Aid agencies have accused the Government of trying to balance the books on the backs of the world's poor. The World Bank estimates that the COVID pandemic will push between 88 and 115 million people into extreme poverty this year alone. Former Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said it would look "appalling", particularly coming just a week after the British government announced a £4bn-a-year rise in defense spending. … [Read more...] about What’s in U.K. Spending Review for the Next Year of COVID Crisis?
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He told BBC Breakfast: "We have got to understand there are limitations to the (rail) network caused by, for example, things like the need on some trains to pre-book tickets at this time, in order to prevent overcrowding. … [Read more...] about Christmas travel chaos looms as Tories warn of train ‘problem’ in lockdown break
Since a proper premiere isn’t possible under pandemic restrictions, the cast of 20 is planning to gather in the school’s auditorium for a viewing. The film will also be posted on the troupe’s website, where Howard hopes it can replicate some of the joy and community of live theater. … [Read more...] about The show must go on: Students put a spin on Romeo and Juliet amid coronavirus pandemic
In his petition, Shukla alleged that what Obama has written about Singh and Gandhi in his book is "humiliating" and an attack on the sovereignty of the country. He also said if the followers of the leaders in India take to streets in protest against Obama's comments, it will lead to chaos. … [Read more...] about UP lawyer files civil suit against Barack Obama’s A Promised Land for ‘insulting’ Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi
Boris Johnson yesterday gave the go-ahead for their new “test and release” scheme, which will see passengers tested for the deadly virus and allowed to continue their normal lives after five days of self-isolation once getting the all clear. … [Read more...] about Wizz Air offers discounted Covid tests and travel certificates for passengers – costing £85pp