NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

  This weekend begins with a digest from Google News. BBC News says that teachers and ministers in the UK have been asked to stop ‘squabbling’ over the Government’s planned partial re-opening of schools in early June for key year … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 16.05.2020: UK teachers and ministers tussle over planned school re-openings in lockdown

NEWS DIGEST 17.04.2020: UK lockdown extension and new police quarantine guidelines issued

  Today’s bulletin comes via Google News. Sky News reports that the British government has revealed the five conditions that need to occur before they lift the national lockdown put in place on March 23rd, 2020. These include seeing that … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 17.04.2020: UK lockdown extension and new police quarantine guidelines issued

DBIS SCALEDOWN: UK Government department to shut Sheffield office, others

Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via The Mirror The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, a government agency tasked with supporting business development and work initiatives in the United Kingdom, has announced this past Thursday it will be closing down its office in the northern English city of Sheffield and moving jobs to London, the Mirror reports. The closure is due to go into effect by 2018, possibly seeing the loss of 250 jobs at the Sheffield office, and several other DBIS offices may also face the axe as the Department cuts back under the government’s cost-saving austerity programme and … Continue reading DBIS SCALEDOWN: UK Government department to shut Sheffield office, others

LYNDA BELLINGHAM: ‘Oxo Mum’ only weeks to live

British television actress Lynda Bellingham, famed for playing the matriarch of a Sunday roast-loving family in the Oxo advertisements of the 1980s to the 1990s, has revealed that she is suffering from terminal cancer and has only a few weeks to live. National tabloid the Daily Mirror reports that Ms. Bellingham will give up chemotherapy treatment and has ‘chosen the date I will die’ but hopes to spend one more Christmas with her real-life family. For the sake of privacy and to help her come to terms with her diagnosis, Bellingham had opted to keep her terminal cancer a secret for the past year. She had been told by medical professionals that she had … Continue reading LYNDA BELLINGHAM: ‘Oxo Mum’ only weeks to live