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Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent sparks complaints

Black Lives Matter routine on Britain’s Got Talent sparks complaints

Entertainment
A Britain's Got Talent dance performance inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked hundreds of complaints to Ofcom.The routine by Diversity, previous winners of the show, was performed by the troupe on Saturday evening. Led by Ashley Banjo, a temporary judge this series following Simon Cowell's departure due to a broken back, the performance saw a white police officer kneel on him, echoing the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, while other dancers performed with riot shields. So much to say... But I’ll Just let the performance talk. Thousands of messages of Love and support - Thank you 🖤 For the thousands of messages of hate and ignorance - Thank you. You highlight exactly what needs to change. Sending nothing but love to you all 🙏🏽🇬🇧 #Div
Britain’s ‘blindingly cool’ engineering innovation

Britain’s ‘blindingly cool’ engineering innovation

Science
Ted Humble-Smith is a conceptual still-life photographer. He's well known for his fashion work. Ted can take a lipstick or a watch and with his extraordinary vision and skill turn the beautiful into something even more gorgeous. But speak to him for just a few minutes and it's clear he sees not just the colour and form of his subjects, but the engineering that underpins their design. In fact, it's obvious Ted has a passion for it. He points to the 4-inch stiletto heel. "Everyone laughs when I talk about it," he told me. "But you have this thing that's so elegant, so beautiful - and yet at the same time, there has to be some serious engineering and mathematics in there as well. "Eight stones at l...
Britain’s economy shrinks by record 20% in April amid coronavirus lockdown

Britain’s economy shrinks by record 20% in April amid coronavirus lockdown

World
June 12 (UPI) -- Britain's economy during its first full month under lockdown contracted by more than 20 percent in April, its worst drop ever recorded, according to figures released by the government early Friday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the country under strict lockdown during the last full week of March, informing the public to stay home unless absolutely necessary to prevent the spread of the infectious and deadly coronavirus. Advertisement Stores, industry, schools and all but essential businesses closed until May when Johnson began to slowly ease restrictions. In March, the economy shrank 5.8 percent, largely attributable to the near week-and-a-half lockdown. In April, gross domestic product contracted 20.4 percent, or one-fifth, due to widespread drops across t...
Cranes make comeback in Britain’s wetlands

Cranes make comeback in Britain’s wetlands

Science
The graceful crane - the tallest bird in the UK - is making a comeback into Britain’s wetlands thanks to re-introduction and habitat restoration.It was absent as a breeding bird for 400 years because of wetland drainage and widespread hunting.Now, an estimated 200 of them are dispersed in Wales, Scotland, the Fens, Suffolk and Gloucestershire.Their recovery has been glacially slow – in 2019 there’s thought to be just one more breeding pair than 2018.But the RSPB says population modelling suggests that number will swell much faster soon, as fecundity of the surviving birds improves with age and second generation chicks reach breeding age. Wild crane numbers 'could rise by 50%' Next generation of wild cranes fledge Adult cranes sta
Kal Yafai, Britain’s longest-reigning world champion, loses WBA super-flyweight title with loss to Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez – WATCH brilliant KO

Kal Yafai, Britain’s longest-reigning world champion, loses WBA super-flyweight title with loss to Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez – WATCH brilliant KO

Sports
Kal Yafai, Britain’s longest-reigning world champion, has finally lost his WBA super-flyweight crown to Roman Gonzalez. Yafai failed in his sixth defence of the title, suffering a first career defeat to ‘Chocolatitio’ who KOd him with crushing right in the ninth round. The Nicaraguan had dropped Yafai the prior round, but it was his strong right which finally ended the bout by TKO. You can watch the impressive knockout, below… 💥 CHOCOLATITO KO's YAFAI! 💥 Roman Gonzalez proves that he's still a world class operator by knocking out Kal Yafai with a huge right hand in the 9th round 📺 Mikey Garcia v Jessie Vargas is next on Sky Sports Arena! pic.twitter.com/UvIaJpTNVV — Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) March 1, 2020 30-year-old Yafai, from Birmingham, had targeted a major fight having o