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    BARAN Nouri Hamadami, pictured smiling on her wedding day, has became the first confirmed victim of the Calais migrant tragedy. Baran, 21, known as Maryam, wanted to come to Britain to join her husband, but lost contact with him as she made the perilous crossing in a blow-up dinghy. 3Maryam wanted to come to Britain to join her husband, but lost contact with him as she made the perilous crossing 3Two teens pictured in life-jackets on a beach with a group of migrants are also feared to be among the 27 who died Her body was identified by a relative in France yesterday. Her husband, from Iraq, said: “I am in a very bad state. She is not in the UK, which means that she is gone. It is very sad for me — and for everyone. “I had continuous contact with my wife and I was tracking her GPS. Then I lost her.” Two teens pictured in life-jackets on a beach with a group of migrants are also feared to be among the 27 who died in the water....
    A HEARTBROKEN husband fears his wife was among 27 migrants who drowned when their flimsy boat deflated on the way to Britain. Maryam Nuri's GPS signal suddenly disappeared while her husband tracked her across the Channel on Wednesday. 4A group of more than 40 migrants leave the coast of northern France to cross the English ChannelCredit: Reuters 4The tragedy, which took place at the spot shown on this map, claimed the lives of 27 migrants The same day, at least 27 people - including five women and a little girl - drowned after their boat sank off the coast of Calais in the deadliest incident since the migrant crisis began. Mrs Nuri's husband, who is a Kurdish immigrant living in the UK, said his wife was crossing the Channel to be with him and had phoned to say she was on a boat with around 30 other people before losing signal. He told The Telegraph: “She is not in the UK, which means that she is gone. It is very sad for me, and for everyone." The devastated husband, who did...
    BRITAIN is braced for a polar plunge as snow is set to hit in DAYS as an Arctic blast makes its way towards the UK. Remembrance Sunday will be covered with bright spells and mild weather up and down the country tomorrow, but colder weather is on its way. 4The Met Office has warned that snow is on its wayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4A polar plunge is set to coat parts of the UK in the freezing white stuffCredit: AP The start of next week will see temperatures hit 14C, with mild spells accord the country. But by Wednesday there will be a significantly colder chill sweeping towards the UK, with snow heading to Scotland first. Latest maps show that snow could well land on the northwest of Scotland by November 17, reported the Express. The Met Office have confirmed that from 17 November to 26 November there is a low risk of wintry showers, with a high chance of frost and fog in the north. From 27 November onwards there is a “risk” of snow and ice, with spells...
    DETECTIVES are being put under pressure to prosecute a “heroic” mum who was filmed rolling her Range Rover into an eco-mob. Sherrilyn Speid, 34, drove her £80,000 car into two Insulate Britain activists who were blocking her path as she tried to take her 11-year-old son to school. 5Sherrilyn is facing a backlash of people who think she should be prosecuted over the incidentCredit: instagram 5The glam mum clashed with the eco-warriors earlier this monthCredit: Insulate Britain The activists had sat down in the middle of the road attempting to block it on October 11 just as the glam mum was trying to do the school run. Sherrilyn, amental health specialist, said she lost her temper when the two women rudely refused and laughed at her as they sat in a road in Purfleet, Essex. The mum’s brazen actions on October 11, have since been praised by Brits who have branded her a “hero” and “legend”. But Essex Police are now facing calls on social media to arrest and charge the businesswoman for her actions. One angry person wrote to...
    A SCHOOL-run single mum filmed rolling her car into smug eco-protesters as they sat in a road blocking her path said: “They drove me to the edge.” Sherilyn Speid, 34, at first got out her black Range Rover Velar to remonstrate with the Insulate Britain duo because she needed to get her 11-year-old lad to his lessons. 7Sherrilyn Speid said the protesters were rude to her when she asked them to moveCredit: Nick Obank 7The glam mum said she only 'nudged' the activists who had refused to budge 7The moment Sherrilyn drove into Insulate Britain activists in PurfleetCredit: Insulate Britain The mental health specialist, who was also on her way to work, said she lost her temper when they rudely refused and laughed at her. Sherilyn got back in her £80,000 motor, started up and nudged it into the eco zealots to try to push them out of her way in Purfleet, Essex. They were eventually moved on but Sherilyn’s usual ten-minute trip on October 11 took  45 minutes and she and son Terrel were both late. Sherilyn, of Grays,...
    BRUSSELS has a long way to go to end the deadlock over Northern Ireland, the PM’s Brexit chief has said. It has to make significant changes to border checks and Euro judges’ powers must be curbed, Lord Frost insisted. 1Brussels has a long way to go to end the deadlock over Northern Ireland, Lord Frost has saidCredit: AFP The warning came at a lunch with the EU’s Maros Sefcovic. But Lord Frost boosted hopes of a deal by saying No10 would consider limiting rather than scrapping the EU court’s role. And he said the offer to remove up to 80 per cent of checks on goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland was encouraging. It came as French fishermen renewed threats to blockade Christmas goods heading for Britain. Skipper Pierre-Yves Dachicourt, from Boulogne, said he lost half his income under the Brexit deal. But a promised blockade of Calais yesterday did not materialise. Meanwhile, France minister Bruno Le Maire said Britain’s supply problems had been made worse by Brexit. Most read in UK NewsSALT IT OUT Shock as Salt...
    NO ONE in politics rallies, entertains and stirs the passions of his troops like Boris Johnson. It works for voters too. Because no one can touch him when it comes to talking Britain up either. Boris could find the positives in a nuclear attack on London. 1Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester Judge his big conference speech solely on that and it was a total triumph. But it is harder to take at face value given the many grave problems facing the nation outside that Manchester hall. Last week The Sun demanded solutions for the fuel crisis, the shortage of certain foods, soaring energy bills and the inflation surge which threatens our living standards and could yet wreck Boris’s Government. We are none the wiser. Indeed as Boris spoke — and gas prices rocketed to terrifying new highs — it was like none of that was really happening. It was discombobulating too to hear the PM talk up a low-tax economy while presiding over the highest overall burden in two generations and refusing to rule out increasing...
    BRITAIN is facing its worst terror threat in many years, Boris Johnson was warned as he offered the Taliban diplomatic recognition. The PM has suggested the UK would deal with the fanatics in return for them not using Afghanistan to be used as a base for terrorism. 2The Taliban after seizing control of the Presidential palace in KabulCredit: AP When the Taliban first ruled the country, they allowed Al-Qaeda to use it to establish training camps and plot terror, including the 9/11 attacks. That ultimately led to their downfall when they refused to hand over Osama bin Laden to the Americans, prompting them to invade along with the UK in a bid to capture the terror mastermind. The Taliban have promised not to allow the same thing to happen again but experts are sceptical they will keep their word and that once again, the UK faces terror plots hatched in Afghanistan. Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, told Times Radio the UK faced “the greatest danger from terrorism since the Islamic State at its height”. He...
    Britain will seek to use this week's summit to lead the way on developing a Covid certification travel scheme, under plans being considered by Ministers. Boris Johnson has been urged to establish a globally agreed way of recognising whether passengers have been vaccinated and tested so that airlines do not have to spend time verifying their claims. Industry figures last night warned global travel will be 'paralysed' in future without such a scheme in place.  Britain will seek to use this week's summit to lead the way on developing a Covid certification travel scheme, under plans being considered by Ministers (stock image) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Travel firms' second day of devastation: UK-listed companies... Are holidays off the table? Grant Shapps refuses to confirm... Share this article Share Proposals being examined by the Cabinet Office and Department for Transport call for 'immediate' alignment between countries on health certificates and for the G7 to be used to 'agree a common approach to verifying and sharing Covid Health Certificates across borders'. A globally...
    STUBBORN Brussels' refusal to budge on the Northern Ireland sea border is risking hard-won peace, Britain's Brexit boss blasted tonight. Top guru David Frost dialed up the tough talk as he backed Britain's "gunboat diplomacy" which calmed waters during the recent French invasion of Jersey's harbour. Follow our UK politics live blog for the very latest news and updates... 2David Frost warned checks in the Irish Sea are creating tensions in Northern IrelandCredit: AP And he accused Eurocrats of kicking "dust in the eyes" of the public by denying there's a problem caused by their stance on the controversial border. In a spiky session with MPs he cited the row over a pioneering new cancer drug which has been authorised everywhere in the UK except NI - with regulators blaming tight EU rules. And he said businesses are being swamped with red tape because of Brussels' insistence that every single shipment goes through strict controls. Lord Frost wholeheartedly backed the PM's decision to call in the Navy when French fishermen blockaded Jersey. He stressed that its presence helped keep the...
    BRITAIN is edging slowly out of lockdown - with people beginning to dream of a summer of fun... Plans are starting to be made for weekends, and diaries hopefully filled in for future activities. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 4Nightclub trials are set to go ahead for happy clubbers in LiverpoolCredit: PA There are nine key test events that will help pave the way to freedom. These include trial runs of mass sporting events, nights out in a club and cinema pilots. The Covid passport system will be trialled at some of the pilot events over the next few weeks, where experts will also explore how high-tech ventilation and Covid tests on entry are working. NHS chiefs are developing a new app members of the public will have to show to gain access to sports stadiums, theatres, festivals and nightclubs. Boris Johnson will study the feedback to help decide how to manage other large-scale gatherings as restrictions are lifted. NIGHTCLUBS At the end of the month 3,000 dance fans will be invited to get a ticket to crowd together in...
    GOOD Morning Britain's Dr Hilary Jones has warned more Covid variants are on the way as he begged Brits to not treat lockdown easing as a "free-for-all". Today marked the latest step in Boris Johnson’s "roadmap to freedom" which aims to see all restrictions lifted by June 21.  ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3Dr Hilary Jones told Good Morning Britain viewers there will be more Covid variants as he begged Brits to follow the lockdown rules The medic spoke to presenters Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid today about the new lockdown rules which allow groups of six to meet outdoors, or two households of any number with only brief trips inside permitted – for example to reach the garden or to use the toilet.  Dr Hilary told viewers: "In the last 15 months we have learned that we went into lockdown too late and we have come out of lockdown too early, those are the lessons we’ve learned three times so we need to be really careful. "But don't take this removal as 'it's time...
    BORIS Johnson aims to make Britain a cyber superpower with a new force to tackle the threat of digital warfare. Thousands will be signed up to defend the nation. 1Boris Johnson aims to make Britain a cyber superpower with a new force to tackle the threat of digital warfareCredit: PA:Press Association The PM is to set up a “cyber corridor” across the North of England to develop high-tech systems to keep the UK safe. A far-reaching review will be part of the biggest overhaul of national security in decades. Experts believe hacking and computer virus attacks have replaced bombs, missiles and poison as the most likely threats to our national security. They warn Britain risks losing future battles to tech-savvy China and Russia without a shot being fired unless it adapts. Mr Johnson said: “Cyber power is revolutionising the way we live our lives and fight our wars — just as air power did 100 years ago. “We need to build up our cyber capability so we can grasp the opportunities it presents while ensuring those who seek to use...
    Britain needs to find a way of dealing with technology giants such as Facebook after the social media company blocked all news content in Australia, the government warned today.    The warning comes as Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country's fight to make Facebook pay for news content could go global as he has already had 'promising' talks with other world leaders.  'Ultimately, we've got to as a government, in our country, we've got to find a way of dealing with what is now a very very well established, a very important part of people's lives, which is social media and social media companies,' Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly told the BBC.  'We need to find ways of making sure that the commercial relationships with these big tech giants work.'  Scott Morrison, who angrily lashed out at Facebook yesterday after the site banned all news content, said today that he has spoken to India's Narendra Modi and Canada's Justin Trudeau about the ban. France's Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson are also 'watching closely' as Australia battles it out...
    TEMPERATURE could jump to as high as 17C by next weekend  as the UK's record-breaking Big Freeze comes to an end. In a sudden switch from snow and sub-zero temperatures during Beast from the East II, the mercury will soar back up to double digits from tomorrow. 11Warm weather will begin to return from tomorrowCredit: Alamy Live News 11Members of the public exercise in a busy Greenwich Park in South East LondonCredit: London News Pictures 11Dog walkers are forced to climb over a mound of snow to make way for a snow plough clearing the roads of snow in WhittonCredit: North News and Pictures On Wednesday night, the UK’s coldest temperature for 65 years was recorded in Aberdeenshire when locals endured -23C. Milder weather is expected to begin from tomorrow with daytime temperatures reaching 11-12C in the south. Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong, said: “For the past week the UK has been in a very cold airmass with temperatures well below average, this will change through the weekend as milder air moves in from the Atlantic and pushes that cold airmass...
    Lockdown is the weapon of choice of Governments around the world to reduce the spread of Covid-19, but let’s be clear – the effects on the nation’s health and economy are severe.  Jobs and livelihoods lost. A huge bill for future generations to pay. It means postponing the treatment of other conditions like heart disease and cancer; and a deterioration of mental health. The reality, however, is that lockdown will stay until the vaccination programme reaches a large enough number of the population to give us some form of herd immunity. It is fortunate that Britain is in a good place relative to the rest of the world, says former Prime Minister Tony Blair (pictured) The new variants of Covid-19, with greater transmission rates but not lower deadliness, combined with the alarming recognition that more variants could be on the way, have left us a horrible choice: mass vaccination or mass lockdown. Globally, there is a vast scrambling to get vaccine. It is fortunate that Britain, with a well-executed plan to source vaccines, including our own Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, is...
    Kwasi Kwarteng said a booming private sector was the way in which Britain will recover after the virus crisis – Tolga Akmen/AFP Britain cannot spend its way to prosperity, the Business Secretary has warned amid a growing Tory debate over state spending in the run-up to the Budget in March. Kwasi Kwarteng, promoted to the Cabinet earlier this month, signalled that a squeeze on public spending is coming with the Government deficit, fuelled by Covid handouts, forecast to exceed £400 billion this month. Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, is keen to rein in public spending and start setting out future tax rises in the Budget. But Tory backbenchers and several senior Government ministers are pushing for further public spending incre ases and believe this is the way to boost the economy in the wake of the pandemic. Speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Kwarteng insisted that a booming private sector was the way in which Britain will recover after the virus crisis. He said: “Let me be very clear – without a thriving private sector, we will not be able to...
    BRITAIN is set to make a "very generous" Brexit compromise in order to seal a deal, Micheal Gove said today, ahead of Boris' dash to Brussels. The PM will tonight have a crunch dinner with EU boss Ursula Von Der Leyen as he tries to salvage the chances of getting a deal done in time for New Year. ⚠️ Read our Brexit live blog for the latest news & updates 2Gove said both sides needed to move to get a dealCredit: EPA Fish is one of the biggest sticking points in the talks, and has long been an argument for Britain to leave the EU and get back control of our own waters. France and other EU coastal states have been pushing hard for a deal which doesn't leave their fishermen out in the cold, but Boris has been urged to hold firm. The Cabinet minister said today he was hopeful that the pair can "thrash out a potential way through" which will allow talks to restart again after their crunch dinner tonight in Brussels. Speaking to Radio 4...
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he believed Britain wants to find a way to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, citing conversations with the London government late on Tuesday. "Tomorrow is pivotal," Coveney told Irish national broadcaster RTE, referring to a meeting on Wednesday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. "Having spoken to the British government this evening, I believe they do want to try to find a way of getting a deal." (Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Ireland, European Union, international trade, United Kingdom, EuropeGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos: Daily Life, DisruptedPhotosArmenia-Azerbaijan Conflict EscalatesNewsThe Week in Cartoons: Nov. 30-Dec. 4RecommendedAmerica 2020Texas Case a Hail Mary for TrumpAmerica 2020High Court Denies GOP Election ChallengeAmerica 2020Biden Calls on Public to Help Address PandemicBest StatesDivorce Rate by StateNational NewsArmy Disciplines Fort Hood CommandersCoronavirus Bulletin Stay informed daily on the latest news and advice on COVID-19 from the editors at U.S. News & World Report.Sign UpSign in to manage your...
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide 'Christmas Express' tour on the royal train, starting today. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will also be present at Tuesday's event, offering a show of unity from senior members of the Royal Family for people and organisations across the country who have gone 'above and beyond' in response to the coronavirus pandemic. William and Kate left Euston Station on board the Royal Train tonight for the first of nine stops on their whirlwind 48 hour, 1,250-mile tour across England, Scotland and Wales first thing in the morning. It was a royal departure like no other and even featured a special performance from 80s pop star Shakin' Stevens who performed his perennial festive favourite, 'Merry Christmas Everyone' for transport workers at the station. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet the Queen for a heart-warming family engagement at the end of a nationwide 'Christmas Express' tour on the royal train, starting today William...
    More On: Brexit British and EU negotiators scrambling to implement final deal Why a British actor can’t play Prince William in upcoming film Biden urges British PM Boris Johnson to keep Ireland border open amid Brexit Boris Johnson axes top aide over ‘Princess Nut Nuts’ insult Brexit drags on, so the negotiators are bringing out the big guns. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, met Saturday after their brokers failed to restart trade talks before a transition period closes in less than a month, Reuters reported. The Dec. 31 deadline is the final step of Britain’s yearlong exit from the European Union, ending regulations for almost $1 trillion in annual trade between the two sides. British and EU negotiators called in Johnson and von der Leyen after a week of discussions that still left them far apart on fisheries, fair competition guarantees and plans to settle future disagreements. “We keep calm, as always, and if there is still a way, we will see,” EU chief negotiator Michel...
    Sausages British and EU officials are locked in last minute talks to avoid a potential “two-way ban” on meat products moving between the UK and Ireland, in the latest sign a Brexit trade deal is edging closer.  As things stand certain chilled and processed meat products such as sausages, burgers and mince would not be allowed to enter Northern Ireland from Great Britain from January 1. Britain has signalled it will retaliate with a reciprocal ban on Irish exports to mainland UK, if a solution cannot be found.  Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, Britain will be treated as a non-EU country after the end of the Brexit transition period but Northern Ireland will continue to operate EU food safety rules to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland.  Under EU food safety rules, which will be replicated in the UK’s law books in the new year, animal based products from outside the bloc must be frozen. That means certain fresh or chilled meat products are not allowed.  Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue described the issue...
    WHAT a relief that Boris Johnson is taking Britain’s weight crisis seriously. Obesity wrecks lives, puts unbearable strain on the NHS and massively increases a person’s chance of getting seriously ill with Covid. 3Boris Johnson has vowed to put nation on a diet in a bid to beat coronavirusCredit: Getty So it’s great to see the PM vowing to open more outdoor gyms and boost access to family exercise regimes. Getting tough on parents who don’t want their kids back in school is a step in the right direction too: children stuck at home have been piling on the pounds. They now desperately need to be back in the playground with their mates. But there’s a right way and a wrong way of slimming Britain down. THE RIGHT ENCOURAGEMENT And if Johnson is to make a real difference, he must continue to resist the siren calls of the sugar tax lobby. Whacking whopping taxes on sugary food might make the snobbish middle classes feel “something is being done”. But there’s scant evidence it makes the slightest difference to waistlines....
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