Bird of prey persecution linked to grouse shooting hits highest ever level

‘Public anger is mounting and cannot be ignored,’ says Chris Packham as RSPB calls for licensing system


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Strictly first as Rose and Giovanni perform ‘heart-stopping’ dive lift
‘We have never seen anything like that on the show before,’ Tess Daly said
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Adele misses being married and says album 30 proves she is not 'angry divorced woman'
British singing superstar Adele split from Simon Konecki in 2019 after a year of marriage and said her album, 30, was recorded to explain her divorce to their young son Angelo
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UK weather: Snow, wind and rain forecast as thousands still stuck without power
Forecasters predict more ‘unsettled’ weather, while engineers work to reconnect around 4,700 properties to power supplies following Storm Arwen.
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Further 26 cases of Omicron variant brings confirmed number in UK to 160
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Prince of Wales hosts hedgelaying event at Highgrove estate
Around 50 hedgelayers took part in the competition at the prince’s private residence on Saturday.
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Another 26 cases of Omicron variant found in UK rising total to 160
It comes after 75 new cases were detected yesterday.
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Baby-faced 'gangster' posed with guns and machete before terrifying bid to flee from police
In screenshots from a Snapchat video, Kie Connor filmed a handgun and posed in a black balaclava
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Strictly's AJ in tears after 'messing up' last lift in quarter-final dance
Presenter AJ, 33, performed a Salsa to Rhythm Is Gonna Get You/Get On Your Feet Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine with pro partner Kai Widdrington on Strictly - but messed up her final lift
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Hundreds join vigil for stabbing victim Ava White, 12, in Liverpool
Event took place near where Ava White was killed after a Christmas lights switch-on last month Hundreds of people have turned out to pay their respects to 12-year-old Ava White at a vigil held in her memory. She was fatally stabbed in Liverpool city centre on 25 November after a Christmas lights switch-on.On Saturday, family, friends and others gathered in Church Street, close to where the incident happened, to pay tribute to her. Hundreds of balloons, some in the shape of the letter A, were released at the start of the vigil. Many people wore hoodies with Ava’s face on and others had her name written on their faces. Continue reading...
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Wind, rain, and snow forecast as thousands still stuck without power
Forecasters predict more ‘unsettled’ weather, while engineers work to reconnect around 4,700 properties to power supplies following Storm Arwen.
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Ralf Rangnick's first Man Utd squad arrive at Lowry Hotel as new era begins
Ralf Rangnick will take charge of his first match as interim manager of Manchester United on Sunday, and will have Cristiano Ronaldo available for selection against Crystal Palace
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Marvin Humes on secret to happy marriage as JLS star and Rochelle to renew vows
Capital Radio DJ Marvin said he loves working with his wife Rochelle in the BBC show The Hit List as the couple look to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary next year
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Mikel Arteta makes Yaya Toure offer to lure Man City legend away from Tottenham
Yaya Toure is currently volunteering at Tottenham to gain coaching experience... and Mikel Arteta is happy for the Manchester City legend to join him at Arsenal
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Strictly 2021: AJ Odudu breaks down in tears after mistake in dance with Kai Widdrington: ‘I’m so sorry’
She worried she'd 'let people down.'
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Pope Francis criticises Europe’s divided response to migration crisis
Pontiff uses visit to Greece to highlight plight of migrants and refugees, and voice concern over threat to democracyPope Francis has used a trip to Greece to hit out at Europe for the divisions it has exhibited over migration while warning against the perils of populism.Greece has long been on the frontline of the refugee crisis. Continue reading...
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Labour civil war: Keir blindsides Rayner again as deputy's key aide suspended
ANGELA RAYNER'S key aide has been suspended from the party and placed under investigation, reports have claimed.
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Khloe Kardashian stays silent on Tristan 'welcoming child with PT' as she plugs own brand
Tristan Thompson has reportedly welcomed a third baby with Maralee Nichols. The NBA player shares three-year-old daughter, True, with Khloe Kardashian
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Bernardo Silva scores twice as Man City take top spot with win over Watford
City and Liverpool both won on a day Chelsea slipped up at West Ham.
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UK’s progress on Covid now squandered, warns top scientist
Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, suggests emergence of Omicron variant means pandemic is far from overCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe emergence of the Omicron variant shows that the world is “closer to the start of the pandemic than the end”, one of Britain’s most senior scientific figures has warned, as he lamented a lack of political leadership over Covid.Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust who stepped down as a government scientific adviser last month, said the progress in combatting Covid-19 since its emergence was “being squandered”. Continue reading...
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Omicron proves we’re not in control of Covid – only global action can stop this pandemic
If we keep allowing this virus to spread through unvaccinated populations, the next variant could be even more deadlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s almost two years since we first heard of Covid-19, and a year since the first Covid vaccines were rolled out. Yet this staggering progress is being squandered. We have drifted for months now, with richer countries, taking a very blinkered domestic focus, lulled into thinking that the worst of the pandemic was behind us. This variant reminds us all that we remain closer to the start of the pandemic than the end.There is a lot we need to learn about the Omicron variant. Whether or not this is a pandemic-changing variant – one that really evades our vaccines and treatments – remains to be seen. Research will tell us more in the coming days and weeks, and we must watch and follow the data closely while giving the brilliant scientific teams time to get the answers. Although I am very worried about countries with limited access to vaccines, I am cautiously hopeful that our current vaccines will continue to protect us against severe sickness and death, if we are fully vaccinated. Continue reading...
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It’s good to have Premier League giants – but just how giant should they be? | Jonathan Wilson
The challenge to the top three has enlivened the season – but their positive goal difference suggests the gap remains glaringOn the face of it, a little over a third of the way through, this feels like a pretty good Premier League season – at least from a football point of view. There is the possibility of a three-way title fight. The only side that look as though they could be cut adrift have just been taken over by owners who can be expected to spend heavily in January. There are intriguing stories everywhere, from Manchester United’s struggles to the returns of Antonio Conte, Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira.The arrival of Ralf Rangnick at Old Trafford adds to the richness of the mix, the sense that the Premier League is the home of the world’s most tactically advanced football. Not only does the Premier League have coaches of the proven quality of Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, but also now, along with Marcelo Bielsa, two of the great theorists who have shaped so much of how modern football is played. Continue reading...
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Luca Brecel seals place in UK Championship final before revealing toilet scare
The Belgium defeated Kyren Wilson to progress through to Sunday’s showpiece in York.
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Mercedes boss thought Lewis Hamilton pole ‘was gone’ before Max Verstappen crash in Saudi Arabia qualifying
The Red Bull driver was almost half a second up on Hamilton before he hit the wall on the final corner
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Wes Streeting pledges Labour will slash wait times in NHS that saved his life
The party’s new shadow Health Secretary despairs at the record backlog of 5.5million patients unable to get treatment
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Christian Horner slams F1 ‘inconsistency’ after Lewis Hamilton escapes penalty at Saudi Arabia Grand Prix
The Red Bull boss said his team will ‘have a look’ at whether to launch an appeal after Max Verstappen was hit with a five-place grid penalty in Qatar
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Lewis Hamilton ‘proud’ to have the edge ahead of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
The Briton took pole position as title rival Max Verstappen crashed out of qualifying.
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Strictly Come Dancing fans in tears over 'sad' opening number
Viewers were left 'in bits' over the emotional performance
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‘UN resolution needed demanding both sides put down weapons and go to the negotiating table’, says former acting US ambassador to Ethiopia
We spoke to Vicki Huddleston, the former acting US Ambassador to Ethiopia.
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Military push back against rebels in Ethiopia civil war
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his soldiers are pushing back rebel forces in a drive to reclaim territory captured by Trigrayan troops. 
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French conservatives choose first woman presidential candidate
Today they chose Valérie Pécresse, a more centrist candidate, over a right-wing challenger.
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Extra Covid measures ‘should be seriously considered’, says NERVTAG committee member
We were joined by Professor Ravi Gupta - a clinical microbiologist who sits on the government's NERVTAG committee
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‘Vaccinated people rarely hospitalised with Omicron in South Africa’, says Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism editor
We were joined by Mia Malan, editor-in-chief of the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism, which is based in Johannesburg.
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Trump social media company claims to raise $1bn from investors
Trump Media & Technology Group launched in OctoberInvestors not identified but partner claims ‘diverse group’Donald Trump’s new social media company and its special purpose acquisition company partner said on Saturday the partner had agreements for $1bn in capital from institutional investors.The former president launched Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) in October. He unveiled plans for a new messaging app called Truth Social, meant to rival Twitter and the other social media platforms that banned him following the deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January. Continue reading...
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MMA star Sergio Pettis produces 'KO of the year' to knock Kyoji Horiguchi out cold
Sergio Pettis secured victory over Kyoji Horiguchi in the octagon, and his fight-winning blow has been labelled as the ‘knockout of the year’.
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NHS England eases GPs’ workload to focus on Covid booster jabs
NHS England has told GPs their work loads can be eased to allow them to focus on the booster vaccine roll out – in a push to put vaccines in arms as the omicron variant spreads. It follows a government drive to make the booster vaccine available to all adults and to cut the time…
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Pre-departure Covid tests required for travel to Scotland
The Scottish Government said the restrictions are proportionate and necessary to protect public health.
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Pre-departure Covid tests required for travel to Scotland
The Scottish Government said the restrictions are proportionate and necessary to protect public health.
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Louis Theroux recalls ‘old-fashioned corporal punishment’ at his prep school: ‘It felt like a 1930s throwback’
'I sometimes ran foul of the authorities.'
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Inside raid on suspected loan shark's £300,000 home as Christmas crackdown launched
Around 300,000 households across the UK are believed to have fallen victim to loan sharks and had passports and pets seized and have been threatened on the street for their debts
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Strictly 2021: AJ Odudu in tears after ‘letting down’ viewers with error in latest dance
‘You know what? I’m so gutted,’ Odudu said
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Matthew Wolfenden’s new look suggests longer Emmerdale break amid race row
He's reportedly been absent from filming.
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Michael Owen's "absolutely massive" Premier League title prediction after Liverpool win
Divock Origi scored a last-minute winner against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday afternoon to help Liverpool leapfrog Chelsea in the Premier League title race
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Jurgen Klopp harkens back to Liverpool's title-winning form with "good old times" claim
Divock Origi scored in the 94th minute to give Liverpool a last-gasp win against Wolves on Saturday, three points that will massively aid Jurgen Klopp and co in their Premier League title push
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Wind, rain, and snow forecast as thousands still stuck without power
Forecasters predict more ‘unsettled’ weather, while engineers work to reconnect around 4,700 properties to power supplies following Storm Arwen.
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Wind, rain, and snow forecast as thousands still stuck without power
Forecasters predict more ‘unsettled’ weather, while engineers work to reconnect around 4,700 properties to power supplies following Storm Arwen.
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Owner burns down £1.3million home trying to flush out snake infestation
After the massive fire broke out 75 members of the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service battled for hours to get the roaring blaze under control in Maryland, USA
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'Best on the planet' - Bernardo Silva's wondergoal has fans making the same statement
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva continued his superb run with a brace against Watford, but one goal had fans talking more than the other.
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Rapper Digga D 'traps orangutan in car and feeds it strawberry milk' in abuse claim
The animal named George appears to be distressed as Digga D can be seen shouting at him. The ex-con, big in the drill rap scene that glorifies murder and guns, is believed to have bought the ape online
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