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How to deal with Covid anxiety amid new omicron variant
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Lewis Hamilton hits back at claims he’s ‘cheating’ in F1 title battle
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Middlesbrough want Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun on January loan deal as Eddie Nketiah considers Bundesliga
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WTA accused of ‘coercing’ Peng Shuai to ‘support the West’s attack’ on China
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Have A Party, Don’t Have A Party: Ministers Aren’t Sure What To Say On Christmas Festivities
Government ministers have been sending out a rather inconsistent message about how the public should behave during the festive season in the last week.The discovery of the Omicron variant has seen Downing Street bring mandatory mask-wearing back.But should we limit our social interactions too? That remains far from clear.Here are all the recommendations put forward by ministers about Christmas this week.Cancel your Christmas partyScience minister George Freeman revealed that he had cancelled his work Christmas party and decided to hold it virtually instead when speaking to LBC on Thursday.Blaming the discovery of the Omicron variant for the change, he said: “We’ve decided this year that it is probably sensible to do it by Zoom and wait for the spring.”Don’t cancel your Christmas partyPrime minister Boris Johnson explicitly said the opposite of Freeman on Tuesday.When asked by reporters if Christmas celebrations should be called off, he said: “The answer is no. The guidance remains the same, and we’re trying to take a balanced and proportionate approach.”He even maintained that nativity plays should not be cancelled, adding: “We think that, overwhelmingly, the best thing for kids is to be at school.”No snogging allowed“I don’t think there should be much snogging under the mistletoe” at any Christmas parties according to work and pensions secretary Therese Coffey.However, she added that the government was working hard so that everyone could enjoy a “knees-up”.Speaking to ITV’s Robert Peston on Wednesday, she said: “I think we should all be trying to enjoy the Christmas ahead of us and that’s why we’re working so hard to get the deployment of as many vaccines as possible.”She later clarified on Twitter: “Don’t kiss with people you don’t know...”Watch the full interview folks ... Don't kiss with people you don't know..Government working exceptionally hard with NHS and the Jabs Army to get boosters in arms so we can all enjoy a proper Christmas knees up https://t.co/3jgYFNM070— Thérèse Coffey #PlanforJobs (@theresecoffey) December 1, 2021Get your lateral flow test beforePeople should test themselves for Covid by taking a lateral flow test before social interactions this Christmas, according to health secretary Sajid Javid.He said: “It’s not a formal recommendation, the guidance, but if I was going to a party with lots of people [I would get tested].“But I would have done that by the way even before we knew about this variant.”He later told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme: “Go to the party but just be cautious.”Don’t socialiseHead of the UK Health Security Agency Dr Jenny Harries urged people not to socialise “when we don’t particularly need to” on Tuesday.She also said working from home would be “a good thing to do” if case numbers continue to rise.Do socialiseNo.10 slapped down Dr Harries’ advice not to socialise where possible by claiming that was not the government’s official advice at the moment.Asked about her recommendation, the prime minister’s spokesman said: “No. Our advice to the public is as set out at the weekend.”They pointed out that beyond the mandatory face coverings in some settings, contacts of those who tested positive for Covid and new travel rules, the government has released no “further guidance to the public”.Wear a mask – but not all the timeNew rules surrounding mandatory mask-wearing came into place on Tuesday.People are now legally obliged to cover their faces in shops and on public transport, but not in other areas such as theatres, pubs and bars.Asked if this means you should wear a mask during a Christmas party, Javid told BBC Radio 4: “It depends if I am walking around or sitting down. It depends if I’m eating.“People just need to make a decision based on the guidance.” Self-isolate – but not for longThe government announced that double-vaccinated people arriving into the UK will now have to take a PCR test and their second day in the country. They will have to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.Leaked documents from Sage scientists revealed that the government had been advised to ask travellers to take PCR tests on day five and eight after their arrival in the UK – meaning they would have to self-isolate for much longer.But Johnson has maintained that two-day isolations were “balanced and proportionate measures designed to protect the British people from the Omicron variant”.Related...Minister Reveals He's Cancelled Work Christmas Party Amid Omicron ConcernsShould You Be Making Back-Up Christmas Plans – And If So, How?Boris Johnson Does Not Deny 'Boozy Party' Held In Downing Street In Lockdown
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Eddie Nketiah informs Arsenal of transfer wish after failing to impress Mikel Arteta
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UK court to rule in Meghan's privacy suit against publisher
A British court is set to reaffirm or quash a ruling that a British newspaper publisher breached the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing portions of a letter she wrote to her estranged father
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Ant and Dec reveal shocking items celebs tried to smuggle back into the castle from quarantine
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‘Sensational’ – John Barnes singles out the key area Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has improved this season
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Hillary Clinton Indirectly Drags Trump And His Bad Breath On Twitter
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Coronation Street funeral mystery as Emma is spotted in graveyard and fans will be wondering who has died
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Brexit row: Medicines proving major sticking point in hated protocol as tensions erupt
THE PROVISION for the free flow of medicines to Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK is proving a major sticking point in negotiations over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
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Nigel de Jong pinpoints reason for Jack Grealish's slow start at Man City
Nigel de Jong feels Jack Grealish's slow start boils down to the difficulty of integrating into Pep Guardiola's system.
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Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor joins forces with Stephen Fry to narrate Sleeping Beauty
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock shares breastfeeding photo from Boxing Day premiere as she celebrates film debut
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Titanfall universe ‘will continue’ as Titanfall 1 removed from digital stores
In the latest example of a game being slowly erased from history, it’s now all but impossible to buy a copy of the original Titanfall.
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Cristiano Ronaldo's touching gesture after demolishing 'illegal' home extension
Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to remove an "illegal" rooftop gazebo at his Lisbon penthouse in September and has recycled the rubble by donating it to local families
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The original Home Alone house is available to rent on Airbnb for only $25 a night
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TFL ditches free New Year’s Eve London tube amid funding crisis
New Year revellers will not get their traditional free Tube ride home due to Transport for London’s financial crisis, it has emerged.
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Man, 23, stole his dad's car and broke his sister's front door - but he "loves his family very much"
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Julia and the Shark’s writers on their pandemic-driven book lauded by Waterstones
The novel written and illustrated by husband-and-wife duo, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston, has been named children’s gift of the year by Waterstones, while Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics wins book of 2021It was a BBC article about a 400-year-old Greenland shark which sparked Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston’s children’s novel Julia and the Shark, which has just won an award at Waterstones. But it was the pandemic which drove its exploration of the fragility of a parent’s mental health.Hargrave’s novel, which is illustrated by her artist husband de Freston, tells of 10-year-old Julia, who travels with her parents to an island in the Shetlands. There for the summer, her marine biologist mother becomes obsessed with finding the elusive Greenland shark. The title was named children’s gift of the year today by Waterstones, described by head children’s buyer Florentyna Martin as “an incredible piece of storytelling” which explores “powerful topics with warmth and honesty”. Continue reading...
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Michael Buerk: Radio 4’s The Moral Maze presenter claims ‘freedom of speech is seriously under threat’ at BBC
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Zombie fires burn in world's coldest village which freezes in -60C temperatures
Zombie fires get their name because they seem to come back from the dead and footage shows one billowing under deep snow just two miles away from 'Pole of the Cold' in Siberia, Russia
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In Denmark, a snow storm means people overnight in an IKEA
In northern Denmark, six stranded customers and about two dozen employees spent the night in a IKEA furniture store, sleeping in the beds that are usually on show
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UK buys another 114,000,000 jabs as poor nations plea for help
The Government says the move will 'future proof' the UK's vaccine rollout.
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Woman spends thousands on Christmas every year with eight trees and luxury holidays
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Jadon Sancho reveals what he's learning from Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United
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GMB's Susanna Reid 'tells off' ITV show guest for 'proudly admitting to breaking Covid rules'
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Alan Cumming shares his craziest showbiz stories in his newest autobiography
New York-based Scottish actor Alan Cumming, 56, has opened up about his stellar career, full of funny anecdotes about encounters with A-listers in his touching memoirs Baggage.
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EastEnders' Max Bowden supported by BBC crew after three friends tragically died
EastEnders star Max Bowden lost three friends in the last year as well as his grandfather in October, 2020
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Emmerdale fans go wild as real-life soap couple share rare scene together
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Voters' fury at hypocrisy of Boris Johnson's 'disgusting' lockdown parties
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5 players who could win Ballon d’Or ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022
Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the award since 2008 but the pair are in the latter stages of their career and someone else will have to step up next
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BBC's Amol Rajan APOLOGISES for 'rude and immature' attacks on royals
Amol Rajan - the BBC journalist who presented The Princes And The Press - made the incendiary remarks in articles written in 2012 for The Independent, which he used to edit.
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'Brave' rats take over mum's home and even chew through her children's vitamins
A DESPAIRING mum wants to "knock her house down and rebuild it" as she and her two young sons have been plagued by rats for the last six years.
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I’m A Celebrity 2021: Frankie Bridge may come to regret revealing bum cast as husband Wayne shares photo
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Robbie Dunne ‘opened towel’ in front of fellow jockey Bryony Frost, BHA panel told
Bryony Frost alleged that Robbie Dunne had “opened his towel and shook himself” in front of her as she provided her testimony during a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing.
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UK 'standing ready' to vaccinate five to 11-year-olds against Covid
George Freeman, a business minister, said 'the UK Government was 'looking at the science on that and the balance of the rollout'. British scientists have so far resisted calls to jab very young children.
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Chloe Sims and rarely seen daughter sport matching outfits as they film TOWIE special
Chloe Sims was all smiles as she filmed scenes for the upcoming The Only Way Is Essex Christmas special alongside her rarely seen teenage daughter
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China war fears erupt as nuclear submarine snapped in Taiwan Strait: 'Playing with fire'
FEARS that Beijing will wage war have soared after a Chinese nuclear-powered submarine was spotted in the Taiwan Strait on satellite imagery from the European Space Agency.
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Dog which mauled boy, 10, to death was not an illegal breed
The American bulldog mauled the boy to death while he played at a friend's house.
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