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Coronavirus: Calls for government to clarify face coverings in England

Coronavirus: Calls for government to clarify face coverings in England

Health
MPs have called for the government to clarify its position on face coverings, after the PM said a "stricter" approach to their use in England was needed. Senior sources have said the government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England to slow the spread of coronavirus.Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was "in favour" of the change, adding a simple public message was key.Labour MP Jonathan Ashworth said "strong and clear guidance" was needed.A further 148 deaths were recorded in the UK on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded deaths to 44,798.Face coverings have been compulsory in shops in Scotland since Friday.Currently people in England are advised to wear a face covering in enclosed p...
Heard calls Depp ‘violent little boy’ as court sees evidence of star’s wild lifestyle

Heard calls Depp ‘violent little boy’ as court sees evidence of star’s wild lifestyle

Entertainment
Amber Heard branded Johnny Depp a "needy man-child" and an "insecure violent little boy" as she accused him of repeatedly hitting her, in an email revealed for the first time in court.London's High Court was also shown picture evidence of Depp's wild lifestyle on what was the second day of his libel action against The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers The email - which was written by Heard in 2013 but was never sent to Depp - was read out in court.Heard accused the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor of "living in a world full of enablers" who failed to challenge his alleged booze and drug-fuelled lifestyle. Image: Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of being like 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. Pic: James Veysey/Shutterstock Depp has denied al...
House bill calls for Congressional oversight of Afghanistan withdrawal

House bill calls for Congressional oversight of Afghanistan withdrawal

Business
June 26 (UPI) -- A bipartisan bill introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would give Congress oversight of the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Partnership and Transparency Act, introduced on Thursday, would require the White House, State Department, Office of National Intelligence and Defense Department to provide reports to Congress when U.S. troop levels are reduced to below 8,000 troops, and again at 5,000 troops, according to members of Congress behind the bill. Advertisement In March, the United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan under the terms of a peace deal signed in February with the Taliban. The United States committed to reducing its forces from 13,000 troops to 8,600 within 135 days, although a further drawdown is anticipat...
FCC calls hours-long T-Mobile service outage ‘unacceptable’

FCC calls hours-long T-Mobile service outage ‘unacceptable’

Technology
The head of the U.S. communications regulator says T-Mobile’s nationwide, hours-long outage Monday was “unacceptable” and that the Federal Communications Commission will investigateBy TALI ARBEL AP Technology WriterJune 16, 2020, 10:07 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW YORK -- The head of the U.S. communications regulator said T-Mobile's nationwide, hours-long outage Monday was “unacceptable” and that the Federal Communications Commission will investigate. T-Mobile, one of the country's three largest cellphone service providers, said it had a “voice and text wireless issue" that began around noon EDT Monday. The company said at 1 a.m. Tuesday that all problems had been resolved. The company blamed an internet-traffic issue that ca
Marcus Rashford calls for government free school meals U-turn

Marcus Rashford calls for government free school meals U-turn

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Marcus Rashford has called on the government to reverse a decision not to provide free school meal vouchers during the summer, saying that "the system isn't built for families like mine to succeed".The Manchester United and England forward has raised about £20m to supply three million meals to vulnerable people while working with charity FareShare UK during the coronavirus lockdown.Campaigners have threatened to bring legal action against the government for not extending the food voucher scheme into the summer holidays. In