Racism exists in UK because Britons don't 'wholly understand' slave trade history, says academic 

Rita McLean is chair of a group examining how to act upon the findings of the National Trust's report into the links between its properties and Britain's imperial past.
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We're beating flu too: Falling rates plus new Covid vaccine means NHS might miss a winter crisis
Fears the NHS will be overwhelmed this winter are receding, with figures revealing the country is virtually free of the flu virus. The first batches of the Covid vaccine arrived on UK shores last night.
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Alyssa Farah: White House communications director resigns in first seeming nod to Trump’s defeat
Meanwhile, the president continues to falsely claim he won the election
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White House comms director Alyssa Farah QUITS and is first senior Trump aide to tacitly admit defeat
White House communications director Alyssa Farah is resigning from her post after less than a year in the job - a tactic admission the President Donald Trump has not won the election.
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Biden’s coronavirus chief faces backlash for his previous ties to Facebook
Mr Zients previously served on Facebook’s board of directors 
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Resurgent Arsenal give returning fans reason to cheer with victory against Rapid Vienna
Arsenal 4-1 Rapid Vienna: Gunners cruised to victory in front of 2,000 supporters at the Emirates
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'Beautiful angel' mother, 29, found dead is pictured
Morgan Green, 29, died inside a property in High Barns, Ely, after police were called shortly after 2pm on Tuesday. Her heartbroken loved ones have paid tribute to the 'beautiful angel' mother.
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I'm A Celebrity fans campaign for Kiosk Cledwyn to return as he leaves show
I'm A Celebrity fans have called for ITV to make Kiosk Cledwyn - a first in 2020 - to become a permanent fixture of the show after his last appearance for the series
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I’m A Celebrity 2020: Sir Mo Farah becomes EastEnders’ Phil Mitchell once again – and it’s priceless
Brilliant.
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Love Island’s Dr Alex George shares heartache over brother’s death in new podcast: ‘I miss him so much’
'Grief is an ongoing process.'
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Arsenal player ratings vs Rapid Vienna: Lacazette, Pepe and Maitland-Niles wow the fans
Arsenal welcomed back their fans to Emirates Stadium by cruising to a comfortable victory over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
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Children's books that are festive crackers
British literary critic Sally Morris rounded up a selection of this year's best books for children, with categories including Young Fiction, Picture Books, Poetry, Bite-size Facts and Teen.
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Poetry? It's the new pop: The best books for gifting those who love rhymes this Christmas
British literary critic Bel Mooney rounded up a selection of this year's best poetry books. Highlights include Neil Astley's Staying Human and Chris Riddell's Poems To Save The World With.
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Our pick of the year's best TV and showbiz memoirs
British literary critics Roger Lewis, Christoper Stevens and Tony Rennell rounded up a selection of this year's best books about celebrities. Among their top picks are political reads and memoirs.
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Couples can start planning their weddings for next summer, Boris says
Next summer will be a 'different world' for weddings, the prime minister said.
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Coronation Street boss reveals huge anniversary stunt was ditched
The original plan was quite different!
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Could your marriage survive living thousands of miles apart?
Certainly, more and more couples are choosing to live apart with new research showing as many as a quarter do so, in part to maintain independence and also keep the flames of passion alight.
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How to become an Age UK phone buddy this Christmas, and other volunteer initiatives to help lonely people
Make a new friend and make a difference.
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Coronation Street spoilers: Shock passion for Shona Ramsey and teen Simon Barlow?
Shona and Simon have been enjoying one another's company.
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Boris told agree Brexit sell-out at your PERIL as voters vow to reject Tories in election
BORIS JOHNSON has been warned he won't be forgiven if he sells out Brexit Britain to the EU in order to secure a trade deal.
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5 talking points as Arsenal find their shooting boots in Rapid Vienna thrashing
Mikel Arteta rung the changes in front of 2000 returning fans at the Emirates Stadium, and Arsenal put on a show with a convincing victory over the Austrian outfit
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Prince Harry was reportedly mistaken for an employee while shopping for a Christmas tree
Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly staying in California for holiday season 
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Female volunteer has arm nearly torn off by tiger at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue
A female volunteer at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue sanctuary nearly had her arm torn off by a tiger.
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I'm A Celebrity's 2020 finalists confirmed after star narrowly misses out
The winner will go on to be crowned the first ever King or Queen of the Castle, taking the crown from Jacqueline Jossa last year
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Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause is dating Dancing With The Stars pro
The reality star made headlines earlier in the year when ‘Selling Sunset’ captured her sudden separation from ‘This Is Us’ actor Justin Hartley
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Four workers who died in horror blast at water works 'didn't stand a chance'
Police said three of the victims worked for Geneco’s parent company Wessex Water and the fourth was a contractor. A fifth worker miraculously survived the blast
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I'm A Celebrity star narrowly misses out on final after sudden exit
They missed out tomorrow night's final as the first ever Queen or King of the Castle is crowned the winner of I'm A Celebrity
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Arsenal player ratings as Gunners see off Rapid Vienna in front of 2,000 fans
ARSENAL 4-1 RAPID VIENNA: The Gunners saw off their Austrian opposition thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Pablo Mari, Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe
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Arsenal put on a show to welcome fans back by thumping Rapid Vienna at Emirates Stadium
So, in the end, it was worth the wait.
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In some parts of New York, vote count shrouded in secrecy
Policies favoring secrecy over transparency have meant that New Yorkers will be among the last Americans to learn the final vote tallies in the 2020 election
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Plane on Minnesota interstate landed by award-winning pilot
The pilot of a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Minnesota interstate Wednesday was identified as an award-winning member of the U.S. aerobatics flying team
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The first Wendy Williams Lifetime biopic trailer has dropped and fans are already obsessed
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US intelligence director says China is top threat to America
Outgoing National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe says China poses the greatest threat to America and the rest of the free world since World War II
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DIY SOS viewers sobbing after Nick Knowles surprises parents and children with wheelchair-friendly dream home
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Govt accuses Facebook of discriminating against US workers
The Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs
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Queen left with just one dog as her beloved dorgi Vulcan dies 'of old age'
Our dog-loving Queen is now down to just the one pet and is unlikely to add any more, as she gave up breeding the animals because she did not want to leave any behind were she to die
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Tottenham team news: Harry Kane fit to face Arsenal, says Jose Mourinho
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is expected to be fit to face Arsenal on Sunday, says Jose Mourinho.
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US justice department claims Facebook unfairly overlooked American workers
A new lawsuit says the social media giant favored those with H1-B visas, ‘refusing’ to recruit, consider or hire qualified US workersThe US Department of Justice accused Facebook on Thursday of discriminating against American workers, saying in a new lawsuit that the social media giant has given hiring preferences to temporary workers, including those who hold H-1B visas.The DoJ said that Facebook had “refused” to recruit, consider or hire qualified US workers for more than 2,600 jobs that in many cases paid an average salary of $156,000 a year. Continue reading...
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San Francisco to ban tobacco smoking in apartments – but not cannabis
Measure targets tobacco and e-cigarette smoking in effort to reduce secondhand smokeSan Francisco will ban tobacco smoking inside apartments in an effort to curb the negative health impacts of secondhand smoke. Cannabis smoking, however, will still be permitted.San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed the ban tobacco and e-cigarette smoking in apartments 10-1 on Wednesday. The amendment exempting cannabis passed 8-3, with the board president, Norman Yee, the overall ordinance’s author, among the dissenting votes. “While there are great benefits to cannabis, there are still health risks in exposure to secondhand cannabis smoke,” he said. Continue reading...
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VIRUS TODAY: State action on vaccine, virus relief package
States are crafting plans that decide who should be at the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine and where the doses should be shipped once the federal government provides emergency authorization, as early as next week
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Mum's 'horrific' trip to Turkey which left her fighting for her life in hospital
Michaela Heathcote, from Bensham, Gateshead, in Newcastle, travelled to Turkey in September before the mum-of-two fell ill and ended up on life support
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Ex-FBI lawyer who altered Russia probe email seeks probation
Lawyers for an ex-FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering an email during the Donald Trump-Russia investigation say he “made a grievous mistake” but should be spared prison time and given probation instead
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I’m a Celebrity: Mo Farah impersonates EastEnders’ Phil Mitchell in ‘best moment of whole series’
‘That’s the greatest moment of television I’ve ever witnessed,' one fan wrote
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Leicester miss chance to seal Europa League group after slip-up against Zorya Luhansk
Zorya Luhansk 1-0 Leicester: Substitute Allahyar Sayyadmanesh scored the late winner in Ukraine
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Jordan North on I’m a Celebrity: Who is BBC Radio 1 DJ and where is he from?
Here’s everything you need to know about one of the favourites to win this year’s contest
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ACLU files lawsuit over data US collected via Muslim app used by millions
‘Harvesting of data on Muslim app users worldwide is a serious threat to privacy and religious freedom,’ the ACLU saysThe American Civil Liberties Union is seeking the release of three years of records that could shed light on how the US government acquired cell phone location data collected through apps used by millions of Muslims around the world.The Freedom of Information Act Request, filed Thursday by the ACLU and CUNY Law School’s Clear clinic, follows an investigation published last month in Motherboard that revealed tech companies, including the one connected to the Muslim Pro app, sold personal location data of its users to the US military and defense contractors. The Muslim Pro app has been downloaded by close to 100 million people and is used to aid Muslims in planning prayer, finding local halal food and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Data collected from a Muslim dating app, a Craigslist app, and an app used for tracking storms was also sold to US agencies. Continue reading...
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Newsom orders three week Covid crackdown for California
California’s governor Gavin Newsom has ordered a three week Covid crackdown for the state.
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Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge
Fossil fuel extraction sell-off in pristine Alaskan wilderness set for 7 December, predating Biden inauguration by daysThe Trump administration has formally announced the go-ahead for the fiercely opposed sale of controversial gas and oil drilling licences in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The refuge is a pristine wilderness and home to polar bears, caribou and many other wildlife species. Continue reading...
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