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Solihull MP describes ‘sense of anger’ in community after ‘horrible torture’ of ‘young, defenceless boy’
The couple was arrested in a ‘residential building’, police say
Courtney Ridgeway, 21, attacked the victim following a dispute.
For the 35th year, kids in areas surrounding Shepherdsville, Kentucky, are being visited by Santa traveling in a fire truck transformed by Christmas lights and decorations.Known locally as the “Santa Truck”, the vehicle was three weeks in the making at Zoneton Fire Protection District, and was unveiled on December 1.“We take our truck and turn it into Santa’s sleigh and we go out through the district and put smiles on people’s faces,” said Fire Captain Steven Corbin, as reported by WHAS11.Drone footage by Doug Cohron shows the first glimpse of the finished truck.“The first things were to remove a compartment door, empty the water tank, remove the hose and ladders along with other equipment,” Cohron told Storyful. “Then the time-consuming part – all the lights, electrical and data cables, sound system, lights to illuminate Santa and the elves, figures and most importantly Rudolph with his nose so bright.”The truck made its first stop on December 2 at the grave of Fire Chief Rob Orkies, who died from COVID-19, WDRB reported. Credit: Doug Cohron/Kentucky Drone via Storyful
Democrats are hoping that Congress is nearing the finish line in its seven-month trek on President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social and environment package
The Scottish government said on Friday it expected cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant to rise significantly in upcoming days as there was now community transmission of the strain. "The number of Omicron cases now being reported in Scotland is rising, and cases are no longer all linked to a single event, but to several different sources including a Steps concert," said Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after the number of cases of the variant in Scotland increased to 29.
Two former housing ministers are launching a bid to repeal Britain's 200-year-old Vagrancy Act in order to end the "criminalisation of the homeless".
The illicit drugs market in the UK has been estimated to be worth £9.4 billion a year.
A Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan was on Friday beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob, police confirmed, in an incident local media reported was linked to alleged blasphemy.
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Jamie Dornan's TV comeback The Tourist release date confirmed by BBC as New Year's Day 2022.
Rio has cancelled its traditional New Year's Eve celebrations as the Omicron COVID variant spreads around the world. Announcing the move on Twitter, the mayor of the Brazilian city Eduardo Paes said the decision was taken "with sadness", but that organisers "respect the science". "We're going to cancel the official New Year's Eve celebration in Rio in this way."
Cream-cheesed off: bagel-loving New Yorkers face supply chain nightmare. Shop owners tell New York Times of worries over dwindling supplies of the popular breakfast comestible
The speeding up of COVID booster jabs in England will happen no later than 13 December, NHS bosses have said. From that date, or earlier, the online booking system for coronavirus vaccines will be updated in order to allow people to book their booster jab three months after their second dose. It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepted experts' advice to slash the waiting time for a booster dose from six months to three months, following the discovery of the Omicron variant.
‘President Biden will underscore US concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine,’ the White House says
Fire service vehicles in Oaklyn, New Jersey, were covered in bright lights for a “Parade of Lights” on December 2.This footage, livestreamed by the Oaklyn Fire Department, shows the vehicles, covered in Christmas lights and ornaments, lined up and departing for the parade. Credit: Oaklyn Fire Department via Storyful
Civil servants are being ordered to be wary of lobbying attempts by former ministers in the wake of Lord Hammond's approach to the Treasury on behalf of a paying client.
Anyone who was with Douglas Forbes on December 2 is urged to contact police.
German authorities say they have received a request from Britain to approve the extradition of a suspected Russian spy who worked at the U.K.‘s Embassy in Berlin
Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a widely criticized effort to cut interest rates despite surging consumer prices