NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

News for today comes from InYourArea. The UK’s finance minister, or Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced an emergency GBP £5 billion business grants lifeline for firms brought to their knees by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. Most … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

Today’s news is brought to you via Facebook. Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper is wowing skywatchers with a article accompanied by beautiful images of the Moon surrounded by a ‘celestial rainbow’ – a ring of colours. The high-quality and detailed photographs … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

NEWS DIGEST 05.12.2020: Curious squirrels pose for photos, while a jet engine smashes records

Good morning. Today’s News Digest comes to you via Facebook. A group of residents in the English town of Romford, Essex county have launched a website petitioning for the development of the ‘Rom Yard’, a patch of disused land alongside … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 05.12.2020: Curious squirrels pose for photos, while a jet engine smashes records

NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2020: Egyptian human rights advocate loses life to corona; other stories

Today’s News Digest is from Facebook. The Egyptian human rights advocate Hafez Abu Seada has died after contracting coronavirus, Middle East Monitor has reported. Abu Seada, who was also a lawyer and the chairman and co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 29.11.2020: Egyptian human rights advocate loses life to corona; other stories

NEWS DIGEST 08.11.2020: UK gov’t backs down over aid to struggling families

Today’s news comes via Facebook. The UK government, which recently disallowed a motion to provide free school meals to impoverished primary school pupils, has finally caved after pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford and other activists, BBC News reports. London has … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 08.11.2020: UK gov’t backs down over aid to struggling families

NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact

Today’s News Digest is brought to you directly from current news posts in my Facebook feed. In the United States, the department of agriculture for the state of Washington has destroyed a nest of an invasive and potentially species of … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 25.10.2020: Hornets, cats and aspiring rappers make a news impact