Events industry forgotten, says director of Christmas shopping fair
Catherine Thake, director of the Spirit Of Christmas fair, which was cancelleddue to Government coronavirus measures, says the handling of the eventsindustry amid the pandemic has been disappointing, saying "we feel forgotten".Plans had been put in place to create a "Covid-safe" environment for peoplevisiting the fair, which was due to be held at London's Olympia in November,but the event has now been cancelled after the events industry was directed topause for up to six months by the Government to help contain the spread ofcoronavirus.
Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), spoke on the ongoing tension with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. He said that India's response had subdued the neighbouring nation and dealt it a blow. He made the comments during his annual Dussehra address. He also performed 'shastra puja' or worship of weapons reportedly at the Maharshi Vyas auditorium in Maharashtra's Nagpur. Only 50 participants were allowed inside the venue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as per reports. Watch the full video for more.
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Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”. The talks had been expected toswitch to Brussels but it is reported that Mr Barnier is to remain in the UKuntil Wednesday – in part because of the high coronavirus infection rates inthe Belgian capital. Mr Lewis told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show: “The fact thatMichel Barnier has outlined in the last week or so that they are going to comeback and do these intensive negotiations, he recognises the EU do need tomove, and that he is staying through to next week, is totally a very goodsign. “We have got to make sure that it is a deal that works not just for ourpartners in Europe – we want to have a very good relationship with themobviously – but one that works for the United Kingdom. “I think there is agood chance that we can get a deal but I think it is for the EU to understandthat it is for them to move as well.”
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