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Trump banned from YouTube over concerns of ‘ongoing potential for violence’

Donald Trump has been banned from uploading videos on YouTube "in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence", the platform said.YouTube, which is owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, said it had removed new content from the president's channel on Tuesday for violating its policies. Mr Trump will be unable to upload anything…

Almost half of ICU staff have turned to alcohol or had suicidal thoughts during pandemic

Almost half of intensive care workers have turned to alcohol or had suicidal thoughts during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests.The research shows that 45% of ICU staff polled met the clinical threshold for at least one of the following: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe anxiety or depression and problem drinking. One in eight…

ASOS eyes £15m hit from Brexit costs after ‘strong’ Christmas

ASOS, the online fashion retailer, has reported a surge in sales over the Christmas season amid coronavirus disruption to the high street but warned it expects a financial hit from Brexit-related costs ahead.The company said the strength of its performance over the four months to 31 December meant it now expected that profits would be…

Killer who strangled mother becomes first woman executed on US death row since 1953

The only woman on federal death row in the US has been executed after the Supreme Court overruled a stay on the sentence by lower courts.Lisa Montgomery, 52, was put to death by lethal injection early on Wednesday at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 1.31am local time.…

NHS may move patients into hotels

The NHS is considering plans to discharge patients into hotels as hospitals become swamped with COVID patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed - as he said it was "impossible to know" how long lockdown restrictions might last.Mr Hancock told Sky News that the government would "look at all options" to relieve pressures on the…

Macaulay Culkin backs calls for Donald Trump to be cut from Home Alone 2

Donald Trump has come to his final days as US president - but if Kevin McCallister gets his way, that won't be the only role that ends for him.Following Mr Trump's permanent ban from Twitter and other social media sites in the wake of the Capitol riots on 6 January, a number of internet memes…

Midlands hands out most COVID jabs

A regional breakdown of England's vaccines rollout shows the Midlands leading the way in the number of jabs administered, while London has the lowest vaccination rate.New NHS data shows 2,371,407 doses have been given in total across the country - that includes 1,997,304 first doses and 374,103 second doses - in the week leading up…

Seafood firms ‘only have weeks to survive’

Scottish seafood companies only have "weeks" to survive without action to ease EU export delays, an industry leader has warned - as the environment secretary blamed "teething problems" due to Brexit.Donna Fordyce, chief executive of Seafood Scotland, told Sky News the sector was "on its knees" after being hit by delays in getting exports to…