Britain’s cases rise week-on-week for seventh day in row amid spread of Indian variant

Real name: B.1.617 — now divided into B.1.617.1, B.1.617.2 and B.1.617.3 When and where was it discovered?  The variant was first reported by the Indian government in February 2021 but the first cases appear to date back to October 2020.  Its presence in the UK was first announced by Public Health England on April 15. There … Read more

Factory worker, 20, wins £8,000 in age discrimination row after his boss called him ‘spoilt child’

Factory worker, 20, wins £8,000 in age discrimination row after his boss punched him in heated row then sent him a letter calling him a ‘spoilt child’ Jake Rawnsley, 20, was called ‘jumped up know-it-all’ by boss Antony Beall He was punched and pushed during row in Leicester-based factory in 2019 Employment judge ruled Mr … Read more

NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes after saying awarding body needs ‘reform’ amid diversity row

NBCUniversal has dramatically announced it will not air next year’s Golden Globes after saying the ceremony’s awarding body needs to become much more diverse.   In a statement released Monday, a NBC Universal spokesman said: ‘We continue to believe that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time … Read more

NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes after saying awarding body needs ‘reform’ amid diversity row

NBCUniversal has dramatically announced it will not air next year’s Golden Globes after saying the ceremony’s awarding body needs to become much more diverse.   In a statement released Monday, a NBC Universal spokesman said: ‘We continue to believe that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time … Read more

Grangela v Sir Keir: The row that is threatening to tear Labour apart once again

Sir Keir Starmer’s row with Angela Rayner exploded after the Labour leader’s ‘snobby’ and ‘sexist’ top team complained about her wearing leopard-print trousers, stomper boots and a hoodie on a visit to Hartlepool before the by-election, it was claimed today.  His leadership has been plunged into crisis as he faced a furious backlash over his sacking … Read more

Grangela v Sir Keir: The row that is threatening to tear Labour apart once again

Sir Keir Starmer’s row with Angela Rayner exploded after the Labour leader’s ‘snobby’ and ‘sexist’ top team complained about her wearing leopard-print trousers, stomper boots and a hoodie on a visit to Hartlepool before the by-election, it was claimed today.  His leadership has been plunged into crisis as he faced a furious backlash over his sacking … Read more

Keir Starmer’s relaunch descends into shambles amid Rayner row

Keir Starmer’s attempted relaunch after Labour’s election disaster fell flat today after he blinked first in a standoff with Angela Rayner. The leader has suffered another major blow to his authority amid claims he wanted to shift his deputy into the health brief after stripping her of responsibility for campaigns – but she refused. In … Read more

Keir Starmer’s relaunch descends into shambles amid Rayner row

Keir Starmer’s attempted relaunch after Labour’s election disaster fell flat today after he blinked first in a standoff with Angela Rayner. The leader has suffered another major blow to his authority amid claims he wanted to shift his deputy into the health brief after stripping her of responsibility for campaigns – but she refused. In … Read more

Yorkshire teacher in Mohammed blasphemy row in ‘safe house’

A teacher who sparked fury by showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils during a lesson about blasphemy is living in a ‘safe house’ with his wife and children because of fears they will be attacked. More than six weeks after fleeing his home following angry demonstrations outside Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire, … Read more

Yorkshire teacher in Mohammed blasphemy row in ‘safe house’

A teacher who sparked fury by showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils during a lesson about blasphemy is living in a ‘safe house’ with his wife and children because of fears they will be attacked. More than six weeks after fleeing his home following angry demonstrations outside Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire, … Read more