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Amanda Holden ‘devastated’ at lockdown rule break

Amanda Holden ‘devastated’ at lockdown rule break

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Getty ImagesBritain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has said she is "devastated" at breaking lockdown rules by travelling to see her parents in Cornwall.She made the trip of more than 200 miles after receiving a "distressing" phone call from her father, her agent said in a statement.Travel is banned except for essential journeys under coronavirus regulations.The Sun, which first reported the story, said neighbours in Cornwall complained to police.Holden's agent said "on balance" the TV star and radio host felt the round-trip from London to Cornwall was necessary to deal with an issue at her parents' home."Amanda is aware that all families are going through difficulty during these turbulent times but received a distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon," the st...
WHO team investigating COVID in Wuhan sees data ‘no one has seen’ – and does not rule out virus escaped from a lab

WHO team investigating COVID in Wuhan sees data ‘no one has seen’ – and does not rule out virus escaped from a lab

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The World Health Organisation team in Wuhan investigating the origins of COVID-19 say they are getting data "which no one has seen before" and are "really getting somewhere" - and have not ruled out the possibility that the virus had escaped from a lab.Dr Peter Daszak, part of the ongoing WHO mission, told Sky News: "We are seeing new information and it's good, it's very valuable stuff that is beginning to help us look at the right directions for this virus." In his first interview with a British broadcaster since arriving in China, Dr Daszak, who is the president of EcoHealth Alliance, an NGO, said that site visits were offering valuable information - especially the Huanan seafood market, where the first ever cases of COVID-19 were clustered.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the w...
Saints rule out Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway vs. Bears

Saints rule out Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway vs. Bears

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Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints on Friday ruled out wide receivers Michael Thomas and Marquez Callaway for the team's Week 8 matchup against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Emmanuel Sanders, who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, also will miss the game, leaving the Saints without three of their top receivers this week. Advertisement All three players could return as early as next week for the Saints' showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football. Thomas has been sidelined since Week 1 due to a high ankle sprain, a suspension by the team and a hamstring injury that he suffered last week. According to the team's final injury report, he returned to practice and was a limited participant both Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, Callaway sustained an ankle injury during ...
Proms come to close following Rule, Britannia! row

Proms come to close following Rule, Britannia! row

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A subdued version of The Last Night of the Proms has been held in London, after a row over Rule, Britannia! threatened to overshadow the event.It saw a pared-down version of the BBC Symphony Orchestra play to an empty Royal Albert Hall, in order to comply with coronavirus restrictions.After a very public row, the patriotic songs Rule, Britannia! and Land Of Hope And Glory were sung by a small choir.The BBC was criticised for plans to omit the lyrics last month.Critics said the words evoked a British colonial, imperialist past that is at odds with the values of modern Britain and the Black Lives Matter movement.The BBC insisted its original decision had been driven less by politics than by the limitations imposed on musicians, and choirs in particular, dur...
BBC Proms: Rule, Britannia! and Land Of Hope And Glory will feature on Last Night

BBC Proms: Rule, Britannia! and Land Of Hope And Glory will feature on Last Night

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Orchestral versions of Rule, Britannia! and Land Of Hope And Glory will be performed at the Last Night Of The Proms, the BBC has confirmed.It had been reported the songs could be dropped over concerns of associations with colonialism and slavery.The pieces are usually sung but will be performed without lyrics this year, although they are expected to be back in full when the pandemic is over.The concert is due to take place on 12 September but without an audience.In a statement on Monday evening, BBC Proms said it was announcing the concert's programme following recent speculation.It said there would be new orchestral versions of Land Of Hope And Glory, and Rule, Britannia!, as well as a new arrangement of Jerusalem."With much reduced musical forces and no...