France is willing to discuss autonomy for the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe if it is in the interests of the people who live there, government minister Sebastien Lecornu has said, following days of sometimes violent protests. Guadeloupe and the nearby French island of Martinique have seen several days of protests against Covid-19 measures that have spilled over into violence.Lecornu, the minister for France's overseas territories, said in a YouTube video issued late on Friday that cer
Rebecca Flynn, who is the headteacher at Trinity Catholic Primary School in Liverpool, has paid tribute to 12-year-old Ava White who lost her life after a fatal stabbing. The headteacher described Ava as a “thoughtful girl who looked for the positives in everything”. She added: “Ava will be remembered as a “brightness”.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has expressed his concerns over the emergence of a new Covid variant. Speaking in the House of Commons, the minister said: "We are concerned that this new variant may pose substantial risk to public health.".
A council in Australia appears set to effectively ban cats from being outdoors unless they are on a lead. Planned changes to laws in Freemantle, Western Australia, would see felines prohibited from all council owned areas, including roads, verges and bushlands. Members of the council voted to approve proposals tabled by Councillor Adin Lang, on the basis it would protect wildlife and remove the risk of cats being hit by cars.
A record 27 people died in the English Channel Wednesday when their overcrowded inflatable dinghy capsized. However, with the stepped-up dismantling of makeshift camps around Calais and an ever-increasing security presence... migrants insist: it's Britain or bust.