Fortnite Galactus end of season 4 event – Global start time, login news, streaming WARNING | Gaming | Entertainment

Fortnite fans are counting down to the big end of Season 4 event featuring Galactus. The Devourer of Worlds will finally invade the Fortnite map this week, as Epic Games gets ready to launch a brand new season and Battle Pass. The Fortnite Galactus event has a December 1 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android. If you’re interested in taking part, the Galactus event has a 9pm GMT start time. That’s 4pm ET for US players, and 10pm CET for European fans.…

Debenhams crisis as JD Sports pulls out of rescue talks – 12,000 jobs at risk | UK | News

JD Sports had been in talks to take over the retail chain but have now pulled out of negotiations this morning. In what could be the latest high-street casualty from the pandemic, up to 128 stores across the country could now be at risk. Talks between the two began in April but the sportswear chain is thought to have been spooked after the news concerning Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group on Monday.  Without a buyer, the 242-year-old retail giant may be wound up.  Due to the impact of the virus,…

Santa’s grotto in 2020: Children banned from sitting on Father Christmas’ knee | UK | News

Downing Street said it did not want to ruin the magic for youngsters making their annual trip to see santa. The ruling is part of the Christmas guidance issued by the government that sets out what traditional activities will be allowed after lockdown ends tomorrow. School nativity plays will be allowed to go ahead “within existing school bubbles” but audiences will only be able to attend in tiers one and two. Grottos are allowed in all alert levels but they must be covid secure. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said:…

Coronavirus POLL: Should those who refuse vaccine be banned from bars and restaurants? | UK | News

The second lockdown is set to end on December 2 with England returning to a revised tier system. Ahead of this, the UK Government has four vaccines waiting for final approval from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Prior to the four drugs – from Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech, Oxford University and AstraZeneca and Novavax – being given final approval, Government ministers have indicated hospitality venues may ban members of the public entering unless they have been vaccinated. Immunity certificates or ‘freedom passes’ have been proposed to allow…

Towns to come alive with 24-hour trading allowed for bumper Christmas shopping revival | UK | News

Local authorities will be able to temporarily waive the rules restricting retail opening hours to help shop owners recoup sales lost during the coronavirus lockdown. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said he wanted to ensure a “more pleasant and safe shopping experience” for all during the festive season and the New Year.. Current rules state that any retailers wanting to extend their hours beyond 9am to 7pm from Monday to Saturday must apply for special permission. But Mr Jenrick said he wanted to suspend such processes to help business owners after…

Piers Morgan vows to take coronavirus vaccine LIVE on GMB to prove ‘Covidiots’ wrong | UK | News

The Good Morning Britain (GMB) host took to Twitter to promise to take a coronavirus jab when one is available. The UK has secured a total of 357 million doses of coronavirus jabs, with 100 million coming from Britain’s own Oxford and AstraZeneca jab. It comes after the UK recorded 12,330 cases of the virus yesterday, along with 203 deaths. Mr Morgan said: “If I can, I’ll have an approved covid vaccine live on Good Morning Britain as soon as one is available.” Before his vaccine promise, the host also…

Christmas 2020: Shops to open 24 hours in run-up to Xmas as lockdown eases | UK | News

High Street commercial chains such as Primark, John Lewis, and Next will extend their trading hours to access more trade. M&S has also decided to open hundreds of stores until midnight. Currys PC World will also extend trading hours. Irish retail giant Primark has decided to open eleven of its stores for 24 hours per day. The company has also decided to open its other chains for extended hours. The opening of retail chains for 24 hours per day is a desperate bid to offset the £900 million a day…

UK tiers: MPs urged NOT to block Boris Johnson’s tier system in Commons vote | UK | News

The second national lockdown in England will officially end on December 2 and the Prime Minister has outlined a plan to divide the country into three tiers. The regional approach will place 99 percent of the UK into the toughest tier 2 and tier 3 restrictions – which will enforce curbs on the hospitality sector and a ban households mixing indoors. Environment Secretary George Eustice has warned up to 100 Tory backbench MPs could vote down the plans in the Commons on Tuesday. Conservative rebels are seeking concrete reassurances over…

Christmas bubble exemption exposed: How bubbles can continue even after December 27 | UK | News

The UK Government and devolved administrations have agreed on a temporary easing of coronavirus rules over Christmas, allowing three households to mix in a bubble for five days over the festive period. Households are allowed to mix between December 23 to 27. But legislation published this afternoon shows travel disruption can enable families to form bubbles after Christmas. LBC’s Westminster Correspondent Ben Kentish said: “Since it was announced we’ve talked about that strict time period, December 23 to 27. “But it appears it’s not quite as strict as we thought…

Police escalate Covid enforcement fines netting £1.3million as penalties DOUBLE in a month | UK | News

The National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) has fined approximately 133 people a fine of £10,000 this month alone. This is double the 64 fines issued last month. Fines of up to £10,000 have been issued for illegal gatherings such as raves. The police have also increased the number of fines issued for those failing to wear masks on public transport. The fines for not wearing masks in shops or on public transport have been increased to 641 this month. This is up from 258 in October. Speaking to the Daily…