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UK coronavirus live: Starmer says government failures stopped more pupils being back in English schools

Labour leader criticises lack of leadership; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 4.28pm BST Public Health England has published It covers the week ending on Sunday 28 June. Here’s an extract from the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Yorkshire, Leicester, Michael Heseltine


UK coronavirus live: government publishes plan for all schools in England to open full time in September

Education secretary to publish guidance for primary and secondary schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks Oxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldLeicester outbreak driven by under-19s and workersCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST Limits on group sizes will be lifted in nurseries, childminders, and other early years providers from later this month, the Department for Education has said.As PA Media reports, early years provider...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Oxford, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Department for Education, Paul Whiteman, NAHT, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, PA Media


An Immaculate Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper Digitized by Google: View It in High Resolution Online

Romantic poets told us that great art is eternal and transcendent. They also told us everything made by human hands is bound to end in ruin and decay. Both themes were inspired by the rediscovery and renewed fascination for the arts of antiquity in Europe and Egypt. It was a time of renewed appreciation for monumental works of art, which happened to coincide with a period when they came under considerable threat from looters, vandals, and invading armies. One work of art that appeared on the it...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, England, Milan, College, Egypt, Royal Academy of Arts, Brazil, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, National Museum, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


UK coronavirus: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester — as it happened

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.59pm BST A streamlined application process will enable pubs and restaurants to get permission for on-street dining in around 10 days, a measure formi...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Glenfield, Alok Sharma, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 10.24pm BST Nick Rushton, the leader of Leicestershire County Council, appeared supportive of the new restrictions for Leicester and surrounding areas:P...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Leicester City Council, Hancock, BBC Radio Leicester, Peter Soulsby, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Hancock announces extension of lockdown in Leicester

Leicester lockdown extended; UK official death toll rises by 25; parents in England face fines if they refuse to send children back to school in SeptemberBoris Johnson pledges ‘Rooseveltian’ economy pushFA to make 124 positions redundant after blaming Covid-19England park staff fear chaos on ‘Super Saturday’Global coronavirus updates - live 9.32pm BST Rakesh Parmar, who owns Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe in Leicester city centre, told the Press Association that the further restrictions will affect h...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Schools, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Keir Starmer, Press Association, Hancock, The Press Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak, SeptemberBoris Johnson, Rakesh Parmar


Paul McCartney calls for meat to no longer be mandatory in England's school meals

Former Beatle and his daughters Stella and Mary sign letter to education secretarySir Paul McCartney and his daughters Stella and Mary have joined a call to change guidance which makes it mandatory to serve fish, meat and dairy in England’s school meals.The McCartneys, founders of Meat Free Monday, want to see school children given more opportunities to choose climate-friendly vegan meals. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Nutrition, Education, UK News, Paul Mccartney, Veganism, Stella Mccartney, Stella, Mary, McCartneys


UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Pamela Duncan


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Gavin Williamson


Artificial Intelligence Brings to Life Figures from 7 Famous Paintings: The Mona Lisa, Birth of Venus & More

Denis Shiryaev is an AI wizard who has liberally applied his magic to old film—upscaling, colorizing, and otherwise modernizing scenes from Victorian England, late Tsarist Russia, and Belle Époque Paris. He trained machines to restore the earliest known motion picture, 1888’s Roundhay Garden Scene and one of the most mythologized works of early cinema, the Lumière Brothers 50-second Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station. Shiryaev’s casual distribution of these efforts on YouTube can ma...
Tags: Google, Art, England, Technology, College, Russia, Software, Creativity, Nvidia, Rembrandt, Mona Lisa, Hummingbird, Victorian England, Grant Wood, Facebook Twitter, Leonardo


Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from footballer and campaignersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has been forced into a humbling U-turn over providing food vouchers for some of England’s poorest families after a campaign launched by the footballer Marcus Rashford threatened to engulf his government in another crisis.In an embarrassing about-face, the prime minister said that on Tuesday he had called the England and Manchester United strik...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Children, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Manchester United, Schools, Education policy, Johnson, School meals, Rashford, Marcus Rashford


Boris Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Marcus Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from campaigners including footballer Marcus RashfordCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has executed a humiliating U-turn over free school meals for the poorest families over the summer, announcing a new £120m voucher scheme after pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford.Just hours before Labour was due to force a vote on the issue in the House of Commons, risking a rebellion from Conservative backbenchers, ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, House Of Commons, Schools, Education policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, School meals, Marcus Rashford, Coronavirus outbreak


Four in 10 pupils have had little contact with teachers during lockdown

Two separate studies raise fears that millions of children, particularly in state schools, have done almost no work at allCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFour in 10 pupils in England are not in regular contact with their teachers, a study has found, amid mounting evidence of wide disparities in the provision of schoolwork during lockdown and fears that millions of children are doing little or nothing at all.The report for the National Foundation for Educational Resear...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Schools, Private Schools, Coronavirus outbreak, National Foundation for Educational Research NFER


Prime minister is risking basic right to an education, says children’s tsar

Tory pressure grows for a teaching plan amid fears that reduced schooling ‘is becoming default’Boris Johnson was accused of putting children’s basic right to education at risk last night, as he faced a mounting chorus of pleas to unveil an unprecedented emergency programme for England’s pupils.With growing frustration among teachers, MPs and unions over the chaotic return of schools, Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, warned there was a “very dangerous” threat to the histor...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Education policy, Boris Johnson, Anne Longfield, Coronavirus outbreak


When Afrobeat Legend Fela Kuti Collaborated with Cream Drummer Ginger Baker

At the end of the 60s, superstar drummer and angriest man in rock Ginger Baker was on the verge of collapse. Strung out on heroin, deeply grieving Jimi Hendrix’s death, and alienated from his former Cream and Blind Faith bandmates, he needed a new direction. He found it in Nigeria, where he decamped after driving a Range Rover from Algeria across the Sahara Desert. (A madcap adventure captured in the 1971 documentary Ginger Baker in Africa). Once in Lagos, Baker started jamming with Afro...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, England, London, College, Nigeria, Africa, US, Jimi Hendrix, Algeria, Rolling Stone, Baker, Sahara Desert, Facebook Twitter, Trinity College


‘Many girls have been cut’: how global school closures left children at risk

Covid-19 lockdown made children vulnerable to abuses including FGM and child marriage say NGOs, as schools in England prepare to reopenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 school closures have exposed children around the world to human rights abuses such as forced genital mutilation, early marriage and sexual violence, child protection experts say.Globally, the World Bank estimates that 1.6 billion children were locked out of education by Covid-19. As schools in E...
Tags: England, Education, Nigeria, Africa, Women, World news, Schools, World Bank, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Fgm, Niger, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return

Teachers’ union leader warns situation ‘untenable’ as health officials say track and trace system has been left too lateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageParents are divided over the prospect of sending their children back to school, a new poll has revealed, as parent groups warned that mixed messages and poor communication had caused widespread anxiety about returning.With school leaders still grappling with the practicalities of reopening primary schools for some year...
Tags: England, Education, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Parents and parenting, Opinion polls, David Laws, Mary Bousted, Coronavirus outbreak


Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

Documents reveal that PM’s current plan was not among those modelled for scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA low-risk scenario where pupils in England would attend school on alternating weeks was presented to the government as the most likely way to gain popular support before ministers instead settled on their plan for a widespread reopening on 1 June, newly published papers have revealed.The government’s plan for reopening schools to entire classes of recept...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan

Coronavirus rebellion by councils forces government to say it will not sanction themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 1,500 primary schools in England are expected to remain closed on 1 June after a rebellion by at least 18 councils forced the government to say it had no plans to sanction them.As the backlash escalated over the government’s policy of lifting the coronavirus lockdown on schools in a fortnight, a number of new local authorities said on Tuesday they ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Yorkshire, Solihull, Coronavirus outbreak, Birmingham Calderdale council


An Archive of 1,000 “Peel Sessions” Available Online: Hear David Bowie, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello & Others Play in the Studio of Legendary BBC DJ John Peel

Before he became the most influential music broadcaster of all time on the BBC, John Peel had to become John Peel. Born and raised in England, he spent a stretch of his early twenties in the United States, working for a cotton producer (his father's industry), selling insurance, and writing punchcard computer programs before finding his way onto the airwaves. Hosting work in such locales as Dallas, Oklahoma City, and San Bernardino primed him to return to his homeland and take his radio ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, England, London, College, Bbc, Radio, United States, David Bowie, Jesus, States, John Peel, Mars, Billy Bragg, Bob Marley


Split classes, outdoor lessons: what Denmark can teach England about reopening schools after Covid-19

Danish transition out of lockdown has become the model for Boris Johnson’s government as it tries to convince teachers to returnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the week leading up to the reopening of Denmark’s schools a month ago, Dorte Lange spent a lot of time on Skype. The vice-president of the Danish Union of Teachers was responsible for detailed negotiations with the education minister, the health authorities and other teaching unions. The aim was to make sure...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Education, World news, Teaching, Trade unions, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Denmark, Boris Johnson, Skype, Lange, Coronavirus outbreak, Dorte Lange


Education secretary announces coronavirus tests for schoolchildren

Gavin Williamson addressed parents and teaching unions over English schools reopeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEducation secretary Gavin Williamson announced schoolchildren and their families would be tested for coronavirus if they develop symptoms, as he struck a conciliatory tone on Saturday in a bid to reassure parents and appease unions.With some children set to go back to school at on 1 June under proposals announced last week, relations between teaching un...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Primary schools, Health policy, British Medical Association, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus outbreak


Little Richard Burst Into the “Then-Macho World of Rock” and “Changed it Forever”

If Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the Godmother of Rock and Roll, then Little Richard, who passed away Saturday at the age of 87 from bone cancer, deserves to be its Godfather. This is no empty honorific, despite the fact that Tharpe was already touring the country as a teenage gospel prodigy in 1932 when Richard Penniman was born in Macon Georgia, and "other musicians,” including Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, and Elvis Presley, “had already been mining a similar vein by the time [Lit...
Tags: Google, Music, England, College, France, US, America, New York Times, Rosetta, Elvis Presley, Richard, Keith Richards, Penthouse, Facebook Twitter, Macon Georgia, Rosetta Tharpe


The Earliest Known Motion Picture, 1888’s Roundhay Garden Scene, Restored with Artificial Intelligence

No image is more closely associated with the birth of the motion picture than a train pulling into the French coastal town of La Ciotat. Captured by cinema pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière, the 50-second clip frightened the audience at its first screening in 1896, who thought a real locomotive was hurtling toward them — or so the legend goes. Those early viewers may simply have felt a technological astonishment we can no longer muster today, and certainly not in response to such a mund...
Tags: Google, Facebook, England, Technology, Film, College, New York City, History, Artificial Intelligence, Paris, Seoul, Lyon, Facebook Twitter, Auguste, Colin Marshall, Louis Lumiere


A Playlist of Songs to Get You Through Hard Times: Stream 20 Tracks from the Alan Lomax Collection

There’s an argument to be made that folk music is always political, in a broad sense. It is music made by ordinary people struggling against overwhelming forces: natural disasters, oppressive governments, corrupt bosses, job loss, the pains of marriage and illicit relationships... and epidemic infectious diseases. It’s music of consolation and resilience. Folk music helps us navigate—as the title of a 20-song collection of Alan Lomax’s recordings newly released on Bandcamp puts it—“hard times: ...
Tags: Google, Music, England, College, Life, John, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Lomax, Alan Lomax, Durham NC Follow, Alan Lomax Collection, Congress 's Archive of American Folk Song, Bessie Jones Skip James, Dock Boggs, Harry Cox


Digital Archives Give You Free Access Thousands of Historical Children’s Books

It is no arbitrary coincidence that Margery Williams’ classic The Velveteen Rabbit involves a terrifying brush with scarlet fever. Published in 1922, the book was based on her own children. But all of its first readers would have shuddered at the mention, given very recent memories of the global devastation wrought by “Spanish” flu. The story earns its fairy-tale ending by invoking catastrophe, with images of the poor rabbit nearly thrown into the fire and then tossed out with the trash. The Ve...
Tags: Google, Books, England, College, Disney, Williams, Library Of Congress, Princeton, Oscar Wilde, Hayao Miyazaki, Jeanette Winterson, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Wilde, Josh Jones, Poetry Foundation


Watch AI-Restored Film of Laborers Going Through Life in Victorian England (1901)

In these times, we need to keep at some kind of routine. And so I’d like to doff my cloth worker’s cap to Denis Shiryaev, who once again has returned from the early days of cinema with another AI-restored clip of film from the early 20th century. Ah, but there’s something amiss this time, a glitch in the matrix of expectations. Not all sources can be saved by technology. Fans of Shiryaev’s crystal clear journeys back in time (find them in the Relateds below) might find the footage rough....
Tags: Google, England, Film, College, New York City, History, Britain, Caribbean, Victorian England, Facebook Twitter, British Film Institute, KCRW, Ted Mills, Guy Jones, Lumiere Brothers, Denis Shiryaev


The Summerhill School, the Radical Educational Experiment That Let Students Learn What, When, and How They Want (1966)

Among the political and social revolutions of the 1960s, the movement to democratize education is of central historical importance. Parents and politicians were entrenched in battles over integrating local schools years after 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. Sit-ins and protests on college campuses made similar student unrest today seem mild by comparison. Meanwhile, quieter, though no less radical, educational movements proliferated in communes, homeschools, and communities that coul...
Tags: Google, England, Education, College, Canada, K-12, Noam Chomsky, Soviet Union, Brown, Neill, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Erich Fromm, Rudolf Steiner, John Locke, Maria Montessori


Bob Marley’s Redemption Song Finally Gets an Official Video: Watch the Animated Video Made Up of 2747 Drawings

Whoever Bob Marley was singing for, it could sound like he’s singing for all of us. Of course, this is received opinion, on the other side of almost 50 years of Marley worship since the Wailers crossed over to a rock audience with Catch a Fire and Clapton’s cover of “I Shot the Sheriff.” Calling Marley an icon is perhaps ironically accurate in ways he would never condone. In death he has become a brand. Though he wrote some beautiful love songs, Marley also didn’t water down his message ...
Tags: Google, Music, England, College, Earth, Brazil, Marley, Bob Marley, Santa Barbara, Facebook Twitter, Clapton, Wailers, Josh Jones, Marcus Garvey, Durham NC Follow, Johnny Cash Joe Strummer


7 gripping, powerful and original books that bring the UN's sustainable development goals to life

Reading, studies show, increases empathy and charitable thinking. Fiction has even been credited with helping readers improve their understanding of others and make changes in their own lives. The UN has identified 17 interconnected goals for a sustainable future, from tackling poverty to climate action. The aim is to achieve all of these goals by 2030. Unesco's Cities of Literature have picked books to reflect each goal. Knowing the power of reading, a network of cities around the glo...
Tags: Books, UK, England, Education, Australia, Iraq, Economics, Sustainability, Unesco, United Kingdom, Innovation, Global development, New Zealand, Nottingham, Un, Melbourne



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