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Crowds have begun to gather across the UK as protests over the death of George Floyd get under way. Protesters have been told to avoid mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Home Secretary Priti Patel telling people it was “for the safety of all of us”. Demonstrators have congregated in London’s Parliament Square and […]

Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has said he regrets not walking away from the movie after the studio wouldn’t let him cast a black actress in the role of Sue Storm. Speaking in a new interview, Trank explained that he experienced “a lot of pretty heavy pushback” when he fought to cast a black woman […]

IDLES have voiced their support for ongoing protests for racial equality, and have asked fans who cannot attend physical demonstrations to do so remotely via a virtual protest created by Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter have created a virtual protest via Zoom that can be joined by up to 100,000 people, with footage broadcast […]

Machine Gun Kelly has responded to a fan who criticised him for attending a Black Lives Matter protest. MGK is one of a number of entertainers who has taken to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed when a white police officer knelt on his neck as […]

London’s world famous Abbey Road Studios have reopened after 10 weeks of closure enforced by England’s coronavirus lockdown rules. The site welcomed members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as the first people to record there since March, who were working with American jazz singer Melody Gardot. Gardot was booked to record at the studios earlier […]

Pearl Jam have shared a previously unreleased uncensored music video for their song ‘Jeremy’. The band released the video, which was previously unavailable in the US due to TV censorship laws, to mark National Wear Orange Day, also known as National Gun Violence Awareness Day, which took place yesterday (June 5). Taken from the band’s 1991 debut album […]

NHS trusts in England were not consulted before the government announced changes to the use of face coverings in hospitals, the chief executive of NHS Providers has said. Chris Hopson said trust leaders felt “completely in the dark” about the “significant and complex” changes. From 15 June, hospital visitors and outpatients must wear face coverings […]

The National Football League has said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem as rallies against racial discrimination continue. “We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. The NFL had previously banned players from dropping to […]

There have been warnings coronavirus may be starting to spread again in the north-west and the south-west of England. Some scientists say the R number is creeping up across the country and may have surpassed one – the point at which the epidemic takes off again – in these regions. Tameside Council has “strongly” advised […]

Paramount Pictures has made Ava DuVernay’s Selma free to rent on all digital platforms in the US throughout the month of June. The announcement comes as protests continue worldwide, following the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed when a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground […]