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TRENDING SERENA WILLIAMS

Wimbledon is back on Monday after an enforced break last year due to coronaviru­s and the tennis champ, right, is hoping to add another grand slam title to the 23 she already has.

LIDL

The budget supermarke­t has announced plans to open 50 new stores in the next 12 months, creating 2,000 jobs.

RUNNING PLAYLISTS

Listening to music such as Eye of the Tiger while running can improve your performanc­e, a University of Edinburgh study has confirmed.

Runners who listened to a self-selected playlist after completing a demanding thinking task kept up the same pace as when they were not mentally tired.

ANTON DU BEKE

The profession­al dancer will join the Strictly Come Dancing panel as a full-time judge this year with Bruno Tonioli unable to take part due to uncertaint­y over internatio­nal travel restrictio­ns as a result of Covid-19. “It’s a dream come true,” said Anton who previously had a stint as a judge when he joined the panel for two weeks last year.

SCOTLAND

One title they didn’t want was to be the first home nation team to leave Euro 2020, but Scotland did just that after a 3-1 defeat by Croatia on Tuesday. The result means Scotland have never managed to make it to the knockout stages of the competitio­n.

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

A further 44 Halifax and Lloyd branches are to be axed before the end of the year. Bosses said they had seen “significan­tly fewer transactio­ns” at the branches over the last five years, as customers move to online banking.

YOU’LL ‘PROBLY’ WANT AN ‘EXPRESSO’

The top 10 most annoying mispronunc­iations have been revealed and they include ‘probly (instead of probably), ‘expresso’ (espresso) and ‘Artick (Arctic), according to researcher­s from insights agency Perspectus

Global.

BABY BOOM

The introducti­on of coronaviru­s lockdown restrictio­ns in March last year did not lead to a baby boom. Fertility rates in England and Wales for December 2020 and January 2021 were actually down by 8.1% and 10.2% respective­ly, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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 ??  ?? Scotland’s Andrew Robertson applauds the fans after their defeat at Hampden Park, Glasgow
Scotland’s Andrew Robertson applauds the fans after their defeat at Hampden Park, Glasgow
 ??  ?? Anton Du Beke steps off the dance floor and on to the Strictly judges panel
Anton Du Beke steps off the dance floor and on to the Strictly judges panel

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