Young people are main target for Paris mask rule

Young people are main target for Paris mask rule

The new mask rule in Paris is part of a pattern that is spreading across the country – indeed across Europe – as governments try to stamp down the new virus embers. It has been obvious for weeks that in some much-frequented parts of the capital, keeping the one-metre (3.2ft) rule is a challenge. On the Seine quays for example, walkers, joggers and cyclists brush past revellers at the many riverside bars. Masks are already obligatory in France in all enclosed public spaces – including inside tourist attractions like the…

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Students ‘selling clothes to pay rent’

Students 'selling clothes to pay rent'

Rowan Maddock, 19, is going into the second year of her English Literature and Creative Writing course at Cardiff University – but she’s worried she cannot afford to live in her new student house. She’s been selling her own clothes on apps and online to raise money for rent, after being unable to find a job during the pandemic. “I didn’t think that I’d ever have to sell belongings that I actually like and don’t want to get rid of but I’m having to make ends meet,” she says. Despite…

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BBNaija: I was more focused on Eric than myself – Lilo

BBNaija: I was more focused on Eric than myself – Lilo

Lilo Aderogba, evicted Big Brother Naija season 5 housemate who left last week Sunday joined media-room-hub host, Azuka Ogujiuba, on Instagram live. She was asked if she was given an opportunity to go back to the house, what would she do differently, and she mentioned she would never let her emotions get into what she wants to achieve. Also speaking on her relationship with Eric in the house, she says she wasn’t in love with him and she just experienced some sort of closeness with him and was putting so…

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BBNaija: Why I choose Tolanibaj over Nengi – Prince

Big Brother Naija lockdown housemate Prince has revealed why he picked Tolanibaj as a love interest over Nengi. Prince, who was the second deputy Head of House of the season, had been in a ‘love triangle with Nengi and Tolanibaj. Prince had shown interest in Tolanibaj, Nengi and Wathoni since he got in the BBNaija house. However, last week he focused his attention on Tolanibaj. Speaking to Erica, Prince disclosed that he did not choose Tolanibaj because he was rejected by Nengi. According to him, Tolanibaj ticked all boxes of…

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UK PM understands pupils’ ‘anxiety’ over results

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he understands the "anxiety" felt by pupils waiting for results after exams were cancelled and he is "very keen" assessments should go ahead as normal in the coming school year. "Clearly, because of what has happened this year, there is some anxiety about what grades pupils are going to get, and everybody understands the system that the teachers are setting the grades, then there's a standardisation system," he told reporters on a visit to a school in east London. "We will do our best to ensure that the hard work of pupils is properly reflected." Results day for A-levels, AS-levels and BTecs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is on Thursday, while GCSE results will be released next week. It comes after thousands of students in Scotland received worse results than expected last week, with the Scottish Qualifications Authority accused of disproportionately affecting the grades of schools which have previously presented fewer successful pupils for exams. The prime minister also reiterated his message that it was the country's "moral duty" for children to return to classrooms and "the last thing" the government wanted to do was close schools.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he understands the “anxiety” felt by pupils waiting for results after exams were cancelled and he is “very keen” assessments should go ahead as normal in the coming school year. “Clearly, because of what has happened this year, there is some anxiety about what grades pupils are going to get, and everybody understands the system that the teachers are setting the grades, then there’s a standardization system,” he told reporters on a visit to a school in east London. “We will do our…

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Simon Cowell thanks medics after breaking back in electric bike fall

Simon Cowell thanks medics after breaking back in electric bike fall

Simon Cowell has thanked the medical staff who treated him in Los Angeles following a bike accident in which he broke part of his back. The music mogul and talent show judge sent “a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors”, calling them “some of the nicest people I have ever met”. Cowell was taken to hospital after falling off his new electric bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home. The 60-year-old said he should have “read the manual” before riding it. “Some good advice… If you…

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