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2020 has been a weird year and this is no exception. You’ll have more at steak than just the quality of your meat if you try this. Toasters are not designed to have fat dripping onto the electrics & this could easily cause a fire. Don’t Try This At Home

Congratulations to @Harry3Newman  as he becomes only the 4⃣th Leeds player in over 40 years to be named Young Player of the Year ➡ More here

Shamima Begum’s return ‘would increase risk of UK terror attack’

“We have tipped too much as a country into a sense of blame” @CMOIreland  says people need to have a sense of understanding, and that some are now “trying to find the latest person in breach of a guideline, and find a lamppost to hang them from” | More:

RTÉ Chair Moya Doherty says failure to adhere to proper social distancing procedures at a recent gathering at the national broadcaster are “a matter of serious concern”

“Assistant manager to Jack Charlton and a former Ireland U21 manager, Maurice played a key role in the success of the Irish team in the 1980s and 1990s. May he rest in peace.”

Professor Adrian Hill, lead scientist in the Oxford vaccine programme, reveals nobody in the trial who had the vaccine was admitted to hospital with #coronavirus . He also adds that the vaccine "may well work against the very mild form of COVID".

Biden has taken a tough stance against longtime U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Progressives are keen to hold him to his promises.

‘Donald Trump’s lack of input at the G20 summit made it easy to ignore him. While Joe Biden will play more of a role globally, the rest of the world should not look to him for leadership given the turmoil America is in at present’ - @BradAlMasdar 

"There is no predetermined result here, it is a result of our actions...We are in a place now where there is a bad synergy," New York Gov. Cuomo says about the COVID-19 numbers in the state. "There is a sense of COVID fatigue, they call it."

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"I still re-live the trauma" In an exclusive interview with #BBCBreakfast , Darryn Frost, the man who stabbed the London Bridge attacker with a narwhal tusk last year, talks of how he's still living with the impact of the day.

Today is five years to the day since @piersmorgan  and @susannareid100  first presented @GMB  together. Here’s our highlights of half a decade - let us know your favourite Piers and Susanna moments down the years👇 #5yearsofPiersandSusanna 

"Instead of devolution helping Scotland be faster, deeper, wider and stronger we have seen our economy, education, life expectancy and cultural achievements fall behind what has been achieved in England over the last twenty-one years." - @TheBluetrot 

Silver linings. A Dublin-based artist is using his cloud doodle project to give back to charities who have helped his family through a difficult year. ☁️ ⛅️ 🌤

The publication of intimate images without a person's consent will carry a sentence of up to seven years in prison under laws expected to be approved by Cabinet tomorrow

Gregory Lloyd Edwards, a veteran, died in police custody in Florida after being tased and restrained in efforts to subdue him. Footage of the incident was released just last week, renewing criticism of how officers handled the incident

Across the Dakotas, COVID-19 poses a severe risk to Native American elders who are Indigenous language speakers, says @judy_louise , a Standing Rock Sioux Tribe citizen. "We don’t have very much time to spend with them ... and revitalize our languages."

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The real question about Christmas-> do you want to expose the people you love to this virus? Do you want to be responsible for the virus spreading at your home, or as a guest in someone else's? If you don't, be cautious. Don't need govt to tell you that. It's common sense.

Today is #TransDayOfRemembrance . We call on governments around the world to fulfil their responsibilities to act in legally just, morally correct, and ultimately human ways to protect the rights of trans people, during the pandemic and beyond. Trans rights are human rights.

Protests have erupted on the streets of Brazil after a black man was killed by two white security guards Footage showed Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, 40, being repeatedly punched in the face outside a supermarket in Porto Alegre

“It’s a drag not being able to put your socks on in the morning” Michael J Fox tells #BBCBreakfast  how he stays positive living with Parkinson’s. Watch the full interview here:

BREAKING: Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson says.

Look, I too once tried to save face by pretending to win something I had lost. Then I turned six. Start the transition.

Joe Biden became emotional after listening to an ICU nurse talk about treating Covid-19 patients. “For the first time, speaking with President-elect Biden, I had hoped, and with that came such an emotional release,” says Mary Turner, president of the Minnesota Nurses Association

Media, the word you are avoiding is “coup.” I’m not saying they will succeed - they will not. But they are trying to overturn a free, fair election and this deserves at least as much attention as the full week you devoted to Sarah Sanders being refused service at a restaurant.

@CarlHigbie  says Andrew Cuomo's Emmy nomination "may be for best actor, for pretending to play an actual Governor on TV."

'Blatant collusion' between Big Tech companies - why it's time to take action, says Chris Salcedo. "[They] know nothing about the subject matter they are censoring - nevertheless, they silence everyday Americans anyway."

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