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Some Hermes drivers working for free for hours a day, union says
Couriers say they feel compelled to ‘muck in’ with parcel sorting process in understaffed depots Drivers at one of the UK’s largest delivery firms say they are having to work for free for several hours a day, according to their representatives, despite the company expanding its workforce by thousands during the pandemic.Union officials said they had challenged Hermes UK following multiple complaints from couriers in several areas of the country who say they feel compelled to “muck in” with the parcel sorting process in understaffed depots because they cannot start earning any money until it is done. While some are paid for this work, many are not, the GMB union said. Continue reading...
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Evening Standard Comment: Covid vaccine passports could be ticket to freedom
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Evening Standard Comment: Keep getting tested | Tributes to Prince Philip
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Ancient ‘city of the dead’ discovered on island of Corsica
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10 of the best places to see outdoor art in the UK: chosen by readers
Many a lockdown walk has been brightened by a piece of modern art. Readers pick their favourites, from seafronts and forests to more urban settingsConversation Piece – 22 bronze statues on Littlehaven beach in South Shields – is by Juan Muñoz and peers out over the sand dunes towards Herd Groyne lighthouse, the point where the River Tyne spills into the North Sea. The statues are known locally as weebles. These lifesize figures laugh, whisper, chatter, point or just stare out to sea. Some huddle in groups; others are alone. Yet, despite their quarter-tonne roly-poly bodies, they are all frozen in time and space. Cyclists or walkers on the coastal path stop when they see them, hug them for a selfie, skip round them, wonder about them. What are they talking about? visitsouthtyneside.co.ukFiona MacLean Continue reading...
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Two thirds of Londoners back Covid passports
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Covid is ravaging American jails and prisons – and inmates are rightly rising up | Akin Olla
For the many Americans imprisoned in dangerous, cramped conditions, the pandemic is not over – it remains murderousOn 4 April, inmates in a St Louis jail commenced an uprising. They smashed windows, chanted, lit fires and hung signs communicating their needs to the outside world. One sign held out of the windows simply read “HELP US”. It is the second uprising at the ironically named St Louis City Justice Center and the fourth major disturbance at the jail within the last year.Many of the inmates are in pre-trial detention and have been sitting in jail since the beginning of the pandemic without trials or even a timeline for when they should expect trials. Protesters called for court dates and for humane treatment, and a corrections taskforce report from March concluded that those locked inside were feeling isolated from their families and frustrated over the lack of precautions being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within the jail. They are not alone; another uprising took place this time last year at a prison in Kansas, and protests have been relatively commonplace across the country as people have worked to expose the hidden hyper-pandemic happening within our nation’s jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers. The United States needs to take this as an opportunity to empty out its criminally overcrowded jails, or continue to perpetuate yet another unforgivable mass atrocity that disproportionately affects immigrants, poor people and Black Americans. Continue reading...
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FREE 24-Page Glossy Magazine commemorating Prince Phillip's life of duty
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Prince Charles fights back tears as he visits Prince Philip floral tribute with Camilla
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Putt 'em up! 'Drunk' golfers brawl bare-chested on 18th green in South Africa 
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Top associate of Navalny convicted of trespassing in Russia
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