Shadow Business Minister, Lucy Powell, has called the Government’s actions into question saying he needs to look at his own behaviour and messaging before judging others. .
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A Kurdish-Iranian family, who died when their migrant boat capsized in the English Channel, were warned not to undertake the perilous voyage because of bad weather conditions.
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The government has already bought up 340 million doses of prototype vaccines – more than any other country.
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Boris Johnson was today urged to consider a lockdown “sooner" rather than later after a shock report warned nearly 100,000 people are catching Covid-19 a day .Ministers were warned that the disease in the South is following the hotspot pattern of the North, but just a few weeks behind.
An inmate at a women’s prison who claims she was sexually assaulted by a trans inmate has launched a court fight to force trans women to be detained in men’s prisons.
‘This virus has been picking up extraordinary energy over the last three or four weeks,’ says WHO special envoy professor David Nabarro
‘The longer he’s in charge the more reckless he gets,’ says Democratic candidate
We can think of several reasons we're obsessed with Saweetie. She has a fun sense of fashion, her music is amazing, and most importantly, her over-the-top nail art consistently lands at the top of our mood boards. Whether she's performing, attending a red carpet event, or - as many of us have been doing lately - just spending time at home, the "Back to the Streets" rapper can often be seen wearing some of the most lavish nail looks that always manage to mesmerize us. The person behind the majority of Saweetie's manicures is celebrity nail stylist Tameka Jackson, and her designs normally feature lots of bright colors and nail jewelry. From four-inch-long curved looks to denim-decorated nails, read ahead to check out a few of Saweetie's best nail-art moments.
BBC stars will be forced to disclose outside earnings on a public database as part of a crackdown on alleged bias within the corporation. Tim Davie, the new director general, will bring in a Parliament-style register for employees, following criticism of stars including Fiona Bruce and Naga Munchetty for moonlighting. He has expressed concern that presenters and journalists risk questions about their impartiality by earning five-figure sums for corporate work. Mr Davie believes that by forcing presenters and newsreaders to list how much they have been paid by private companies to speak at or host events, they will be “shamed” into turning down such work. It comes as the BBC published new rules on the use of social media by its employees. Mr Davie is expected to say impartiality is the "bedrock" of the corporation and must be observed both on and off air. Writing in Wednesday's Telegraph, Sir Robbie Gibb, a former BBC executive and Downing Street communications chief, said the new rules will "ensure BBC staff are not creating conflicts of interest as they cash in on their profile". Although BBC staff are currently expected to seek their manager's permission before taking on commercial work, there is no central database of their activities and they do not have to disclose publicly how much they have earned. Mr Davie believes there is little risk of big-name presenters leaving the corporation as a result of the changes, and regards impartiality as more important than giving in to star names. One BBC source said: "There will be transparency in the future. We already publish the salaries of top earners and the expenses claims of senior executives, and there will now be information provided to the public as to who has done what."
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove raised the issue in a letter to Scottish Constitution Secretary Mike Russell.
Jared Kushner bragged about Donald Trump âgetting the country back from the doctorsâ in an April interview with journalist Bob Woodward, a report says. The senior White House advisor boasted that the president was ignoring scientists and medical experts as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, according to audio obtained by CNN.
Former vice president sees growing lead in states crucial in his bid to unseat Donald Trump
The action by the justices - with their new colleague Amy Coney Barrett remaining on the sidelines - means a Sept. 17 ruling by Pennsylvania's top court allowing mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day and received up to three days later to be counted will remain in place for now. The Supreme Court already had rejected a prior Republican request to block the lower court ruling on Oct. 19. This time, the justices opted not to fast-track their consideration of an appeal of the state court ruling by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania to hear and decide the case before the election.
With real estate investments worth up to $700m, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will not need to work if they are forced from the White House - but what will they do? Harriet Alexander writes