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Rafael Nadal: The Australian Open is much more important than any player

The Australian Open is more important than one player and will be a big tournament ‘with or without’ Novak Djokovic, according to Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has made it clear on several occasions that he disagrees with Djokovic’s resistance to the Covid-19 vaccination and the extent to which his ongoing …

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Man assaulted in front of a McDonald’s in Boscombe

A MAN was punched in the face in front of a McDonald’s before being assaulted and robbed again in Boscombe. Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday 29 December, it is reported that the victim – a Bournemouth man in his 20s – was punched in the face by …

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‘Disrespectful’ leak of Prime Minister’s statement on Covid investigated

The Scottish government has opened an investigation into the leaked Prime Minister’s statement on Covid-19. Details of the statement – where the 500-person cap on outdoor events was lifted, allowing fans to attend football matches and Six Nations – were reported hours before being released to MSPs. The leak angered …

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Call to end mass testing and vaccinations after recall campaign

Covid testing and mass vaccination should be halted for all but the most vulnerable once the recall campaign is over, the former chairman of the UK Vaccine Task Force said. Dr Clive Dix called for an overhaul of the government’s current strategy in the coming months, saying the impact of …

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Boosters 90% effective against hospitalization by Omicron for those over 65

Vaccine boosters are 90% effective against hospital admission of the Omicron variant for those over 65, new figures show. Figures from the UK Health Security Agency show this level of protection three months after those over 65 received the booster. Meanwhile, protection for people taking two doses fell to about …

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Thom Yorke unveils debut single from new band The Smile

By Press Association 2021 Thom Yorke at Radiohead Roundhouse concert – London Thom Yorke has released the first single from his new band The Smile. The Radiohead frontman has teamed up with teammate Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner for the new music project. The track, You Will …

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Elizabeth Holmes convicted of fraud on start-up Theranos over “blood tests”

Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted of fraud for turning her blood testing start-up Theranos into a sophisticated sham. The scheme tricked billionaires and other unwitting investors into supporting a seemingly revolutionary company whose medical technology never performed as promised. A jury convicted the 37-year-old man on two counts of wire …

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England’s preparations for fourth ash test hit by more Covid issues

England’s preparations for the fourth ash test fell victim to greater Covid chaos on Sunday, local net bowlers were pulled from their last training session after details of a positive case came out emerged. The latest drama came just hours after the tourists’ plans to recruit former captain for a …

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Police are looking for wanted man Christopher Spelman

POLICE seek to locate a man who has connections to Poole and who has been recalled to jail for three weeks. Merseyside Police officers are appealing to the public in Dorset for help in locating a 62-year-old man who failed to comply with his license release conditions. Christopher Spelman, from …

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Muslim hikers receive massive support in response to racist comments

The founder of a group of Muslim backpackers said he received an “overwhelming response in terms of solidarity from the wider community” after racist comments on Facebook. One hiker, who shared photos of the group on a Christmas Day walk, said he saw a comment “comparing the walkers to the …

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