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The Guardian view on parliament in lockdown: time for a virtual recall | Editorial

16 hours ago   |   The Guardian

It may be technically difficult for MPs to convene but some method must be urgently found for the legislature to resume its vital democratic function Coronavirus - latest...
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Did you take part in Extinction Rebellion's climate campaign? Get in touch

17 hours ago   |   The Guardian

A year on from the ‘climate rebellion', we'd like to hear from those involved in the environmental movement. What are your hopes for the future? On 15 April 2019, thousands of...
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Scottish Parliament plans to introduce ‘virtual working' on Thursday

23 hours ago   |   The Courier   |   2 articles

The Scottish Parliament could begin "virtual working" as soon as Thursday with party leaders given the chance to quiz the First Minister on the government's response to the...
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'We will never surrender': Scott Morrison channels Winston Churchill

'We will never surrender': Scott Morrison channels Winston Churchill

1 day ago   |   Daily Mail

Scott Morrison echoed British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and declared: 'We will never surrender.' Parliament is meeting today to pass the $130 billion JobKeeper scheme.
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Coronavirus: MPs will use Zoom to grill ministers as plans for virtual parliament advance

1 day ago   |   The Independent

Digital Commons plans expected to be in place by end of Easter recess
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Netherlands open to easy EU loans for health care, not the economy

1 day ago   |   Politico

Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said Tuesday the Dutch government supports easy loans from a European fund for governments to cover short-term medical costs but not...
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EU Parliament rights chair calls for ‘immediate' guidance on COVID-19 phone tracking

1 day ago   |   Politico

The European Parliament's civil rights chair has called on Europe's privacy regulators to “immediately adopt clear guidance” on use of smartphone data in tracking the spread of...
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Sweden, which refused to implement a coronavirus lockdown, has so far avoided a mass outbreak. Now it's bracing for a potential surge in deaths

Sweden, which refused to implement a coronavirus lockdown, has so far avoided a mass outbreak. Now it's bracing for a potential surge in deaths

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Sweden took the unusual step of not implementing a lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The country urged people to practice social distancing, but left places like...
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Polish government rams through electoral system changes

2 days ago   |   Politico

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party on Monday rammed through dramatic changes to the country's electoral system just weeks ahead of the May 10 presidential election, which...
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EU Parliament under fire for cutting wages of staff who choose to work from home

2 days ago   |   Politico

The European Parliament has been accused of double standards after MEPs' assistants were told that if they want to work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, their...
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Police rescue dog and arrest man, 37, after cruel owner was seen repeatedly dunking pet into a canal

An abused dog has been rescued by police after its owner dunked it in a canal in Southall, west London in a sickening attack on the terrified animal which was posted on to... Read more ...

Coronavirus: How to make your own protective fabric face mask

Coronavirus: How to make your own protective fabric face mask

More people now are wearing masks when they go out to buy essential supplies. This is in line with advice given by many countries following the growing evidence that even a... Read more ...

The US Senate reportedly advised members to stop using Zoom

The US Senate reportedly advised members to stop using Zoom

US senators have been advised against using videocall app Zoom, according to the Financial Times. Zoom has seen a huge uptick in usage because of the coronavirus pandemic, but... Read more ...

US firm ThermoFisher says it can supply UK with 100,000 COVID-19 test kits...

US firm ThermoFisher says it can supply UK with 100,000 COVID-19 test kits per day

The chief operating officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, based in Massachusetts but with 5,000 employees in the UK, said the company could supply all the tests wanted by... Read more ...

Manchester United determined to 'exploit' post-coronavirus transfer market...

Manchester United determined to 'exploit' post-coronavirus transfer market, says Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking at transfer targets during the lockdown and believes Manchester United are well placed to exploit any knock-on effects of the coronavirus... Read more ...

Coronavirus map LIVE: UK lockdown faces LONG extension as death toll breaks...

Coronavirus map LIVE: UK lockdown faces LONG extension as death toll breaks Italy's record

BRITAIN could be faced with at least another three weeks in lockdown as the UK's daily death toll surged to almost 1,000 on Wednesday. Read more ...

UK lockdown to last until MAY as coronavirus peak still more than week away

UK lockdown to last until MAY as coronavirus peak still more than week away

BRITAIN could remain on lockdown until May amid warnings that the peak of the coronavirus outbreak is still 10 days away. Senior politicians have raised the prospect that... Read more ...

NRL season to resume on May 28 after league was suspended due to COVID-19  

NRL season to resume on May 28 after league was suspended due to COVID-19  

The NRL season is set to resume on May 28 after the league was suspended due to COVID-19. Read more ...

Call for care home coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland to be disclosed as...

Call for care home coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland to be disclosed as fears of 'clusters' grow

Health chiefs have been urged to be more transparent about how many coronavirus deaths have occurred in care homes across Northern Ireland. Read more ...

Ousted Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's trip to USS Roosevelt in Guam cost more...

Ousted Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's trip to USS Roosevelt in Guam cost more than $243,000

Former Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly flew 35 hours from Washington, DC, to Guam over the weekend to speak to sailors aboard the coronavirus-stricken USS Roosevelt. Read more ...