AS 2022 draws to a close all of us here on the DCN news desk would like to wish our readers a merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

We hope the coming weeks are restful and full of joy for each and every one of you.

Our offices will be closed from 5pm Friday 23 December until 3 January next year. During this time we will not be publishing the daily news.

The first daily newswire of the year will arrive in your inboxes on the morning of Tuesday 3 January.

We would like to thank all our readers for their ongoing support and wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy 2022.