Banker awarded £11k for being forced to work under bright lights

A banker who was forced to work under bright lights that gave her migraines has been awarded almost £11,000. HBOS consultant Rajni Duggal won a disability discrimination claim as it was established that her bosses knew she suffered from light sensitivity. An employment tribunal heard she used toilets at a nearby train station to avoid fluorescent spotlights. Employment Judge David […]

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Manila Medevac plane explosion kills eight on takeoff

Video footage showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the night sky as fire crews doused the fuselage with foam. A medical evacuation plane exploded in a ball of flames during the takeoff in the Philippine capital, Manila, on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew on board. The Lion Air plane – bound from Manila to Haneda, Japan – burst into […]

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Coronavirus: Trent University to provide temporary housing for front-line healthcare workers

Trent University in Peterborough will provide temporary housing options for healthcare workers at the city’s hospital during the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, the university announced it is making the Gzowski College residence on the east bank of the Symons campus available for workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Hospital officials approached the university last week about the possibility of using […]

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Spain toughens restrictions as coronavirus death toll surges

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain prepared to enter its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday, as the government approved a strengthening of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the death toll rose by 838 cases overnight to 6,528. Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 78,797 from 72,248 the day before. Prime […]

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Telling the story of a shared global calamity

Everywhere, the world is facing one of the worst health, economic and political crises it has seen in decades. Sadly, this is a shared reality, a calamity that has hit, and unites, us all. One-third of the world’s people are now in lockdown, isolated and confined to their homes. In Singapore, a tiny city-state in Asia where I live, usually […]

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Italy coronavirus death toll falls for second day running

The coronavirus death toll in Italy has fallen for the second successive day.  In total 756 more people died, which brought the number of victims up to 10,779, the Civil Protection Agency said on Sunday. The number of fatalities, by far the highest of any country in the world, account for more than a third of all deaths globally. More […]

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Coronavirus: Spain deaths rise by 838 to 6,528

The number of people to have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Spain has risen to 6,528 after 838 more people died. Another 6,549 cases have been reported in the country, bringing the total there to 78,797. The latest figures show the daily number of coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in Spain has more than doubled since last Sunday, when 394 […]

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