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Brits are being urged to open their windows every 10 minutes to get rid of Covid-19 lingering in their homes this winter in Government's new video campaign

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The Government is urging people to open their windows every 10 minutes this winter to curb the spread of the coronavirus.   Experts say ventilation will be more important in the winter as people spend the majority of time indoors where they breathe in recycled air. Covid-19 spreads when small virus particles exhaled by carriers - either through their breath, a cough or sneeze - is inhaled by someone else. The virus thrives in enclosed spaces where fresh air is scarce.  A film has been launched as part of the Hands, Face, Space campaign, which illustrates how viral particles can be washed away using fresh air from outside. Number 10 is also encouraging people to use extractor fans in the bathroom or kitchen to remove parts of the virus. Scientists advising the Government warned in October that virus transmission may increase by up to a third during the winter because offices and schools are poorly ventilated.  They said offices and schools should have 'ventilation purges' by ope

Donald Trump LOSES key court case claiming poll watchers could not see votes in Philadelphia - as Rudy Giuliani appears in federal court to claim Democrats has 'nationwide fraud' to steal election

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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against Donald Trump's presidential campaign's complaint that observers weren't allowed close enough to observe the electoral count in a state that provided a crucial 20 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden. The 5-2 decision ruled that Pennsylvania counties could determine the particulars of election observers, and that state law only required they be 'in the room' when votes are counted. The ruling came minutes after Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani appeared in federal court to allege a nationwide conspiracy of widespread voter fraud.   The state supreme court found that restrictions that Philadelphia election officials put in place 'were reasonable in that they allowed candidate representatives to observe the Board conducting its activities as prescribed under the Election Code.' Among the evidence cited were claims made in the campaign's own witness statements, including by a lawyer who served as an obs

Good Samaritan uses jiu jitsu to pin down man who tried to snatch a baby in New York City's Madison Square Park

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A Good Samaritan stopped a man from attempting to kidnap a baby out of its stroller in broad daylight at a New York City park by using his martial arts skills to pin him down.   On Monday around 3pm Brian Kemsley was walking with his girlfriend at Madison Square Park in Manhattan when he saw a man trying to grab a stroller away from a woman. The man was asked to let go of the stroller but repeatedly reached for the baby as the terrified mother was holding another toddler. 'He was saying things like, "How do you know it’s her baby, this could be my baby,"' Kemsley recalled to PIX11. Good Samaritan Brian Kemsley used his martial art skills to stop a man who tried to kidnap a baby from a stroller at Madison Square Park in Manhattan on Monday On Monday around 3pm Brian Kemsley was walking with his girlfriend at Madison Square Park in Manhattan when he saw a man trying to grab a stroller away from a woman, pictured circled. The man was asked to let go of the stroller but

Oldest Republican senator, Chuck Grassley, 87, announces he has COVID - as oldest senator Dianne Feinstein, also 87, is seen WITHOUT a mask

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Charles Grassley, the 87-year old Republican president pro tempore of the Senate, announced Tuesday he has coronavirus.  The oldest Republican senator made the announcement by Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, hours after saying he was self-isolating after contact with someone who was infected. 'I've tested positive for coronavirus. I'll b following my doctors' orders/CDC guidelines & continue to quarantine,' he tweeted. 'I'm feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone's well wishes + prayers &look fwd to resuming my normal schedule soon.' The announcement came just as the oldest member of the House, Republican Rep. Don Young, Alaska, left the hospital after testing positive for the virus. Sen. Charles Grassley, the 87-year old president pro tempore of the Senate, has tested positive for COVID. He was seen at the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday November 10 Seen in the Senate: This was Dianne Feinstei

Ohio's Republican governor issues statewide curfew for 21 days that forces businesses to shut from 10pm until 5am as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge to record highs

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Ohio's Republican Gov Mike DeWine has issued a three-week curfew on businesses as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge to record highs across the state.  The curfew, which will take effect from Thursday, means retail businesses will have to close between 10pm to 5am every night for 21 days.     Grocery stores and pharmacies are exempt from the curfew shutdown.  Restaurants must close for indoor dining by 10pm but can remain open after the curfew for takeout and delivery.  Violation of the curfew could result in a $750 fine.  DeWine said the measure was needed to reduce cases and stop the state's hospitals from being overrun.  Ohio's Republican Gov Mike DeWine has issued a three-week curfew on businesses as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge to record highs across the state There has been a sharp uptick in cases and hospitalizations in Ohio since mid-October. Deaths are also now increasing He said the retail business curfew, paired with increased mask-wearing, co

Comic-book baddie Dominic Cummings gets a bashing from the Beano as children's magazine releases first pullout section for adults

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Some feel he was a menace of Dennis-style proportions in No 10 and few doubt he has the guile of Roger the Dodger. So perhaps there’s no more fitting place for Dominic Cummings, after his dramatic exit from Downing Street clutching a cardboard box, than in the pages of The Beano.  In the first pull-out section specially for grown-ups in its 82-year history, the kids’ comic lampoons Boris Johnson’s former special adviser for his infamous 520-mile round trip to County Durham. In the eight-page BeanOLD inside today’s issue, Mr Cummings is depicted bemoaning the late arrival of Santa in Beanotown with the words: ‘It’s like he thinks the rules don’t apply to him!’  He is also shown clutching ‘directions to Barnard Castle’ as he is given the role as a getaway driver to Dennis the Menace’s enemy Wilbur Brown, the mayor of Beanotown and father of Walter the Softy, who is trying to steal all the Christmas presents. They are foiled when police give Mr Cummings a ticket for driving without glasse

One person is arrested after Texas school was forced to lock down after a juvenile was spotted with a gun tucked into his waistband walking around on campus

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A suspect is in custody after a Texas high school was placed on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon because of an 'active situation' involving a school shooter. Weatherford High School west of Dallas was locked down with students forced to shelter either in their classrooms or in some cases the campus welding shop as police cornered the suspect.  The older sibling of a pupil at the school shared a terrifying message from her younger sister just before 3pm. Weatherford High School west of Dallas went into lockdown after a shooter was detected to be on campus A sister of a student at the school posted her sibling's terrifying text during the lockdown 'You don't know terrifying until you get a text from your sibling that the high school has a shooter. Please pray for Weatherford and the students at the high school,' Leigh O'Neil wrote. 'Girl there's an active shooter outside the ag building omg - my first school shooting. I'm fine we're all safe but i

Exposed: Dominic Cummings's links with two of the four companies detailed in damning PPE report

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Dominic Cummings has links with two of the four companies picked out in the National Audit Office's damning report. The former chief adviser to the Prime Minister, 48, has connections to artificial intelligence firm Faculty and research company Public First, which have secured contracts worth more than £3.8million. Mr Cummings was not named in the public watchdog's devastating report, which found that bidders with 'VIP access' to ministers were ten times more likely to win Covid contracts than those who did not. Mr Cummings worked with Faculty – which was awarded three contracts worth £3million for data analysis – on the Vote Leave campaign in 2016. Dominic Cummings has links with two of the four companies picked out in the National Audit Office's damning report He also has long-standing links to Public First, run by James Frayne and his wife Rachel Wolf, who co-wrote the Conservative Party's 2019 manifesto. His association with Mr Frayne dates back to at least