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Stand and deliver
Vendors who returned to their pitches last week, with full PPE and contactless payment systems, were both nervous and excited, finds Christian Lisseman.

Shots and targets
With the best lines in a show full of great ones, Derry Girls star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell has had to get used to the public wanting a piece of her. But now she’s been able to use her platform to support young working-class actors – and has become patron of a Liverpool youth theatre company, writes Susan Griffin.

Summer walks
Some nature reserves are open, birds and butterflies are everywhere and familiar landmarks stand where they always have – socially distanced hiking is back on the cards. By Roger Ratcliffe.

Plus
News of the Wetherby firm developing a simple, fast Covid-19 test, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy applauds Marcus Rashford’s goal, crossword, Sudoku and more.

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