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Surface of Venus is moving like pack ice on a lake, research suggests

Surface of Venus is moving like pack ice on a lake, research suggests

Surface of Venus is moving like pack ice on a lake, research suggests

21 June 2021

Scientists say the finding gives an insight into what geological activity might have been like on a much younger Earth.


Controversial curbs on demonstrations ‘could breach human right to protest’

Controversial curbs on demonstrations ‘could breach human right to protest’

Controversial curbs on demonstrations ‘could breach human right to protest’

21 June 2021

Demonstrations have been held in cities around England in response to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.


Clear instructions over bodies left in bushes, forensics expert tells court

Clear instructions over bodies left in bushes, forensics expert tells court

Clear instructions over bodies left in bushes, forensics expert tells court

21 June 2021

The bodies were left in situ overnight so specialist scientists could examine the scene further for possible hairs and fibres the next day.


Wales to speed up second vaccine doses in race against Delta variant

Wales to speed up second vaccine doses in race against Delta variant

Wales to speed up second vaccine doses in race against Delta variant

21 June 2021

Health minister Eluned Morgan said ‘we want to do more and we want to do it faster’.


Vaccine IT system crashes forcing clinicians to log jabs using pen and paper

Vaccine IT system crashes forcing clinicians to log jabs using pen and paper

Vaccine IT system crashes forcing clinicians to log jabs using pen and paper

21 June 2021

The system is thought to have gone down across England around 1.30pm.


Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

21 June 2021

Here is Monday’s update of Covid-19 case rates for every local authority area in England.The figures, for the seven days to June 17, are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.Data for the most recent four days (June 18-21) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.Of the 315 local areas in England, 267 (85%) have seen a rise in rates, 44 (14%) have seen a fall and four are unchanged.Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire continues to have the highest rate, with 796 new cases in the seven days to June 17 – the equivalent of 531.7 cases per 100,000 people.This is down from 600.6 in the seven days to June 10.Hyndburn in Lancashire has the second highest rate, up from 409.7 to 480.0, with 389 new cases.Ribble Valley, also in Lancashire, has the third highest, down from 458.2 to 418.8, with 255 new cases.The five areas with the biggest week-on-week rises are:Newcastle upon Tyne (up from 116.6 to 236.4)County Durham (66.6 to 182.6)Harborough (37.3 to 142.8)Blackpool (180.7 to 284.0)North Tyneside (123.1 to 224.1)The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on June 21 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.Here is the list in full.From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to June 17; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to June 17; rate of new cases in the seven days to June 10; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to June 10.Blackburn with Darwen, 531.7, (796), 600.6, (899)Hyndburn, 480.0, (389), 409.7, (332)Ribble Valley, 418.8, (255), 458.2, (279)Burnley, 404.9, (360), 367.7, (327)Manchester, 360.7, (1994), 301.9, (1669)Salford, 340.0, (880), 312.9, (810)Bury, 335.1, (640), 262.3, (501)Rossendale, 334.3, (239), 373.5, (267)Pendle, 327.9, (302), 306.1, (282)South Ribble, 317.7, (352), 315.0, (349)Chorley, 317.2, (375), 232.6, (275)Preston, 317.2, (454), 275.3, (394)Wigan, 297.6, (978), 230.0, (756)Blackpool, 284.0, (396), 180.7, (252)Bolton, 250.4, (720), 310.2, (892)Trafford, 239.7, (569), 198.0, (470)Newcastle upon Tyne, 236.4, (716), 116.6, (353)Rochdale, 231.6, (515), 210.4, (468)North Tyneside, 224.1, (466), 123.1, (256)Oldham, 221.8, (526), 173.3, (411)Leeds, 210.4, (1669), 138.9, (1102)Tameside, 210.2, (476), 162.5, (368)Liverpool, 200.4, (998), 111.4, (555)Stockport, 198.3, (582), 233.1, (684)Warrington, 189.0, (397), 133.8, (281)County Durham, 182.6, (968), 66.6, (353)Sefton, 177.6, (491), 104.9, (290)Bristol, 156.0, (723), 79.2, (367)Calderdale, 152.8, (323), 120.1, (254)Wyre, 152.6, (171), 86.5, (97)Cheshire West and Chester, 151.9, (521), 111.3, (382)Rushcliffe, 151.0, (180), 80.5, (96)Fylde, 147.3, (119), 136.2, (110)Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, 144.5, (826), 44.6, (255)Knowsley, 143.8, (217), 75.6, (114)Harborough, 142.8, (134), 37.3, (35)North East Lincolnshire, 142.3, (227), 75.2, (120)Cheltenham, 141.9, (165), 73.1, (85)West Lancashire, 141.7, (162), 77.0, (88)Gloucester, 139.4, (180), 75.9, (98)Halton, 139.1, (180), 63.4, (82)Bradford, 137.5, (742), 131.5, (710)Selby, 136.8, (124), 69.5, (63)Lambeth, 135.9, (443), 114.1, (372)Wirral, 133.9, (434), 69.1, (224)Northumberland, 133.4, (430), 98.6, (318)Reading, 132.3, (214), 94.0, (152)Cheshire East, 131.5, (505), 134.1, (515)Gateshead, 128.2, (259), 62.9, (127)Birmingham, 124.8, (1425), 86.3, (985)South Tyneside, 124.5, (188), 70.2, (106)St. Helens, 121.8, (220), 57.6, (104)Sunderland, 121.7, (338), 61.2, (170)Wandsworth, 121.3, (400), 114.7, (378)Tewkesbury, 120.0, (114), 64.2, (61)Bedford, 119.5, (207), 153.5, (266)Darlington, 118.9, (127), 27.2, (29)Southampton, 116.4, (294), 44.7, (113)Leicester, 116.3, (412), 126.8, (449)Southwark, 116.0, (370), 87.2, (278)Tower Hamlets, 115.8, (376), 101.0, (328)Hammersmith and Fulham, 115.0, (213), 101.0, (187)Nuneaton and Bedworth, 113.2, (147), 89.3, (116)Nottingham, 112.0, (373), 77.5, (258)Craven, 112.0, (64), 70.0, (40)Eden, 110.8, (59), 63.8, (34)Brighton and Hove, 110.7, (322), 63.9, (186)Merton, 109.4, (226), 65.8, (136)Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, 109.0, (431), 48.1, (190)Islington, 106.8, (259), 84.5, (205)Kirklees, 106.4, (468), 126.7, (557)Bath and North East Somerset, 105.5, (204), 45.0, (87)Solihull, 105.4, (228), 62.4, (135)Camden, 103.7, (280), 78.9, (213)York, 102.6, (216), 55.6, (117)Barrow-in-Furness, 101.4, (68), 44.7, (30)Kensington and Chelsea, 101.2, (158), 88.4, (138)Exeter, 100.5, (132), 37.3, (49)Newcastle-under-Lyme, 100.4, (130), 45.6, (59)Blaby, 99.5, (101), 63.0, (64)High Peak, 98.2, (91), 87.4, (81)Westminster, 98.0, (256), 92.2, (241)Lancaster, 97.9, (143), 78.1, (114)Ealing, 95.4, (326), 71.1, (243)South Lakeland, 95.2, (100), 35.2, (37)Richmondshire, 93.1, (50), 33.5, (18)Welwyn Hatfield, 92.7, (114), 34.9, (43)Luton, 92.5, (197), 117.8, (251)Warwick, 89.7, (129), 26.4, (38)Hackney and City of London, 89.4, (260), 79.1, (230)South Gloucestershire, 87.0, (248), 52.6, (150)Epsom and Ewell, 86.8, (70), 64.5, (52)Wakefield, 86.7, (302), 86.1, (300)Portsmouth, 85.2, (183), 31.6, (68)Stoke-on-Trent, 85.0, (218), 49.5, (127)Broxtowe, 82.4, (94), 43.8, (50)Hounslow, 82.1, (223), 72.9, (198)East Hertfordshire, 81.5, (122), 50.1, (75)Oadby and Wigston, 80.7, (46), 70.2, (40)Bracknell Forest, 80.0, (98), 80.8, (99)Gedling, 79.7, (94), 50.9, (60)South Bucks, 78.5, (55), 55.7, (39)Brent, 78.2, (258), 72.8, (240)Telford and Wrekin, 77.8, (140), 55.0, (99)Hinckley and Bosworth, 77.8, (88), 55.7, (63)North Somerset, 77.2, (166), 38.1, (82)Richmond upon Thames, 76.8, (152), 52.0, (103)Lewisham, 75.2, (230), 57.2, (175)Waltham Forest, 74.4, (206), 66.4, (184)Kingston upon Thames, 73.8, (131), 72.1, (128)Watford, 73.5, (71), 65.2, (63)Milton Keynes, 73.1, (197), 61.6, (166)Barnsley, 72.9, (180), 64.4, (159)Harrogate, 72.7, (117), 51.6, (83)Runnymede, 72.7, (65), 38.0, (34)Wokingham, 72.5, (124), 85.9, (147)Boston, 71.3, (50), 32.8, (23)Staffordshire Moorlands, 70.1, (69), 82.3, (81)Three Rivers, 69.7, (65), 49.3, (46)Colchester, 69.3, (135), 33.4, (65)Stroud, 69.2, (83), 31.7, (38)South Oxfordshire, 69.0, (98), 45.1, (64)Charnwood, 68.3, (127), 87.7, (163)Oxford, 68.2, (104), 63.6, (97)Newham, 68.0, (240), 49.3, (174)Test Valley, 67.4, (85), 38.0, (48)Haringey, 67.4, (181), 72.6, (195)Doncaster, 67.0, (209), 44.2, (138)Wycombe, 67.0, (117), 56.1, (98)Croydon, 66.7, (258), 73.7, (285)Hartlepool, 66.2, (62), 44.8, (42)Bromsgrove, 66.1, (66), 47.1, (47)Hillingdon, 65.8, (202), 59.0, (181)Mole Valley, 65.3, (57), 45.8, (40)Adur, 65.3, (42), 15.6, (10)Chichester, 65.2, (79), 35.5, (43)Barnet, 64.7, (256), 40.2, (159)Woking, 64.5, (65), 82.3, (83)Slough, 64.2, (96), 86.3, (129)Hertsmere, 63.9, (67), 33.4, (35)Surrey Heath, 63.8, (57), 80.6, (72)Elmbridge, 63.6, (87), 63.6, (87)Greenwich, 63.2, (182), 54.5, (157)Mid Sussex, 62.9, (95), 51.6, (78)Sheffield, 62.8, (367), 40.2, (235)Bromley, 62.6, (208), 48.7, (162)St Albans, 62.0, (92), 33.0, (49)Stockton-on-Tees, 61.8, (122), 35.0, (69)Swindon, 61.7, (137), 26.6, (59)Rushmoor, 61.3, (58), 53.9, (51)Coventry, 61.1, (227), 51.9, (193)Middlesbrough, 61.0, (86), 41.1, (58)Cambridge, 60.9, (76), 29.6, (37)Melton, 60.5, (31), 39.1, (20)Central Bedfordshire, 60.3, (174), 65.5, (189)Ashfield, 60.2, (77), 30.5, (39)Rugby, 59.7, (65), 41.3, (45)Mid Devon, 59.5, (49), 21.9, (18)Maidstone, 59.4, (102), 27.9, (48)West Berkshire, 58.7, (93), 27.1, (43)Torridge, 58.6, (40), 7.3, (5)Basingstoke and Deane, 58.3, (103), 46.4, (82)Sutton, 58.2, (120), 46.0, (95)Spelthorne, 58.1, (58), 73.1, (73)Cotswold, 57.9, (52), 20.0, (18)Dartford, 57.7, (65), 44.4, (50)Guildford, 57.7, (86), 40.9, (61)Lincoln, 57.4, (57), 20.1, (20)Chiltern, 57.3, (55), 42.7, (41)Stratford-on-Avon, 56.9, (74), 28.4, (37)Rotherham, 56.1, (149), 30.9, (82)Forest of Dean, 55.3, (48), 28.8, (25)Allerdale, 55.2, (54), 23.5, (23)Erewash, 54.6, (63), 32.1, (37)Reigate and Banstead, 54.5, (81), 85.4, (127)Lichfield, 54.4, (57), 30.5, (32)Crawley, 54.3, (61), 44.5, (50)Gravesham, 54.2, (58), 49.6, (53)Sandwell, 54.2, (178), 44.1, (145)Ryedale, 54.2, (30), 18.1, (10)North West Leicestershire, 54.0, (56), 22.2, (23)Harlow, 54.0, (47), 19.5, (17)East Northamptonshire, 54.0, (51), 29.6, (28)Epping Forest, 53.9, (71), 25.8, (34)Northampton, 53.4, (120), 59.7, (134)North Hertfordshire, 53.2, (71), 33.7, (45)Waverley, 53.0, (67), 17.4, (22)Redbridge, 52.7, (161), 43.6, (133)Rutland, 52.6, (21), 12.5, (5)Harrow, 52.6, (132), 31.9, (80)Hart, 52.5, (51), 62.8, (61)Carlisle, 52.4, (57), 27.6, (30)Broxbourne, 52.4, (51), 19.5, (19)Sevenoaks, 52.2, (63), 38.1, (46)Aylesbury Vale, 51.6, (103), 41.1, (82)Vale of White Horse, 51.5, (70), 23.5, (32)South Northamptonshire, 50.8, (48), 54.0, (51)South Staffordshire, 50.7, (57), 32.0, (36)Cannock Chase, 50.6, (51), 37.7, (38)West Oxfordshire, 50.6, (56), 31.6, (35)Wolverhampton, 49.0, (129), 43.3, (114)Redcar and Cleveland, 48.9, (67), 25.5, (35)Wiltshire, 48.2, (241), 30.8, (154)Tonbridge and Malling, 47.7, (63), 34.1, (45)Canterbury, 47.2, (78), 39.3, (65)Havering, 47.0, (122), 30.4, (79)Tamworth, 46.9, (36), 40.4, (31)Dorset, 46.8, (177), 23.0, (87)Enfield, 46.7, (156), 38.3, (128)Bexley, 46.7, (116), 34.6, (86)Plymouth, 46.5, (122), 32.0, (84)Windsor and Maidenhead, 46.2, (70), 35.7, (54)Fenland, 46.1, (47), 25.5, (26)Somerset West and Taunton, 45.8, (71), 12.9, (20)Dudley, 45.1, (145), 43.8, (141)Newark and Sherwood, 44.9, (55), 25.3, (31)Medway, 43.8, (122), 43.8, (122)Bolsover, 43.4, (35), 14.9, (12)Walsall, 43.1, (123), 52.5, (150)Dacorum, 42.6, (66), 39.4, (61)Cherwell, 42.5, (64), 39.2, (59)Sedgemoor, 42.2, (52), 26.8, (33)East Riding of Yorkshire, 42.2, (144), 29.3, (100)Herefordshire, 41.5, (80), 31.6, (61)North Warwickshire, 41.4, (27), 30.6, (20)Thurrock, 41.3, (72), 24.1, (42)Tunbridge Wells, 41.3, (49), 27.0, (32)East Staffordshire, 40.1, (48), 19.2, (23)Worthing, 39.8, (44), 28.0, (31)Daventry, 39.6, (34), 54.7, (47)Arun, 39.2, (63), 18.7, (30)Bassetlaw, 39.2, (46), 12.8, (15)Barking and Dagenham, 39.0, (83), 33.3, (71)Derbyshire Dales, 38.7, (28), 35.9, (26)South Kesteven, 38.6, (55), 30.2, (43)South Cambridgeshire, 38.3, (61), 32.7, (52)Southend-on-Sea, 38.2, (70), 39.9, (73)Chesterfield, 38.1, (40), 13.3, (14)Brentwood, 37.7, (29), 33.8, (26)Wellingborough, 37.6, (30), 38.9, (31)Amber Valley, 37.5, (48), 14.8, (19)Eastleigh, 37.4, (50), 20.2, (27)Derby, 37.3, (96), 15.5, (40)Peterborough, 37.1, (75), 23.7, (48)East Lindsey, 36.7, (52), 26.8, (38)Rochford, 36.6, (32), 17.2, (15)West Lindsey, 36.6, (35), 25.1, (24)Tandridge, 36.3, (32), 42.0, (37)Hambleton, 36.0, (33), 29.5, (27)Corby, 36.0, (26), 23.5, (17)Shropshire, 35.3, (114), 25.4, (82)Winchester, 35.2, (44), 20.8, (26)Uttlesford, 35.1, (32), 25.2, (23)Hastings, 34.5, (32), 11.9, (11)New Forest, 34.4, (62), 18.3, (33)East Hampshire, 34.3, (42), 27.8, (34)Malvern Hills, 34.3, (27), 6.4, (5)North Devon, 34.0, (33), 15.4, (15)Teignbridge, 33.5, (45), 18.6, (25)Worcester, 32.6, (33), 24.7, (25)Copeland, 32.3, (22), 38.1, (26)Stafford, 32.1, (44), 24.8, (34)Mansfield, 32.0, (35), 16.5, (18)North East Derbyshire, 31.5, (32), 29.6, (30)Huntingdonshire, 31.5, (56), 23.0, (41)Horsham, 31.3, (45), 24.3, (35)Hull, 31.2, (81), 30.0, (78)Ashford, 30.8, (40), 21.5, (28)Stevenage, 30.7, (27), 27.3, (24)Fareham, 30.1, (35), 12.0, (14)Chelmsford, 29.7, (53), 22.4, (40)Gosport, 29.5, (25), 28.3, (24)Babergh, 28.2, (26), 19.6, (18)Braintree, 28.2, (43), 18.3, (28)East Devon, 28.0, (41), 8.2, (12)Havant, 27.7, (35), 27.7, (35)North Kesteven, 27.4, (32), 19.7, (23)Lewes, 27.1, (28), 20.3, (21)Castle Point, 26.6, (24), 17.7, (16)Mendip, 26.0, (30), 6.9, (8)Wychavon, 25.5, (33), 13.1, (17)South Derbyshire, 25.2, (27), 33.6, (36)Norwich, 24.9, (35), 20.6, (29)East Cambridgeshire, 24.5, (22), 15.6, (14)South Somerset, 24.4, (41), 10.1, (17)Torbay, 24.2, (33), 12.5, (17)South Hams, 24.1, (21), 13.8, (12)Wyre Forest, 23.7, (24), 18.8, (19)Wealden, 22.9, (37), 14.2, (23)North Lincolnshire, 22.6, (39), 23.8, (41)West Suffolk, 22.3, (40), 11.7, (21)South Holland, 22.1, (21), 22.1, (21)Scarborough, 22.1, (24), 14.7, (16)Mid Suffolk, 21.2, (22), 11.6, (12)Tendring, 21.2, (31), 15.7, (23)Swale, 20.7, (31), 14.7, (22)Kettering, 20.6, (21), 19.7, (20)Redditch, 19.9, (17), 38.7, (33)Thanet, 19.7, (28), 11.3, (16)West Devon, 19.7, (11), 23.3, (13)Folkestone and Hythe, 19.5, (22), 22.1, (25)King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, 19.2, (29), 14.5, (22)Rother, 18.7, (18), 13.5, (13)South Norfolk, 18.5, (26), 19.2, (27)Breckland, 17.9, (25), 20.0, (28)Dover, 16.9, (20), 26.2, (31)Ipswich, 16.8, (23), 5.8, (8)East Suffolk, 16.4, (41), 11.6, (29)Basildon, 16.0, (30), 20.3, (38)Maldon, 15.4, (10), 37.0, (24)North Norfolk, 15.3, (16), 10.5, (11)Eastbourne, 14.5, (15), 15.4, (16)Isle of Wight, 14.1, (20), 11.3, (16)Broadland, 12.2, (16), 22.9, (30)Great Yarmouth, 6.0, (6), 9.1, (9)


New sanctions on Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus after Ryanair incident

New sanctions on Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus after Ryanair incident

New sanctions on Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus after Ryanair incident

21 June 2021

A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.


Ethnic minority children may be disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 – study

Ethnic minority children may be disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 – study

Ethnic minority children may be disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 – study

21 June 2021

While children mainly experience mild Covid-19, hospital admission rates are increasing.


Government denies G7 summit behind Covid-19 spike in Cornwall

Government denies G7 summit behind Covid-19 spike in Cornwall

Government denies G7 summit behind Covid-19 spike in Cornwall

21 June 2021

Figures for the seven days to June 14 show that Cornwall and Isles of Scilly had the fourth biggest week-on-week rise in infections.


Peer raises ‘Uefa variant’ fear if quarantine rules relaxed for Euro 2020 final

Peer raises ‘Uefa variant’ fear if quarantine rules relaxed for Euro 2020 final

Peer raises ‘Uefa variant’ fear if quarantine rules relaxed for Euro 2020 final

21 June 2021

The House of Lords heard that Wembley risks losing the showpiece event to another country if the UK cannot meet Uefa’s attendance requirements.


William to watch England’s final group match at Wembley

William to watch England’s final group match at Wembley

William to watch England’s final group match at Wembley

21 June 2021

The Duke of Cambridge is a keen football fan and president of the Football Association.


Cricketer hits six through his own car window

Cricketer hits six through his own car window

Cricketer hits six through his own car window

21 June 2021

Asif Ali’s joy turned to disbelief in a very short space of time.


Cars exempted from Greater Manchester’s new Clean Air Zone

Cars exempted from Greater Manchester’s new Clean Air Zone

Cars exempted from Greater Manchester’s new Clean Air Zone

21 June 2021

Buses, vans and taxis will be charged from £7.50 to £60 a day to fight air pollution.


New Liberal Democrat MP arrives in Westminster with warning to Tory Blue Wall

New Liberal Democrat MP arrives in Westminster with warning to Tory Blue Wall

New Liberal Democrat MP arrives in Westminster with warning to Tory Blue Wall

21 June 2021

Sarah Green overturned a Tory majority of more than 16,000 to win the Chesham and Amersham by-election.


New flexible train season tickets ‘won’t save me any money’

New flexible train season tickets ‘won’t save me any money’

New flexible train season tickets ‘won’t save me any money’

21 June 2021

The tickets allow travel in England on any eight days in a 28-day period, and are aimed at part-time commuters.


Competition opens to young designers to create Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem

Competition opens to young designers to create Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem

Competition opens to young designers to create Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem

21 June 2021

From Monday, 13 to 25-year-olds across the UK can enter the contest to design an emblem signifying the Queen’s 70-year reign.


‘Little involvement’ of parents in pupils’ treatment, blood inquiry told

‘Little involvement’ of parents in pupils’ treatment, blood inquiry told

‘Little involvement’ of parents in pupils’ treatment, blood inquiry told

21 June 2021

Letters from doctors were read out as the Infected Blood Inquiry began its hearings into the Lord Mayor Treloar College in Hampshire.


No 10 bats away suggestion triple-lock pension pledge could be suspended

No 10 bats away suggestion triple-lock pension pledge could be suspended

No 10 bats away suggestion triple-lock pension pledge could be suspended

21 June 2021

The Prime Minister’s spokesman said the Government remained ‘fully committed’ to its 2019 manifesto pledge.


Terms like ‘white privilege’ may have contributed to neglect of pupils – MPs

Terms like ‘white privilege’ may have contributed to neglect of pupils – MPs

Terms like ‘white privilege’ may have contributed to neglect of pupils – MPs

21 June 2021

Schools should consider whether the promotion of ‘politically controversial’ terminology is consistent with their duties under the Equality Act 2010.


Reduced numbers to attend first major investiture since start of pandemic

Reduced numbers to attend first major investiture since start of pandemic

Reduced numbers to attend first major investiture since start of pandemic

21 June 2021

The Prince of Wales will greet 32 recipients at St James’s Palace in central London on Wednesday.


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