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Coronavirus outbreak: How worried should we be?

As the death toll from the new coronavirus climbs, questions remain about how it spread to humans and how much of a threat it poses across the world.

Cases have been confirmed in the US, Japan, South Korea and Thailand, while there are understood to be at least five suspected cases being ...

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Too early to declare coronavirus an international health emergency – WHO

The World Health Organisation has said it is “too early” to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak as six people are tested for the illness in the UK.

The Scottish Government has confirmed five people are being examined after presenting ...

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‘I was trying to get him off me’, actress Sciorra tells Weinstein rape trial

Actress Annabella Sciorra has confronted Harvey Weinstein from a New York witness box, her voice quivering as she recounted a rape accusation she kept largely private for decades.

“I was punching him. I was kicking him. I was just trying to get him off of me” after he pushed ...

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What does Doomsday Clock statement say are worsening global factors?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists highlights three worsening factors in its Doomsday Clock statement.

These are:

– Nuclear weapons

It says that national leaders have “ended or undermined” several major arms control treaties and negotiations in the last ...

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Students planning Chinese New Year return to China face ‘quarantine’ on return

Universities across the UK say they are monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, as one institution warned students thinking of heading home for the Chinese New Year that they would face being quarantined on their return.

The University of Chester said it has notified its students currently in ...

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Are you too young to save the world? By Chloe Shields royal Russell school

Currently we have a major global climate crisis. In approximately 30 years we will be past the point of no return and there will be nothing we can do about our deteriorating environment and this is why we need to act now! 

There are many young people that believe they ...

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Saracens could have faced 70-point deduction for salary cap breaches

Saracens could have faced a huge 70-point deduction for their breaches of the salary cap in three successive seasons.

But an independent panel’s report published by Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) on Thursday decided that such a deduction would be “disproportionate,” ...

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Rail workers vote to continue strike action over guards dispute

Workers on South Western Railway have voted to continue taking strike action in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union backed more walkouts by 416, with 88 voting against.

A bigger majority voted to take other ...

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‘I was trying to get him off me,’ Annabella Sciorra tells Harvey Weinstein trial

Actress Annabella Sciorra has confronted Harvey Weinstein from a New York witness box, her voice quivering as she recounted a rape accusation she kept largely private for decades.

“I was punching him. I was kicking him. I was just trying to get him off of me” after he pushed ...

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Charles denies snubbing Pence during Holocaust memorial event

The Prince of Wales’s office has denied claims he snubbed US Vice President Mike Pence during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Clarence House said Charles did not ignore President Donald Trump’s deputy during the World Holocaust Forum, held ...

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Knife crime hits record high after 7% increase in recorded offences

Knife crime in England and Wales hit a record high in the year to September, up by 7% on the previous 12 months.

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument rose to 44,771, figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday show.

This is ...

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Muslim religious leaders accompany US Jewish group on Auschwitz visit

Muslim religious leaders joined members of a US Jewish group at Auschwitz for what organisers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation” to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp.

The interfaith visit on Thursday came four days before the 75th anniversary ...

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Niall Quinn named interim deputy CEO at Football Association of Ireland

Niall Quinn has been appointed interim deputy CEO at the Football Association of Ireland.

The former Republic of Ireland international will work alongside Gary Owens, who was named interim CEO earlier this week.

The FAI is at risk of insolvency and it was revealed in December ...

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Worcester lock Fatialofa making ‘good progress’ after spinal surgery

Worcester Warriors have revealed Michael Fatialofa is “making good progress” on his recovery from spinal surgery.

Warriors lock Fatialofa has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit to the Major Trauma Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

The 27-year-old second row ...

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Broad looking to be Wanderers star once again

Stuart Broad has hinted he is ready to deliver another of his trademark hot streaks as he returns to one of his happy hunting grounds in South Africa.

Broad turned the match on England’s last Test appearance at the Wanderers in Johannesburg four years ago, taking five wickets for ...

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Harlequins launch first ever LGBTQ+ Pride fixture

Harlequins’ Gallagher Premiership Fixture against London Irish on 15th February has been confirmed as the inaugural LGBTQ+ Pride Game.

Following on from Premiership Rugby’s Rainbow Laces campaign in December 2019, Harlequins will become the first professional rugby club ...

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Weybridge man jailed for cyber attack on former employers

A Weybridge man who "deliberately sabotaged" the computer system of a company he was fired from has been jailed.

45-year-old Vladimir Yanpolsky of Hungerford Square, Weybridge, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years' imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court on yesterday (January 22). ...

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Here are the major changes about to hit Wandsworth bus routes

Waiting for the bus in London can be a nightmare at the best of times.

It’s like the cliche, you can wait for more than 20 minutes for a bus before two come along at once.

Transport for London has published changes to the bus routes in South West London for January ...

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More than £15,000 in taxpayer money spent sending Kingston council staff on trip to France

Kingston Council spent more than £6,000 of its own money on overseas travel for councillors and officers between 2016 to 2018, travelling as far as South Korea.

A Freedom of Information Request by the Local Democracy Reporting Service showed the council spent £6,051.87 ...

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Plans to build Britain's tallest building in Croydon won't begin until AT LEAST 2021

It has been more than two years since plans to build one of Britain’s tallest buildings were approved for Croydon town centre.

But work on One Lansdowne is now not expected to start until 2021 – It was originally supposed to start in summer 2018.

It was ...

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Handyman could face life in jail for machete attack on ‘Britain’s hardest cop’

A handyman could be facing life behind bars after being found guilty of a ferocious machete attack on an officer dubbed “Britain’s hardest cop”.

Pc Stuart Outten, 29, was repeatedly struck over the head with a 2ft long blade after stopping Muhammad Rodwan’s white ...

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