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Parent company of pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer Boots - Walgreens Boots Alliance - is to explore a sale of the business next year that could value it at well over £5bn For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Ofgem - the UK's energy regulator - has announced that customers can be compensated up to £140 a day for every day they go without power and is also launching a review into the impact of Storm Arwen focusing on the role of network companies in maintaining a resilient system
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An independent review for the Football Association says a series of "very near misses" at Wembley could have led to serious injury or loss of life at the stadium clash where 2,000 ticketless fans stormed the stadium at the Euro 2020 Final in July
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Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden says "keep calm and carry on with your Christmas plans" For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Labour MP Margaret Hodge has announced she will stand down at the next election having been MP for Barking and Dagenham since 1994 and previously chaired the Public Accounts Committee For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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U.S. President Joe Biden says international travellers to the U.S. will have to test negative for COVID within one day of departure “regardless of their vaccination status or nationality” For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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The UK Health Security Agency has identified another 10 confirmed cases of the Omicron COVID variant - seven more in England and three more in Scotland - bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 42 For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Mail on Sunday loses appeal in privacy case brought by Meghan the Duchess of Sussex at London's Court of Appeal For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Science Minister George Freeman says the UK's "vaccine rollout programme is setting the benchmark" and is an example of UK science leadership meaning we do not need "draconian" measures For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Official figures show the UK has recorded 171 COVID-19 related deaths and 48,374 positive cases of the virus in the latest 24-hour period For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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UK Health Security Agency have identified a further nine cases of Omicron variant in England and one more in Scotland- bringing the UK total to 32 For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says at least 23 countries have reported cases of Omicron variant For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone says Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg and Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross are the latest MPs to face standards investigation For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Trade regulator Ofgem says the UK energy supplier Zog Energy is ceasing to trade - the latest of more than two dozen energy suppliers to collapse For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Notes from a meeting last Thursday reveal Government scientists warned Ministers the Omicron variant could "overwhelm" the NHS and called for "early and robust" action to protect the country from the Omicron variant For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Health Secretary Sajid Javid says the cancer referrals backlog will be "better" by this time next year as we will be "getting through a lot more procedures" For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Health Secretary Sajid Javid says "we all have a role to play in this" encouraging the public to get their booster jab once they are offered as we need to "build our defences" For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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Health Secretary Sajid Javid says "in a couple of weeks" we should know more about the Omicron variant and that we do not need to "change our plans" for Christmas but it is "sensible" to take a test before attending a Christmas party
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Official figures show the UK has recorded 159 COVID-19 related deaths and 39,716 positive cases of the virus in the latest 24-hour period For more on this and other news visit news.sky.com
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