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ASOS accused of ‘ripping off’ independent jewellery brand’s design

ASOS has been accused of ‘ripping off’ an independent jewellery brand’s design after it was rejected from the retailer’s Marketplace site. Studio Cult, based in New York City, took to Twitter to share screenshots of its ‘flame earring’ design alongside that of the international retailer, writing: ‘They took our best selling Flame Earring design and claimed it […]

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NHS intensive care wards are busier than 2019 despite over 700 more beds

Coronavirus patients on NHS intensive care wards are already in ‘competition’ for ventilators to keep them alive as infections and hospital admissions caused by the disease surge in London, a doctor has warned. Dr Megan Smith, from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust in the capital, said medics are facing ‘horrifying’ decisions as they have to […]

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The biggest stories that got Ghanaians talking in 2020

The year 2020 was one of the most eventful in recent memory providing highs and lows, moments to savour, others to forget and above all, testing times for our young democracy. From scandals to the coronavirus to the election cycle, here are the top stories that captured the attention of Ghanaians. Airbus scandal On January 31, […]

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Retired doctor slams ‘bureaucratic’ chaos clogging UK’s mass-vaccination rollout

A retired doctor has slammed the NHS over red tape checks, including anti-radicalisation training, which have delayed her in helping to deliver the Covid vaccine. Former occupational physician Celia Palmer, from London, blasted the health service over its ‘bureaucratic’ system of approval for volunteers. It comes as doctors say they will defy Government orders to give […]

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Tax Justice Coalition calls for urgent passage of Tax Exemptions Bill

The Tax Justice Coalition of Ghana has called for the immediate passage of the Tax Exemptions Bill to help curb the negative impact of tax exemptions on government’s revenue mobilization efforts. According to them, there is an urgent need for clear criteria for giving tax holidays to businesses, to help streamline and address the shortfalls […]

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Vim Lady shows the face of her handsome husband on social media for the first time

– Advertisement – One of Ghana’s strong and bold media personalities Afia Pokua aka Vim Lady, a presenter at UTV has for the first time flaunted her husband on social media. The Vim Lady we know hardly discloses or shares anything relating to her family to the public but this time she has given a […]

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Macron says Brexit is the product of ‘lies and false promises’

French president Emmanuel Macron has claimed Brexit is the product of ‘lies and false promises’ in a bitter broadside at Britain delivered during his New Year address to the nation.  Macron, who has grand ambitions for greater EU integration, launched the attack days after being blamed for holding up a Brexit deal with fishing demands.  The French […]

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Streets that were eerily deserted at midnight were packed with New Year’s Eve revellers a year ago

A sequence of pictures shows the stark contrast between streets that were left eerily deserted at midnight and when they were packed with New Year’s Eve revellers one year ago. Normally-bustling Trafalgar Square in London was empty as the clock struck midnight with officials putting up barriers to keep rule breakers away. Pictures also capture […]

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South Africa remembers COVID victims on New Year’s Eve

To honour the victims of coronavirus and health care workers on the front line, South Africans lit candles on New Year’s Eve rather than partying, heeding a call by President Cyril Ramaphosa. South Africa has the most coronavirus cases on the continent and has more than one million infections since the outbreak in March, with […]

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Akufo-Addo to present final State of the Nation address of first term on Tuesday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, deliver the last State of the Nation Address of his first term in office. This is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 constitution which states that “the President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before a dissolution of […]

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Parliament outlines itinerary for dissolution, presidential inauguration

Ghana’s parliament has announced its programs leading to the dissolution of its seventh session to pave way for the inauguration of the eighth session on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The line up of activities also covers the inauguration and swearing-in of President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the same day. A statement released by the […]

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Nicola Sturgeon urges EU to ‘keep the light on’ and says Scotland will be ‘back soon’

Nicola Sturgeon defiantly urged the European Union to ‘keep the light on’ for an independent Scotland as Brexit finally took place. The Scottish First Minister –  who wants a new independence referendum – said her nation would be ‘back soon’ as the UK quit the bloc after more than 40 years.  Membership of the single market and […]

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Relief for motorists as Congolese President inaugurates interchange project

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi concluded the year 2020 with the inauguration of an interchange and flyover that should ease traffic congestion in the megacity of more than 10 million inhabitants. The interchange spanning busy crossroads in the capital, Kinshasa, is the result of the “100-day emergency program” launched by the […]

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Canada: Ontario’s Finance Minister resigns over Caribbean vacation during lockdown

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced the resignation of his finance minister who took a trip to the Caribbean while the province remained under lockdown. Minister Rod Phillips apologised and called the travel a “dumb mistake”. Mr Ford on Thursday said Mr Phillips’ departure showed his government “takes seriously our obligation to hold ourselves to […]

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EU halts exports of non-recycled plastic waste to non-OECD countries

As of January 1, 2021, all non-recyclable plastic waste will stop being shipped to developing countries. Under new rules set up by the European Union only ‘clean plastic waste’ – things that can be recycled – can be exported to non-OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. The Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries […]

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Moment EuroTunnel officials welcome FIRST lorry from Britain arriving into France

This is the historic moment the first lorry crossed the Channel to France after Britain began its new post-Brexit deal with the EU and Boris Johnson declared: ‘This is an amazing moment for this country – we have our freedom in our hands’. Truck drivers with the correct paperwork – and a negative Covid test – […]

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Anti-lockdown activist, 46, is arrested over ‘secret’ hospital footage

An anti-lockdown protester and comrade of Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-vaxxer brother Piers has been arrested for filming inside a hospital and sharing footage on social media she claims shows the coronavirus pandemic is a ‘massive scam’.  Debbie Hicks wandered around Gloucester Royal Hospital on Monday saying it was ‘shut down’ and ‘dead’ and was arrested in her dressing […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury finds ‘reasons to be hopeful’ for 2021 in his New Year message

The Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday (Thurs) that he drew hope for the New Year from his experience of working as a junior hospital chaplain during the pandemic. The Most Reverend Justin Welby has been volunteering as an assistant chaplain in St Thomas’ hospital since the first wave of the virus struck in the spring. […]

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Hilaria Baldwin’s dance partner says she ALWAYS wanted to be Spanish

Hilaria Baldwin’s ex dance partner says she always wanted to be considered Spanish and has confirmed he knew her as Hillary for the duration of their time together.  Alexander Rechits told The New York Times: ‘The whole ‘Hilaria’ thing is hilarious to me. It was always her desire to be considered Spanish.’ The 36-year-old wife of […]

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Kentucky police find ‘no evidence’ of explosives after evacuating downtown Lexington

Kentucky police have found ‘no evidence’ of explosives after they evacuated the downtown area of Lexington after reports of a bomb threat involving an RV.  At 8.30pm, Lexington police tweeted that officers are ‘working an incident in the area of Short Street and Market’.  ‘Pedestrians and motorists are asked to avoid the area,’ officers wrote.   […]

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Donald Trump returns to Washington amid showdown with Congress

President Donald Trump returned to Washington D.C. on New Year’s Eve amid a fight with Congress over $2,000 stimulus checks, the defense bill and the upcoming certification of the electoral college vote – and he released a New Year’s video message claiming that ‘everyone is calling’ to thank him for the vaccine.  Trump and first […]

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Australia wakes up after New Year’s celebration in Sydney, Bondi Beach, Melbourne and Queensland

Sydneysiders have marked the start of 2021 with a very early morning dip at the city’s most iconic beach after a night of restricted celebrations. Revellers splashed their way into the New Year at Bondi Beach, in the eastern suburbs, at 6am on Friday morning after the city rung in January 1 with a shortened […]

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California woman unmasked as SoHo Karen was arrested twice this year

The woman unmasked as ‘SoHo Karen’ already had a rap sheet with two arrests in the last year alone, one for public intoxication and another for drunk driving, DailyMail.com can reveal.    Miya Taylor Ponsetto, 22, was identified by The New York Post on Thursday as the woman wanted by New York City police for tackling a […]

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London’s New Year light display is slammed for BLM fist salutes

Viewers have slammed the BBC for ‘forcing politics’ into London’s controversial New Year’s Eve light show after 300 drones made the shape of a BLM fist and shone in EU colours over London’s skies. Thousands of revellers eager to bid farewell to a miserable 2020 tuned into BBC One to watch the highly-anticipated pre-recorded display.  But outraged […]

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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Will the Queen break her silence over whether she’s been vaccinated? 

When panic surrounded the polio vaccine in the 1950s, the Queen helped turn public opinion by confirming Prince Charles and Princess Anne would get the jab. Now, however, the Palace refuses to say if Her Majesty or Prince Philip have been given the Covid vaccine, insisting that it’s a ‘private’ matter. But some of the Queen’s […]

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Love Island’s Zara Holland is ‘held by police after trying to AVOID covid quarantining in Barbados’

Zara Holland has reportedly been arrested in Barbados after trying to return to the UK with her boyfriend when he tested positive for coronavirus. The former Love Island star, 25, and her beau Elliott Love, 30, are thought to have had a test when they arrived on the island on Sunday, reports The Sun.  However […]

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Covid UK: 55,892 cases and 964 deaths as daily toll hits record high

Britain today declared a record-high 55,892 coronavirus cases and almost 1,000 more deaths as government scientists warned even a March-style national lockdown with schools mainly closed might not be enough to hold the coronavirus R rate below one. A grim assessment from SAGE says the new variant behind the spiralling second wave appears so much […]

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Covid-19 vaccine is safe for those with food and drug allergies, allergist group says

Even though 2020 is ending in a few hours, things won’t change overnight. For many people this year has been filled with challenges and loss, while others have found silver linings. Andrea Bonior, a clinical psychologist and psychology professor at Georgetown University, said there are things you can do to manage the stress and anxiety […]

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