- More than 16,224 union representatives have been given taxpayer-funded time away from their public sector jobs to carry out union work - including planning strikes.
- Tier announcements are expected later today but an expert warned the data will be out of date (Picture: Getty)There’s a risk towns and cities across England will be put into the wrong tiers today because data being used to make decisions will already be out of date come December 2, an expert has warned. Areas will find out later which of the three tiers of Covid rules they will have to live under in the run-up to Christmas.The Government has said it will decide who is in what tier bas
- Newly-qualified Sharnie Wetton, 26, works 'exhausting' shifts at Royal Stoke University Hospital and hopes her poem will make people take coronavirus more seriously
- Kaley Cuoco and her husband Karl Cook are grieving the loss of their rescue dog Petunia (Picture: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco and her husband, equestrian Karl Cook, have paid tribute to their elderly rescue dog Petunia, who died after ‘a life of untold loneliness and hardship’.Kaley, 34, and Karl, 29, are widely known as animal-lovers, with several pets in their home including a recently-adopted senior chihuahua.Earlier this year, the couple adopted
- Paul Farrell, 55, of Camden, north London, allegedly targeted seven victims between 1985 and 2018 and faces charges including rape, attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13
- Michaela Pulova, 23, and her two young children haven’t been seen since Tuesday evening (Picture: SWNS)A frantic search has been launched for a mum who has gone missing with her two young children – including her baby son who needs urgent medical attention.Michaela Pulova, 23, was last seen with her two children, Amelya Pulova, 1, and David Puloon, four months old, at around 7.30pm on Tuesday.Police believe the family could be in Oldbury or Smethwick in Sandwell, West Midla
- The incredible property was a "labour of love" for the former owner, who lived in the house until she was well into her 90s, and worked hard to maintain its distinctive look
- The demand for online shopping has led to several major retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Argos and Superdrug spreading out their sales over a much longer period than normal
- Famous Wood has been turned away from St Matthew's Church of England Primary School in Smethwick every day and he's been told "he can't come in unless he takes (his mask) off", his dad claims
- Meghan and Harry welcomed their first child Archie in May 2019 (Picture: Backgrid)Prince Harry was supported through the dark days of Meghan’s miscarriage by William and Charles, according to reports.The Duchess of Sussex revealed she suffered a miscarriage in the summer, with heartbroken Harry by her side.Meghan was praised by charity workers for her honest account in The New York Times, in which she said her heart was ‘shattered’ by the loss, but she wanted to help break down
- Oh dear (Picture: Kennedy News and Media )A mum selling her son’s old games console was mortified when she accidentally gave away her sex toy in the box.
Sara Foggo, 34, was hoping to raise a bit of cash ahead of Christmas and stumbled across a Sega Mega Drive following a clearout of her kids’ bedrooms.The mum-of-three, from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, placed the retro games console on Facebook marketplace for £25 but was let down by a couple of sellers.Fortunately, Shane Tutton
- Parents are quarantining their Scout Elves (Picture:Instagramfirstname.lastname@example.org)It’s stressful for parents to move the Elf on the Shelf every night for their kids.So one mum has decided to use the pandemic to her advantage.Hilary Soria stored the Elf in the Shelf in a jar and told her kids that it had to quarantine for 14 days, having travelled all the way from North Pole.
She even customised the jar, adding in hand sanitiser and a mask on the elf’s face.The mum then shared the image
- (Picture: ITV)Kim Tate (Claire King) is set to make a resounding return in Emmerdale, and there will be passion on the cards, as she finds herself having a mystery affair.
The storyline in question was due to commence earlier this year, but the Covid-19 pandemic ultimately halted plans.Speaking to The Sun, actress Claire King said: ‘This came along six months ago when we were going to start the storyline but obviously we got a tad interrupted.Andrea ordered Kim to leave (Picture: ITV)&lsqu
- A teacher who killed a 14-year old schoolboy in a freak car accident has walked free from court after revealing the crash had left her with PTSD and vowed to never drive again.
- Ronnie O’Sullivan believes he should have much more silverware in his trophy cabinet (Picture: Getty Images)Ronnie O’Sullivan believes he could, and perhaps should, have many more major titles to his name, but was not ‘in the right frame of mind to win tournaments’ for 10 years of his epic career.The Rocket has won more ranking titles (37) and Triple Crowns (20) than any player in history, picking up six World Championships, seven Masters titles and seven UK Championships
- Shane has been voted for yet another trial (Picture: ITV)I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here fans have asked for someone else to do the trials as Shane Richie is voted for a third day in a row.
As the castle series heads into its second week, it seems the EastEnders star has become the new target for the grisly daily challenges, taking over from Jordan North after viewers begged others to leave the fearful radio DJ alone.
Ant and Dec announced on yesterday’s show he’s up
- Rishi Sunak insisted he could not completely shield government employees from pain amid mass job losses and cuts in income for the private sector.
Rishi Sunak insists people will ‘see a difference’ when England’s national lockdown ends next week.His comments come despite the expectation most of the country will fall under tier two or above from December 2.Later this morning health secretary Matt Hancock will outline which tier every local authority in England will fall under after the end of the national lockdown.
- Security experts have warned people not to be overwhelmed by seemingly fantastic offers online leading into Christmas
- The crown witness, who can't be named, has told the District Court jury the father reported his daughter as having said Daniels 'may' have touched near her front area.
- I’m A Celebrity fans aren’t convinced Beverley Callard is vegan (Picture: Rex)Beverley Callard’s daughter has insisted her mum is a vegan after she appeared to eat a scotch egg on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.The Coronation Street actress declared at the start of the series that she doesn’t eat meat or animal byproducts, therefore making her exempt from the more grizzly eating trials. However, Beverley sparked doubts over her credentials as it se
- Heavy D has died aged 43 (Picture: Rex)Heavy D is suspected to have died of a heart attack.The 43-year-old – best known for his appearances on Celebrity Big Brother and Storage Hunters – was found dead on Wednesday morning at his north London home by one of his brothers.According to friends, the star’s suspected cause of death is a heart attack.Heavy D, real name Colin Newell, had not been in contact with anybody since November 14, after he visited friend Lorna Onabanjo in Leig
- Judy Murray and Sir Andy Murray (Picture: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)Sir Andy Murray and his mum Judy are starring in a new TV series raising awareness of the discrimination women face in sport.Titled Driving Force, the docuseries begins with an episode documenting Judy’s career as a tennis player and a coach.It will then go on to feature interviews with several accomplished female athletes, including Victoria Pendleton, Rebecca Adlington and Dame Kelly Holmes.Judy expressed her hope t
- Emilia Clarke improvised an entire monologue in Game of Thrones (Picture: HBO)Emilia Clarke has had some pretty memorable moments as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones – but there is an amazing story behind one scene that fans knew nothing about,During season five of the HBO hit, Emilia improvised one particular scene in the show’s fictional language of Valyrian, and it appears no one even realised.Because, she is that much of a pro.Director Jeremy Podeswa revealed all in Jam
Game of Thrones: Incredible story behind Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys monologue proves what a talent she really isEmilia Clarke improvised an entire monologue in Game of Thrones (Picture: HBO)Emilia Clarke has had some pretty memorable moments as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones – but there is an amazing story behind one scene that fans knew nothing about.During season five of the HBO hit, Emilia improvised one particular scene in the show’s fictional language of Valyrian, and it appears no one even realised.Because, she is that much of a pro.Director Jeremy Podeswa revealed all in Jam
- The goals have dried up for the north Londoners this season (Picture: Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Arsenal’s players and head coach Mikel Arteta are acutely aware of their issues in front of goal this season and are working hard to remedy it.Only three teams, all of whom are in the bottom four, have netted fewer goals than the Gunners in the Premier League this season, having bagged just nine goals in as many games – top scorers Chelsea have 22 goals.Talisman Aubameyan
- (Picture: BBC)EastEnders without Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) is unthinkable for many but for the locals of Walford, it’s not looking like too bad a prospect – as someone sets out to kill the manipulative and scheming businessman.Ian, who has been in the show since day one, is taking an extended screen break as Adam makes a temporary goodbye. And his big plotline will centre on a major whodunit when one of Ian’s enemies strikes out at him and leaves him for dead.Since lockdown, Ia
- An angry crowd of villagers chased the elephants after they damaged crops in search of food in Thuramukh village, Golaghat district of Assam state.
- Zoe Ball presents the Breakfast Show (Picture: PA)Zoe Ball’s listeners have been surprised to find out the Radio 2 host has been absent from her Breakfast Show.
Instead of the Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two presenter, listeners were greeted at 6:30am by the voice of Richie Anderson instead, before Ken Bruce started his show an hour earlier.Where is Zoe?Zoe is ill, with Richie simply explaining to fans on the show that she ‘is not feeling well today and we send her lots of love&r
- England's Covid tier rules return next week when the national lockdown ends. However, millions of families have been warned they could be in a higher tier than before, and have tougher restrictions
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