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MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile passed away in October at age 49 according to family statement

Rapper MF DOOM passed away on October 31 according to a statement by his family. The Rhymes Like Dimes artist was 49 at the time of his death. No cause of death was given for the London born hip hop artist in Thursday’s announcement.  Rapper MF DOOM [pictured here in 2011] passed away on October […]

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The January sales are full of goodies to give your home a fresh start

Our homes tend to look drab and bare once the twinkling lights and bright baubles come down.  But with the New Year sales on, there are plenty of chunky discounts on gorgeous goodies for every room. Whether it’s a living room investment piece, towel upgrade or a brand new look for the bedroom, we’ve tracked […]

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Locals on the Isles of Scilly bid farewell to 2020 from the only three pubs open in England

Revellers on the Isles of Scilly are bidding farewell to 2020 from the only three pubs open in England as the archipelago remains in Tier 1.  The islands are the only areas in England under the most-relaxed level of Covid restrictions – meaning pubs, bars and restaurants are open for sit-in customers. There are normally around […]

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Britain breaks free of EU rules as Brexit transition period ends at 11pm

Britain finally broke free from EU rules at 11pm on Thursday, just a day after members of parliament voted through the last-minute deal Boris Johnson secured with the bloc to avoid a No Deal Brexit.  The seismic breakaway finally came nearly four-and-a-half years after Britons voted by a margin of 52 to 48 per cent […]

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Gavin Williamson says he is ‘absolutely confident’ there will be no more delays to schools reopening

Gavin Williamson said yesterday that he is ‘absolutely confident’ there will not be further delays to schools reopening, amid anger and confusion over his chaotic plans. Parents have been left scratching their heads at the postcode lottery announced by the Education Secretary, with some primaries set to stay closed while others only yards away open […]

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JOHN HUMPHRYS: Look out Boris, PM Rishi Sunak may be Britain’s destiny all too soon

Some weeks ago I thought it might be helpful to paint a picture in these pages of what this country could look like in a few years’ time. Think Back To The Future if you like.  My imaginary hero was not a mad professor creating a time-travelling DeLorean car, but a fellow journalist called Tim […]

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New fears for Tokyo Olympic games as Japan’s capital reported a daily record of 1,337 new infections

A spike in coronavirus cases in Tokyo has raised fresh fears about the Olympics in the summer. Japan’s capital reported a daily record of 1,337 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday and the nationwide figure was 4,515. Local and government officials have now warned that a state of emergency might be needed to tackle the spread […]

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Royal College of GPs chair PROF MARTIN MARSHALL: Why DO you need diversity training to give a jab? 

Amid a worsening death toll, soaring infections, and intense pressure on the NHS, the Covid crisis could hardly appear more grim.  But as the new year begins, the vaccination programme provides genuine hope that the disease could be conquered. This crucial initiative was given a huge boost on Wednesday by the approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca […]

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Medics fume over red tape strangling UK’s vaccine rollout

A million people in England have now been given a Covid-19 jab. But serious questions remain about the race to vaccinate the rest of the nation – with retired medics trying to volunteer tied up in red tape. Health Secretary Matt Hancock hailed the milestone, which was hit hours before the start of 2021. It […]

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Australia wakes up after New Year’s celebration in Sydney, Bondi Beach, Melbourne and Queensland

Sydneysiders have marked the start of 2021 with a very early morning dip at the city’s most iconic beach after a night of restricted celebrations. Revellers splashed their way into the New Year at Bondi Beach, in the eastern suburbs, at 6am on Friday morning after the city rung in January 1 with a shortened […]