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Friday, January 21, 2022

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John Major admitted privately in 1992 that he did not believe the IRA could be beaten militarily.The British Prime Minister also warned that republicans were wrong if they believed that Britain was suffering from “battle fatigue”.According to an Irish Government memo, the British Prime Minister made the comments at meeting in Downing Street in February…
Teenagers whose parents smoke are four times as likely to take up smoking, according to a new Government campaign.The Better Health Smoke Free campaign highlights research that shows the impact adult smokers have on the young people in their lives.According to analysis revealed by the campaign, young teenagers who grow up with a caregiver who…
The British Government believed that Gerry Adams was on the IRA Army Council at the time of the first ceasefire in 1994.According to a confidential record of a conversation in October 1994 between Irish Ambassador to Britain, Joseph Small, and Paul Lever, a senior official in the Foreign Office the UK Government believed that the…
The Ministry of Defence has come under fire after the revelation that it has spent almost £13 million on hire cars for staff this year.A Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the PA news agency also showed that the Department for Transport spent more than £1.1 million in the year to October, while other departments…
Average internet usage has more than doubled since the first lockdown in March 2020, figures show.Zen Internet said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on December 12 about booster vaccines saw the biggest peak on its network, with the final commitments from Cop26 on November 13 and the US Capitol riots in January…
Groups of no more than six people will be allowed to meet in pubs, cinemas and restaurants in Wales from Boxing Day as new restrictions come into force.Under a series of new measures announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford last week, the two-metre social distancing rules are returning in public places and workplaces.Licensed premises will…
Restrictions on hospitality are due to be reimposed from 5am on Boxing Day as the Scottish Government looks to stem the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.With the increased transmissibility of the new strain, the Scottish Government has imposed limits on the number of people who can attend events.Only 100 are allowed to attend…
New coronavirus restrictions are being introduced in Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland as the country’s leaders try to combat rising Covid cases but politicians in England are unlikely to discuss further measures until Monday.From Boxing Day, a maximum of six people will be allowed to meet in pubs, cinemas and restaurants in Wales.A total of…
2021 was another year for new gadget launches, with flagship smartphones touting ever more professional-level cameras and foldable screens moving into the mainstream.But beyond that, there were also a number of announcements that should shape the industry and how people communicate and are entertained for years to come.Here is a look at the most notable…
Consumers are set to shop from home but spend more in the post-Christmas sales than in previous years in a reassuring sign for online retailers, a survey suggests.Bargain-hunters plan to spend an average of £247 each in the end-of-year sales, an increase of £85 on last year and £61 more than 2019, according to Barclaycard…