Hong Kong immigration set to hit outer London property market

Hong Kong immigration set to hit outer London property market

Increased immigration from Hong Kong to Britain could affect the London property market “as much as stamp duty changes”, according to an expert. The UK is set to welcome many more residents from the island terrirtory, after China imposed a tough new security law that effectively bans opposition to the...

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Mississippi and the Lost Cause

Mississippi and the Lost Cause

Many southern states have a saying: “Thank god for Mississippi.” However badly their state may rank, whether it’s in education, employment, or even life expectancy, they can often count on Mississippi to rank lower than they do.. And one particular source of embarrassment for the Magnolia state is its flag....

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Arctic Circle swelters as temperatures break records

Arctic Circle swelters as temperatures break records

The Arctic heatwave shows no signs of cooling, as temperatures around the Arctic Ocean continue to break records. The region recorded its hottest day ever in June (up to 18 degrees Celsius above average), with the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk hitting 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit). Forest fires can...

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Long-Haul Travel During Covid-19

Long-Haul Travel During Covid-19

Until recently, long-haul travel was the norm for many. Any given journey began with often-frustrating queues to check-in, drop baggage or pass through security. Only once these administrative hurdles had been overcome could passengers enter into the bustling departures terminal where shops, restaurants and lounges hummed with other eager holiday...

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Face Masks?

Face Masks?

When Covid 19 first appeared, my first reaction was that it would hit Japan (my area of expertise), particularly badly. We knew at an early stage that Covid 19 has a much higher rate of mortality for the elderly and Japan has the worst demographics in the World. For every...

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The Balearic Islands and Catalonia declare facemasks ‘mandatory’ in public

The Balearic Islands and Catalonia declare facemasks ‘mandatory’ in public

The Balearic Islands have announced that wearing facemasks in public will be mandatory, a ruling that goes beyond the general Spanish mandate that only requires citizens to wear facemasks whilst in ‘close proximity’ to others. This puts the Balearics on a par with Catalonia, who have also gone beyond official...

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EU Money which could help nation recover from COVID-19 risks going back to Brussels

EU Money which could help nation recover from COVID-19 risks going back to Brussels

More than £730 million in vital EU cash which could help local communities bounce back from COVID-19 risks going unspent and being sent back to Brussels if the funding is not allocated by the Government before the end of the year, councils warn today. The Local Government Association said 24...

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COVID-19: across the globe

COVID-19: across the globe

The Coronavirus has left a devastating mark on almost every corner of the world, tearing families from one another, destroying businesses and most devastatingly of all, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. In the wake of COVID-19, whole populations have been forced to shield...

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America: One Nation Under COVID-19

America: One Nation Under COVID-19

Every day looks like Christmas in the United States, but not in a fun way. No, every morning does not start with festivities and the whole extended family does not come over for dinner. While COVID-19 may have brought with it new pets for some, for most, every day feels...

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Rohingya Refugees are being fenced in and communication blocked, just as coronavirus cases are confirmed in camps, MPs hear

Rohingya Refugees are being fenced in and communication blocked, just as coronavirus cases are confirmed in camps, MPs hear

The crowded and unsanitary conditions in the Rohingya camps are likely to confound efforts to stop coronavirus spreading, warns the International Development Committee in its report, Humanitarian crises monitoring: the Rohingya.  Most countries around the world are relying on social distancing to contain coronavirus. The population density of the refugee camps...

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