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Dr Hilary Jones warns you’re ‘six times more likely to die’ if you contract both flu and coronavirus
He warned that the risk of flu could be fatal.
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Netflix’s Sex Education season 3 ‘signs up Jemima Kirke’ as Moordale High’s new headteacher
Filming for season three has started back up again.
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Trump asks women if their husbands ‘are okay’ with them being at his rally
'I see them all of the place. I hope your husbands are okay with it.'
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Sharon Osbourne reveals she's in quarantine after her granddaughter tested positive for COVID-19
Osbourne told her fellow panelists that her relatives were in good health amid the family scare, including her son (and Minnie's father) Jack, who is living with multiple sclerosis.
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Little Mix insist they have ‘no personal vendetta’ against Simon Cowell after leaving Syco
No bad blood.
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‘I’m not going to stop’: Bryson DeChambeau’s polarising genius paves way for golf’s new era
<p>‘For better or worse’ the divisive US Open winner is rewriting the fabric of the sport</p>
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Moment Sky News is forced off-air when fire alarm sounds
Presenter Anna Botting was interviewing political correspondent Jon Craig about events in Westminster when the interruption happened at around 11.15pm.
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New lockdown rules for Lancashire, Merseyside, North West and North East, as local restrictions tighten
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Brits could be forced to pay for Boris Johnson's 'moonshot' coronavirus tests
The Prime Minister boasted he wants a system of new-style rapid tests to enable people without symptoms to live normal lives - but now Dido Harding has confessed it might not be for free
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National Trust lists Churchill's home among 93 properties with links to slavery and colonialism
<p>Charity vows to add to its research and share full and up-to-date information with the public</p>
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Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell 'gave girls fruit platters'
Virginia Roberts Giuffre (pictured) claims she spent two years as a 'sex slave' in Epstein's luxury properties, including his New Mexico ranch and his private island in the Caribbean.
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Michael Jordan forms Nascar team with Bubba Wallace as driver
<p>The legendary basketball player is fronting a new team alongside three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin</p>
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UK weather: Summer comes to an end as temperatures begin to ease
<p>The fine September temperatures are predicted to drop off after Tuesday</p>
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Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho and Alex Telles latest, Dayot Upamecano and Dominic Calvert-Lewin interest
<p>Manchester United are hoping to pick up their summer business with the deadline less than two weeks away</p>
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Duke Of Cambridge: Fatherhood Spurred Me To Protect Nature
The Duke of Cambridge says that fatherhood has increased his desire to protect nature for future generations.Prince William was joined by a film crew two years ago, who recorded his search for ways to protect the natural world for the ITV documentary Prince William: A Planet For Us All – to be aired next month.He said he has “always loved nature”, but fatherhood has given him “a new sense of purpose”.William meets people in the UK and abroad who are playing their part in protecting and restoring the environment during the programme, according to Kensington Palace.Related... Prince William Says It's Hard Finding Time To Spend With His Kids It also charts his journey from being passionate about conservation to wanting to play a greater global leadership role on the environment, they added.William also says that his children – George, seven, Charlotte, five, and two year-old Louis – have had an impact on his views.He said: “Now I have got George, Charlotte and now Louis in my life – your outlook does change. You want to hand over to the next generation, the wildlife in a much better condition.”William adds: “I always believe it is possible to give young people hope and belief that things can get fixed.“I have the belief that if we all work together, we can make a difference.”Naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who makes an appearance in the programme, said: “Kids know an awful lot about what is happening to the world.Related... Princess Charlotte Helps With Food Deliveries In Photos To Mark Fifth Birthday Prince William Worries About His Grandparents, But They're Doing Video Calls Just Like Us Prince William Reveals The Sweet Way George And Charlotte Spent Half-Term
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Snitches swamp police 101 line with calls about 'rule of six' flouters
Police are having to put extra staff on its non-emergency phone lines after they have been flooded with people dobbing in their neighbours breaking Covid-19 rules.
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‘Devastating’: Arctic sea ice shrinks to near record low
<p>Scientist says only hope is for humans to act on climate crisis and slow down ice loss</p>
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Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk slammed as ‘lazy and nonchalant’ by Netherlands hero
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Pub and restaurant curfew another ‘crushing blow’ for hospitality sector
'Be in no doubt, many pubs are already on the edge and could not survive any further restrictions to trade.'
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Winners by default? Where this year's Oscar race stands
After fall festivals unveiled slim line-ups, the next few months remain difficult to predict with the pandemic still changing release schedulesIt’s that time of year, as festival season winds down, when we start to sift through the settling dust to figure out how the shift to awards season might play out. This time last year, we’d seen seven out of the nine best picture nominees but that was back in 2019, the Old World, when all cinemas were still open, festivals were in-person and a deadly pandemic wasn’t raging. Related: Toronto film festival 2020 roundup – virtual yet vibrant Continue reading...
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Piers Morgan points out massive hole in Boris Johnson's 10pm pub closing plan
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has identified a major flaw in the government's plan to force pubs to close at 10pm in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus
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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-order live now – Argos and more in stock
Pre-orders for the next gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have started in the UK but you’ll have to be quick if you want to nab one.
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The area of Bolton bucking the trend with so few coronavirus cases
The town still has the country's highest infection rate but some areas have many more cases than others.
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Kelly Clarkson want to protect her children’s ‘little hearts’ as she publicly addresses unexpected divorce
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Liverpool star James Milner makes vow after reaching milestone in Chelsea win
Liverpool star James Milner made his 150th appearance for the Premier League champions when he came off the bench in their 2-0 win over Chelsea – and has vowed to make ‘the next 150’
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Boris Johnson news - live: Starmer to draw line under Corbyn era, as May says she will rebel against the government's Brexit bill
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Coronavirus spike pauses plans to allow fans back to sport stadiums from October 1
<p>The  Cabinet Office Minister has confirmed spectators will not be allowed to return to stadiums and venues next month</p>
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Plans to bring back live sport spectators from October 1 axed amid Covid surge
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said the plans will be 'paused' as Boris Johnson outlines a string of restrictions in a Commons speech and TV address to the nation
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Inside Politics: Boris Johnson to announce 10pm pub curfew
<p>The prime minister is preparing to move the country further towards a second lockdown, despite Tory backbench disquiet about creeping ‘authoritarianism’, writes Adam Forrest</p>
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Chickens die ‘deformed and in pain’ at farms which supply Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl
An animal welfare charity obtained video which appears to show chickens in severe pain and in a poor condition.
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Can you tell the bargain furniture from the high end?
Do you think you can tell the high-end products from the cheaper versions? Some of these examples from British stores fetch nearly £1,200 while copies can be purchased for a third of that price.
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Leyton Orient vs Tottenham Hotspur kick-off, TV and live stream information
League Two Leyton Orient welcome Spurs to East London on Tuesday in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Here's how to watch the match between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur
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Ribena trials paper straws on cartons for the first time
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As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praised
The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships
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Luton vs Man Utd kick-off time, TV and live stream information
Manchester United's go to Luton for their Carabao Cup third round tie. Here's how to watch the match and what time it starts
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Young Afghan women, men practice whiling Sufi dance together
A group of young Afghans – both women and men – is coming together in the war-torn capital to practice a mystical Sufi Islamic dance
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Jackie Stallone death: Celebrity astrologist and mother of Sylvester Stallone dies aged 98
<p>‘She was a remarkable woman… full of spunk and fearless,’ wrote her son</p>
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The Latest: India confirms over 75,00 new coronavirus cases
India has confirmed over 75,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours
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Piers Morgan clashes with Dr Hilary Jones as he points out flaw in 10pm curfew
The pair appeared on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain and were discussing Boris Johnson's latest plans
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Government U-Turns On 'Return To Office' Guidance Amid Fresh Covid Measures
Michael Gove said there will be a “shift in emphasis” on the government’s push for people to return to offices – which will now be on not doing it.Speaking to Sky News on Tuesday morning, the cabinet office minister said: “If it is possible for people to work from home then we would encourage them to do so.” Should we begin to work from home again?"If it is possible for people to work from home, then we'd encourage them to do so," says Cabinet Office Minister @michaelgove.But Mr Gove adds that those who cannot do so should still go to "COVID-secure" workplaces. DC#KayBurleypic.twitter.com/ql0UuWPPZo— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) September 22, 2020The new “emphasis” comes as the government announces a number of new restrictions in light of an increase in coronavirus cases.Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be ordered to close by 10pm each night from Thursday and Boris Johnson will address the nation on Tuesday evening.Gove said the government was taking “reluctant steps” with the new coronavirus measures, but added that they are “absolutely necessary”.“There will be more details that the prime minister will spell out, and again, one of the points that he’ll make is that no one wants to do these things, no one wants to take these steps.“They are reluctant steps that we’re taking, but they are absolutely necessary.“Because as we were reminded yesterday, and as you’ve been reporting, the rate of infection is increasing, the number of people going to hospital is increasing, and therefore we need to act.”Related... PM's 'Go Into The Office' Plan In Chaos As Staff Told To Bring Food From Home
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Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie passes away in her sleep at the age of 98
Sylvester Stallone's mother Jackie has passed away at the age of 98, as confirmed by her youngest son Frank.
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Racism in schools has ‘increased during lockdown’
Almost a third of young people have heard someone be racist at school.
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Freshers pack bars for last night of late drinking ahead of 10pm curfew
New university students managed to pack in some freshers' events ahead of a 10pm curfew on pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce later this week
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London rabbi interviews forgiven US murderer on YouTube for Yom Kippur
Yoni Golker interviews killer and his victim’s sister who have formed an unlikely friendshipSynagogues often stage overflow services for Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, but with social distancing limiting attendance numbers, the London rabbi Yoni Golker had to think of a new way to reach his congregation.His desire to explore the concepts of atonement, redemption and forgiveness – the message of Yom Kippur – took him on a virtual mission to California after reading about an unlikely friendship between Dr Denise Taylor and Ronnie Fields – the man who killed her brother. Continue reading...
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Mulan: why it was a missed opportunity to create a strong Asian woman on screen
In casting waif-like Liu Yifei in its live-action remake, Disney squandered its chance to show a Chinese audience that girls can be both beautiful and toughAs a child who grew up in China with little exposure to Disney until I was eight, the idea of a princess marrying a prince and living happily ever after was something entirely foreign. I was more familiar with the fox and snake spirits in Chinese folklore that transformed into beautiful women and sorceresses, and the cross-dressing heroines of wuxia martial-arts TV shows of the 90s.It’s no surprise, then, that Disney’s 1998 film Mulan was more relatable than Sleeping Beauty. Mulan was not only Chinese but had a mission greater than marriage – to save her father and country – and she didn’t need saving herself. For Disney, she was the first “non-princess” who did not end up marrying a prince. It was a mortal’s story: there were no spells or supernatural forces to help her fight her battles, and she did not levitate off rooftops like the wuxia women. Her only celestial remedy was a plump, cheering squad of ancestor spirits and a funny little serpent called Mushu. Continue reading...
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I could lose my child if Covid closes her special needs school again | Beverley Cohen
Parents like me need more help. I couldn’t cope with having my severely disabled daughter back at home full time Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLike most parents, I love my child with all my heart. Unlike most parents, if there’s a Covid-19 case at her school and it has to close again, I could lose her.My daughter Liora Sangeeta is 14, she has complex needs: epilepsy that medication can’t control, a chronic kidney condition and autism. Liora can’t speak and she’s doubly incontinent. She also has a habit of hitting her own head with her fists, as hard as she can, raising big bumps and sometimes blood. She’s under the care of Great Ormond Street hospital and needs medication 15 times per day. Continue reading...
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'Video games are a great place for politics': meet India's modern satirists
Studio Oleomingus create surreal games that unpick India’s thorny past – and take aim at its chaotic presentIn Gujarat, a tiny independent studio is drawing on India’s rich literary history to create surreal games that flow like visual poems, evoking decades of colonial literature and folk theatre to draw attention to the politics of today. Through fantastical environments where buildings and oversized monuments are made of rubber sandals and toothpaste tubes, Studio Oleomingus – made up of writer/artist Dhruv Jani and programmer Sushant Chakraborty, with help from another programmer, Vivek Savsaiya – crafts interactive stories that cast a playful light on India’s complicated past and present.“We find video games to be excellent spaces for political discourse,” Jani tells me over Skype. “The government is hardly bothered about something as ‘trivial’ as video games, and they also give you a lot of room to think and ponder complex ideas.” Continue reading...
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