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Chris Boardman inspired to improve travel after daughter unable to ride safely

By |January 22nd, 2022|Categories: UK News|Comments Off on Chris Boardman inspired to improve travel after daughter unable to ride safely

Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Boardman has said he was inspired to help improve healthy travel infrastructure in England after feeling it was not safe for his daughter to ride less than 550 metres to their local park. Mr Boardman, who has been appointed interim commissioner of the new Active Travel England (ATE) by the…

2101, 2022

Booster shots needed against Omicron new studies show

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: UK News|Comments Off on Booster shots needed against Omicron new studies show

Three studies released on Friday offer more evidence that Covid-19 vaccines are standing up to the Omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. They are the first large US studies to look at vaccine protection against Omicron, health officials said. The papers echo previous research – including studies in Germany, South Africa…

2101, 2022

Lin Manuel Miranda gifts Disney its first number one original song

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: UK News|Comments Off on Lin Manuel Miranda gifts Disney its first number one original song

We Don’t Talk About Bruno from the animated film Encanto has become the first original Disney song to reach number one in the singles chart, the Official Charts Company has confirmed. The track, which was written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, secured 6.3 million streams in the UK this week, fending off challenges from Adele…

2101, 2022

Plea to Government to take urgent action to deal with energy crisis

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: UK News|Comments Off on Plea to Government to take urgent action to deal with energy crisis

Business groups have urged the Government to take urgent action to deal with the energy crisis. They wrote to the Chancellor asking him to act “decisively” to support consumers with spiralling bills and help business manage inflated costs. They said: “In doing so the Government can set the conditions for a more resilient and competitive…

2101, 2022

Drivers to stage fresh strikes during weekend in Night Tube dispute

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: UK News|Comments Off on Drivers to stage fresh strikes during weekend in Night Tube dispute

London Underground drivers are staging fresh strikes this weekend in a deadlocked row over the Night Tube. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on the Central and Victoria lines will walk out for eight hours from Friday and Saturday evenings. Weekend strikes are planned until June unless there is a breakthrough in a…

2101, 2022

Idris Elba part of the conversation to be next Bond

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: UK News|Comments Off on Idris Elba part of the conversation to be next Bond

The producers of James Bond have said Idris Elba is “part of the conversation” to fill the 007 role. Barbara Broccoli, with her brother Michael G Wilson, have produced the last nine Bond films including Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. Following Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 in the highly acclaimed No…

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