Michael Atherton

Government advice to retrain left photographer and film-maker feeling ‘unwanted’

The past week has seen a storm of controversy around apparent Government ‘contempt’ for the UK’s arts and creative industries (A&CI). First, Chancellor Rishi Sunak provoked anger with comments which, while mis-reported, created the perception that ministers saw careers in A&CI as somehow ‘disposable’. But then came a government advert […]

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick returns to Downing Street in central London after attending Cabinet meeting temporarily held at the Foreign Office to comply with social distancing guidelines due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on 22 September, 2020 in London, England. Today, Boris Johnson is due to chair a meeting of Cobra before announcing measures on tightening the Covid-19 restrictions on a national level in the Commons amid widespread increase in daily infection rates. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto)

Covid latest: Burnham at war with Government, South Yorkshire heading to tier 3, NE death rate triples, 10% suffer suicidal thoughts, gyms reopen in Liverpool

HERE’S a round-up of today’s latest news on the coronavirus pandemic from around the UK. Burnham igniting Twitter debate Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham responded to Conservative MP Chris Clarkson’s request that Mr Burnham should now let local MPs and council leaders attempt to get a settlement. Mr Clarkson said the […]