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Below is our weekly round up of news and commentary, plus links to support services if you need them... hope you can manage to keep positive and healthy.
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Stranded super-rich confront tax chaos after pandemic lockdowns.
New safety measures at Victoria Park are in place from Saturday 16 May
Green space is important for wellbeing but in poorer areas visits to parks have dropped.
Public Campaign for the Arts: Raise public awareness about the impact of Covid-19 on the cultural industries and Grow widespread support for a rescue package. Join Here:
Podcast conversation with John Burn-Murdoch about his work on the visualisations for the Financial Times' "Coronavirus Tracked" page, which has been evolving alongside this outbreak since February 2020.
Judicial Review to force UK Government to extend health and safety rights to "gig economy" workers
Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic
We can't hide behind the bunting – let's face up to what's happened to Britain
The Government Response
Too many NHS staff have died - we need a public inquiry
Treasury blueprint to raise taxes and freeze wages to pay for £300bn coronavirus bill
Coronavirus lockdown: The world reacts to Britain’s ‘incomprehensible’ response, botched testing and care home crisis
Greeks marvel at Britain's Covid chaos as their lockdown lifts after 150 deaths
Drivers tell of chaos at UK's privately run PPE stockpile
Coronavirus: How many people have died in the UK?
UK takes a pasting from world's press over coronavirus crisis
Coronavirus: Thousands could be forced to leave UK within weeks under current Home Office guidelines
Robot reminds visitors of safe distancing measures in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
I’ve landed in Hong Kong after flying from Paris CDG, via London Heathrow. I now have to wait ~8 hours before I get my #COVID19 test results and thus have ample time to tweet about my experience.
The coronavirus slayer! How Kerala's rock star health minister helped save it from Covid-19. KK Shailaja has been hailed as the reason a state of 35 million people has only lost four to the virus. Here’s how the former teacher did it
Britons want quality of life indicators to take priority over economy
Car Free Cities
Hackney Cycling Campaign: 10 priority interventions to enable socially distanced movement.
Poll: Majority of British public support weekly car-free days in towns and cities
Broadway Market - please make it permanently car-free with similar measures across Hackney
Emergency road safety measures: Barnabas Road to close to through-traffic
Green Party Comment
Caroline Lucas: Covid-19 should be a wake-up call to get serious about the climate crisis
Carla Denyer: ‘Protecting renters’ shouldn’t mean that renters pay more
Caroline Lucas: Boris Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been a disaster from the start
Sian Berry responds to Boris Johnson’s public address 10 May
Natalie Bennett: The human in farming
Amelia Womack: Give youth a voice
Jonathan Bartley says the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown we can create a safer world, if governments take action now.
Stop in with Sian - Episode 6 - Speeding and road danger
Featuring award-winning road danger reduction campaigner Victoria LeBrec, who was cycling along when she was in a collision with a skip lorry and lost a leg. We also hear from the head of the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command, who will be telling us what action he's taking to reduce speeds in the crisis, and keep our roads safe.
Moths: Their fragile, winged emanations speak to us urgently of the dark, of the earth, of our own bones, of all we cannot see.
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months
Lights stay on despite cyber-attack on UK's electricity system
Covid-19 Info, Advice & Support
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Local Support in Hackney
Mutual aid and neighbourhood groups information.
General Advice Pages
For artists, local businesses, the self employed, renters, how to claim grants, protect your rights etc. Government advice and virus mythbusting
Organisations Offering Support
Get the help you need here in Hackney
Self Care and Mental Health
Advice on how to look after yourself and others
Activities for Isolation
Highlights from our weekly round up of activities you can do online.
Advice and links is updated regularly and often, so always worth a look, full page here
Activities for Isolation
Barber Shop Chronicles | National Theatre at Home
The First Reviews of Every Virginia Woolf Novel
Do you know your Kauffman from your Emin? Test your knowledge of women artists and the Royal Academy of Arts in the The Great Women Artists quiz.
Shoreditch Town Hall: Keep up-to-date with the latest online cultural productions and activities during lockdown courtesy of our friends and partner organisations
MIGRANTS MAKE CULTURE 2020' - Migrants in Culture and Keep It Complex: On the 18th of January, around 100 migrant culture workers and allies came together for Migrants in Culture first Activation Day: Migrants Make Culture, at Raven Row, Spitalfields, London.
Bike Project: Join comedian Robin Ince for a night of quizzing fun and laughter, all to raise money to keep our wheels turning and refugees cycling.
Online Sustainable(ish) Festival
Lots more here on our help and advice pages
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