GB News seals £60m funding ahead of ‘boldly different’ launch

The latest addition to Britain’s array of 24-hour news channels is to begin recruiting more than 100 journalists after completing a £60m fundraising that it claims was significantly oversubscribed. GB News, which aims to launch later this year, said on

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Schools close after reporting coronavirus cases in England

At least two schools in England have shut their doors to all students this week over a confirmed coronavirus case. Outwood Academy Danum in South Yorkshire said they have closed until next Monday after a member of their community tested