Moment of Pride as Tom Heaton debuts for Manchester United in UEFA Champion’s League
35-year-old veteran, Tom Heaton was delighted to make his debut for the Reds in the Champion’s League clash against Young Boys as a substitute in the 65th minute.
— Tom Heaton (@TomHeatonGK) December 9, 2021
Receiving thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the supporters, Heaton said:
“It felt great, you know, playing at Old Trafford in front of a capacity crowd. It was always going to be a great feeling.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 9, 2021
After having spent 13 years in Manchester United, he went on to become a Premier League goalkeeper for Burnley and Aston Villa and was re-signed by his boyhood club this summer.
OptaJoe, the official Twitter page for stats performs English football coverage, marked that Heaton is the oldest Englishman to make a Champion’s League debut since John Lukic.
35 – Aged 35 years and 237 days, Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton is the oldest Englishman to make their Champions League debut since John Lukic in October 2000 for Arsenal (39y 311d). Veteran. pic.twitter.com/Z1yYvckVkO
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 8, 2021
After Major Omicron Surge, Health Secretary defends UK move to Plan B that adds New Covid Restrictions & Measures
Health Secretary Sajid Javid in his speech at the parliament on Wednesday 8th December deemed the Omicron variant of coronavirus as more transmissible and a severe threat as compared to the Delta variant.
As the UK records the highest daily increase in Omicron cases, he reiterated the importance of getting a Covid booster dose now more than ever.
Another defence of new antiviral treatments was also mentioned along with plans for making them accessible to thousands across England.
Historic milestone today in our battle against COVID-19.
The first antiviral treatment for vulnerable people to take out of hospital is being deployed through a national study from today – and to people at highest risk outside the study from next week.https://t.co/usZ4zx5Ug9 pic.twitter.com/vzCUGmyHBO
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) December 8, 2021
He defended the government’s sudden shift to Plan B of new Covid restrictions saying:
“We’ve always been clear that should the data change and it looked like the NHS might come under unsustainable pressure… we would act and implement plan B.”
PM Boris Johnson announced that from Friday, masks would also be needed in most public indoor venues and a scheme for Covid certificates or a Covid Pass would begin at some venues in a week.
We are seeing growth in Omicron cases in the UK that mirrors the rapid increases seen in South Africa.
That is why it is now the proportionate and responsible thing to move to Plan B in England, to slow the spread of the virus.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 8, 2021
Moreover, people would be asked to work from home where possible. Journalist and broadcaster, Sonia Poulton is amongst the many criticizing these measures.
Govt scientists calling for work from home measures and vaccine passports even though the majority of Omicron cases in the UK are from double-vaccinated. Make this make sense.
— Sonia Poulton (@SoniaPoulton) December 4, 2021
Charlie Sansom of South Basildon Conservatives resigned live on air, calling the government’s plan of tighter restrictions, a move in a tyrannical direction.
"I cannot morally defend the party that I consider to be moving in a very tyrannical direction."@CharlieSansom quits live on BBC Essex as chairman of South Basildon Conservatives over government plans for tighter Covid restrictions.
— BBC Essex (@BBCEssex) December 9, 2021
No. 10 Downing Street Christmas Party Ignites a Row – Were Covid Rules flouted?
It has been a dramatic series of events since The Daily Mirror reported last week that an alleged party took place at 10 Downing Street in December last year. A source has confirmed to the BBC that the event has taken place with ‘dozens of people in attendance.
Following the massive outrage, Ms. Allegra Stratton, the then PM’s aide shown in the leaked video, has resigned in a tearful exit.
“I will regret those remarks for the rest of my days”
Allegra Stratton gives a tearful statement as she resigns as government adviser, after she was seen in video joking about lockdown Christmas party at No 10https://t.co/xr1lLgIXwI pic.twitter.com/Idqbe5vgtO
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 8, 2021
The viral video was obtained by ITV news showing a Downing Street media briefing rehearsal recorded on 22nd December 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: Video obtained by ITV News shows Downing Street staff joking about a Christmas party on 18th December last year.
No 10 has spent the past week denying any rules were broken. This new evidence calls that into question. pic.twitter.com/nKYK0tG0dQ
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) December 7, 2021
The alleged Downing Street Christmas party took place at a time when the UK was in full lockdown and was battling a Coronavirus wave. However, multiple ministers and PM Boris Johnson have repeatedly denied having broken any Covid rules.
Many are calling for a police investigation and one such user’s tweet went viral.
Dear @metpoliceuk, I wish to complain about the Christmas party held at 10 Downing Street on 18/12/2020, when the rest of the nation had been told to cancel all social gatherings. You fined many others for breaking the rules; there should be no exceptions. Please investigate.
— Sarah Pegg🏴#RepublicofScotland (@sarahpegg9) December 3, 2021
Giving voice to a large section of the UK population, Mark Harper, MP for the Forest of Dean, questioned why people should listen to the Prime Minister’s Plan B.
From the Paterson case to the Christmas parties…the credibility of those at the very top has been seriously damaged.
Why should people listen to the Prime Minister’s instructions to follow the rules when people inside Number 10 Downing Street don’t do so?
No to Plan B 👇 pic.twitter.com/N0si6b1kCC
— Mark Harper (@Mark_J_Harper) December 8, 2021
Reading Music Festival 2022: Headline Acts, Line Up and Where to Get the tickets!
Music fans are elated to know the fantastic line up for the 2022 Reading and Leeds Music Festival. The headliners are Dave, Bring Me The Horizon, Rage Against The Machine, Halsey, Megan Thee Stallion and Arctic Monkeys as announced by Reading Festival via Twitter.
IT’S FINALLY HERE!! 🤩 Here are your first 30+ artists for #RandL22 🎉@ThreeUK & @Barclaycard pre-sale tickets on sale now for 48 hours ⏳
General release tickets 9am on Friday! Visit link below for more info! 👇 #AD #PaidPartnership #RandL22 pic.twitter.com/2K8cWW93Ho
— Reading & Leeds Fest (@OfficialRandL) December 8, 2021
Promising to put on the best show of their lives, Bring Me the Horizon said:
“To be headlining Reading & Leeds Festival was never even a dream of mine as it’s something I could never imagine happening.”
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) December 8, 2021
The diverse line up includes Polo G, Little Simz, Jack Harlow, and Glass Animals. Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin also announced on Twitter that they will perform at the festival.
Excited to announce that we’ll be performing at Reading and Leeds Festival next summer, 26th – 28th August. Tickets here https://t.co/XCQnGmtZOB, see u there! 🖤@OfficialRandL #RandL22 pic.twitter.com/Fu7nW6t2cZ
— MåneskinOfficial (@thisismaneskin) December 8, 2021
Many enthusiastic fans like English novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls, posted about being in the virtual queue for the tickets.
I’m in the virtual queue for Reading Festival tickets for my son and am tempted to get two, maybe go along, spend some time…
— David Nicholls (@DavidNWriter) December 10, 2021
Reading Festival is the world’s oldest popular music festival taking place annually since 1961. It holds a special place in music lovers’ hearts and has hosted many of the biggest music bands like Nirvana and Metallica.
General tickets are available here (www.ticketmaster.co.uk/reading-and-leeds-festival ). The event will be held from August 26-28, 2022.
I’m a Celebrity Viewers Divided as Naughty Boy Voted Out of the Castle after Clash with Adam Woodyatt
Naughty Boy has become the 4th celebrity to be voted off the show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Hereafter an eventful 16 days in camp.
The I’m a Celebrity Twitter handle shared the moment calling it the most casual exit ever.
The most casual exit from the show, ever! 🤣
— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) December 8, 2021
Naughty Boy, aka Shahid Khan, is a British DJ, record producer, and musician. He had taken 7 epic trials and brought 52 stars to the camp on ITV’s reality show I’m a Celebrity.
The music producer had created quite a stir on social media following his ‘Rice Wars’ with Matty Lee and a recent argument with Adam Woodyatt for deciding to sleep in instead of doing chores on the show.
However, fans were quite divided when he was voted off! Some were relieved that he was out.
Naughty boy is finally out.
He tried to gas-light every one in there. Even tonight he tried to spin it back on Adam.
Naughty didn't do any chores tried to get Adam to apologise to him for calling him out on it!!!#ImACeleb
— Roisin (@Roisin7000) December 8, 2021
While others believe the show will be quite boring without him.
— Thomaaz 🌺 (@thomthetank) December 8, 2021
Hosts Ant and Dec also shared a funny meme on Twitter after Naughty Boy’s eviction that perfectly sums up the star’s attitude!
— antanddec (@antanddec) December 9, 2021
Well, it is safe to say – love him or hate him, but you just can’t ignore that Naughty Boy!
Post curated by Nidaa Koreishi & Manuela Willbold