Masks mandatory in stores from today, as Iceland’s boss says he will not ask staff to enforce new rules

Masks mandatory in stores from today, as Iceland’s boss says he will not ask staff to enforce new rules

During the first shutdown, Mr Walker received more than 50 reports a week from employees who had been verbally abused to enforce masks wearing in stores during the first shutdown in 2020. When he subsequently asked his employees to stop challenging customers, it dropped tenfold to about five incidents a week. He added: “I think … Read more

The cruelty of slavery stains our history, Prince Charles tells Barbados as it ends royal rule

The cruelty of slavery stains our history, Prince Charles tells Barbados as it ends royal rule

Prince ‘deeply moved’ to witness a historic moment The moment of becoming a republic heralded a host of subtle but symbolic changes to life on the island as Government House was renamed State House, prisoners were no longer held on “Her Majesty’s Pleasure” and British Crown emblems were removed from flags, military uniforms and buttons. … Read more

Latest news from politics: Christmas pandemic entices as minister admits omicron may force people to isolate

LAbour MP Lisa Nandy has said the party is moving north, not center-right, after a reshuffle in which Blairite’s former minister Yvette Cooper returned. Ms Cooper, who has chaired the Home Affairs Committee, was appointed shadow Home Secretary yesterday, while David Lammy was appointed shadow foreign minister and Wes Streeting was promoted to shadow health … Read more

French Prime Minister Boris Johnson offers EU migration deal after Channel deaths

These options have been rejected by France, which has the counter-proposal that the UK should allow asylum seekers’ applications to be processed in France and accept those approved to neutralize the incentive for people to cross the Channel in small boats. The proposal has been rejected by the UK. Instead, it turned out on Monday … Read more

The failed Whitehall bloc threatens to push Britain back into the lockdown

Days before the news of the omicron variant broke out, the former chair of the Vaccine Taskforce, Dame Kate Bingham, paid a tearful tribute to her freedom-loving deceased father at a lecture at Oxford University. Nineteen years earlier, when the war on terror was at its height, Tom Bingham, a lawmaker, had approached the same … Read more

the drug cocktail that could defeat the new Covid variant

The success of the drugs also gives clues as to why young and healthy people are largely immune to the devastating effects of Covid-19. Younger people have fewer receptors in the mucous membrane of the blood vessels, which means that the virus can not cause problems in the more dangerous parts of the body. Sir … Read more

Omicron Covid variants are expected to rise, says the British Minister of Health – Guardian News

Omicron Covid variants are expected to rise, says the British Minister of HealthGuardian News Covid: Third case of Omicron variant discovered in UKBBC news UK convenes emergency meeting of G7 health ministers to discuss Omicron variantPOLITICO.eu British science advisers are preparing for hundreds of confirmed Omicron Covid casesThe Guardian See full coverage on Google News … Read more

Take a Covid test every time you meet someone from another household, says Nicola Sturgeon

With the number of cases expected to increase in the coming days, Sturgeon said she “sincerely” hoped she would have “a normal Christmas with my family” and she did not yet ask people to put festive plans on hold . But she admitted she was not 100 percent sure the Scots would be allowed to … Read more

Sajid Javid to speak to Parliament amid concerns over Omicron Covid variant – watch live – Guardian News

Sajid Javid to speak to Parliament amid concerns over Omicron Covid variant – watch liveGuardian News Covid: Third case of Omicron variant discovered in UKBBC news UK Covid live: Sajid Javid gives opinion to MPs on Omicron variants and booster vaccinesThe Guardian UK convenes emergency meeting of G7 health ministers to discuss Omicron variantPOLITICO.eu See … Read more

Storm Arwen: Yorkshire pub guests face fourth day snowing in as temperatures drop to -8 degrees Celsius – The Telegraph

Storm Arwen: Yorkshire pub guests face fourth day snowing in as temperatures drop to -8 degrees CelsiusThe Telegraph Minus 10C Arctic explosion predicted as storm Arwen rages onThe Guardian A shocking moment where man is almost swept away by a giant wave while Storm Arwen hits shore …The sun Storm Arwen: Transport disruptions continue as … Read more