NEWS DIGEST 17.04.2021: Indian double mutation COVID strain troubles the UK

Good morning readers. Today’s News Digest comes via Google News. A new ‘double mutation’ variant of coronavirus originating in India could spell trouble for the UK’s journey out of the third lockdown, after cases were confirmed in the latter, latest … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 17.04.2021: Indian double mutation COVID strain troubles the UK

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 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

AUTISTIC BOY HANDCUFFED: Police restrain 12-year-old after fight with own brother

Lanark, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via STEPHEN JONES and Mirror A police force in Scotland have been condemned for excessive force after officers handcuffed a schoolboy with autism after he got into a fight with his brother in class, The Mirror newspaper reports. Twelve-year-old Colin Gow, who attends Lanark Grammar school in Lanark, got into a dispute with his older brother Keiran, aged 13 and also autistic. He allegedly hurled a plastic bottle at his brother which set off the fight, and was then subsequently handcuffed by police. Colin was said to have been left ‘distressed and sobbing’ after the … Continue reading AUTISTIC BOY HANDCUFFED: Police restrain 12-year-old after fight with own brother

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