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Drill rapper and filmmakers taking ‘grim reality’ of county lines drugs to parliament

Drill rapper and filmmakers taking ‘grim reality’ of county lines drugs to parliament

Entertainment
It takes just minutes for the scenes to turn grim: a dirty trap house, a drug user injecting scabbed feet, a tiny baby crawling amid the filth.This is Trapping, a new British film starring MOBO-winning drill rapper Abra Cadabra and produced by filmmakers and grime pioneers Femi Oyeniran and Nicky "Slimting" Walker. Later this evening, they take the story to parliament for a discussion about the bleak reality of the UK's county lines problem, where vulnerable adults and children as young as six, according to the Children's Society, are recruited to move and supply drugs.While the portrayal of drug dealing often shown on screen has long drawn criticism for glamourising the lifestyle, the same cannot be said for Trapping. Rather than focusing on the "girls, the money, the cars", as writer and...

Most young virus cases in Texas county diagnosed this month

Health
A health official says most of the 85 young children in a South Texas county who are known to have contracted the coronavirus tested positive this month amid a surge in the stateBy JUAN A. LOZANO Associated PressJuly 19, 2020, 10:08 PM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHOUSTON -- Most of the 85 young children in a South Texas county who are known to have contracted the coronavirus tested positive this month amid a surge in the state, a health official said Sunday. Nearly all of the children, most of whom are 1 year old or younger, are expected to recover on their own, Annette Rodriguez, the Corpus Christi-Nueces County public health director, told The Associated Press by phone. One of the children died, but officials are still trying to determine if COVID-19 was...
German county forced back into lockdown after coronavirus outbreak at abattoir

German county forced back into lockdown after coronavirus outbreak at abattoir

World
A county in Germany's most populous state has been placed back into lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse.More than 1,500 people from the Toennies plant in the Guetersloh county tested positive for COVID-19. The abattoir previously said it had stopped slaughtering on Wednesday and was shutting down in stages. Germany: Rise in virus numbers 'linke...
County season delayed until at least 28 May because of coronavirus

County season delayed until at least 28 May because of coronavirus

Sports
The county cricket season will not start until at least 28 May because of the coronavirus crisis.The England and Wales Cricket Board said "given the current information available, a seven-week delay... is the most appropriate approach".It said it is possible that the season could start behind closed doors, with fans able to watch live broadcast action. The County Championship was due to begin on 12 April.England are not scheduled to play until 4 June, when they start a three-Test series against West Indies.The ECB said work had started on possible revised schedules for the men and women's game to begin in June, July or August, covering international and domestic matches.'The Hundred and T20 B...
Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Sports
Newcastle United will face Premier League side Leicester City in the pick of the second round ties of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup.Old rivalries are resumed as Nottingham Forest have been drawn against East Midlands rivals Derby County. Getty Images - Getty Leeds safely made it to the second round with a win at Salford City Meanwhile, Everton travel to League One side Lincoln City, who beat Huddersfield. West Ham have a tricky trip to Newport while Middlesbrough’s conquerors Crewe Alexandra host Aston Villa. Below you can see the Carabao Cup second round draw IN FULL: The ties will be played the week beginning 26 August. ROUND-UP Leeds thrash Salford City, MK Dons beat Wimbled...