Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford confirms Wales will be placed under "new protective measures" on December 27th to "control" the spread of the Omicron variant. He says they will draw on "elements" of the "alert level 2 regime" used earlier in the pandemic and warns they are currently in "the calm before the storm". Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The government has unveiled its ten-year plan to tackle drug crime in England and Wales. The £300 million strategy will overhaul recovery and treatment services and take on the “kingpins” behind supply lines. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The first ministers of Scotland and Wales have written a joint letter to Boris Johnson calling for a "four-nations approach" on tougher travel restrictions, after nine cases of the Omicron variant were found in the UK.
During a press conference on Monday, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said the new Covid variant presents "potentially the most challenging development" for some time. Report by Lewisl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
New Year's Traditions , From Around the World.
Ecuadorians burn away
past bad luck and scare away
future bad luck by burning a paper-
stuffed scarecrow outside of their homes.
For each of the final 12 seconds of the year,
reveling Spaniards will gobble down one grape
for good luck in every month of the new year.
Danes ring in the New Year by breaking old dishes on the doorsteps of friends and family.
Chileans include their
lost loved ones in their New Year's
celebrations by visiting cemeteries
and setting up chairs next to their graves.
New Year's in Greece looks more like Christmas
in other parts of the world, complete with the
Greek Santa Claus, gifts exchange and caroling.
Central and South America.
The color of a person's New Year's underwear
in this region of the world is thought to increase
fortune or even bring more love and happiness
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