Government set to crackdown on young people spreading Covid after Britain reports 30 more deaths from Covid-19 in biggest spike for six weeks and 2,420 more people test positive for the disease

Data from Public Health England shows that more than 40 per cent of coronavirus tests done in hospitals were positive in March and April but this has now plummeted and remains below 2.5 per cent in both hospitals and the community. This shows that there remains only a small proportion of people with the symptoms […]

BLM protesters tear down a police barricade in Rochester after the death of Daniel Prude while cops fire pepper balls at demonstrators in LA

Demonstrations before Sunday had intensified into clashes between police and protesters, with officers dousing activists with a chemical spray and firing what appeared to be pepper balls to drive them from barricades around the headquarters building. At points, fireworks were shot off and a bus stop was set ablaze.

England announces 12 more coronavirus deaths in hospitals in early count as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all record zero

NEW LOCKDOWN RULES FOR ENGLAND FROM MONDAY Max social gatherings SIX PEOPLEApplies indoors and outdoorsApplies in private homesApplies in pubs and restaurantsDoes NOT apply to schools or workplacesDoes NOT apply to weddings, funerals, team sportDoes NOT apply if household bubbles are bigger than six peoplePolice will be encouraged to break up larger groups and issue £100 […]

Birmingham faces looming lockdown as West Midlands mayor admits city-wide restrictions now ‘very likely’ as symptom-tracking app warns infections ARE rising across the UK

But Health Secretary Matt Hancock made clear this morning that the government is ready to step up the restrictions again if necessary. He praised action taken to slash socialising in Belgium, where a curfew was imposed and appears to have helped stabilise cases. 

North Complex West Zone Update: Fire’s Deadly Toll In Berry Creek; 77-Year-Old, 16-Year-Old Confirmed Among Dead; 19 Remain Missing

Honea said the search for the 19 others who are missing will begin at their last known location, but he added that active fire in the area was preventing deputies and forensic experts from CSU Chico from entering some fire scenes. Additional search and rescue teams from outside the county were also arriving to help.

North Complex West Zone Update: Death Toll Climbs To 12; Search Teams Discover 3 New Bodies; 13 Remain Missing

The body of 77-year-old Millicent Catarancuic was discovered near a vehicle. The remains of two other individuals were found nearby but have yet to be identified. Family members fear that they may be Philip Rubel and Suzan Violet Zurz — the relatives Cataranuic was staying with when the fire broke out.

North Complex West Zone Update: Bodies Of 3 New Fire Victims Recovered; Death Toll Climbs To 12; 13 Remain Missing

“Those communities have sustained substantial damage not only from the initial wave but also the continued amount of heat that has been in there,” he said. “When I say damage, I talking about damage to structures, homes, roadways, utilities. There is a lot of significant heat that came through here on that initial push the […]

Haiti death toll rises to 842 after Hurricane Matthew, reports say

With communications still down in many of the worst-affected areas, it will take days before a definitive death toll can be established. The government puts the number of dead at 122, Radio Television Caraibes at 264, while Hervé Fourcand, a senator for the Sud department, said more than 300 people had died in the region. […]

Wildfires in Oregon destroy five towns, governor says many deaths feared

To the south, parts of Medford, Oregon, a popular retirement location with over 80,000 residents in the state’s scenic Rogue Valley, were under evacuation orders or warnings as a growing wildfire closed a section of Interstate 5, the primary north-south highway in the West.

‘Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,’ by Lillian Faderman

After another unsuccessful stint in Miami, where he couldn’t find work, Milk returned to New York in 1963. In what was likely the squarest, most improbable time of his professional life, he got a job as a securities research analyst on Wall Street. “Being hired by Bache and Company may not have been the success […]