Bond fans ask for No Time to Die delay due to coronavirus

Image copyright AFP The founders of two of the most popular James Bond fan sites are asking the studios behind the next Bond film to delay its release due to coronovirus. No Time to Die is due for release on 3 April but fans have asked for it to be held back to the summer

Caroline Flack press petition delivered to government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flack, pictured in November 2019, took her own life in February A petition calling for curbs on the British media in the wake of the death of TV presenter Caroline Flack has been handed in to the government. More than 850,000 people have signed up to support a so-called

Coronavirus: Mark Carney warns of ‘large’ short-term economic shock

Image copyright AFP Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that coronavirus could produce a “large” but “ultimately temporary” shock to the economy. “It is beyond the containment phase,” Mr Carney told the Commons Treasury Committee, before adding the economic effects could last up to six months. However, he said the Bank was ready

Sirius: Crunch vote looms for Yorkshire mine facing takeover

Image copyright Sirius Minerals The future of a huge fertiliser mine in North Yorkshire will be decided later on Tuesday as shareholders decide whether to back a rescue takeover. Many shareholders in Sirius Minerals are small investors who oppose the deal, saying it undervalues the firm. But Sirius has warned it will fall into administration

Mexican YouTuber sentenced to 50 years over kidnap

Image copyright YouTube A YouTuber who kidnapped a woman in the Mexican state of Chihuahua in February 2018 has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Germán Abraham Loera Acosta was one of six men who seized the 33-year-old woman and forced her into a car. Loera Acosta rented the house where the victim was

Greta Thunberg Bristol protest: College Green grass growing back

Image caption College Green in front of the Anglican cathedral in Bristol on Monday after Friday’s climate crisis rally Grass is growing back on the site of a climate change rally in Bristol that was led by Greta Thunberg, after it became a mudbath. The green space on College Green is returning to normal days

Russia’s Putin wants traditional marriage and God in constitution

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A traditional Russian Orthodox wedding – conservatism promoted by the Kremlin (file pic) Russian President Vladimir Putin wants marriage to be defined as the union of a man and woman in a revised constitution, ruling out gay marriage. It is among several constitutional amendments proposed by Mr Putin, which

Coronavirus: Up to fifth of UK workers ‘off sick at same time’

Image copyright Getty Images Up to a fifth of the workforce may be off sick during the peak of a coronavirus epidemic in the UK, the government says in its latest plans. Police may need to focus on only responding to the most serious crimes and maintaining public order if the virus spreads. The Army

Coronavirus: 450 people tested in Wales for illness

A total of 450 people in Wales have been tested for coronavirus, Wales’ chief medical officer has said. Only one case of the virus, which has infected 86,000 people worldwide, has been confirmed in Wales, in a man from the Swansea area. Dr Frank Atherton said there was “active surveillance in place” of patients coming

Bafta Games Awards: Death Stranding and Control lead nominations

Image copyright Sony Death Stranding and Control lead the nominations at the Bafta Games Awards, with 11 each. It’s the most nominations any game has received in the awards’ history, although Death Stranding missed out on the best game category. Disco Elysium, a role-playing detective game that blends the old with the new, received seven

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