A Durham Police investigation found Dominic Cummings did not break lockdown rules with his 260-mile trip to find childcare - but he might have breached guidance when he travelled 60 miles to Barnard Castle; The government's contact tracing site crashed on launch this morning amid complaints it has been a 'complete shambles', with workers paid £10 an hour to sit at home and do nothing on its first day; Nicola Sturgeon declared that lockdown is easing in Scotland - groups of up to eight people allowed to mix in parks and gardens. Boris Johnson is due to make tweaks to the draconian coronavirus curbs this afternoon; Matt Hancock performed a U-turn on the prospect of Britons being able to take summer holidays abroad this year as he suggested they may now be possible - despite saying they were 'unlikely' earlier this month; The RNLI came under fire following the deaths of three people at Britain’s beaches over the Bank Holiday weekend after it suspended coastal patrols … [Read more...] about Britain reveals 377 more COVID-19 deaths as study claims 7% – 3.7million people – in England may have ALREADY had disease but only one in FIVE people currently infected have symptoms
Four months later, Robinson married Mary Ann, becoming her third husband. Their child, Mary Isabella, was born that November but died in March 1868. Robinson himself had a lucky escape. He was intrigued as to why she had wanted his life insured for a significant sum. He discovered that she had a secret debt of £60; that she’d stolen more than £50 that she should have banked on his behalf; and that she had forced his older children to pawn household valuables for her. He threw her out. … [Read more...] about She poisoned 21 people including her own mother, children and husbands. So why has no-one heard of Britain’s FIRST serial killer, Mary Ann Cotton?
'Good deeds, selfless acts and inspirational stories all too often go unseen and it is incredibly humbling to see the sheer determination and incredible journeys of these heroes. … [Read more...] about Prince charming! Charles looks dapper in a pin-stripe suits as he greets guests on the red carpet at the Pride of Britain Awards
There is nothing new in the idea that theatre should engage with politics, of course. There was a marked upsurge in mainstream political drama long before Brexit, not least in the work of David Hare and in the shape of James Graham’s brilliant evocation of the late 1970s House of Commons, This House. Yet, given the tumultuous politics of 2017, it is also no surprise that My Country is one of two high-profile new plays opening this month that deal head on with our times. … [Read more...] about Brexit stage left: how theatre became the best way to understand today’s Britain
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