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Pharmaceutical firms work to tweak vaccines against new ‘Omicron’ variant

Pharmaceutical firms work to tweak vaccines against new ‘Omicron’ variant

Pharmaceutical firms work to tweak vaccines against new ‘Omicron’ variant

27 November 2021

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said there is “huge international concern” about the strain.


Tributes pour in for ‘musical theatre giant of our times’ Stephen Sondheim

Tributes pour in for ‘musical theatre giant of our times’ Stephen Sondheim

Tributes pour in for ‘musical theatre giant of our times’ Stephen Sondheim

27 November 2021

Famous faces have paid tribute to the American composer and songwriter who ‘fundamentally shifted an entire art form’.


Man dies as 80mph gusts batter the UK

Man dies as 80mph gusts batter the UK

Man dies as 80mph gusts batter the UK

27 November 2021

The worst of Storm Arwen is expected to be over by Saturday dawn.


Stephen Sondheim hailed among theatre’s ‘greatest geniuses’ after death aged 91

Stephen Sondheim hailed among theatre’s ‘greatest geniuses’ after death aged 91

Stephen Sondheim hailed among theatre’s ‘greatest geniuses’ after death aged 91

26 November 2021

The creator of the musical Sweeney Todd died on Friday morning at his home in Connecticut, according to the New York Times.


Motorist killed by falling tree and travel disrupted as Storm Arwen arrives

Motorist killed by falling tree and travel disrupted as Storm Arwen arrives

Motorist killed by falling tree and travel disrupted as Storm Arwen arrives

26 November 2021

Snowfall, heavy rain and gusty winds battered parts of Scotland, north-east England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Friday.


GB News presenter Kirsty Gallacher steps down from role due to ear tumour

GB News presenter Kirsty Gallacher steps down from role due to ear tumour

GB News presenter Kirsty Gallacher steps down from role due to ear tumour

26 November 2021

The broadcaster, 45, said GB News had been ‘incredibly supportive’.


French fury at Johnson’s ‘double-speak’ in Channel migrant crisis

French fury at Johnson’s ‘double-speak’ in Channel migrant crisis

French fury at Johnson’s ‘double-speak’ in Channel migrant crisis

26 November 2021

The fallout after a dinghy sank on Wednesday, with the loss of 27 lives, erupted into a full-scale diplomatic row.


Three jailed over £4.5m plot to smuggle drugs sealed in fish tanks

Three jailed over £4.5m plot to smuggle drugs sealed in fish tanks

Three jailed over £4.5m plot to smuggle drugs sealed in fish tanks

26 November 2021

A total of 55kg of class A drugs with a street value of £4.5 million were found inside a removal lorry.


WHO says Omicron strain of coronavirus is a ‘variant of concern’

WHO says Omicron strain of coronavirus is a ‘variant of concern’

WHO says Omicron strain of coronavirus is a ‘variant of concern’

26 November 2021

The UK added six African nations to its travel red list in an attempt to limit the spread.


Man dies after car hit by falling tree

Man dies after car hit by falling tree

Man dies after car hit by falling tree

26 November 2021

The Met Office issued a warning for strong winds as Storm Arwen arrives in the UK.


Black Friday spending soars to beyond pre-Covid levels

Black Friday spending soars to beyond pre-Covid levels

Black Friday spending soars to beyond pre-Covid levels

26 November 2021

Data from Barclaycard showed sales volumes increased by 2.4% compared with Black Friday in 2019.


Government’s rail plans ‘disgraceful sell-out’ and ‘betrayal of North’ – Labour

Government’s rail plans ‘disgraceful sell-out’ and ‘betrayal of North’ – Labour

Government’s rail plans ‘disgraceful sell-out’ and ‘betrayal of North’ – Labour

26 November 2021

Deputy leader Angela Rayner will also accuse the Prime Minister of ‘robbing Ashton to protect Ashford’ with the new social care cap.


People share their frustration amid red list travel disruption

People share their frustration amid red list travel disruption

People share their frustration amid red list travel disruption

26 November 2021

Gill Dixon, who travelled to South Africa for a memorial service, said she was very angry.


Hundreds of thousands of trees to be planted across England

Hundreds of thousands of trees to be planted across England

Hundreds of thousands of trees to be planted across England

26 November 2021

The initiative will see £12 million allocated to successful applicants to four different funds.


Travel restrictions buy UK time to prepare for new variant, expert suggests

Travel restrictions buy UK time to prepare for new variant, expert suggests

Travel restrictions buy UK time to prepare for new variant, expert suggests

26 November 2021

Researchers say there are concerns the new variant could be more transmissible than the Delta variant.


Secondary schools asked to test pupils on-site when they return after Christmas

Secondary schools asked to test pupils on-site when they return after Christmas

Secondary schools asked to test pupils on-site when they return after Christmas

26 November 2021

A school leaders’ union has accused the Government of forgetting that headmasters are educators ‘rather than an ad hoc branch of the NHS’.


Travel ban storm in a tea cup, says South African Medical Association chairwoman

Travel ban storm in a tea cup, says South African Medical Association chairwoman

Travel ban storm in a tea cup, says South African Medical Association chairwoman

26 November 2021

Dr Angelique Coetzee said it was too early to tell what impact the B.1.1.529 variant would have.


SNP members told ‘stand up and be counted’ to defend devolution from Tories

SNP members told ‘stand up and be counted’ to defend devolution from Tories

SNP members told ‘stand up and be counted’ to defend devolution from Tories

26 November 2021

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney will tell the SNP conference that Boris Johnson would want to dismantle devolution.


Brexit: Gaps between UK and EU on Northern Ireland remain ‘significant’

Brexit: Gaps between UK and EU on Northern Ireland remain ‘significant’

Brexit: Gaps between UK and EU on Northern Ireland remain ‘significant’

26 November 2021

Lord Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic agreed to continue their endeavours to resolve the dispute in Brussels next week.


‘Popular, bright’ girl, 12, stabbed to death following argument

‘Popular, bright’ girl, 12, stabbed to death following argument

‘Popular, bright’ girl, 12, stabbed to death following argument

26 November 2021

Four teenage boys have been arrested.


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