Prince Harry backs move to ban Swing Low Sweet Chariot from England rugby matches over slavery link

She said: ”I wasn’t black enough for the black roles and I wasn’t white enough for the white roles, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn’t book a job.”

Schools ‘must come before pubs and restaurants in future’

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “School leaders are currently preparing their schools for all children to return in September, and are following all the government and health guidance they have been given in order to make it as safe as possible.

Labourer’s search for hospital bed to treat virus ends in death

The 32-year-old searched for beds over 3 days; at one hospital he could not afford admission charge The hunt for beds at city hospitals is turning out to be cumbersome for COVID-19 patients as medical facilities are packed to the brim. Lives have been lost while searching for treatment slots, another incident of which was […]

Coronavirus: Close pubs and shops before schools in any new lockdowns, children’s commissioner says

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NHS: MPs pilot system to measure delivery of key pledges

Health committee chairman, former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, said: “This will mean the government is held to account by an evaluation process similar to that used across the NHS and social care system which gives not just an absolute score but key pointers as to how to improve that score next time round.

Farewell, Alkazi sahib

‘Antigone’ and departure In 1952, I acted in Alkazi’s wonderful production of Anouilh’s Antigone. Alkazi elicited two of the finest performances that I have seen anywhere from his principals, Pheroza Cooper (Anitgone) and Hamid Sayani (Creon). Alkazi himself was the Chorus. It was a carefully graded exercise of rising intensity of performance in this new […]