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Joe Biden criticises Donald Trump for renewed Fauci attack over Covid – US politics live | US news


CNN Poll of Polls averages across 10 key battleground states suggest tight races heading into the final two weeks of the campaign in seven states and former Vice President Joe Biden ahead in the averages of the other three, all of which President Donald Trump won in 2016.

In Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, the averages suggest Biden holds the support of a majority of voters and a sizable advantage over Trump.

The Pennsylvania average shows Biden’s largest lead. The Democratic nominee averages 52% support to Trump’s 43% in polling conducted between September 20 and October 5. In both Wisconsin and Michigan, the averages show Biden with 51% support to 43% for Trump. Trump’s victory in each of these states in 2016 came via a margin of less than a percentage point. Except for 2016, all three states broke for the Democratic candidate in each presidential election since 1992.

In 2016, Trump carried all 10 states where CNN Poll of Polls averages are being released Tuesday: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. He is numerically ahead of Biden in the averages of current polling in just one of these states, Texas, where his support averages 49% to Biden’s 45%.



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Sturgeon blasted for ‘lack of foresight’ as coronavirus measures cause chaos for hotels | Politics | News


In a letter to the Scottish First Minister, 100 hotels said a ban on serving alcohol to guests in public areas could lead to cancellations. Under current rules announced last week, hotels can serve alcohol to guests in their rooms through room service.

The letter, started by Jill Chalmers, managing director of Glenapp Castle in South Ayrshire, said: “Not being able to sell alcohol in public areas to hotel residents in Scotland negatively impacts their stay and future guests are already starting to cancel their bookings.

“This measure in particular is threatening the small thread of revenue – a lifeline for many – which still exists for hotel businesses in Scotland at this difficult time.

“We urge you to reconsider this and allow hotel guests, staying a minimum of one night, to consume alcohol in all settings, not simply room service alone.

“In addition, we believe that we should be able to serve non-residents until 6pm, as a café is allowed to do.

“If there is no change, we have no doubt that we will suffer deeper losses.

“We are talking about trying to survive, not about profitability.

“Without this small change in your policy, there will be thousands more job losses in the coming month.”

Scotland’s leading hotels including One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, The Fairmont in St Andrews, the Marcliffe in Aberdeen and the Prestonfield in Edinburgh are all signatories.

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As of this week, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes outside central Scotland will only be allowed to operate indoors between 6am and 6pm and not serve alcohol, though drinks can be served until 10pm in outdoor areas.

But all pubs and licensed restaurants in five areas – Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Lothian, and Forth Valley – will be forced to close for all but takeaway service for 16 days from 6pm on Friday.

However, Nicola Sturgeon revealed on Thursday that cafes can be exempt from the central belt shut down during the day if they do not sell alcohol, triggering confusion about how a cafe is defined.

Dr Liz Cameron, Scottish Chamber of Commerce chief executive, said: “These measures will sound the death knell for businesses across the hospitality sector, especially pubs and bars. Restaurants and hotels, whilst remaining open, will also be constrained on what they can provide and this will place a large dent in their already reduced income.

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“Hospitality businesses in the central belt face collapse if these current restrictions are extended beyond the initial two week period.

“We understand that tackling the spread of COVID-19 must be a top priority for government, but return to trading is essential to prevent the economy unravelling.”

Jackie Baillie MSP, deputy leader of Scottish Labour, added: “It does seem obvious that the First Minister did not take businesses and workers into account when drawing up these latest restrictions.

“We cannot have businesses, the workers they employ, and the public suffering due to the Scottish Government’s lack of foresight.”

In response, a Scottish Government spokesperson, said: “We know that protecting lives and jobs is a difficult balance and we do not underestimate the challenge that these new measures present for businesses – particularly those in the hospitality sector.

“That is why we have committed £40million to our new COVID-19 Restrictions Fund to help affected businesses and protect jobs.”





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Guendouzi: I needed game time to express myself

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi insists a loan move to Hertha Berlin was necessary in order to express himself once more. 

Speaking following France U21’s 5-0 win over Liechtenstein, he was asked whether he still had a future at Arsenal. 

“It is not that, I just really needed to play this year, a new challenge,” he said, as per The Mirror. “That was the most important thing for me. I am still young, I am only 21, so playing time was the top priority for me.

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“I know that by going to Hertha Berlin, I’ll be able to really express myself in a great league, so everything is perfect.

“They’re a very good German club, with great ambition, so I’ve gone on loan for a year over there.

“I’m going to give everything for this club. I needed game time, to enjoy myself on the pitch and that’s what I’m going to do this year.”



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Sparks – Channel 4 News


Sparks, the iconic music duo otherwise known as Ron and Russell Mael. The American pop and round band have influenced generations upon generations of musicians over the years from the glam rock of the 1970s through to indie bands of the 80s and 90s.

Ron and Russell talk to Krishnan about how they have succeeded in the music industry for half a century and why they want their songs to make people think.

 

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You can listen to and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts here.

Or on Spotify, Acast, CastBox and other good podcast apps.

So join us as we explore the big ideas changing the way we think, act and live – and how much impact we can really have as individuals.

A filmed version of each interview is available on our Channel 4 News YouTube channel  – hit subscribe to keep updated on when a new episode is published.

 



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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal heartbreaking news that they have lost their baby


Chrissy Teigen has announced she and her husband John Legend have lost their baby, days after she was admitted to the hospital with severe bleeding. 

The model, 34, shared the heartbreaking news with a lengthy post and series of images on social media on Wednesday night, saying their little boy, ‘Jack’, has died following ‘so many complications’.   

Chrissy wrote in her post: ‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough’. 

The devastating post included five black and white photos taken at the hospital, showing Chrissy crying on her bed as well as a shot showing her and John cradling their son.  

On Monday, Chrissy, who conceived daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two, through IVF with John, 41, revealed she was on ‘serious bed rest’ due to bleeding and said she was ‘about halfway through her pregnancy’, which is around 20 – 24 weeks. A stillbirth is when a baby is born dead at 24 weeks or later. 

Tragic: Chrissy Teigen has announced she and her husband John Legend have lost their baby, days after she was admitted to the hospital with severe bleeding

 Tragic: Chrissy Teigen has announced she and her husband John Legend have lost their baby, days after she was admitted to the hospital with severe bleeding

In a heartbreaking addition to the post, Chrissy revealed that ‘for some reason’ she and John had begun calling their unborn baby boy, ‘Jack’ despite only naming their other kids after they were born.

She continued: ‘We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever…

‘To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you…

‘Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience.’ 

'We are shocked': The model, 34, also penned a lengthy caption explaining the tragedy and expressed her family's grief over the sudden loss

 ‘We are shocked’: The model, 34, also penned a lengthy caption explaining the tragedy and expressed her family’s grief over the sudden loss

Heartbreaking: Chrissy shared a lengthy caption detailing their loss

Heartbreaking: Chrissy shared a lengthy caption detailing their loss 

Losing a baby past 24 weeks is a stillbirth rather than a miscarriage. If a baby dies before 24 completed weeks, it’s known as a miscarriage or late foetal loss. 

Shortly after breaking the tragic news to her followers, Teigen took to her Twitter page to further express her shock from the loss. 

‘Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real,’ she wrote.

John also took to Twitter to share Chrissy’s post, while writing: ‘We love you, Jack’ alongside five black hearts. 

The four photos uploaded to Chrissy’s Instagram paint a heartbreaking scene, with one of the pictures showing Chrissy crying and cradling Jack in her arms as John leaned next to them.

'We love you, Jack': John also took to Twitter to share Chrissy's post, while writing: 'We love you, Jack' alongside five black hearts

‘We love you, Jack’: John also took to Twitter to share Chrissy’s post, while writing: ‘We love you, Jack’ alongside five black hearts

Forever Jack: 'We never decide on our babies¿ names until the last possible moment after they¿re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack,' explained Teigen

Forever Jack: ‘We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack,’ explained Teigen

WHAT IS A STILLBIRTH?

A stillbirth occurs when a baby is born dead after 24 weeks of pregnancy. 

If a baby dies before 24 weeks of pregnancy, it is known as a miscarriage.

Not all stillbirths can be prevented, however, not smoking or drinking, as well as not sleeping on your back and attending all antenatal appointments can reduce the risk. 

What are the signs? 

Signs may include the baby not moving as much as normal.

Pregnant women should contact their doctor immediately if they notice a difference to their baby’s movement. 

What are the causes? 

Stillbirths do not always have an obvious cause but may occur due to complications with the placenta or a birth defect.

They are also more likely to occur if women suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes or an infection that affects the baby, such as flu. 

Stillbirths are more likely to occur if women are having twins or multiple pregnancies, are overweight, smoke, are over 35 or have a pre-existing condition, such as epilepsy.

What happens after a stillbirth? 

If a baby has died, women may wait for their labour to start naturally or they may be induced if their health is at risk. 

Bereavement support groups are available to parents who have suffered stillbirths.

Some find it helpful to name their baby or take pictures with them.  

 Source: NHS Choices

Another featured Chrissy sobbing as she held her hands to her face and sat at the edge of her hospital bed in nothing but a blanket and a bonnet. 

The couple had revealed they were expecting their third child together in the music video for John’s new single, Wild, in August.

She had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night after enduring a month of bleeding due to having a weak placenta and had been at the hospital since. 

On Monday, she updated fans on her condition in an Instagram post, revealing she had received two blood transfusions and said: ‘Baby and I are completely fine.’ 

Grieving: 'But everyday can¿t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it,' concluded Chrissy

Grieving: ‘But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it,’ concluded Chrissy

Disbelief: Shortly after uploading her undeniably sad news to Instagram, Chrissy took to her Twitter page to further express her shock

Disbelief: Shortly after uploading her undeniably sad news to Instagram, Chrissy took to her Twitter page to further express her shock 

‘Hello from hospital. about to have my second blood transfusion which truly, truly, truly sounds more dramatic than it is,’ she said. 

‘It’s an IV, but instead of fluids, the blood of some kind human being out there. Baby and I are completely fine, just missing the little things like walking…cooking…playing with the other buttbutts.’

Teigen had already been on strict bed rest earlier this month but explained she was admitted to the hospital after her bleeding had worsened. 

‘I’m about halfway through pregnancy and the blood has been going on for about a month, maybe a little bit less than a month. We’re talking about more than your period girls, it’s definitely not spotting. A lot of people spot but it’s usually fine. Mine was a lot,’ she added. 

Teigen was hospitalized on Sunday evening after a month of bleeding

Teigen was hospitalized on Sunday evening after a month of bleeding 

What is a blood transfusion? 

The NHS writes: ‘A blood transfusion is when you’re given blood from someone else (a donor). It’s a very safe procedure that can be lifesaving.

‘A blood transfusion may be needed if you have a shortage of red blood cells.

‘This may be because your body’s not making enough red blood cells or because you have lost blood.

‘For example, you may need a blood transfusion if you have

‘a condition that affects the way your red blood cells work – such as sickle cell disease or thalassaemia

‘a type of cancer or cancer treatment that can affect blood cells – including leukaemia, chemotherapy or stem cell transplants

‘severe bleeding – usually from surgery, childbirth or a serious accident

‘A blood transfusion can replace blood you have lost, or just replace the liquid or cells found in blood (such as red blood cells, plasma or cells called platelets)’ 

‘Everytime I go to the bathroom it would be blood, and honestly just laying there there would be blood.’

Despite the scare, she assured her fans she and her baby were doing well and said the her son was ‘healthy, growing stronger than Luna or Miles.’  

‘He moves so much, so much earlier than they ever did. I’m so excited for him, he’s the strongest little dude. He’s the strongest coolest dude in the sh***iest house.’

‘So his house is like falling apart. It didn’t have a good foundation to begin with, he didn’t have the strongest chance at the very, very beginning so all we’re doing now is trying to make sure he has a lot of fluid around him and I’m resting as much as possible.’ 

Teigen and Legend wed in 2013.

After Chrissy announced the news, some of the couple’s closest friends, like Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union, voiced their condolences in the comment section.

‘We’re always here for you and love you guys so much,’ wrote Kim, 39, who shares four children of her own with husband Kanye West, 43. 

Gabrielle, 47, made sure that Chrissy and John knew that her family would be there for them during this trying time. ‘We love you guys so much and we will be here for whatever yall need. Always,’ she commented.

Paris Hilton, who recently opened up about her own pregnancy plans, said that her ‘heart breaks for [Chrissy] and John. ‘I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family so much love. Love you beautiful,’ wrote the 39-year-old heiress. 

Hailey Bieber expressed sympathy for John and Chrissy’s unfortunate situation in Chrissy’s Instagram comment section. The 23-year-old model, who is married to Justin Bieber, wrote: ‘I’m so so sorry. Thinking of you and John, praying for you guys and sending you so much love during this time.’

Channing Tatum let the couple know that he is ‘sending so much love to [them] right now,’ while Jersey Shore star Snooki informed Chrissy that she is ‘praying for [her] and [her] beautiful family.’  

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who just became a dad for the first time with husband of seven-years Justin Mikita, 35, said that he wish he could ‘take away [Chrissy’s] heartbreak.’ 

John and Chrissy have been candid in the past about their journey with IVF and their fertility struggles. It took her several rounds of IVF before she got pregnant with her daughter, Luna, who was born in 2016.

She told The Cut in 2018 that she it was ‘devastating’ when her first round of IVF didn’t work, and she admitted to blaming herself. ‘You just look for anything to blame, especially yourself,’ she explained. ‘I think hearing stories is just really important. You realize there’s no right way to do it, or right way to react.

‘I don’t know. There’s no right way to do IVF. You just have to keep hoping that it will happen. It’s easy for some, and not for others. And that’s okay.’

Support: After Chrissy announced the news, some of the couple's closest friends, like Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union, voiced their condolences in the comment section

Support: After Chrissy announced the news, some of the couple’s closest friends, like Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union, voiced their condolences in the comment section

Take away the pain: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who just became a dad for the first time with husband of seven-years Justin Mikita, 35, said that he wish he could 'take away [Chrissy's] heartbreak'

Take away the pain: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who just became a dad for the first time with husband of seven-years Justin Mikita, 35, said that he wish he could ‘take away [Chrissy’s] heartbreak’

In 2015, prior to having kids, Chrissy divulged details of their fertility journey, when she appeared on ABC show FABLife to reveal she and John had trying to conceive for years. She said: ‘I will say honestly John and I were having trouble. We would have had kids five, six years ago if it happened’.

She went on: ‘But my gosh it’s been a process. We’ve seen fertility doctors and once you open up about those things to other people you learn that a lot of other people in your life are seeing these people and they have this shame about it.’

She also said it was painful when people questioned her about when she and John are going to start a family.  ‘It’s kind of crazy because I can’t imagine being that nosy to be like, ‘So, when are the kids coming?’ because who knows what somebody’s going through,’ she said.

‘So anytime somebody asks if I’m going to have kids I’m just like, ‘One day you’re going to ask that to the wrong girl who is really struggling and it’s going to be really hurtful to them and I hate that. Stop asking me.’

For help and support with related issues, visit The International Stillbirth Alliance at www.stillbirthalliance.org or stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage charity Tommy’s at www.tommys.org

Her loves: Chrissy is pictured with her daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two

Her loves: Chrissy is pictured with her daughter Luna, four, and son Miles, two



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Boris Johnson news: Steve Baker threatens Tory rebellion over PM’s ‘Draconian’ COVID power | Politics | News


He said: “100 Acts of Parliament have been used to put in place about 242 statutory instruments, and there have been about 200 changes.

“When you’ve got a body of law that large, changing that fast, I doubt really anyone understands what that law is.

“This is not a free environment for a free people.

“How do people think that liberty dies? It dies like this with Government exercising Draconian powers without parliamentary scrutiny in advance.”

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Mr Baker continued: “How do people think that liberty dies? It dies like this with Government exercising Draconian powers without parliamentary scrutiny in advance.

“It’s extremely serious, I don’t think I look like a hysterical person to you.

“Rishi Sunak brought up this issue that we need to learn to live without fear. At the moment, the public are being deliberately told that they should be afraid.

“The Government has been frightening people into compliance and it hasn’t been working.”

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‘It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to speak out about Zimbabwean government’ – writer Tsitsi Dangarembga – Channel 4 News


The Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga almost didn’t get published at all. But even though her debut novel – when it finally came out – attracted international acclaim, publishing the next two still wasn’t easy.

Now, while the third part of her trilogy has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Ms Dangarembga was arrested in July this year after joining anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, in opposition to president Emmerson Mnangagwa who was sworn in three years ago, replacing the long time dictator Robert Mugabe.

We asked Ms Dangarembga about the circumstances which had led to her arrest.



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Queen latest news: Kate Middleton and Prince William’s kids to be kept away from monarch | Royal | News


The Queen will be unable to visit her great-grandchildren for the foreseeable future according to a royal expert. In a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus, the UK Government this week announced that in England people should not convene in groups larger than six from next Monday. While on the Royal Rota show royal expert Chris Ship noted that this would mean that the Queen and Prince Philip would not be able to visit Prince William and Kate to see their great-grandchildren at the same time.

He added it was important the Royal Family were seen to be following the guidance from the Government despite attempting to get back to normality.

Mr Ship said: “The Scottish Government said today, just as the English Government said the other day, they are limiting gatherings to a maximum of six people.

“We basically worked out that the Queen and Prince Philip cannot go and visit William and Kate and all their children because that would make seven.

“William and Kate have three kids, and then the Queen and Philip make seven.

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Mr Ship noted that despite the Royal Family attempting to get back to their duties, some coronavirus measures make it more difficult.

He added: “These kind of things are suddenly more difficult and the Royal Family has to lead by example.

“So gatherings of more than six just is not going to happen.”

Royal Rota host Lizzie Robinson reflected on the time the Queen and Prince Philip have been spending together over the last few months.

Mr Ship then joked Prince Philip and the Queen may be getting on each other’s nerves like other married couples.

He said: “As a lot of husband and wives will tell you it is sometimes a good thing and sometimes a more challenging thing.

“We presume that the Queen and Prince Philip must have been getting on very well to continue being with one another.

“I suppose this is really going to be a home and office thing, the home is Windsor Castle and the office is Buckingham Palace.”





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‘I want to see young people writing about nature’ – Channel 4 News


His writing has been praised by nature writers and naturalists alike and he’s been described as the young star of the Conservation movement.

Autistic teenager Dara McAnulty is the youngest ever winner of a major literary prize. He won the Wainwright Prize about an hour ago for his moving and heartfelt chronicle, reflecting on nature and the world’s changing biosphere.

Here is Dara reading an extract from his book, Diary of A Young Naturalist.



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