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Chris Smalling trains alone as Manchester United reject Roma offer
Will United budge in negotiations?
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You can still visit friends and family at home – but rule of six remains
A ban on social gatherings of more than six is likely to remain in place for six months.
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Facebook preparing for violent unrest after US election
<p>Global affairs head, Nick Clegg, says ‘some break-glass options’ are available if chaos ensues </p>
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Face masks compulsory in pubs and restaurants unless you’re sat eating or drinking
Boris Johnson told MPs today that fines for failing to wear a face covering will be extended to customers in pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues who will be required to wear one at all times except when seated.
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US government coronavirus worker caught calling it a ‘hoax’ will ‘retire’
A staffer who worked under Dr Anthony Fauci retired after he was found to be writing 'anti-mask' conspiracies under a pseudonym for a conservative publication.
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Sky News abruptly taken off air as fire alarm interrupts coronavirus coverage
Anna Botting was presenting the coverage.
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Panic-buyers strip supermarket shelves of toilet roll amid second lockdown fears
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Lidl and Aldi all insist they have 'good availability' amid a rush on toilet rolls and hygiene products at some supermarkets due to lockdown fears
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Ben Chillwell makes Chelsea squad as Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic miss Barnsley clash
The new signings are set to play
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Boris Johnson says military could be used to help enforce new lockdown rules
The Prime Minister made the announcement during a speech to Parliament on Tuesday afternoon
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If Christmas Isn't Cancelled, Boris Johnson Will Have To Answer Questions About Eid
When we talk about the current government, it’s hard to ignore its clear contempt for the British Muslim community.And as a British Muslim, I can’t help but feel nauseated at this representation, because paint it whichever way you will, the Islamophobia in government Covid policy is very real.The same government that has now endorsed the wearing of face masks in public places is ironically led by a man who labelled Muslim women wearing niqabs and face coverings as “letterboxes” and “bank robbers”.And comments like these aren’t without their consequences. Anti-Muslim incidents rose by 375% following Boris Johnson’s comments and still, he refused to apologise. Related... Opinion: The 'Rule Of Six' Is Just Another Excuse To Over-Police Young BAME People So, Is Christmas Cancelled? Coronavirus Experts Make Their Predictions 'Targeted And Singled Out' – How It Feels When The Government Cancels Your Eid Plans Throughout this Covid pandemic, as people gathered for street parties and filled beaches during the hot weather, Muslims have been repeatedly ignored – and scapegoated.When Ramadan came around, a month in which Muslims fast and focus on their spirituality and community, Muslims were not able to come together. Nightly prayer congregations and family dinners were abandoned.Instead, in the midst of a pandemic we were expected to adjust, to either come together virtually or be left alone and alienated in a time of intense hardship for our communities.Eid-al-Adha, which I would usually have spent in the park, praying in a congregation of more than a hundred thousand people and then later attending a funfair and eating burgers, while trying not to ruin my new clothes, was a quiet affair. We stayed at home.But the potential of a Christmas without a big family gathering is just going too far, apparently. What about those of us who have already had to live through our celebrations filled with aching and sadness because they are so far from what we know? Where was our lockdown holiday?In reality, every minority religious group has been impacted by Covid. The recent Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah was difficult for many who couldn’t attend the synagogue, the upcoming festival of Diwali will be similar.On the eve of Eid-al-Fitr, lockdown restrictions were announced just two hours before Eid was set to begin. Food shops and preparations had already been done. Our Eid clothes were already ironed and ready to go, families were excited to celebrate together after a tough year. And then that was suddenly snatched away. I shudder to think what would happen if the same were to happen on Christmas Eve.Health is the most important thing, that is not what I am contesting. But I am questioning the value the government places on certain communities. Clearly, some are more important than others. And it’s easier to scapegoat minorities for spreading the virus than, for example, disciplining government staff flouting the rules.Related... Opinion: This Eid We Will Be Together In Our Struggle Although, Muslims make up almost 5% of the UK’s population, Home Office hate crime figures for 2018-19 show that 47% of the incidents recorded were perpetrated against Muslims.What’s more, data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in June showed that Muslim males in England and Wales had the highest death rates during the pandemic.A later report, leaked initially, and then released by the government showed that factors including racism and social inequality could have contributed to the increased risk of Black, Asian and minority communities being impacted by Covid-19.So cancelling our Eid celebrations wasn’t an isolated incident. There has been a persistent effort made by politicians to demonise and single out British Muslims, starting long before this pandemic.There remains a persistent narrative that Muslim communities have higher rates of Covid because we are not following social distancing rules. Of course, it can’t be because of the very real healthcare inequality affecting these communities – findings also supported by Public Health England.Our celebrations have been cancelled, so much of our way of life has changed, and yet, it’s odd that not many are willing to speak up about the contribution of pubs to rising Covid cases.So before pointing a finger at people of colour, who are disproportionately affected by this pandemic, how about taking a long hard look at those in power.Because this is a government more concerned with making loopholes for their rich mates who want to go out hunting, while still blaming minorities who have already had to sacrifice so much. Don’t look at Muslims, blame the government.Mariam Khan is a writer and activist, and editor of It’s Not About the Burqa.Related... Piers Morgan Urges People To Be 'Realistic' About Spending Christmas Under Coronavirus Restrictions London Should Face Fresh Lockdown By Monday, Khan Says
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New Zealand election debate: Collins edges it against 'passionless' Ardern
PM widely expected to beat National challenger in October election but both were criticised by pundits after ‘muddled’ exchangesThe first election debate between New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and opposition leader Judith Collins went off without a bang, with both leaders failing to properly ignite.Ardern is widely expected to win the election on 17 October. In a Colmar Brunton poll released an hour before the debate, her Labour party garnered 48% as preferred leaders, compared to the National party’s 31%. Continue reading...
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A police officer pointed a gun at me outside my own building. He was suspended for less than two days
<p>I work at a medical practice helping refugees, who have fled violence in their own countries only to find it on the streets of Colorado</p>
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National park comes up with genius way to punish people caught dropping litter
Thailand's Environment Minister posted on Facebook to announce the punishment that will be given to those caught littering at Khao Yai National Park close to Bangkok
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Queen told to renounce royal title immediately as 'writing on wall' over monarchy's demise
QUEEN ELIZABETH II has been told that the "writing is on the wall" for the monarchy and that all members of the Royal Family should renounce their titles.
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Like a Thames whale, getting to Westminster has left Boris Johnson stranded | Marina Hyde
He thought making it upriver would fulfil his dream – instead it’s turned into a cruel form of humiliationHow poignant to read at the weekend that Boris Johnson, the latest Thames whale, “is more determined than ever not to be a one-term prime minister”. Well if that’s all that’s bothering him, let us offer words of reassurance. Specifically: don’t worry. There’s no way you’re going to be a one-term prime minister.Making it to next summer would be an achievable target weight, at which point a shockingly youthful portrait of Johnson will be added to the Downing Street stairway, while the full attic version we can now see can be returned to the wild to … write lucrative newspaper columns about what the next government should be doing? We’ll come to the emerging holes in that plan later. Continue reading...
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Private equity group Apollo leads £6.5bn race to buy Asda
Two bidders in running to snap up Walmart-owned chain as Lone Star drops outPrivate equity firm Apollo Global Management is thought to have edged into the lead in the £6.5bn bidding war for Asda after rival Lone Star Funds dropped out.It is thought a third bid from private equity firm TDR Capital remains in the running – the group is understood to have been working on a deal with the billionaire Issa brothers, who are behind the British forecourts operator EG Group. Continue reading...
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Keep the wrinkles at bay with these top-rated anti-ageing face creams
Fight fine lines and wrinkles with these complexion-boosting, firming anti-wrinkle formulas
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'I would hate it if I was a fresher': UK students on life during Covid
Four young people talk about how their university education has been hit by coronavirus restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith restrictions constantly changing because of rising infection rates and universities having to introduce measures to mitigate against the spread of coronavirus, students in the UK are having to come to terms with an unpredictable life under Covid-19.Most students who got in touch with the Guardian via a callout expressed concern about the impact on their studies. Many said they were disappointed much of their learning had gone online, with many lectures, seminars and even tutorials prerecorded. Continue reading...
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Is this the most magic mushroom of all? The fungus behind the living coffin
<p>New invention hailed as the future of burial, writes Lauren Razavi</p>
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UK coronavirus hospital deaths hit two-month high as daily toll jumps by 29
The UK's Covid-19 death toll increased as Boris Johnson warned the UK was at a "perilous turning point" and announced tough new restrictions for England including wider mask use and a curfew for pubs
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House to vote on temporary funding bill to avert shutdown
The House is on track to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill to keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month
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Pat Nevin backs new defensive signing Thiago Silva to make a ‘huge difference’ for Chelsea
'It will make a huge difference.’
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Manchester United considering last-minute raid for £22.8m Victor Lindelof replacement
The Red Devils' back-line looked fragile against Crystal Palace last time out.
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Atlanta shooting: Barricaded gunman opens fire with people ordered to shelter in place, say police
Police in Atlanta have responded to an incident invoking a gunman barricaded at an an address in the city’s suburbs, who has fired shots.
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All coronavirus rule changes announced by Boris Johnson as infections spiral
The Prime Minister confirmed a long new list of restrictions, such as pub curfews, face masks and tougher penalties - but stopped short of announcing a return to a national lockdown
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FIFA 21 EA Play: How to play the game early with a 10-hour trial
With no FIFA 21 Demo to play this year, the first chance players will be able to play the game will be through the EA Play subscription service.
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United Nations 75th general assembly – live updates
Follow developments live as Jair Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin – among others – give pre-recorded video messages 2.07pm BST Guterres makes some fairly targetted criticisms of world leaders, likely directly at Trump, saying that “populism and nationalism have failed” and that “we must be guided by science and tethered to reality”. 2.06pm BST More concerning words from Guterres on the pandemic:“For the first time in 30 years, poverty is rising. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus announcement: Which new rules will be added today?
<p>Prime Minister to announce new rules to curb growing spread of Covid-19 as second wave looms</p>
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Kim Cattrall has ‘no regrets’ over taking feud with Sex And The City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker public
The Sex And The City star is tired of talking about the fallout.
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Premier League statement on fans returning as new restrictions announced
The planned return of spectators to sports venues in England from October 1 could be on hold for six months amid fears over a second wave of Covid-19 infections
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Andy Robertson takes swipe at Liverpool club legend Kenny Dalglish over book
Andy Robertson has shared his book with several Liverpool stars including club legend Kenny Dalglish, who described it as a ‘good sedative’ – but the Scot hit back with a Twitter reply
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Keir Starmer responds to Boris Johnson's new lockdown measures
The Labour leader gave his support but questioned the level of financial support available for those affected
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Will schools close again?
Classrooms have only just welcomed students back.
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Leah Bracknell's widower watching old Emmerdale episodes to 'connect to her'
Actress Leah Bracknell, who played Zoe Tate in the ITV soap, died aged 55 in September 2019 after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2016
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UK government drops gender self-identification plan for trans people
Medical diagnosis will still be required in England and Wales after consultation on 2004 Gender Recognition ActPlans to allow people to officially change gender without a medical diagnosis are not being adopted by Downing Street, which is instead moving to slash the cost of applying for a gender recognition certificate as part of moves to revamp the process.In a written ministerial statement setting out the government’s long-delayed response to the 2004 Gender Recognition Act consultation, the women and equalities minister, Liz Truss, said the act strikes the “correct” balance in providing “proper checks and balances” while supporting people who want to change their legal sex. Continue reading...
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US blood was too freely imported to UK in 70s and 80s, David Owen tells inquiry
Ex-health minister says not enough was done to avoid using contaminated US blood to treat haemophiliacsNot enough was done to stop contaminated blood being imported from the US to treat British haemophiliacs in the 1970s and 80s, the former UK health minister David Owen has said.Giving evidence to the infected blood inquiry, the one-time Labour MP said he had supported making Britain self-sufficient in blood products and had been determined to “stop blood coming in from America”. Continue reading...
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Bake Off 2020: What time is The Great British Bake Off back on TV?
New host Matt Lucas won't be the only fresh element, as the venue has been switched up too to make filming more Covid-secure
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Madeleine McCann: Material evidence that missing girl is dead, say German prosecutors
<p>Public prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters says evidence exists but refused to elaborate</p>
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Can you have a cold and coronavirus at the same time?
Could you end up with both?
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Politician ‘strangled woman with Ethernet cable for refusing to unlock her phone for him’
Kentucky representative Robert S Goforth was indicted for allegedly strangling a woman with an ethernet cable.
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‘You don’t experiment with people’: Uefa risks ‘terrible effects’ by allowing fans into Super Cup between Bayern Munich and Sevilla
<p>Health expert has urged event not to go ahead with spectators in attendance</p>
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Kate Middleton stuns in casual white t-shirt visiting parents amid pandemic
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, spoke to parents and their "lockdown babies" who have been giving and receiving vital support and visits despite lockdown
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How often can I use the same frying oil – and how do I get rid of it responsibly? | Kitchen aide
Choose a variety with a high smoking point, don’t let it burn – and pay attention to the types of food you’re cooking•Do you have a culinary dilemma? Email feast@theguardian.comCan you explain the dos and don’ts of reusing frying oil? And when it is time to say goodbye, how do you dispose of it responsibly?Chris, FakenhamThere is no denying that frying the likes of pakora and puri requires a lot of oil, so it makes sense to use it more than once. Chris is right, though: there are a few rules to follow to get the most out of the hot stuff. Continue reading...
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Jabra announces Jabra Elite 85t wireless earbuds with noise cancellation
Release date is set for November 2020
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Extreme Covid-denier politician who dismissed virus as ‘socialist’ hoax is killed by it
Tony Tenpenny was sharing Facebook posts dismissing the severity of coronavirus just days before he was admitted to hospital with it
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Mum who saw amazing £850 door online copies it herself for less than £30
A mum of two who fell in love with a front door design she saw online has explained exactly how she managed to pull off the look herself spending a tiny fraction of what it would have cost to buy
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Kym Marsh defends Corrie co-star Tina O'Brien after cruel troll fat-shamed her
Kym Marsh has come to the defence of Tina O'Brien after a troll told her she should be 'ashamed' over a set of candid pictures
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Newmarket crowd trial cancelled after PM's announcement
Newmarket was due to welcome 1,000 spectators to its Cambridgeshire meeting on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Warwick held a successful test event on Monday
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