Labour Party on collision course with unions as Green rejects face mask use in schools | UK | News

The Labour Party adopted a different stance from several teaching unions in maintaining face coverings should not be mandatory for teachers and pupils once they return to school. The NASUWT teaching union earlier this week suggested older students should be made to wear face masks  as children over 11 are now required to wear masks in other settings to contain the risks of the coronavirus. But shadow Education Secretary Kate Green told Sky News: “Our position is to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Officers, of the scientists, who…

No Time To Die could be the last James Bond film with iconic Aston Martin – here’s why | Films | Entertainment

“He later gives the password as VESPER, which on an alpha-numeric keypad would be 837737.” There are some explanations available, however, as he may have changed his password shortly after meeting Vesper and falling in love. Or could it simply have been a slip-up during production? No Time To Die is currently set for UK release on November 12, 2020. Source link

Coronavirus map LIVE: What now? Unstoppable rise in cases even AFTER lockdown sparks panic | UK | News

State leaders are now set to widen restrictons with more than six million people told to wear a mask when outside from Sunday, extending a requirement already in place in the capital Melbourne. Australia’s coronavirus death toll now stands at to 189, more than half of which have occurred in Victoria and its capital Melbourne. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “We’ve now been in this lockdown in Melbourne for some weeks and we are not getting the results we would hope for, and as a result the further measures that…

TikTok news: UK stars react to potential UK ban on app over CCP links | UK | News

TikTok insisting they have no connection to the Chinese government. India banned the app, along with 58 others, at the start of July. That was followed by the US announcing that it was considering blocking the app due to national security concerns. Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has added to calls to introduce a TikTok ban in the UK, citing “real serious concerns” over the links to the CCP. But users of the app were left shocked by the moves, with the most famous not knowing whether the platform…

Stonehenge news: Origins of iconic monument revealed through slab analysis | UK | News

The iconic monument was built in several stages, with the first believed to have been erected around 5,000 years ago. The inner layer, comprised of the largest stones, has been analysed by archaeologists. The biggest stones stand a staggering nine meters tall, and weigh around 25 tonnes. The research was published in science journal Science Advances. Made of sarsen stones, the researchers used geographical data to trace the rocks origins back to a common source. The findings show that the sarsen stones were gathered from the West Woods some 4,500…

London news: Police rush to Enfield after man killed in horror attack | UK | News

The shooting took place on Beaconsfield Road, near Edmonton Green overground station, at around 9pm. The Enfield Metropolitan Police Service have confirmed a male in his mid-20s was pronounced dead at the scene. This is despite the efforts of both officers and paramedics who arrived at the scene. A crime scene has been put in place around the area, and footage posted to twitter by bystanders appears to show multiple police cars and vans parked around the area. Twitter user 999London said: “A large number of police officers are currently…

Boris urged to call off search for £100k press spokesperson – ‘Waste of taxpayers money!’ | UK | News

Last night it emerged Boris Johnson is on the hunt for a new spokesperson to lead televised press briefings. The role, which is likely to come with a salary of more than £100,000-a-year, was posted on the Conservative Party’s LinkedIn page. The advertisement said the successful candidate will represent the Government and Mr Johnson to “an audience of millions on a daily basis, across the main broadcast channels and social media, and to have the chance to influence and shape public opinion”. In response to the new job posting, Express.co.uk…

McDonald’s coronavirus alert: Sandwell restaurant closes with five staff positive | UK | News

The restaurant at Great Bridge in Sandwell, Weest Midlands, was said to have closed as a precaution. A sign on the front of the door said this was due to “maintenance”. However, the firm confirmed the incident today. A spokesman for McDonald’s said: “We have pro actively decided to temporarily close our Great Bridge restaurant as a precautionary measure following a rise of Covid-19 cases in the local area with five of our employees testing positive. “We have been in contact with all the restaurant employees and also with Public…

BBC TV licence protest: Thousands hit streets in anger – 24 hours to save over-75s right | UK | News

Thousands of senior citizens have also vowed to press ahead with a campaign of direct action against bill collectors. Leading campaigner Lord Foulkes warned there is just 24 hours to save the perk for the over-75s and called on the government to stage a last minute intervention. BBC bosses are imposing the £157.50 on the over-75s from Saturday for the first time in 20 years. Members of the National Pensioners’ Convention will take to the streets in London, Newcastle, Oxford, Norwich, Liverpool, Irvine and Belfast in protest. General Secretary Jan…