Emergency £1.57bn bailout for arts and culture sector announced

Emergency £1.57bn bailout for arts and culture sector announced

A £1.57 billion support package to “protect” the future of Britain’s museums, galleries and theatres, has been announced by the UK government. Independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues are also eligible for the emergency grants and loans. The Government said: “Repayable finance (for the…

Woman who cost emergency services £500k with 700 nuisance calls jailed

Woman who cost emergency services £500k with 700 nuisance calls jailed

A nuisance caller who cost emergency services nearly £500,000 in wasted resources has been jailed. Sharna Dixon made more than 700 malicious calls, and after one unnecessary callout she pushed a police officer into a canal, breaking his wrist. The 27-year-old, of Richmond Road, Sheerness,…

Closed Schools Are a National Emergency — Where Is the Audacity?

Closed Schools Are a National Emergency — Where Is the Audacity?

Supporters of the Cherokee County School District’s decision to reopen schools outside the district’s headquarters in Canton, Ga., August 11, 2020. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters) Closed schools are a national emergency that will damage an entire generation of children. Many districts seem to be defaulting to a…

A bipartisan group of senators wants to pass emergency Covid-19 relief

A bipartisan group of senators wants to pass emergency Covid-19 relief

A bipartisan group of Senators and House members on Tuesday unveiled a new $ 908 billion plan for Covid-19 emergency relief funding to expand unemployment benefits and small business loans. The proposal comes after months of deadlock over stimulus talks and at a critical time…