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NEWS | Published March 19th 2020, 10:10 am

Coronavirus update: London faces tube closures; no new China cases

Following the Prime Minister's announcement that schools would be closing from Friday for all except the children of key workers, there have been other updates about critical services across the country.

NEWS | Published March 19th 2020, 10:10 am

IndyRef2 delayed due to coronavirus

Preparations for a second Scottish independence referendum have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

NEWS | Published March 19th 2020, 9:09 am

New emergency powers to be granted to police and immigration officials in coronavirus legislation

Police and immigration officials may be given the power to place people in “appropriate isolation facilities” and close airports under new emergency powers to crack down on the spread of coronavirus.

NEWS | Published March 19th 2020, 8:08 am

ECB boss Lagarde announces €750 billion coronavirus fund

The European Central Bank [ECB] has dedicated a €750 billion [£700 billion; $820 billion] emergency fund to help mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

NEWS | Published March 18th 2020, 5:05 pm

Coronavirus update: UK schools to close

Coronavirus cases across the world have passed 200,000, and in the UK, there have now been more than 100 deaths as of 6pm, 18th March. The youngest person to die from the virus in the UK so far was in his 40s.

NEWS | Published March 18th 2020, 3:12 pm

Bafta awards postponed due to coronavirus

The Bafta TV awards are the latest cultural event to be postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

NEWS | Published March 18th 2020, 3:03 pm

TS Grale: Emotional and technological intelligence is at the heart of the best future leaders

According to an in-depth new research report, if business leaders are unable to tap into their emotional intelligence and communicate better, there will be no place for them in the board room.

NEWS | Published March 18th 2020, 12:12 pm

Eckermann reflects on newfound international recognition

In 2017, with a total of $47 dollars in her bank account, Ali Cobby Eckermann sifted through her junk mail to find she had been awarded with the world’s most lucrative writing prize – the Windham Campbell.

NEWS | Published March 18th 2020, 9:09 am

New legislation protecting veterans to be presented in Parliament

On Wednesday, the government will bring new legislation before Parliament, geared toward protecting armed forces personnel and veterans from “vexatious claims” of having committed war crimes during overseas conflicts throughout history.

NEWS | Published March 18th 2020, 9:09 am

Coronavirus update: UK supermarkets tackle stockpiling and "panic buying"

This morning, Sainsbury's announced that it would be rationing food products and prioritising the "elderly and vulnerable" following a trend of customers stockpiling products over the past few weeks.

NEWS | Published March 18th 2020, 8:08 am

Biden extends lead in race for Democratic nomination

Former US vice-president Joe Biden’s bid to become the Democratic candidate for the US presidential election has received another boost, after he comfortably saw off nearest rival Bernie Sanders in the Florida, Illinois and Arizona primaries.

NEWS | Published March 17th 2020, 5:05 pm

Anna Wintour announces Met Gala cancellation amid coronavirus outbreak

Chair of the Met Gala, Anna Wintour, has announced that in keeping with coronavirus guidelines “all programs and events through May 15 will be cancelled or postponed.”

NEWS | Published March 17th 2020, 5:05 pm

Coronavirus update: PM says government will do "whatever it takes"

In the Prime Minister's daily conference on the Covid-19 outbreak -- where he was joined by Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance and Chancellor Rishi Sunak -- a number of economic support measures were announced.

NEWS | Published March 17th 2020, 12:40 pm

Emergency legislation to pass through Commons unopposed

Emergency legislation concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the newly announced Budget will pass through the Commons unopposed this week.


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