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Areas could move down a tier before Christmas with ‘collective effort’, Robert Jenrick says
Robert Jenrick said many areas were on ‘the cusp of different tiers’ 
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Stag charges a deerstalker, snagging his rifle in its antlers and running off in the Czech Republic 
The man was taking part in a hunt in a forested area near Horní Planá in the southwestern Czech Republic last week when his gun got caught in the deer's antlers as the beast ran past him.
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Napoli pay tribute to Diego Maradona before Europa League win
Napoli took to the field wearing 'Maradona 10' shirts before the game
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After decades of mockery, Austrian village changes name from ‘F***ing’ to Fugging
Residents were tired of local signs being stolen because of the village’s unfortunate correlation with an English swear word
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MOT examiner faces jail for killing schoolboy Josh Osborne in Orpington bypass crash
An MOT examiner who ran over and killed an 11-year-old schoolboy as he was walking home from a day at the funfair is facing jail.  
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Ethiopians flee Tigray capital in fear of imminent assault
People are continuing to flee the capital of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region in fear of an imminent assault after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army had been ordered to move in for the “final phase” of an offensive to arrest the defiant regional leaders
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Can you spot the elves hiding in this virtual Christmas party call?
UK-based firm Rovva, which specialises in business support, has created a new seek-and-find puzzle. The challenge involves locating seven difficult to spot elves hiding in a festive video call.
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Record £7bn to be spent in next 24 hours as Black Friday fever sweeps the nation
Sports Direct, Debenhams, Boots, John Lewis and Game are amongst retailers offering up to half price discounts this weekend as the retail rush to Christmas commences
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Stocks subdued as England prepares for new Covid tiers – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest business and markets news, as England prepares to exit its national Covid lockdown 8.19am GMT We’ll get a fuller picture of the success of today’s Black Friday deals come Monday, but as my colleague Zoe Wood explains, total sales are set to soar. Black Friday is expected to smash online sales records this year as struggling retailers slash prices in a desperate attempt to drum up trade after a lost November on the high street. Consumers love discounts. If shoppers are looking to bring forward their Christmas shopping, retailers don’t want to lose market share to their competitors. They have to have skin in the game. Related: Black Friday expected to beat UK online sales records 8.04am GMT A late addition to the pack: Germany’s Dax has opened flat Continue reading...
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US president elect Joe Biden could scrap New York-London air corridor in favour of Dublin link
London aviation chiefs are in a race against time to secure an air corridor to New York amid growing fears that the incoming Biden team will favour Dublin.
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Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho and why the transformative power of the manager has never been higher
Chelsea vs Tottenham on Sunday presents a fascinating managerial battle with two men at different points of their careers
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Ring leader of notorious drugs gang found dead in Strangeways aged 29
Gerard Thompson was jailed for 10 years for a series of burglaries targeting rival drug dealers
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Emmerdale's Joe-Warren Plant 'splits from girlfriend after Vanessa Bauer rows'
The actor is said to have been arguing with his partner about the amount of time he's spending with Dancing on Ice professional Vanessa Bauer
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Inside Politics: Boris Johnson facing major Tory rebellion over tiers
Up to 60 backbenchers are thought to be ready to vote against the prime minister’s post-lockdown plan, writes Adam Forrest
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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Prediction, team news, TV, live stream, h2h results - Premier League preview
Crystal Palace make a swift return to Premier League action as they host Newcastle tonight.
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Boots Black Friday 2020 sale: save up to 50% on Oral B, Fenty Beauty and YSL
Boots has launched price cuts on Oral B electric toothbrushes, Fenty Beauty products and much more in its Black Friday sale
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60 Christmas gifts for your girlfriend
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Five MPs ‘cheated death after explosives smuggled into Paris conference’
An Iranian official is accused of smuggling the bomb into Europe in his diplomatic bag.
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Best Black Friday toy deals for 2020 including LEGO and L.O.L Surprise dolls
If you're doing your Christmas shopping, Black Friday is the event to get yourself a great deal. We've rounded up top picks for Black Friday from L.O.L Surprise, Marvel and LEGO
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Amazon fires driver who drove off with boy's birthday PlayStation 5 console
The Walker family caught footage on their CCTV camera of a courier appearing to handle a large PS5-shaped box at the back of his van, delivering other packages but keeping that one
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Five British MPs escaped terror plot at Paris rally in 2018
Iranian diplomat allegedly behind plan to bomb Free Iran event attended by thousandsFive MPs were among thousands who escaped a terror plot at a rally in Paris two years ago allegedly engineered by an Iranian diplomat.A bomb that had been meant to explode at the Free Iran Rally on 30 June 2018 was found in the car of a couple who were arrested in Brussels. Continue reading...
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The best mattress deals for Black Friday
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Brexit LIVE: Boris Johnson calls Barnier's bluff as UK ignores 48-hour EU no deal threat
BORIS JOHNSON has completely ignored Michel Barnier's threat of pulling out of make or break post-Brexit trade talks within 48 hours unless London dramatically changed its negotiating stance.
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Tory revolt: Boris forced to rely on LABOUR to pass tier measures after stunning backlash
A GROWING Tory rebellion will force Boris Johnson to rely on Labour votes to pass his new tier restrictions in the Commons next week.
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Virgin River review – guilt and intrigue in a grownup Dawson's Creek
The second season of Netflix’s soapy small-town saga has arrived to cure us of the winter blues. Here’s what you’ve been missingMuch as I like to keep an array of Georgette Heyers and Catherine Cooksons on my shelves for succour at times of mental hardship, so too I like to keep a romantical televisual endeavour or two tucked away on my watchlist. There have been many depredations upon both media in the godforsaken year of 2020. I have read everything from Regency Ponce to A Bathful of Clinkers, and watched everything Amy Sherman-Palladino ever breathed upon and Outlander twice, even though him in the kilt does nothing for me sexually at all. That’s the extremis 2020 has us in.Bookwise, I am now staring down the barrel of Barbara Cartland and things were looking almost equally as bleak on the watchlist. But then, like a knight on a white charger, came the discovery of Virgin River, and the release of its second season on Netflix. Continue reading...
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Emmerdale spoilers: Chris Bisson reveals Laurel and Jai’s heartbreaking conflict in termination story
Laurel and Jai make a huge decision, one which Chris Bisson reveals will have 'ramifications'.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Huge 2021 storylines revealed for nine major characters
The young characters have major material coming up.
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On my radar: Ralph Steadman's cultural highlights
The celebrated illustrator on BBC One’s The Repair Shop, swimming in lockdown, and liver and onions at his favourite Turkish restaurantArtist Ralph Steadman’s work became synonymous with 70s counterculture due to his long association with the gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson. His distinctive political and satirical drawings have appeared in the New York Times, Punch and Rolling Stone. Steadman has created album artwork for the Who and Frank Zappa, designed an award-winning set of British stamps and illustrated special editions of Alice in Wonderland, Animal Farm and Fahrenheit 451. A retrospective artbook, A Life in Ink, is out this month. Continue reading...
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EastEnders spoilers: 40 new images reveal Ian left to die, all suspects and motives
Ian's time runs out in all new EastEnders pictures
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Boris Johnson's 'mutant' planning algorithm could scar England for ever | Simon Jenkins
A Dominic Cummings-influenced white paper throws land open to uncontrolled building – but could spark a Tory revolt When Dominic Cummings stormed out of Downing Street earlier this month he left behind a time bomb more explosive than any pandemic recession or no-deal Brexit. Those pestilences will pass. If enacted, the Cummings-inspired white paper Planning for the Future will scar England’s face for ever.The paper promises to shift the appearance of England. It intends to throw open landscapes, especially across the south-east, to uncontrolled “build, build, build”. It will tip wealth yet further towards London and end any levelling-up of the north. It will abolish the ages-old distinction in British planning between built-up areas and the 70-80% of land that is still rural. It will leave poorer city centres to decline, result in villages doubling or trebling in size, and building dribbling from one town into the next. Fields and open spaces will disappear. Continue reading...
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Outdoor climbing in the second lockdown – in pictures
Photographer Murdo MacLeod’s project for our lockdown diaries series focuses on outdoor climbingAndy Swann: ‘Many of my favourite pastimes such as community ocean rowing and sea kayaking have been seriously disrupted by the pandemic but outdoor climbing has been mostly possible in one form or another. It has helped protect my sanity during lockdowns and extended periods of restrictions. It has flexibility in that it can be done in nearby quarries, crags or in the mighty mountains’ Continue reading...
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The End of the Storm review – salute to Liverpool's triumph not much Kop
Manager Jürgen Klopp is good value, but this skin-deep documentary reveals little about what lay behind the club’s rise to Premier League supremacy Liverpool’s imperious march to the Premier League title in 2020 was interrupted – and almost derailed – by the coronavirus pandemic; the club had to endure a nervy few weeks before the decision was made to finish the season, rather than cancel it. This unexpected wobble is the main point of interest in this otherwise skin-deep, self-congratulatory description of Liverpool’s triumphant season; a super-authorised version where no one is off their guard for a second, and everything is presented in admiringly hagiographic terms.Admittedly, it would be hard to do it any other way, the trade-off being copious access to Liverpool’s estimable and likable manager Jürgen Klopp, and briefer chats with club captain Jordan Henderson, laser-eyed centre back Virgil van Dijk and smiley Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino among others. Emotional and voluble, Klopp is generally good value, talking about his relationship with his father and insisting that everyone – including the hotdog sellers – need to be on top of their game for the club to succeed. Continue reading...
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Robots on the rise as Americans experience record job losses amid pandemic
The pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed – including many in the hospitality industry, which has seen a rise in the adoption of new techThey can check you in and deliver orange juice to your hotel room, answer your questions about a missing package, whip up sushi and pack up thousands of subscription boxes. And, perhaps most importantly, they are completely immune to Covid-19. While people have had a hard time in the coronavirus pandemic, robots are having a moment.The Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed – disproportionately those in the service industries where women and people of color make up the largest share of the labor force. In October, 11 million people were unemployed in the US, compared with about 6 million people who were without a job during the same time last year. Continue reading...
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Flohio: No Panic No Pain review – rapper leaves no mould unbroken
(AlphaTone)The south Londoner broadens and deepens her emotional range, while continuing to select unexpected production partnersFlohio escapes labels. In fact, she actively contests them, asserting she’s not a grime artist as so many observers assume London rappers are. Since 2016 the Bermondsey rapper, who goes by a portmanteau of her real name Funmi Ohiosumah, has become known for unabashed stage presence and rapid-fire flows, spitting over the beats of electronic artists such as God Colony and Modeselektor rather than only rap producers. These daring, genre-resistant tracks earned her a place in the BBC’s Sound of 2019 poll. Continue reading...
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25 soap spoilers: Coronation Street Yasmeen’s fate revealed, EastEnders Ian death horror, Emmerdale decision, Hollyoaks drugs horror
We reveal all new soap spoilers for next week's huge week.
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Man Utd fans praise Edinson Cavani after performance vs Basaksehir
Manchester United summer signing Edinson Cavani played his first full 90 minutes during the Champions League win against Istanbul Basaksehir.
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Drag queens recreate Miley Cyrus’s most iconic moments for epic birthday tribute
We're loving the Hannah Montana era.
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Shoppers share their hilarious memorabilia knock offs
People have shared the most outlandish bootlegs they've come across in pound shops on the hilarious US-based Instagram account Ugly Bootlegs.
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Oxford vaccine to undergo new trial after dosing error made it 90% effective
But AstraZeneca has insisted any additional trials would not hold up regulatory approval.
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Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'
An animal welfare group says the iconic singer and actress Cher is set to visit Pakistan
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Stellar investor Baillie Gifford, famed for US tech picks like Tesla, saw UK fund leap too. Here are its top 10 shares.
Here are the top 10 stock picks, which are a surprising mix of technology and old-school stalwarts from packaging to kitchens
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Austrian village cleans up its act... by changing its name to the less risque 'Fugging' 
Residents of the Austrian village F***ing have endured decades of sniggers from English speakers and the frequent theft of its signs by visitors and are now changing the name to Fugging.
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Coronavirus UK news – live: Boris Johnson facing tiers rebellion from MPs as Oxford vaccine moves forward
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EU civil war: Bloc DIVIDED on Merkel plan to pull plug on ski industry - 'They will pay!'
ANGELA MERKEL risks crippling the European ski industry with a bid to close resorts until early January to try and curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Frank Lampard admits he ‘relies’ on role models Thiago Silva and Olivier Giroud in Chelsea dressing room
'That's hugely important...'
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