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Complaints about GPs have almost tripled in a year, with the “vast majority” of concerns relating to difficulties accessing appointments, the NHS watchdog said.
A parent in Virginia’s Page County told a school board on Thursday, January 20, that she would “bring every single gun, loaded and ready” if the board did not abandon their mask mandate for students.“No mask mandates. My children will not come to school Monday with a mask on. I will bring every single gun, loaded and ready,” the woman said as she ended her speech to the Page County Public Schools board, after being told she had exceeded her allotted time. “I’ll see y’all on Monday,” she said as she walked toward the exit.The woman identified herself at the start of her speech as Amelia King of Luray, Virginia, and told the board she was “not always able to say” what she wanted “in the appropriate way.” She also complained how she was almost arrested the last time she spoke at a board meeting after exceeding her allotted time.King told the board she was “fighting for transparency” and said they should respect “the wishes of parents.”Page County Public Schools (PCPS) issued a statement on Friday morning saying that during Thursday’s meeting "there were comments made that referenced weapons and were perceived by many to be threatening in nature.“Page County Public Schools does not take these kinds of statements lightly,” the board wrote. “Not only do comments such as these go against everything we wish to model for our students, they go against the very nature of how we as a community should interact with each other. Violence and threats are never acceptable or appropriate.”The school board said the Luray Police Department was investigating the incident, and said both Luray police and the Page County Sheriff’s Office were providing increased police presence at schools across the county on Friday. Credit: Page County Public Schools via Storyful
The Bat Out Of Hell singer’s death was described as ‘our loss, Heaven’s gain’.
A Myanmar military tribunal sentenced a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted party to death for terror offences on Friday, the junta said in a statement.
Humanitarian officials estimate that about 84,000 people — more than 80% of the Pacific nation’s population — have been affected.
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) -Life-saving water supplies from a New Zealand navy ship were distributed across Tonga's main island on Friday, as other countries battled the logistics of delivering aid to one of the world's remotest communities. Six days after the South Pacific archipelago was devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that deposited a blanket of ash and polluted its water sources, the HMNZS Aotearoa docked in the capital, Nuku’alofa. The ship carried 250,000 litres of water and desalination equipment able to produce 70,000 litres more per day, New Zealand's High Commission said.
Lawsuit claims that Universal used the actor’s ‘fame, radiance and brilliance to promote the film’ under false pretences
Motion is filed requesting the return of the AR-15 style rifle to the 19-year-old so that it can be destroyed
It’s easy to see why the Echo Dot is Amazon’s most popular smart speaker.
Must credit: Prince’s Foundation The Prince of Wales has opened an epic nature-based children’s adventure playpark, inspired by Prince George’s treehouse. The 300-square metre rustic wooden playground nestles six metres up among the trees on the Dumfries House estate in Ayrshire, Scotland, and features elevated rope bridges, a netting tunnel, two side-by-side racing slides and a tube slide. Commissioned by Charles’ charitable organisation the Prince’s Foundation, the park is designed to encourage youngsters to immerse themselves in nature, boosting their physical wellbeing and mental health amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Adele says she is overwhelmed by the support she received from fans after being forced to postpone the start of her Las Vegas residency. The award-winning singer made a tearful announcement on Thursday that her show would be delayed the day before the opening night after a COVID-19 outbreak in her team and delivery delays. In the video a visibly upset Adele said she is "so upset" and "really embarrassed" to cancel the shows, promising to reschedule the dates.
COMMENT: The singer issued an emotional apology after being forced to postpone her Las Vegas show. Roisin O’Connor argues that it’s unfair to blame her for circumstances beyond her control
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Vladimir Putin must ‘desist and step back’ from aggression on the border.
An American woman moves to Bucharest with her partner and begins to suspect she’s being stalked in “Watcher,” a stylish, unnerving thriller that premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival
Cleanup efforts continued on shorelines north of Lima, Peru, on Thursday, January 20, after the volcanic eruption near Tonga triggered waves that caused a crude oil spill at a refinery off Ancon district on January 15, according to local officials.At least 6,000 barrels of oil were spilled across 17 beaches between Ventanilla to Chancay, impacting marine ecosystems where legally protected animals reside, nonprofit ocean conservation organization Oceana Peru said in a press release.An investigation into the refinery La Pampilla was underway to determine if the company was criminally culpable for environmental contamination across the Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System, as well as the Ancon Reserved Zone, according to Peru’s Specialized Prosecutor for Environmental Matters.According to Oceana, the Peruvian Navy did not take the appropriate measures of issuing a tsunami alert due to the eruption. The organization also demanded that energy and petrochemical company Repsol clarify why fuel discharge operations continued despite the detection of abnormal sea activity.Repsol has detailed a contingency plan to address what they said was an “unforeseeable maritime phenomenon.”Footage filmed by Oceana Peru on Wednesday shows crews cleaning up a beach in the city of Ventanilla, where the Peruvian government on Thursday declared a national climate emergency to promote a low-carbon economy and global green agenda.Pictures taken by Oceana on Wednesday show an injured bird soaked in oil and scenes outside the La Pampilla refinery, where fishermen continue to protest the damage caused by the spill, according to local media. Credit: Oceana Peru via Storyful
The singer has died aged 74.
Cast members of a musical based on Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell album have vowed to 'keep the flame of rock and roll burning' for him in a post-show tribute. Following Meat Loaf’s death aged 74, Friday’s show at the New Wimbledon Theatre was performed in his memory, with lead actors Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton leading a tribute to him.
Greg Hunt says government is being blamed when overcommitted suppliers can’t deliver, and false RAT claims will be reported to ACCC
The new rules come into effect at the end of January.
MEPs agreed a draft set of measures aimed at helping to tackle illegal content, as well as ensuring that platforms are held accountable for their secretive algorithms.View on euronews