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Some 29,517 NHS staff at hospital trusts in England were ill with coronavirus or having to self-isolate.
A small but mighty icebreaking boat was in action on Maine’s Penobscot River as part of a program to support Northeastern communities through the winter months.Footage posted by the US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England shows the USCGC Tackle breaking ice on the Penobscot River as part of OPRENEW. Ice can be heard cracking and breaking as the boat moves down the river.Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW) is an annual Coast Guard program that supports communities in the Northeastern United States. Goals include helping prevent loss of life on the water and making sure communities have fuel, food, and medical supplies. Credit: US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England via Storyful
A prominent “Red Wall” Tory MP dismissed on Thursday as “bonkers” that she was leading a coup against Boris Johnson but suggested his future was still in doubt. Dehenna Davison, MP for Bishop Auckland, a seat the Conservatives had never won before 2019, stressed she was “incredibly angry” about the Downing Street parties and the Prime Minister’s response.
A woman has been rescued after her car smashed through the ice of a Canadian river. Locals used kayaks to retrieve the woman from her sinking vehicle on the Rideau River in Ottawa. Witnesses told local media a car driving on the frozen river crashed through the ice and into the cold water on Sunday.
An explosion at a home in the Bronx triggered a large fire, leaving at least one person dead and eight others injured, including five police officers suffering smoke inhalation, according to local officials.A blast was reported before 11 am at 869 Fox Street in the Longview neighborhood of the Bronx. This footage, released by the NYPD, shows officers working to rescue a woman pinned under a couch in a house next door. The 68-year-old woman was in a serious condition, authorities reported after being rescued.New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca, who was on the scene, said the fire was due to a gas explosion, though the cause has yet to be confirmed. Credit: NYPD via Storyful
'French and Saunders' icon Dawn French says "cheap" reality shows are killing comedy programmes, because they don't cost as much to make.
Man United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick gives status updates on Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba ahead of his side's game against Brentford. Ronaldo and Rashford were pictured in training on Monday with Paul Pogba, who was not expected to return to the group until the end of the month. “Paul Pogba had his first day of training with the whole group yesterday and in the first training session he showed what kind of an extraordinary player he could be,” the interim United boss said.
A Nazi sympathiser who was told to read classic literature as he avoided prison for a terror offence will now be jailed, after the sentence was ruled to be unduly lenient.
Violence against women: Changing the discourse
Don’t let No 10 chaos distract us from damage to public services. The danger is that we won’t notice how institutions such as the NHS and BBC are being meddled with, writes Yvonne Williams
French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who became world-known for playing Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic, died on Wednesday at the age of 37 from injuries from a skiing accident, his family said in a statement. "Gaspard Ulliel died in a skiing accident on Wednesday," the statement said.One of the most striking faces of his generation, Ulliel was already in the top rank of French actors.He then gained international attention for his performance as the famous cannibal in "Hannibal Rising" and had a l
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After weeks of work from home guidance, Plan B restrictions will be lifted on 26 January, heralding the return of commuters to central London offices. What is needed now is a concerted effort to return London to its pre-pandemic state.
Prime minister claims he did not see invite to event in his back garden urging people to ‘bring your own booze’
Two Supreme Court justices say a media report they were at odds over the wearing of masks during the surge in coronavirus cases is false
Eluned Morgan MS said it could be months before elective surgeries began again because of the ongoing pandemic.
Sales in the retailer’s travel division fell, with airports and railway stations hit, but high street stores had a better time.
Several Afghan women's rights activists said Thursday they are going into hiding to escape a Taliban crackdown, just days after the hardline Islamists used pepper spray to break up a rally in the capital.
Annual inflation was up at 5.4% in December, the highest value for almost 30 years.
Thursday briefing: Johnson vows to battle on after bruising day. PM suffers defection and demands to quit … Biden marks first year in office … and lessons from the man who has read every Marvel comic