Government accused of ‘misconduct in public office’ over pandemic handling

The People’s Covid Inquiry said there had been “serious governance failures” that led to avoidable deaths.
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Russia sent dire warning as US swoops in and grabs Putin by scruff of neck: 'We are ready'
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EU ready to sue Britain TODAY as furious Brexit trade row breaks out
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Australian Open 2022 semi finals live: Ashleigh Barty vs Madison Keys score and latest updates
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Liverpool ‘make move for Paulo Dybala’ amid Juventus move for Dusan Vlahovic
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Southern Brave to launch men’s Hundred defence against Welsh Fire in August
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Hope Street spoilers: Kerri Quinn reveals ‘brilliant’ twists for ‘mysterious’ Marlene in ‘joyous’ new police drama
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The Hundred fixtures confirmed: Lord’s to host finals again as women’s opener delayed by Commonwealth Games
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Holly Humberstone on being the BRITs Rising Star, oversharing in song and why she’ll never grow up
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10 Best carpet cleaners (2022) from Vax, Rug Doctor, Beldray, Henry, Tower and Bissell
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Stephen Breyer: Who is the liberal Supreme Court justice set to retire?
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Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett Apologises To The Chase Viewers After He Walks Off Show Following Defeat
Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett has apologised to viewers of The Chase after he walked off the ITV show following his defeat in the Final Chase on Wednesday’s episode.Mark was seen punching the set at the end of the show after the four remaining contestants managed to bag £21,000 with just a few seconds left on the clock.After host Bradley Walsh congratulated all four winners on their impressive win, he asked The Beast what he had to say.After congratulating the winners, Mark then said “I’m off”, before storming off and punching part of the set.“I apologise to any kids watching, that is not how you should take defeat,” Bradley told viewers.Mark has since taken to Twitter to apologise for his actions, which he said was down to his mental health being “shot” before the episode was filmed.Apologies to those of you disappointed with my behaviour tonight. My mental health was shot before that game, it was storm off or break down in tears. A remorseless diet of quality opponents didn’t help #thechase— Mark Labbett (@MarkLabbett) January 26, 2022“Apologies to those of you disappointed with my behaviour tonight,” he tweeted.“My mental health was shot before that game, it was storm off or break down in tears.”He added: “A remorseless diet of quality opponents didn’t help.”After he tweeted, Mark was inundated with support from viewers of The Chase, as well as fellow Chaser Paul Sinha.Paul commented: “You should never have to apologise for the crime of “being human”. I’d have been nowhere on those questions.”You should never have to apologise for the crime of "being human". I'd have been nowhere on those questions.— Paul Sinha (@paulsinha) January 26, 2022No need it's something that has happened to us all the difference is you are in the spotlight never apologise for being human we all have our off moments you are awesome xxxxxx— Mazda Paris (@mazarooster) January 27, 2022I assumed you were putting on a show, living up to your Beastie Boy persona. I am sorry if you were feeling unwell at that time. A lot of us can empathise with these negative thoughts and feelings. Love and best wishes to you ❤.— Kay Aitch (@K_for_K4r3n) January 26, 2022You don't need to apologise! You're only Human, you acknowledged and congratulated the winning team, but you're also very competitive LOL.— Faizal Perager (@man18united) January 26, 2022No need to apologise Mark, you played well and did your very best answering what was some nasty questions on #thechase. Nice that you congratulated the players and showed great sportsmanship.— Matt Tatler (@MatthewTatler1) January 26, 2022A classic example of people judging what they know nothing about. Well done for opening up for starters and remember tomorrow's a new day
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Love and Leashes: Netflix's Korean S&M rom-com
The bizarre rom-com tells the story of a submissive office worker who embarks on a masochistic romance with his glamorous female boss
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Manchester United consider changing plan for interim boss Ralf Rangnick
The German was only supposed to be in charge until the end of the season.
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And Just Like That star Cynthia Nixon says it’s was important to ‘fix’ Sex and the City being ‘overwhelmingly white’ with reboot
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Tennessee school board’s ‘demented’ move to ban Holocaust novel Maus met with bafflement and anger
Pulitzer prize-winning author Art Spiegelman called the decision ‘demented’
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Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis continue ‘insane’ run to reach Australian Open doubles final
The wild cards defeated Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos but Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram were beaten in the other semi-final
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Omicron subvariant BA2 appears more contagious, but not more severe, Denmark says
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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Isak's January decision plus Guimaraes lifeline and Osimhen latest
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EasyJet hit by Omicron variant but says demand boosted by move to scrap tests
The low-cost airline said Omicron saw its load factor, a measure of how well it fills its planes, slump to 67% in December.
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EasyJet hit by Omicron variant but says demand boosted by move to scrap tests
The low-cost airline said Omicron saw its load factor, a measure of how well it fills its planes, slump to 67% in December.
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FMQs LIVE: Sturgeon 'power grab' fury over SNP plot to make emergency measures permanent
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Markets rattled as hawkish Fed signals US rate rises coming – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsIntroduction: Hawkish Jerome Powell rattles marketsUS Federal Reserve indicates increase in interest rates as inflation risesLast night: Powell signals March rate hike is comingAsian shares fall to lowest in 15 months after US Fed nails on March rate riseUK car production slumps to lowest level since 1956Tesla sees record profit as electric car deliveries soarDeutsche Bank’s US economists now expect the Fed to raise US interest rates five times this year, one more than their previous base case.Strategist Jim Reid explains:The biggest takeaway was the Chair’s emphasis that this cycle was different from the last round of tightening, in that inflation is well-above target, the labour market is historically tight, and growth projections remain above long-run potential.While the Chair demurred when asked what that specially meant for parameters of monetary policy, he did not rule out a faster pace of rate hikes or larger increments, adding that the Fed had plenty of room to tighten given the state of the labour market. We read Fed Chair Powell’s comment that this cycle is different from the previous one as an indication that the Fed’s bias is for a steeper tightening than the markets and we had envisaged.We have moved our call for this year to six 25bp hikes from four previously and now expect the fed funds target range at 2.25-2.50% at end-2023, 25bp higher than we had previously forecast. Continue reading...
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Is Ecuador vs Brazil on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch World Cup qualifier
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Ecuador vs Brazil live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifier online and on TV tonight
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North Korea continues to provoke US with sixth missile launch of the year
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Owner of giant chubby cat hits back at cruel internet trolls - because she's on a diet
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Boris Johnson to 'admit serious mistakes' in Partygate row ahead of Sue Gray report
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Social media users share horrific photos of people behaving badly in public 
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"You b****": Girls 'couldn't sleep' in city centre hotel after terrifying experience
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Shoppers and commuters in England asked to wear masks despite lifting of plan B
From Thursday, face coverings are not legally required in England and will be a matter of personal choiceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLegal measures requiring masks and Covid passes in England have been dropped, but shoppers and commuters in some settings will still be asked to wear face coverings.Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, said the success of the vaccine programme, coupled with a better understanding of treatment for the virus, is “allowing us to cautiously return to plan A, restoring more freedoms to this country”. Continue reading...
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Bronze statue to Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna erected on second anniversary of helicopter crash deaths
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Tonga earthquake: 6.2-magnitude tremor hits Pacific country
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FTSE 100 Live: US interest rates outlook hits shares, oil price close to $90
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WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia
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Robot performs keyhole surgery without human help for the first time
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