The medieval friar who was the victim of a hit-and-run: Skeleton from before 14th century unearthed

The skeleton of a friar who suffered two broken thigh bones as a result of what University of Cambridge archaeologists believe was a cart accident where he was struck by a wagon has been unearthed.
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‘Sausage war’: UK asks for three-month delay to Brexit ban on chilled meat exports to Northern Ireland
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David Bowie painting bought for £2.91 in charity shop to be sold for £23,000
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Nearly 200,000 travel jobs lost or at risk due to pandemic, trade body warns
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Daily Covid cases pass 11,000 for first time since February
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New Northern Ireland first minister installed amid turmoil in his DUP party
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Boris Johnson under fire over meeting with Bahrain’s crown prince
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Françoise Hardy, ‘close to the end’ of her life, argues for assisted suicide
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Treasury ‘Suppressed’ Access To Furlough Payments For Workers With Covid
Keir Starmer has hit out at claims that the government suppressed furlough funding for sick workers self-isolating at the height of the Covid pandemic.The Labour leader waded into the row after it emerged that senior civil servants had complained that the Treasury was worried about publicising a relatively unknown provision in the furlough rules that allows temporary payments for staff forced to quarantine.Politico.eu website said it had seen emails, dated from January and February this year, showing that officials had complained about the failure to make employers and staff aware of the guidance.“Furlough can be used to cover self-isolation, but [the Treasury] are reluctant to say this explicitly in guidance because it could lead to employees being furloughed who do not need to be,” one email read. “This is a live issue being worked through.”Both Downing Street and the Treasury insisted that the guidance was clear on the government’s own website that the furlough scheme had never been intended to be used as a substitute for statutory sick pay.But Labour said the revelations were “shameful and reckless”, with Starmer adding he was “really concerned” about any suggestion of restricting cash help for home quarantine.“One of the big issues for the 14 months or so we have been in the pandemic has been whether people feel that they can afford to self-isolate,” he told reporters during a visit to Airbus in Bristol.“Self-isolation is a huge tool in the armoury when it comes to defeating the pandemic, but too many people felt that they couldn’t afford to self-isolate.“We have been saying this for a year or more, so the idea now that this has been suppressed I think is so wrong in terms of how we fight this pandemic.”Shadow Treasury minister Bridget Phillipson added: “It is shameful and reckless that the Chancellor ignored professional advice and put countless people and workplaces at unnecessary risk when he had the opportunity to help.”The government guidance for firms makes clear that short-term illness or isolation “should not be a consideration when deciding if you should furlough an employee”.But it adds: “If, however, employers want to furlough employees for business reasons and they are currently off sick, they are eligible to do so, as with other employees. In these cases, the employee should no longer receive sick pay and would be classified as a furloughed employee.”Government sources said that the reason for the rules was that HM Revenue & Customs would have no mechanism or way of identifying those being furloughed for short term sickness, and it could open the whole scheme to fraud risk.The prime minister’s official spokesperson said: “The guidance on Gov.uk sets out that the furlough scheme is not intended for short-term absences from work due to sickness and self-isolation should not be a consideration when a business is deciding if a business should furlough an employee.”A Treasury spokesperson added: “It has always been clear that the purpose of the furlough scheme is to support jobs – we’ve been upfront about that from the start.“We have a specific support package in place for those self-isolating due to coronavirus, including £500 one off payments for those on low incomes.“If an employer wants to furlough an employee for business reasons and they are currently off sick then they are eligible to do so as with other employees. This has been set out in guidance since April last year.”Separately, Downing Street tried to play down reports that ministers would legislate to allow a legal right to work from home because of the pandemic.“We’ve asked people to work from home where they can during the pandemic but there are no plans to make this permanent or introduce a legal right to work from home,” the PM’s spokesperson said.“There’s no plans to make working from home permanent or introduce a legal right to work from home.”But he added the government was committed in its manifesto to a possible default right to flexible working. “What we’re consulting on is making flexible working a default option, unless employers have good reasons not to.”He defined flexible working as “a range of working arrangements around time, place and hours of work including part-time working, flexi-time or compressed hours” but not necessarily working from home.
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Kanye West thinks he and Irina Shayk 'could be power couple' after Kim K split
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Police: 4 slain in Chicago mass killing all shot in head
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Three Tory aristocrats get Parliament seats for life in election where 36 voted
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Compulsory care-home staff jabs may sound sensible but would create a catastrophe | Polly Toynbee
There are already vacancies in England that cannot be filled. So what will happen if vaccine-hesitant workers decide to leave?It’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? Of course every care and NHS worker should be vaccinated against Covid and anything else that puts them and their patients at risk. Those who remember people who had contracted polio at school with leg irons or paralysed arms know how to thank modern medicine for our salvation.Facts, scientific facts, that’s the dose the vaccine-refusers need. Or so every good rationalist believes. But why do we never learn our lessons? Look where that facts-based approach got us remainers in the Brexit referendum. Humans don’t live by reason alone – maybe scarcely at all. And our government knows it, ruling by raw emotion and focus group, guided by what people feel regardless of truth. It leaves the very sensible Labour opposition flailing. Continue reading...
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Green activists criticise easyJet for launching 12 new UK routes
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