Tag: UK

Australian Tabloid Releases Unfortunate ‘It’s Over’ Cover As Meghan And Harry Announce Second Baby

Australian magazine New Idea hit newsstands on Monday with the cover line ‘It’s all over’ accompanying a ripped image of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their wedding day.  A few hours later the Sussexes announced they were expecting their second child,…

/ February 15, 2021
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Daniel Andrews’ Valentine’s Day Revelation Brings The Laughs During Sombre Lockdown Press Conference

Victorians were served an all too familiar sight on Friday when Premier Daniel Andrews held a snap press conference to announce a five-day statewide lockdown, but the leader surprisingly let slip an interesting tidbit about his personal life.  Famous for…

/ February 12, 2021
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‘La!’ The Queer Code In It’s A Sin And The Story Behind It

Channel 4It's A Sin's Olly Alexander as Ritchie and Lydia West as Jill“La!”The notifications on my phone were spilling over with the same comment from all my queer friends after they watched Russell T Davies’ new show, ‘It’s A Sin.’…

/ February 8, 2021
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If You Hold Your Breath When You Walk Past Others, Read This

This week, HuffPost reader Janet asked: “If I hold my breath when I walk past people, would that help stop me getting coronavirus if they have it?” Many of us have been there: walking along the path, staring at your…

/ February 1, 2021
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The old news business model is broken: making Google and Facebook pay won’t save journalism

The federal government is talking tough about making Google and Facebook pay Australian news businesses for linking to, or featuring, these publishers’ content. The digital platforms have been talking equally tough. Facebook is threatening to remove Australian news stories and…

/ January 29, 2021
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‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

“He’s like a six-year-old in a 90-year-old’s body,” says Chris Ward of his son Thomas, who first fell ill last February with a fever, breathlessness and aches all over his body.Thomas was assessed at A&E where the family was asked…

/ January 27, 2021
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New UK Variant Of Coronavirus May Be More Deadly, Boris Johnson Reveals

The UK new variant of coronavirus that helped drive increased infections in December is thought to be more deadly, Boris Johnson has revealed.The prime minister told a Downing Street briefing: “We’ve been informed today that, in addition to spreading more…

/ January 23, 2021

What do the current mutations mean for the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXQ_RME5cPkAs it spreads, it's mutating, taking on new characteristics, that can make it harder to fight. New variants found in South Africa and the UK are more contageous - straining health services. Japan is trying to isolate a new variant…

/ January 12, 2021
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Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCX5SiGU1k4Following criticism in Germany of the pace of the coronavirus vaccination roll-out, a health ministry official has revealed that Berlin has struck preliminary deals for an extra 50-million vaccine doses in the summer - outside what's been negotiated by the…

/ January 9, 2021
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Panic-Buying Erupts at Coles And Woolworths In Brisbane: Here’s The Psychology Behind It And How To Avoid It

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to local supermarkets on Friday morning after Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Brisbane would be plunged into a three-day lockdown after the more infectious UK strain of COVID-19 was linked to hotel quarantine. The stay-at-home order…

/ January 8, 2021
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After Brexit: Can the UK really go it alone? | To the Point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT_4mcE_rP8For the first time in its history, a member nation has left the European Union. But can the UK really go it alone? And how will it change the EU?Guests: Tom Nuttall (The Economist), Jon Worth (blogger), Tanja Börzel (political…

/ January 7, 2021
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Vaccinating the world: How to make more from less | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoegAhpChs2021 began with a worldwide ambition - to vaccinate as many people as possible against Covid-19.But in many parts of the world it's been a slow start. There aren't enough vaccine dose available yet. And sometimes, logistical problems add to…

/ January 7, 2021
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Stream weavers: the musicians’ dilemma in Spotify’s pay-to-play plan

Spotify offered the promise that, in the age of digital downloads, all artists would get paid for their music, and some would get paid a lot. Lorde and Billie Eilish showed what was possible. Lorde was just 16 when, in…

/ January 4, 2021