End of life charity, Marie Curie is spearheading a campaign to hold a NationalDay of reflection on 23rd March 2021, the first anniversary of the UK goinginto lockdown. At the peak of the pandemic, lockdown and social distancingmeasures saw people unable to attend funerals, even for very close relativesand continuing restrictions mean people have not been able to get the supportthey normally would. Over 10,000 people and a group of cross party MPs,including former Conservative cabinet ministers Esther McVey and StephenCrabb, former Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Labour MP and mayor ofSheffield City Region Dan Jarvis, and former Liberal Democrat leader TimFarron, are now backing a charity appeal for a National Day of Reflection, andcalling on the UK Government to show their support too.
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Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey works a 'shift' at Taylor's chip shop inStockport, during the start of his national listening tour. After a series ofdisappointing election results, Sir Ed wants to be the one to turn his partyaround and reconnect with voters.
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The new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, says he hopes to win back votes by listening to party members' concerns.
He adds the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the need for more understanding and focus on the care sector, which he says has been "betrayed" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Reuters Starbucks has begun rolling out tumblers with a black-and-white, Halloween-themed pattern. The cups glow in the dark. Starbucks is also selling a six-pack of reusable cups with glow-in-the-dark lids for hot drinks. While you can't use the cups in stores amid the pandemic, customers can show the new Halloween-themed tumbler when ordering for a 10-cent discount. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fall is here for Starbucks, and that doesn't just mean new drinks.
Following on from the Lib Dems conference, Labour and the Conservatives will be hosting their annual gathering. As EU lawmakers pass a law to let another extension happen if Britain asks for it, where..
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