Children sent home in fancy dress after head teacher ‘cancels Halloween’

More than 20 defiant families let their children dress up anyway - only for them to be sent back home.
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Amouranth is now an official Playboy model as she buys herself $1m birthday gift
Not only is Twitch star Amouranth about to become a Playboy model but she’s made another massive investment for her retirement.
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Khloe Kardashian stuns in first public appearance amid claims Tristan Thompson has ‘welcomed third child’
She joined mum Kris and sister Kim at the California bash.
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Red Bull chief apologises over initial view of Max Verstappen-Lewis Hamilton incident
The Red Bull chief claims his team “were not treated the same” as rivals Mercedes
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Ancient Peruvian mummy bound with ropes goes on display
The mummy is believed to be between 800 and 1,200 years old.
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17 best eco-friendly and ethical gifts for a more sustainable Christmas
From festive jumpers and gardening kits to coffee subscriptions and experiences, it’s time to get inspired
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Malaysia court upholds former PM Najib’s 1MDB conviction
Najib Razak was appealing a 12-year prison sentence and $50 million fine imposed last year
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Tui sees Omicron fears hit holiday bookings recovery
The holiday company reported an annual group loss of 2.47bn euros (£2.1bn), against losses of 3.15bn euros (£2.7bn) the previous year.
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Google Calendar down: App and website not working for users
Google Calendar appears to have stopped working properly.
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'We are f***ed' Boris facing Tory fury over 'shambolic' leadership after embarrassing leak
BORIS JOHNSON is facing criticism over "shambolic" leadership following the leak of a mock Q&A session video, with one source saying: "We're f***ed."
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Germany elects new chancellor to replace Angela Merkel after 16 years
It brings to a close 16 years of rule by Angela Merkel, who chose not to run again.
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Boy dies after ‘collapsing in street on way to school’
Passers-by tried to help but were unable to save him.
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The Ashes: Defiant Ollie Pope not giving up hope of First Test win despite nightmare opening day for England
England were skittled for just 147 by Australia on the opening day of the Ashes but Ollie Pope believes an unlikely first victory at The Gabba in 35 years is not yet beyond them.
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Prince William greets Radio 1's Teen Heroes of 2021 at Kensington Palace
Prince William, 39, welcomed teenagers and Radio 1 DJs into his London home yesterday to congratulate the youngsters on their 'selfless, brave and exceptional' achievements.
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Better.com executives resign after huge backlash over leaked Zoom sacking of 900 employees
Three executives of the company are reported to have resigned over past week
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Michael Owen makes Manchester United vs Young Boys score prediction
United have already secured their qualification for the last-16 stage ahead of facing Young Boys in their final Champions League group game.
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Doctor cries as she says No 10 party happened same day dad fatally contracted Covid
Joining Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Adil, Dr Saleyha Ahsan was tearful as she spoke about the damning video showing senior staff joking about the Christmas party just four days after it happened
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Changes made to Abu Dhabi circuit ahead of F1 season finale
A chicane has been removed, with a wider hairpin now forming turn seven among other changes.
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Adil Ray Wins Praise For Grilling Matt Hancock Over Alleged Downing Street Christmas Party
Good Morning Britain presenter Adil Ray has been applauded on social media for his line of questioning to Matt Hancock over the alleged Christmas party that took place at Downing Street when the country was supposed to have been on lockdown.On Tuesday night, footage surfaced online of senior staffers joking on camera about “a Downing Street Christmas party on Friday night” involving “cheese and wine” and “definitely no social distancing”.In the wake of the clip being made public, several cabinet ministers were reported to have pulled out of TV interviews on Wednesday morning, while Matt Hancock – who was still serving as health secretary at the time of the supposed Christmas gathering – put in an appearance on Good Morning Britain.During the interview, he received a grilling from guest host Adil Ray and regular presenter Susanna Reid.“I’ve read the papers but I don’t know anything else about it,” Hancock said early in the interview. “I wasn’t invited. I wasn’t there. I don’t think anybody is saying…”Adil then interjected: “Have you not messaged anybody at Downing Street? Do you not have any old friends left at Downing Street that you could text?”When Hancock responded that he “only found out about it late last night, and I got up pretty early this morning”, Adil then told the MP: “If I was in your position, coming onto this show, surely you would ask? Have you not asked anybody?”“I’ve seen what’s in the newspapers,” Hancock explained. “But I don’t think anybody is saying the prime minister was at this party.”The Lingo host then said: “You lost your job because of breaking the rules, which was probably the right thing to happen at the time. So do you not think… if anybody has broken the rules that they should lose their jobs too?”Hancock replied: “Well that’s one of these questions that starts with ‘if’. And that shows that we just don’t know.”“Are you really saying, even after that Allegra Stratton video, that we ‘don’t know’ there was a party?” Adil questioned. “How are you reading that? Because you’re reading it very differently to the rest of the nation. “You’re saying [in the video] they just came out with a hypothetical question – ‘what if there was a Christmas party?’. You think they just made all that up?”'You lost your job because of breaking the rules so do you not think if anybody has broken the rules that they should lose their jobs too?' - @adilray@MattHancock says 'we just don't know' what happened and if the alleged Christmas party on Downing Street happened. pic.twitter.com/t8Dr7ZfSsd— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 8, 2021Hancock told the pair: “One of the things that I’ve learned, especially being health secretary during the pandemic, is that you need to get to the bottom of the facts. And as I say, I don’t know those facts. And I have that… we’ve seen what the prime minister has said about it.“I wish I could help you more… but I can’t. Because I wasn’t there. The prime minister wasn’t there, as far as we understand, if there was a party.”Susanna then brought up Hancock’s exit from his role as health secretary over the summer, asking: “Do you not feel it would be unjust that you lost your job for breaking the rules, and other people were not held accountable in the same way?”Hancock said: “I’m responsible for my actions, and I take responsibility for my actions. And I resigned and, as you know, I’ve apologised… I’m very happy to answer questions about things that I do know about… But I just can’t answer questions about things that I don’t know about.”Adil then said: “I’m sat here thinking about the 140,000 people who lost relatives. 691 people died on that day they were having the party. We’re doing it for them.“We’re doing it for those people that couldn’t hold the hands of their family members, or couldn’t attend funerals. They deserve answers. I know it’s OK for you to say you don’t know…”“But you were the health secretary in charge at the time,” Susanna then added.Hancock insisted: “I was the health secretary working in a different part of Whitehall. I just don’t have anything else to add.”After the interview aired, Adil received a wave of praise on social media for continuing to put difficult questions to the former health secretary:I love how @adilray stays on their necks. Is he the permanent cohost now? He should be https://t.co/btz1Fz38p9— kiramadeira
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Rory Burns’ first-ball dismissal may trump Steve Harmison wide, says Pat Cummins
Burns was bowled with the first delivery of the Ashes series as Australia took control against England in Brisbane
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Man who stabbed his partner 54 times before his mother helped him cover it up is guilty of murder 
Ian Bennett behaved in a 'paranoid, obsessive and controlling way' when he launched the vicious attack on mother-of-two Kerry Woolley at her home in Olton, Solihull, on July 12 last year.
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Should fines be issued to those who are not vaccinated against Covid? Tell us in our poll
The Independent wants to hear your views on whether people who refuse to have a vaccine should face fines. Tell us your thoughts in the poll below
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Mum blasts £135 Xmas experience where Santa looked 'homeless' and left niece non-believer
Mum Melissa Evans blasted the £135 experience, as she claimed their volunteer Santa looked 'homeless' and did not say 'Ho Ho Ho' - leaving her niece a non-believer.
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Mercedes OAP, 72, 'rammed' moped riders off bikes after one made 'rude gesture'
A pensioner seriously injured two moped riders and a passenger by deliberately ramming them off their bikes after one made a rude gesture at him, a court heard.
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Squid Game tops list of 10 most-Googled shows of 2021
BBC’s ‘Line of Duty’ and ITV’s ‘Love Island’ ranked fourth and fifth on the list respectively
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Zendaya wants to direct ‘simple love story about two Black girls’
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Tell us: if the UK government said you should lockdown, would you be willing?
We would like to hear whether you would be willing to lockdown now in light of allegations about Covid rules being broken last yearAfter a leaked video of No 10 officials joking about a lockdown Christmas party last year that Downing Street insists did not take place, the prime minister is facing fresh accusations of lying.On the 18 December, the date that sources have said the party took place, there were strict Covid regulations in place, and it would have contravened the rules. Continue reading...
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Reading and Leeds festival: Fans overjoyed after 2022 lineup announced
‘The reading and Leeds line up has given me nothing but serotonin,’ wrote one fan
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Grandmother who had world’s first Covid jab urges vaccine take-up on anniversary
Margaret Keenan, 91, said vaccination is the ‘best Christmas present’.
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Grandmother who had world’s first Covid jab urges vaccine take-up on anniversary
Margaret Keenan, 91, said vaccination is the ‘best Christmas present’.
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Liz Truss warns against 'woke' attacks on UK's history and culture
The Foreign Secretary will deliver a major speech at Chatham House in central London in which she will urge people to 'wake up'.
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Robert Lewandowski expands on Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or comments amid rift claims
Robert Lewandowski was initially claimed to have described Lionel Messi's plea for him to be given the 2020 Ballon d'Or retrospectively as "empty words," but the Bayern Munich striker has now clarified his remarks
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Omicron: January lockdown ‘cannot be ruled out’ as cases doubling every two days and numbers highest in London
Professor Neil Ferguson said a January lockdown could not be ruled out if hospitalisations spiral
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11 best kids’ pyjamas for keeping cosy and looking cool
From traditional tartan to cute tractor prints, start bedtime off right with these PJs for children
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Family business selling ‘bespoke’ Caribbean rum online given go-ahead by licensing chiefs
Island Rumz will run its internet-based operation from a semi-detached house in the Castleton area of Rochdale.
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‘Dream come true’: Japanese billionaire blasts off for ISS
Yusaku Maezawa fulfils childhood ambition with 12-day trip to International Space StationA Japanese billionaire has fulfilled his childhood dream of travelling into space, as one of two passengers onboard a Russian rocket that blasted off towards the International Space Station [ISS] on Wednesday.Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of Zozo, a successful online fashion business, and his production assistant, Yozo Hirano, became the first space tourists to travel to the ISS for more than a decade. Continue reading...
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Mercedes 'end controversial £4m-per-year sponsorship deal' with Grenfell insulation firm
The Silver Arrows have reportedly ended their deal with a company implicated in the Grenfell Tower disaster after giving in to public pressure.
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NHS nurse trapped in South Africa by Omicron variant right before Christmas
Mel, who has been helping coronavirus patients at the Hull Royal Infirmary, has found herself close to £5,000 out of pocket after getting stuck in South Africa due to Omicron
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Struggling mum overwhelmed as strangers save Christmas for her and baby daughter
When an appeal was put out online for the people of Leeds to help a the mum, who does not want to be named, and 10-month-old baby - big-hearted strangers responded to help
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Teen narrowly escapes being knocked off moped in heart-stopping headcam footage
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Travel news live: Travel bans ‘morally wrong’ says Archbishop as Tui reports £4.7m loss
‘We cannot have travel apartheid’, says Justin Welby
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East Acton: Man jailed for 24 years for stabbing stranger in throat in unprovoked attack
A man who stabbed someone in an unprovoked attack outside an off-licence in East Acton has been jailed for 24 years.
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Video piles pressure on UK’s Johnson in lockdown-party saga
A leaked video that shows staff members in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office joking about holding a lockdown-breaching Christmas party last year is adding fuel to allegations that government officials flouted coronavirus rules they imposed on everyone else
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Aldi boss shares Christmas update on masks and opening hours as Omicron cases surge
All Aldi customers will be required to wear a mask when visiting stores across the UK unless they are medically exempt. Masks also remain compulsory in Aldi’s Scottish and Welsh stores
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Parents of 97th Hillsborough victim speak of their pride
Andrew Devine died in July, more than 32 years after he suffered serious injuries at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.
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Parents of 97th Hillsborough victim speak of their pride
Andrew Devine died in July, more than 32 years after he suffered serious injuries at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.
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Fetch! Labrador Nixon chases after FedEx driver to return parcel he left on the porch
Owner Megan Sand said Nixon becomes 'very excited' when anyone comes to the house in Minnesota and is particularly fond of delivery people who give him treats.
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‘It’s like playing with 10 men!’ – Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slated by Andy Townsend
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