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The singer and actor was honoured at Windsor Castle for his long career in showbusiness and charity work.
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The couple showed the reality of bringing up three children with autism.
Jean Castex wrote to Boris Johnson to again reject one of the key proposals put forward by the UK Prime Minister.
Part inspired by his own life, actor Aml Ameen says his directorial debut "Boxing Day" is different from other festive films: it is the first British Christmas rom-com led by a majority Black cast. As well as directing and co-writing the movie, Ameen plays Los Angeles-based British author Melvin, who returns to his London home for Christmas to introduce his American fiancee Lisa to his British-Caribbean family. The film provides plenty of laughs as well as typically festive London scenes.
Education minster Alan Tudge has rejected the allegations and said the relationship was consensual
An Australian zoo welcomed the birth of an adorable, and chubby, pygmy hippo, footage shared on December 2 shows.Video filmed by Taronga Zoo Sydney shows the yet-to-be named baby getting to know her surroundings and spending some quality time with mum.According to the zoo, the calf was born to mother, Kambiri, and father, Fergus, on November 22, and is the first pygmy hippo calf to arrive at the zoo in more than four years.“Like most newborns, much of the day consists of the calf exhibiting short bursts of energy followed by suckling from mum then napping. However, because Pygmy Hippos are a semi-aquatic species, the calf is also mastering the art of swimming” the zoo said.Taronga Unit Supervisor of Ungulates Gabe Virgona added, "whilst the calf is still finding her slightly-webbed feet and mastering the art of swimming she won’t be on exhibit just yet, but it will only be a matter of time until she’s ready to make her big splash to the public”. Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney via Storyful
Arsenal star Gabriel fought off a baseball bat-wielding thug who attempted to steal his car. Gabriel Magalhaes, known as Gabriel, had just returned to his home in Barnet, north London, when he was approached by three men as he got out of his car on August 20.
A motorist spotted a truck transporting several Japanese superhero models along a bridge in eastern China. The video was filmed in the city of Ma'anshan in Anhui Province on December 1. A truck driving along a bridge carried around 10 Ultraman models. A motorist named Li said his son would have been so happy to see the scene. The video was provided by local media with permission.
This year's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is "well ropey" and looks like it "got a trim from Boris Johnson's barber", according to reactions on social media by passers-by. The tall spruce, which has been lifted into its traditional position as the festive season gets under way, attracted a mixture of hilarity and incredulity. It's supposed to be the National Christmas Tree.
Fatigue was the most common symptom affecting people with the condition, followed by shortness of breath.
LONDON (Reuters) -The economic impact from COVID-19 has faded since the start of the pandemic but still remains strong, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday, when asked how to assess news of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Financial markets have pared back their expectations of a Bank of England rate rise on Dec. 16 since information emerged about the new variant last week, and now see a two thirds chance of a rate rise, down from three quarters before. The probability of a BoE move was barely 50% on Tuesday before U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cast doubt on the transitory nature of inflation pressures and suggested the Fed might need to slow its bond purchases faster than planned.
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Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer labels promises made by Boris Johnson as not being "worth the manifesto paper" they are written on. The prime minister says Starmer "drivels on irrelevantly" and that Labour are riven by "factional infighting". .
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A biotech spun out of King’s College London has raised $80 million (£56 million) to fund clinical trials of its “revolutionary” gene therapies with the potential to cure dementia. AviadoBio’s goal is a one-shot treatment that stops cells in the brain and spinal cord from shrinking (neurodegeneration), which can cause the conditions frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and motor neuron disease (MND). Once the technology has been proven, co-founder Professor Christopher Shaw believes tackling more complex illnesses such as Alzheimer’s - which is caused by multiple gene mutations - will be more closely within reach.
Day four of Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial took place in New York City on Thursday, December 2, with Maxwell facing charges of conspiring with Jeffery Epstein to facilitate the grooming and sexual abuse of minors.The fourth day of the trial focused on the grooming of victims – the center of the sex-trafficking charges against Maxwell – the New York Times reported. Variations of the word “grooming” appeared nine times in her federal indictment, according to the New York Times.On Thursday, expert witness Dr Lisa Rocchio told jurors that “childhood sexual abuse is a process” that begins with the selection of the victim and escalates through trust-building and desensitization.Prosecutors have accused Maxwell of initiating the grooming process by introducing young girls to Epstein, posing as a mentor figure, and allegedly giving the girls explicit sexual advice.Videos taken outside the Southern District of New York Courthouse show Teresa Helm, an alleged victim of Maxwell and Epstein, and lawyers arriving to the trial on Thursday morning. Credit: Addy Adds via Storyful
Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds says "if there is one thing" known about Boris Johnson, it is that he "doesn't believe" rules apply to him. He concedes that expanding the booster campaign "is the right thing to do" but thinks the government needs to back the Test and Trace system to stop disruption to people's lives.
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The decision has been welcomed by environmental groups.