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Coronavirus UK: Death rates of people with autism have DOUBLED

The NHS has launched an ‘urgent’ review after figures showed death rates of people with learning disabilities and autism have doubled during the Covid-19 crisis.  The dramatic U-turn comes after it had previously reassured the deaths of people in this group had been ‘within expected range’.  Analysis of data by two separate organisations showed that in […]

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Mongolia quarantines area next to China border due to PLAGUE

Mongolia has quarantined a region next to the Chinese border after an outbreak of the bubonic plague.  Two suspected cases of the plague – which is linked to the consumption of marmot meat – have been identified, health experts announced on Wednesday.      Lab tests confirmed that two unidentified individuals had contracted the illness in the […]

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Boris Johnson refuses to speak about Stanley’s Greece trip

Boris Johnson has refused to speak about the ‘movements and doings’ of his father Stanley who flew to Greece in a brazen defiance of pandemic travel warnings. Stanley Johnson, 79, jetted to his four-bed mountain-view home in Pelion this week – ignoring Foreign Office guidance which says no one should travel unless it is essential. […]

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Summer breaks thrown into chaos (again) as government unveils list of quarantine-free countries

Sun-hungry Britons plan to defy the government’s holiday ban on Portugal after the popular destination was left off the list of more than 60 quarantine-exempt countries released today.  Britons can travel to 73 destinations with no mandatory quarantine from July 10 – including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Malta and Barbados. Confusingly Greece made the list, despite […]

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National Theatre axes 400 casual jobs as UK venues struggle

The National Theatre today confirmed that 400 casual workers will lose their jobs as the theatre industry continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  The NT revealed it will pay 250 front of house and 150 backstage staff members until the end of August but they will not be kept on afterwards.  The […]

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Seattle cop KNEELS on CHOP protester’s neck after officers dive at demonstrators while clearing zone

Seattle police officers were filmed kneeling on the necks of two CHOP demonstrators as they were being arrested for squatting at a downtown intersection on two separate occasions on Thursday.  Seattle police officers continued to gradually reclaim the streets from the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) as one video shows cops dive-tackling a group of […]

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Grant Shapps will FINALLY unveil ‘safe’ countries for holidays TODAY

Holidaymakers were given hope today as the government released a list of more than 60 quarantine-exempt countries – but fears have been raised that plans for mass screening could cause ‘log jams’. France, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Malta and Barbados are among the popular destinations back on the agenda from July 10. Confusingly Greece […]

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Scottish couple to make £30 MILLION in new deals from hand sanitiser business

A couple who set up a business making hand sanitiser just 12 weeks ago are on track to make more than £30 million – after securing a raft of corporate contracts. ClearWater Hygiene, founded by husband and wife team Andrew and Rachel Montague, produces high grade hand sanitiser aimed at frontline workers and the wider […]

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Twitter drops ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’ terms to address racism

Social media platform Twitter is dropping the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in favour of more inclusive language. The terms are frequently used in programming codes which originated decades ago. US bank JPMorgan has also announced a similar move as more companies address racism following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Replacing […]

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Voter’s register: Seven Asanteman JHS students arrested in queue at Asawase

Seven out of twenty-one final year students of Asanteman Junior High school allegedly bused by a tutor Bismark Okyere to register in the Asawase Constituency have been arrested. One student was first arrested when he was spotted in a queue attempting to register. The student upon sensing danger following the anger of the NDC supporters […]

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Akufo-Addo appoints Ing. Charles Kraikue as Ag. Director General of GCAA

President Akufo Addo has appointed Ing. Charles Kraikue as the Acting Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA. Mr. Kraikue will replace current Director General, Ing. Simon Allotey, who will be retiring from the Authority on July 31st, 2020. A statement from the GCAA to Citi Business News said that Mr. Allotey will […]

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What do you achieve prosecuting Carlos ? – Ursula to critics

Communications minister Ursula Owusu Communications Minister Ursula Owusu Ekuffu has dismissed calls for her colleague MP for Tema West Carlos Ahenkorah to be prosecuted for endangering the lives of his constituents by visiting registration centres after testing positive for Covid-19. The deputy minister for Trade and Industry has since resigned after his admission was met […]

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Mahama mourns renowned surgeon, Dr. Kisser who died after COVID-19 infection

Former President John Dramani Mahama has extended his condolences to the family of Dr. Richard Kisser, a Consultant Surgeon of The Trust Hospital who passed away after contracting COVID-19. A notice from the hospital said Dr. Kisser died on Thursday, July 2, 2020, while receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. “We regret […]

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Every eligible voter will be registered – EC assures

The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured the general public that all prospective applicants will get the chance to register and vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential and parliamentary election. “The Commission would like to assure the general public that anyone who wants to register and vote during the 7th December 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections […]

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CODA begins construction of Cape Coast Artisanal Village

The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) has started construction works on the Cape Coast Artisanal Village at Mempeasem in the Cape Coast North Constituency. A brief sod-cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of work on the project was held on Wednesday, 1st July, 2020. The ceremony was graced by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the […]

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World’s oldest cat dies AGED 31 as heartbroken owner, 52, pays tribute to her beloved Rubble

The ‘world’s oldest cat’ has died at the age of 31 as his heartbroken owner, 52, who was given him as a kitten for her 20th birthday pays tribte to her beloved Rubble.-  Michele Heritage, 52, got Rubble as a kitten on her 20th birthday and they have been inseparable ever since.  Rubble, a fluffy […]

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England unlocks travel with 59 countries — but not the US

Officials have revealed a new “travel corridor” list, with travelers from 59 nations — including France, Germany, Italy and Spain — and 14 British Overseas Territories no longer having to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. The list, which comes into effect on July 10, will open foreign travel to English holidaymakers after four months […]

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My leave directive unconstitutional, reconsider it – Domelevo to Akufo-Addo

The Auditor-General has written to the President urging him to reconsider the directive to proceed on his accumulated leave. According to him, the directive breaches the labour law and unconstitutional. “I consider it an honour to be of service to the State ad urge that you reconsider the directive in order to protect the sanctity […]

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Egypt: US visa lottery winners frustrated by Trump’s ban extension

US President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend the 2020 US Diversity Visa Lottery could have dramatic consequences on thousands of winners. On the shores of the Mediterranean in Alexandria, many Egyptian winners feel cheated. This is the case of this teacher. Islam Elrweny had to abandon his post in Saudi Arabia. I was shocked by […]

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Boris Johnson urges restraint as pubs reopen tomorrow from 6AM

Boris Johnson today declared that England’s pubs can open from 6am tomorrow – just hours after he pleaded with millions of drinkers to be ‘sensible’ on ‘Super Saturday’. The Prime Minister said that he wanted people to use the loosening of lockdown in England from tomorrow to ‘enjoy summer’ – and has now ruled that alcohol can […]

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Putin’s ploy to extend rule backed by Russians: live updates

Russian President Vladimir Putin wears a protective suit during a visit to a Moscow hospital where patients are being treated for coronavirus, on March 24. Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images Putin’s popularity has taken a hit during coronavirus, but his approval ratings are still high.  Russia has been one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus […]

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Bawumia registers for new voter ID card [Photos]

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has registered for the new voter ID card. Dr. Bawumia registered at the Kperiga D/A Primary School polling station in the Walewale constituency, today, Friday, July 3, 2020. The Vice President in a Facebook post after registering said the process was smooth and safe and thus urged Ghanaians to adhere […]

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I went through a lot under Sarkcess but I’m still tagged as ungrateful -Strongman

Former Sarkcess Music signee, Strongman Burner has opened up about how he is labelled as ungrateful after deciding to remain silent about the ordeal he went through under his former record label. According to the ‘Transformer’ hitmaker, he will and is still tagged as ungrateful even though he has never revealed any secret about Sarkodie. […]

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Dominic Cummings authorises £100m to suck CO2 out of the sky

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is backing a scheme to suck carbon dioxide out of the air using technology first used on World War Two submarines. The PM’s advisor wants to spend £100 million on ‘direct air capture’ (DAC) machines, which consist of a stack of metal ‘air scrubbers’ that use a chemical solution […]

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Gov’t commends northern sector for decline in open defecation practice

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) has applauded the regions in the northern part of Ghana for what it describes as a significant fall in open-defecation practice. Reported poor management of public places of convenience has reduced many public toilets in the country rather into ‘public places of inconvenience’ as even the clothes […]

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Shocking moment ‘ranting’ workman attacks company boss with SHOVEL in heated row over parking space

A manager at an engineering firm was hit in the face with a shovel in a heated row over a parking spot.  David Wood, general manager at Deighton Engineers in Halifax, West Yorkshire, claimed the attack was the culmination of a long-running dispute with a man from a nearby company.  Footage shows the man, wearing […]

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Moment female St Paul’s Cathedral suicide bomb plotter tells police during interview of plot

This is the chilling moment the UK’s first female suicide bomb plotter tells police during an interview she was planning a Sri Lanka-style terror attack on St Paul’s Cathedral as she is jailed for 14 years. Wearing a black hijab, Safiyya Shaikh, 36, from Hayes, West London, smiled and raised her index finger in a […]

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