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Sky News is a British free-to-air television news channel and organisation. Sky News is distributed via a radio news service, and through online channels. It is owned by Sky Group, a division of Comcast. John Ryley is the head of Sky News, a role he has held since June 2006. In 2019, Sky News was named Royal Television Society News Channel of the Year, the 12th time it has held the award. It is a provider of live streaming world news which can be viewed via its website, YouTube, and various mobile devices and digital media players.

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Security minister defends terror prevention scheme [Video]

Security minister defends terror prevention scheme

Security Minister Damian Hinds says the counter-terrorism programme Prevent has “really helped” deal with the risks of radicalisation. The 25-year-old suspect being questioned following the..

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Omicron causing up to 1,000 infections a day - many more than official figures suggest, scientist says

omicron causing up to 1,000 infections a day - many more than official figures suggest, scientist says
The Omicron variant of COVID is already causing up to 1,000 infections a day, many more than official figures would suggest, a leading scientist has told Sky News.
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Minister says he'd be 'surprised' if there weren't any drug users in Houses of Parliament

minister says he'd be 'surprised' if there weren't any drug users in houses of parliament
A minister has told Sky News he would be "surprised" if there were not any users of illegal drugs in the Houses of Parliament.
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Police to be called in over claims of drug abuse in the Houses of Parliament

police to be called in over claims of drug abuse in the houses of parliament
Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has told Sky News he is to call in police after claims that drug abuse is rife in the Houses of Parliament.
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UK could see 'more stringent measures' in New Year after Christmas mixing, expert says

The UK could face "more stringent measures" after Christmas to counter the spread of the Omicron variant over the festive season, an expert has told Sky News.
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TV star Christine McGuinness 'trying to be a bit more myself now' after 'amazing' diagnosis of autism

tv star christine mcguinness 'trying to be a bit more myself now' after 'amazing' diagnosis of autism
TV star Christine McGuinness has told Sky News she is trying to be a bit more herself now after an "amazing" diagnosis of autism at 33.
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'It is paralysing': Terminated pregnancy and pensioners forced to work as hundreds count costs of cladding crisis

'it is paralysing': terminated pregnancy and pensioners forced to work as hundreds count costs of cladding crisis
Around 500 leaseholders from across the UK have told Sky News about the extreme mental health impact and financial toll of having to live in an unsafe building. 
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Antisemitism, racism and white supremacist material in podcasts on Spotify, investigation finds

antisemitism, racism and white supremacist material in podcasts on spotify, investigation finds
A Sky News investigation has found antisemitic, racist and white supremacist material in podcasts on one of the most popular streaming services, Spotify.
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Omicron: South Africa doctors see 'skyrocketing' cases but symptoms 'mild'

omicron: south africa doctors see 'skyrocketing' cases but symptoms 'mild'
Doctors treating people in the region of South Africa where Omicron is surging have told Sky News they have seen a rise in the number of patients being reinfected and vaccinated patients catching..
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Number of social gatherings held at No 10 in run-up to last Christmas, Sky News understands

A number of social gatherings were held in Downing Street in the run-up to Christmas last year while indoor mixing was banned in London under COVID restrictions, Sky News understands.
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People can enjoy Christmas if 'sensible' with masks and social distancing this month - top JCVI member

people can enjoy christmas if 'sensible' with masks and social distancing this month - top jcvi member
One of the UK's leading COVID experts has told Sky News that if people are "sensible" with wearing masks and social distancing in the coming weeks then they should all be able to enjoy Christmas.
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'Unless it's mandated there's no reason not to': Pubs still going ahead with Christmas party bookings

'unless it's mandated there's no reason not to': pubs still going ahead with christmas party bookings
Office Christmas party bookings are still largely going ahead despite concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant, pub landlords have told Sky News.
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Lisa Nandy to shadow Michael Gove on levelling up brief as Sir Keir Starmer's reshuffle continues

Lisa Nandy will move from shadow foreign secretary to shadow levelling up secretary, Sky News understands, as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer continues a reshuffle of his cabinet.
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UK taking 'safety first approach' with travel ban over new COVID variant, says Shapps

The UK is taking "a safety first approach" in banning entry from six African countries in the face of a virulent new COVID variant, Grant Shapps has told Sky News.
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Mayday call emerges after 27 killed in Channel boat sinking

A mayday call made by the French coastguard during yesterday's Channel boat emergency requesting urgent assistance from "all ships" in the area has been obtained by Sky News.
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Defence secretary saves 500 troops from army cull, as new elite Ranger regiment is announced

defence secretary saves 500 troops from army cull, as new elite ranger regiment is announced
The defence secretary has saved 500 troops from a planned cut in army numbers at a time of growing threats, though the force will still shrink by 9,000 posts to 73,000 to save money, Sky News..
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Migrants treated 'like animals' as border officials accused of taking bribes

migrants treated 'like animals' as border officials accused of taking bribes
An Iraqi people smuggler has told Sky News that officials are helping migrants cross borders illegally, sometimes in exchange for bribes, and huge risks are being taken to send people to the UK.
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UK does not need mandatory vaccines due to 'extraordinary success' of rollout - Raab

uk does not need mandatory vaccines due to 'extraordinary success' of rollout - raab
The UK does not need to introduce mandatory COVID vaccines because of the "extraordinary success" of the rollout, Dominic Raab told Sky News.
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'Men have to shut up and listen': Benedict Cumberbatch on toxic masculinity and championing women

'men have to shut up and listen': benedict cumberbatch on toxic masculinity and championing women
"We need to fix the behaviour of men," Benedict Cumberbatch has told Sky News. "You have to kind of lift the lid on the engine a little bit."
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Elderly couple say autistic son has been trapped in hospital for 20 years

elderly couple say autistic son has been trapped in hospital for 20 years
An elderly couple have told Sky News of their distress that their son - who has autism and a learning disability - remains trapped in hospital after more than twenty years.
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Grooming gang 'targeted primary school girls' - as police told to 'declare war' on abusers

grooming gang 'targeted primary school girls' - as police told to 'declare war' on abusers
Police have been urged to "declare war" on a child grooming gang after several women told Sky News they were abused by a group of men operating in Hull.
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AstraZeneca's pledge to poorer nations as it seeks COVID jab profits from next year

astrazeneca's pledge to poorer nations as it seeks covid jab profits from next year
The chief executive of AstraZeneca (AZ) has told Sky News that the company's decision to begin seeking a modest profit from its COVID vaccine is unlikely to kick in until next year.
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'I was groomed': Shamima Begum insists she 'didn't hate Britain' when she fled to Syria - and now wants to face trial in UK

'i was groomed': shamima begum insists she 'didn't hate britain' when she fled to syria - and now wants to face trial in uk
Shamima Begum, the Bethnal Green schoolgirl who fled to Syria and joined IS, has told Sky News she was groomed by friends and older men she met online before joining the terror group.
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'Stuck in the dark ages': Sajid Javid says sports bodies are failing to tackle racism

'stuck in the dark ages': sajid javid says sports bodies are failing to tackle racism
Sporting bodies have not done enough to tackle racism - and scandal-hit Yorkshire Cricket Club is "stuck in the dark ages", cabinet minister Sajid Javid has told Sky News.
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Javid: Govt 'firmly' keeping to Plan A at the moment but 'remain cautious'

javid: govt 'firmly' keeping to plan a at the moment but 'remain cautious'
Sajid Javid has played down the need for more restrictions to be introduced in the coming weeks, telling Sky News that England is "firmly" in Plan A at the moment.
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COVID surge in Europe shows 'critical' need to vaccinate millions still not jabbed in UK, SAGE expert warns

covid surge in europe shows 'critical' need to vaccinate millions still not jabbed in uk, sage expert warns
Spiking coronavirus infections across Europe show the "critical" need for people in the UK get vaccinated, a government scientific adviser has told Sky News.
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UK weather: 'Plunge of cold Arctic air' could sweep across nation next week

uk weather: 'plunge of cold arctic air' could sweep across nation next week
The UK could see a significant cold spell next week, according to a Sky News weather expert.
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Lady Gaga on drawing from real-life trauma for House Of Gucci performance

lady gaga on drawing from real-life trauma for house of gucci performance
"For me, it's real," Lady Gaga tells Sky News. "There are a lot of things that I've been through in my life, traumatic experiences, that I drew upon to play Patrizia."
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Cabinet minister apologises after casting doubt over future of parliament's sleaze investigator

cabinet minister apologises after casting doubt over future of parliament's sleaze investigator
A cabinet minister has apologised after he cast doubt over the future of parliament's sleaze investigator in a Sky News interview.
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Goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C in 'intensive care' after COP26 summit

The goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is in "intensive care" after the conclusion of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Labour's Ed Miliband has told Sky News.
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Bahamas PM says COP26 has 'no teeth' and Boris Johnson's language doesn't 'convey seriousness' of climate crisis

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The leader of one of the world's most climate-vulnerable nations has told Sky News that the commitments at the Glasgow summit have "no teeth" and are just "aspirational".
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Government needs to 'do better' amid sleaze allegations against MPs, chancellor says

The government needs to "do better" amid sleaze allegations against MPs "and we know that", the chancellor has told Sky News.
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Russian ambassador denies his country lacks urgency over climate change

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Russia's ambassador to London has denied his country shows a lack of urgency on climate change and told Sky News it is "very much alert" to the issue because temperatures there are rising faster than..
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Minister says MPs should not use parliamentary office for second jobs amid claims against Sir Geoffrey Cox

MPs should not use their parliamentary office for work relating to their second jobs, a cabinet minister has told Sky News, as a senior Conservative faces allegations he misused his Commons office to..
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'I feel her inside of me all the time': Lady Gaga on playing the murderer at the heart of the House of Gucci

'i feel her inside of me all the time': lady gaga on playing the murderer at the heart of the house of gucci
Lady Gaga has told Sky News that her latest film role took a toll on her - but it's a toll she welcomed.
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Revealed: The caver who was rescued after two-day Brecon Beacons ordeal

The man who injured himself and got stuck in a Brecon Beacons cave for two days is named George Linnane, Sky News can reveal.
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COVID-19: Pfizer antiviral pill could be available 'early in 2022' if approved

An antiviral pill said to slash the risk of hospitalisation or death from COVID-19 should - subject to regulatory approval - be available early next year, the UK boss of Pfizer has told Sky News.
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'Pandora's box marked Tory sleaze has been opened', says SNP MP calling for police investigation

An SNP MP who has asked the Metropolitan Police to investigate cash for honours allegations against the Conservatives has told Sky News that the "Pandora's box marked Tory sleaze has been opened for..
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COP26: President Bolsonaro no-show is no embarrassment, says Brazil's lead negotiator

cop26: president bolsonaro no-show is no embarrassment, says brazil's lead negotiator
The absence of President Jair Bolsonaro at the critical UN summit in Glasgow is not a problem, Brazil's top climate diplomat has told Sky News.
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'It's not explicit': Sarah Jayne Dunn on OnlyFans and being dropped from Hollyoaks

'it's not explicit': sarah jayne dunn on onlyfans and being dropped from hollyoaks
Actress Sarah Jayne Dunn has told Sky News she was "shocked and disappointed" at being dropped from Hollyoaks over her decision to join adult subscription site OnlyFans.
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Minister says it's important have 'rich mix' in Lords amid 'cash for honours' claims

minister says it's important have 'rich mix' in lords amid 'cash for honours' claims
A cabinet minister has told Sky News it is important to have a "rich mix" in the House of Lords, amid fresh scrutiny of the Conservative Party's award of peerages.
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'Borrowed to our eyeballs' and facing 'debt traps' - poor countries call for more climate finance help

'borrowed to our eyeballs' and facing 'debt traps' - poor countries call for more climate finance help
Poor countries have "borrowed to our eyeballs" and must be granted more cash to cope with the climate change ruining lives and livelihoods around the world, a representative of 46 developing nations..
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State should step in over 'tainted and dirty' university donations, says professor

state should step in over 'tainted and dirty' university donations, says professor
A professor at the University of Oxford has told Sky News the government may need to step in to ensure that institutions do not accept donations from morally questionable sources.
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Kwarteng's comments to Sky News on standards watchdog should be investigated, Labour says

kwarteng's comments to sky news on standards watchdog should be investigated, labour says
The Labour Party has called for an investigation into Kwasi Kwarteng's comments to Sky News about the future of parliament's standards watchdog.
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PM backs bid to pause suspension of Tory ex-minister who breached lobbying rules

Boris Johnson will back a bid to pause a suspension for a Conservative former minister as part of an overhaul of standards rules for MPs, Sky News understands.
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British trawler detained as part of French fishing feud still being held despite Macron climbdown

british trawler detained as part of french fishing feud still being held despite macron climbdown
A British scallop trawler detained by French authorities as part of a fishing feud with the UK is still being held, despite a cabinet minister earlier telling Sky News it had been released.
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