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Sheridan Smith was rushed to hospital after Graham Norton’s 2016 BAFTAs joke – NEWS.com.au

Sheridan Smith was rushed to hospital after Graham Norton’s 2016 BAFTAs joke

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English actress Sheridan Smith has revealed she almost died after being left humiliated when comedian Graham Norton mocked her at an awards ceremony.The star — who had been suffering from anxiety — was sat among the packed audience at the 2016 BAFTA TV awards.
She was in the running for a gong that evening but ended the night in hospital after collapsing. She was rushed to an emergency room after suffering five seizures that saw her stop breathing.
Now, four years on, she reveals her agony in …

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Aussie health minister expects COVID-19 vaccinations to commence in early 2021 – Xinhua | English.news.cn – Xinhua

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CANBERRA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday that a COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be made available in the first quarter of 2021.
The Australian government announced in September that it had secured onshore manufacturing agreements for two candidate vaccines being developed by the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca and the University of Queensland/CSL in deals worth a combined 1.7 billion Australian dollars (1.2 billion U.S. dollars).
“So progressing well. We…

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As it happened: Melbourne, regional Victoria lockdown restrictions to be eased for retail, hospitality sectors as state records zero COVID-19 cases for first time in more than three months – The Sydney Morning Herald

The Prime Minister led a chorus of criticism after Premier Daniel Andrews delayed a highly anticipated announcement about the next stages of Melbourne’s reopening….

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“Everybody wants to spend money right now,” he said. “Our concern is what will happen when that bounce slows down, and when JobKeeper ends in March.”
Mr Piper said it was crucial the Victorian budget was “different to normal state budgets”.
“We need a different type of spending coming; it cant just be infrastructure.”
Mr Piper said the “psychological benefit” the announcement of widespread re-opening would create in Victoria “will be as substantial as anything else”.
“People have been wanting to…

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Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga announces climate change policy of carbon neutrality by 2050 – ABC News

New Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announces the world’s fifth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide is aiming to cut greenhouse gases to zero by midway through this…

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Japan is aiming to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 and become a carbon-neutral society, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said, in a major shift in position on climate change.

  • The country will intensify research and development into solar cells and carbon recycling
  • Japan is the world’s fifth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide
  • The country also plans to roll out new coal-burning power stations

Japan had previously said it would be carbon neutral as soon as possible in the second half of the century,…

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