The best arrival calendars of 2021, from beauty and chocolate to toys

Advent calendars are much more memorable now than the cartoon birth scenes you remember from childhood. Now some festive countdowns are to rival gifts to be opened on Christmas day itself and cost much, if not more. Traditional chocolate calendars have had a luxurious arrangement, and nowadays have to compete with toy trees and even … Read more

Life -threatening floods are set to hit parts of England and Scotland

Cpeople could be cut off by flooded roads and lose power, according to the service. “These are exceptional rainfall totals for even the wettest part of the UK, which is Cumbria on average, and for the wettest part of the year,” Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said in a forecast video. The Environment Agency issued … Read more

France imprisoned the British trawler in succession because of fishing rights

France has detained a British fishing boat and issued a verbal warning to another fishing in the waters off its coast, the French government said. A British trawler was handed over to French authorities after France issued a warning on that boat and another British fishing boat near the port of Le Havre, French Maritime … Read more

Samsung posted a 28pc jump in revenue amid record sales

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics posted a 28pc jump in operating profit on Thursday despite global supply chain challenges caused by pandemic. The world’s leading chipmaker saw its operating profit reach 15.8 trillion won (£ 9.8 billion) for the July-September period, it said in a regulatory filing. Its sales rose 10pc to a record … Read more

Ronald Koeman was sacked as Barcelona manager after losing to Rayo Vallecano

Ronald Koeman has been sacked as Barcelona manager after a dismal tenure that left the Spanish giants in ninth place in La Liga. Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night and it proved the last straw for the club board after four defeats in their past six games including at home to rivals Real Madrid … Read more

West Ham’s good season continues as they knock out Carabao Cup holders Man City on penalties

But Potter’s side was not built to collapse. They gradually made their way back to the argument. Shane Duffy sent a sharp header into Danny Ward’s arms, Pascal Gross just failed to connect with Joel Veltman’s rushing cross, then, in an important period of extra time at the end of the first half, Alexis MacAllister … Read more

Double flu clash and Covid to prevail in NHS this winter, modeling warns

The NHS will be defeated this winter by a deadly combination of Covid-19 and flu, new modeling has suggested, amid warnings that Europe is on track for a “serious” flu season. The modeling, compiled by health analytics firm Airfinity, explores the threat posed to the health service if hospital rates of coronavirus remain stable and … Read more

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Pep Lijnders compared Liverpool’s noisy celebration following their historic win at Old Trafford to the sound levels created by Atletico Madrid’s noisy squad at their Champions League game at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium five days earlier. Lijnders, Jurgen Klopp’s No. 2, revealed that one of the players bought a new speaker to play music and it … Read more

The ‘lead projectile’ was recovered from the scene of Alec Baldwin’s shooting

“This is an antique appropriate gun,” Ms Carmack-Altwies said in the paper. “It’s a legit gun.” The prosecutor, and Santa Fe County Sheriff Adam Mendoza, have scheduled a press conference for later Wednesday where they are expected to reveal more details about the tragedy. Ms. Carmack-Altwies told the Times that investigators found “an enormous amount … Read more

Australian footballer Josh Cavallo is becoming an openly gay male player in the professional game

An Australian footballer has been praised throughout the sport after becoming the only current male top player in the world to emerge as gay. Josh Cavallo, who plays for A-League Adelaide United, said he knew there were other players “living in silence” as he made the announcement on social media. “I’m a footballer and I’m … Read more