Omicron: January lockdown ‘cannot be ruled out’ as cases doubling every two days and numbers highest in London

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Man dies after single punch to the head at social club
Paul Ologbose suffered a critical head injury.
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Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker 'snubbed' for regeneration scene after low ratings
Jodie Whittaker may not get the chance to have her iconic regeneration scene after the BBC1 show received its lowest ratings ever since 2005
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Snoop Dogg to perform at Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz’s wedding
‘Nothing is going to get the party started after the first dance like a set from Snoop,’ the rapper says
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Elizabeth Debicki is the double of Princess Diana as she dazzles in new series of The Crown
Elizabeth Debicki is clearly revelling in playing the late princess in the forthcoming series of The Crown, with the Australian actress, 31, looking elegant in a strappy long white dress with a beaded top.
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Trigger Point viewers ‘lost for breath’ over bombshell scene in Vicky McClure’s tense new drama amid Line of Duty comparisons
‘It’s like Line of Duty with adverts.’
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Nigel Colborn shows how to bring life back into your home this winter with indoor flora  
British gardening expert Nigel Colborn looks at how indoor plants can help bring life back into your home this winter and how being close to them can improve our mental health.
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DR MAX PEMBERTON: Children MUST go mask-free for their mental health 
Oxford University revealed this year's children's word of the year is Anxiety. Dr Max Pemberton explains his belief that parents should be able to insist their children don't wear masks in the classroom.
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Nusrat Ghani’s claim of Islamophobia a ‘lame excuse’ for sacking, says Michael Fabricant
‘Let’s be clear: it is not the role of any man, Muslim or non-Muslim, to police a woman’s faith because of clothes she wears,’ said one Labour shadow minister
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SARAH VINE reveals how breathing techniques pushed her through a difficult divorce
British columnist Sarah Vine opens up about her 'year from hell' and how a book helped her breathe through the emotional effects of her difficult divorce after 20 years of marriage.
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Sam Simmonds matches Alex Dombrandt try for try as race for England No.8 hots up
Montpellier 37-26 Exeter: Chiefs star makes it 75 tries in 100 appearances in European Cup and Premiership
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Trigger Point review – utterly preposterous … but what a blast
Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester star in this slick police thriller full of bomb factories and banter. Just go in thinking CSI: Peckham or Line of Bomb Duty and you’ll have a great timeThere will come a point, I suppose, when all the police departments have been discovered by broadcasters’ drama teams and mined to exhaustion. Within a few years, possibly, we will be gamely struggling to evince interest in the workings of Polzeath’s Anti-Jaywalking Squad (who is the mysterious stranger who keeps crossing against the lights?) or the Snettisham Window Box Protection Unit (when Mrs Addlestrop’s hyacinths are brutally uprooted, Claire Goose as DCI Crumblebum must catch the culprit before he starts on her lobelia). But for now there are still unplumbed sectors where real drama is to be had.So to new ITV series Trigger Point, created by Daniel Brierley, produced by the company owned by Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio and built round that series’ woefully underused actor Vicky McClure. She plays an “expo”, a member of the Metropolitan Police bomb disposal squad called – wildly unconvincingly, but maybe that’s just me – Lana Washington. Her partner in bomb disposition is Joel “Nut” Nutkins (I suspect this time it’s not just me), played by Adrian Lester, with whom she served in Afghanistan. Continue reading...
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Male pride could be causing older women to miss out on IVF, experts warn
Older women are often missing out on having children because their partners refuse to accept they need IVF, experts have warned, with male pride suggested as one part of the reason.
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Emirates cabin crew face the weight police
Former Emirates flight attendants have described how some staff were enrolled into an 'Appearance Management Programme' run by image and grooming officers.
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Corrie spoilers: Chesney breaks down at airport as Joseph's gran returns after vanishing act
Coronation Street's Chesney Brown breaks down in tears in new snaps taken while filming at Manchester Airport, after the rollercoaster of son Joseph's disappearance
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Trigger Point: ITV thriller’s shocking closing scene explained
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Trigger Point review: Derivative ITV thriller is like junk food – it’s tasty but you’ll feel dirty afterwards
‘Line of Duty’ star Vicky McClure proves once again that she can play tough-yet-sensitive professionals with her eyes closed
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Boris Johnson planning Downing Street shake-up in DAYS - EXCLUSIVE
BORIS JOHNSON is planning a Downing Street shake-up that will allow him to lead the country to the "brighter future he wants for everyone".
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EastEnders spoilers: Stuart to get addicted to painkillers amid cancer fight?
Given Stuart's past, he's worried about using pain medication after his operation.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Bernie jailed over missing Joseph?
Will Bernie spend the beginning of 2022 behind bars?
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Trigger Point review: Stress-inducing bomb squad thriller is vying for Line of Duty’s crown
The first episode of ITV’s new series, exec-produced by Jed Mercurio, is packed with evisceratingly tense moments, but could do with a dash more intrigue... Spoilers ahead for Trigger Point episode one
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Trigger Point: 9 Burning Questions We Need Answers To After Episode 1
This article contains major spoilers for the first episode of Trigger Point. We did warn you that ITV’s explosive new drama Trigger Point would have you on the edge of your seat, and now you see why, right?The new thriller from the makers of Line Of Duty burst onto our screens in a blaze of tension and suspense on Sunday night, as we were thrust into the risky world of bomb disposal operatives Lana Washington and Joel Nutkins, played by Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester. The first episode saw the expos called to a London housing estate to investigate a potential bomb factory. But after successfully defusing an improvised explosive device, a series of discoveries suggested they were dealing with a much more serious terror threat. After a shock ending, which saw the life of a major character hanging in the balance, here’s the questions we’ve been left asking…Who tipped the police off about a ‘bomb factory’ and why?The police raided Andy Phelan’s property after being tipped off about a potential bomb factory, but who made the call? And if it wasn’t the people behind the attack, how did they know?There was also no bomb “factory” at Andy’s flat, so was the intelligence wrong, or had they been deliberately misled?Why was Andy targeted?On the surface of it, Andy seems like a victim in the bomb plot, with Lana also asserting this. But if he is innocent and not involved, how did he come to be targeted by the terrorists in the first place?The intruders also used keys to access the Phelan family’s flat, suggesting that Andy was a specific – rather than random – target. What the hell was Lana thinking going for the light switch?It doesn’t take an explosives expert to know that you probably shouldn’t go around turning lights on in a highly sensitive situation. Was this an indication that Lana could make further mistakes as the series progresses? In a pre-show interview, Vicky McClure, who plays Lana, said her character is “scared she’s losing her instinct” as she deals with some personal problems, suggesting there is more to unpack here. What is the significance of 1912 etched in the airing cupboard where the bomb was?Police said it didn’t show up any links to a terrorist group when they investigated, so does it bare any significance, or is it a red herring? That is definitely something we know that they love to do in sister show Line Of Duty…Why was the bathroom bomb a weak-charge, non-lethal, low-explosive device?Nut suggested the device, which was filled with fireworks, posed a weak threat but this was actually to lure everyone outside into the open where they would have a bigger target – is this the correct assessment, or is there more to it?How did the bombers bypass the jammers? After spotting a phone on the suicide vest Andy was put in, Danny was jamming the phone lines in the area the entire time – however, the bombers still managed to ring the suicide vest. How? Could it be someone on the inside who had called it?What did Nut spot in the van before it exploded?Was it just an explosive device Nut noticed before he warned everyone to get away from the van, or was there also someone strapped to one? If so, it could reveal more clues about who is behind the attacks. Does Nut survive?Talk about a cliffhanger. While you’d think a major character played by a famous actor would be pretty much guaranteed to appear in the whole series, we know from Line Of Duty that this isn’t always the case. While LOD creator Jed Mercurio only serves as the executive producer rather than the writer on Trigger Point, we wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel Brierley had decided to keep up with Jed’s tradition of killing off big names in the first few episodes of a new series. Who is behind the attack?Counter Terrorism revealed that two unregistered burner phones in different locations called the suicide vest, suggesting that it was an organised terror cell behind the attack – but who are they, who is involved and what do they want?Trigger Point continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV. READ MORE:Trigger Point Is The Explosive New Drama From The Makers Of Line Of Duty – Here’s What You Need To KnowVicky McClure Put On The Spot Over Viral Boris Johnson Video And Her Response Was Classic Line Of DutyVigil's Suranne Jones Reveals The Reason She Won't Be Crossing Over Into Line Of Duty
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Man dies after being hit with 'horrendous' single punch to head on night out
Paul Ologbose, 57, was punched during a night out in Manchester where police took a man into custody, who was later arrested on suspicion of murder
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England find some form with bat to set West Indies target of 172 in second T20
Eoin Morgan’s men were dismissed for 103 on Saturday but recovered to score 171 for eight.
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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Go woke? Time to wake up
As Larry Fink implies, some causes branded woke today will be viewed in future as right and just.
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Eight-year-old girl shot dead by Chicago gunman targeting someone else
Police superintendent says department ‘will not rest’ until killer of Melissa Ortega, a recent arrival from Mexico, is foundA gunman targeting someone else on Chicago’s south west side instead shot an eight-year-old girl in the head, killing her, police said. The Cook county medical examiner’s office identified the victim on Sunday as Melissa Ortega, whose family recently moved to Chicago from Mexico. Continue reading...
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F1 drivers given vaccination warning after Novak Djokovic saga
Following the Novak Djokovic saga down under, F1 drivers have been warned they will not compete in this season's Australian Grand Prix unless they are vaccinated
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Dividend payments surged more than 46% last year
Firms paid £94.1billion in dividends in 2021, similar to mid-2017 levels, according to tech firm Link Group.
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Gran's flat too cold for grandkids to visit because she can't pay energy bills
EXCLUSIVE: Diane Skidmore, 71, admits her home leaves all her visitors shivering and her family worried she’ll get pneumonia, but she can't afford to pay her rising energy bills
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HMS Montrose helps seize £15m of drugs in Gulf of Oman
The operation, which involved the seizure of more than a tonne of drugs including heroin, lasted almost 10 hours.
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HMS Montrose helps seize £15m of drugs in Gulf of Oman
The operation, which involved the seizure of more than a tonne of drugs including heroin, lasted almost 10 hours.
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BREAKING Police officer airlifted to hospital in horror crash with motorbike going wrong way down M25
Patrols were responding to reports of a stolen motorcycle when the collision happened near Junction 3 on the M25 shortly after 4pm today, Kent Police said
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Ralf Rangnick still not happy with Man Utd play and demands improvement
Manchester United earned an important Premier League win through Marcus Rashford's late goal, but interim manager Ralf Rangnick wasn't entirely happy with the performance
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Prince Andrew went to sex clubs with Epstein and holidayed with Ghislaine in Thailand
Prince Andrew's lavish trip to Thai holiday resort Phuket reportedly included visits to sex-tourism hub Patong, where he went to a go-go bar and frolicked aboard a £1million yacht with a topless Atomic Kitten singer among other scantily-clad models
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Tobin Heath’s late strike gives Arsenal Women a crucial point against Man City as Chelsea are held at Brighton
Tobin Heath scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser to earn Arsenal a 1-1 draw at Manchester City in the Women’s Super League.
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The Great Pottery Throw Down 2022: Miles eliminated in most emotional exit yet: ‘I really love that this experience brings a lot of kindness from people’
There were so many tears!
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Alex Iwobi sent off as Nigeria knocked out of Africa Cup of Nations by Tunisia
Tunisia will now play Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals.
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Angela Rayner spotted leaving her London home with her boyfriend
Angela Rayner's romance with fellow Labour MP Sam Tarry was thrust out into the open today as the pair was seen leaving her London home together.
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Afcon last 16: Tunisia stun 10-man Nigeria after Burkina Faso beat Gabon
Nigeria 0-1 TunisiaBurkina Faso 1-1 Gabon (B Faso win 7-6 on pens)Youssef Msakni scored with a long-range shot to hand Covid-hit Tunisia an improbable 1-0 win over 10-man Nigeria in Garoua on Sunday to advance to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.The captain powered home a low shot from outside the penalty area two minutes into the second half to bundle Nigeria out of the tournament. Continue reading...
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Ireland raises concern about Russian naval exercises within its airspace
The artillery drills 240km off Ireland’s south-west coast are due to take place at the start of February.
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Ireland raises concern about Russian naval exercises within its airspace
The artillery drills 240km off Ireland’s south-west coast are due to take place at the start of February.
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Dancing On Ice's Regan Gascoigne tops leaderboard amid 'show advantage' claims
Dancing On Ice stars Ashley Banjo and Christopher Dean spoke out to deny Regan Gascoigne had an advantage because of his dance background, as they gave him high scores
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Dancing On Ice fans rage at 'fix' after Ben Foden's exit over Ria Hebden
ITV viewers have claimed that Dancing On Ice is 'fixed' after Ben Foden was eliminated from the series on Sunday night after a tense skate off against Ria Hebden
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David De Gea backs "massive" Man Utd moment to kickstart season and top four challenge
David De Gea has claimed that Marcus Rashford's last-gasp goal in the win over West Ham can kickstart Manchester United's season as the race for the top-four ramps up
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Manchester United handed Denis Zakaria 'boost' by Liverpool and more transfer rumours
Denis Zakaria has been linked with several big-name European clubs, including Man United.
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Alan Carr jokes he wants to meet 'horny groupies' as he parties after marriage split
Comedian Alan Carr was said to be the 'life and soul' of the party and was buying drinks for guests well into the early hours of the morning
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War fears grow as risk of Russia invading Ukraine becomes 'extremely high'
More than 100,000 Russian troops are currently stationed at different points along its border with Ukraine, with the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK stating that Putin is "gradually building up" his forces
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