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Final news gathering for the week of 11th June

This edition is the final weekly Online Gathering after our extraordinary three months of national lockdown. Regulations are now being eased, and we are asked to proceed cautiously, as we learn to live in the context of this virus.

This week

• People march throughout the UK for #BlackLivesMatter and racial justice
• The Victorian Colston statue is toppled and dropped into Bristol harbour, an ex-slave capital of the world. A London slaver statue is also removed
• Lockdown Britain has had the first 2 months without burning coal for power since the industrial revolution
• Test and Trace app not fully operational until September
• Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport, and for all hospital visitors and out-patients from 15 June
• Zoos and safari parks will be open from 15 June
• Places of worship will be open for private prayer from 15 June
• The Shrine OLW church will be open for private prayer in July


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