- via metro.co.ukCleese has shown support for JK Rowling (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)John Cleese has been criticised for joking he identifies as a ‘Cambodian police woman’, while discussing JK Rowling’s stance on trans rights.In September, the Monty Python star added his name to a letter of ‘solidarity’ with JK Rowling, who has expressed views on transgender people deemed by many as transphobic, and said he was ‘proud to be in the distinguished company of Ian McEwan, A
- Dozen of local hikers made the trek to the top of the mountain in Atascadero to snap a photo with the pillar, which mysteriously showed up on Wednesday.
- The remote beachside community of Broome is marketed as an idyllic getaway for travellers in search of a remote paradise, but locals say the reality is far more grim.
Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complicationsvia theguardian.comValéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 2.50am GMT Mexico’s health ministry on Wednesday reported 11,251 new confirmed cases of coronavirus
- Hector Enrique Valencia Valencia (right), 21, returned to Australia last week to face chargesof murdering Kimberley McRae, 69, in her apartment in Coogee on January 8, 2020.
- Dozens of workers in face masks were seen lining up on the tarmac at Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili on Wednesday.
- Twitter took to social media to share memes mocking Trump for holding visual graphics during a bizarre video that he posted on Facebook where he called for the election to be 'overturned'.
- via mirror.co.ukEsther Dingley, who went missing on a trek in the Pyrenees, posted on Facebook how she'd accepted a lift from a fellow hiker in the days before she went missing, with French and Spanish police said to be keen to track him down
- New car sales have increased for the first time since early 2018 as bans on overseas holidays caused a surge in SUV sales. The number of Toyota Prados leaving showrooms has doubled.
Woman running in Beaconsfield, Melbourne attacked by kangaroo thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker perfumeTracy Noonan occasionally sees kangaroos while out running in Beaconsfield, about 44km south-east from Melbourne.
- Nathan John Verner was given a suspended sentence on Wednesday in Maroochydore District Court, in Queensland, after pleading guilty to carnal knowledge offences from 2017.
- 'Your grandpa and I are coming to terms with the prospect of Christmas alone in Windsor'
- The former professional footballer, 45, was given greying locks, age spots and wrinkles in the Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live campaign on Wednesday.
- Almost 170 Royal Navy sailors serving aboard HMS Vengeance, based in Scotland's Faslane base, were taken off days before a deployment.
- A suspected car thief was arrested after falling 'neck-deep' in a slurry pit, in a bid to escape from the police.The incident took place in Wartling, East Sussex on November 28.
- Jack Stenner, 33, is continuing his job as Sadiq Khan's director of political and public affairs despite being eight time zones behind his boss.
- A young couple and their three-week-old baby who died in a suspicious house fire have been identified.
- The 50 NHS Trusts are scattered across the country. 13 are in the Midlands. Eight are in the North West, South East and South West. Seven are in the East of England and London.
- Coronavirus saw the end of duty-free shopping when airports were closed - but now a million dollars worth of products are available online, just in time for Christmas.
- Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne was guilty of bad sex, not rape, a court has been told.
- Evidence of damage or defects have been found in 4,000 out of around 9,000 bridges and large culverts on England's motorways and A-roads, according to Highways England data.
- Supermarket shelves have been left bare and websites say the items are out of stock, leaving many families missing out on the Christmas tradition.
- Police in Ely and Cambridgeshire have launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was discovered at her home, file photograph.
- Ian Selby, former mayor of Grantham, Lincolnshire, proposed a referendum to decide whether to erect a 10ft statue of Margaret Thatcher in her home town made by artist Douglas Jennings.
- Dr Bill Parish, from Defra, told the inquest there was an 'enthusiastic uptick' in diesel vehicles as the Government gave high priority to early action on carbon dioxide in a bid to tackling climate change
- While no fraudsters have been prosecuted, their targets are being treated like criminals and hounded for 40 per cent of the value of the cash they lost, the House of Commons was told.
- Victoria Bitter is selling an intentionally ugly Chritsmas vest and festive hat with a neck flap in the lead up to the holiday season.
Disturbing moment two sisters, 14 and 9, are handcuffed and dragged screaming from their foster homeFour siblings were removed from a Gold Coast foster home when two of them complained the rules were too strict, but two of them ran away and returned - only to be dragged out by police.
- via mirror.co.ukPhase 3 final testing has found US pharmaceutical giant Moderna's vaccine candidate is over 94 per cent effective against Covid-19 and plans to begin trials on children in six states
- via theguardian.comFormer French president, 94, steered the modernisation of French society during his time in officeThe former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, a key architect of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems, and was released only to return to hospital in mid-November. Continue reading...
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