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Reading and Leeds festivals will go ahead in August, organisers confirm

Reading and Leeds festivals will go ahead in August, organisers confirm

Entertainment
The Reading and Leeds music festivals will go ahead in late August, organisers have confirmed.Stormzy, Post Malone and Liam Gallagher are confirmed acts to headline the twin events, which will run on the August Bank Holiday weekend from 27-29 August. It follows the publication of England's roadmap out of lockdown, which says the government plans to remove all legal limits on social contact by 21 June.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world In a post on Reading and Leeds festivals' official Twitter page, organisers said: "Following the government's recent announcement, we can't wait to get back to the fields this summer. LET'S GO." ...
Fara Williams: Reading midfielder says kidney condition ‘broke her’

Fara Williams: Reading midfielder says kidney condition ‘broke her’

Sports
England's most capped player Fara Williams has told BBC Sport that the kidney condition that has affected her fitness for almost a year "broke her".The steroids required to treat the condition led to weight gain and other side effects.And the Reading and England midfielder said that recovery took a toll both physically and mentally."For the first time in my career I wasn't in control of my body - the medication took over," she said."As I was coming off the steroids, that was when I started getting the side-effects - hair growing on your face and hands and where it shouldn't grow on women."My face was swollen - moon face, as they call it - which was explained to me but I didn't understand how it would affect me mentally, especially with image being such a big factor in the women's game. "Wh...
Coronavirus: People ‘rediscovering pleasure of reading’, says Bloomsbury

Coronavirus: People ‘rediscovering pleasure of reading’, says Bloomsbury

Business
He said people's book choices had reflected the mood of the people throughout the past six months: "In June we published 'Humankind' by Rutger Bregman, people wanted hope and a positive view of humanity, which he gave, and in June itself the biggest social issue of our time, with 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race'. Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Business
Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Technology
Meteorologists report that Earth's warming ties a record level for MayBy BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterJune 12, 2020, 9:30 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, U.S. meteorologists reported Friday. Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius), tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's 1.7 degrees (nearly 1 degree Celsius) higher than the 20th century average for Earth. Temperature on land set a heat record, while ocean temperatures ranked second. Parts of Africa, Asia, western Europe, South and Central America had record warmth. “We continue to warm on t...
World Book Night: One in three reading more during lockdown

World Book Night: One in three reading more during lockdown

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device People in the UK are turning to books to help them through lockdown, according to a new survey by The Reading Agency.The figures, released on Thursday to mark World Book Night, suggest 31% of people are reading more since lockdown restrictions were imposed in the UK.Most are reading fiction, with classics and crime novels proving popular.Almost half (45%) of the young people - aged 18-24 - asked said they were reading more than they had been before.And many of the 2,103 people surveyed cited reading as a form of release, escapism or distraction during these troubled times, and that having more time was the key to reading more. Notably, the ...