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Shrek added to US film registry for its ‘cultural significance’

 - Movies - Dec 15 SHARE ON:

Love it or hate it, Shrek is an all-time classic and America’s National Film Registry have cemented its greatness by adding to its list in the Library of Congress.

The registry recognises the most ‘cultural, historically or aesthetically’ significant films throughout history with films like Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption and more. Shrek was one of the 25 entries for 2020 and entered alongside films like Grease, The Hurt Locker and The Dark Knight.

This year’s entries look to celebrate the astounding work of women and people of colour in the cinema industry, as stated by the Library’s current librarian, Carla Hayden.

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EU vaccine approval meeting moved forward

 - COVID-19 - Dec 15 SHARE ON:

The European Medicines Agency has stated that the COVID-19 vaccine approval meeting has been moved to December 21st, more than a week before the previously scheduled date.

This change follows pressure on European regulator from desperate countries such as Germany and was thus moved forward from December 29th to the 21st.

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen stated that this means vaccinations in the European Union would probably start before the end of 2020.

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Jesy Nelson quits Little Mix for good

 - Music - Dec 15 SHARE ON:

Following her previous reports of a hiatus due to personal reasons, Jesy Nelson took to Instagram to report that she has officially left the band in a long, touching message.

The 29-year-old singer stated that she is leaving Little Mix due to the effects on her mental health and the difficulty she found in living up to expectations.

Little Mix followed up with a Twitter-thread, calling the move ‘an incredibly sad time for all of us’ whilst also showing their support towards Jesy.

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Caruana Galizia public inquiry to continue proceedings beyond extended deadline

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Judges on the Caruana Galizia public inquiry have stated that proceedings will go beyond the 15th December deadline, which had already been extended from September.

Following the six-hour hearing of Joseph Muscat’s former chief of staff Keith Schembri, the judges stated that no external factors such as undue pressure will affect the brief.

The board revealed that data extracted from Europol’s analysis of the relevant electronic devices could be available by January.

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