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Thomas Cook relaunches as online-only travel company a year after folding

Thomas Cook relaunched as an online-only travel company today – exactly one year after the famous travel company folded. The 178-year-old brand now employs just 50 people and is selling no travel restriction beach holidays to Italy, Barbados and Greece. Its collapse left 150,000 holidaymakers stranded overseas and saw 9,000 jobs axed last year. Chinese […]

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Bloc Quebecois leader to be tested for coronavirus after wife tests positive

Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet will be tested for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday after his wife tested positive. The party said Tuesday that Blanchet is self-isolating at his residence in Shawinigan, Que., and will be tested in nearby Mauricie. “He is doing perfectly well,” his spokesperson Carolane Landry said in a statement. Blanchet’s wife, […]

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Chatting to another family across street breaks Rule of Six, Priti Patel says

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Chatting to another family from across the street falls foul of new coronavirus rules, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said. From Monday the Government's "Rule of Six" was imposed, making it illegal to meet in groups any […]

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Coronavirus: Stores running low on office furniture as Canadians work from home

As Canadians continue to work and study from home this fall in anticipation of a second wave of COVID-19, furniture stores are running low on desks and chairs and other supplies for home offices. Kristin Newbigging, a spokeswoman for Ikea Canada, said Monday that the company is seeing increased demand for products people need to create […]

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Shooting and hunting exempt from Rule of Six rules in loophole for posh people

A bizarre loophole means posh hunting trips will be exempt from the new Rule of Six coronavirus regulations. Up to 30 people can gather to hunt with guns because it is classed as a licensed outdoor sport. The new rules mean that from Monday it is illegal to meet in groups of larger than six, […]

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Nurse who worked on coronavirus frontline can never work again after falling ill

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A nurse has been told she will never work again after contracting a number of debilitating life-long illnesses which she thinks could have been exasperated by coronavirus. Liverpool-based Caroline Quinn was working on the front line when […]

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Rule of Six measures explained as news laws come into force across UK tomorrow

The law is changing in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to make gatherings of more than six people illegal under most circumstances. The limit means members of the public will be allowed to meet with just five other friends in most parts of the UK – with the measures intended to help bring down […]

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Chinese virus whistleblower insists she has evidence that Covid-19 is man-made

A scientist "whistleblower" has sensationally claimed that coronavirus was man-made and the Wuhan wet market scandal was a cover-up by China. Dr Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist who worked at the University of Hong Kong, made the bold claim in a video chat with ITV's Loose Women today. The scientist, who has fled Hong Kong […]

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Covid-19 questions answered from second wave to families reuniting at Christmas

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox The coronavirus crisis has led to a lot of questions as life changes beyond all recognition – here Daily Star Online offers some answers. There have been 41,595 Covid-19-related deaths in the UK, and more than 355,000 […]