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Girl, 5, rushed to hospital with Kawasaki disease after recovering from coronavirus

The devastated father of a 5 year old girl who has been rushed to hospital suffering with organ failure has hit out at government plans to reopen schools. Teacher Piers Roberts said his family were “heart broken” after his daughter, Scarlett, who had contracted the coronavirus before the schools were closed and had recovered, was […]

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Primary school shut after two confirmed cases of COVID-19

Springfield Primary School in Derby has been shut for fourteen days for deep cleaning after two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. The school, for vulnerable young children, had stayed open for these children and children of key workers in March, when other schools were ordered to close by the government. The Odyssey Collaborative Trust, who […]

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Spain News: Ryanair to lay off 351 employees

Ryanair will be laying off 351 workers among cabin crew from Spain it has stated. This cut is included in the adjustment plan of 3,000 job losses across Europe. More details will be emerging this month. There is tension among workers as some of them have not received benefits despite being under the ERTE scheme […]

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News Bites: Global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passes 4.5 million

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, at least 4,542,910 people are known to have been infected, and 307,696 people have died worldwide since the pandemic began. The figures are likely to represent a significant underestimate of the accurate scale of the pandemic as many of those with milder symptoms have not been tested and […]

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News Bites: St. Peter’s Basilica to reopen on Monday

St. Peter’s Basilica will reopen on Monday 18th May to the public, following a two month closure, after undergoing an intensive sanitisation program. People attending public Masses and liturgies at St Peter’s and three other papal basilicas in Rome will have their temperature checked as part of new church protocols to contain the spread of […]

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Spanish Ministry of Health draws up protocol for swimming pools

According to Salvador Illa, ventilation should be carried out in adjacent closed spaces, such as bathrooms and dressing rooms, followed by a good state of maintenance, cleanliness and an adequate degree of disinfection. The Ministry recommends that single-use cloths and materials should be used. The swimming pools must have a spatial distribution of at least […]

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This day in History May 15th

Interesting facts about This day in History May 15th 1252 – Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bill exstirpanda, authorizing, but also limiting, the torture of Heretics in the Medieval Inquisition. 1618 – German astronomer Johannes Kepler discovers the third of his three planetary laws, the “harmonics law”. 1869 – National Woman Suffrage Association forms […]

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Elton John says he saw the Queen slap her nephew after he ignored her

In Elton John’s new memoir he has written, called “Me”, he has spoken about being at a garden party at the Palace with the Queen, her sister Princess Margaret, and Margaret’s two children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones. Her Majesty allegedly asked Viscount Linley to go and check on his sister who was feeling […]