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PAUL THOMAS on… Boris Johnson’s ‘new deal’ plan to rebuild the economy

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Leicester lockdown backlash as city mayor pleads for bailout cash

A furious row broke out yesterday over the Government’s decision to put Leicester back in lockdown. The city’s mayor demanded a new bailout for struggling businesses and police complained they needed clear instructions on enforcing restrictions. The local police commissioner also criticised the ‘drip-feeding’ of information from Whitehall to agencies on the ground.  There was […]

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Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos Grenadier 4X4 revealed

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has proved that a British billionaire can bring an all-new car to market, today launching his ‘back to basics’ Ineos Grenadier – a rugged, hard-working and utilitarian 4X4 machine. The Grenadier, named after a pub in Knightsbridge, is expected to cost from between £30,000 and £45,000 and will go into full production […]

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How teens are using the code ‘I had pasta tonight’ to reveal depression

TikTok users are using secret codes in their videos and captions to convey they are struggling with depression and possibly contemplating suicide. Seemingly innocent lines such as ‘I had pasta tonight’ and ‘I finished my shampoo and conditioner at the same time’ are often meant to be seen as a cry for help when posted on […]

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Olympic champion Adam Peaty calls on swimming to do more to encourage BAME communities

Adam Peaty has called on swimming to do more to encourage people from BAME backgrounds into the sport. Open-water swimmer Alice Dearing is currently the only black swimmer on Britain’s elite programme. She would be the first black female swimmer to ever represent Team GB at an Olympics if she qualifies for Tokyo. Olympic champion […]

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Boy, five, with prosthetic legs raises £1m for hospital

A five-year-old boy with two prosthetic legs has completed a heroic walking challenge and raised more than £1 million for the NHS hospital that saved his life. Tony Hudgell had to have both his legs amputated in 2017 as a result of abuse suffered at the hands of his birth parents. He set out to […]

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Facebook labels the extremist anti-government Boogaloo movement a ‘dangerous organization’

Facebook has labeled the extremist anti-government Boogaloo movement a ‘dangerous organization’ and banned 500 groups and pages, as the social media giant tries to rebuild its reputation amid the ongoing ad boycott.  The platform announced Tuesday it has banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages linked to the Boogaloo movement, in what it describes as […]

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Around 1,000 grieving relatives of coronavirus victims are preparing to sue the Government

Families who have lost loved ones to coronavirus are preparing legal action against the Government. Around 1,000 grieving relatives say ministers ‘gambled’ with lives by failing to lock down quickly enough or heed warnings from other countries as Covid-19 tore across Europe. They also want an investigation into the flawed testing regime, shortages of protective clothing […]

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PM warns Melburnians could be fined for refusing coronavirus test if they live in a hotspot

Scott Morrison hasn’t ruled out enforcing fines for Melburnians who refuse a coronavirus test as the city struggles to control the pandemic after a sharp rise in new cases. Victoria is experiencing a second wave of infections after recording its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases in almost three months on Monday with 75 new […]

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More Weight Watchers diets could be prescribed on the NHS as Boris Johnson looks to slim down nation

More overweight people could be prescribed Weight Watchers diet plans as part of a new drive to tackle obesity. Boris Johnson is considering options to slim down the nation after his own brush with death from coronavirus convinced him to lose weight. NHS prescriptions of Weight Watchers plans are currently only given to those at […]