As for the Independent on Sunday, Alton shakes his head ruefully when asked about resources. "It's hard at the best of times, but there it is particularly tight." The inability to make new hires is likely to hurt. The salvation of the Sindy, he suggests, may come from making it a weekly magazine with a news and review section in one glossy offering. This will be difficult to pull off given current economic conditions. Alton says, "This is the harshest month in the harshest year of the harshest period I have ever known for newspapers in the harshest economic climate for 80 years. That's a lot of harshest." … [Read more...] about ‘I should be on a beach’
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What's off and what's still on in Wales? Figuring out the stats on coronavirus in Wales Where are all the extra coronavirus beds going? The Welsh Government has listed the businesses that can remain open if they are a key service - including shops, petrol stations and banks. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What do the new lockdown rules say?
Mr Ross, the MP for Moray, said in his resignation letter: 'I have constituents who didn't get to say goodbye to loved ones; families who could not mourn together; people who didn't visit sick relatives because they followed the guidance of the government. I cannot in good faith tell them they were all wrong and one senior adviser to the government was right.' … [Read more...] about UK records 134 more Covid-19 deaths: Health chiefs announce total of 37,048 as curve continues to flatten – as experts reveal downward trend is slowing and demand probe into 1,700 ‘unexplained’ deaths of Britons in their own homes amid pandemic
This is the very theme to which Edward Snowden is trying to draw our attention. In print and online on Saturday, we publish the fruits of more than seven hours of interviews with the former NSA contractor, a technical expert who has worked on the inside of the biggest intelligence agencies in the western world. His message deserves to be taken very seriously indeed, regardless of any personal prejudice about the manner in which he spoke out. If politicians are going to monitor, regulate and resolve these issues they are going to have to educate themselves better. And do a better job than they did this week in showing that they can be trusted. … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on Edward Snowden’s challenges for society
Figures collated by the Office for National Statistics show the overall Covid-19 death toll in that week was 2,639 across the two nations, a drop of 1,235 from the week before. And the count is a fall of more than half from the peak of the outbreak - 8,180 people died from the coronavirus during the worst week, from April 11 to 17. … [Read more...] about Matt Hancock announces the UK is to ‘stockpile’ protective gowns, masks and gloves as domestic firms sign deals to provide two BILLION items of PPE for the Government and the NHS