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The health secretary has urged people to continue with their festive plans but has advised they take precautions.
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The French president privately made disparaging comments as tensions ran high over the migrant crisis.

OMICRON

It's unclear if a fourth lockdown lies ahead for the UK after omicron was identified as a variant of concern.
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A person in California has tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant, which was first identified by researchers in South Africa.

LIFE

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STRICTLY 2021

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The Bake Off winner was left in “so much pain” during rehearsals for his Salsa.
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Boris Johnson is under fire following reports he partied with staff in the run-up to Christmas and while the UK was in lockdown.
WFH is back in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Will we regret it?
The prime minister tried to strike a positive tone, saying temporary vaccination centres will be "popping up like Christmas trees".
“No. Our advice to the public is as set out at the weekend," the prime minister's spokesman replied.
Hairdressers and takeaways have been added to the list of mask-mandatory venues.
There are similarities with previous Covid variants, and three new symptoms.
Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, also said working from home would be a 'good thing to do' if the new variant began to surge.
Gillian Keegan also said she would rather 'overreact than underreact' to the emergence of the new Covid strain.
Things are sounding bleak again, and we've been here before. How should we deal with it?
“In this race between the vaccines and the virus, the new variant may have given the virus extra legs," the health secretary said.

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