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Coronavirus: Teachers’ union urges clarity on school reopening – BBC News

More details are needed to prepare for pupils’ return amid a rise in virus cases, a leading union says.

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Teachers and parents need “greater clarity” on the reopening of schools amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the head of a leading teachers’ union says.
Patrick Roach, general secretary of the NASUWT, said teachers need extra details to prepare for pupils’ return.
Schools in England are due to reopen in September. There are separate plans for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The government said it has set out the cleaning controls schools in England should use.

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Five F1 teams to appeal against Racing Point brake duct verdict – Autosport

Five Formula 1 teams have filed their intent to appeal the Racing Point brake duct case – with the Silverstone outfit itself facing up against a group of four rivals

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Five Formula 1 teams have filed their intent to appeal the Racing Point brake duct case – with the Silverstone outfit itself facing up against a group of four rivals.
On Friday morning the FIA stewards issued their verdict on the case, which centred on the protests lodged by Renault at the Styrian, Hungarian and British GPs regarding the legality of Racing Point’s brake ducts.
Racing Point was fined 400,000 and docked 15 World Championship points, but is allowed to keep using the same duct des…

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Behind the Beirut explosion lies the lawless world of international shipping – The Guardian

The disaster has roots in a global network of maritime capital and legal chicanery designed to protect businesses at any cost, says academic and author Laleh Khalili

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At about 6pm on Tuesday, a seemingly small warehouse fire near Beirut ports grain silos began to fizz with red sparks. The sparks led to an enormous explosion, a mushroom cloud of water and debris, and a column of orange-red and black smoke rising out of the warehouse.
The shockwave pulverised nearby warehouses and apartment blocks, lifted doors off their hinges and shattered windows several miles away. At the time of writing, 154 people have been reported killed over 5,000 injured and 300,000 …

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UK to urge France to crack down on migrant crossings – BBC News

The government is also looking at using “maritime assets” to stop people crossing the Channel.

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The UK will press French authorities to crack down on migrants attempting to cross the Channel in small boats, ministers have pledged.
A record number of unaccompanied children arrived in the UK on Friday.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb said the government was also considering how to use “maritime assets” in order to prevent crossings.
And, writing in the Daily Telegraph, Immigration Minister Chris Philp said migr…

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