George Floyd death: Trump’s church visit shocks religious leaders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Donald Trump has sparked controversy with his photo shoot Last night he held a Bible in front of St John’s Episcopal Church, just across the road from the White House. Today, he’ll visit the Shrine to St John Paul II, also in Washington DC. But US President Donald Trump’s

Liam Gallagher, Tiger King and Donald Trump: Student’s TikTok make-up makeovers

An aspiring make-up artist has been using her brushes during lockdown to transform herself into some very famous faces. Student Beth Gallagher has gained thousands of views on social media sites TikTok and Instagram for her impressive make-up transformations, which have seen her become rock star Liam Gallagher, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US president Donald

EasyJet to restart flights to 75% of route network by August

Image copyright PA Media Image caption EasyJet is introducing enhanced disinfection measures EasyJet says it hopes to resume flights on 75% of its route network by the end of August, although the number of daily services will still be significantly down for a normal summer season. The airline is already starting limited services this month,

Eastchurch cliff fall: House hanging over cliff edge collapses

Image caption Part of the house fell over the cliff and the rest collapsed, a neighbour says A house which was left hanging over a cliff edge has collapsed. The property in Eastchurch, Kent. fell down at about 03:00 BST according to next door neighbour Edwin Cane. It had been left partially over the edge

Coronavirus: Mexico deaths pass 10,000 as restrictions eased

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some shops reopened on Monday as restrictions were lifted More than 10,000 people have died with coronavirus in Mexico, the country’s health minister has announced. The announcement came on the same day that many restrictions brought in to curb the spread of the virus were lifted. The number of confirmed

Coronavirus: 8.7 million UK workers now furloughed

Image copyright Matthew Horwood Some 300,000 more UK workers have been furloughed in the past week, raising the total to 8.7 million since the start of the coronavirus crisis. Another 200,000 self-employed have taken up government grants, meaning 2.5 million have been handed out. Meanwhile businesses have borrowed more than £31bn from government-backed coronavirus loan

Facebook faces further backlash over Trump post

Image copyright Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg is setting a “dangerous precedent” by allowing a post by Donald Trump to remain on Facebook, a group of civil rights leaders has warned. Their statement followed a video call with the social media giant’s founder. The US president’s post, about the widespread protests following the death of George

George Floyd death: Music industry ‘still has a long way to go’

Image copyright Getty Images “The conversation around racism is a very important one to be having – one I have unfortunately been having for a very long time.” That’s Kanya King, the founder and CEO of the MOBO organisation. MOBO launched its awards show in 1996 to celebrate music of black origin and the culture

CCTV shows Nottingham burglars discussing what to steal

CCTV footage has captured the moment a group of burglars debated which items to steal from a house. Nottinghamshire Police said it took the three men 70 seconds to make off with a number of electrical items from the home in Old Basford, Nottingham. About 45 minutes later, two men entered the same property and

Coronavirus: Government criticised over use of testing data

Image copyright PA Media The UK’s statistics watchdog has criticised the government over its handling of coronavirus testing data. The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority says presentation of figures appeared to be aimed at showing “the largest possible number of tests, even at the expense of understanding”. Sir David Norgrove has written to Health

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