May, 2020

 

Coronavirus: MPs anxious over return to virus ‘hotspot’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The number of MPs allowed in the chamber will be restricted MPs return to Westminster on Tuesday and while some can’t wait others say it is far too early and are angry about the end of working from home. The government insists they will be kept safe from coronavirus with new working practices and it is important that they get back to work to set an example to the rest of the country. Commons leader Jacob-Rees Mogg argues that the semi-virtual “hybrid” Commons – that


Coronavirus: Contact tracing system is launching in Wales

Image caption Wales’ contact tracing system is starting on Monday The “test, trace, protect” system is launching in Wales on Monday. It will see the close contacts of people who have tested positive for coronavirus asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Similar systems are under way in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It comes on what Health Minister Vaughan Gething called a “big day” with a “significant easing” of the lockdown, so people could see others from another household. He said he was “proud to be taking choices that are


Newspaper headlines: ‘One million pupils stay home’ as schools open and rules ease

Newspaper headlines: ‘One million pupils stay home’ as schools open and rules ease By BBC News Staff Image caption “One million children set to stay off school today amid safety fears,” is the headline on the Guardian’s front page. The figure represents half of those who are expected to return to primary school in England on Monday when classes resume for selected year groups, the paper adds. The paper reports scepticism from parents, teaching unions and councils that schools are returning too soon. Meanwhile, the paper has a powerful front


Live George Floyd Protest Updates and Video

A nation braces for another night of unrest. Demonstrations continued across the United States on Sunday as officials braced for another night of destruction after a weekend of protests met by aggressive law enforcement response. The fear and fury that had seized Minneapolis, where the death of yet another black man at the hands of the police last week set off days of protracted unrest, have now swept well beyond Minnesota, with tumultuous demonstrations from Columbus, Ohio, and Little Rock, Ark., to Miami and Washington. On Saturday night, parts of


Lawyer Colinford Mattis Accused in Molotov Cocktail Attack on Police

A Molotov cocktail attack on a police patrol car over the weekend was carried out by a human rights lawyer and a Princeton-educated associate at a Manhattan law firm, the authorities said on Sunday. The attack during the Brooklyn protests left the dashboard of a blue-and-white police car charred after a night of violent clashes between protesters and police, a symbol of the chaos wrought over a weekend of sometimes peaceful and sometimes violent demonstrations. The car was unoccupied when the Molotov cocktail ignited, and no one was injured, the


N.Y.C. Protests Flare for Fourth Night: Live Updates

Demonstrations reignited after a long night of unrest. New York City, reeling from days of chaotic confrontations between protesters and the police that have resulted in dozens of injuries, hundreds of arrests, smashed storefronts and burned police vehicles, braced on Sunday for a fourth night of turbulence over the death of George Floyd. By Sunday afternoon several groups of demonstrators were gathering across the city. Hundreds of people had gathered at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn. Another large group marched south from Washington Square Park in Manhattan and crossed


Championship season set to resume on 20 June with play-off final at end of July | Football

The EFL has announced the Championship season is set to resume on 20 June and will end “on or around 30 July” with the play-off final. “Following Saturday’s announcement by the Government to allow elite sporting events to return behind closed doors, the EFL has this weekend agreed to a provisional restart date of the weekend of 20 June 2020 for matches in the Sky Bet Championship,” an official statement said. “The date is subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance is met, and that


Belfast: Residents told to close windows after ‘significant’ blaze

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption There were about 30 firefighters tackling the blaze on Sunday evening Residents in Belfast have been advised to keep their windows and doors closed as firefighters tackle a “significant” grass and gorse fire. The fire service received a call about a grassland fire within the nature reserve at Belfast Harbour Estate at 15:45 BST on Sunday. Plumes of smoke were visible over the city on Sunday evening. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said about 30 firefighters were tackling the blaze. Skip Twitter


Democrats to interview state department watchdog fired by Trump | US news

Members of three House and Senate committees will on Wednesday interview Steve Linick, the state department inspector general who was fired abruptly by Donald Trump. According to two congressional aides working on the investigation who requested anonymity to discuss the closed-door meeting, Linick will speak to members of the House foreign affairs and oversight committees and the Senate foreign relations committee. Democrats announced on Friday that they are expanding their investigation into Linick’s firing, as part of a larger effort by Democrats and some Republicans to find out more about


Officials Urge Protesters in N.Y.C. to Get Tested to Control Virus: Live Updates

As thousands of people protested in New York City and across the region this weekend, officials expressed support for the right to demonstrate but expressed concern about spreading the coronavirus. Source link