Smart meters may be used to switch off your electricity without warning or compensation 

A series of backdoor 'modifications' to the Smart Energy Code have been proposed by officials and look set to pass into law by next spring.
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At least four people are stabbed near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris
Two of the victims are in 'an extremely bad way', said an investigating source, following the attacks on Friday afternoon in the French capital.
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Charlie Hebdo stabbing: Video shows panic on streets as police rush to horror Paris attack
FRENCH Police are looking for a "potentially dangerous" individual near the former Charlie Hebdo offices after at least four people have been stabbed.
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Coronavirus ‘is mutating and becoming more contagious’, study finds
Experts believe the virus is mutating after looking at a sample of 5,000 genetic sequences of the infection.
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Steph’s Packed Lunch: Steph McGovern’s talk show failed to record single viewer at one point this week
<p>Former BBC Breakfast presenter’s new series airs daily on Channel 4</p>
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Charlie Hebdo: Four stabbed outside magazine's former offices in Paris after cartoons republished
Four people have been wounded in a knife attack near the former Charlie Hebdo offices, Paris police said on Friday.  Two assailants are on the run. 
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Black and ethnic minority employees ‘need more mental health support’ in the workplace
Black workers feel they cannot be their ‘real’ selves in the office.
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Best handmade Christmas gifts for 2020 featured on Amazon
It's the thought that counts and the effort we love. Choose from a rage of handcrafted gifts available at Amazon, including options you can personalise for the whole family
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London added to coronavirus watchlist amid surge in infections
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Iceland's infection rate spikes after French tourists blamed
The weekly infection rate per 100,000 people has risen from 7.3 to 89.7 in the space of 10 days, soaring over the threshold of 20.0 at which UK ministers will usually take action.
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Coronavirus: Tens of thousands wrongly given ‘all clear’ by Lighthouse Labs
<p>Software chosen by Covid-19 mega labs failed to spot dozens of positive test samples</p>
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state at US Capitol
<p>Supreme Court Justice known as RBG becomes first woman in American history to lie in state at Capitol after death aged 87</p>
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Ellen DeGeneres flogs off $10m art collection including bizarre sheep sculptures
The talk show host - who this summer found herself embroiled in endless controversy - has put over $10 million in art from her private collection on the auction block
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London facing lockdown as it goes on coronavirus ‘watch list’ after surge in cases
It comes after 620 new cases were confirmed in the capital in the last 24 hours.
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Temperatures plunge below zero as UK pelted with wind and rain
That's it, guys - summer is officially over.
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TikTok says it didn't take part in Australia security probes
TikTok executives have told a Senate committee that they lobbied Australian lawmakers but did not engage with investigators before the government concluded that the video-sharing app did not pose a security threat
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Lionel Messi takes fresh aim at Barcelona for 'throwing out' Luis Suárez
Messi says Suárez did not deserve such treatment‘Nothing surprises me any more,’ Argentinian addsLionel Messi has launched his latest attack on Barcelona’s hierarchy by criticising the way the club treated Luis Suárez, who left for Atlético Madrid this week. Messi said his former strike partner had been “thrown out” and that nothing surprised him any more.Messi, who threatened to leave Barça last month and recently hit out at the president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s leadership, said Suárez, the club’s third-highest scorer of all time, was harshly treated. Continue reading...
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Steph's Packed Lunch tipped for axing after new show registers zero viewers
Steph McGovern's new show, Steph's Packed Lunch, has seen bookies slash odds on its potential axing after a ratings slump
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The Queen forced to make cutbacks after £35m shortfall due to coronavirus pandemic
<p>Lockdown has hit tourist numbers at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle — as costs of royal charter flights revealed</p>
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Aldi launch KitchenAid dupe for under £150 - in time for the return of Bake Off
The Specialbuy from the supermarket is back again but it won’t be around for long
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Knifeman on the run after three injured in stabbing in Paris
The attack happened near the former offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Left 4 Dead 2 updated with new, free, fan-made DLC
After eight years, Left 4 Dead 2 has new DLC made by fans and it’s completely free, but only for the PC version.
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Jamie Carragher pinpoints the Mikel Arteta trait that has impressed him most
The former Liverpool defender has been a huge fan of what he has seen from the Gunners recently and thinks they will be a force to be reckoned with this season
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Brookside actress Anna Norbury dies age 26 with former co-stars leading tributes
Tributes have been paid to the actress who played Alice Farnham in the Channel 4 soap
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Nightclubs throw their doors open at 3pm with half-price drinks
The Prime Minister's decision to order pubs, bars and restaurants to close at 10pm came into force last night, leaving venues missing out early hours service.
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London Faces Local Lockdown After Being Placed On Coronavirus Watchlist
London has been placed on the government’s coronavirus local lockdown watchlist.It means stricter restrictions could be imposed in the capital if cases continue to rise.In a statement on Friday announcing the move, London Councils said it was “a stark reminder” to Londoners about the threat from the virus.The body, which represents the 32 borough councils and the City of London, said there would be no new rules imposed “at this stage”.Sadiq Khan has previously warned “additional measures” beyond the new national restrictions imposed by Boris Johnson may be needed in the city.Millions of people across the country are already living under local lockdown rules, including a ban on visiting each other’s houses.A total of 6,634 new cases were recorded across the UK on Thursday – the largest daily count since the beginning of the pandemic.The rise in cases is a “clear” signal, Public Health England’s Professor Yvonne Doyle said, as she insisted people must follow the stricter measures announced this week in order to help control the virus.Thursday saw the introduction of new rules across England that mean pubs and restaurants must close at 10pm. It comes as Johnson faces a rebellion from Tory MPs demanding a greater say for parliament over lockdown restrictions.But there is mounting disquiet on the government benches at Downing Street’s decision to announce the regulations without giving MPs a say.Tom Tugendhat, the senior Tory who chairs the Commons foreign affairs committee, warned on Friday morning that “controlling the lives of 65 million people by fiat” was “not sustainable”.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.Related... This Is The Sheer Chaos Unleashed By Last-Minute Local Lockdowns
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Paris stabbing: Three injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo office - attacker on run
AT LEAST three people have been injured in a knife attack in Paris near the office of where the Charlie Hebdo attack took place.
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Barcelona have already offloaded £47m in wages after selling three superstars
Luis Suarez is the latest Nou Camp hero to leave Barca, with the former Liverpool striker being forced out the club and has now joined La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid
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Strongman Eddie Hall details 7,000 calories-a-day diet that helped him lose 6st
Hall is currently training for a boxing match next September against Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson and has been undergoing a remarkable transformation
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Black women will fight another day. Not just for Breonna Taylor, but for ourselves |
On Wednesday we learned that no one would be held accountable for the murder of Breonna Taylor. Why does justice continue to elude us?For more than 100 days, Black women have mourned the tragic murder of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman killed in her home by the Louisville metro police department. To rally the nation around Breonna, Black women occupied space, shouted, and protested. Black women have marched and cooked food to provide sustenance for others. Black women created art, wrote poems, and sing songs that spoke of freedom. Black women have become the face of the Say Her Name movement, fueled by our children’s blood. Black women have stood in solidarity waiting for justice – justice that was far too long delayed and on Wednesday denied as we learned that no one would be held accountable for the murder of Breonna Taylor.As I sat in Injustice Square Park after hearing the announcement that inherently I knew would be coming, I wondered: “When? If not today, when will this world ever provide justice for Black women?” In 1965, Louisville city attorney Alberta Jones was murdered. Her case was never solved, and Jones never received justice. Continue reading...
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Sir, can I go and play in the mud kitchen? The fun-filled school with luxury flats attached
Pupils at this £23.5m London school will be able to bounce on the playground and grow food on the roof. Shame their teachers won’t be able to afford the high-end homes that funded itWith luxurious modern bathrooms, spacious open-plan living rooms and panoramic views across the city, 333 Kingsland Road sounds like any other pricey block of high-end flats. Except that, where you might normally find sunloungers on a neatly landscaped terrace, this one has a “mud kitchen”. That’s because, rather than a private gym, cinema or other aspirational concept of the kind used to sell such developments, this London high-rise comes with the joyful chaos of a primary school attached to its base.After five long months of no school, it is a nice surprise to hear the sound of (safely bubbled) playground games in full swing, and glimpse kids fooling around on the deck that hovers above the street. You might expect such a tower to have a swanky concierge at its base, but there instead you’ll find the school reception. Meanwhile, the roof of Hackney New Primary School is given over to planters for each class to grow their own food and get mucky with mud. It is a welcome reminder, in a world increasingly devoted to overpriced apartments for young professionals and foreign investors, that cities are for children, too. Continue reading...
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Dido Harding’s Failing Test And Trace Risks Harming Reputation Of NHS, Senior Labour MP Says
The “politicised” appointment of “crony” Baroness Dido Harding to run England’s coronavirus test and trace service risks “denigrating” the NHS, a shadow cabinet minister has suggested.Steve Reed told HuffPost UK’s Commons People podcast that hiring the Tory peer amounts to a “deskilling” of the civil service and is partly to blame for the problems plaguing NHS Test and Trace. The service is falling short of key targets, with just one in 10 Covid tests being processed within 24 hours last week, despite Boris Johnson wanting a 100% completion rate by the end of June.With the public complaining of huge delays in even booking a test, the total number of results processed decreased by 19% compared to the previous week. But despite being a Tory peer, Harding is not a minister and is not compelled to answer questions about the service in parliament.The system is also largely managed by outsourcing giant Serco and call centre company Sitel. Last week, the British Medical Association (BMA) told HuffPost UK that test and trace is “not an NHS service” but a “largely outsourced programme that sees numerous private companies given billions of pounds to run testing sites, process samples and manage contact tracing call centres”. Reed told HuffPost UK that the politicisation of the service was leading to failures, blaming the prime minister’s top adviser Dominic Cummings. “It’s part of a bigger story I think,” the shadow communities secretary said.“One of the great things about this country is we have a non-party political civil service but they are trying to politicise it.“So it’s extraordinarily unusual, well it’s unprecedented, that you would appoint a Conservative peer to a civil service job, and yet that’s what is happening.“We’ve all seen some of the leaked reports coming out of No.10 about Dominic Cummings, about his desire to politicise the civil service.“Well I think that’s really damaging.“Senior civil servants are appointed because of their expertise, not because they are cronies of whoever happens to be in 10 Downing Street at that particular moment.“And the more that we move towards a politicised model the more we are deskilling it and the more that will go wrong, and I think that’s what we’re seeing with Dido Harding.“But it’s not only Dido Harding now.” Asked if Labour could call for the acronym NHS to be stripped from the title of the test and trace service, Reed said: “I’m happy to pick you up on that one.“The brand of the NHS is one of the country’s greatest institutions, we can’t let it be denigrated.” Related... Has Rishi Sunak Done Too Little Too Late To Prevent The Unemployment Tsunami? Second Covid Test Centre 'Shut Down Overnight' To Make Way For Brexit Lorry Park NHS Test And Trace App Needs Seven Million Users To Be Effective
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The nine countries where you don't need to quarantine or take Covid test
These are the only places you can go without needing to quarantine or test in either country
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Lisa Armstrong moves items out of £5m home after dumping Ant McPartlin's stuff
Lisa Armstrong hired removal men to move her belongings out of her £5million marital home she shared with Ant McPartlin after dumping his stuff in the street
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Croydon police officer is first shot dead in UK since Dale Cregan killing
The fatal shooting of the police officer at Croydon Custody Centre this morning is the first incident of an officer being gunned down on active duty since Dale Cregan slaughtered Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone
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Two Man City players earn special praise from Pep Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola pointed out the disadvantage two of his players faced against Bournemouth
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US supreme court vacancy upends Senate races with just weeks to go
Open seat offers chance for both parties to rally their bases as Democrats see chance to take control of chamberThe shock of a sudden new vacancy on the US supreme court has rippled out to some of the most contentious Senate races in the final weeks before the 3 November elections, throwing the vital issue of who might win control of the body into confusion.The recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while Republicans control the Senate and the White House virtually ensures that her replacement will be conservative, swinging the court into a 6-3 conservative majority. Continue reading...
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Higher ground: the expert guide to making the perfect cup of coffee at home
Over the past six months, many of us have been trying to replicate our morning takeout in our kitchens. From beans to milk, here’s how to get the most from your mugAs the world of work has changed this year, so has the world of coffee. With more people working from home, and fewer opportunities to grab a cup on the go, more of us are trying to replicate our morning takeout in our own kitchen. Of course there’s nothing wrong with just a jar of instant – but if you want to up your coffee-making game the choices are pretty much endless. For those on the quest for the ultimate, world-beating cup of coffee-heaven, here’s our expert guide. Continue reading...
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Jurgen Klopp ‘loved’ Takumi Minamino performance and hints at future Liverpool role for forward
<p>The Reds hold the record for most League Cup wins</p>
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EastEnders Slater family now - from tragedy to Hollywood and even working in B&M
The Slater family have been causing trouble in EastEnders' Albert Square since they arrived in 2000 - but what about the actors and actresses who play the iconic clan
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Tesco joins Morrisons to curb sales of some items
Limits on loo roll and flour are back as supermarkets act to prevent a repeat of March's panic buying.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at new centre-back pairing amid Lindelof struggles
The Red Devils boss suggested a defender may return to the starting line-up for the Premier League clash with Brighton on Saturday in place of out-of-form Lindelof
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London shooting: 'Long-serving' Croydon police officer murdered at HQ had extended family
A "long-serving" Metropolitan Police officer died after he was shot inside a police station by a man who then turned the gun on himself.
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North Korea’s Kim offers rare apology over shooting and burning to death of South Korean official
<p>North Korean leader says ‘very sorry’ for ‘unsavoury’ incident in disputed sea boundary</p>
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Good Morning Britain viewers despair as Christmas music plays three months early
Good Morning Britain presenters Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway interviewed Noddy Holder today and viewers were not pleased when the show played Christmas music in September
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