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Commuters back return of mask-wearing in England amid Omicron spread

National News November 30, 2021 at 12:48 pm

New measures to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant are now in force across England.

Brits Rising Star award nominees – who is in the running

National News November 30, 2021 at 11:53 am

Holly Humberstone, Lola Young and Bree Runway have all been shortlisted for the 2022 Brits Rising Star award.

More than 1,000 big cats, turtles and birds seized as part of worldwide trafficking investigation

National News November 30, 2021 at 11:52 am

More than 1,000 animals have been seized and hundreds of people have been arrested as a result of a month-long worldwide investigation.

‘Unless it’s mandated there’s no reason not to’: Pubs still going ahead with Christmas party bookings

National News November 30, 2021 at 11:23 am

Office Christmas party bookings are still largely going ahead despite concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant, pub landlords have told Sky News.

TSB to close 70 more branches – is yours one of them?

National News November 30, 2021 at 11:09 am

TSB is to close 70 more branches next year – nearly a quarter of its remaining network – as more customers shift to digital banking.

TSB to close 70 more branches – is yours one of them?

National News November 30, 2021 at 11:09 am

TSB is to close 70 more branches next year – nearly a quarter of its remaining network – as more customers shift to digital banking.

Don’t socialise unless necessary to help slow Omicron variant spread, says UK health chief

National News November 30, 2021 at 10:43 am

People are being encouraged to cut back on unnecessary socialising ahead of Christmas amid concerns about the spread of the new Omicron variant.

Omicron variant ‘highly infectious’ and COVID booster jabs may need ‘double’ dose, says Moderna CEO

National News November 30, 2021 at 10:25 am

The head of drugmaker Moderna said he believes the Omicron variant is “highly infectious” and it is “highly possible” the effectiveness of vaccines is decreasing – adding that boosters may need a “double” dose to provide the best protection.

‘Welcome to the world’: Former Made in Chelsea star gives birth to baby girl

National News November 30, 2021 at 9:56 am

Former Made in Chelsea stars Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor have welcomed their second “bundle of joy” – a baby girl named Aurelia Violet Taylor.

France suggests talks with UK over Channel crossings could resume after row

National News November 30, 2021 at 7:03 am

France’s interior minister has suggested talks with the UK over Channel crossings could resume as Paris proposed ideas to tackle the crisis.