Wed, 25 Nov 2020

Conjoined twins- 'We always knew we were different'

They made headlines when surgeons separated them - now Sanchia and Eman Mowatt are at university. ...

'My OCD got worse in lockdown'

The number of people seeking help for OCD has risen since the coronavirus pandemic started. ...

Reunited after the Manchester Arena bombing

Usman and Sharon were connected forever after being caught up in the bombing's aftermath. ...

Hampton Court mews row- Couple face eviction 'over 32 bill'

The pair say they are being evicted because they charged their electric car at home during lockdown. ...

Michael McIntyre- 'I'm used to viewers being cynical'

The comedian says many viewers don't believe the features on his Big Show are genuine. ...

Karl Edwards- The 'bronzed Aussie' who knew life was for living

The story behind the plaque: the fast life and freakishly unlucky death of Karl Edwards. ...

Covid- What are the new rules for pubs around the UK?

New rules for pubs in England come into effect on 2 December after the second lockdown ends. ...

Covid- Seven things that may be different this Christmas

Restrictions on social gatherings may be eased so families can get together for the festive period. ...

Covid-19- Boris Johnson warns about Christmas celebrations

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges people to be "jolly careful" during the festive season and remain "prudent" into the new ...

Covid in Scotland- Few changes expected in review of levels

Nicola Sturgeon has said the "overwhelming majority" of areas will stay at their current Covid alert level. ...

Goodbye ATMs. How local shops offer access to cash

Is this the post-Covid future for millions of people who still need to pay using notes and coins? ...

Beko- Why were so many people killed by faulty cookers?

The gas cookers had passed rigorous testing and were deemed safe but a deadly flaw had been missed. ...

Oxford vaccine- How did they make it so quickly?

Good fortune and scientific brilliance were behind the Covid-19 vaccine being developed so quickly. ...

Covid rules 'disregarded' as Swale becomes second worst-hit area

The Swale district of Kent now has the second highest coronavirus infection rate in England. ...

Newspaper headlines- 'Tis the season to be jolly careful' and Oxford vaccine news

Most papers carry news that the Oxford vaccine is "highly effective" at stopping Covid-19 symptoms. ...

The Great British Bake Off- How has the show changed since series one?

It's 10 years since the first Great British Bake Off, and the original series was quite different. ...

Covid- How will I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Several vaccines are showing promise and one is already being reviewed by the UK regulator. ...

Support bubbles- How do they work and who is in yours?

Some people across the UK have been able to form "support bubbles" or "extended households". ...

Labour chief whip demands apology from Jeremy Corbyn

Nick Brown says the ex-Labour leader's response to an anti-Semitism report caused "pain". ...

Government set to pass new laws to cut UK overseas aid budget

Church leaders and charities are among those opposing a cut in the UK's overseas aid budget. ...

Covid-19- Arrivals in England to be able to cut quarantine if they pay for test

People arriving in England can end their self-isolation with a negative test taken after five days. ...

Matt Hancock- 'Christmas won't be normal this year'

The health secretary says devolved nations will have to agree on an approach to help keep people safe. ...

COVID-19- 'It doesn't feel like a lockdown'

Covid-19 case numbers are dropping in most parts of England, but the South East's cases are rising. ...

After lockdown- What is the new three tier system?

It's tougher than last time following complaints the previous system wasn't sufficient. ...

Covid-19- PM sets out 'tougher' post-lockdown tiers for England

England will return to a regional approach from 2 December but the tiers will be "tougher", the PM says. ...

Charles Darwin- Notepads worth millions lost for 20 years

Cambridge University Library launches an appeal to find the scientist's missing notes and sketches. ...

Police probed after black woman punched during arrest

Eight Met officers are investigated over claims of excessive use of force against a black woman in custody. ...

Prof Sarah Gilbert- The woman who designed the Oxford vaccine

Prof Sarah Gilbert got to work quickly on a coronavirus vaccine in January after decades of research. ...

Covid-19- Daily coronavirus test plan to cut contacts' 14-day self-isolation

Contacts of people with the virus will not need to quarantine if they test negative, the government says. ...

Stephen Ellison- Diplomat who saved drowning woman given banner

The banner, a Chinese gift of gratitude, reads "righteous and courageous, saving people from water". ...

Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown on BBC Christmas TV line-up

Doctor Who, Call the Midwife and Mrs Brown's Boys are among the shows in the festive schedule. ...

Protect leaseholders from cladding removal costs, say MPs

The state should foot the bill for removing flammable materials from high-rise buildings, MPs say. ...

Lake District rescue- Second-date couple in mountain fall

As the couple made their descent due to poor conditions, the man slipped and fell 60m (196ft). ...

Editorial- Stand with Hong Kong - The Augusta Chronicle - Augusta, GA

Editorial: Stand with Hong Kong The Augusta Chronicle ...

Long COVID- let patients help define long-lasting COVID symptoms

Long COVID: let patients help define long-lasting COVID symptoms Nature.com ...

Trump Stokes the Transition Panic

Trump Stokes the Transition Panic The Wall Street Journal ...

Japan after Abe- research needs a fresh start

Japan after Abe: research needs a fresh start Nature.com ...

Opinion - Edward Colston's Toppled Statue Glorified Slavery

Edward Colston's Toppled Statue Glorified Slavery The New York Times ...

Whatever Happened to Brexit?

Whatever Happened to Brexit? The Wall Street Journal ...

Chinas meddling inside Canada must stop - StCatharinesStandard.ca

China's meddling inside Canada must stop StCatharinesStandard.ca ...

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SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stock markets celebrated the extraordinary milestone attained by the Dow Jones overnight, when it reached ...

Philippine Department of Energy preparing for low carbon scenario

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, Nov. 25 (PIA) - The Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing for a low carbon scenario as ...

Dow makes new milestone, U.S. dollar hit by sellers again

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks thundered ahead Tuesday, with the Dow Jones making a new milestone - topping ...

Microsoft to increase Dublin workforce to 2,700

DUBLIN, Ireland - Microsoft Ireland is to create 200 engineering roles to strengthen its existing Dublin-based team of over 600 ...

China's double-digit export growth surprises analysts

SHANGHAI, China - China's double-digit export growth has surprised analysts, lifting hopes for a faster recovery as the COVID-19 crisis ...

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