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Today's protest saw up to 50,000 people demonstrating in the capital of the European Union, including many who had travelled from France, Germany and other European countries to take part and voice their anger. Protesters yelled 'Liberty!' as they marched through the streets of Brussels (inset top, bottom right) and clashed violently with police (top left), while videos emerged of black-clad protesters attacking a building used by the European Union's diplomatic service, hurling projectiles at its entrance and smashing windows. White-helmeted police riot officers (centre) later sought to disperse protesters, who ignored instructions broadcast over loudspeakers that the demonstration was finished and that they should leave. Police water cannons fired powerful jets at protesters, while thick clouds of smoke and snaking trails of tear gas filled the air in the Belgian capital (bottom left). The demonstration called for an end to the country's tough Covid rules as the nation battles an Omicron 'tsunami' which has seen the number of daily infections rise to over 60,000. The sprawling crowd paraded through the Belgian capital in a protest much larger than previous demonstrations - though there have been multiple protests in Brussels in recent months which also saw participants clash with the police. Demonstrators at today's protest clutched signs slamming Belgium Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and the Covid Safe Pass. The Covid Safe pass proves that citizens are vaccinated or have tested negative and is required for entry into numerous venues. 

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out keeping Scotland's mask laws in place for YEARS as she blasts Boris Johnson's Covid plan saying England is a global 'outlier'

The First Minister said that face coverings were 'not the biggest handicap' that people were having to endure as the country attempts to recover from Covid. A range of measures introduced on Boxing Day to deal with the Omicron variant will be scrapped from tomorrow, but laws making masks mandatory in shops and other settings with remain. In contrast, the Prime Minister has unveiled a bonfire of almost all restrictions in England by March, including guidance on masks.

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Department of Health bosses reported a total of 74,799 new coronavirus cases, marking the first time the weekly number of cases has gone up since January 4 and the busy festive period.

NEW Tory MP Michael Fabricant has sparked anger after he said former minister Nusrat Ghani was 'hardly someone who is obviously a Muslim'.

Highway Code overhaul that tells cyclists to pedal in the middle of the road takes effect

From next week, a new 'hierarchy of road users' will come into effect which will mean drivers have more responsibility to give way to cyclists and pedestrians when at junctions. Campaigners have said the 'fundamental' change to the way people have been driving for decades risks causing confusion and avoidable collisions. A survey by AA found that 33 per cent of motorists still had no idea the changes were being introduced despite it being less than a week until they are set to be brought in. The Department of Transport said it would 'introduce a hierarchy of road users to ensure that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others'.

EXCLUSIVE: Maryia Hussain, 26, from Luton, first tested positive for the virus in December 2020, then again in November last year and then a third time last Monday.

'I wouldn't p*** on you if you were on fire': Junior ministers turn on Boris Johnson over

The Prime Minister and his No10 team were slammed in a private meeting by a number of political private secretaries, the lowest rung on the ministerial ladder. One, Paul Holmes, is said to have told Dan Rosenfield, the PM's private secretaries that 'heads must roll' amid the chaos engulfing the Government. Jane Hunt, an aide to Cabinet Office Minister Steve Barclay, is alleged by the Sunday Times to have told him: 'I wouldn't p*** on you if you were on fire.' The comments suggested Mr Johnson could not reply on MPs on the Government payroll backing him if backbenchers trigger a confidence vote.

Alexander Temerko, 55, will seek a judicial review after the Government refused the £1.2billion link between England and France in a move which he said created a 'very bad precedent'.

Major events including The Great Kiwi Beer Festival in Christchurch, the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin and Auckland's New Zealand Fashion Week have all been cancelled.

Queen arrives in Norfolk after making special pilgrimage ahead of 70th anniversary of

The monarch, 95, usually spends the festive period at Sandringham, but has remained at Windsor Castle since the autumn as a Covid precaution and held muted Christmas celebrations with close family last month. In preparation for the anniversary of her father George VI in 1952, though, the Queen has made a special trip by helicopter followed by a short drive by car to Norfolk. A source told the Mail on Sunday: 'Everything is being put in order for the Queen's visit. 'We've been told that she will stay at Wood Farm, rather than the main house, which is nice as that always had a special place in his heart.'

Senior officials are understood to want the Duchess of Cambridge to take on the honorary role after the Duke of York was stripped of his remaining military and charitable affiliations.

The Duke of Sussex, 37,   who lives in a $14million mansion in Montecito, California , with his wife Meghan Markle, 40, has reached out to his father, according to the Sun.

Katie Price pictured with fiancé Carl Woods after arrest on suspicion of breaching

Ex-glamour model Katie Price was arrested on suspicion of breaching her restraining order after allegedly branded her ex-husband Kieran Hayler's fiancée Michelle Penticost (right) a 'gutter slag' in 'abusive messages' (top inset). The 43-year-old was pictured today (left) being driver in Sussex with fiancé Carl Woods (inset). Price, who was handed a five-year restraining order forbidding her from contacting Ms Penticost directly or indirectly in 2019 after hurling a 'tirade of abuse' at her, could now face up to five years in prison if she is charged and found guilty. Sussex Police said that a woman in her 40s was arrested at a property in Partridge Green, West Sussex at around 12.15am on Friday night. She has been released under investigation. A spokesman added a report had been made at 5.45pm on Friday in relation to an alleged breach of a restraining order.

More than a third under-30s never watched any BBC programming live, compared to just eight per cent of the oldest age group asked, research, obtained by the Sunday Times found.

A robot vacuum cleaner made a clean break for freedom from a Travelodge in Orchard Park, Cambridge, on Thursday, with the AWOL device being found the next day resting under a hedge.

Nearly 100 migrants attempting to cross the Channel from France were rescued off the coast of England and brought to Dove after a coastguard plane saw several migrants in severe distress

Dominic Raab stands by NHS compulsory jabs deadline which could see up to 80,000 unvaccinated workers lose their jobs after it comes into force in February as Boris Johnson considers six-month delay 

Boris Johnson is said to be considering kicking the Covid vaccine deadline 'down the road' following nationwide protests over the requirement and demands by Tory backbenchers to drop the rule entirely. However, the Deputy Prime Minister (left) said the jab is needed to 'protect the most vulnerable in our hospitals' and avoid 'putting patients at risk'. Around 80,000 staff face the sack if they do not get vaccinated, with February 3 marking the last day they can book in for a jab.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: We need to get the country back to work, and bring life and commerce back to our city centres where so many make their living from services.

Campaigners have warned of a 'reading crisis' across British schools which is believed to have been accelerated by lockdowns which saw children forced to learn from home.

Rodney Stuart Peasley, 66, (pictured) carried out a series of bomb hoaxes against a school and an NHS centre and repeatedly vandalised a Covid-19 vaccination tent. He was jailed this week.

Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington keep a low profile as they're spotted together

Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington kept a low profile when they were spotted out together on Sunday. The Strictly Come Dancing professionals, who are currently taking part in the show's arena tour, both wore facemasks and baseball caps as they rode an escalator alongside fellow Strictly star Aljaž Škorjanec. It follows reports that Nadiya, 32, and Kai, 26, are 'growing close' in the wake of her split from her fiancé Matija Škarabot. Nadiya was not wearing her engagement ring (inset).

Talking about accusations of cultural appropriation, he said: 'Your immediate reaction is to be defensive and say, "For the love of God, really?" And then you go, "Well, we don't want to offend anyone".'

Esmeralda Devlin is the very successful set designer to the stars that clashed with Adele

Esmeralda Devlin (top left) 50, from south London, has worked with dozens of A-listers designing sets all over the world. The mother-of-two has previously worked with Beyonce (bottom left) Kanye West, Miley Cyrus (top cntre), The Weeknd, Rolling Stones, The Pet Shop Boys (top right) and Billie Eilish. She also has two Olympic ceremonies under her belt, having designed sets for the London 2012 Closing Ceremony and Rio 2016 Opening ceremony. But the superstar set-designer has now come under fire after sources close to Adele (bottom right) said the last-minute cancellation of her Las Vegas residency came after 'explosive arguments' over the staging and production of the show.

Huge crowds watch Winston Churchill's coffin being pulled through London in

Sir Winston Churchill was the country's Prime Minister during World War II from 1940-1945 and then again from 1951-1955. He died after suffering a stroke on January 24, 1965, aged 90, and his official funeral was held on January 30. His was the first state funeral for a non-royal family member since Lord Carson in 1935, and as of 2021 it remains the most recent state funeral in the United Kingdom. The official funeral lasted for four days.Planning for the funeral, known as Operation Hope Not, began 12 years before Churchill's death. It was initiated after Churchill's stroke in 1953 while in his second term as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Head teacher scraps rules banning long or bleached hair, afros or man buns

Julie Richardson (left centre), headteacher at all-boy's Verulam School in St Alban's says big afros, long hair, cornrows and man buns are acceptable at her school. Students (left, top and bottom right) still have to dress smartly but no longer are required to wear a blazer and tie. In the past students could have been sent home from the school in Hertfordshire if their hair was 'extreme in style, colour or length.' Ms Richardson has relaxed hair and dress code policies at the school since she took over as its first female headteacher last September. She says the rules are outdated and do not fit with modern ideas on dress as well as unfairly targeting students of colour.

Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured), 60, launched an appeal for a retrial last week due to a juror's possible failure to disclose that he was sexually abused as a child before the trial.

Ex-Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young buys Inchconnachan Island in Loch Lomond for

Kirsty Young and husband Nick Jones (pictured left) reportedly forked out £1.55million for Inchconnachan Island in Loch Lomond (pictured top right), Scotland, and have submitted plans to replace the derelict bungalow (bottom right) with a three-bedroom timber lodge. Plans submitted on behalf of the couple suggest they want to 'reverse the decline' of the island and are 'committed to immediate action and long-term environmental management'.

Radio 4's Any Questions presenter Chris Mason, 41, has joined Laura Kuenssberg's deputy Vicki Young in saying publicly that he did not want to be in the running for the BBC political editor role.

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, who is accused of seven rapes and one sexual assault, was ordered to wear an electronic tag and report to a police station daily as part of his bail conditions.

David and Samantha Cameron don tartan at Cocklebarrow Races

Former Prime Minister David Cameron stepped out at the Heythrop Hunt Point to Point, an amateur horse racing event, in Cocklebarrow, Gloucestershire with his wife Samantha. Samantha, 50, opted for a stylish grey coat with a subtle tartan design which she paired with a long black dress and pair of grey wellington boots. Meanwhile, the 55-year-old politician matched in a green plaid sherpa jacket which he paired with denim jeans and a blue cap.

Lock, stock and one smoking pub: Guy Ritchie's London boozer bursts into flames for the second time in six months - after blaze last summer destroyed its roof

Firefighters were called to the Lore of the Land in Fitzrovia, central London, at 11.20am this morning as flames engulfed a balcony at the back of the building. Luckily for the Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels film director, firefighters managed to contain it to the balcony. The crews were called to the pub in Conway Street and put the fire out within approximately 40 minutes. Today's blaze came less than six months after the pub was left with a huge hole in its roof after a fire broke out on June 23 last year. That fire was so intense it caused first responders to vomit. Around 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines attended the Lore of the Land pub for the first fire where it is believed the blaze started in an extraction system from the first floor to the roof vent.

10 Years Younger in 10 Days' stylist Gemma Shepherd will be the first stylist t work on the Metaverse, advising members on how to style their avatars through virtual try-ons.

Figures showed 8,267 patients contacted the health regulator between January and November last year, almost three times the 3,001 reported in the same period the year before.

'I woke up to her hand in my pants': TikTok star Jack Wright, 18, accuses influencer Sienna Mae, 18, of sexually assaulting him FOUR times - once by groping him while he was passed out. She says he's slut shaming her

TikTok star Jack Wright (right), 18, has accused his former friend and collaborator, influencer Sienna Mae Gomez (right inset), also 18, of sexual assault. The teen, in a video released Friday, claimed Gomez  'got on top of me, took advantage of me, groped me' while he was unconscious at a party in Hawaii (left). Video of the alleged assault was shared online. Gomez denied the allegations, with her representatives calling the claims 'fictitious' and an 'act of slander'. They also allege the pair had a 'consensual and cordial' relationship and the false accusations began after Gomez 'wished to end the relationship out of feelings of being used and misled through their time together'.



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Serial killer Joanna Dennehy warned her prison fiancée she was a 'fully committed

Serial killer Joanna Denneh (left) , 39, who was jailed in 2014 after killing three men during a 10-day spree, told her prison fiancée Hayley Palmer (right) she was a 'fully committed psychopath' in a harrowing love letter seen by The Sun on Sunday. Palmer, who is now a free woman after serving 16 years, has opened up about their romance with the killer, revealing Dennehy had 'no regrets' and would 'laugh' about her crimes.

The characters in the British make-over of French cult hit Call My Agent! will only be 'loosely' based on their French counterparts, the show's executive producer told the Sunday Times.

An adventure playground opened by Prince Charles at Dumfries House in East Ayrshire has been forced to shut less than a week after opening due to safety fears about a suspension bridge.

People share their colleagues' incredible acts of kindness

Most people spend hours of their life at work, so it's not surprising that they often become good friends with their colleagues.  But these co-workers from the US and Canada  took friendly relationships to the next level, lavishing thoughtful acts of kindness on each other, collated by Bored Panda.  The unexpected gestures include one thoughtful colleague getting his fellow worker's  poetry published while another threw a baby shower for their workmate's pregnant snail. Others include a thoughtful bunch organising a ball pool for their boss' birthday, and one workplace creating a log book to make sure an employee's fish were fed during lockdown.

Analysis of data from London Fire Brigade showed firefighters had slowed response times 3,035 times last year and a fifth of fire engine delays happened because of traffic calming measures.

Officers were called to Thirlmere Avenue, in Stretford, shortly before 7pm last night to reports of a boy, who has been named locally as Kennie Carter, found to have suffered stab injuries.

Samantha Rowe had THIRTEEN stillbirths and miscarriages but is determined to become a

Samantha Rowe's eight-year nightmare began in 2014 when she gave birth to her son Cooper, who was born on Valentines Day at just 21 weeks - too early to survive outside the womb. The now 42-year-old told Daily Mail Australia she was overjoyed when her pregnancy test came back positive for the 13th time in November 2020 but, eight weeks later, she began to bleed. As she lost her baby, her relationship with her fiancée broke down

A young woman has revealed how she still manages to live a full life of adventure, go to university and plans to have children despite having just half a heart.

In an interview with Stella Magazine,Victoria Derbyshire, 52, said overcoming breast cancer 'changed her life' after she thought she was 'going to die' after being diagnosed with the illness.

Woman who doctor's told should 'lose weight' is rushed to hospital with a melon sized

Hannah Catton, 24, (left and right) from Faversham, Kent, visited a doctor after suffering from stomach bloating and repeated urinary infections, but was told she was 'fine' and it was probably stress related and that she should slim down. The veterinary nurse moved to Melbourne, Australia  in 2019 before becoming increasingly concerned about her health. She  undergoing life-saving chemotherapy in Australia and is unable to be joined by her family because of Covid travel restrictions.After being told she was okay by doctors, events took a dramatic turn when she collapsed in severe pain while out horse riding in October last year.She was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer after being taken to Melbourne's Mercy Hospital for Women where surgeons removed a 20cm tumour from her ovaries.

Regina King's son Ian Alexander Jr. is seen smiling and raising a toast with his famous mom and a family friend during New Year's Eve interview with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen three weeks before taking his own life on his 26th birthday

The Oscar and Emmy-winner was was joined by her son and a man named Brandon, whom she called her 'bonus son,' in a virtual appearance on Cooper and Cohen's New Year's Eve show. The three appeared to be in good spirits as they toasted their presence with one another - sitting in front of a larger party going on - for the holiday. 'Twenty years, we're all together, this whole family of people are together because of these two and their lives together that brought us together. And we drink in the spirit of inclusivity too,' King said.

Lesley Manville, who will play Princess Margaret in the fifth and sixth series of The Crown, confronted the group who had been talking loudly and using their phones at the National Theatre.

'The Everest of cave diving': The incredible story of how an Australian expedition

A team of cave explorers survived being trapped in massive water-filled cavern systems underneath the Australian desert after a huge storm caused the cave entrance to collapse in an avalanche. Andrew Wight led a 15-person expedition to the Pannikin Plains system, one of the many which honeycomb the world's largest continuous piece of limestone bedrock on top of which lies the Nullarbor Plain. Above the surface is a vast treeless desert on the Western Australian and South Australian border but below are subterranean caverns and passages partially filled with water that flows to the Great Australian Bight.



Woman says she saves money by purchasing everything second-hand - including underwear 

Becky Hughes, 24, (pictured) from the West Midlands, buys all of her clothes second-hand. She told My London that previously she would splurge at least £20 a week on clothes from fast fashion brands to wear for nights out. Becky says purchasing preloved clothes has removed the pressure to keep up with trends and it's enjoyable to focus on her individual style.

We Don't Talk About Bruno has just hit the top of the UK singles chart, becoming the first Disney song to do so in its 70-year history. In contrast, Let It Go only made it to No 11 in the UK in 2014.

The World Heart Federation last week published a pamphlet on the dangers of drinking, but has been accused of misrepresenting a 2018 study published by The Lancet.

For a true taste of laid back Barbados luxury look no further than Lone Star

Behind a chic but unassuming converted 1940s garage exterior on the west coast of Barbados lies a true gem of a boutique hotel. As soon as you pass through the narrow reception of the Lone Star, the building opens out into a sweeping verandah bar and restaurant simply furnished with white sofas and linens against rich mahogany floorboards - all perfectly selected to frame the star of the show.... the white sands and azure sea of Barbados.