Monkeypox has been rebranded 'mpox' by the World Health Organisation.
Monkeypox has been rebranded 'mpox' by the World Health Organisation.
Ingolstadt body identified by family as 23-year-old German-Iraqi woman was later found to be Algerian blogger
Wrexham co-owner and Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds learned the meaning of "squeaky bum time".Source: BBC Sport
PC Sam Grigg left his victim taped up before cutting her when freeing her with knife
Falmouth Town manager Andrew Westgarth was pleased to add another three points despite a below-par performance on Saturday.
As Britain endures a cost-of-living crisis, public libraries and other community hubs are providing "warm spaces" for vulnerable members of society to stay safe and access free food this winter.In Ipswich, a town in eastern England, local resident Marina Flynn has been a regular visitor to Chantry Library over the past year. "It's a great warm space to come to, obviously with the cost of heating these days," Flynn told AFP as the outdoor temperature registered about five degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit)."It's been as cold in my house as outside" this winter, added 54-year-old Flynn, who is unemployed and relies on the library's foodbank that provides donated staples and sanitary products for free."The foodbank I use quite a lot with the cost-of-living crisis, not being able to afford food," said Flynn, who competes to be heard against a babble from babies and toddlers heading home with carers following a musical activity organised by the library.UK public libraries are government-funded via local councils but have suffered from large budget cuts in recent years, causing many to fundraise and rely on volunteers to help bridge gaps. - 'Areas of deprivation' -With inflation soaring worldwide last year on surging energy costs, a charity seeking to improve UK library services produced national guidance for organisations wanting to set up "warm spaces" ahead of the current winter.Local councils are using the guidance -- an idea of money-saving expert and television personality Martin Lewis -- to help set up warm spaces in other community venues such as churches and village halls."The services have been well used," said Nick Poole, chief executive of the library charity CILIP."It's mainly been focused on areas where you've got multiple deprivation or older and vulnerable communities," he told AFP.The government of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is subsidising electricity and gas bills this winter but households and businesses are still left paying far more than a year ago.Poole would rather that extended support services did not exist in Britain's thousands of libraries."But if they're going to, we want them to be safe and welcoming and inclusive."In one corner of Chantry Library stands a small cafe, which provides free hot drinks and soup on Sundays."We have customers come in that are sad and we help them out as much as we possibly can," said Mark Dyer, the eatery's 48-year-old owner.- 'Come for company' -Poole said it feels like "a natural extension of the function of" libraries to be safe and warm spaces."People don't want to admit they're in trouble. People have used the (cost-of-living) services but don't like talking about it very much," he added. Visitors whose needs cannot be met by the library are signposted to other support groups. "I live on my own so I tend to come up here for company," said Flynn, who attends a weekly men's talking group.Later in the day, a group of women gather round a table to knit, while donated clothes hang next to the library's entrance on "kindness racks". "We have had a clothes rack since before the cost-of-living" crisis, said Vicki Mann, manager of Chantry Library."But that has grown given the fact that we don't just offer children's clothes now... and we can't keep it replenished enough."According to Poole, libraries "are always there to meet local needs."But at the same time, we can't do everything for everyone with no money... It's very hard for the libraries to exist themselves. They cost money to heat and light."bcp/rfj/cw/dhc
Lord Hague has categorically ruled himself out of returning to politics and becoming Tory party chairman. The former Conservative party leader was favourite to take on the job after Nadhim Zahawi was sacked by the Prime Minister on Sunday. Rumours swirled Lord Hague, a close ally of Rishi Sunak, would be offered the role when he was invited to attend last week's Cabinet 'away day' at Chequers amid growing concerns over Mr Zahawi's tax affairs.
The festival is held on Shetland to celebrate the archipelago’s Viking heritage.
The Casino Royale star, 42, had been set to star in the sci-fi film A Patriot before production was shut down in October 2019.
The attack carried out on Sunday hit many facilities, including a hospital, a post office, bus station and residential buildings
Misguided government efforts to rehabilitate militants have helped fuel recent terrorist activity
Mo Farah will return to the London Marathon this year one final time with Eilish McColgan set to make her debut over the distance. Farah was forced to pull out just days before with injury while McColgan delayed her planned debut in October 2022 after struggling to take on fuel on the transition from track to road running. “I was really disappointed to miss last year’s London Marathon because of injury,” he said.
The coach of the Australian men's football team announced Monday he will lead the side's next World Cup campaign, after masterminding a shock top 16 finish in Qatar. Arnold said Monday he had signed a four-year extension, and would lead the team's quest to qualify for the 2026 World Cup in North America.
The Princess of Wales admitted that the Prince was unlikely to buy her roses on Valentine’s Day as she toured a market to promote a major new public awareness campaign about early childhood.
A group of asylum seekers pushed back against being relocated from Manhattan to a Brooklyn shelter in the early hours of January 30, according to local newsAdult male migrants who were housed in the Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen resisted their relocation to a shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, local news said.According to local news, police arrived at the scene outside the hotel at approximately 7:30 pm on Sunday evening, where asylum seekers and activists protested the relocation.This footage from @datainput shows tents erected by the asylum seekers outside the Watson Hotel, according to local news, and groups of people gathered outside as police stand by.Earlier this month, New York Mayor Eric Adams announced his plan to move single men from the Watson Hotel to the new shelter, which can house 1,000 people. Credit: @datainput via Storyful
Rachelle Miller tells inquiry the then human services minister was ‘very firm’ a media storm over the Centrelink debt recovery scheme needed to be shut down
A talented ice cream seller in Bangkok, Thailand has a unique trick he uses to outshine his street food rivals. Footage from January 14 shows Lung-Som, 77, hurling balls of ice cream 20ft into the air and catching them in a cone, a skill which has now become his trademark.
Nearly an hour of footage showing Memphis police officers pepper spray, baton, punch, kick and tase Tyre Nichols helped bring swift murder charges. Bevan Hurley explains the horror captured in four separate videos
People tell us about their sightings as part of RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, with many species flourishing
The government has rejected warnings from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that Britain's economy will reverse this year, saying "the IMS predicted lots of things and they turned out not be true". Roads Minister Richard Holden added "we want to see reality rather than predictions".
Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned that people are getting "a bit snowflaky" about bullying allegations levelled at government ministers.