Coronavirus: Government to announce £546m care home package

The government will announce the funds amid concerns about coronavirus infections in care homes.
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Brianne is 20 weeks pregnant.
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Butlin's warns staff '1,000 jobs are at risk of being axed when furlough scheme ends in October'
Holiday firm Butlin's is currently operating at half of its usual capacity and hasn't made a decision about workers on the government's Job Retention Scheme.
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Trump says it was a 'beautiful thing' when MSNBC journalist Ali Velshi was struck by a rubber bullet
Donald Trump said last week that it was a 'beautiful thing' when MSNBC journalist Ali Velshi was struck by a rubber bullet during a protest in Minnesota after the death of George Floyd.
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Philippines earthquake: Huge 5.2 magnitude quake rocks Mindanao - tsunami warning issued
THE PHILIPPINES has been struck by a huge 5.2 magnitude earthquake.
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Tyson Fury advises Anthony Joshua to vacate WBO title or face Oleksandr Usyk defeat
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Tom Hardy once caught a thief in true James Bond style
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Despite being vilified in the rightwing media, Black Lives Matter will endure | Nesrine Malik
A phrase that depicted solidarity with the victims of racial injustice has been rebranded by those who see it as a threatIn the rightwing culture war that has subsumed our politics, a handful of key words depict “the enemy”, all of them increasingly interchangeable: political correctness, identity politics, #MeToo, cancel culture, and above all, wokeness. (You can tell when this category of terms is being used to this effect when they slot neatly in the headline “Now ****** really has gone too far!”) Collectively, the words have come to pose a threat to readers, ready to be outraged by an unwelcome change to our politics and society, hiding under the guise of equality and justice.The terms have been subject to a successful rebranding exercise that started on the right, but then leapfrogged into the mainstream. As notions that began as efforts to redress imbalances in society, challenge embedded power structures, and organise effectively against them, the terminology of equality has since been savaged. “Woke”, a call to stay alert to injustices in society, is now almost exclusively a slur, a sneer at someone’s over-worthy and counterproductive politics. Continue reading...
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Finding your face mask uncomfortable? Try this space helmet instead
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Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece
Thousands of people have marched in Berlin demanding that the government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many of whom have been made homeless since fires ravaged the country’s largest refugee camp
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Boris Johnson's 'Incompetence' To Blame If UK Goes Back Into Lockdown, Says Angela Rayner
The UK is facing the prospect of another national lockdown because of Boris Johnson’s “failure and incompetence”, Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner has said.Speaking at her party’s ‘virtual’ conference, Rayner called the prime minister a “Bullingdon Club blagger” who was always trying to blame others for his government’s failings.“Last Wednesday at Prime Minister’s Questions, I faced a prime minister who pretends he’s a man of the people but has shown his contempt for women and the working class.“As a single mum, he said my children would grow up ill-raised, ignorant and illegitimate. He only knows one approach – denying that problems exist and then blaming other people for his own incompetence.“We are facing a second spike (in Covid-19), further restrictions and the prospect of another national lockdown because of his failure and incompetence.”She continued: “Never has there been a prime minister more out of his depth and ill-equipped to the task than this Bullingdon Club blagger.“He lights up Downing Street green for Grenfell and then whips Tory MPs to block the Grenfell inquiry recommendations.“He claps for our carers when it suits him for a photo opportunity but he doesn’t even know what they earn and won’t pay them what they deserve.“He calls a Covid war cabinet to allow grouse shooting when the frontline staff can’t get the tests they need and people can’t say goodbye to their loved ones.“Yet it’s always somebody else’s fault – civil servants, the public health body they voted to create in the first place, or even the public for doing the right thing and trying to get a Covid test.”Earlier on Sunday Labour’s leader Keir Starmer said a second national lockdown is not inevitable but “more likely” because the government has “lost control” of testing. Speaking to Sky News’ Sophy Ridge, he said the prime minister should apologise for the lack of testing, adding that Labour would back a second national lockdown and supported the government’s new proposal to impose £10,000 fines for a failure to self-isolate. “There are a few people that are breaking the rules and something has to be done about that, but I have to say that I think that isn’t going to be a silver bullet that will deal with the problem we’re in,” he said.“We have rising infection rates. I think the whole country is concerned about that. “The testing regime is all over the place [...] because the government’s not effectively lost control of testing, it doesn’t necessarily know where the virus is.“If I was the prime minister, I would apologise for the fact that testing is all over the place and, instead of using the summer to prepare for the autumn, which is what we said should happen we’re in this position.“Just when we need testing to be at its very best, it’s near collapse.” Related... 'No Evidence' Of Covid-19 Second Wave In UK, Says Top Oxford Scientist £10,000 Fines For People Who Break Self-Isolation Rules, Boris Johnson Warns London Should Face Fresh Lockdown By Monday, Khan Says
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Strictly fans' joy as 'dream team' reunite
Former Strictly Come Dancing pros Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite were all smiles as they reunited
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Butlin’s ‘warns staff 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends next month’
The holiday camp operator employs 6,000 but they say a decision about the future of those currently on the government's jobs retention scheme has yet to be made
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Dele Alli's Tottenham future in doubt after PSG are offered midfielder
Alli left out of squad for win at SouthamptonPSG in talks over potential loan with option to buyDele Alli’s Tottenham future is in doubt after the England midfielder was left out of José Mourinho’s matchday squad for the 5-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday, with Paris Saint-Germain understood to have been offered the chance to sign the midfielder on loan before the end of the transfer window. Related: Harry Kane tees up Son's four-goal show as Spurs hammer Southampton Continue reading...
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Manchester United told to consider Marcelo Bielsa to replace Solskjaer
United got off to the worst possible start to their Premier League campaign after a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday.
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I accidentally flashed my bum on Zoom and it’s cured my fear of embarrassment
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Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return
A dispute between Iowa's governor and the state's largest school district could mean summer school for students and crippling bills for the school system
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Man quoted £500,000 for ‘affordable’ broadband at his rural home
Last year he was quoted £380,000 for WiFi at his and 28 other houses nearby.
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Sam Thompson goes on date with mystery brunette weeks after Zara McDermott split
The Made in Chelsea star was spied enjoying a date in London with a pretty brunette on Saturday night
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Evictions ban ends today putting thousands at risk - new rules explained
Eviction proceedings will go before the courts from Monday morning for the first time since March. If you're a private tenant struggling with rent, here's what you need to know
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Edouard Mendy will join Chelsea, confirms Rennes manager
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Tour de France 2020: Pogacar set for victory on final stage into Paris – live!
Live updates as Tadej Pogacar closes in on glory in ParisRoglic and Pogacar an odd couple on Slovenia’s charge to gloryGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet him 3.25pm BST 117km to go: When the going gets tough the tuft gets going. 3.23pm BST 118km to go: There’s one tuft of hair poking up through Pogacar’s helmet. Someone really should tell him that he’s going to be spending the majority of the day when more photographs will be taken of him than any other day of his life with a comedy hair fail. “Whilst its a huge pity that Geraint Thomas hasn’t been jostling for the title, it is so good that a team other than Sky/Ineos has taken the tour by storm this year,” writes Andrew Benton. “The Sky/Ineos victory train was getting pretty boring. Hopefully next year the competition will be more open still, with this year’s having broken Ineos’s dominance. Dave ‘Egan-his-face’ Brailsford has done massive work for the UK in cycling over the last decade, but I wonder if the loss of momentum will affect him and the Ineos team in the long run.” Continue reading...
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Coronavirus UK: Crowds flock to Blackpool ahead of Lancashire lockdown
<p>Reports of little social distancing and few people wearing masks</p>
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Pogacar rides to victory at COVID-defying Tour de France
Riding high on a performance for the ages, 21-year-old Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar will be cruising into Paris with the race leader’s iconic yellow jersey
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Sixty-nine percent of Americans have no confidence in Trump on coronavirus vaccine, poll reveals
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The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus recalls filming final ever episode with Andrew Lincoln: ‘It all felt so weird’
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Jose Mourinho praises Spurs attack with Son Heung-min ‘on fire’ and Harry Kane bringing ‘big dynamic’ edge
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'He's dangerous': Tory MP's wife Sasha Swire renews attack on Michael Gove
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Nancy Pelosi refuses to rule out second impeachment of Trump to delay Supreme Court battle
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday did not dismiss the idea that House Democrats might impeach Donald Trump again in order to force the Senate to hold a trial in removing him from office in order to delay a battle over the president’s coming nomination to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
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Iran dismisses US efforts for UN sanctions as currency drops
Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday
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Son Heung-min credits ‘hard work’ for building Harry Kane connection after four-goal demolition of Southampton
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Protests in Madrid over coronavirus lockdown measures
Protesters call for regional president who blamed ‘way of life of immigrants’ for rise to resign Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage By midday on Sunday, the chants of “Unity!” and “Healthcare!” that echoed around a busy crossroads in north-east Madrid had given rise to a more specific demand: “Ayuso resign!”On Friday, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the president of the Madrid region, announced that 850,000 people – many of them living in some of the poorest parts of the city and surrounding area – would be placed in partial lockdown from Monday in an attempt to arrest the second wave of the virus. Continue reading...
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Victoria Beckham returns to Insta ahead of Fashion Week after nudity controversy
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Presenter defends Danish TV show featuring naked adults in front of school children
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Orchestral manoeuvres in a car park: does ENO's drive-in opera hit the high notes?
With the action updated to a London car park and the audience in cars, ENO’s La Bohème is Europe’s first live drive-in opera. Our writer hops on his bike to watch the action from his socially distanced concrete squareSweaty, hyperventilating and with frozen hands, I arrive at Europe’s first live drive-in opera like Mimi in La Bohème’s last act. Unlike the opera’s heroine, I can barely make myself understood by security staff, still less sing a showstopper that would have them sobbing in their Ford Focuses. Have you ever cycled up the hill to London’s Alexandra Palace?The unintended genius of English National Opera’s modern-day, 90-minute staging of Puccini’s opera is to spread the class politics from stage to audience. The VIPs are ushered to the best seats in the house – that’s to say cars parked near the stage. These are called “uber boxes”, though, as far as I can see, they are Toyota Priuses in which up to four people can sit. (There’s no need for a driver since these cars aren’t going anywhere.) Behind are the middle classes who’ve come in their own vehicles (£100 per car). Hotel Chocolat servers take orders for ice cream, chocolates and drinks. Surtitles above the stage tell drivers to tune their radios to 87.7FM to get the best audio, though quite a few have their windows open to hear the music from speakers placed around the car park. All the singers are miked. Continue reading...
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Jonathan Aitken given parliamentary pass despite jail sentence
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Two boys under 16 arrested after ‘being caught sexually assaulting woman’
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Triathlete gives up chance of winning medal after noticing rival go wrong way
'When I saw that he had missed the route, I just stopped. James deserved this medal.'
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Elf 2 will 'never happen' because Will Ferrell 'didn't get on' with co-star
James Caan, who played Will Ferrell's biological father in the hit festive movie, has explained why Elf never got a sequel
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Amazon land grabbers assail ecotourism paradise in Brazil
Brazil’s Alter do Chao, a sleepy village that blends rainforest and beaches, bet on tourism and scored big
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BMA chair: act now to stop further disproportionate BAME Covid deaths
Warning issued as it emerges more than a third of Covid intensive care patients are BAME Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA third of coronavirus patients in intensive care are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, prompting the head of the British Medical Association to warn that government inaction will be responsible for further disproportionate deaths.Chaand Nagpaul, the BMA Council chair, was the first public figure to call for an inquiry into whether and why there was a disparity between BAME and white people in Britain in terms of how they were being affected by the pandemic, in April. Continue reading...
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Drag star Diane Chorley hits the big time: 'Death threats didn't stop me'
As the ‘Duchess of Canvey’ releases a greatest hits album, her creator relives an extraordinary journey from Southend to the West End via schoolteaching and Ibiza superclubs‘Diane is based around the strong women I knew when I was growing up,” says David Selley, reminiscing about his childhood in Southend-on-Sea. “You’d go to a pub and there’d be a woman at the bar smoking, with all these men hanging off every word. And she’d give you a little wink, and you’d be like, ‘You are the coolest human being who’s ever existed.’”We’re in the Glory pub in east London, where Selley’s alter ego – the 80s nightclub icon and so-called “Duchess of Canvey” Diane Chorley – first made her name almost a decade ago. Selley, 38, has never publicly stepped out from behind Chorley’s mask before. But today there’s a new album to promote – and a remarkable story to tell. Continue reading...
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AG Cook: Apple review – magical shifts in tone
(PC Music)Abrasive techno and acoustic guitars collide on AG Cook’s second album in a monthLast month, the producer AG Cook released his debut album; a 49-track, seven-disc brain dump called 7G. After years honing his synthetic, plastic fantastic strand of pop, released under his divisive PC Music umbrella and expanded via production work for the likes of Charli XCX, Cook threw up some curveballs on his first set. Nestled in among the thundering panic-pop and un-ironic cheese were a clutch of singer-songwritery acoustic sketches including a cover of Blur’s Beetlebum.That fusion of hyperreality and direct naivety also permeates its 10-track follow-up. So the airy, Ash-referencing, acoustic-led opener Oh Yeah is immediately exploded by Xxoplex, an unholy alliance of pummelling beats, choral chants and pitched vocals. It’s a trick that’s played throughout, with the lo-fi, endearingly cutesy Beautiful Superstar (“you’re beautiful, you’ve got it all”) followed not long after by the abrasive techno instrumental of Airhead. Continue reading...
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Man City boss Guardiola slams Premier League decision
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Packed nightclubs in Wuhan as coronavirus epicentre reports no new cases
The city, where the global pandemic is believed to have started, is returning to normal as authorities claim there has not been a case of community transmission since May
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