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Britain’s Prince Philip to be hospitalized for ‘several’ more days

Britain’s Prince Philip to be hospitalized for ‘several’ more days

World
Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip will remain hospitalized for "several days" to receive treatment for an unspecified infection, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday. The update to the duke of Edinburgh's health came one week after he first checked in to London's King Edward VII Hospital after feeling ill. Advertisement "The duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII's hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection," the statement said. "He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days." The duke's youngest son, Prince Edward, earl of Wessex, told Sky News he spoke to his father on the phone. "He's a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thin...
Britain’s Got Talent could be scrapped for 2021 due to COVID restrictions

Britain’s Got Talent could be scrapped for 2021 due to COVID restrictions

Entertainment
Britain's Got Talent could be scrapped in 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, Sky News understands.Production on the ITV show was postponed earlier in January, with COVID-19 lockdown restrictions making the popular live auditions an impossibility. Now, producers are in talks about whether the show - hosted by Ant and Dec with judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams - can go ahead at all this year. Image: Ashley Banjo of dance troupe Diversity was a temporary judge last year, replacing Simon Cowell. Pic: Syco/ Thames/ ITV It is understood no decision has yet been made and conversations are still ongoing, but the large scale of the talent competition, in which hundreds of people from all over the world try ou...
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...