Day: December 5, 2020

Rita Ora apologises for second breach of Covid lockdown restrictions

December 5, 2020

British singer Rita Ora has apologised after reports emerged that she should have been self-isolating when she celebrated her birthday at a London restaurant last month. The 30-year-old flew to Egypt in a private jet on 21 November to perform at the five-star W Hotel in Cairo, an appearance for which she was paid a […]

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Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agree to make final push for Brexit trade deal following phone call

December 5, 2020

Following a telephone call lasting more than an hour, the two leaders acknowledged that differences remained over three critical issues: Level playing field, governance and fisheries. In a joint statement, they said they were instructing their chief negotiators – Lord Frost and Michel Barnier – to meet in Brussels on Sunday to assess whether they […]

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William and Kate to take royal train tour across UK ahead of Christmas

December 5, 2020

T he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take a royal train tour across the UK ahead of the Christmas holidays. The tour will pay tribute to individuals and organisations that have “gone above and beyond” in response to the coronavirus pandemic. They will travel 1250 miles over three days – meeting frontline workers, volunteers, […]

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Shoppers fill London’s high streets on first Saturday since lockdown lifted

December 5, 2020

T housands of people hit London‘s high streets on the first Saturday since the second national lockdown was lifted. Queues formed along London’s Oxford Street as shoppers made the most of the relaxed Covid-19 restrictions under the new tiering system, which came into force on Wednesday. Joining them was London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who took […]

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Millwall and Derby players booed by fans as they take knee for Black Lives Matter at the Den

December 5, 2020

M illwall and Derby players were met with boos when taking a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as fans returned to the Den on Saturday. For the first time since March, as many as 2,000 supporters were allowed to attend stadiums based in tier two locations, which included London. Teams across […]

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 397, although figures down from Friday

December 5, 2020

A further 397 people have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus. Both figures were down from Friday’s tolls of 504 deaths and 16,298 cases. The UK’s chief medical officers have warned the coronavirus vaccine will only have a “marginal impact” on hospital numbers over the winter as each of the four nations prepares to […]

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G-A-Y serves McDonald’s so it can stay open in tier 2

December 5, 2020

The owner of one of London’s most famous gay clubs has attacked the Government’s ‘ridiculous’ tier system, which has forced it to serve McDonald’s to stay open. Jeremy Joseph said current rules ‘discriminated against wet-led venues’ and claimed ministers had ‘f****d up’ by failing to provide clear guidance to businesses like his. In order to […]

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