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Month: March 2020

Coronavirus: British holidaymakers stranded abroad increasingly desperate as Dominic Raab launches £75m airlift

News One traveller described the rescue plan as a game of Where’s Wally Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:58 pm Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:59 pm Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Following…

Coronavirus in the UK: ‘Scary’ numbers of staff needed to run NHS Nightingale Hospital

NewsHealth Warning comes as 381 more people in the UK lost their lives to Covid-19, easily the biggest one day rise since the outbreak began Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:44 pm Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:44 pm The new…

NASA announces new mission to study solar particle storms with satellites the size of toaster ovens 

NASA announces new mission to study solar particle storms, with six small satellites the size of toaster ovens that will orbit Earth and measure radiation from the sun NASA has announced a new project to study dangerous solar particle stormsThe…

Coronavirus: Premier Inn hotel refused rooms to lorry drivers transporting food, haulage firm boss claims

NewsBusiness A branch of the hotel chain allegedly told the boss of a haulage firm it did not class lorry drivers as key workers Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:30 pm Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:31 pmLorry drivers are helping…

Holidays: Five ways to use lockdown to prepare for future travel plans | Travel News | Travel

Cancelled plans and a long wait ahead may be disheartening for many an intrepid explorer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next big adventure now. Plus, with so much extra time at home, why not fill it…

Coronavirus: Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons lift restrictions on a variety of products

NewsConsumer Aldi shoppers will now face restrictions on only a handful of items Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:27 pm Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:27 pmAldi said product availability in its stores was ‘good’ (Photo: Getty) Shelves at some supermarkets…

Migrant workers stranded between jobs as visa processing centres shut

NewsBusiness Exclusive: Skilled workers left without earnings for up to eight weeks by Home Office closures Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:21 pm Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 9:22 pmThe Home Office has closed biometric processing sites leaving overseas workers stranded…

‘Super gran’, 94, beats coronavirus as celebrities Michael Rosen, Donna Air and George Alagiah battle on

NewsEntertainment A 94-year-old woman has recovered from Covid-19 after 10 days in hospital Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 8:50 pm Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 8:51 pmAuthor and former children’s laureate Michael Rosen (pictured left with fellow children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo)…

Spanish invaders in Mexico had to enlist indigenous smelters to make bullets and weapons

Spanish conquistadors in Mexico had to ask indigenous smelters to make ammunition for them after running short of supplies, archeologists discover Researchers in Mexico studied copper slag samples at an old Spanish outpostThe slag came from improvised smelting operations used…

Holidays: Explore the world amid lockdown thanks to these incredible virtual tours | Travel News | Travel

For many people around the world holidays are on hold as countries lock down their borders and ask citizens to stay home in an unprecedented pandemic. However, just because you’re staying home doesn’t mean you can’t explore all the beauty…

SpaceX’s Starship manual suggests the craft could be used for hauling cargo and up to 100 passengers

SpaceX’s new Starship suggests the craft could be used for hauling multiple satellites or up to 100 passengers in a single journey The manual outlines multiple use cases for SpaceX’s Starship craftThe company foresees Starship being able to carry multiple satellites…

Naples residents hang up baskets full of food for less fortunate during coronavirus crisis

The latest headlines in your inbox Residents in Naples have been hanging up baskets full of food for those less fortunate during the coronavirus crisis. A sign on one of the baskets reads: “Who can puts in, who can’t takes.”…