School nativities CAN go ahead this Christmas despite Covid concern as Grant Shapps says 'let the plays play on'

SCHOOL nativity plays CAN go ahead this Christmas despite creeping Covid concerns, a Cabinet Minister said today. Dismissing doomster calls for cancellations Transport Secretary Grant Shapps declared: "Let the nativity plays play on!" Some headteachers are banning parents from attending in-person events to stop outbreaks in schools. It comes amid fresh virus fears following the emergence of the Nu mutation […]

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No. 1 Gonzaga beats down No. 2 UCLA in Final Four rematch

Let's just say the Gonzaga-UCLA rematch didn't live up to the hype. Seven months after the Zags needed an all-timer of a buzzer-beater to escape the Bruins' bid to end their undefeated season, the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs smeared the No. 2 team in the country into a fine paste at the Good Sam Empire Classic in Las Vegas, winning 83-63. […]

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Vaccine rules are not the thin edge of the wedge

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. Illustration: Cathy WilcoxCredit: To submit a letter to The Age, email [email protected] Please include your home address and telephone number. GOVERNMENT MANDATES Vaccine rules are not the thin edge of the wedgeYour correspondent (“This is not justified”, Letters, 23/11) need not be concerned about restrictions on unvaccinated people being the thin […]

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Bay Area is hit by THIRD consecutive day of brazen looting

The new normal? Bay Area is hit by THIRD consecutive day of looting as 50-strong hammer gang storms jewelry store after Macy’s and Lululemon stores were hit: Thieves take advantage of woke ‘misdemeanor’ law The San Francisco Bay Area faced a third consecutive day of brazen shoplifting on Sunday A group of about 40 to 50 teenage looters wielding hammers […]

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Met Office forecasts mild winter while the BBC predicts a big freeze

It’s weather wars as the Met Office forecasts mild winter while the BBC predicts a big freeze The Met Office has forecast amild winter, but the BBC predicts it will be harsh Experts say the opposing long-range forecasts as unparalleled and they risk causing havoc for energy suppliers, transport firms, airlines and supermarkets Most know from bitter experience that meteorology […]

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Former Jets running back Zac Stacy is arrested

Former Jets running back Zac Stacy is arrested and thrown in jail after footage showed him brutally beating his ex-girlfriend and throwing her around apartment in jealous rage Home surveillance footage shows Zac Stacy, 30, attacking the mother of his child Kristin Evans in front of their five-month-old son on Saturday On Thursday, Evans pleaded for help in finding Stacy […]

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Acclaimed British photojournalist Tom Stoddart dies at 68

Photojournalist Tom Stoddart dies aged 68: Photographer who captured the Berlin Wall crashing down in 1989, the Lockerbie bombing and Balkans war and a young Princess Diana stalling her car passes away after a ‘brave fight against cancer’ Acclaimed Fleet Street photographer Tom Stoddart has died of cancer at 68  One of the world’s most highly acclaimed photojournalists Tom Stoddart […]

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