Coronavirus: Fears 1,800 NI aerospace jobs ‘at risk’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There are fears it could take the aerospace sector five years to recover from the pandemic. Almost 2,000 jobs in NI’s aerospace sector are at risk because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a trade union has warned.Trade union Unite said around 1,800 jobs are threatened because of an…

‘Let’s use our voices to grow our game’

Venue: Incora County Ground, Derby Dates: 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 SeptemberCoverage: Third game (26 September) live on BBC TV; Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on all games with highlights on BBC TV, live text commentary and in-play clips on BBC Sport website & appSix months ago, I was at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, along…

Syria war: US deploys extra troops to Syria after Russia clashes

Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionA few hundred US troops remain in Syria’s north-eastThe US has ramped up its military presence in Syria after a number of skirmishes with Russian forces intensified tensions in the country.US officials said six Bradley Fighting Vehicles and about 100 troops were part of the deployment to north-east Syria.Incidents between…

Covid: PM considering new restrictions amid second coronavirus wave

Image copyright AFP Boris Johnson will spend the weekend considering whether to tighten Covid-19 measures further, after saying the UK was “now seeing a second wave”.The government is understood to be looking at a ban on households in England mixing, and reducing opening hours for pubs and restaurants. At least 13.5 million people, roughly one…

‘Ginsburg was an amazing woman’

President Trump learned of the news of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Minnesota immediately after his rally.A reporter told him as he was about to board Air Force One. He took a moment to digest the news, then said she “lived an amazing life”.Moments later, Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger, praised her legal…

Remembering the trailblazer for women’s rights

The Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died at the age of 87 after undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.A trailblazer for women’s rights, she became only the second woman to sit on the country’s highest court.As a young mother, Ginsburg was unable to get a job in a law firm after graduating from Harvard…