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Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said that leaving his party to join the Liberal Democrats would be like ‘leaving the Beatles to join a Bananarama tribute band’. Is there such a thing? Bananaruma is a Leicester-based band led by the head of arts at a local secondary school. They advertise an hour-long show, for which they bring their own professional PA system with full lighting show. So far they have had one booking, at the Stamford Arms in Groby on 25 July. Tickets cost £20, including a three-course meal, with a bottle of bubbly thrown in for tables of six who booked before 1 July.
The chief medical officer for World Rugby suggested that the game’s rules might have to be changed to reduce the risk of serious injury. How dangerous is rugby compared with other sports?
Catastrophic injuries per 100,000 participants per season (US)
Source: Centre for Sports Medicine, University of Nottingham
Places of escape
The Home Office said that councils must find self-contained housing for Syrian refugees, preventing people putting them up in their spare rooms. Where do asylum-seekers currently live?
Source: Home Office
The price of power
The government agreed to underwrite the planned Hinkley C nuclear power station to the tune of £20 billion. It has already guaranteed that the operator, EDF, will receive £89.50 per MWh. How does this compare with the cost per MWh of generating electricity by other means?