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Environmentalist tells people to stop buying conservatories while sitting inside of one

Environmentalist tells people to stop buying conservatories while sitting inside of one

A Good Morning Britain guest urges people not to buy conservatories — while sitting inside of her own conservatory.Environmental scientist Angela Terry said co [...]

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Kirk Norcross in tears as he recalls the day his dad Mick died by suicide

Kirk Norcross in tears as he recalls the day his dad Mick died by suicide

TV personality said he still has flashbacks of the day his dad, ‘TOWIE’ star Mick Norcross, died aged 57

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19-year-old becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world

19-year-old becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world

British-Belgian woman completes historic five-month journey spanning more than 30 countries

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Boris Johnson says ‘no evidence’ on allegations of No 10 blackmail

Boris Johnson says ‘no evidence’ on allegations of No 10 blackmail

Boris Johnson has suggested there is “no evidence” of blackmail against Conservative MPs that may be plotting a leadership challenge. Allegations of “intimidat [...]

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The Downing Street parties would not have happened under Theresa May | James Moore

The Downing Street parties would not have happened under Theresa May | James Moore

Despite all May’s failings, there is no way Downing Street would have turned into the London equivalent of a prohibition-era Chicago speakeasy on her watch

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I’m a TV psychic – here is my prediction for Boris Johnson | Sally Morgan

I’m a TV psychic – here is my prediction for Boris Johnson | Sally Morgan

For Boris, the number 5 is incredibly important. This number relates directly to what he will do next

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independent.co.uk 2 hours ago
Watch live as scientists update Doomsday Clock to show how close we are to apocalypse

Watch live as scientists update Doomsday Clock to show how close we are to apocalypse

US-based Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announces the location of the minute hand on its closely watched Doomsday Clock, indicating what world developments mean [...]

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Now TV Broadband Deals & Review January 2022 | Independent

Looking for high-speed broadband packages? NOW Broadband offers fibre internet with average speeds up to 63Mbps. Compare speeds and pricing today!

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Drug resistant infections are a rapidly escalating health crisis | Samuel Lovett

Drug resistant infections are a rapidly escalating health crisis | Samuel Lovett

The writing is on the wall. There can be no time for delays in starting the global fightback against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), argues Samuel Lovett

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Jamie Dornan describes growing up in Belfast during the Troubles

Jamie Dornan describes growing up in Belfast during the Troubles

‘I always think back to stuff that became normal, that was not normal,’ actor recalled

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independent.co.uk 4 hours ago
Plea for dog-walkers to pick up mess after New Forest cattle lose unborn calves

Plea for dog-walkers to pick up mess after New Forest cattle lose unborn calves

Vet says more awareness is needed among dog walkers to better protect cattle and local businesses

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independent.co.uk 4 hours ago
Ex-Pope Benedict accused of misconduct in child abuse cases

Ex-Pope Benedict accused of misconduct in child abuse cases

German investigation finds Pope Benedict XVI failed to prevent child abuse in four cases

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independent.co.uk 5 hours ago
Ralf Rangnick stands by decision to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in Brentford win

Ralf Rangnick stands by decision to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in Brentford win

The forward was not happy at being substituted 20 minutes before the end of Manchester United’s 3-1 victory.

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independent.co.uk 5 hours ago
Andy Murray casts doubt on returning to Australian Open after disappointing defeat

Andy Murray casts doubt on returning to Australian Open after disappointing defeat

The 34-year-old Murray suggested he will only return to Melbourne if he feels he can go deep into the second week

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independent.co.uk 5 hours ago
Belfast film review: A film about the Troubles that isn’t about the Troubles at all

Belfast film review: A film about the Troubles that isn’t about the Troubles at all

The celebrated director’s twinkly-eyed childhood memoir chooses not to reckon with reality

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independent.co.uk 6 hours ago
UK-Australia trade deal ‘as one-sided as the Ashes’, says Tory MP

UK-Australia trade deal ‘as one-sided as the Ashes’, says Tory MP

Questions raised about deal struck in December, as talks with US on steel tariffs begin

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Large crowd boos as Ashling Murphy murder suspect arrives at court

Large crowd boos as Ashling Murphy murder suspect arrives at court

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Irish teacher Ashling Murphy.Ms Murphy, a primary school teacher in her 20s, was killed while jogging by [...]

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
What is the doomsday clock and will it edge closer to midnight?

What is the doomsday clock and will it edge closer to midnight?

Time shows how near to annihilation we are – from nuclear weapons, climate change, and other threats

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Senior Tory accuses ministers of ‘blackmail’ against rebel MPs plotting to topple PM

Senior Tory accuses ministers of ‘blackmail’ against rebel MPs plotting to topple PM

A senior Conservative MP has accused ministers of breaching the ministerial code by making threats to rebel colleagues who are considering trying to topple Bor [...]

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Pristine rare coral reef discovered in South Pacific

Pristine rare coral reef discovered in South Pacific

Scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals off the island’s coast.The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at depths of more than 30 [...]

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Antibiotic-resistant infections killing more than HIV or malaria, major study shows

Antibiotic-resistant infections killing more than HIV or malaria, major study shows

1.27 million people died from antimicrobial resistance in 2019, with children aged under five particularly vulnerable

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Doug McMaster interview: ‘Zero waste is not about the individual’

Doug McMaster interview: ‘Zero waste is not about the individual’

A decade of learning, experimenting and making mistakes has resulted in McMaster’s restaurant Silo’s impressive closed-loop system. Kate Ng explores the trailb [...]

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Biden predicts Russia will attack Ukraine but warns Putin of a ‘stiff price’

Biden predicts Russia will attack Ukraine but warns Putin of a ‘stiff price’

US president Joe Biden thinks Russia will ‘move in’ on Ukraine as tensions continue to rise

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Sajid Javid insists Boris Johnson is ‘safe’ in his job despite ‘partygate’ inquiry

Sajid Javid insists Boris Johnson is ‘safe’ in his job despite ‘partygate’ inquiry

But health secretary admits scandal is inflicting harm – saying: ‘Of course things like this damage our democracy’

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independent.co.uk 9 hours ago
15 best children’s TV shows to give parents a break

15 best children’s TV shows to give parents a break

Are you a knackered parent looking for funny and engaging programmes that your youngsters can enjoy? Charlotte Cripps is here to help, with recommendations for [...]

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independent.co.uk 10 hours ago
Britney’s lawyer calls father’s request to unseal her medical records ‘offensive’

Britney’s lawyer calls father’s request to unseal her medical records ‘offensive’

Singer is engaged in legal battle with her father Jamie Spears over payment of attorney fees and surveillance claims against him

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independent.co.uk 12 hours ago
First flight carrying international aid lands at Tonga airport

First flight carrying international aid lands at Tonga airport

Aircraft arrives five days after volcano eruption and tsunami, after workers managed to clean up ash from the runway

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independent.co.uk 14 hours ago
Pakistan pilot refuses to fly after emergency landing because shift had ended

Pakistan pilot refuses to fly after emergency landing because shift had ended

Authorities intervened to bring the situation under control after passengers protested at airport in Riyadh

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independent.co.uk 17 hours ago
Biden vows he's ‘not going back’ on school closures

Biden vows he's ‘not going back’ on school closures

Joe Biden said he is “not going back on school closures” amid rising Covid cases across the US.The US president assured Americans that the country is not going [...]

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independent.co.uk 17 hours ago
Editorial: Deprived of Brexit, the Tories have simply lapsed back into division

Editorial: Deprived of Brexit, the Tories have simply lapsed back into division

Editorial: It is difficult to believe that the Conservatives, usually so keen on power, want Boris Johnson to lead them into the next general election or even [...]

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independent.co.uk 18 hours ago
Calls for London to scrap new road tunnel as city looks to reduce car activity

Calls for London to scrap new road tunnel as city looks to reduce car activity

Environmental campaign group calls on Sadiq Khan to go ‘a step further’ and end its construction

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independent.co.uk 20 hours ago
Watch live as Biden holds press conference as he marks first year in office

Watch live as Biden holds press conference as he marks first year in office

Watch live as president Joe Biden conducts a formal news conference from the White House as he marks his first year in office.Today's briefing will mark the pr [...]

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independent.co.uk 21 hours ago

Audible Promo Codes | 50% off in January | The Independent

Find 22 Audible promo codes at The Independent this January 2022. Audible discount codes for savings on memberships & audiobooks.

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independent.co.uk 21 hours ago
Singer Hana Horka dies aged 57 after deliberately contracting Covid

Singer Hana Horka dies aged 57 after deliberately contracting Covid

Folk musician wanted to test positive so she could get a recovery pass to access certain venues, said her son

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independent.co.uk 21 hours ago
Everyone has the same complaint about How I Met Your Father

Everyone has the same complaint about How I Met Your Father

Viewers were not at all keen on one ‘unbearable’ aspect of the show

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independent.co.uk 22 hours ago
No-confidence vote in Boris Johnson ‘would be delayed until after partygate report’

No-confidence vote in Boris Johnson ‘would be delayed until after partygate report’

One Tory says PM’s explanation impossible to defend - ‘like going to a brothel and claiming you didn’t realise women are selling themselves for sex’

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independent.co.uk 23 hours ago
Plan B rules are scrapped — but NHS chief warns virus hasn’t ‘magically disappeared’

Plan B rules are scrapped — but NHS chief warns virus hasn’t ‘magically disappeared’

‘The government will regret sending the wrong signal for political expediency’, says nursing chief

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Watch live as Bill Gates and John Kerry discuss climate action at Davos

Watch live as Bill Gates and John Kerry discuss climate action at Davos

Bill Gates, John Kerry and a number of other high-profile names are speaking during a virtual Davos dialogue session on climate innovation and zero-emission te [...]

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NFL star Lerentee McCray leads police on high-speed chase

NFL star Lerentee McCray leads police on high-speed chase

NFL player Lerentee McCray was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase in Florida last weekend. The Jacksonville Jaguars lineman is accused of givi [...]

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10 reasons to visit Namibia now it’s off the red list

10 reasons to visit Namibia now it’s off the red list

Southern African countries are back on the menu - here’s why you should prioritise Namibia’s phenomenal landscapes, writes Melissa Twigg

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Defector unites Tory MPs to help Boris Johnson survive another week | John Rentoul

Defector unites Tory MPs to help Boris Johnson survive another week | John Rentoul

The prime minister fought back at PMQs, appealing to Covid-rule rebels on his own side and buying himself some time, writes John Rentoul

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Neo-Nazi terror offender ordered to read Jane Austen jailed

Neo-Nazi terror offender ordered to read Jane Austen jailed

A neo-Nazi terror offender who was ordered to read Jane Austen has been jailed after judges overturned his “unduly lenient” sentence.

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LAPD release footage in hunt for Brianna Kupfer suspect

LAPD release footage in hunt for Brianna Kupfer suspect

The Los Angeles Police Department has released CCTV identifying a suspect in connection with the killing of store employee and grad student Brianna Kupfer.Bria [...]

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Student accidentally becomes a millionaire after turning selfie into an NFT as a joke

Student accidentally becomes a millionaire after turning selfie into an NFT as a joke

‘I was thinking it might be funny if one of the collectors collected my face,’ 22-year-old says

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Welcome to the Black Parade – why millennial emo fans need to embrace Gen Z

Welcome to the Black Parade – why millennial emo fans need to embrace Gen Z

A new festival is being celebrated by millennials who crave a heady dose of emo and pop-punk nostalgia. But there’s a whiff of tribalism in the air, as Gen Z f [...]

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Is it safe to go back to the office? We asked the experts

Is it safe to go back to the office? We asked the experts

The government has reintroduced Plan A measures, asking people to return to the office

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Opinion: Rishi Sunak is writing off Covid support fraud after slashing benefits

Opinion: Rishi Sunak is writing off Covid support fraud after slashing benefits

When we’re facing an economic crisis, and we’re writing off missing money, then we can give the poorest households the support they deserve

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What does inflation hitting a 30-year high mean for UK households? | Ben Chapman

What does inflation hitting a 30-year high mean for UK households? | Ben Chapman

The impact of rising prices is highly uneven and Rishi Sunak has yet to indicate he has a plan that recognises the scale of the cost-of-living crisis, argues B [...]

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Tory windfarm ban and green cuts now costing households £140 a year

Tory windfarm ban and green cuts now costing households £140 a year

Effective five-year ban on windfarm construction deprived Britons of cheapest form of electricity generation

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Three women killed in random attacks by homeless men: What does it say about America?

Three women killed in random attacks by homeless men: What does it say about America?

Michelle Alyssa Go, Sandra Shells and Brianna Kupfer were murdered in random killings that have shocked America. Their deaths shine a spotlight on homelessness [...]

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Claims of bullying and blackmail now amount to a ‘quiet day’ for the PM | Tom Peck

Claims of bullying and blackmail now amount to a ‘quiet day’ for the PM | Tom Peck

If it’s true that large numbers of his MPs are holding back to wait and see what Sue Gray has to say, it might well be that their minds get made up in the mean [...]

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independent.co.uk 20 minutes ago
Musician goes viral after speaking out against secondary ticketing websites

Musician goes viral after speaking out against secondary ticketing websites

Liverpool artist praised by industry figures for speaking out after spotting tickets to his sold-out show listed for around three times the original price

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independent.co.uk 22 minutes ago
Opinion: Tory MPs should ditch Johnson and put Sunak in No 10 as soon as they can

Opinion: Tory MPs should ditch Johnson and put Sunak in No 10 as soon as they can

Conservative MPs may be about to face a momentous decision; John Rentoul analyses the question they have to ask themselves

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How a Ryanair flight with a dissident on board was diverted to Minsk

How a Ryanair flight with a dissident on board was diverted to Minsk

From the evacuation that took 50 minutes to a sequence of mysterious emails, UN report finds many questions unanswered by the Belarus authorities, writes Simon [...]

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independent.co.uk 1 hour ago
Jacob Rees-Mogg reacts to plan to save Boris Johnson: ‘Big dogs are absolutely splendid’

Jacob Rees-Mogg reacts to plan to save Boris Johnson: ‘Big dogs are absolutely splendid’

Jacob Rees-Mogg has joked that Hansard’s stenographers would “blush” if he repeated defecting Tory MP Christian Wakeford’s language about the Labour Party in t [...]

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independent.co.uk 2 hours ago
Opinion: LinkedIn seems to be on a mission to kill off good writing

Opinion: LinkedIn seems to be on a mission to kill off good writing

Just as tech companies have changed the way we watch, listen and observe art, the rise of ‘broetry’ may also force a cultural shift, where we value writing bas [...]

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independent.co.uk 2 hours ago

Compare deals from mobile networks | Independent

Compare deals from mobile networks in the UK and find which network provider offers the best mobile phone packages.

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independent.co.uk 2 hours ago

Virgin Media Broadband Deals January TV Offers | Independent

Virgin Media’s home broadband and internet deals are among the best offered in the UK. Virgin broadband and TV offers multiple packages comprising hundreds of [...]

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independent.co.uk 3 hours ago
Tommy Robinson facing investigation over estimated £2million he owes creditors

Tommy Robinson facing investigation over estimated £2million he owes creditors

Far-right activist has assets worth up to an estimated £3million, according to anti-racism group

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independent.co.uk 4 hours ago
How did the cult of Joe Rogan take root in the UK?

How did the cult of Joe Rogan take root in the UK?

The comedian turned podcast titan has polarised US audiences with his offensive remarks, problematic interviewees and tendency to spread misinformation. But wi [...]

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independent.co.uk 4 hours ago
The Queen refused to be an exception to the rules – unlike our PM | Sean O’Grady

The Queen refused to be an exception to the rules – unlike our PM | Sean O’Grady

The Queen knows better than most how Johnson views the world, because she is one of the more high-profile and damaged victims of his mendacious ways

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independent.co.uk 4 hours ago
Reporter gets hit by car on live TV and continues with report

Reporter gets hit by car on live TV and continues with report

A TV reporter in West Virginia was hit by a car on live TV and then got up to finish her report to the camera.WSAZ-TV reporter Tori Yorgey was slammed by the S [...]

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independent.co.uk 5 hours ago
Muhammad Ali and the eternal legacy

Muhammad Ali and the eternal legacy

The Greatest, who would have turned 80 this week, lives on in fighters and gyms around the world almost six years after passing away

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independent.co.uk 5 hours ago
Man United struggle for consistency but emerge triumphant as a team of two halves

Man United struggle for consistency but emerge triumphant as a team of two halves

The Red Devils could have been out of the game by the break; instead they were out of sight heading into the closing stretches of the match

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independent.co.uk 5 hours ago
Greg Rutherford misses out on Great Britain bobsleigh team for Winter Olympics

Greg Rutherford misses out on Great Britain bobsleigh team for Winter Olympics

The former Olympic long-jump champion made his international debut as part of Lamin Deen’s four-man crew at a World Cup race in Germany in January

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independent.co.uk 5 hours ago
Watch live as 19-year-old attempts to break record for youngest solo flight around world

Watch live as 19-year-old attempts to break record for youngest solo flight around world

Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford landed in Germany on Wednesday on the penultimate stop of her bid to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo.Hopef [...]

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independent.co.uk 6 hours ago
Man arrested over murder of 86-year-old woman at her home

Man arrested over murder of 86-year-old woman at her home

Town councillor husband, 88, also in critical condition following suspected burglary

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Opinion: Is Machine Gun Kelly’s engagement ring for Megan Fox romantic – or abusive?

Opinion: Is Machine Gun Kelly’s engagement ring for Megan Fox romantic – or abusive?

It disturbs me that anyone who claims to love another can actively want to hurt them if they try to ‘leave’

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Czech Republic scraps vaccine mandate as daily cases hit record high

Czech Republic scraps vaccine mandate as daily cases hit record high

Czech PM Petr Fiala said he did not want to ‘deepen the divides’ with mandatory Covid jabs

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Why everyone is in love with Encanto’s ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’

Why everyone is in love with Encanto’s ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’

Song just surpassed ‘Let It Go’ as the biggest song from a Disney animated film in over two decades

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Andy Murray out of Australian Open after defeat to Taro Daniel

Andy Murray out of Australian Open after defeat to Taro Daniel

Andy Murray is out of the Australian Open after a straight sets defeat to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel.

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Climate crisis leads to discovery of new penguin colonies in Antarctic

Climate crisis leads to discovery of new penguin colonies in Antarctic

The Antarctic Peninsula is among the fastest warming regions of the planet - heating almost 3C over the last 50 years

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Male football fans ‘highly sexist’ towards women’s sport, study finds

Male football fans ‘highly sexist’ towards women’s sport, study finds

Increased media coverage of women’s sport met with ‘extreme hostility’ among some male fans

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Novak Djokovic deported from Australia because he was anti-vaccine, judges rule

Novak Djokovic deported from Australia because he was anti-vaccine, judges rule

The Federal Court of Australia published the reasons for the decision not to quash the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Brian May reveals what changed his mind about starring in ‘moving’ CBBC show

Brian May reveals what changed his mind about starring in ‘moving’ CBBC show

‘It’s such a lovely look into what happens to kids and how they lose their confidence and what can be done,’ Queen guitarist says of children’s show

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independent.co.uk 8 hours ago
Ex-banker NHS chair must ‘get up to speed’ on social care, MPs warn

Ex-banker NHS chair must ‘get up to speed’ on social care, MPs warn

MPs approve government’s preferred choice for £63,000 part-time role but say decision was not unanimous

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independent.co.uk 10 hours ago
‘It’s like a fairground’: Inside the musical ride of the West End’s Moulin Rouge

‘It’s like a fairground’: Inside the musical ride of the West End’s Moulin Rouge

Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical jukebox was an assault on the senses – but is the stage version really as extra as the film? Isobel Lewis goes behind the scenes of [...]

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independent.co.uk 10 hours ago
Ghislaine Maxwell files for retrial over juror’s revelation of own sexual abuse

Ghislaine Maxwell files for retrial over juror’s revelation of own sexual abuse

Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have formally requested her conviction be overturned and the case go to a retrial, after one of the jurors in her high-profile ca [...]

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independent.co.uk 12 hours ago
Howard Stern calls for unvaccinated people to be denied Covid treatment

Howard Stern calls for unvaccinated people to be denied Covid treatment

‘Now if you don’t get it, in my America, all hospitals would be closed to you. You’re going to go home and die’

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independent.co.uk 13 hours ago
Let a robot hoover do the hard work for you with our pick of the best

Let a robot hoover do the hard work for you with our pick of the best

Whether its Dyson, iRobot, Coredy or Xiamoi, we review the best robot vacuum in the UK for sucking up pet hair, dust or mopping from Amazon, and more

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independent.co.uk 17 hours ago
Declassified video shows killing of 10 civilians in botched Kabul drone strike

Declassified video shows killing of 10 civilians in botched Kabul drone strike

Newly declassified surveillance footage captures the final minutes and aftermath of a botched drone strike in Kabul.The American military mistakenly killed 10 [...]

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independent.co.uk 18 hours ago
Peruvian birds covered in oil from spill caused by Tonga eruption washed by vets

Peruvian birds covered in oil from spill caused by Tonga eruption washed by vets

Waves triggered by the volcanic eruption near Tonga caused a crude oil spill at a refinery off the shores of Peru, covering wildlife in thick layers of grease. [...]

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independent.co.uk 18 hours ago
End oil and gas subsidies for ‘green and just’ transition, campaigner says

End oil and gas subsidies for ‘green and just’ transition, campaigner says

Tackling subsidies ‘one of the most important things’ to do in move away from fossil fuels, Mikaela Loach says

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independent.co.uk 20 hours ago
Colombian man creates hand gesutres so blind friend can watch football

Colombian man creates hand gesutres so blind friend can watch football

A kind-hearted man helps his blind and deaf friend experience a football game in real time by running his hand over a scaled-down football pitch.Colombia fan C [...]

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independent.co.uk 21 hours ago
New photographs from Tonga show extent of devastation after volcano and tsunami

New photographs from Tonga show extent of devastation after volcano and tsunami

Debris from destroyed buildings covers capital city as nations plan aid missions

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independent.co.uk 22 hours ago
Watch live as Russian cosmonauts walk in space

Watch live as Russian cosmonauts walk in space

Watch live as the International Space Station Expedition 66 Russian cosmonauts perform a spacewalk to outfit the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module.Two Russi [...]

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independent.co.uk 23 hours ago
Sajid Javid claims Omicron 'in retreat' as plan B Covid rules scrapped

Sajid Javid claims Omicron 'in retreat' as plan B Covid rules scrapped

Sajid Javid has suggested that Omicron is “in retreat” as he confirmed plan B Covid restrictions will be scrapped in England.The health secretary led a Downing [...]

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The end of Plan B: the latest changes to England’s coronavirus rules

The end of Plan B: the latest changes to England’s coronavirus rules

Boris Johnson scrapped the rules brought in to control the spread of the Omicron variant.

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Gaspard Ulliel death: French prime minister leads tributes to actor

Gaspard Ulliel death: French prime minister leads tributes to actor

Ulliel was best known for his performances in ‘Hannibal Rising’ and the biopic ‘Yves Saint Laurent’

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David Davis, the PM’s Brexiteer chum, delivers a killer blow | Tom Peck

David Davis, the PM’s Brexiteer chum, delivers a killer blow | Tom Peck

Boris Johnson and David Davis share a long political history. That the latter should stand up and tell the PM to go felt like it mattered

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Keir Starmer cracks ‘bring your own boos’ joke during rowdy PMQs exchange

Keir Starmer cracks ‘bring your own boos’ joke during rowdy PMQs exchange

Sir Keir Starmer stood at the dispatch box smirking after cracking a “BYOB” joke during a rowdy session of PMQs.After a short interruption, the Labour leader q [...]

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Home Office age assessment policy for asylum seekers is unlawful, High Court rules

Home Office age assessment policy for asylum seekers is unlawful, High Court rules

Judge says policy which has seen children wrongly labelled as adults while detained breaches law

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Cryptocurrency adverts needs to be regulated – but can the FCA do it? | James Moore

Cryptocurrency adverts needs to be regulated – but can the FCA do it? | James Moore

The new rules won’t come in until the summer time but this is a market moving at the speed of the asteroid that recently passed close to Earth – with all its d [...]

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Prime minister odds: The favourites to replace Boris Johnson

Prime minister odds: The favourites to replace Boris Johnson

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are the most likely candidates to replace Boris Johnson, bookmakers say

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London Coliseum’s Raymonda takes bold approach to uneven ballet’s pitfalls – review

London Coliseum’s Raymonda takes bold approach to uneven ballet’s pitfalls – review

This alert and engaged English National Ballet production underlines departing director Rojo’s ambition and vision

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Why does the UK have a higher Covid rate than Europe?

Why does the UK have a higher Covid rate than Europe?

There are now more than 40,000 people testing positive for coronavirus everyday

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Plan B Covid restrictions to end in England, Boris Johnson announces

Plan B Covid restrictions to end in England, Boris Johnson announces

Plan B Covid restrictions are to end in England, with Covid passes no longer required from next Thursday, work from home guidance lifted and and end to mandato [...]

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Transparent eel-like creature swims around diver

Transparent eel-like creature swims around diver

A diver encountered a transparent eel-like creature in a bizarre underwater experience. Amy Wainman, 36, recorded the eel-like animal off the coast of Simon’s [...]

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Robert Pattinson clears up Batman joke ‘that really came back to haunt me’

Robert Pattinson clears up Batman joke ‘that really came back to haunt me’

‘I just always think it’s really embarrassing to talk about how you’re working out,’ said the actor

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Driving change: how to make the switch to electric easier

Driving change: how to make the switch to electric easier

With the UK government’s pledge to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, pressure is building on motorists and manufacturers to embrace ele [...]

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The west is goading Russia into a war it doesn’t want | Mary Dejevsky

The west is goading Russia into a war it doesn’t want | Mary Dejevsky

It is difficult to understand why the US, in particular, would be talking up the war scenario now, writes Mary Dejevsky

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The 10 best Disney role models for kids

The 10 best Disney role models for kids

From Simba in ‘The Lion King’ to Anna in ‘Frozen’, these are the bravest, kindest and greatest Disney heroes for your kids to look up to, writes Charlotte Crip [...]

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Cross-Channel power project backed by Tory donor and Russian oil tycoon thrown out

Cross-Channel power project backed by Tory donor and Russian oil tycoon thrown out

£1.2bn Aquind scheme also sparked warning that France could ‘turn off the power’ in post-Brexit battle

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Husband goes to police after wife confesses to crime while sleeping

Husband goes to police after wife confesses to crime while sleeping

A care worker took thousands of pounds from a vulnerable lady after getting hold of her bank card

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When will Sinema and Manchin feel the deep shame we all know they should?

When will Sinema and Manchin feel the deep shame we all know they should?

After the failure this week of Biden’s voting rights bill, tied to the failure of a filibuster change, it’s time to talk about how these two Democrats might fa [...]

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Best broadband providers - Independent Compare

Compare top broadband providers in the UK. Check best deals, limit, speed, type, cost of internet service from: EE, BT, Sky, Virgin, Talk, Talk, Plusnet, other [...]

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BT Broadband Deals - Ultrafast BT Fibre Offers | Independent

BT broadband deals can offer some of the fastest fibre broadband at the best prices. Compare the best BT broadband deals for fibre broadband and ultrafast inte [...]

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Taylor Swift announced as global Record Store Day ambassador

Taylor Swift announced as global Record Store Day ambassador

Grammy-winning artist says it’s more important than ever to support independent record stores

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Tory whips threatened to cancel new school if I rebelled, says defector MP

Tory whips threatened to cancel new school if I rebelled, says defector MP

Other Tory MPs have spoken out about what they characterise as ‘blackmail’

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Jack Whitehall says he’s ‘not ashamed’ of his body after agent gave him ‘stern’ talk

Jack Whitehall says he’s ‘not ashamed’ of his body after agent gave him ‘stern’ talk

Comedian said his agent told him that ‘to be a really successful actor in this town, you’ve got to hit the gym’

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Opinion: Protests in southern Israel have been met with  brutality

Opinion: Protests in southern Israel have been met with brutality

Heavily-armed Israeli police showered crowds with tear gas launched from drones, while opening fire with rubber-coated metal bullets

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UK set to ‘slip gently into lower league’ of nations, warns Tony Blair

UK set to ‘slip gently into lower league’ of nations, warns Tony Blair

Britain heading for ‘1970s’-style decline, says former Labour PM in attack on government

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No 10 accused of blackmail against Tory rebels – follow live

No 10 accused of blackmail against Tory rebels – follow live

The sensational accusation comes after some MPs considering submitting letters demanding a vote of no confidence in the prime minister reported receiving threa [...]

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Prince William asked if he supports Prince Andrew

Prince William asked if he supports Prince Andrew

Prince William declined to comment when asked by Sky News whether he “supports Prince Andrew” amid the civil lawsuit.The journalist from Sky News asked: “Your [...]

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s strop tests Ralf Rangnick and the harmony at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo’s strop tests Ralf Rangnick and the harmony at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly furious when his manager took him off at the Brentford Community Stadium on Wednesday night having only this week questioned the [...]

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Unvaccinated Chelsea players could miss Champions League tie in France

Unvaccinated Chelsea players could miss Champions League tie in France

France have confirmed that professional athletes will not be exempt from tougher vaccination rules

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Scott Morrison under fire for bizarre suggestion kids be allowed to operate forklifts

Scott Morrison under fire for bizarre suggestion kids be allowed to operate forklifts

Senators say suggestion to let minors operate such industrial equipment is ‘dangerous, stupid’

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Emma Raducanu out of Australian Open after second-round defeat by Danka Kovinic

Emma Raducanu out of Australian Open after second-round defeat by Danka Kovinic

Raducanu battled through injury to force a deciding set but could not complete the comeback

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Primark set to axe around 400 jobs in UK store management overhaul

Primark set to axe around 400 jobs in UK store management overhaul

The fast fashion chain has launched a consultation with staff as part of plans to simplify its UK retail management structure.

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Boris Johnson’s daughter Romy was ‘badly hit’ with Covid at five-weeks-old

Boris Johnson’s daughter Romy was ‘badly hit’ with Covid at five-weeks-old

The prime minister cancelled a public appearance last week after Downing Street confirmed an unidentified family member tested positive for coronavirus.

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independent.co.uk 7 hours ago
Film star Hardy Kruger dies ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ aged 93

Film star Hardy Kruger dies ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ aged 93

Actor was also known for films including ‘The One That Got Away’ and ‘The Wild Geese’

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Aircraft carrier sold for 1 cent headed to eBay after Navy rejects $5m museum bid

Aircraft carrier sold for 1 cent headed to eBay after Navy rejects $5m museum bid

Aircraft carrier sold for 1 cent for scrap headed to eBay after Navy rejects $5m museum bid

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Dear Vix: ‘I feel so lonely – I have no idea how to make new friends’

Dear Vix: ‘I feel so lonely – I have no idea how to make new friends’

Look out for events you know you will enjoy, and go to them. Striking up a conversation in the queue for tickets or the toilet will mean you’re less tongue-tie [...]

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Bookmakers have shortened the odds on Boris Johnson being replaced as prime mini [...]

Bookmakers have shortened the odds on Boris Johnson being replaced as prime mini [...]

Bookmakers have shortened the odds on Boris Johnson being replaced as prime minister following outrage over his attendance at a “bring your own booze” event at [...]

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independent.co.uk 9 hours ago
Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers file for retrial over juror’s revelations – live updates

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers file for retrial over juror’s revelations – live updates

Lawyers submit documents under seal requesting new trial after juror revealed he was victim of sexual abuse

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Oil spill caused on Peruvian coast by Tonga eruption

Oil spill caused on Peruvian coast by Tonga eruption

Waves triggered by the volcanic eruption near Tonga caused a crude oil spill at a refinery off the shores of Peru, covering beaches and wildlife in thick layer [...]

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Beijing concerned by rise in infections ahead of Winter Olympics - follow latest

Beijing concerned by rise in infections ahead of Winter Olympics - follow latest

With just two weeks to go until the start of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the city’s authorities have raised growing concerns over the rise in local transmi [...]

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Get silky smooth skin with our best at-home IPL and laser hair-removal machines

Get silky smooth skin with our best at-home IPL and laser hair-removal machines

We tested the best at-home hair removal machines in the UK, from IPL and laser removal, or intense pulsed light from Amazon, Boots and Lookfantastic

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Tories could ‘die death of 1,000 cuts if Johnson stays on as PM’, David Davis says

Tories could ‘die death of 1,000 cuts if Johnson stays on as PM’, David Davis says

Tories would be in for a ‘year of agony‘ if PM is not ousted soon, the former Brexit secretary said

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Biden leans over microphone and slowly whispers to female journalist

Biden leans over microphone and slowly whispers to female journalist

President Joe Biden leaned into his microphone and whispered to a female journalist during this evening's press conference.Biden was asked what he would say to [...]

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Man appears in court charged with murder of Aisling Murphy

Man appears in court charged with murder of Aisling Murphy

A 31-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Irish teacher Ashling Murphy.

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Brentford vs Man United LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Brentford vs Man United LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Follow all the action from the Brentford Community Stadium as the Red Devils look to head back into the top six

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Couple suing Royal Caribbean over deadly volcanic eruption: ‘It was pure terror’

Couple suing Royal Caribbean over deadly volcanic eruption: ‘It was pure terror’

Matt Urey and Lauren Barham spent their honeymoon in a coma in hospitals 1,000km apart after suffering catastrophic burn injuries in the 2019 White Island volc [...]

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Watch live as Sajid Javid gives update on Covid restrictions

Watch live as Sajid Javid gives update on Covid restrictions

Watch live as health secretary Sajid Javid holds a press conference at Downing Street to discuss changes to Covid regulations in England.Mr Javid will face que [...]

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Concern over ‘disgraceful’ nurse staffing levels in mini-nightingales

Concern over ‘disgraceful’ nurse staffing levels in mini-nightingales

Exclusive: NHS chief says nightingale hospital plans are an “absolute disgrace” with “minimal” staffing levels planned

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Prince Harry and Meghan ‘set up 11 companies in tax haven’

Prince Harry and Meghan ‘set up 11 companies in tax haven’

Couple used state that does not tax business transactions and does not impose inheritance tax

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Tory MP David Davis tells Boris Johnson to quit: ‘In the name of God, go’

Tory MP David Davis tells Boris Johnson to quit: ‘In the name of God, go’

Former Tory minister David Davis urged Boris Johnson to resign during a dramatic session of PMQs.The prime minister is facing calls to step down over the Downi [...]

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Woman rescued from burning building after massive gas explosion

Woman rescued from burning building after massive gas explosion

NYPD officers rescued a woman from her burning house after a suspected gas explosion rocked a Bronx neigbourhood.Several buildings were destroyed in the massiv [...]

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Low-cost drug found to limit lung damage in Covid patients

Low-cost drug found to limit lung damage in Covid patients

Drug could have ‘major impact’ in fighting coronavirus, researchers say

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UK ‘past the peak’ of Omicron wave as infections drop by almost one million

UK ‘past the peak’ of Omicron wave as infections drop by almost one million

3.4 million Britons were estimated to be infected with Covid in the seven days to 15 January - down from 4.3 million in the previous week

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‘Rainbow Six Extraction’ review: Familiar action with a sci-fi twist

‘Rainbow Six Extraction’ review: Familiar action with a sci-fi twist

Released today, ‘Rainbow Six Extraction’ is a familiar co-operative experience that highlights the series’ strengths. We review its story, gameplay and more

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Keir Starmer welcomes Tory defector Christian Wakeford to Labour Party

Keir Starmer welcomes Tory defector Christian Wakeford to Labour Party

Sir Keir Starmer welcomed Tory defector Christian Wakeford to the Labour Party during PMQs on Wednesday.The Bury South MP announced he was swapping parties aft [...]

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