• Politics
    The Independent

    Trump pushing through dozens of last minute policy changes – including use of firing squads

    Five more federal executions are scheduled in the weeks before Joe Biden enters the White House

  • Business
    The Independent

    Martin Lewis predicts best Black Friday deals, from the Nintendo Switch to Apple products

    The money saving expert has shared his forecasts for Black Friday, including offers from Asos and Game

  • News
    The Telegraph

    Coronavirus latest news: Nicola Sturgeon fractures 'four-nations' lockdown plan by tightening Scotland's Christmas rules

    Five days of Christmas with three households together Tougher tiers are coming – along with another potential revolt Denmark faces new horror as bodies of culled mink rise from mass graves Revealed: Key metrics that determine your area's new tier Hancock overruled officials to order millions of extra vaccines UK spent £10bn extra for PPE due to an 'inadequate' stockpile Elderly to be kept out of Christmas bubbles Subscribe today for a one-month free trial A “four-nations” plan for the relaxation of coronavirus rules has fractured within 24 hours after Nicola Sturgeon warned Scots that they would face tighter restrictions than people in England, writes Daniel Sanderson. The First Minister said that she believed treating existing “bubbles” as one household, as will happen south of the border, would be “going too far” as in practice it could allow members of up to six households to meet during a five-day easing of exemptions next month. She also suggested that Scots should give each other gift vouchers as presents, for both public health and economic reasons, while Scotland’s National Clinical Director warned that there should be no shared serving spoons for Christmas dinner roast potatoes. Scotland-specific guidance will be issued on Thursday, Ms Sturgeon said, but she warned that it would “look to tighten around the edges rather than further expand.” The SNP leader also said that people going to the Scottish islands for Christmas would not get extra days to travel, as is being granted to those going to Northern Ireland. A total of 56,533 have died from Covid -19 in the UK with worldwide cases surpassing 60m. Follow the latest updates below.

  • Entertainment
    The Telegraph

    'He took the watch off in hospital and gave it to me': Paul Newman's daughter on selling his Rolex

    Now the stuff of horological legend, in November 2017 a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 6239, rocked the watch world when it sold at Phillips New York for US$17.8m – at the time a world record for a wristwatch (a figure that was surpassed in 2019 when a unique Patek Phillipe Grandmaster Chime sold for US$31m). The watch itself was a well-worn model of a highly covetable ‘Paul Newman’, or exotic dial, Daytona but its phenomenal hammer price came down to one important factor: this was THE ‘Paul Newman’, the watch that was owned by the actor himself and the reason behind the ref. 6239’s ultimate claim to ‘cool’. The good news for all collectors with a few dollars to spend is, that on 12 December 2020, Phillips New York will once again be selling a Rolex Daytona owned by Paul Newman with a pre-sale estimate of ‘in excess of $1m’. This time the watch is a Rolex Cosmograph ‘Big Red’ Daytona ref. 6263 – named for the bright red ‘Daytona’ that appears in an extra-large font, over the sub-dial at six o'clock – that has been consigned by Newman’s daughter, Claire ‘Clea’ Newman Soderlund. According to Paul Boutros, Phillips head of watches, Americas: “For so many reasons, this is one of the most important Rolex watches to ever appear on the market. Throughout his lifetime, Paul Newman was photographed wearing a small handful of Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watches. "Without any doubt, it is this association with Newman that has led to the Rolex Daytona being regarded as possibly the world’s most sought-after wristwatch. Of these, the watch he owned and wore the longest is the present ‘Big Red’ Daytona ref. 6263. The fact that it is being consigned directly by Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman’s daughter, Clea, makes its provenance ‘as good as it gets’ and presents a unique opportunity for collectors.”

  • News
    The Independent

    Lockdown tier predictions - which areas are likely to be in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3

    Prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal which tiers each part of England will fall into once the current lockdown ends

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    HuffPost

    U.S. To Execute Only Woman On Federal Death Row 8 Days Before Biden Inauguration

    The Trump administration is moving ahead with the execution of Lisa Montgomery, a mentally ill victim of sex trafficking. Joe Biden opposes the death penalty.

  • News
    SWNS

    Cambridge University tutor responds to huge "ugly" pole erected right outside the front of his home - by decorating it with a clock and bird feeders

    A Cambridge University tutor has responded to a huge, "ugly" parking permit pole erected right outside his home - by decorating it with a clock and bird feeders. Gordon Chesterman and his wife Dee, both 62, were shocked when they looked out their front window one day last month - and saw the unsightly black pole blocking their view. But rather than complain, Gordon, a senior proctor at Cambridge University's St Edmund's College, decided to take matters into his own hands in act of what he called "social disobedience". This video was shot on the 23rd November 2020.