 new branches by end of 2021 with 500 jobs

Covid UK: Greggs will open 100 new branches by end of 2021 with 500 jobs

The Newcastle-based high street bakery, which has 2,115 stores, said the business had swung from a loss to a profit after restrictions were eased and they were given the green light to trade.

Business leaders say changes to Covid app are 'too little, too late'

Business leaders say changes to Covid app are 'too little, too late'

The changes to the app mean people will now be forced to isolate only if they have come into 'close contact' with an asymptomatic coronavirus case in the two days before they test positive.

Sarah Ferguson says she and her friend Princess Diana would've had a 'great time' as grandmothers

Sarah Ferguson says she and her friend Princess Diana would've had a 'great time' as grandmothers

In an interview with Bella magazine, Sarah Ferguson, 61, who lives at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, reflected on how she and her sister-in-law shared a love of 'putting a smile on children's faces.

Indiana University's vaccine mandate for students and employees is upheld by appeals court

Indiana University's vaccine mandate for students and employees is upheld by appeals court

A group of eight Indiana University students tried to block the vaccine requirement, saying it would violate their constitutional rights by forcing them to receive unwanted treatment.

Travellers are getting caught in huge lines at Heathrow as £372m computer system keeps crashing 

Travellers are getting caught in huge lines at Heathrow as £372m computer system keeps crashing 

The Home Office's £372million security database - known as Border Crossing - was rushed into use at the end of June when it was already more than three years overdue.

Covid lockdowns may have triggered a rise in short-sighted children

Covid lockdowns may have triggered a rise in short-sighted children

Scientists studied the eyes of 1,793 children in Hong Kong. Around 700 of the children were recruited to the study at the start of the pandemic, while the rest had already been monitored for three years.

Sid Owen details close bond with Al Pacino after starring alongside him in 1985 film Revolution

Sid Owen details close bond with Al Pacino after starring alongside him in 1985 film Revolution

Sid Owen has praised Hollywood A-lister Al Pacino for his care and support when he starred alongside him in 1985 film Revolution.

Factors to consider if you want to find a suitable site to build your own house

Factors to consider if you want to find a suitable site to build your own house

There are some areas that are better than others to consider if you're planning to build your own home, and we take a look at where those are.

Police probe shocking video of driver RAMMING car into A13 barriers at high speed

Police probe shocking video of driver RAMMING car into A13 barriers at high speed

EXCLUSIVE: Video shows a car full of men chasing another car down the A13 in Newham, London, before ramming the back of it and causing it to spin out in the middle of the busy road.

Office landlines will be extinct in six years, experts predict

Office landlines will be extinct in six years, experts predict

The office landline will likely become extinct in November 2028, new analysis predicts.

Men will dramatically outnumber women within decades due to 'cultural preferences' for boys

Men will dramatically outnumber women within decades due to 'cultural preferences' for boys

Researchers warned over one third of the world's population would be left with long-term sex imbalances as a result, with unknown social and economic impacts on affected countries.

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