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

TITANIC: New Mexico museum marks 101st anniversary of ship’s sinking with artefact display

April 15 will mark the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the transatlantic liner Titanic on its first voyage. The Belfast-built ship, once dubbed the ‘unsinkable’, sunk within minutes after striking an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean, with the loss of 1,500 lives. The downing of the New York-bound liner is still regarded as the worst maritime disaster outside of the World Wars. To mark the anniversary, the Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA will be running an exhibit of artefacts taken from the stricken ship and will open to the public this Saturday … Continue reading TITANIC: New Mexico museum marks 101st anniversary of ship’s sinking with artefact display