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Month: December 2020

Green body gives verdict on Boris Johnson carbon-cutting policies

December 29, 2020

The prime minister’s bold promises to protect the climate are not yet backed by policies and cash, says an end-of-year report by a think tank, Green Alliance. It says there’s a “significant gap” between Boris Johnson’s world-leading plans and what’s needed to meet the UK’s carbon-cutting targets. The government admits that low-carbon policies are a […]

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UK set to sign huge £18.6bn trade deal with Turkey days after EU agreement

December 28, 2020

The latest agreement provides a major boost for British car industry, manufacturing and steel industries and lays the groundwork for an enhanced relationship in the future. Officials expect the treaty to be signed later this week as the EU also needs to ratify the deal. Ms Truss and her team have now agreed trade deals […]

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UK hits new record of 41,385 coronavirus cases with 357 more deaths

December 28, 2020

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 357 in the past 24 hours, with a staggering 41,385 new cases – a record high. This is an increase from last Monday which recorded 215 deaths and 33,363 new infections. The news comes as grim projections show hospitals in the UK could be treating up to […]

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Armando Manzanero Mexican ballad singer and composer dies at age 85

December 28, 2020

Mexican ballad singer and composer Armando Manzanero died at the age of 85, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday. Manzanero was hospitalized in recent weeks with COVID-19 and at one point was on a ventilator. But his manager, Laura Blum, said he died at a Mexico City hospital of complications from a kidney […]

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Everton vs Man City match called off as City stars test positive for coronavirus

December 28, 2020

Everton’s Premier League match with Manchester City on Monday night has been called off after a number of City players tested positive for Covid-19. Defender Kyle Walker and forward Gabriel Jesus tested positive before City’s last game against Newcastle, but it is believed that even more of the squad have now contracted the virus.

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Journalist arrested for exposing Wuhan Covid ‘cover-up’ jailed for four years by Chinese court

December 28, 2020

A CHINESE journalist who bravely exposed the “cover up” of Wuhan’s deadly coronavirus outbreak has today been jailed for four years for “trouble making”. Zhang Zhan, 37, was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” after a brief hearing in Shanghai, according to her legal team. The Pudong New Area Peoples Court claimed she […]

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Biden builds out White House digital operation

December 28, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named a slate of digital operatives to his incoming White House staff, preparing for an administration that, at least at the outset, will conduct most of its public-facing business digitally amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The newly minted staffers named to the White House Office of Digital Strategy include a number of […]

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Queens woman,54, fatally shot in front of her apartment

December 28, 2020

A 54-year-old woman was shot to death in the hallway outside of her Queens apartment, police said Monday. Emergency responders found Renee Harris on the ninth floor of her Lefrak City building on 57th Ave. near 99th Street at around 3:20 p.m. Sunday after a 911 caller reported finding an unconscious female, cops said. She […]

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17 fishermen feared dead as boat gets stuck in ice and sinks in freezing sea

December 28, 2020

The vessel sank at 7am local time today off the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the far north of Russia. Two men were rescued from the Omega in the Barents Sea in a temperature of minus 30C. A desperate search is under way today for 17 fishermen in perilous Arctic waters after their boat became “caked […]

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Government will pocket £337million in beer tax this month despite thousands of pub closures

December 23, 2020

The Government will net more than £337million in beer duty this December, despite 85% of pubs unable to open their doors due to lockdown restrictions. The staggering sum for December alone is more than the entire annual duty bill in 19 other European countries, according to analysis by campaign group Long Live The Local. The […]

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