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Rishi Sunak earmarks £55 billion to help fight coronavirus and pay for vaccines
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected in car attack
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Barack Obama backs Drake to play him in biopic
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British academic released from jail in Iran after two years in prisoner swap
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Coronavirus UK: Manchester braces for return to tier three after England's lockdown ends
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, said today it is 'more likely than not' that Ministers will put his area in the 'very high' level when the national lockdown ends next Wednesday.
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Hilarious Twitter account shows off Italians angry reactions to food
From pineapple on pizza to tinned spaghetti and a fried chicken pizza, a hilarious Twitter account has captured the moments Italians online have discovered  some not-so-classical cuisine.
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Data glitch 'may have led to more than 1,500 Covid deaths in England'
Public Health England disputes Warwick University economists’ findings as ‘misleading’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn Excel spreadsheet error that wiped nearly 16,000 English Covid cases from national statistics may have led to more than 1,500 preventable deaths, according to a paper from Warwick University.Cases that were removed from the record due to the spreadsheet error were also not referred to the NHS test and trace operation, meaning that people who had been exposed to a Covid sufferer were not told to self-isolate. Continue reading...
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Edwina Currie mourns as her former police detective husband John Jones dies of cancer aged 79
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Man nurses poorly squirrel back to health – with digestive biscuits and fruit smoothies
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Rapid coronavirus tests for football fans may the key to increasing crowds to 10,000 in January
Rapid-response Covid tests, which give results within an hour, and new approaches to crowd control may be key to bringing 10,000 fans back into football grounds and sports stadiums.
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'Woke' musuem apologises to poet Hughes' widow for 'highly misleading' slave trade link
THE British Library has apologised to the Carol Hughes, widow of former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, after his name was included on a register of famous figures with connections to the slave trade.
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Italian brand Boarini Milanesi launches world's most expensive handbag priced at £5.3MILLION
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Bus crash kills 37 in Brazil after collision with truck
Another 15 were injured after a truck collided with the bus which was carrying textile factory workers on a highway in Sao Paulo state.
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PSVR 2 headset has haptic feedback reveals newly discovered Sony patent
Sony may have recently played down plans for any more VR hardware but a new patent shows they’re still researching a new headset. News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Wiping down groceries? Experts say keep risk in perspective
To avoid any traces of the coronavirus that might be lurking on surfaces, Americans have been wiping down groceries, wearing surgical gloves in public and leaving mail packages out for an extra day or two
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As Meghan speaks out - how miscarriages affect one in four women
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Arsenal provide positive injury update on Bukayo Saka ahead of Wolves clash
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Ryan Giggs is still out in the cold as he takes a bike ride
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Below Deck’s chief stew Francesca Rubi mocks Malia White’s drug drama
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Jadon Sancho opens up on recent struggles at Borussia Dortmund after stunning free-kick against Club Brugge
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Scientists make major breakthrough in finding out why the Sun shines
Scientists have detected neutrinos formed during a largely mysterious process in the Sun, in what they are hailing as a major breakthrough.
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Man launches foul-mouthed rant and threatens to fight train passengers
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic
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Spending Review: RPI inflation will be phased out in February 2030
The Treasury today handed investors and pensioners a reprieve by declining to phase out a flawed way of measuring inflation until 2030, but they still face a more than £100bn hit.
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Consumer spending up a slight 0.5% as virus maintains grip
U.S. consumers increased their spending by a sluggish 0.5% in October, the weakest gain since April when the pandemic first erupted and a sign that Americans remain wary with the virus resurging across the country and threatening the economy
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AOC and Ilhan Omar sign petition calling on Biden not to give Bruce Reed administration role
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Sir David Attenborough quits Instagram after just two months
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Man 'steals spotlight' at wedding by arriving with six pregnant women on his arm
Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu, a nightclub owner from Nigeria, caused a stir after turning up to a friend's wedding with six pregnant women on his arm, claiming he's the father of all the kids
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Dad of Brit fighting ISIS attacks Shamima Begum appeal
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Michael Schumacher still the best F1 driver ever, says Sebastian Vettel despite Lewis Hamilton’s title win
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MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigations
A Dutch court has granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014
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Texas grandparents send life size cardboard cutouts to family after Covid cancelled Thanksgiving reunion
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Jason Manford slams 'burglars who haven't been furloughed' after break-in
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Harpurhey pub saved from closure by incredible act of generosity
Greater Manchester's night time economy adviser has personally donated a five figure sum to save The Shiredale from closure
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