Day: December 6, 2020

William and Kate entertained by Shakin’ Stevens as they set off on royal train tour of UK

December 6, 2020

The royal couple will travel 1,250 miles over the three-day tour, meeting care home staff, teachers, schoolchildren and volunteers to learn about the challenges they faced during the coronavirus pandemic. They were clearly delighted as the 72-year-old Welsh singer performed his classic hit Merry Christmas Everyone on the platform at Euston station. The Duchess, wearing […]

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Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for Covid

December 6, 2020

The outgoing US President confirmed in a Sunday afternoon tweet that the former New York mayor had caught the virus. Mr Giuliani has travelled extensively to battleground states in recent weeks in an effort to help Mr Trump challenge his election defeat. Mr Trump wished him a speedy recovery. “Get better soon Rudy, we will […]

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UK Coronavirus death toll rises by 231 with 17,272 new cases

December 6, 2020

T he UK has recorded 231 more Covid-19 deaths with 17,272 new cases of the virus. This is a rise from last Sunday’s figures of 215 deaths and 12,155 new cases. The head of the UK’s medicines regulator has said there “should be no doubt” about the safety of the coronavirus vaccine which will be […]

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Brexit trade talks on ‘knife edge’ as negotiations enter final days

December 6, 2020

B rexit trade talks are on a “knife edge” as a senior Government minister warns a breakthrough is needed in the “next few days” if talks with the EU are to succeed. The two leaders – who spoke for over an hour on Saturday in an attempt to break the stalemate – are due to […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches cargo ship full of Christmas presents to International Space Station

December 6, 2020

Known as a “Dragon capsule” it should reach the space station on Monday, joining the other Dragon that delivered four astronauts last month. “Dragons everywhere you look,” Kenny Todd, Nasa’s deputy space station program manager, said. With Nasa’s commercial crew program officially under way, SpaceX expects to always have at least one Dragon capsule at […]

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Ten people injured following major crash in south London

December 6, 2020

Ten people have been rushed to hospital following a major crash in south London. Three of those were taken to a major trauma centre. Their conditions are currently unknown, a London Ambulance Service Spokesperson said. It is not yet known how many vehicles were involved in the crash. Emergency services were called to the incident […]

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Brits descend for first Saturday night on the town after lockdown

December 6, 2020

It’s the first weekend since the national lockdown lifted, and people have been making the most of bars and restaurants opening again. Pictures show people out and about in London and Liverpool, which are both in tier two of restrictions. This means hospitality venues such as pubs are allowed to open, but alcohol can only […]

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UK gears up for huge vaccination plan watched by the world

December 6, 2020

The coronavirus vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech was being sent to hospitals across the U.K. in super-cold containers on Sunday, two days ahead of the kickoff of Britain’s biggest-ever immunization program, one being closely watched around the world. Around 800,000 doses of the vaccine are expected to be in place for […]

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Christmas market shut after hundreds of shoppers appear to break social distancing rules

December 6, 2020

A Christmas market in Nottingham has been shut down after criticism over a lack of social distancing. Pictures shared online showed large crowds flooding Old Market Square on Saturday, with hundreds of people seemingly breaking the rules by being too close to each other. Now, the Mellors Group which organises the event in the Tier […]

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‘Voice of golf’ and tournament legend Peter Alliss dies

December 6, 2020

Commentator and former Ryder Cup player Peter Alliss – known to fans as “the voice of golf” – has died aged 89. The golfing legend, who won more than 20 tournaments during his career becoming a successful broadcaster, died peacefully at his home in Surrey on Saturday, it has been announced. European Tour chief executive […]

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