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Covid in Scotland: Curbs of six months 'more realistic position'
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Enola Holmes: Sherlock sister spin-off lives up to its feminist ideals
While Disney’s princesses prop up the patriarchy, a new wave of heroines such as Enola are out to change the worldIt is not often Sherlock Holmes gets a taste of his own analysis, but the film Enola Holmes dishes it to him. “You don’t know what it is to be without power,” a tea-room proprietor (and undercover feminist) tells the Victorian sleuth. “Politics doesn’t interest you because you have no interest in changing a world that suits you so well.” Touché. Enola Holmes is yet another revisionist spin on an over-filmed story, but unlike her elder brother, spunky young Enola (delightfully played by Millie Bobby Brown) has a vested interest in changing a world that doesn’t suit her at all.It has become easy to label any story led by a female character as “empowering”, but Enola Holmes goes beyond mere lip service. Yes, she is an idealised, independent-minded heroine but Enola was trained to be so by her mother (Helena Bonham Carter), who turns out to be a militant suffragette activist. Like Mother, Enola doesn’t accept the gender role society has assigned her. And like Mother, she sets about changing things. The plot centres on Enola’s rescue of a foppish young lord whose life is in danger. She quite fancies him but, more importantly, his vote is key in passing the Reform Act in the House of Lords, which will pave the way for women’s suffrage. Continue reading...
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Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain review – a rich, world-straddling saga
Set between Bath and Borneo, this 14th novel skilfully explores familiar themes of desire, frustration and the quest for meaningOver a distinguished literary career, Rose Tremain has traversed genres with her customary flair, though many readers will associate her primarily with the historical fiction of her most acclaimed novels. Islands of Mercy, her 14th, returns to the 19th century, and considers familiar Tremain themes: desire, purpose, the elusive rewards of art and the small acts whose consequences ripple outwards.Her cast of interconnected characters watch these consequences play out against two contrasting backdrops: the neat and orderly city of Bath, where “reasons for dying were comparatively few”, and the jungles of Borneo, where even the white rajahs live in fear of headhunters. Independent-minded Jane Adeane, the 6ft 2in daughter of an affluent Bath doctor, spurns a marriage proposal from her father’s assistant, Valentine Ross, and flees to her bohemian aunt Emmeline, an artist living in Chelsea. Here Jane embarks on a journey of self-discovery with Julietta, the beautiful wife of one of Emmeline’s friends, and tries to imagine a life that could accommodate this newfound passion. Meanwhile, in Borneo, Valentine’s naturalist brother Edmund contracts malaria and is nursed back to health by Sir Ralph Savage, a well-meaning British landowner who was discharged from the army for homosexuality and now spends his time in half-hearted attempts to improve the lot of his Malay subjects. Minor characters orbit around these main players, and death hovers constantly at their shoulders: in Paris, Jane and Julietta visit the public morgue after a morning of transgressive sex; later, she shares an intimate moment with Valentine over the body of a patient she has helped him euthanise. Continue reading...
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Shop workers ‘attacked, coughed on and spat at’ for implementing coronavirus rules
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Emmys 2020: Succession’s Jesse Armstrong takes aim at Trump and Boris Johnson for ‘crummy and uncoordinated’ coronavirus response
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Names of EVERY passenger on Jeffrey Epstein's aircraft 'to be revealed "sparking panic"' 
The Attorney General in the US Virgin Islands, where the billionaire had a home, has demanded to see the logs which document the passengers on his aircraft.
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No 10 denies reports Boris Johnson went on secret Italy trip
Minister also rejects airport’s statement PM flew into Perugia in past fortnightCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of Boris Johnson’s ministers has denied a report in the Italian media that the UK prime minister made a secret trip to the country less than a fortnight ago, a claim Downing Street has also rejected as “completely untrue”.Asked if Johnson had landed in Perugia in the past two weeks, which the Umbrian airport said had happened in a statement, Grant Shapps, the transport minister, told Sky News: “Not that I’m aware of. I think it’s mistaken, as far as I’m aware.” Continue reading...
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IKEA, Primark and more hand back Government furlough and jobs retention cash
A string of companies including ASOS, IKEA and Primark have either handed back Government job retention cash, or said they won't take it despite qualifying
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Trump Calls It A 'Beautiful Thing' That Cops Struck Journalist Ali Velshi With Rubber Bullet
US President Donald Trump called it “the most beautiful thing” that MSNBC journalist Ali Velshi was struck in the knee with a rubber bullet while he was covering a peaceful protest in Minneapolis in May.Trump inexplicably deemed it “law and order” as a campaign rally crowd in Minnesota cheered him on Friday. Velshi was breaking no law — nor were protesters — when he was injured by police.Trump mistakenly recounted in his tale that Velshi was painfully struck by a tear gas canister and complained afterward. “Oh my knee, oh my knee,” the president mocked."It was the most beautiful thing ... it's called law and order" -- Trump gloats about @AliVelshi getting hit by a rubber bullet in Minneapolis. Sick stuff. pic.twitter.com/bgKSmmL8O7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020Velshi was taken aback that Trump considered his injury “law and order.” He asked: “What law did I break while covering an entirely peaceful (yes, entirely peaceful) march?”So, @realDonaldTrump, you call my getting hit by authorities in Minneapolis on 5/30/20 (by a rubber bullet, btw, not a tear gas cannister) a “beautiful thing” called “law and order”. What law did I break while covering an entirely peaceful (yes, entirely peaceful) march?— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) September 19, 2020MSNBC also lashed out after Trump’s comment. “Freedom of the press is a pillar of our democracy,” the network said in a statement. “When the president mocks a journalist for the injury he sustained while putting himself in harm’s way to inform the public, he endangers thousands of other journalists and undermines our freedoms.”The Velshi slam wasn’t the only jaw-dropping comment Trump made at the rally. He also boasted that his overwhelmingly white supporters at the rally in Bemidji (Minnesota is 84% white) have “good genes,” raising an ominous Aryan spectre from the 1940s. “You have good genes, you know that, right? A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don’t you believe? The racehorse theory,” Trump said."You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn't it, don't you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we're so different? You have good genes in Minnesota." -- Trump pic.twitter.com/OiF63qZaKx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020He also asked sarcastically if Bemidji was “having a good time with your refugees” — then pivoted to Democratic Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim American. “How the hell did she win?” he asked."Are you having a good time with your refugees?" -- Trump immediately pivots to full blown racism pic.twitter.com/ds9UEpLf9v— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020He suggested Omar and two other female lawmakers of colour, representatives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, be prosecuted for “buying dresses” — but offered no details. “We’ll prosecute them, yeah, why not?” he mused."We'll prosecute 'em. Yeah. Why not?" -- Trump suggests congress members AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib should be prosecuted pic.twitter.com/3Sz4c5B8al— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020He also claimed with absolutely no evidence that the FBI is hiding Hillary Clinton’s emails from the time she was secretary of state, and he threatened to “pull licenses” from broadcasters, which he doesn’t have the power to do.Trump also indicated Minneapolis would have been totally destroyed had he not called out the National Guard during protests. “You wouldn’t have Minneapolis,” the president said. He didn’t call for the National Guard.He also praised “great” general Robert E. Lee, who battled to separate the Confederacy from the US government to maintain slavery.A quick history lesson for the patriots of Minnesota. On July 2, 1863 the 1st Minnesota Volunteers suffered 82% casualties fighting Confederates under the command of Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg. https://t.co/NIPlgqCtMZ— Kevin M. Levin (@KevinLevin) September 19, 2020Related... Joe Biden Uses Trump's Own Words Against Him In Cheeky New Campaign Ad Trump Implies At Rally That He's Already Won The Nobel Peace Prize Cher Attacks Trump Over Covid 'Herd Mentality' Remarks: 'Seems 200k Dead Isn’t Enough Carnage' Also on HuffPost
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Western Australia space tracking station to cut ties with China
Decision will impact the expansion of Beijing’s space exploration and navigational programsChina will lose access to a strategic space tracking station in Western Australia when its contract expires, the facility’s owners said, a decision that cuts into Beijing’s expanding space exploration and navigational capabilities in the Pacific region.The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has had a contract allowing Beijing access to the satellite antenna at the ground station since at least 2011. It is located next to an SSC satellite station primarily used by the United States and its agencies, including Nasa. Continue reading...
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Canadian Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Sending Poison Letter To Donald Trump
A Canadian woman has arrested on suspicion of sending a letter containing a deadly toxin to the White House.She was taken into custody by US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and was expected to face federal charges, the officials said.Her name has not yet been released, PA Media report.The letter containing the poison ricin, was intercepted earlier last week before it reached the White House. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it was originated in Canada.While naturally occurring, the toxin requires a deliberate act to convert it into a biological weapon, with exposure to an amount as small as a pinhead capable of causing death within 36 to 72 hours.No known antidote exists.It was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump and a preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, according to the officials.There have been several prior instances in which US officials have been targeted with ricin sent through the mail.A Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Mr Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived. The letters were intercepted, and no one was hurt.In 2014, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after sending letters dusted with ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials. Related... Joe Biden Uses Trump's Own Words Against Him In Cheeky New Campaign Ad Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Rule Out Using Impeachment To Stall Supreme Court Nomination
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Exclusive: Public Want Test And Trace Taken Off Private Firms
The vast majority of people think large private firms should be stripped of their test and trace contract and the job handed to town halls, says a new poll. The Survation survey, shared exclusively with HuffPost UK, shows 74% want local public health teams, rather than Serco and Sitel, to run NHS Test and Trace. Just 14% want the vital service to be run by a private company, the poll commissioned by We Own It and shared exclusively with HuffPost revealed. It comes as the government’s testing regime was in chaos, with figures last week showing three quarters of a million Covid test requests are going unanswered every day. Several reports also showed that in many cases, where someone could book a test, they were forced to travel long distances and wait in queues to get checks. The national track and trace system in England is currently managed by outsourcing giant Serco and call centre company Sitel. The companies were initially contracted to run the system up to August 23. However, their contracts were extended, potentially up to the value of £528m. Dido Harding, chair of NHS Test and Trace, last week defended testing failures by saying there was an “unexpected” surge in demand, with many people who do not have symptoms said to be seeking checks. Critics, however, say the system is too centralised and point to a steady decline in the rate of close contacts traced since the system was introduced. We Own It’s director Cat Hobbs said “the government’s much promised ‘world-beating’ system is anything but”. She added: “And the public understands this. This poll is a damning indictment on the government’s track and trace system. The overwhelming majority of the public want to see it run by the people who know what they’re doing - local public health protection teams and the NHS. “It’s absolutely staggering that the government is clinging doggedly to its failed, privatised system. It’s time for them to face reality. It’s time for them to kick the private companies out of the system and give local public health protection teams the resources to run it instead.”The problem is not simply Serco - although their record is poor - but the instinct of this government to invest in large, centralised private corporates instead of local public services.Rachel Reeves, Labour shadow Cabinet Office ministerGovernment statistics published last week said 25% of people getting Covid tests between September 8 and 14 had to travel thirteen miles or more, with 5% having to travel 47 miles or more to get tested.  Boris Johnson has pledged that the country will have capacity for 500,000 tests a day by the end of October. Health secretary Matt Hancock’s “Operation Moonshot”, which promises national on-demand testing, with results in minutes, by spring, was talked down by top scientific adviser Patrick Vallance, who said the technology “had to be tested properly”.Labour’s shadow Cabinet Office minister Rachel Reeves said handing the work to local health teams has clear public support.She told HuffPost UK: “The public know this Tory government’s approach to track and trace is failing and needs urgent change, especially when the stakes are so high. The problem is not simply Serco - although their record is poor - but the instinct of this government to invest in large, centralised private corporates instead of local public services.“Tory ministers should swiftly learn from their mistakes in order to give us all the best chance of regaining some control over this virus, instead of throwing more money at corporations in blind hope.” NHS Test and Trace figures issued on Thursday revealed a dramatic fall in the number of tests completed within Boris Johnson’s 24-hour deadline, with just a third of in-person tests meeting that target – down by half in just a week.But Harding continued to defend the system when she appeared before a Commons committee last week, saying: “I strongly refute that the system is failing.” Related... ‘I’ve Lost 37 Friends To Coronavirus – And 36 Were Black’ Covid Testing Chaos Sparks Fears People Could Be Forced To Pay 8 Myths About Covid-19 Testing, Busted
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Barclays and HSBC shares plunge after reports of alleged suspicious transfers
Standard Chartered stock also falls after claims banking sector handled $2tn in potentially corrupt transactionsShares in the banking sector fell on Monday after media reports that some of the world’s largest banks had moved large sums of allegedly illicit funds over nearly two decades, despite red flags about the origins of the money.Barclays fell by 4% in early trading in London and HSBC and Standard Chartered both lost 3%. Earlier in Hong Kong, HSBC dropped more than 4%, taking the shares to their lowest level sinceMay 1995. Continue reading...
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Penn Badgley and wife Domino Kirke welcome baby boy after miscarriage heartbreak
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Woman Falls Out Of Moving Car Onto M25 While Filming Snapchat Video
A woman fell onto the M25 while she was hanging out of the car window filming a Snapchat video, according to police.Police in Surrey said the woman was in the front passenger seat filming out the window when she fell from the vehicle south of London on Saturday. Police tweeted that it was pure luck she wasn’t seriously injured or killed. The front seat passenger was hanging out the car whilst filming a SnapChat video along the #M25. She then fell out the car and into a live lane.It is only by luck she wasn’t seriously injured or killed.#nowords2846 pic.twitter.com/b7f1tPJTEb— Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK (@SurreyRoadCops) September 19, 2020A police spokesperson told the BBC: “Officers were called to the M25 between junction six and Clacket Lane Services shortly after 01:30 BST this morning following reports of a female falling out of a moving vehicle.”She was treated by paramedics at the scene and her injuries were “not life-threatening or life-changing,” the spokesperson said. Police did not make any arrests.After people on social media asked why the woman wasn’t arrested, police responded that “those involved certainly learnt a thing or two that night.”The quest for selfies killed 259 people between 2011 and 2018, according to a global study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care two years ago, CNN reported. The authors said that drowning, transport and falls were the top causes of selfie-related deaths, and the average age of victims was just under 23.Related... £10,000 Fines For People Who Break Self-Isolation Rules, Boris Johnson Warns Claims Boris Johnson Secretly Flew To Perugia Are 'Untrue', Says No. 10 How Does Our 'World-Beating' Test And Trace System Compare To Other Countries?
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US Space Force deploys troops to Arabian Desert
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Taj Mahal reopens as coronavirus cases continue to rise in India
Monument in northern city of Agra opens to visitors after being closed for six monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia has reopened its famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal, as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections with no signs yet of a peak in the number of infections.A Chinese national and a visitor from Delhi were among the first to step into the white marble tomb built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor for his wife when it opened at sunrise on Monday, ending six months of closure. Continue reading...
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Thiago Alcantara’s Liverpool impact, Harry Kane’s evolution, James Rodriguez magic - 8 Premier League things we learned
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Richard Wigglesworth: Dublin defiance says everything about Saracens' spirit
"We are doing this with one hand tied behind our back. Maybe we deserved this, maybe we’ve got to do it the hard way. Maybe also if we do it like this it will prove that what we built is true and special”
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Rail franchises end after 25 years - but Tories will keep paying private firms
Tory ministers have prompted a furious row with unions after they finally ended the privatised model and admitted it 'isn't working' - but will keep paying private firms anyway for at least 18 months
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Claims Boris Johnson Secretly Flew To Perugia Are 'Untrue', Says No. 10
A report in an Italian paper that Boris Johnson secretly jetted off to Italy earlier this month to baptise his son is “completely untrue”, Downing Street has said.La Repubblica cited an official statement from the city’s airport which claims the prime minister was seen at Perugia airport on September 11 and left on the following Monday.But a spokesperson for No.10 said:  “This story is completely untrue. The prime minister has not travelled to Italy in recent months. Anyone who publishes these claims is repeating a falsehood.”Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also denied the claims, telling Sky News on Monday the reports were “mistaken”. When asked if Johnson had travelled to Perugia on that weekend Shapps said: “Not that I’m aware of, no. I saw that story in the weekend paper, I think it’s mistaken as far as I’m aware.”
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Inside Politics: Government threatens lockdown if rules aren’t followed
<p>As Boris Johnson considers national coronavirus restrictions, Matt Hancock has made it clear the public will be to blame for any second lockdown, writes Adam Forrest</p>
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