Head teachers warned against shutting schools early as experts say jabs will resist new mutant Covid Omicron

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi urged teachers to hold their nerve yesterday, amid growing concern over the Omicron strain. Mr Zahawi insisted closing schools would “be the last possible option” this winter, as he rejected pleas for a return to bubbles or home-schooling, saying: “The best place for children is in the classroom, learning.” It came as former …

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Boris Johnson to hold TV press conference today as Omicron Covid variant spreads

Boris Johnson is set to hold a TV press conference later today after 14 confirmed cases of the Omicron Covid variant have been detected in the UK. He is expected to update the public on new Covid rules which came into effect at 4am on Tuesday morning, including the new compulsory face masks in shops and on public …

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Body of missing teenage girl Amber Gibson found in park after search by police

Police have confirmed that the body of a missing teenage girl, 16, has been found in a park following a frantic search.  Amber Gibson – also known as Amber Niven – from Hamilton, Scotland, had been reported missing on Friday.  Following a search over the weekend, police in Lanarkshire announced that the body of a young woman was …

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Emergency services race to Edinburgh church amid ongoing incident

Fire crews have raced to an Edinburgh church amid an ongoing incident. Six fire engines were called to Pilrig St. Paul’s Church on Pilrig Street at around 6:30pm on Monday, November 29.  Leith Walk was partly closed as Lothian Buses warned passengers were being diverted and to expect delays.  The nature of the incident remains unclear but Scottish Fire and …

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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes trial: Stepmum accused of murder admits child cruelty by beating

A stepmum accused of murdering a boy has pleaded guilty part-way through her trial to cruelly beating the six-year-old. Emma Tustin, who is also accused of killing stepson Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, changed her plea to the count of child cruelty today. The boy’s father Thomas Hughes, 29, and Tustin, are both on trial accused of murder …

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Shock and sadness as fans pay tribute as legendary actor dies

CROCODILE Dundee star David Gulpilil has died at the age of 68 as in fans pay tribute to the groundbreaking actor.  The “iconic” indigenous Australian actor, who was was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017, was from the Mandhalpingu clan of the Yolŋu people and was raised in Arnhem land. He said: “It is with deep sadness that I share with the people of South …

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Queen battled illness then gave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘biggest smackdown’

Queen Elizabeth II gave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “the biggest smackdown” when she attended the recent double royal christening, a commentator has claimed.  After recent battles with illness, the monarch attended the double christening of Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas, and Princess Eugenie’s son August last week.  The Queen’s health scares had only recently prevented her from attending the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at …

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TWO WEEKS more of snow set to spark chaos with flurries to blanket Britain again next weekend

BRITS are bracing for a whopping two weeks of snow – with flurries on their way even for low ground in the south. Storm Arwen lashed the country with blizzards and 100mph winds across the country as punters got trapped in pubs for days and flights were grounded hundreds of miles from their destinations. But there’s plenty more weather …

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Brits who didn’t travel have Covid Omicron variant as PM told to tighten rules now

The Omicron Covid variant has already been detected in Brits with no travel links to southern Africa, it emerged today. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said “there might already be some community transmission” after six cases were announced in the country. Branding it “potentially the most challenging development” for many months, she also demanded Boris Johnson tighten up …

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