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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.
“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.
"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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs
Aviation industry giant and plane manufacturer Airbus has announced that it will look to cut some 15,000 jobs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Christie’s breached Hague Convention, say commission
The auction house, Christie’s, rejected calls to halt a sale of Nigerian artefacts which were looted by British troops in the 19th century.
It’s history: Facebook bans sale of artefacts
Facebook has announced that they will remove any content “that attempts to buy, sell or trade in historical artifacts.”
House prices fall for the first time since 2012
UK house prices have seen their first year-on-year fall in eight years with a 0.1 per cent decrease on last June.