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Questioned about the prospect for this year’s festivities, Boris Johnson said he is “confident” this Christmas “will be considerably better than last Christmas.”
So the new variant has a name, but we've no idea about its reputation.
What do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?. UK places South Africa on red travel list over B.1.1.529 variant picked up by scientists in country
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he "won't hesitate to take further action" after the UK Health Security Agency detected cases of a new coronavirus variant in Brentwood and Nottingham. The UK Health Security Agency confirmed the cases, which are both believed to be connected and linked to travel to southern Africa, after genomic sequencing overnight.
Today we debunk photos shared on Facebook claiming to show "Russian ships arriving in Algeria to support Mali". Also, a slip of the tongue by the French Polynesian president Édouard Fritch is ripe for manipulation. Our team fact-check two stories circulating on social media, that should not be taken at face value.
The Government added South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia to the UK’s travel red list on Thursday evening.
While the red weather warning expired in the early hours of Saturday, the Met Office said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place.
A band of heavy snowfall passed over Norwalk, Ohio, on November 27, prompting the weather service to issue a warning about possible slippery roads.This video, posted to Twitter by Great Lakes Storm Chasing, shows snow falling in a residential area. Credit: Great Lakes Storm Chasing via Storyful
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Keenly anticipated as a grudge match between two of golf’s best players, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau’s ‘The Match’ failed to go the distance after a 4&3 win for Koepka. Both players opened with par before Koepka struck first blood with a 10-foot birdie on the second to go one up. DeChambeau missed a good opportunity to even the scores on the par-three third, misreading an 11-foot birdie putt to settle for a par, which was matched by Koepka.
Police have released a CCTV image of a van, which they believe may have been occupied by key witnesses, as officers investigate the killing of a 12-year-old girl in Liverpool. Merseyside Police have said the people in the van are not being treated as suspects.
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Protesters gather in London following drownings in the English Channel
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Paddy McGuinness has a frank chat about autism and parenting with Paul Scholes in his new documentary.
The introduction of compulsory PCR tests for Covid-19 for everyone arriving in the UK has been described as a “huge blow” for the travel industry. The move, announced by Prime MinisterBoris Johnson on Saturday, has been welcomed by scientists as a way of buying time to learn more about the Omicron variant. There are now 10 countries on the Government red list for travel, which means arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will have to quarantine for 10 days.
Naughty Boy has been blasted online after threatening to quit 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' but his family have urged viewers to be kind, explaining that the star is missing his mother Zahida, who has vascular dementia.
World nations gather Monday to thrash out whether to pursue a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next crisis -- which experts fear is only a matter of time.
Shoppers baffled after 'Britain's wonkiest Christmas tree' appears in town centre
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