What Britain Talks About This Week – Manchester United | Covid Plan B | 10 Downing Street Party | Reading Festival 2022 | Naughty Boy

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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Moreover, people would be asked to work from home where possible. Journalist and broadcaster, Sonia Poulton is amongst the many criticizing these measures.

Charlie Sansom of South Basildon Conservatives resigned live on air, calling the government’s plan of tighter restrictions, a move in a tyrannical direction.

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.

The viral video was obtained by ITV news showing a Downing Street media briefing rehearsal recorded on 22nd December 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Many enthusiastic fans like English novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls, posted about being in the virtual queue for the tickets.

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.

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.

While others believe the show will be quite boring without him.

Hosts Ant and Dec also shared a funny meme on Twitter after Naughty Boy’s eviction that perfectly sums up the star’s attitude!

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

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