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COVID-19: Two cases of Omicron variant detected in UK - with targeted testing to be rolled out in affected areas
Two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in the UK, the health secretary has said.
UK weather: Gusts near 100mph as Storm Arwen batters country, as man dies after his car is hit by a falling tree
Storm Arwen has battered parts of the UK with gusts of almost 100mph hitting some areas.
Stanley Johnson: Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries says she 'doesn't believe' PM's father inappropriately touched fellow Tory MP Caroline Nokes
A government minister has defended Stanley Johnson, calling him "a gentleman" after a fellow Conservative Party MP accused the prime minister's father of inappropriately touching her.
COVID-19: Increasing fears over risk of new Omicron variant impacting Christmas
There are growing fears a newly discovered COVID-19 variant, said to be potentially more dangerous than the one causing waves of infection around the world, could impact Christmas.
Ava White: CCTV to be reviewed as police investigate murder of 12-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre
Police investigating the murder of a 12-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre are going to review hundreds of hours of CCTV in an attempt to find out what happened.
Michael Vaughan: Ex-England captain 'sorry for hurt' caused to Azeem Rafiq amid Yorkshire racism scandal but denies making 'racist' comments
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has said he is "sorry for all the hurt" experienced by his former Yorkshire teammate Azeem Rafiq.
COVID-19: Secondary school pupils to be tested on site after Christmas break
All secondary school students in England will be asked to take a COVID-19 test on site following the Christmas break, the government has said.
The 'soul-destroying' impact of the pig crisis - and why it's happening
A major crisis is coming to a head on pig farms up and down the country.
Bobbi-Anne McLeod: Council leader apologises for comments made about safety after 18-year-old's disappearance
The leader of Plymouth Council has apologised for comments he made in the wake of Bobbi-Anne McLeod's disappearance.
Malala Yousafzai celebrates graduation from Oxford University nine years after being shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai, the education campaigner who was shot by the Taliban, has graduated from Oxford University with a philosophy, politics and economics degree.