The Marvel Spiderman artist teaching children in Ireland to draw

Irish artist Will Sliney is keeping thousands of kids entertained with daily drawing challenges. He set up a #wewilldraw challenge in early March to help families while schools were closed. Best known for his Spiderman drawings for Marvel, his initiative has really taken off. Produced and edited by Larissa Kennelly Source link

Coronavirus: Trump extends restrictions beyond Easter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump: “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before victory is won” US President Donald Trump has said coronavirus restrictions such as social distancing will be extended across the country until at least 30 April. “The highest point of the death rate is likely to hit in two

Coronavirus: Fake news crackdown by UK government

Image copyright Getty Images The government is cracking down on misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. A rapid response unit within the Cabinet Office is working with social media firms to remove fake news and harmful content. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said action was needed “to stem the spread of falsehoods and rumours, which could cost

Regional connectivity at risk, says airline boss

Image copyright Loganair The boss of the UK’s largest regional airline has said his firm plans to ask for government help to get through the coronavirus pandemic. After Flybe’s collapse, Loganair is one of only two sizeable British airlines which run mostly domestic routes. The pandemic has had a severe impact on airlines, its boss

University admissions could face emergency controls

Image copyright Alamy Image caption University applications have been caught up in the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak Universities in England could face fixed limits on how many students they each recruit, in a bid to create more stability and reduce financial threats. There are concerns that the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus could leave

Newspaper headlines: ‘Normal life’ six months away and NHS ‘hero’ dies

Newspaper headlines: ‘Normal life’ six months away and NHS ‘hero’ dies By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Express leads with a warning from the deputy chief medical officer that it could be six months before the UK returns to “normal”, as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Jenny Harries said the number

Hemel Hempstead fire: Three dead after house blaze

Image copyright AFP Three people have died after a house fire in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The two women and a man were pronounced dead at the property in Stuarts Close shortly after police were called at about 12:30 BST on Sunday. A joint police and fire investigation has been launched. Det Insp Iain MacPherson, from

Trump says Harry and Meghan must pay for security

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harry and Meghan have reportedly relocated from Canada to California President Donald Trump says the US will not foot the bill for Prince Harry and Meghan’s security amid reports that the pair have moved to the US from Canada. Mr Trump tweeted he was “a great friend and admirer

Coronavirus: ‘Millions’ of Americans could be infected, expert warns

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dr Anthony Fauci (L), seen here with President Donald Trump, is a leading expert in infectious diseases The coronavirus pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans and millions more could be infected, the US government’s leading expert has warned. Dr Anthony Fauci, the face of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task

Coronavirus: ‘I feel lost’ – Covid-19 costs mother her job

Sara, a mother of two from Greater Manchester, has lost her job because of the coronavirus crisis. With no wages coming in she may be forced to rely on benefits. But with half a million people applying for Universal Credit in the last two weeks in the UK, she’s struggling to get the help she

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