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Month: August 2020

Astronomers spot a Milky Way-like galaxy 12 billion light years away

A distant galaxy that looks ‘surprisingly like our Milky Way’, has been discovered by astronomers, who say it appears like a near-perfect ring of light in space.  Astronomers from the Max Planck Institute used the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter…

The UK events marking 75th anniversary of the end of WW2, and how to get involved

While many associate the end of the Second World War with the Trafalgar Square celebrations of VE Day 1945, many thousands of men continued to fight in the brutal conflict in the Far East for months longer. It wasn’t until…

Head of SQA refuses to apologise for fiasco

The head of Scotland’s national exam board has refused to apologise for this year’s results fiasco, insisting that the process of downgrading some pupils was fair. Fiona Robertson, the chief executive of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), said grade estimates…

Diana A New Musical on Netflix: When does Princess Diana musical arrive on Netflix?

DIANA is the latest musical to come to Broadway, but in a historic move it will make its debut on Netflix before it hits the stage – but when is it out?

Fired Pinterest executive speaks out about sexism in company

Pinterest’s former chief operating officer Françoise Brougher has accused the company of firing her for ‘speaking out about the rampant discrimination, hostile work environment, and misogyny’ in the business.  Brougher, who was the top female executive at the firm, left…

Who is Kamala Harris? Joe Biden’s VP running mate is the first Bame woman on a major US election ticket

Kamala Harris may have seen her chance at the presidential ballot crumble, but the Californian Democrat has now been given a second chance. On Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Ms Harris as his running mate, making her the…

Spain: Nation hits ‘critical moment’ as other countries urge citizens to avoid destination | Travel News | Travel

At the beginning of the year, Spain was one of the worst effected countries in Europe from coronavirus. The country has since managed to get its infection rates under control, even to the point where it even lifted its international…

French prime minister urges ‘collective effort’ to halt rise in virus cases as he warns of second wave

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates France’s prime minister has urged his people to “act collectively” to prevent a second wave of Covid-19. Jean Castex warned the public that they…

Tate to cut 313 jobs in commercial arm due to ‘dramatic’ attendance fall

The Tate confirmed it is to cut 313 jobs at its commercial operation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Staff who work in restaurants, cafes and shops at the Tate’s galleries in London, Liverpool and St Ives, will bear…

With almost 600,000 UK sufferers, the professor studying post-Covid syndrome tells us what we know so far

An expert who developed the Covid-19 tracker app estimates there are almost 600,000 people in the UK suffering post-Covid syndrome. Professor Tim Spector of King’s College London told i data suggests a significant number are struggling with lingering after effects…

Driver of ScotRail train feared dead after ‘extremely serious’ crash caused by landslip

The driver of a train which derailed in Aberdeenshire following a night of heavy rain and flooding is believed to have died, with further reports of serious injuries. Around 30 emergency service vehicles, including an air ambulance, were dispatched to…

Dubai holidays: FCO travel advice update as UAE clamps down on coronavirus tests | Travel News | Travel

The FCO warned how rapidly the travel rules can change and that travellers must carry out a coronavirus test before going to the UAE. “COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, and travellers to the UAE are strongly encouraged…