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NEWS | Published July 5th 2020, 1:01 pm

Live, laugh, loot: the trafficking of antiquities during a pandemic

At the height of Covid-19, online shopping increased by some 129 per cent. From the latest pair of Nikes to a bulk lot of Tunnock’s wafers, it seems that in 2020 any whim can be satisfied in a matter of clicks. Unfortunately, the ability to purchase whatever we want extends to the things we should not be able to – including the acquisition of stolen artefacts.

NEWS | Published July 5th 2020, 10:10 am

Turner way: art prize divided in ten

In a turn away from convention, this year’s Turner prize has been divided among ten “fantastic and exciting” artists, who will each receive a £10,000 bursary.

NEWS | Published July 5th 2020, 9:09 am

Dowden’s roadmap lacks direction says director of Theatre Royal

While Zoom calls can be trialling at the best of times, spare a thought for Adrian Vinken, the chief executive of the Theatre Royal in Plymouth. Last Monday Vinken made a call no director wants to make – informing his 240 strong staff that one third of them are at risk.

NEWS | Published July 5th 2020, 9:09 am

Government to hold daily televised press briefings

A Downing Street source has revealed government plans to introduce daily televised press briefings in the Autumn of this year.

NEWS | Published July 4th 2020, 9:09 am

Oscar-worthy: Academy invites 819 new members

The Oscars class of 2020 is larger than usual. Some 819 members have been invited to join the Academy in an attempt to follow through on the body’s commitment to representing a wider range of voices.

NEWS | Published July 4th 2020, 9:09 am

“I’ve found myself busier than ever”: artists remain optimistic in spite of pandemic

On 1 March, the first case of Covid-19 was identified in New York. Four days later, Abdul Abdullah’s show opened in the famed Armory Show.

NEWS | Published July 4th 2020, 9:09 am

"We are not out of the woods yet": Prime minister issues warning for lockdown easing

The prime minister has urged members of the public to "act responsibly" as lockdown is eased today in England.

NEWS | Published July 3rd 2020, 10:10 am

Something old, something new: Sotheby’s reinvents the auction

Sotheby’s latest auction resembles more of a gameshow than clients are used to. The use of a “multicamera global livestream” makes even the most complex of Zoom calls resemble a walk in the park.

NEWS | Published July 3rd 2020, 9:09 am

Back to school: guidance published for September return

The government has published their latest safety plans for England’s return to school in September, based upon the principle of keeping year groups separate in distinct “bubbles”.

NEWS | Published July 3rd 2020, 6:00 am

R and G Motors director: “Leaders must guide industry and people through any situation”

Mark Stevens is the director and MOT manager at R&G Motors, a family run garage in Cornwall that specialises in car and van servicing, MOTs, and all general motoring requirements. Entering the business world following a 24-year career with the Royal Air Force, Stevens has experienced working with various leaders in different walks of life, all with varying styles.

NEWS | Published July 3rd 2020, 6:00 am

Covid-19 and Care: Significant issues remain with testing, Baronsmede Family Homes chief says

In late May this year, Baronsmede Family Homes owner Dee Tormey approached the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland with concerns over the availability of testing for staff and residents. Little over a month on, although routine testing for care homes for adults with learning disabilities has now been made available, significant problems remain with the testing system, with Tormey offering her personal perspective of where it has continued to fall short.

NEWS | Published July 2nd 2020, 10:10 am

Quite the scoop: Graphic novel about ice cream wins Wodehouse prize

The 21st Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize has been awarded to a comic book about ice cream.

NEWS | Published July 2nd 2020, 10:10 am

Welcome back: National Gallery to reopen after 111 days in lockdown

By the time it reopens, the National Gallery will have been shut for some 111 days, the longest closure in the gallery’s history. For the past three months only the most vital members of the gallery’s staff have been able to walk among those hallowed halls – a reduced staff of cleaners and security guards, vital to keep the place running.

NEWS | Published July 2nd 2020, 8:08 am

Cross that bridge when we come to it: Air bridges scrapped in favour of quarantine exemptions

The government is expected to abandon air bridges in favour of establishing a list of countries with quarantine exemptions for British holidaymakers.


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