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The Telegraph Frontpage for the last day of 2022

Good morning.

Rishi Sunak has brought back Covid travel rules for the first time since all restrictions were lifted in February, with travellers from China required to have negative Covid tests.

Meanwhile, four of the Lionesses who won England’s first international football trophy since 1966 have received New Year Honours for their services to football, but the rest of the team have been left out.

Headlines: Today’s essential news

Travel rules | The Prime Minister decided on Friday that anyone flying from China to the UK from Jan 5 will be required to return a negative Covid test within 48 hours of their departure. The new restrictions come amid concerns that Beijing’s secrecy over Covid outbreaks is hampering global efforts to track potential dangerous new strains. But not everyone agrees with the new travel curbs, with some experts claiming they are unlikely to prove effective.

Around the world: Top Stories

  • ‘True legend’ | Television news pioneer Barbara Walters dies aged 93
    Barbara Walters, one of American television’s most prominent interviewers and the first woman to anchor an evening news broadcast, has died at 93.Walters, who created the popular ABC women’s talk show The View in 1997, died at her home in New York, Robert Iger, chief executive of ABC’s corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co, said on Twitter.
  • Income unveiled | Trump bragged about trimming tax burden
    Donald Trump boasted of his success in lowering his tax burden after it emerged that he claimed back $46,000 (£38,000) in travel expenses for a $50,000 (£41,000) speaking engagement.The former president’s financial situation while in the White House was laid bare after Democrats in Congress published six years’ worth of his tax returns.It revealed that Mr Trump and Melania, his wife, reported negative income in four of those six years. He paid no tax in his final year in office.
  • Idaho | PhD student who researched criminals charged with murder
    Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was arrested in a dramatic early morning raid on Friday by a Swat team in Pennsylvania
    charged with the murder of four Idaho university students in their home last month.

    Mr Kohberger graduated from Pennsylvania’s DeSales University this May with a master’s degree in criminal justice.His study included examining how “emotions and psychological traits influence decision-making when committing a crime”, according to the Daily Mail.As part of his research, he posted an appeal on social media for participants to take a study help “to understand the story behind your most criminal offence”.
  • War | Russian jets ‘almost all’ downed by Moscow’s defence systems
    A failure by Moscow’s forces in Ukraine to interact with other branches of the military led to a number of “friendly fire” incidents that brought down Su-30M, Su-34 and Su-35S fighter aircraft, as well as Ka-52 helicopters.It was said that the Russian air force’s main enemy had become its own air defence systems.The claims were made by authoritative pro-Russian military bloggers via their channels on the Telegram messaging app.
  • ‘Dear friend’ | Putin expects Xi Jinping to make Moscow state visit
    Vladimir Putin told Xi Jinping that he expects the Chinese president to visit Moscow for a state visit in the new year in what would be a show of support.The Russian president’s buoyant remarks at the start of a video call were in contrast to a short statement from Mr Xi, who made no mention of a visit to Moscow.In an attempt to counter Russia’s image of growing isolation, Putin said that he expects a state visit in the spring to “demonstrate to the world the closeness of Russian-Chinese relations”.

A-Z of 2022  | Our unique, interactive guide to a year when the news would not stop coming

Comment and analysis

Today’s big-read

The people you might not have heard of who will shape the news in 2023


From the man in charge of the US economy to the king of crypto, this is who will shape your news agenda for the year ahead

Editor’s choice: Take 5

  • The good apples | What shone out amid a barrel-load of bad in 2022
    An old hand and a young gun mull the highs and many lows of a year like no other, from that Hollywood slap to a tea party to remember
  • Best cocktail recipes for New Year’s Eve | 10 easy drinks to make
  • Auld Lang Syne lyrics | 8 things you did not know about the song
  • Strops, swearing and Stravinksy | Life as a top female composer
    Alice Farnham’s book In Good Hands wants to show that conductors aren’t just all shouty male maestros.
    The book’s subtitle is The Making of a Modern Conductor, and at least half of its almost 300 pages are given over to explaining how the shy but gifted girl who always thought she was too nervous to appear in public made it to the podium. It was a strikingly traditional route that many 20th- and even 19th-century conductors would recognise: singing in choirs, learning the organ, getting a job as church organist, which led to conducting the choir; acting as a rehearsal pianist for opera companies, which led to the offer of actually conducting a performance.
  • TV | Inspired by the series, I visited the ultimate hotel for detectorists

Telegraph obituaries: 52 lives of 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who died this year aged 96, was the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom. During a period of remarkable change throughout her realms and the world at large, she proved herself one of the most effective and best-loved sovereigns the nation has known. Re-read the definitive Telegraph obituary – and that of 51 other famous names who died in 2022.

Obits of 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8. Credit: Max Mumby / Getty

Former Pope Benedict XVI dies aged 95

Former Pope Benedict XVI Credit: Shutterstock

The former Pope Benedict XVI has died in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican, a spokesman for the Holy See said.

Find also to read:
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  3. 2013 Lifestyle, religiously and spiritualy
  4. 2014 Religion
  5. Responsibility for children who were molested by clergy
  6. 72 Synod Fathers on the topic “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world”
  7. Roman Catholic Church in the United States of America at war
  8. Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and lightening
  9. Rumours of problems in Roman Catholic Church
  10. Manifests for believers #1 Sex abuse setting fire to the powder
  11. Pastoral discipline and dissent from papal teaching

Looking back at 2022: Sporting gold

It finally came home this year. Not for Gareth Southgate’s side, sadly, but Ella Toone helped England end 56 years of hurt by winning the Women’s European Championship. Read how the world reacted. Lionel Messi also firmly staked his claim in the GOAT race by finally emulating his idol, Diego Maradona, in lifting a World Cup for Argentina. The final was an epic for the ages on the pitch, but much of the wider winter tournament in Qatar was tainted by claims of sportswashing. In cricket, England lifted their second T20 World Cup after Jos Buttler did it his way.

Here is a selection of articles we think you’ll be interested in today.
Rishi Sunak orders negative Covid tests for all travellers from China
Four arrested after woman dies in Christmas Day hit-and-run
Russia-Ukraine war: General behind failed capture of Kyiv sent to lead eastern front
The Kremlin chief hailed the efforts of Moscow and Beijing to counter “unprecedented Western pressure and provocations”, adding: “We aim to strengthen cooperation between the armed forces of Russia and China.”

Fury as Police Scotland describes paedophiles as ‘minor-attracted people’
Russian jets shot from the sky ‘almost all’ downed by Moscow air defence systems

Tonight’s TV

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny, BBC Two, 11.30pm | Jools Holland is joined by guests including George Ezra and Self Esteem. More details – and other TV choices.




The Telegraph Frontpage for Saturday 2022 December 03


Additional reading

  1. European Council meeting of 20 – 21 October 2022
  2. Entering the last month of the year 2022
  3. 2022 the year of fearing some wars
  4. What 2022 brought to us and looking forward to 2023
  5. Will the Russian War in Ukraine reset World diplomacy?

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