Charlotte, Tim, Bruce and Tracey say that some mornings they can barely get out of bed, never mind begin to mourn. “You wake up and you’re just a complete wreck, and nothing you can do is processed without thinking of Harry,” says his mother, Charlotte Charles. The Sacoolas family had moved to the UK only a month earlier, and lived three miles away in a village called Hinton-in-the-Hedges. In September, Sacoolas returned to the US, claiming diplomatic immunity, and Harry’s family became less forgiving. We consistently called for Anne Sacoolas’ immunity to be waived before she left the UK.
May 30, 2020 07:52 UTC
But all music scenes need fixed venues. The energy with which Britain has pursued that escape has made it one of the global centres of music culture. In the decade to 2018, 35% of music venues closed, the victims of noise complaints, gentrification, soaring rents. The Music Venues Trust’s Save Our Venues campaign has removed 156 venues from its critical closure list. Will Manchester continue to fall behind cities such as Berlin, where public funds are supporting club culture?
May 30, 2020 07:01 UTC
Yesterday it was revealed the UK remain on level 4 of the COVID Alert system despite the Prime Minister reducing lockdown measures in England from Monday. 4.39pm update: UK must progress slowly England's deputy chief medical officer, professor Jonathan Van-Tam has stated the UK must progress slowly to contain the virus. 11.35am update: Should lockdown measures be relaxed NOW or should Brits wait for Monday? Express.co.uk is asking readers for their views on the latest announcement from Boris Johnson that some lockdown measures will be eased as of Monday. 11am update: Lib Dems criticise Government for lockdown easing Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Munira Wilson has criticised the easing of lockdown.
May 30, 2020 06:39 UTC
If there is any resemblance of the Trump mutation of the Republican party to any actual party in the election of 1856 it is not to the Republicans. Rather, it is to the third party in that campaign, the American party, also known as the Know Nothings, who also had a concise platform. The Know Nothings emerged from the crack-up of the Whig party over the issue of the extension of slavery in the territories. Most regarded themselves as Old Whigs, “conservatives in principle” in the words of their party platform. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty ImagesThe 1856 Republican platform may provide another piece of symmetry to the modern day.
May 30, 2020 06:00 UTC
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed a huge boost in his pursuit of Juventus star Federico Bernardeschi as the winger is now exploring his options and favours a move to the Premier League, according to reports in Italy. Man Utd transfer plan would see two 'generational talents' at the clubThe 26-year-old winger has struggled to cement a place in Maurizio Sarri's first-team this campaign. The Italian international joined for Juve in a £35m deal from Fiorentina in 2017. However, the versatile attacker has failed to reproduce the form that saw him score 14 goals in the 2016/17 season while based in Florence. JUST IN: Barcelona tell Tottenham they can sign Philippe Coutinho on two conditions
May 30, 2020 05:45 UTC
Our children have been excitedly planning how they will win the water fight you promised to have with them at 10am. The person I glimpse every day before you go to work gives me hope that, if you could just stick with sobriety, family life would be joyful. We didn’t use the word alcoholic until five years ago, when you first admitted you needed help. Triggers seem to be everywhere: a bad day at work, time off work, me being away, me having a drink with friends. I can tell when it has started again: your personality changes instantly; instead of catching yourself interrupting me, I get a detailed monologue about your working day, without you asking about mine.
May 30, 2020 05:37 UTC
Manchester United star Paul Pogba is set to miss out on a transfer to Real Madrid as the club fear a backlash from the squad due to the player's wage demands. Real stars have already accepted one pay cut and are expecting another one, according to reports. Man Utd transfer plan would see two 'generational talents' at the clubPogba's future at United has been uncertain since he hinted at wanting a "new challenge" last summer. Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane remains keen on signing Pogba, however, club president Florentino Perez has yet to be convinced that the midfielder is the answer to the club's problems. In addition to this Real are trying to deal with the financial issues that have hit the club, since football was suspended.
May 30, 2020 05:15 UTC
Boris Johnson tells Britain that our test-and-tracing system will be “world-beating”. He said my answers were great, and proceeded to tell me the role was working on the government’s new track-and-trace programme. There were about 100 of us, and it was soon pretty clear that people were having problems accessing the system correctly. I logged in and saw a message saying I would be invited to a chatroom and to please wait. Despite what the government is saying, it seems the relentless problem “with the system” is another pandemic without a cure.
May 30, 2020 04:52 UTC
As Twitter for the second time in a single week took unprecedented action against a tweet by Donald Trump, Facebook declined to take any enforcement action against the president’s statements. Facebook, on the other hand, left the Trump post on the platform. The company has explicit rules against speech that could inspire or incite violence, but it has taken no action against Trump’s statement. As of Friday evening, the Facebook post had been shared more than 65,000 times and received 196,000 likes, 32,000 heart emojis, and 6,600 laughing emojis. In 2019, a Facebook spokesperson declined to clarify the company’s policy around violence and hate speech by state actors on the record to the Guardian.
May 30, 2020 02:14 UTC
Protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd ignited once again on Friday, as Minneapolis faced another night of chaos and demonstrators clashed with police in cities across the US. And as night fell in New York, an initially peaceful demonstration spiraled as protesters skirmished with officers, destroyed police vehicles and set fires. On Friday morning crowds returned, and many helped clean up the damage to businesses and other buildings across the Twin Cities. A local mental health clinic distributed food to the community, and neighbors offered to keep watch over each other through another night of protests. Jesse and Jessica Hurtado, a husband and wife dressed in Brown Beret fatigues, joined the protest in solidarity with black protesters.
May 30, 2020 01:18 UTC
Boris Johnson has continued to rule out any extension to Britain’s EU transition deal, which expires from January. It comes despite a deadlock in talks about a future trade deal, before the final round of talks this week. However, an impact assessment of ending the transition period found that manufacturing, banking, finance and insurance sectors would be “severely exposed” to a double economic hit from Brexit and coronavirus. Half of those in the north-west are in category 5 and a further 40% in category 4. It said that the West Midlands, where the Tories made major gains in last year’s election, was also exposed.
May 29, 2020 23:35 UTC
Britain’s car engine factories produced just 830 engines in April compared with the 178,000 assembled in the same month last yearThe extent to which British motor manufacturing closed for business last month has been revealed in the latest industry figures showing the UK produced just 30 commercial vehicles in April. That comes on top of the reported 197 cars that British factories built in the month – all finishing off pre-lockdown jobs for wealthy customers in the plants of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bentley, McLaren and Aston Martin. Britain’s car engine factories — notably Ford at Dagenham and Bridgend, BMW near Coventry, Jaguar Land Rover in Wolverhampton, Toyota on Deeside and Nissan on Wearside — it was reported produced just 830 compared with the 178,000 assembled in the same month last year. The numbers are the worst since the Second World War. The fall in commercial
The FTSE 100 finished the day in retreat as escalating geopolitical tensions and concerns about the prolonged lockdown knocked global stocks. Britain’s leading share index closed down 142.19 points, or 2.26 per cent, at 6,076.60 yesterday. However, it rose by 1.39 per cent over the course of the week and 2.97 per cent during May. The sell-off came amid tensions between the world’s two largest economies, with President Trump due to give a news conference on China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong. Covid-19 continued to loom large as Rolls-Royce tumbled to the bottom of the index of leading companies, down 14.9 per cent, or 47½p, at 271½p, after Standard & Poor’s cut its credit rating to junk, citing the disruption the
The doctor who treated the prime minister in intensive care has described the coronavirus as this generation’s polio. Many experts fear that Covid-19 could continue to take a toll on public health many years after the immediate symptoms have subsided. Although most people recover fully within a few weeks there are some who still experience the debilitating effects of the virus months after becoming ill. Doctors are also concerned about long-term damage, from lung scarring and kidney failure to lasting fatigue. There is no data yet on the long-term trajectory for survivors who suffered the more severe symptoms but scientists say it can attach to human cells in many parts of the body and penetrate organs including the heart, kidneys, brain, and blood vessels.
Wieghorst is now an assistant for the Danish national teamMorten Wieghorst never courted publicity as a player so it is typical that his beloved Denmark have slipped under the radar as football in Europe gets back to business again. The former Dundee and Celtic player is proud of the way his country has dealt with the crisis, following hot on the heels of Germany and beating England’s Premier League to the return to action. Denmark’s Superliga is starting again thanks to its lifeline television deal. Matches will be behind closed doors, as in the Bundesliga, but the innovative Danes will be using Zoom to give missing fans a “virtual match day”. Scottish football will look enviously across the North Sea and ponder how their Scandinavian counterparts have rescued their season.