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Interesting things to see and do, from 22 January to 4 February
22 Jan 2021
Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office
Joe Biden in the Oval Office
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Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office

Statue of British wartime leader was previously removed by Barack Obama but reinstated by Donald Trump
21 Jan 2021
US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers
National Guard patrol outside the Capitol building.
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US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers

National Guard members under investigation as mob member claims GOP lawmakers aided Capitol siege
14 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
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Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 
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Language-learning apps speak the right lingo for UK subscribers 

Locked-down Brits turn to online lessons as a new hobby and way to upskill
12 Jan 2021
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Interesting things to see and do, from 8-21 January
8 Jan 2021
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
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Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021

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UK to bring in airport Covid tests for arrivals
Heathrow Airport departure lounge
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UK to bring in airport Covid tests for arrivals

MPs call for stricter border measures as South African variant of coronavirus spreads
5 Jan 2021
Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers
Sir Winston Churchill making the victory sign.
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Plea for public to help find secret Second World War bunkers

Hundreds of ‘Scallywag’ underground hideouts lie undiscovered in British countryside
4 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
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2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads
A Covid warning sign in London
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Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads

Boxing Day lockdown for more of southern and eastern England
23 Dec 2020
The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels
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The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal

Compromise on EU catch reduction may have unlocked last-minute talks
22 Dec 2020
Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency
Donald Trump leaving the White House
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Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency

Senior aides reportedly shot down talk of rerunning the election under military control at a ‘chaotic’ White House meeting
21 Dec 2020
What the closure of Calais means for Brexit
The empty port of Dover
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What the closure of Calais means for Brexit

France’s ban on all arrivals from the UK may be temporary - but EU-wide rules are likely to follow
21 Dec 2020
Will more areas of the country face Tier 4 restrictions?
Christmas lights hang over an otherwise quiet Carnaby Street in London
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Will more areas of the country face Tier 4 restrictions?

London and Southeast first to be hit with new rules amid spiralling infections
21 Dec 2020
GCHQ unveils annual Christmas card puzzle
GCHQ's annual Christmas puzzle/
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GCHQ unveils annual Christmas card puzzle

Spy agency challenges ‘wise men and women’ to take on bauble brainteaser
18 Dec 2020
Fishing row rages on as Johnson appeals to EU
A prawn trawler lands a catch on Loch Long.
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Fishing row rages on as Johnson appeals to EU

MEPs set new deadline of this Sunday for agreeing future trade treaty
18 Dec 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 December
Boris Johnson gestures on his return to 10 Downing Street.
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Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 December

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18 Dec 2020
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Interesting things to see and do, from 18-31 December
18 Dec 2020
The new evidence about schools and Covid-19
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The new evidence about schools and Covid-19

Icelandic study finds children are about half as likely as adults to transmit the virus
17 Dec 2020
City of Paris fined for employing ‘too many women’
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City of Paris fined for employing ‘too many women’

Authorities in French capital ordered to pay €90,000 for breaking gender parity rules
17 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: will Christmas travel lead to ‘super-spreader’ event?
Virgin train
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Coronavirus: will Christmas travel lead to ‘super-spreader’ event?

Prime minister warned ‘thousands will die’ if five-day relaxation of Covid rules over holiday goes ahead
17 Dec 2020
EU leaders argue about vaccine approval delays
A scientist working on Pfizer vaccine development.
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EU leaders argue about vaccine approval delays

Angry bloc members demand to know why regulators are taking longer to approve jab than their UK peers
17 Dec 2020
Bitcoin price soars past $20,000 to all-time high
Bitcoin
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Bitcoin price soars past $20,000 to all-time high

The volatile cryptocurrency has gained more than 170% this year
17 Dec 2020
Pastor says world will end next week
IN SPACE - JULY 17: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) on July 17, 2014, German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took this image of the Earth
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Pastor says world will end next week

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Dec 2020
Nine great board games all the family can play
Ginger Fox Dough Nab
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Nine great board games all the family can play

Keep the kids entertained with doughnut nabs and exploding kittens
16 Dec 2020
Government’s £2.7m bill for payouts to sacked advisers triggers fury
Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London.
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Government’s £2.7m bill for payouts to sacked advisers triggers fury

Civil servants’ union accuses Boris Johnson’s administration of ‘breathtaking hypocrisy’ in spending on staff
16 Dec 2020
Are MPs ready to vote on a UK-EU trade deal?
Boris Johnson walks into No. 10 Downing Street
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Are MPs ready to vote on a UK-EU trade deal?

Commons may sit on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day to ratify an agreement
16 Dec 2020
McCartney says ‘Paul is dead’ theory was ‘great publicity’
McCartney
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McCartney says ‘Paul is dead’ theory was ‘great publicity’

And other news from the stranger side of life
16 Dec 2020
Prince Andrew ‘delayed family holiday’ to party on Epstein’s private island
Prince Andrew during his infamous interview with BBC Newsnight.
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Prince Andrew ‘delayed family holiday’ to party on Epstein’s private island

15 Dec 2020
Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync
Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following a Cabinet Meeting at the FCO
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Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync

Michel Barnier suggests agreement in sight as No. 10 warns of no-deal
15 Dec 2020
Alexei Navalny poisoned with negroni after being ‘tailed by hit squad’
Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists during a rally
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Alexei Navalny poisoned with negroni after being ‘tailed by hit squad’

Reports say the FSB squad had been tracking Navalny since 2017
15 Dec 2020
EA races towards takeover of gaming rival Codemasters
A screenshot of the F1 2020 video game
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EA races towards takeover of gaming rival Codemasters

US giant ‘gatecrashes’ Take-Two’s deal with higher offer of $1.2bn
15 Dec 2020
Russian woman marries her briefcase
A man carrying a briefcase
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Russian woman marries her briefcase

And other news from the stranger side of life
15 Dec 2020
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