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Help save YOUR local: Pubs that you can phone to order a takeaway pint

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BERKSHIRE Thatched Tavern, Ascot - food and beers for takeaway and collection. Tel 01344 620874 Order via website thethatchedtavern.co.uk Great Shefford - Hungerford - takeaway food and drink. Tel 01488 648462 Website thegreatshefford.com The Thatched Tavern in Ascot is open for food and beers for takeaway and collection The Great Shefford pub in Hungerford is open for takeaway food and drink   BR ISTOL Wooden Walls - Bristol. High street micro pub offering cask ales/traditional beers Order by texting 07858266596 Or email orders to thewoodenwallsmicropub@gmail.com BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Full Moon Pub - Hawbridge and Cholesbury, Bucks - country pub offering food and drink Tel 01494 758959 Website: fullmoonpub.info CHESHIRE Roebuck Inn, Knutsford – country pub offering food and drink with village shop selling local produce Tel: 01565873939 Website: roebuckinnmobberley.co.uk/ The Roebuck Inn in Knutsford is a country pub offering food and drink with village shop selling local produce CORNWALL Qu

Australian entertainment legend Jeanne Little dies aged 82 - as her heartbroken daughter pays tribute with a touching photo to the popular Gold Logie winner who coined the phrase 'hello darling'

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Gold Logie winner and Australian entertainer Jeanne Mitchell has died Gold Logie winner Jeanne Mitchell, better known as Jeannie Little, has died at the age of 82.  The TV personality's daughter, Katie, announced the heartbreaking news on Saturday evening.  'My mother has left the earthly plane,' she wrote on Facebook, alongside a photo of her as a young child sitting on her mother's lap.  'This is a huge shock – but I'm so grateful. Love you all my friends.'  Little made her television debut on The Mike Walsh Show in 1974 and won a Gold Logie for the most popular TV personality in 1976.   She also coined the popular phrase, 'hello darling'.    The beloved entertainer retired from the spotlight after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2009.  The TV personality's daughter, Katie, announced the news on Saturday evening. 'My mother has left the earthly plane,' she wrote alongside a photo of her as a young child sitting on her mo

Moment son of Pennsylvania AG crashes his dad's MSNBC interview by walking into the room while on his phone - then slowly backing out

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Amid the stress of the ongoing US election count, anxious TV viewers have enjoyed an unexpected moment of comedic relief on MSNBC.   Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Schapiro was being interviewed by the cable network from his home in Abington on Friday night when his teenage son Jonah wandered into the room.  Video of the incident, which is now going viral on social media, shows the Attorney General speaking via Zoom, completely unaware that the teen had strolled into the frame behind him.  I’m taking his phone away for 24 hours. 😂 https://t.co/1OYI8N4LwV — Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) November 7, 2020 I’m taking his phone away for 24 hours. 😂 https://t.co/1OYI8N4LwV Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Schapiro was being interviewed on MSNBC from his home in Abington on Friday night when his teenage son Jonah wandered into the room In the short clip, Democrat Shapiro is heard railing against President Trump as the boy walks in texting on his phone.  When Jonah looks up from his de

Don Jr. thanks Trump for 'fighting so hard for America' and says he is proud to be in battle with his dad - just an hour before TV networks called the election for Biden

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Donald Trump Jr shared a photo to Instagram claiming he is proud to be fighting alongside his father - just before TV networks called  the election for Joe Biden.  Democrats and Republicans have become embroiled in a bitter battle over ballots being counted in swing states since the polls closed on Tuesday, with President Trump claiming illegal votes had been cast in a fraudulent bid to unseat him.  On Saturday morning, Trump Jr. took to Instagram, sharing a photo of himself with his father inside the White House Oval Office above a caption which read: 'Thanks for always fighting so hard for America dad, it's an honor to be in that fight with you'. Less than an hour later, news organization called the election for Biden, declaring that he had secured enough votes in Pennsylvania to give him the 270 Electoral College votes needed for the White House.  President Trump has refused to concede the election,  with his campaign releasing a statement a short time later, stating: &#

Former chief rabbi Lord Sacks dies aged 72 as friends hail him as a 'giant of both the Jewish community and wider society'

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Former chief rabbi of Great Britain Lord Jonathan Sacks has died at the age of 72. The highly esteemed cross-bench peer announced he was undergoing treatment for cancer in October.  A statement on his Twitter page said he died on Saturday morning. It read: 'Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet.  'It with the deepest sadness that we regret to inform you that Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (HaRav Ya'akov Zvi ben David Arieh z'l) passed away early this morning, Saturday 7th November 2020 (Shabbat Kodesh 20th MarCheshvan 5781).' Former chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has died at the age of 72. The highly esteemed cross-bench peer announced he was undergoing treatment for cancer in October Lord Sacks leads a march against poverty with the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams demanding action to halve poverty worldwide by 2015 on July 24, 2008 in London Sacks is pictured with former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Lord George Carey, the former Archbishop of Cantebury, in 2

Head of Boris Johnson's vaccine taskforce bills taxpayers £670,000 for a team of boutique PR consultants to oversee her media strategy

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The head of Boris Johnson's vaccine taskforce has billed the taxpayer £670,000 for a team of boutique PR consultants to oversee her media strategy. Kate Bingham, 55, has already spent £500,000 on eight full-time consultants from Admiral Associates - with the  team contracted until the end of the year.  The costs involved mean that each consultant is on the equivalent of a £167,000 a year salary, according to leaked documents.  It is understood that the team help Ms Bingham to draft statements and prepare for media appearances.  Kate Bingham, 55, has already spent £500,000 on eight full-time consultants from Admiral Associates - with the team contracted until the end of the year Concerns had been raised that hiring the eight consultants would duplicate the work of more than 100 communications staff already working in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. But Ms Bingham is said to have 'insisted' before the decision was signed off by civil servants - r

Iran's president calls on Joe Biden to make up for Trump's 'past mistakes' and return to nuclear deal

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Iran's president called on President-elect Joe Biden to 'compensate for past mistakes' and return the U.S. to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a state-run news agency reported Sunday. Hassan Rouhani's comments mark the highest-level response from Iran to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris clinching the November 3 election. 'Now, an opportunity has come up for the next U.S. administration to compensate for past mistakes and return to the path of complying with international agreements through respect of international norms,' the state-run IRNA news agency quoted him as saying. Hassan Rouhani's comments mark the highest-level response from Iran to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris clinching the November 3 election  Under President Donald Trump, tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated, reaching a fever pitch earlier this year. One of Trump's signature foreign policy moves was unilaterally withdrawing the U.S.

Athenie Kalos, 18, enrolled in uni, bought some new clothes and Googled 'how to kill yourself'. She left no note or sign she was troubled. Now her heartbroken parents spend hours staring at photos trying to find the 'sadness in her eyes'

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The heartbroken father of a teenage girl who took her own life three days after she graduating from high school has opened up about his daughter's mysterious final hours alone in her bedroom. Athenie Kalos spent the evening of October 31 at her family's home in Melbourne booking herself into a barista's course, applying for university, making plans with her boyfriend and ordering clothes. Then, out of nowhere, the 18-year-old Googled 'ways take your life' - before doing it.  Her dad, Peter Kalos, doesn't know what led to his daughter taking her own life - and said he and wife, Yolla, even spend hours looking at photos trying to find 'the sadness in her eyes'.  Athenie Kalos , 18, was excited for the future and spend her last night alive making plans Athenie Kalos spent the evening of November 1 booking in a barista course, applying for university, making plans with her boyfriend and ordering clothes Her father Peter Kalos he spent hours looking at photo

Three more towns will begin mass Covid testing for all residents this week after 'Moonshot' plan got under way in Liverpool

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Three more towns will soon introduce mass testing schemes in a bid to tackle coronavirus - after Liverpool's city-wide swabbing programme launched earlier this week. The Prime Minister will announce that more than 100,000 people will be told to get tested in the three towns, including one in the Midlands and another in the south of England.  Boris Johnson has ordered the mass-swabbing in an attempt to identify asymptomatic people - those with the virus who don't show symptoms - so they can self isolate and drive down infection rates. Three more towns will introduce mass testing schemes in a bid to tackle coronavirus - after Liverpool's city-wide swabbing programme launched earlier this week The PM will announce the plans as early as tomorrow in a bid to ensure the testing regime expands over the next month and it would help him guarantee the second national lockdown will be lifted on December 2.  Around 1,000 soldiers will be deployed to help get people tested in the three