How Wearing a Face Mask Became a Political Statement in the U.S.

If a world leader in science and technology can’t convince its citizenry to wear face masks amid a raging pandemic, that’s a problem. Such is the reality that America faces as a highly transmissible virus runs riot ahead of Independence Day celebrations. With the nation setting ever higher one-day records for infections, which topped 50,000 … Read more How Wearing a Face Mask Became a Political Statement in the U.S.

Live Q&A: Brownies & Baking | #AskBBCGoodFood – BBC Good Food

We’re here to help with our #askBBCGoodFood live sessions. Our team is on hand to answer your questions, whether it’s how to perfect your sourdough loaf, inventive meals to cook midweek, cocktail inspiration for the weekend or mastering your Sunday bakes, we’ve got you covered.   We’re live at 3pm for 30 minutes – join our live broadcast and … Read more Live Q&A: Brownies & Baking | #AskBBCGoodFood – BBC Good Food

In the Zone – Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Dough Balls – BBC Good Food

Unwind, put your feet up and relax while watching @bakingtheliberty bake a fresh batch of garlic dough balls before dipping it into a mouth-watering tomato sauce. The stretchy cheese filling is a sure win too. Full recipe: https://bit.ly/3ibLId0 For more recipes and tips visit: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/ Subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=bbcfood Can’t get BBC Good Food magazine in … Read more In the Zone – Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Dough Balls – BBC Good Food

Hong Kong’s new security law: ‘It’s draconian’ – BBC Newsnight

China has passed a wide-ranging new security law for Hong Kong which makes it easier to punish protesters and reduces the city’s autonomy. Critics have called it “the end of Hong Kong” – so what do we know? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F People in Hong Kong could face life in jail for breaking … Read more Hong Kong’s new security law: ‘It’s draconian’ – BBC Newsnight

‘This is most informative interview I’ve done all day’ – BBC News

Dr Clare Wenham was giving an interview to the BBC News Channel on local lockdowns when her young daughter interrupted. Speaking to the BBC afterwards, Dr Wenham said it was ironic that this had happened given she recently wrote a piece for the British Medical Journal on the subject. In it she argues that the … Read more ‘This is most informative interview I’ve done all day’ – BBC News

Russia reforms: Will Putin rule Russia forever? – BBC News

Russians are voting on a series of sweeping changes to the constitution that could allow Vladimir Putin to stay in office until 2036, making him the longest serving Russian leader. The reforms would mean Mr Putin’s term limit is reset to zero in 2024, allowing him to serve two more six-year terms. There is no … Read more Russia reforms: Will Putin rule Russia forever? – BBC News

Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents – BBC News

Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship, Boris Johnson has said. The PM said Hong Kong’s freedoms were being violated by a new security law and those affected would be offered a “route” out of the former UK colony. … Read more Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents – BBC News

Generation Covid: Nurseries in Crisis – BBC Newsnight

Data from the Sutton Trust shows England’s early years providers are teetering on the brink due to coronavirus-related financial problems. Katie Razzall reports. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F 2020 was the year Tony Blair planned to end child poverty.  That programme had stalled before coronavirus hit. Now this year, the pandemic means some of … Read more Generation Covid: Nurseries in Crisis – BBC Newsnight

US buys most supplies of key coronavirus drug – BBC News

The United States has struck a deal to buy almost the entire world supply of a drug that’s known to help people recover from Covid-19. In trials carried out in the UK and elsewhere the medicine – Remdesivir – was found to reduce the time spent in hospital for seriously ill patients. It’s one of … Read more US buys most supplies of key coronavirus drug – BBC News

Thousands of job losses as UK government accused of “sitting on sidelines” – BBC News

Ministers have been accused of “sitting on the sidelines” as companies announce thousands of job losses, due to the coronavirus pandemic. In recent days 12,000 redundancies have been announced, most of them in high street retail and aviation, sectors hit hardest by the lockdown. SSP which owns the food chains Upper Crust and Cafe Ritazza … Read more Thousands of job losses as UK government accused of “sitting on sidelines” – BBC News

Easing lockdown “highly irresponsible” warns UK government adviser – BBC News

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers are all preparing to open their doors again in most of England. The government says it is safe to do so as long as the guidelines are followed carefully. But one member of SAGE, the group of senior scientific government advisers, is warning that the moves are too extensive and “highly … Read more Easing lockdown “highly irresponsible” warns UK government adviser – BBC News

Millions in Hong Kong to gain rights to live and work in UK – BBC News

Up to 3 million people in Hong Kong are to be granted new rights to live and work in the UK. The decision follows China’s imposition of a new security law which makes it a crime to undermine Beijing’s authority. Boris Johnson denounced the legislation as a “clear and serious breach” of the 1985 Sino-British … Read more Millions in Hong Kong to gain rights to live and work in UK – BBC News

To Italy with Love: Postcards from a Covid-America – BBC News

When Francesca De Santis arrived in the US as an exchange student last summer, she never could have predicted the global pandemic that hit her home country especially hard. Now, after nearly a year in Ohio, she prepares to return home, knowing it won’t be the same when she gets there. Italy imposed a strict … Read more To Italy with Love: Postcards from a Covid-America – BBC News

Prince Charles visits Gloucestershire farm owned by BBC Countryfile host Adam Henson

The Prince of Wales has visited Cotswold Farm Park in Gloucestershire today, where he heard how the attraction has coped during the coronavirus lockdown. Prince Charles was accompanied by Countryfile host and the farm’s owner, Adam Henson, as he toured the grounds He also visited Shipton Mill, which holds HRH’s Royal Warrant and specialises in … Read more Prince Charles visits Gloucestershire farm owned by BBC Countryfile host Adam Henson