The fresh scandal has engulfed the government, derailed the morning media round and even seen TV's Ant and Dec mock the PM.

LIFE

The trickiest words of the year have been revealed, but are you too cheugy to recognise them?
Top scientists are calling for the government to reintroduce WFH where possible.
High community transmission in the UK has left some people fearing the variant could be the most dangerous yet.
Brits are being advised to stay home if they've got the sniffles as Omicron continues to spread.

COVID

One Tory MP accused Boris Johnson of using a "diversionary tactic" while Lindsay Hoyle said he did not want to "fall out" with the prime minister.
Downing Street says the PM has full confidence in his then-press secretary despite an intense backlash.
“We cannot say one thing and do another. We have to be believed, we have to be trusted," said Roger Gale.
Leaked video to ITV News raises questions over repeated denials about last year's alleged event.

STRICTLY 2021

AJ has been a frontrunner throughout the competition, but landed in the bottom two after a Salsa move went awry.
For the first time this series, each of the remaining couples will be performing two brand new routines.
The LBC presenter sparked nearly 850 complaints with his remarks about the Strictly Come Dancing star in October.

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It comes after experts warned the new variant is spreading through the UK much faster than initially feared.
Sajid Javid says he knows the changes will cause disruption to travel and Christmas plans.
With several African countries on the red list, festive family reunions are in doubt again.
Feeling dehydrated after rolling up your sleeve for a vaccine? Here's what's going on.
Two years after royal exit, Duke of Sussex says leaving can help mental health.
Health secretary Sajid Javid says there are now infections with no links to international travel.
"It affected me hugely. There’s one call that I’ll never ever forget as long as I live," an emotional Rosena Allin-Khan said.
One of the scientists behind the AstraZeneca vaccine thinks the next pandemic could be more "lethal" than Covid.
Planning tests ahead of Christmas social events? Here's a reminder of how to use them effectively.
Covid-19 is becoming endemic, making vaccines likely in future, but not forever.

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