Jack Ritchie was part of the first generation to begin their teenage years after the 2005 Gambling Act allowed bookmakers, casinos and gambling websites to advertise on television and radio. The industry now spends £1.5bn a year on marketing. Gambling has become normalised and ubiquitous – more than half the teams in the Premiere League carry betting firm logos on their shirts. A 2019 study by GambleAware found a 24% rise in industry spending on advertising and marketing campaigns between 2015 and 2018, and that, even if ads were aimed at adults, children still found them appealing. Jack’s generation was also the first to grow up when it was normal for teenagers to have laptops in their rooms and smartphones in their pockets. That made it possible to gamble 24 hours a day, without leaving your bedroom, without anyone else knowing. … [Read more...] about ‘My son was shaking, trying not to go online’: how the gambling industry got its claws into children
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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Doha-based Qatar Airways axed staff as countries shut down their airspace as the virus spread. Sir Tim acknowledged to the BBC the carrier, owned by a Dubai sovereign wealth fund, was “not as badly off as others” and was “heading for one of our best years ever” prior to the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UPDATES: Lidos and outdoor theatres open in England from today
In reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, unless otherwise specified, DW uses figures provided by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center in the United States. JHU updates figures in real-time, collating data from world health organizations, state and national governments, and other public official sources, all of whom have their own systems for compiling information. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Brazil’s death toll tops 70,000
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40,000 DEATHS: Could they have been prevented? YOUR QUESTIONS: Our experts have answers LOOK-UP TOOL: How many cases in your area? EUROPE LOCKDOWN: How is it being lifted? TWO METRES: Could less than 2m work? More than 3,000 extra staff from British Transport Police, Network Rail, train operators and Transport for London are being deployed at major stations and transport hubs. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England