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Month: December 2021

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star Sally Ann Howes dies

Sally Ann Howes, who starred as Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has died aged 91. Her son, artist Andrew Hart Adler, confirmed the news to the PA news agency. He said he holds “so many memories” of the actress, remembering her as “a very direct person”, who was “conscious and reflective”. Howes adopted Hart Adler and his brother Christopher when she was married to […]

todayDecember 22, 2021 3

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Changes announced across Wales to combat the Omicron variant

First Minister Mark Drakeford gave a Coronavirus briefing from Cardiff New measures are to be introduced in Wales from 6am on Boxing Day to tackle rising rates of the Omicron variant, ministers have announced. First Minister Mark Drakeford said the measures are a revised version of alert level two and are designed to help keep businesses open and trading. The regulations bring back protections in hospitality businesses, including licensed premises, […]

todayDecember 22, 2021 3

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Wizz Air announces significant growth at Gatwick

The low-cost airline said it has acquired 15 daily take-off and landing slots at the West Sussex airport Wizz Air has announced “significant growth” at Gatwick Airport to help get UK aviation “back on its feet”. The low-cost airline said it has acquired 15 daily take-off and landing slots at the West Sussex airport from Norwegian, which axed its long-haul operations in January. The deal means Wizz Air will have […]

todayDecember 22, 2021 5

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PM gives green light to Christmas but warns situation finely balanced

Boris Johnson has given the go-ahead for people’s Christmas plans, although he warned tougher restrictions could be implemented post-December 25. The Prime Minister said “continuing uncertainty” about the severity of the Omicron variant and hospital admission rates means he does not believe there is enough evidence at the moment to justify stricter measures. But the situation remains “finely balanced” and people should “exercise caution”, Mr Johnson added. In a video […]

todayDecember 21, 2021 6

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Business groups welcome support but warn more needed if restrictions continue

Business groups have welcomed a new package of Government support for hospitality and leisure companies, but warned that more might be needed if ministers tighten restrictions. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said that a “wider support package” could be needed, but welcomed the new announcements for bringing respite to businesses. “We are pleased that the Chancellor heard our call for additional grant funding for hospitality and leisure businesses, which […]

todayDecember 21, 2021 4

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Large scale Hogmanay events to be cancelled in Scotland

Scotland’s traditional Hogmanay celebrations are to be cancelled and live sports will be “effectively spectator-free” for three weeks from Boxing Day, as the country introduces new restrictions on public events, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The First Minister told MSPs in the Scottish Parliament that crowds at outdoor public events in Scotland will be capped at 500 from Boxing Day for at least three weeks. Numbers at indoor public events are […]

todayDecember 21, 2021 9

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Public call on top footballers to lead the way in getting jabbed

Members of the public attending a vaccination centre in Wembley Stadium called on professional footballers to get the jab. Members of the public attending a vaccination centre in Wembley Stadium called on professional footballers to get the jab. Manchester United fan Khalifa, 29, from London, told the PA news agency that players who refuse the vaccine should face “a couple of games ban”. “They’re putting everyone else at risk”, he […]

todayDecember 19, 2021 5

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Liz Truss to take on Brexit brief following Lord Frosts resignation

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is to take over responsibility for the UK’s future relationship with the EU Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is to take over responsibility for the UK’s future relationship with the EU, Downing Street has said, following the resignation of Brexit minister Lord Frost. Lord Frost resigned with “immediate effect” on Saturday night, having previously agreed with the Prime Minister he would leave his job in January. Citing […]

todayDecember 19, 2021 2

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