Thousands of jobs at risk as Cineworld set to close all UK sites

Cinema chain Cineworld is set to close its UK sites in the coming weeks. The closures come as the release of the latest James Bond film was further delayed from November to spring 2021, the PA news agency understands. “Unviable” As first reported in the Sunday Times, bosses will write to prime minister Boris Johnson and culture secretary Oliver Dowden. They will reportedly tell the prime minister and culture secretary that cinema has become “unviable” as studios keep delaying blockbuster releases. The closure of its 128 sites across the country will put up to 5,500 jobs at risk. In July, the government promised a package of more than…

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A further 12,872 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK

The government has confirmed almost 13,000 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the UK. As of 9am on Saturday 3 October, there had reportedly been a further 12,872 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus. This was up from a further 6,968 lab-confirmed cases in the UK as of 9am on Friday 2 October. The official dashboard said on 3 October that due to a technical issue, which has now been resolved, there was a delay in publishing a number of cases. This means that the total reported over the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between 24 September and 1 October. The figure from 3 October…

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Britain’s status as rogue state confirmed, thanks to latest moves by the Johnson Gang to flout international laws

Outrageous government proposals regarding asylum-seekers, together with a bill to provide immunity to crimes committed by UK military and another that may wreck the Good Friday Agreement, could see the UK in violation of international laws. Moreover, that the UK is regarded as a ‘rogue state’ appears to be of no concern to the Johnson Gang. For it’s all about changing mindsets: what was once completely unacceptable is now the norm. Example 1: ‘Australian style’ offshore processing Leaked documents show that Downing Street sought ideas on how best the UK could deal with asylum-seekers trying to reach the UK. It’s understood that in response to Downing Street, home…

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Never mind the presidential debate. Here is the real video we should all be watching.

The firsts US presidential debate took place this week and has already created a firestorm of commentary. It has been dubbed the “worst presidential debate in history” owing largely to US president Donald Trump’s churlish behavior throughout. But as the eyes of commentators are focused on this latest entry in the long-running freak show that is the Trump presidency, there is one YouTube video that raises a far more interesting question: why is it that the careerist Joe Biden is Trump’s opponent and not the far more popular and radical Bernie Sanders? Constant interruption, wink to far-right On 29 September, Trump squared off against Democratic Party nominee Joe…

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University opening too soon and ministers breaking rules to blame for Northumbria outbreak, pupils and parents say

The blame for a sharp rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases at Northumbria University should not be given solely to students, pupils and their parents have said. A spokesperson for the university, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, said that as of Friday 2 October it was aware of 770 students testing positive. 78 of them are symptomatic. Responsibility Sara from Kent, who chose not to reveal her second name, is helping her daughter Tilly move into a studio flat amid concerns over her safety in her shared accommodation. Sara, 53, told PA: We are lucky that we are in a position to top up her loan and can (move her out)…

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‘Anger and revulsion’ as Irish journalist says special education needs funding is ‘not sustainable’

On 29 September, the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) published its Impact Review of Special Educational Needs. This review assessed the progress made since its 2017 special educational needs (SEN) report. Several news outlets in the north of Ireland covered this as a story. The News Letter was among those outlets. However, while other outlets focused predominantly on the need for reform in SEN, News Letter focused on how much it costs. In particular News Letter focused on the sustainability of funding for SEN services. Then News Letter‘s deputy editor Ben Lowry amplified that angle on social media. He said expenditure in the sector was “colossal” and “not…

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‘Potent’ experimental drug given to Trump already being used in UK

A “very potent” experimental coronavirus drug being given to Donald Trump is already being used in a handful of UK hospitals, according to an Oxford University professor. The US president was given the artificial antibody treatment at the White House on Friday 2 October after being diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19). This was before he was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre. The drug is already being used in “about three hospitals in the north” as part of Oxford University’s national Recovery trial, said Professor Peter Horby. “Very promising” Prof Horby added that the drug is due to be rolled out to “another 30 to 40 hospitals”…

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Russian journalist sets herself on fire and dies near police HQ

The editor of a Russian news website died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters on Friday 2 October. This occurred a day after officers searched her residence. Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed the death of Kolza.Press editor Irina Slavina in Nizhny Novgorod, a city of 1.2 million. It’s located about 235 miles east of Moscow. Meanwhile, the independent news site Meduza reported that Slavina left a message on Facebook saying her death should be blamed on Russian authorities. Slavina reported on Thursday 1 October that police searched her home, although the nature of the search was not clear. By The Canary Source link

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donald trump corona virus | The Canary

US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19.) So we at The Canary decided to combine all his best insights into the deadly virus. Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020 Lesson one, Don. It isn’t just flu: So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22…

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