Meanwhile, working Britons took to social media to claim the furlough scheme - where the Government agrees to pay 80 per cent of an employee's salary during the Covid-19 crisis - should be scrapped because too many staff off work are heading to the coast. … [Read more...] about Police have fined more than 18,000 people for breaching lockdown rules since March – but how many were issued in your area?
Meg Hillier, the chair of the PAC, said ministers should bear some of the blame for councils’ reliance on rents from offices and shops. “The [Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)] did not even bother to keep track of the underlying numbers or likely risk but at the end of the day, central government will have to step in if a council fails,” she said. … [Read more...] about English councils poised to make cuts amid loss of commercial income
"Before the crisis, it was estimated that around 155 million children in India were under the multidimensional poverty line which is roughly equivalent to the entire population of Russia," Soledad Herrero, chief of child protection at UNICEF India, told DW. "What started as a public health emergency has turned into a multidimensional crisis that has led to a pandemic of malnutrition, of poverty, of violence and also mental health issues." … [Read more...] about How coronavirus is affecting underprivileged children in India
He told the PA news agency: "Usually in the winter when we have hail it is quite small, but this time of the year, because the heat gives the thunderstorms more energy and helps keep the hail stones up in the clouds for longer, they get to grow more and then fall from the sky." … [Read more...] about Boris begs Brits to behave: PM slams beachgoers for ‘taking liberties’ after packed seasides turned into hotbeds of violence and sparked major incident yesterday – but threat of rain sees sunseekers exercise a little more caution today
Kuljit-Singh Nijjar, president of the Dallas Cricket League, sees a stadium as a potential catalyst for the game outside the kind of cricket-first communities that populate the grassroots leagues of the US – should ground ever be broken on the development. But he believes spreading cricket in the States is still a tough task. “Right now the growth is from mostly cricket-playing countries. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. Aussies, Nepalis,” says Nijjar. “Local parents are not interested, nobody seems to be interested in the sport. I don’t see real growth in the US until we see something big happen. Like international teams traveling, stadiums.” … [Read more...] about Does Texas really need a $500m cricket stadium?