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BAME people have been disproportionately hit by the Covid-19 pandemic as a result of “decades of structural injustice, inequality and discrimination”, a review led by Baroness Doreen Lawrence has found.  The report – which was commissioned by Labour leader Keir Starmer – branded the situation an “avoidable crisis”, warning that the pandemic must be a […]

With many of us thinking about how we’re going to spend this Christmas in light of the various restrictions currently in place around the country, Victoria Derbyshire has admitted she won’t be playing ball. The presenter lives in Tier 2 London, meaning a ban on different households mixing, but says she intends to spend the […]

Right-wing Twitter was in a frenzy Sunday night when President Donald Trump’s campaign tweeted a clip purporting to show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden referring to Trump as “George” during a virtual campaign event. “Joe Biden confuses President Trump with George Bush,” the Trump War Room, an official campaign account, tweeted along with a 13-second […]

Adele has been called out over one of the sketches that appeared in the episode of Saturday Night Live she guest hosted over the weekend. Adele presented SNL for the first time on Saturday, and took part in a skit with regulars Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner, which saw them playing three middle-aged women who […]

You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. Mondays in a Commons half-term recess are supposed to be quiet times for MPs and, to a lesser extent, ministers. Not today, as the torrid weekend of public anger over free school meals continued unabated. […]

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard has claimed he stepped down from the show as he felt it was too restrictive when it came to pursuing other opportunities. AJ quit Strictly after four series earlier this year, saying at the time he hoped to “follow his dreams to explore opportunities within the presenting world”, […]

Nottingham – along with the nearby areas of Broxtowe, Gelding and Rushcliffe – will move into tier 3 coronavirus restrictions on Thursday.  It comes amid spiralling infection rates in the region, with 451 cases per 100,000 population recorded in Nottingham between October 16 and October 22.  More than 1,500 new cases of coronavirus were recorded […]

“He’s got his culture war, alright. And we’re on the wrong side.” That grim verdict of one former minister on Boris Johnson’s handling of the free school meals row is shared by many Tory MPs facing the backlash of recent days. Outfought and outthought by both Marcus Rashford’s razor-sharp social media campaign and Labour’s Commons manoeuvring, […]

  Kumail Nanjiani had some sad feelings to share on Twitter about the still-surging coronavirus pandemic on Sunday ― and he let them rip in a fit of despair that is all too relatable. “I’m sorry,” he began. “I’m generally a very optimistic person and have fought to keep positive these last few months. But […]

Drew Barrymore got emotional reflecting on her divorce from her third husband, actor Will Kopelman, revealing that she still hasn’t quite recovered from their 2016 split.  The actor and talk show host told Sunday Today that it was important for the two daughters she shares with her ex to have something she didn’t as a […]

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