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how the ‘miracle of the oil’ sparked the Jewish Festival of Lights

These are said to derive from a yeast dough pastry mentioned in the Talmud. These pastries were cooked in oil and called sufganin (absorbent) because they absorbed a lot of oil
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Covid-19 and employment – The fates of Arcadia and Debenhams point to retail’s huge problem | Britain

Dec 3rd 2020 UNABLE TO COMPETE with the convenience of shopping online, the high street has been crumbling for years; and the covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend. Arcadia, a
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Man City 1-0 Fulham LIVE! Latest score, goal updates, team news, TV and Premier League match stream today

Manchester City look to have finally hit their stride as they welcome another team trying to turn a corner. A 5-0 thumping of Burnley last time out was, by a
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Family of Shukri Abdi speak of their grief as coroner rules schoolgirl’s death was an accident – Channel 4 News

In June last year, as a heatwave swept the country, a 12-year-old girl drowned in a river in Bury, Greater Manchester. Shukri Abdi was swimming with other children. But she
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Car number plates which are banned in UK as of 2020 – from the rude to the inappropriate

The latest round of banned number plates has been revealed. Officials from the DVLA have combed through all possible letter and number combos with the new 20 and 70-plates in
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EU-UK negotiations – Brexit talks inch towards a last-minute deal—but it is not done yet | Britain

Dec 5th 2020 THE GOVERNMENT is urging businesses to step up preparations for the end of Britain’s transition out of the European Union on December 31st. This week Michael Gove,
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UK coronavirus LIVE: Latest Covid-19 deaths and cases revealed as London faces Tier 3 warning

C oronavirus infections are dropping across the UK as the latest R rate fell to between 0.8 and 1. The Government’s  Sage advisory group, which publishes the data, suggested the
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David Dimbleby – Channel 4 News

David Dimbleby is a British journalist who has covered major news events for the BBC for over 40 years. He perhaps is best known for chairing the long-running topical debate
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Dad, 63, killed in Avonmouth explosion was due to retire – and son missed blast

The grieving widow of one of four workers killed in an explosion at a waste water treatment plant says her son narrowly missed the blast. Brian Vickery, 63, had worked
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Thundersnow booms over Scotland with more snow and heavy rain forecast across the UK

What is thundersnow? Thundersnow is essentially a storm but with snow instead of rain. Snow pelts from the sky, accompanied by thunder and lightning. It is caused in the same
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Demography – Eastern European migrants stop coming to Britain | Britain

OLENA HRABOVENSKA, who owns several Polish food shops in Huntingdon and Peterborough, shudders to remember the Brexit referendum in 2016. The campaign to leave the EU had unleashed ugly prejudices.
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Largest ever EuroMillions jackpot up for grabs in Friday’s draw

T he largest ever EuroMillions jackpot is up for grabs in Friday’s draw – with a total sum of £175 million available to win. If one UK player takes home
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The people determined to have the best Covid Christmas – Channel 4 News

No carol singing, no board games, no passing plates round the festive dinner table. Instead, we can look forward to social distancing, singsongs on Zoom, and sanitiser under the tree.
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Dr Miriam Stoppard: “Long Covid symptoms are more diverse than we feared” – Miriam Stoppard

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, when we knew ­precious little about the virus, the standard message was most people recover from mild ­infections in two weeks and serious
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what are the latest restrictions?

What about Christmas? The leaders of all four home nations have agreed three households may mix from December 23 to 27. Three households will be allowed to meet over Christmas
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London internet speed varies across capital as slowest and fastest streets for broadband revealed

L ondon’s worst street for broadband is almost 50 times slower than its fastest, new research reveals. Dufferin Street in Islington shows average download speeds of 3.15Mbps, which is not
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Cornwall residents in Tier One restrictions call for visitor rules – Channel 4 News

There are very few places left under the new tier system where you can socialise with someone else indoors or have a drink without having to buy a Scotch egg.
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Martine McCutcheon feared she would knock out Hugh Grant on Love Actually

Martine McCutcheon has spoken about the moment she feared she would knock Hugh Grant unconscious on her first day filming on the set of Love Actually. The 44-year-old former EastEnders
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The priority list for the Pfizer vaccine

On December 2, The Deputy Chief Medical Officer shared the rollout would take “months, not weeks”, meaning it is essential to continue following the new tier system rules.  Professor Van-Tam
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Pfizer vaccine: Jonathan Van Tam suggests phase one rollout ‘aims to cut 99 per cent of Covid deaths’

T he phase one rollout of the Pfizer vaccine in the UK is aimed at cutting 99 per cent of the country’s coronavirus deaths, the deputy chief medical officer has
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‘If children are at home and not being seen… it’s hard to know where new problems are emerging’ – Ofsted chief inspector on special needs education during pandemic

We spoke to the Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman about whether the most vulnerable young people in our society have suffered the most during the coronavirus pandemic. Source link
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easyJet set to charge passengers up to £34.99 to use overhead lockers

easyJet passengers have been left fuming with the news that the airline is set to charge passengers who want to use the overhead lockers on its flights. The airline has
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Georgia elections official urges Trump to rein in supporters

People have been driving in caravans past Mr Raffensperger’s home, have come onto his property and have sent sexualised threats to his wife’s mobile phone, said Mr Sterling. Mr Raffensperger
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Gordon Ramsay and Tom Felton among TikTok’s most popular in 2020

The most-watched video on the social media app, a lion walking through a safari park, has been liked more than 20 million times. Meanwhile the biggest trend on the platform
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