French far-right candidate Eric Zemmour declares the English as ‘our greatest enemies for 1,000 yrs’

The far-Right French firebrand tipped to become his country’s new President has described the English as ‘our greatest enemies for a thousand years’ and attacked the D-Day landings. Eric Zemmour, who has convictions for spreading racial hatred, launched his outspoken attack during a speech in Normandy. Turning his fire on the Allied landings of June 6 1944 that ultimately freed his country from the Nazis, the 63-year-old said: ‘D-Day was an enterprise of liberation but also of occupation and colonisation by the Americans.’ Zemmour also used Friday’s rally in Rouen,…

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Comic Con 2021: Superheroes bring capes, cowls and Covid vaccination proof to this year’s event

Attendees of this year’s Comic Con event have to bring proof of vaccination with them- after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. If they cannot provide vaccination status they have to give proof of a negative COVID test within the last 48 hours which includes a lateral flow. The final option the event offers is proof of natural immunity shown through a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days after the test and following completion of self-isolation.   Comic Con 2021, held at the ExCeL…

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Ex-MI6 spy and ‘dirty dossier’ author Christopher Steele says Russia is at WAR with UK

Former MI6 spy Christopher Steele has said Russia is at war with the UK and revealed his involvement in the ‘dodgy dossier’ against ex-US President Donald Trump cost his wife her Foreign Office career.  Steele, 57, claimed Russian leaders view themselves at war with the UK and slammed politicians for failing to recognise the threat in a televised interview. He described evidence of Russian hostilities towards the UK, including alleged interference in the Brexit campaign and Scottish Referendum as well as corrupt money being brought onshore, but provided only scant…

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Daily Covid infections are up 3.6% on last week after seven days of double digit growth

Britain’s Covid case crisis appears to be slowing, official data today showed as fears grow around the impending winter wave. Department of Health bosses posted 44,985 new coronavirus infections, up 3.6 per cent on last week’s total of 43,423.  The single figure increase comes after seven days of infections spiking by at least 10 per cent, suggesting the recent uptick in cases may be beginning to slow.  And the number of people dying with the virus fell to 135 today. It was down 8.8 per cent on last Saturday’s toll of 148. The figures…

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Manchester sex offender, 51, who upskirted woman waiting for train is spared jail 

A sexual offender who ‘upskirted’ a woman at Manchester Piccadilly train station in July last year has been spared jail.  Andrew Mackie, 51, used a mobile phone to take pictures of the victim’s bare legs, skirt and crotch area as she sat waited for a train. Magistrates handed him a 24 week suspended prison sentence and ordered him to carry out 30 rehabilitation requirement days and electronic monitoring for six months. Mackie – who is also known as ‘Smoggie’ according to court documents – was confronted by police officers at…

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Ferris wheel collapses while being built in Chinese city as rescuers use crane to save worker

A Ferris wheel collapsed while being built in a Chinese city on Monday afternoon. The amusement ride was under construction in Fuzhou City next to Jin’an Lake, East China‘s Fujian Province and the collapse occurred at around 2.40pm. The shocking moment was captured at several angles and although there were no casualties, one person was trapped on the hub of the Ferris wheel.  The worker was eventually saved by the staff with a crane, but the cause of the accident is still under investigation.   A Ferris wheel collapsed while being…

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Websites SHOULD let you cut and paste passwords to gain access, Britain’s cyber security experts say

Websites should allow customers to cut and paste passwords to access their accounts according to advice from Britain’s National Cyber Security Council.  The NCSC is part of GCHQ and provides advice for businesses and individual on how to keep their data and accounts secure from possible attack from cyber criminals.  Many websites developers prevent users from copying and pasting passwords during the log-in process believing that this provides an additional element of security.  But according to Britain’s top cyber experts, consumers, who are forced to use increasingly complex passwords are…

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Erdogan says Turkey is set to banish 10 Western ambassadors – Reuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Kavala has been in prison since late 2017 He denies charges of role in failed coup and mass protests Rights groups say case emblematic of crackdown in Turkey ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. Kavala has been in prison for four years, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013…

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‘Our loss is enormous’: Husband of Halyna Hutchins posts photo of her and son

The husband of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer accidentally shot and killed by Alec Baldwin on set Thursday afternoon, shared a touching tribute to his wife on Twitter.  Matthew Hutchins tweeted a photo of his wife and their 9-year-old son Andros on Friday captioned: ‘Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words.  ‘Our loss is enormous, and we ask that the media please respect my family’s privacy as we process our grief. We thank everyone for sharing images and stories…

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VA school superintendent denied having ‘any record’ of rape reported it to school board the day of

A Virginia school board superintendent who denied having ‘any record’ of a female student being raped by a 15-year-old ‘boy in a skirt,’ reported the assault to the school board the day of the attack, a newly disclosed email reveals. Loudoun Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler had told initially told parents during a June school board meeting he had no report of the sexual assault on the 15-year-old girl that took place at Stone Bridge High School on May 28.  However, in an email dated the same day as the assault, Ziegler…

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