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Covid boosters to be recommended for younger adults ‘within hours’, says minister
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Covid boosters to be recommended for younger adults ‘within hours’, says minister

Top scientists advising Boris Johnson’s government are set to unveil new guidance on extending the rollout of Covid booster shots to younger adults on Monday, a health minister has said. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has been asked to consider boosters for under-40s, as well as reducing the gap between second doses and boosters....

‘Race for space’ fuelling busiest UK housing market since 2007
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‘Race for space’ fuelling busiest UK housing market since 2007

This year’s property market is poised to become the busiest for 14 years, with one in 16 privately owned homes on course to change hands by the end of December, according to new data. The property website Zoopla also said the annual rate of UK house price growth was running at 6.9% – up from...

Alpha Road: Man, 18, stabbed in Deptford after large party
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Alpha Road: Man, 18, stabbed in Deptford after large party

Officers were called to Alpha Road at around 11.50pm on November 27, attending alongside ambulance services, where they found the victim. He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a non-life-threatening condition. Detectives believe that the man had been at a party in the area prior before being attacked. This party was...

Honduras presidential election: a referendum on the nation’s corruption and drugs
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Honduras presidential election: a referendum on the nation’s corruption and drugs

Hondurans head to the polls on Sunday in the first general election since US federal prosecutors laid out detailed evidence of intimate ties between drug smugglers and the Honduran state. The country’s past three presidents, as well as local mayors, legislators, police and military commanders have been linked to drug trafficking in what US prosecutors...

Amigo Loans warns it will go bust unless it resumes lending
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Amigo Loans warns it will go bust unless it resumes lending

The troubled sub-prime lender Amigo has said it will go bust unless it is allowed to resume lending and raise new equity under a proposed new rescue plan. Amigo said that in the six months to the end of September it had set aside £344m for customers who complained they were mis-sold loans at interest...

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former Cambodian PM, dies aged 77
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Prince Norodom Ranariddh, former Cambodian PM, dies aged 77

Cambodia’s former prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the king’s half-brother who spent his later years in the political shadow of his one-time rival prime minister Hun Sen, has died in France. He was 77. The information minister, Khieu Kanharith, said he had received the information from the royal palace. The prince, whose royalist political party...

Omicron: Face masks must be worn again in secondary schools and colleges, government says
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Omicron: Face masks must be worn again in secondary schools and colleges, government says

Face masks should be worn in communal areas in England’s schools and colleges as part of efforts to slow the spread of the omicron Covid variant, the government has said. Pupils in year 7 and above, plus staff and visitors, are being “strongly advised” to wear a face covering under the “temporary and precautionary” measure, which will take...

Dutch police arrest couple trying to flee quarantine for Spain
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Dutch police arrest couple trying to flee quarantine for Spain

Dutch military police say they have arrested a married couple who left a hotel where they were in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 and were attempting to flee the country. The couple were arrested “in an airplane that was about to depart”, the police force, known as the Marechaussee, said in a statement. It...

Clarks looking for reboot under new Chinese leadership
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Clarks looking for reboot under new Chinese leadership

It began with a sheepskin slipper in 1825, but Clarks is moving out of its comfort zone in a battle for survival under new Chinese leadership. The British footwear institution, founded by Quaker brothers Cyrus and James Clark, shifted from comfort to fashion after the desert boot inspired by James’ great grandson Nathan Clark’s time in...

UK could face ‘challenge’ in supply of presents this Christmas, Downing Street admits
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UK could face ‘challenge’ in supply of presents this Christmas, Downing Street admits

Britain could face “challenges” over the availability of presents this Christmas as a result of disruption to global supply chains, Downing Street has admitted. But minister Steve Barclay assured the cabinet this morning that concerns over supplies of festive food such as turkeys had now been “alleviated” by action on temporary visas. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting in Downing...