Van Gogh painting stolen from museum

A Van Gogh painting has been stolen from a Dutch museum.  Police said on Monday there had been a break-in at the Singer Laren Museum at 03:18 local time.  Van Gogh’s Spring Garden painting which was on loan from the Groninger Museum was stolen, the museum has announced.  https://twitter.com/JadeElliottTV/status/1244621302826070017 The...

Daily News Briefing: Coronavirus – ‘the poor will get poorer’ says World Bank

News Summary BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFINGTuesday 31st March 2020 News Briefing - Today's headlines are dominated by the global Coronavirus Pandemic. As of 6:30 am (GMT), these are the global active numbers.The coronavirus has infected more than 784,000 people worldwide and killed over 37,600. The US cases surpass China...

Arts & Ent | Will Jared Leto’s Spiderman villain be better than Mr J? – Oasis reunion will happen, but will Noel turn up ? & BBC’s summer TV lockdown lineup 

BRIEF - ME! – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS BRIEFING Entertainment Briefing, Catch up with this week's top stories from the world of art, music, film and TV. In music, Liam Gallagher confirms Oasis gig to raise funds for the NHS and says it will go ahead with or without brother Noel Gallagher. Sir...

PM Boris Johnson has coronavirus

PM Boris Johnson has coronavirus, Downing Street has confirmed. He has mild symptoms and will self-isolate at Downing Street.  “He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer,  Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said.  Johnson will still be in charge of the government’s handling of...

Daily News Briefing: UAE weekend lockdown – Canada warns US not to damage their relationship & US becomes new epicentre 

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In Tuesday's News briefing, The headlines are: US overtakes China's case numbers to become the nation with the most coronavirus cases. President Trump said it was due to how much testing the country is doing.  France, on Thursday the country recorded 365 new coronavirus deaths,...

Christchurch shooter changes plea to GUILTY

Brenton Tarrant, a right-wing extremist, who was charged over the mosque shootings in New Zealand has changed his plea to guilty.  Tarrant, 29, killed 51 Muslim worshippers and wounded dozens more at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers on 15 March 2019.  The self-proclaimed white supremacist, who live-streamed part...

Daily News Briefing: NZ mosque shooter changes plea – Coronavirus death toll tops 21,000 & Kabul Sikh siege kills 25 

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In Tuesday's News briefing, The headlines are: NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty! The far-right extremist who was charged with last year's mass shooting of Muslim worshippers at two mosques has changed his plea to guilty.  The UK, a 21-year-old with 'no health issues' has died...

British ambassador dies of Coronavirus in Hungary after contracting coronavirus

Deputy British Ambassador to Hungary dies after contracting coronavirus. Steven Dick, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Budapest, has died after contracting coronavirus, the Foreign Office announced on Wednesday. The 37-year-old diplomat died in Hungary on Tuesday, it said in a statement. He had served as Deputy...

Medical shows donate protective equipment to the NHS & BBC announces plans to keep Britain smiling this summer!

Medical shows donate equipment Medical shows Casualty and Holby City will donate equipment and other kits to the NHS.  Producers are in discussion with local NHS services to give personal protective equipment [PPE] “and other useful medical items to assist them.”  The donations come as both shows have suspended production....

Daily News Briefing: Pressure to halt construction work – US told ‘back to work’ & Iran rejects aid

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In Tuesday's News briefing, The headlines are - UK, the government is under growing pressure to halt construction work to help fight the spread of Covid-19.  Saudi Arabia has recorded its first coronavirus death. The kingdom warns the public to avoid gatherings. US, Trump says...

Daily News Briefing: Sports Direct stays open despite new measures – Wuhan lockdown to end in April & Saudi’s curfew praised

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In Tuesday's News briefing, The headlines are - UK, Sports Direct has vowed to keep trading despite new government measures calling for non-essential shops to close.  Saudi Arabia has increased measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The curfew has been welcomed as it...

Daily News Briefing: MPs debate emergency Covid-19 powers – Syria reports first virus case & Weinstein tests positive

BRIEF - ME! – DAILY NEWS BRIEFING In today’s briefing update, The headlines are - UK, MPs are to debate emergency legislation that would grant special powers aimed at tackling the spread of Covid-19. Colombia, at least 23 inmates have died in a prison in Colombia's capital. The inmates died in a...

Sunday Papers – ‘UK stay at home’ & Iran says it’s ‘unwise’ to trust US amid crisis

Brief. BrIEf.Me In this weeks edition of the Sunday Papers are dominated on the evergrowing coronavirus crisis. The prime minister advises 1.5 million people to self-isolate, the NHS is on the brink of collapse and how the military will help Britain’s most vulnerable. In our special feature, we look at breaking...

How to Home School your children during the lockdown period

How to Home School your children during the lockdown period An introduction to How to Home School By WTX News and Mr Shahid Hussain. With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has ordered the closure of schools from Monday. Parents across the country now face educating their children...