Friday, 4 Dec 2020

Europe

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EU-UK trade deal hangs in the balance with four weeks to go

BRUSSELS/LONDON (REUTERS) – The European Union and Britain talked into late on Thursday (Dec 3) to try to secure a Brexit trade deal, with an EU official saying an agreement was closer than ever but a British government source warning chances for a breakthrough were receding. Since Britain left the EU in January, negotiators have […]

Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10,000 dying each day

LONDON (REUTERS) – Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations. Half a million deaths occurred in just the last two months, indicating that the severity of […]

Police checking drivers travelling between tier 2 and 3 in Yorkshire

Police officers will be carrying out spot checks on people travelling from tier three into tier two areas in North Yorkshire. Drivers have been warned to only travel if it is for essential reasons like work or education. North Yorkshire Police have confirmed drivers could face ‘enforcement action’ for non-essential journeys. Superintendent Mike Walker said: […]

Italy reports record daily coronavirus death toll as cases fall

ROME (AFP) – Italy on Thursday (Dec 3) recorded its highest daily death toll from coronavirus with 993 fatalities in the last 24 hours, despite a downward trend in infection rates. The previous grim record of 969 deaths was set on March 27, when Italy was under national lockdown after becoming the first European country […]

Debunking the myths and conspiracy theories around the Covid vaccine

History was made this week when the UK became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine. And the first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech jab, made in Germany, are set to arrive in Britain anytime today and will be sent to 50 hospitals in the coming days. As a result […]

Mountain biker found dead near I'm a Celebrity castle

The body of a man has been found near the I’m A Celebrity… castle in North Wales. He was found in woodland near Gwrych Castle just after 10am on Saturday. The man was understood to have been on a mountain bike, but there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. A North Wales Police spokesperson […]