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Month: November 2021

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Dozens arrested as climate groups target Amazon on Black Friday

Police have arrested dozens of climate change protesters who caused blockades at Amazon warehouses across the country on Black Friday. Extinction Rebellion (XR) said its demonstration took place at sites in Doncaster, Darlington, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury, Milton Keynes and Dunfermline. Activists arrived in the early hours of Friday to set up bamboo structures and “lock-ons”, and held banners urging Amazon to cut its emissions. […]

todayNovember 27, 2021 14


Two killed during Storm Arwen as 100mph gusts cause major disruption

At least two people have been killed as Storm Arwen brought gusts of almost 100mph, causing road closures, train delays and power cuts across the UK. The Met Office had issued a red wind warning for parts of north-east England which expired early on Saturday, but the forecaster said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place across large swathes of the country. A few inches of snow also […]

todayNovember 27, 2021 13


Black Friday spending soars to beyond pre Covid levels

Black Friday spending levels have surpassed the previous two years, provisional data has indicated. Figures from Barclaycard – showing credit card spending from midnight to 5pm on Friday – revealed sales volumes have increased by 2.4% compared with Black Friday in 2019, weeks before the first coronavirus case was detected. This also represented a 23.0% increase on volumes against 2020, Barclaycard said. Rob Cameron, chief executive officer of Barclaycard Payments, […]

todayNovember 27, 2021 15


Average first time buyer home costs five and a half times earnings

The figures were compiled by Nationwide Building Society First-time buyers face stumping up five-and-a-half times typical annual earnings to get on the property ladder, according to a report. As house prices have surged, the average first-time buyer house price-to-gross earnings ratio in the third quarter of this year was 5.5, surpassing a previous high of 5.4 in 2007. The figures were compiled by Nationwide Building Society, which said a 20% […]

todayNovember 25, 2021 25


Risk of Covid infection in the double vaccinated increases over time

That's according to analysis by the Research Institute of Leumit Health Services in Israel Experts who have been tracking the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have found that the risk of Covid infection increases the longer it is since people had a second dose. The study backs up the need for booster doses to prevent people suffering breakthrough infections as immunity wanes, according to the team, who published their findings […]

todayNovember 24, 2021 29


Pet pig hogs the attention on visit to owners care home

Staff at Francis Court care home in Crawley, West Sussex, arranged the unusual visit An animal-loving care home resident has been surprised with a visit from his pet pig. Tony Eaglestone was delighted to see Blanket the pig after staff at Francis Court care home in Crawley, West Sussex, arranged the unusual visit with his family. Mr Eaglestone said: “Blanket is much friendlier than many of the dogs I have […]

todayNovember 24, 2021 30


Claims that Abramovich bought Chelsea on Putin orders defamatory

It follows a ruling at the High Court Claims that Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea on the instruction of Vladimir Putin have been ruled as defamatory in the High Court. Chelsea owner Abramovich has received early vindication of his continuing law suit against HarperCollins and author Catherine Belton. A ruling from judge Mrs Justice Tipples has upheld Abramovich’s claims of nine defamatory statements made against him in Belton’s book Putin’s People. […]

todayNovember 24, 2021 23


Tottenham boss Antonio Conte fearing the worst over Cristian Romero injury

The Argentina defender suffered the problem playing for his country in last week’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil Tottenham boss Antonio Conte fears Cristian Romero’s hamstring injury is “serious”. The Argentina defender suffered the problem playing for his country in last week’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil and a second scan is due later this week, which will determine the severity of the injury. Conte does not think it will […]

todayNovember 24, 2021 24


Bad weed trip killer cleared of murder after admitting manslaughter

It follows the death of 25-year-old university student Lauren Bloomer in November 2020 A cannabis user who stabbed, strangled and ran over his partner during a psychotic episode has been cleared of murder after admitting manslaughter. Jake Notman inflicted more than 30 stab wounds on 25-year-old university student Lauren Bloomer after eating a cannabis brownie at their home in Bingley Avenue, Tamworth, Staffordshire, in the early hours of Friday November […]

todayNovember 24, 2021 11