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23 hours ago #entertainment 1 min, 25 secs Summarize

Mortified, Maxine wants to tell her mum exactly what she and Brad got up to last night, but Trish simply accuses her of stirring up trouble.

With the tension between the pair palpable, Trish drops another bombshell on Maxine – Brad and her are moving to Hollyoaks.

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21 hours ago #entertainment 21 secs Summarize

Coronation Street has confirmed that Vinta Morgan will play Ronnie Bailey ahead of the new character's arrival next month.

It was previously revealed that Ed's "jack the lad" brother Ronnie would be joining the cobbles and causing a bit of trouble for the Bailey family.

"It's so great to be joining Coronation Street," the actor said.

Related: Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod teases 2021 storylines in big interview.

1 day ago #health 15 secs Summarize

In December they sent in the geneticists — and they spotted that one variant was proliferating.

This variant had become a pandemic within a pandemic.

Key mutation N501Y.

1 day ago #health 57 secs Summarize

Health officials in Cornwall say the "dramatic rise" in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks is "directly linked" to Tier 1 freedoms enjoyed by the county in early December.

The director of Public Health Cornwall, Rachel Wigglesworth, told Sky News that two-thirds of all positive cases have been detected in the last two months alone.

Live UK and world COVID news.

22 hours ago #health 1 min, 39 secs Summarize

The full figures show that in Havering there were 2661 cases in the week to January 9, down 905 (25.4%) with a rate of 1,025.2, Bromley 2851 cases, down 950 (25%) with a rate of 857.9, Kingston 1160 cases, down 324 (21.8%) with a rate of 653.5, Richmond 1019 cases, down 281 (21.6%) with a rate of 514.6, Sutton 1854 cases, down 507 (21.5%) with a rate of 898.5, Merton 1775 cases, down 395 (18.2%) with a rate of 859.4, Redbridge 3855 cases, down 728 (15.9%) with a rate of 1,263, Tower Hamlets 3663 cases, down 474 (11.5%) with a rate of 1,128, Barking and Dagenham 3216 cases, down 264 (7.6%) with a rate of 1,510.5, Bexley 2805 cases, down 226 (7.5%) with a rate of 1,129.7, and Enfield 3854 cases, down 313 (7.5%) with a rate of 1,154.6

Barnet saw 3760 cases, down 288 (7.1%) with a rate of 949.8, Hammersmith and Fulham 1353 cases, down 82 (5.7%) with a rate of 730.8, Camden 1767 cases, down 63 (3.4%) with a rate of 654.4, Waltham Forest 3076 cases, down 93 (2.9%) with a rate of 1,110.5, Wandsworth 2539 cases, down 72 (2.8%) with a rate of 770.1, Greenwich 3102 cases, down 83 (2.6%) with a rate of 1,077.3, Haringey 2765 cases, down 63 (2.2%) with a rate of 1,029.2, Hackney and City of London 2630 cases, down 50 (1.9%) with a rate of 904.3, Westminster 1524 cases, down 17 (1.1%) with a rate of 583.2, Hounslow 2998 cases, down  22 (0.7%) with a rate of 1,104.1, and Lewisham 3167 cases, down six (0.2%) with a rate of 1,035.5

In Newham, there were 4968 cases, up two (0%) with a rate of 1,406.8, Hillingdon 3091 cases, up 20 (0.7%) with a rate of 1,007.3, Islington 1919 cases, up 15 (0.8%) with a rate of 791.4, Croydon 4247 cases, up 50 (1.2%) with a rate of 1,098.2, Harrow 2413 cases, up 47 (2%) with a rate of 960.7, Kensington and Chelsea 1064 cases, up 55 (5.5%) with a rate of 681.5, Brent 3653 cases, up 318 (9.5%) with a rate of 1,107.7, Southwark 3280 cases, up 276 (9.2%) with a rate of 1,028.8, Lambeth 3251 cases, up 354 (12.2%) with a rate of 997.1, and Ealing 3746 cases, up 429 (12.9%) with a rate of 1,095.9

22 hours ago #health 24 secs Summarize

The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of January 13 is 2,918,252, according to Public Health England (PHE), a rise of 278,943 from the figures published on Wednesday.

A total of 437,977 people have received a second dose in the UK as of January 13, a rise of 9,745 from the previous day, PHE added.

Locally, the number of Covid-related hospital deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:.

21 hours ago #health 1 min, 6 secs Summarize

Large numbers in younger age groups have also been receiving their first dose, with more than one in very 100 people aged below 49 being given their first jab in the South West, South East, North West and North East and Yorkshire during the first month of the programme.

All of the doses given so far have been for the Government's first set of priority groups - a total of 32m people that includes everyone over the age of 50 as well as all frontline workers and people with underlying conditions that make them highly vulnerable Covid-19. ?

The nine groups are below - and it is the people within the first four groups, comprising 15m people, that the Government is aiming to offer doses to by mid-February:.

21 hours ago #health 59 secs Summarize

Speaking on BBC Radio Wales Breakfast, Mr Hughes, who runs four pharmacies, including the one in Llanbedrog where the first vaccine will be given on Friday, said he expected the rollout to happen "very quickly across all community pharmacies in Wales".

"I don't forsee any big problems," he said.

"Community pharmacists have a wealth of experience in delivering flu vaccinations.

1 day ago #science 1 min, 28 secs Summarize

The entire mission isn’t over, but the so-called Mole, the instrument designed and built by Germany’s DLR, has been pronounced dead.

The Mole is, of course, the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3).

It’s an instrument designed to measure the heat flowing from the Martian interior to the surface.

1 day ago #science 40 secs Summarize

The YF-77 powers the first stage of China’s Long March 5 CZ-5 heavy-lift vehicle rockets.

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Brian Cox admitted 'we're only intelligent life' [UPDATE].

1 day ago #technology 1 min, 34 secs Summarize

Although Riders Republic was originally scheduled for a 25th February release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One (with Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 optimisations promised), Ubisoft has now made the decision to shift its launch to some time "later this year".

This additional time, the publisher explains in a statement posted to its website, "will allow our passionate team to deliver the best fun fuelled experience to our players".

There's no further indication of why a delay was deemed necessary or when Ubisoft might be hoping to get Riders Republic out into the wild, but more information will undoubtedly arrive in due course.

1 day ago #technology 33 secs Summarize

The Sony Rewards Twitter account has revealed that PS5 systems will be available on its site sometime today.

The account also recommends that users keep notifications on as systems will likely be limited and will sell out fast.

Sony Rewards has not specified if PS5's would be limited to certain loyal customers or to anyone with a rewards account. .

1 day ago #technology 1 min, 41 secs Summarize

The Samsung Galaxy S20's Single Take mode has also seen an improvement, with better AI and a heavier emphasis on slow-motion recording in order to capture great pictures.

Unless those new camera modes appeal, you might not find the experience of shooting with the Samsung Galaxy S21 very different to the Galaxy S20.

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22 hours ago #politics 39 secs Summarize

The opposition leader, who has been arrested multiple times during the campaigning, earlier said the presidential election was marred by ‘fraud and violence’ without providing any evidence.

Bobi Wine said he would detail election irregularities by the ruling party once the internet was restored.

The internet remained down for a third day as vote counting continued.

21 hours ago #politics 2 mins, 3 secs Summarize

Rory Macqueen, from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, said the November figures confirm a significant slowdown in the last quarter of 2020, "despite November's lockdown in England clearly having a far smaller effect than the first".

James Smith, research director of the Resolution Foundation, said there would be a lot of comment about whether these figures point to the UK heading for only its second-ever double-dip recession on record.

But, he said, the real "story of the year will be a vaccine-driven bounce back in economic activity for sectors like hospitality and leisure".

21 hours ago #politics 1 min, 21 secs Summarize

Using her powers, Wanda has (probably) reshaped reality to create a better world for herself, but unfortunately for Westview, it looks like the entire town has been sucked into her delusion too.

If so, then that ghostly voice on the other end of that radio transmission likely belongs to a SWORD agent trying to break through and help Wanda, not realising that she's the one who started this whole mess.

But then who is that beekeeper?

19 hours ago #politics 8 mins, 39 secs Summarize

88th over: England 307-4 (Root 162, Buttler 0) This is a decent spell from Perera, who cedes just a single then diddles Buttler with his final delivery - it spits and hisses past the bat only to leap over the stumps; they run a bye

The way Lawrence and Root batted shouldn’t obscure to us the turn that’s in this track

“The only problem I have with D Lawrence’s name is that his parents gave him the middle name William rather than Harry or Henry,” emails Pete Salmon

#Entertainment

Lily Allen says she considered taking heroin while supporting Miley Cyrus on tour
21 hours ago
Lily Allen says she considered taking heroin while supporting Miley Cyrus on tour
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“I was like 14 stone and just did not feel like a pop star at all so I started taking this drug called adderall, which is like speed, to lose the weight, and I got addicted to this drug because it made me invincible and I could work really long hours and be all the people I was required to be,” she said.

“And then I ended up on tour in America supporting Miley Cyrus.

It was when she was doing Wrecking Ball and the Bangerz tour and it was a highly sexualised tour,” Allen explained.

Pregnant influencer Emily Mitchell's family confirm tragic star's cause of death
22 hours ago
Pregnant influencer Emily Mitchell's family confirm tragic star's cause of death
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On the GoFundMe page, pregnant influencer Emily Mitchell's family shed light that the Medical Examiners Office ruled the star's official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.

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Pregnant Emily Mitchell's family shared an update on the influencer's cause of death.

Shame: Drunk Tank Pink | Review
1 day ago
Shame: Drunk Tank Pink | Review
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Drunk Tank Pink is the sound of Shame staring down that void and expelling their angst.

“Born in Luton” illustrates their newly multiplanar sound, kicking off with several splintered guitar passages that scratch against one another—a nod to Afropop’s rhythmic style, or perhaps new wave’s appropriation of it.

Shame let their influences mingle here; the verses are propulsive and skittering, but the chorus stretches into a slow and heavy dirge.

#Technology

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - the 'surprise' next-gen patch tested
1 day ago
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - the 'surprise' next-gen patch tested
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A couple of days ago, Respawn Entertainment surprised us by releasing a next-gen patch for its impressive Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, bringing with it specific upgrades that tap into more of the horsepower provided by the trio of new consoles.

It's not a full next-gen patch as such - similar to Cyberpunk 2077, it's simply tweaking last-gen code in order to get higher frame-rates from the new machines, leveraging the CPU in particular to give us a much closer lock to 60 frames per second.

The patch is also interesting in that Respawn Entertainment released patch notes that tell us almost everything we need to know about the technical enhancements.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season One Reloaded: Express, League Play, more
1 day ago
Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season One Reloaded: Express, League Play, more
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Black Ops Cold War’s League Play mode is coming soon, as confirmed by the official Call of Duty Twitter account.

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Capcom announces Resident Evil showcase for next week
1 day ago
Capcom announces Resident Evil showcase for next week
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Join Brittney Brombacher ( @BlondeNerd ) on a guided tour of Resident Evil Village, including a new trailer, first-ever gameplay, and lots more Resident Evil news!

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During the show we'll get our first look at gameplay of Resident Evil Village, "and lots more Resident Evil news".

#Science

Brian Cox admitted 'we're only intelligent life in galaxy' as alien argument shut down
1 day ago
Brian Cox admitted 'we're only intelligent life in galaxy' as alien argument shut down
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Asked whether he believed there to be extraterrestrial life like us, he said: "I tend to restrict myself to the galaxy, as I do think it's possible that at the moment that there is just one civilisation in the Milky Way, and that's us?

"And I think that's important, and this goes back to astronomy and cosmology being the framework for within which you have to think, if you're looking for meaning or how we should behave even?

"Imagine that we're the only place where there is intelligence in this galaxy - how should we behave.

Climate crisis: Scientists ‘identify missing link’ in formation of ice ages
2 days ago
Climate crisis: Scientists ‘identify missing link’ in formation of ice ages
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As temperatures rise, the Southern Ocean will likely become too warm for Antarctic icebergs to travel far enough to trigger the changes in ocean circulation required for an ice age to develop.

Professor Hall said the study could help us understand how icebergs’ movements – or lack of movement – could inform future climate patterns.

“As we observe an increase in the mass loss from the Antarctic continent and iceberg activity in the Southern Ocean resulting from warming associated with current human greenhouse-gas emissions, our study emphasises the importance of understanding iceberg trajectories and melt patterns in developing the most robust predictions of their future impact on ocean circulation and climate,” he said.

#Health

Coronavirus horror as two new Covid-19 strains emerge in the US
1 day ago
Coronavirus horror as two new Covid-19 strains emerge in the US
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It is also unknown how widespread the second variant is in the population, with Ohio recording a further 6,701 cases and 79 deaths on Wednesday.

In total the state has seen 799,639 cases and 9,881 deaths.

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Covid deaths today: Why are Covid death figures delayed?
1 day ago
Covid deaths today: Why are Covid death figures delayed?
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The NHS England figures indicate about half of people aged 80 and over in north east England and Yorkshire have received their first dose but just three-in-10 in eastern England and London

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Another 48,682 people test positive for Covid as deaths data delayed
1 day ago
Another 48,682 people test positive for Covid as deaths data delayed
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Another 1,248 people have died with Covid in the UK, bringing the overall death toll to 86,015, according to official data.

A further 48,682 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the UK over the last 24 hours, reported the Department of Health.

This brings the total number of people who have caught the virus since the start of the pandemic to 3,260,258.

#Politics

COVID-19: Supreme Court backs small firms over business interruption insurance claims
19 hours ago
COVID-19: Supreme Court backs small firms over business interruption insurance claims
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Small firms are cheering a Supreme Court ruling that appears set to force insurers to pay out on disputed coronavirus business interruption claims worth at least £1.2bn.

Judges were asked to set the parameters for valid claims from various policies following a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with the support of eight insurance companies last summer.

The High Court judgment, handed down in September, was widely seen as supportive for the bulk of the estimated 370,000 companies said to be affected by the dispute but prompted appeals by both sides.

The next MacBook Pro may bring back the MagSafe connector
20 hours ago
The next MacBook Pro may bring back the MagSafe connector
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Apple is planning a new design for the MacBook Pro that will mark the return of the the MagSafe charger, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-chi Kuo (as reported by 9to5Mac).

The biggest change, however, could be the return to MagSafe instead of USB-C charging.

'Gave you £200 million!' SNP under fire after fishermen denounce Brexit export struggle
21 hours ago
'Gave you £200 million!' SNP under fire after fishermen denounce Brexit export struggle
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The SNP have already called on the Westminster Government to provide Scotland with additional funds to help fishermen struggling to export into the European Union since January 1.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps questioned the Scottish Government, insisting they had specifically received £200 million to ensure the nation was prepared for the end of the Brexit transition period.

Scottish fishermen have warned the additional red tape they have been forced to go through has left them unable to deliver their products timely as they were unable to cross the Channel.

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