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News : BBC
Early signs Omicron spreads more easily - No 10 But PM's spokesman says exact impact is yet to be determined, as UK cases of the variant reach 437.
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Sturgeon warns of 'rapid' rise in Omicron cases Scotland's Covid restrictions to be reviewed daily as first minister warns that Omicron is a "significant challenge".
First Omicron cases identified in Northern Ireland The Department of Health says it is aware of three cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in NI.
UK official regrets holiday during Afghan crisis Sir Philip Barton says he has "reflected on" his 17-day summer holiday and would not do the same again.
Gales and snow as Storm Barra sweeps UK Most of the UK is covered by a yellow weather warning, with wind gusts exceeding 80mph in Wales.
Coronavirus: Evening update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening.
Government apologises to Grenfell victims The government admits a series of failings in the years leading up to the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Biden and Putin talk as Ukraine tensions rise The US and Russian leaders speak by video link, as Moscow warns tensions in Europe are "off the scale".
Suspect in Khashoggi murder arrested in Paris French media say Khaled Aedh Alotaibi was arrested at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Tuesday.
Failures made after twins reported sex abuse Sam and Chris Gould's parents say the family had been "left in limbo" before the girls' suicides.
Nearly 70 Spanish medics Covid positive after party The outbreak among ICU staff in Mlaga is believed to have started at a Christmas party last week.
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Ubisoft launches in-game NFTs Game maker Ubisoft is launching its in-game NFT system this week.
Early signs Omicron spreads more easily - No 10 But PM's spokesman says exact impact is yet to be determined, as UK cases of the variant reach 437.
How worried should we be?
Do vaccines work on Omicron?
How can I tell I have Omicron?

News : USA Today
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Sport
: Telegraph

James Anderson ruled out of England's opening Ashes Test as he nurses calf strain Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes likely to be England's attack in Brisbane
Max Verstappen looks ready to crash for the title - his driving has become more reckless than audacious Dutchman is facing a rival who makes precious few mistakes leaving a repeat of Senna's 1990 smash on the cards in their Abu Dhabi showdown
Everton reborn after Demarai Gray defeats Arsenal with injury-time stunner Hosts defy Var meddling and own fans walking out to win tetchy thriller
AshesTelegraph writers on the XI England should pick for first Test
CricketNew director of cricket Darren Gough eager to know why Yorkshire sacked 'friends' in coaching team
FootballThe Sports Direct sign has finally gone - but here is what Newcastle fans want next
F1Red Bull slam under fire Michael Masi over Saudi Arabia chaos as Abu Dhabi finale looms large
Our job is to wipe smiles of Australian faces
Josh Hazlewood exclusive: On mentoring Ollie Robinson and why Australian grounds won't suit Ben Stokes



 

News : London Evening Standard
Biden and Putin square off in two-hour call amid Ukraine tensions
Ramp up stalling booster roll-out, Boris Johnson urged
500 London Tube station jobs to be cut amid funding crisis
Omicron: UK reports 101 more cases of new Covid variant
Optimism as early data suggests Omicron causes less severe illness
Omicron: More than 100 cases of new Covid variant found in London It comes as the PM confirmed Omicron appears to be more transmissible than Delta
Ramp up stalling booster roll-out, Boris Johnson urged Adults unable to get slots for months as more infected by school-age children
Footage ‘shows Downing Street aides joking about No10 Christmas party’ By
Londoner’s Diary: Andrew Neil tells Jennifer Arcuri he’ll take action over Epstein tweet
Covid spreading rapidly in families in London boroughs
UK weather forecast: Storm Barra set to batter London with 50mph winds
TfL funding crisis: 500 London Tube station jobs to be cut
London bride-to-be slams Nigeria’s ‘unjust’ move to UK travel red list
Biden and Putin square off in two-hour call amid Ukraine tensions Tuesdays call came amid growing worries by the US and western allies of a Russian invasion of neighbouring Ukraine
500 London Tube station jobs to be cut amid funding crisis By
Omicron: UK reports 101 more cases of new Covid variant By

News : Sky

Footage reveals No 10 staff joking about 'Christmas party' in Downing St while under strict COVID rules
Floods and 59,000 without power in Ireland as Storm Barra brings 80mph winds and rain to UK
More flood warnings issued as Storm Barra hits UK with more heavy rain and strong winds | Weather latest
Dramatic images show impact of violent winds, heavy snow and flooding from Storm Barra
Foreign Office's top civil servant admits he was on holiday during most of Afghanistan evacuation
PM told to 'come clean' over alleged Christmas party after leaked video; Omicron found in NI; more curbs in Europe I COVID latest
UK records more than 100 new Omicron cases in past 24 hours
Reporter battles wind and snow live on air
Inside a Cambridge research lab battling Omicron
Boris Johnson's quirky photo ops
Omicron COVID variant may transmit more through the air
Has Brexit made dealing with illegal migration more difficult?
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes's murder a tragic reminder of why reform is desperately needed
With limited data, politicians are flying blind when it comes to Omicron
UK government in court over Mozambique gas project money
Queen holds virtual audience as she takes on light duties at Windsor Castle

News
: Telegraph

Covid vaccine booster rollout at a standstill despite No 10 pledge to put it ‘on steroids’
Punishing the unvaccinated would be both immoral and unjustified
Don’t leave home if you have the sniffles – it could be Covid, warns expert World
Afghan allies ‘left at the mercy of Taliban’ while civil servants worked from home Foreign Office whistleblower claims insistence on 'work-life balance' meant emails containing pleas from desperate civilians went unread
Prince Harry’s concerns over billionaire Saudi donor ‘did not reach Charles’
Pope compares EU to dictatorship for attempts to ban Christmas
Ghislaine Maxwell 'told British teenager to take Epstein tea in school uniform' NEWS BRIEFING
Ryder Cup golfer ‘groped air stewardess and urinated on seats’ after ‘partying’ in first class Court hears that Thorbjrn Olesen's 'bizarre behaviour' may have been caused by mixing alcohol and sleeping pills
Police officers jailed after taking pictures of murdered sisters for ‘cheap thrills and kudos’
Hope for end to Brexit fishing wars as UK expected to offer France olive branch
Durham college head apologises for calling students who staged walkout over Rod Liddle speech 'pathetic'

News : Guardian
'Left to die at Taliban's hands' Whistleblower condemns Foreign Office over Kabul evacuation
Fahim's story How an Afghan reporter was abandoned
Analysis Fresh questions raised about Dominic Raab’s role
Chaos and inconsistency Whistleblower's main accusations
Fahim's story How an Afghan reporter was abandoned
Analysis Fresh questions raised about Dominic Raab’s role
Chaos and inconsistency Whistleblower's main accusations
Whistleblower condemns Foreign Office over Kabul evacuation
Drugs Party drug users are fuelling serious crime, says Sajid Javid
Politicians Which top UK politicians have admitted to drug use?
Party drug users are fuelling serious crime, says Sajid Javid

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Misc. : Vice
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News Mail
Britain's Omicron outbreak grows by more than 50% in a day: 86 new cases take total to 246 as scientist warns its 'too late' to halt spread and overall Covid cases rise by 16% in week to 43,992 
Four people are arrested on suspicion of murder after death of woman, 33, who was found injured at home 
Now teachers 'may face court' under new gender laws if they tell children they cannot use opposite sex toilets, campaigners warn 
Family of Northern Ireland veteran who died while on trial over shooting during the Troubles demand apology over 'lost' evidence 
'I was very, very lucky': British student, 18, savaged by a 10ft crocodile in Zambia tells how her 'mind went into overdrive' as she battled the beast
Four people are arrested on suspicion of murder after death of woman, 33, who was found injured at home 
'Nothing to do with me': Lewis Hamilton shrugs off fury over Mercedes' Grenfell Tower-linked sponsor Kingspan and says it's 'not something that I feel I have to speak about publicly'
Now teachers 'may face court' under new gender laws if they tell children they cannot use opposite sex toilets, campaigners warn 
Family of Northern Ireland veteran who died while on trial over shooting during the Troubles demand apology over 'lost' evidence 
'I was very, very lucky': British student, 18, who was savaged by a 10ft crocodile in Zambia tells how her 'mind went into overdrive' as she battled the beast
BBC has invested more than £150million in Chinese state-owned companies accused of links to appalling human rights violations 

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Politics
: BBC

Omicron spreading in the community, Javid confirms The new variant is spreading in multiple regions of England, the health secretary says.
What are the UK's new travel rules?
How can I tell I have Omicron?
Omicron: How worried should we be? Related content
What are the UK's new travel rules?
How can I tell I have Omicron?
Omicron: How worried should we be?
Drugs plan aims to help 300,000 problem drug users A new drugs strategy will mean more funding for treatment and a crackdown on gangs, ministers say.
Union loses legal challenge in Patel bullying case Boris Johnson kept his home secretary in place, saying she had not broken ministerial rules.
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes review to begin next week The investigation focuses on the six-year-old tortured and killed by his father and stepmother.
No probe over Duncan Smith conflict of interest claims The former Tory leader was criticised over a report on hand sanitisers written by a taskforce he chaired.
Governments hid fire risks, Grenfell inquiry hears A lawyer for victims of the 2017 fire says the "concealment" of safety risks is a "major scandal".
Navy rape complainant backs civilian court trials The woman says there were serious failings in the handling of her rape case by a military court.
Drugs plan aims to help 300,000 problem drug users A new drugs strategy will mean more funding for treatment and a crackdown on gangs, ministers say.
Union loses legal challenge in Patel bullying case Boris Johnson kept his home secretary in place, saying she had not broken ministerial rules.
Arthur Labinjo-Hughes review to begin next week The investigation focuses on the six-year-old tortured and killed by his father and stepmother.
No probe over Duncan Smith conflict of interest claims
Governments hid fire risks, Grenfell inquiry hears
Navy rape complainant backs civilian court trials
Two Conservative councillors defect ahead of poll 9
Parliament drug use claims to be raised with police 1

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News : Independent
Misogyny should not be made a hate crime, official review finds
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Only one in 10 Covid infections checked for omicron variant
Boris Johnson’s prisons drugs crackdown branded ‘simplistic and short-sighted’
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Lucy Spraggan speaks out after ‘venue-wide fight’ at Dover concert
John Rentoul to host ‘ask me anything’ on Anglo-French relations
Biden confirms White House boycott of Beijing Olympics
UK to use ‘all economic and diplomatic tools’ if Russia invades Ukraine, PM says
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The Independent launches Skill Up Step Up campaign to support London's jobless youth
For heaven's sake: Pope Francis stumbles as he boards plane in strong winds

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