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Dominic Raab admits UK 'could end up in a national lockdown'
Dominic Raab today warned the UK 'could end up in a national lockdown' if Boris Johnson's new coronavirus crackdown fails to get the disease under control.
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Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital after failed Novichok poisoning
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been released from hospital in Germany after recovering from a failed Novichok poisoning, with doctors saying that a full recovery 'is possible'.
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Rishi Sunak draws up German-style scheme for businesses and Treasury to jointly pay workers' wages
Chancellor is under mounting pressure from business chiefs and politicians to find a new way to avoid mass layoffs when the government's £39billion furlough scheme ends next month.
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Brigitte Nielsen pays tribute to ‘unique’ former mother-in-law as Jackie Stallone dies aged 98
Jackie Stallone has died aged 98.
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Emily Maitlis' Unfortunate Slip Of The Tongue On Newsnight Is So 2020
Emily Matlis had a very unfortunate slip of the tongue during Tuesday night’s Newsnight.The presenter was introducing former health secretary Alan Johnson who was appearing via video link from Hull.Mr Johnson, who was also Hull West and Hessle MP for many years, was on the current affairs programme to give his reaction to the latest restrictions introduced by Boris Johnson to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.Except Emily didn’t introduce him quite as he was expecting.“Former Health Secretary Alan Johnson joins us down the line from hell [laughs] Hull.“I’m never going to recover from that now am I?”“We join Alan Johnson down the line from hell ... I mean HULL.” pic.twitter.com/JLNhDpic6L— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) September 22, 2020In May, Emily was at the centre of a row over an opening section of Newsnight where she addressed the backlash that Dominic Cummings received after it was revealed he’d taken a 260-mile trip to his parents’ house in Durham during lockdown.The following day, the BBC ruled that Emily’s comments breached their impartiality guidelines, with staff being sent a “reminder” about the broadcaster’s stance on neutrality.It was later revealed that the corporation received a total of 23,674 complaints about the episode in question, from viewers who felt that Emily showed “bias against Dominic Cummings and/or the government”.The corporation added that the complaints came “after invitations to complain were posted online”.Amid the controversy over her opening speech, Emily asked for “the night off” from Newsnight, with Katie Razzall taking her place on the episode that followed.Emily later revealed Dominic Cummings had sent her a message of solidarity after her Newsnight monologue.Speaking to Tatler magazine, she said: “It was peak surreal getting a message of support from him in the middle of all the crazy stuff.”Emily also said she was overwhelmed by the public support she received amid the controversy. “I think that was the biggest I’ve had – more than Andrew, more than anything. I was overwhelmed by it,” she said.“I wasn’t expecting such a flood of warmth.”Newsnight airs weeknights at 10.45pm on BBC Two.READ MORE: Emily Maitlis Clarifies Reports She Was 'Replaced' On Newsnight Following Cummings Controversy Emily Maitlis Reveals Dominic Cummings Sent Her 'Text Of Support' Amid Newsnight Monologue Row BBC Received Almost 24,000 Complaints Over Emily Maitlis' Dominic Cummings Speech
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Xbox Series X and S pre-orders will start again in November, as Xbox One X sales rise 750%
Microsoft has claimed ‘record-breaking demand’ for Xbox Series X, as a lot of people seem to have got confused over the name again.
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Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight: Boris Johnson’s curfew criticised and calls for furlough to be extended
<p>The introduction of tougher restrictions in the UK comes as daily cases around the world continue to surge</p>
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Fake pages from China tried to disrupt US election, Facebook says
Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries
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Louis Tomlinson’s baby mama Briana Jungwirth ‘engaged’ – but not to recent boyfriend Brody Jenner
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Household transmission causing rise in cases in Manchester's coronavirus hotspot
Public health officials have been visiting homes to reinforce messaging in the city's worst hit area.
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Woman dating her cousin posts intimate pictures to 'change stigma of incest'
The couple posed for the camera as they kissed and even stripped down to heir underwear - saying despite being related, they were in love and were not ashamed to tell the world
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Bindi Irwin reveals baby’s gender as she expects first child with husband Chandler Powell
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Young people involved in 79 ‘lock-snapping’ burglaries and car thefts in Salford
A series of incidents saw locks on homes snapped using tools such mole grips and, often, vehicle keys were taken
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Diversity's Jordan Banjo on backlash to BLM Britain’s Got Talent dance: ‘How people can adapt one racial slur so many times is beyond me’
<p>Performance that received 24,500 complaints has been backed by ITV</p>
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Thiago Silva reveals winning mentality instilled by overcoming tuberculosis ahead of Chelsea debut
<p>The Brazilian hopes to make his debut in the Carabao Cup against Barnsley after a free transfer from PSG</p>
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Covid-hit care home where man died had 'gap' in paperwork before his death
Colin Harris died at Home Farm Care Home in Portree on the Isle of Skye on May 6, days after he tested positive for coronavirus, where the operator lost his documentation
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New coronavirus rules aren't strict enough, Boris Johnson's own adviser says
Professor John Edmunds, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), says action had not been taken quickly enough back in March and that "mistake" is about to be repeated
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‘I blew up my whole life’: How tough love from Charli XCX set CMAT on the road to pop stardom
'I blew up my whole life as a result of that conversation.'
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Feel-good platitudes are one way to talk about mental health, but they do nothing to change the status quo
<p>We are told to Be Kind™ and Reach Out™ about our problems, rather than address the systemic root causes</p>
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Bird Island review – strange goings-on at a Swiss avian sanctuary
This quasi-documentary about injured birds and distressed humans in a secluded locale will appeal to the most rarefied of viewersSlow paced and deploying minimal sound – apart from gentle bursts of voiceover and the sound of wings and planes taking off – this Swiss-set quasi-documentary about a bird sanctuary is relaxing to watch, like one of those machines that plays the sound of waves breaking to help you fall asleep. And like one of those sleep machines, it’s a rarefied piece of kit that only a specific set of customers will see the point of spending money on. But those select few will probably be entranced by its peculiar nature: it is not quite a work of fiction and not quite a doc, but one in which the non-professional cast mostly play versions of themselves. Continue reading...
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Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh review – a dark fable about free will
Female privacy, emotion and choice are the ultimate rebellion in the follow-up to the Booker-longlisted The Water CureThere is great power, Sophie Mackintosh has discovered, in taking a familiar thing –so familiar that we no longer see it clearly – moving it to a place slightly adjacent to our world, then bringing it into closer and closer focus until we can see nothing else. In her first, Booker-longlisted novel, The Water Cure, it was a family, three girls and their parents, alone in a grand house on an unnamed coast, with white walls and swimming pools cracking under relentless sunshine. Only like this, argued the parents, could the girls be protected from the toxic air elsewhere; anywhere, specifically, where men might live. In her new novel, the isolation of the house has been expanded to include an entire unnamed country where, when their periods begin, girls are given either a white ticket, because they are required to have children, or a blue ticket and an implant, meaning that they never will. The two groups of girls are then separated from each other, and usually never see each other again.In this authoritarian, patriarchal world only things that are seen close up – a dress, a drink, the boot of a car, the locket containing a ticket that every woman must wear, and above all the female body with all its layers of perception, physical, mental and emotional – are detailed. Everything else is vague; this is a dreamworld, centred on a kind of vivid, claustrophobic myopia surrounded by an undifferentiated cruelty. Mackintosh’s prose matches her method: often beautiful and otherworldly, violent and tender, reverberating into the darkness. Allegory can work like this, and myth, and fairytale, though one or two moments when Mackintosh self-consciously summons the tropes of the latter can be a little too obvious – as when Calla, a blue-ticket woman who has decided that she wants a baby so much she will risk everything, finds herself on the run and in a dark wood, in a house with a little old woman wielding instruments of life and death. Continue reading...
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We can't get an electricity meter for our vital church building
It is empty and unusable, but we need it even more because of the pandemicI’m vicar in one of Britain’s most deprived communities. We’ve been working for some time on providing an affordable base for our social activities and decided on eight portable cabins interlocking to make one large building. We were expecting to open at the beginning of September with a food bank, youth groups and activities for older people when the electricity supply was due to be connected. However, we need a three-phase electricity meter to power the unit and this appears to be impossible to get hold of. Our provider, Utility Warehouse (UW), has none in stock and no technicians trained to fit them. It has to subcontract to a firm which says it has not been contacted about the job, despite UW assuring us it has.We are advised that it may take another three months to be installed – if it can be done at all. In the meantime, our much-needed building will sit empty and unusable. During the pandemic, the need is even greater.HE, Liverpool Continue reading...
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A Perfect Crime: Netflix to examine Germany's answer to JFK assassination
Streaming giant’s first German documentary will look at case of reunification official who was shot dead at long rangeThree bullets fired from a long-range rifle, a prime suspect who died before he could confess, and enough unanswered questions to spawn numerous conspiracy theories: the death in 1991 of Detlev Karsten Rohwedder had all the hallmarks to become Germany’s version of John F Kennedy’s assassination.The murder of the Social Democrat politician tasked with overseeing the de-nationalisation of thousands of state-owned businesses after the merger of East and West Germany will attract renewed speculation from Friday with the launch of A Perfect Crime, the first German documentary commissioned by the US streaming giant Netflix. Continue reading...
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6 key photos which show the story since lockdown began six months ago
As the UK reaches six months under lockdown and we face the daunting prospect of six more, here is a look back at how life has changed under coronavirus.
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Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand
The Uncle Ben’s rice brand is changing its name to Ben's Original
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden tells National Trust to 'focus on protecting' British heritage
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is the latest critic of the decision and said the charity's portrayal of the war-time leader in its audit of its historic properties would 'surprise and disappoint people'.
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Kevin De Bruyne: Man City targeting all four trophies this season
<p>‘You want to win the most as possible and we want to win everything’</p>
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Police want to speak to this man after knifepoint robbery at Wigan Co-op
The staff member was left 'shaken' after the ordeal
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Piers Morgan slams 10pm curfew as absurd amid fear pubs will suffer for nothing
Piers Morgan ranted about the economic impact the 10pm closing time will have on bars and restaurants for what he calls minimal medical evidence
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Carl Woods' huge declarations of love for Katie Price unveiled as hoax
The teenager daughter of Katie Price and Peter Andre admitted to hacking Carl Wood's Instagram - but not before she'd had her fun with the former Love Islander's page
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Tom Cruise officially heading to outer space in 2021 for daring new film
Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise is set to take on his most daring feat yet as he heads to space with Elon Musk's SpaceX for a new film
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Fallowfield students fined under Covid law for organising 'after the pub party'
They were fined £1,000 each for flouting the rules
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Captain Sir Tom Moore signs up for biopic and eyes Michael Caine to play starring role
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Michelle Keegan ‘tested for coronavirus as Brassic crew member shows symptoms and series three filming is delayed’
Filming for season three is now said to have been delayed.
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Trains delayed after lorry smashes into bridge in Walkden
The incident has sparked delays between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent
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Manchester's new all-pink restaurant has temporarily closed following Covid case
202 Kitchen had filled a vacant plot on Bridge Street with a pink structure and flowers
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Everything you can claim back money on if you're stuck working from home
People who are being sent home to work again, or never got back to the office in the first place, can claim money back on a fair few things - this is how to do it
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Daredevil boyfriend proposes to girlfriend while they skydive from 13,000ft
The whole thing left her on a high.
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Great British Bake Off’s Sura brushes off upside-down cake drama with nod to eliminated contestant
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Biden news - live: John McCain’s widow backs ex-VP, says ‘we are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost’
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Asteroid the size of London bus will get closer to Earth than the moon tomorrow
During the passing, the asteroid will be just 17,661 miles away from Earth. For comparison, the moon is around 238,866 miles away from our planet
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Geordie Shore spin-off 'sparks coronavirus fears as crew member tests positive'
Claims emerged coronavirus tests have been made available to the reality stars and TV crew members part of the Geordie Reacts filming
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Alexei Navalny released from hospital in Berlin after 'severe Novichok poisoning'
KREMLIN critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from hospital in Berlin after falling ill during a flight in Siberia last month.
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The Flight Attendant spoilers: Kaley Cuoco pleads for her life in deadly run-in with Michelle Gomez
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First Black student on pilot course tries to raise funds after scholarship was scrapped
'Becoming a pilot is a very elitist career.'
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Long-term Man Utd target Douglas Costa close to Wolves move
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Ryan Thomas says he and Lucy Mecklenburgh 'struggled' parenting baby son Roman
The couple welcomed their first child together in March, and have since been trying to adjust to parenting in lockdown
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Kim Kardashian compares herself to Barbie amid 'plans to divorce Kanye West'
Kim Kardashian put on a sizzling display as she modelled the new Balmain collection that had been sent to her by the brand's creative director. Kim's relationship with Kanye West was recently propelled into focus
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