Education Secretary: ‘We’re trying to strike a sensible balance’

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has told the BBC that pupils deserve to have a “normal classroom experience”. His comments come as pupils return to school after the summer holidays. There are concerns among head teachers, school staff and scientists about high rates of virus in a largely unvaccinated population. The government insists its decision to

Covid shielder gets private opera performance in back garden

Ceinwen Giles was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, six weeks after her daughter was born prematurely in 2010. But due to her treatment causing an immunity deficiency, she has been shielding from Covid-19 at home in Lewisham, south London. Along with others who have had a cancer diagnosis, she has shared

Spain hit with severe flooding after storm

An intense rain storm has led to severe flooding in Spain. Thousands of homes are without electricity, and roads and rail links have been forced to close. Coastal towns in the north-eastern region of Catalonia bore the brunt of the storm, as well as parts of central Spain near Madrid. Source link

Afghanistan: Facebook says it helped people flee, including staff

“The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organisation policies. This means we remove accounts maintained by or on behalf of the Taliban and prohibit praise, support, and representation of them,” a Facebook spokesperson told the BBC. Source link

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