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Back to work: the view from the train - channel 4

Back to work: the view from the train

As the lockdown is eased across the country, albeit at different rates, people are returning to work. Transport for London says there’s already been a rise in tube usage. We went to some of London’s transport hubs to meet the people taking essential – and some not so essential – trips, and we asked passengers…
channel 4 - 15 minutes ago
Government and advisers clash over lockdown easing - channel 4

Government and advisers clash over lockdown easing

Britain is at 'a very dangerous moment' according to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van Tam who today said the easing of the lockdown must go 'painstakingly' slowly.
channel 4 - 21 minutes ago
Sweeping cuts possible as local councils struggle under coronavirus cost - channel 4

Sweeping cuts possible as local councils struggle under coronavirus cost

Councils in England are in danger of being forced to make sweeping cuts if they don't get more cash, according to the Local Government Association.
channel 4 - 22 minutes ago
America ablaze as George Floyd protests spread across the country - channel 4

America ablaze as George Floyd protests spread across the country

A teenager has been killed and dozens of protesters have been arrested.
channel 4 - 30 minutes ago
The US supports Hong Kong, and undermines its fight for freedom - quartz

The US supports Hong Kong, and undermines its fight for freedom

The parallels between America’s struggle with white supremacy and Hong Kong’s fight for political rights are found in the demand for human dignity.
quartz - 56 minutes ago
AI to choose your news? Microsoft to get rid of journalists & replace them with ROBOTS - rt

AI to choose your news? Microsoft to get rid of journalists & replace them with ROBOTS

It appears no one is safe from the rise of the bots: Microsoft has announced that it will be axing its team of journalists that work for MSN.com, and replacing them with news-savvy artificial intelligence.
rt - 1 hour ago
First picture of man ‘stoned to death’ at 15th-century castle - metro

First picture of man ‘stoned to death’ at 15th-century castle

Charlie Hilder, 66, is reported to have been killed by a rock after an incident involving a pair of young males.
metro - 2 hours ago
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READ: Here's Mike Flynn's Declassified Conversation With Russia's Ambassador

“Let’s keep this at even-kill level. Then when we come in, we will have a better conversation [about] where we are going to go regarding our relationship.”
vice - 2 hours ago
MP sends email with ‘insert if there’s been a bereavement’ to constituent - metro

MP sends email with ‘insert if there’s been a bereavement’ to constituent

Conservative Anthony Mangnall said he was 'incredibly sorry' for the 'stupid' mistake.
metro - 2 hours ago
Boy, 9, mauled to death in ‘grisly’ dog attack as he went to collect mail - metro

Boy, 9, mauled to death in ‘grisly’ dog attack as he went to collect mail

Robby Taylor was savaged while collecting his family's mail, with his sister finding his body afterwards
metro - 2 hours ago
Ending the shut down in Virginia, USA - channel 4

Ending the shut down in Virginia, USA

All of America’s 50 states are lifting lockdown restrictions - but many public health officials are warning that it is too soon.
channel 4 - 2 hours ago
Mother ‘left babies and disabled child home alone to go get post-lockdown haircut’ - metro

Mother ‘left babies and disabled child home alone to go get post-lockdown haircut’

Gabrielle Robertson reportedly left four young and vulnerable children alone for hours
metro - 3 hours ago
‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot:’ Brooklyn Erupts In Violence During a Second Night of Protests - vice

‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot:’ Brooklyn Erupts In Violence During a Second Night of Protests

Tensions erupted as people threw bottles, set off fireworks, vandalized police vehicles — even set a van on fire — while the NYPD used mace and attacked demonstrators with clubs.
vice - 4 hours ago
What is street harassment and why is it still happening in lockdown? - channel 4

What is street harassment and why is it still happening in lockdown?

The UK has been in lockdown for over two months, but social distancing measures haven't stopped street harassment. 
channel 4 - 6 hours ago
Germany decries ‘disappointing backlash’ for global health in swipe at Trump’s split from WHO - rt

Germany decries ‘disappointing backlash’ for global health in swipe at Trump’s split from WHO

News that the US has severed all ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) was met with criticism in Berlin, which called on the global body to reform in order to stay afloat. It also urged the EU to fill the funding void.
rt - 6 hours ago
Online fury as Ilhan Omar’s daughter retweets leftists’ call for supplies over violent Minneapolis riots - rt

Online fury as Ilhan Omar’s daughter retweets leftists’ call for supplies over violent Minneapolis riots

Isra Hirsi, the combative daughter of Ilhan Omar, had to go on the defensive after she threw a spark into the powder keg of Twitter rage by sharing a call to resupply those rioting over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
rt - 7 hours ago
Ministers issued face coverings advice three weeks after scientists’ advice - metro

Ministers issued face coverings advice three weeks after scientists’ advice

Newly published minutes of Sage meetings show ministers were told of the benefit of face coverings in some scenarios back in April.
metro - 8 hours ago
George Floyd Was Held Down for Almost 3 Minutes After He Went Unresponsive and Had No Pulse - vice

George Floyd Was Held Down for Almost 3 Minutes After He Went Unresponsive and Had No Pulse

The complete timeline of the fatal arrest detailed in the complaint released Friday afternoon provides critical new facts.
vice - 18 hours ago
Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War - vice

Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War

Armed extremists are showing up to protests and urging a "boogaloo" — code for civil war — online.
vice - 20 hours ago
Death & taxes: Big Tech lobbies not to pay much tax after making a killing on Covid-19 pandemic - rt

Death & taxes: Big Tech lobbies not to pay much tax after making a killing on Covid-19 pandemic

As the rest of the world is locked at home and companies go bankrupt, Big Tech is enjoying a pandemic M&A spending-spree due to record valuations. Richer than ever, they resist the pressure from governments to pay more taxes.
rt - 20 hours ago
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Light up your lockdown: Pink supermoon on the way this week

Light up your lockdown: Pink supermoon on the way this week

rt - 1 month ago

For those looking to brighten up their Wednesday evening on lockdown, literally and figuratively, theres some good news coming over the horizon; the biggest and brightest of the springs full supermoons is due this week.

A supermoon is a full moon or new moon that occurs when the satellite is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth, appearing seven percent larger and 15 percent brighter than normal. This closest approach point is known as the perigee, which is an average distance of about 226,000 miles (363,300km) from Earth.

This week’s pink supermoon or Super Pink Moon will be the biggest and brightest of 2020’s supermoons, coming about 221,772 miles from Earth on April 7, and will be the second of six to take place this year. 

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