Catalonia expected to pardon up to 1,000 people accused of witchcraft | Catalonia

The Catalan parliament is on Wednesday expected to pass a resolution to pardon up to 1,000 people – the majority of them women – condemned for the crime of witchcraft in the region 400 years ago. The move follows similar gestures in Scotland, Switzerland and Norway after more than 100 European historians signed a manifesto… Continue reading Catalonia expected to pardon up to 1,000 people accused of witchcraft | Catalonia

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Boris has ONE chance to save himself, do what people want and get Brexit done – JAYNE ADYE | Express Comment | Comment

It is this disconnect ‑ and sense of superiority ‑ which can erode public confidence in the politicians making decisions. This perceived sense of superiority is also part of what has paved the way for recent “Partygate” scandals ‑ none more so than the parties held by Civil Servants and Special Advisors on the eve… Continue reading Boris has ONE chance to save himself, do what people want and get Brexit done – JAYNE ADYE | Express Comment | Comment

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Sue Gray salary: How much is the top civil servant paid? | Politics | News

Who is Sue Gray? Ms Gray currently holds the position of second permanent secretary at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. A long-standing civil servant, Ms Gray previously worked in the Cabinet Office from 1998 and served as the Director-General, Propriety & Ethics from 2012 to 2018, making her well suited to investigate… Continue reading Sue Gray salary: How much is the top civil servant paid? | Politics | News

Koshka Duff: Professor says she faced victim blaming over police claim

Dr Duff said: “After the rape and murder of Sarah Everard, the police put out statements saying women should challenge officers they think are behaving in a dodgy way, kind of again putting the onus on women in a victim blaming way, saying you know, if you don’t challenge them and stand up for your… Continue reading Koshka Duff: Professor says she faced victim blaming over police claim

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Fifa president: more World Cups could save African migrants from death in the sea | Gianni Infantino

The president of Fifa, Gianni Infantino, has said his plans for a World Cup every two years could stop African migrants from finding “death in the sea”, in an extraordinary address to European politicians. Speaking at a session of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe, a trans-national body dedicated to the support of… Continue reading Fifa president: more World Cups could save African migrants from death in the sea | Gianni Infantino

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Daniil Medvedev battles from two sets down to reach Australian Open semis | Australian Open

Daniil Medvedev saved a match point and recovered from two sets down to defeat Félix Auger-Aliassime and reach his fifth grand slam semi-final. The world No 2 is looking to become the first man in the Open era to follow a first grand slam title by winning the next major tournament, but his chances were… Continue reading Daniil Medvedev battles from two sets down to reach Australian Open semis | Australian Open

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