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Dad describes ‘phenomenal’ moment he turns on baby daughter’s hearing aids 

Mandatory Courtesy: @addisonjrp A father has delighted social media by sharing the moment he turns his severely deaf daughter’s hearing aids on in the morning. Paul Addison, 32, from Harrogate, tweeted a video of four-month-old Georgina reacting to the moment with the caption: “When our daughter’s new hearing aids are turned on in the morning.” Baby Georgina was diagnosed as severely deaf in September, and wears a hearing aid in each ear to amplify sound. After she had been wearing the aids for a few weeks, her father decided to share the “lightbulb moment” with the world.

Greta Thunberg draws a crowd upon arrival in Spain 

Greta Thunberg has arrived in Madrid to join thousands of other young people in a march to demand world leaders take real action against climate change. The Spanish capital is hosting United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at streamlining the rules on global carbon markets and agreeing on how poor countries should be compensated for destruction largely caused by emissions from rich nations. The two-week talks come as scientific evidence mounts about disasters that could ensue from further global warming, including a study commissioned by 14 sea-faring nations due to be published on Friday that predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism. That could cause hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by 2050, says the report, adding that limiting global warming would lessen the economic impact for coastal countries but that they also need to adapt to ocean changes.

Dad describes ‘phenomenal’ moment he turns on baby daughter’s hearing aids 

Mandatory Courtesy: @addisonjrp A father has delighted social media by sharing the moment he turns his severely deaf daughter’s hearing aids on in the morning. Paul Addison, 32, from Harrogate, tweeted a video of four-month-old Georgina reacting to the moment with the caption: “When our daughter’s new hearing aids are turned on in the morning.” Baby Georgina was diagnosed as severely deaf in September, and wears a hearing aid in each ear to amplify sound. After she had been wearing the aids for a few weeks, her father decided to share the “lightbulb moment” with the world.

Grandmother transforms into Elf on a Shelf 

Credit: Alison Campbell A glamorous grandmother is setting Instagram a jingle with hilarious festive photos of herself larking about as a real life Elf on the Shelf - dressed as one of Santa's little helpers to do everything from pull pints to relax at a posh spa. But, inspired by her daughter's decision to play the Elf on the Shelf game with her own little ones - where parents can hide an elf figurine around the house for their children to find every morning leading up to Christmas - Alison went one better by donning fancy dress and becoming a flesh and blood version of the impish creature. Now from December 1 to 24 every year she pulls on a Primark elf costume and is snapped wearing it to complete a variety of challenges from bus driving to bar work - much to the amusement of friends, family and strangers. Alison, who even had her eyebrows waxed dressed as an elf, laughed: “My family think I’m bonkers, but the reaction is very funny. Everyone always laughs when they see me in my costume and nobody has ever been negative."

National Trust brings in robot to map weeds on farm 

A National Trust estate has brought in a robot to map the location of weeds in a bid to cut chemical use and improve environmental performance. It will allow farmers to apply herbicides solely to areas where there are weeds rather than spraying large areas. Two further robots are in development, one to zap weeds with an electrical charge and the other for precision planting. It is hoped that the zapping robot will remove the need to use chemical weedkillers, which harm biodiversity.

Solskjaer: Rashford played like he was in the playground 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford played as if he was in the playground with his mates after his brace ruined Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford. Rashford scored in the sixth minute and then slotted home a second-half penalty to earn a 2-1 win and ease the pressure on Mourinho’s successor, who had overseen their worst start to a season since 1988. The England international also rattled the crossbar and sent a free-kick just wide as if he was on a one-man mission to make it a night to forget for the Portuguese.

Jose Mourinho accepts former side deserved to win 

Marcus Rashford’s brace ruined Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford return as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United ran out deserved victors against Tottenham. Less than a year after being sacked as background backbiting compounded poor performances, Mourinho returned to the Old Trafford touchline at a time when pressure was increasing on his successor following the club’s worst start to a season since 1988. The Portuguese received a warm reception at his old stomping ground but Solskjaer’s name filled the air on Wednesday night, when Rashford goals either side of a fine Dele Alli equaliser sealed United a much-needed 2-1 victory against Spurs.

Marco Silva refuses to discuss future after Merseyside derby defeat 

Marco Silva refused to discuss his future after Liverpool piled the pressure on the under-fire Everton manager with a 5-2 victory at Anfield. Silva was pushed to the brink as the Toffees were routed by their neighbours in a one-sided Merseyside derby to slip into the bottom three of the Premier League. It was Everton’s third successive defeat and an eighth in 11 games, leaving Silva under severe pressure and facing the sack.

New 007 trailer premiered at Piccadilly Circus 

James Bond will be back on cinema screens in 2020, with the trailer of its newest addition No Time To Die being premiered on the world famous advertising screens at Piccadilly Circus in London. The footage from the highly anticipated film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and co-written by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge, shows Daniel Craig back in the role but no longer working as the spy with the licence to kill. It shows his first meeting with Nomi, played by Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch, who brusquely tells him: "The world has moved on Commander Bond. You get in my way, I will put a bullet in your knee. The one that works."

BBC unveil new adaptation of Worzel Gummidge 

Credit: BBC A dazzling, modern adaptation of Worzel Gummidge comes to BBC One in two one-hour films, inspired by the classic books of Barbara Euphan Todd. This family treat will bring these glorious stories to life for an audience of all ages and is tipped to be the TV event of the season. Mackenzie Crook, who writes, directs and stars as Worzel Gummidge, has taken Scatterbrook Farm and the infamous characters of this well-loved tale and injected them with a tender and authentic charm. This is the perfect family adventure, packed with a fun, mischievous spirit and delivered with an environmental message. He has gathered a host of both accomplished and brilliant actors who will appear in this eagerly anticipated adaptation. Mackenzie Crook said: “I’m thrilled to be back working with the BBC and many members of the Detectorists team to bring Worzel Gummidge to a new generation of viewers and reintroduce him to old friends. Adapting Barbara Euphan Todd’s books into these two films has been a joy and I’ve completely fallen for her charming, irreverent scarecrow.” Playing The Green Man, creator of the scarecrows, who arrives to Scatterbrook in episode two, is comedy legend Sir Michael Palin. He says: “It’s a lovely part for me, but the whole script is very memorable and touching, and very funny too. It quite skillfully weaves in something for everybody all the time.”

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