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Former boss of Zappos and Las Vegas entrepreneur dies after house fire
Tony Hsieh, the retired boss of fashion brand Zappos who spent years helping develop downtown Las Vegas, has died at the age of 46.


Soccer player makes history as first woman to play in Power 5 college football game
A college senior in the US has made history as the first woman to ever play in a Power 5 football game.


UK secures two million more Moderna jabs as new vaccine minister appointed
The government has secured an additional two million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which trials suggest has a 95% effectiveness.


'Scrap peak fares, bring in mass testing': Labour wants Christmas travel plan to avoid 'chaos'
The government is being urged to suspend peak rail fares and introduce mass testing for transport staff, to help the country avoid travel "chaos" in the run up to Christmas.


Couple delivering Christmas presents to family stopped by police for breaking COVID laws
A couple delivering Christmas presents to their family have been stopped by police for breaking coronavirus laws.


PM tells Tory MPs tiers 'have a sunset of 3 February' in bid to head off Commons rebellion
Boris Johnson has said the new coronavirus tiers have "a sunset" clause - or expiry date - of 3 February, as he tries to fight off a backlash from Tory MPs.


 


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Culture secretary fears people could mistake The Crown for fact
The Crown could be in danger of misleading fans, leading viewers to mistaking the shows fictitious events for fact, the culture secretary has warned.


'I'm coming at him' - Tyson squares up to Jones Jr ahead of no-knockout bout
Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr have weighed in ahead of their bout on Saturday night, which will see no judges, a no-knockout rule, and no official winner.


Lockdown has triggered 'massive shift' in fitness attitudes - Joe Wicks
Lockdown has triggered a "massive shift" in the way in which people think about exercise, and has encouraged parents to work out in front of their children, Joe Wicks has said.


Backstage With… youngest-ever Bake Off winner Peter Sawkins
Peter Sawkins may have just been revealed as the winner of this year's Great British Bake Off, but he's not letting himself get carried away.


 


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