Schools Are Back

Wrap up warm and stay Covid safe, the schools are back! With fresh air and freezing winds being provided by an open window, many parents will have seen posts or received emails from headteachers advising them to send their kids to school with warm clothing.

There has also been a suspension on inter-school activities and swimming at primary schools.

Tynwald Too

Not only are the kids back in school, but Tynwald is sitting today too. Members are due to debate and vote on the new covid regs and there are also questions from MHKs Jason Moorhouse and Daphne Caine.

RNLI

Douglas RNLI have announced that the postponement of the Annual Commemorative Church Service to honour the memory of Sir William Hillary.

A post said: ‘The service was due to have been held this coming Sunday January 9 2022, 3pm at St. George’s Church. The decision has not been taken lightly and has been made in response to the current Covid situation.A date for the rescheduled service will be advised when we are able, and would offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to those who may have already made arrangements to attend.’

Prince Andrew

Virginia Giuffre agreed not to sue anyone connected to Jeffrey Epstein who could be described as a ‘potential defendant’, a 2009 damages settlement against the sex offender shows.

Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001

The document, disclosed by a New York court, reveals the financier paid her $500,000 (£371,000) to end her claim. Ms Giuffre is suing the Duke of York in a civil case for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. He has consistently denied the claims.

Bowie

David Bowie’s estate has sold the publishing rights to his ‘entire body of work’ to Warner Chappell Music, including hundreds of songs such as Space Oddity, Changes and Let’s Dance. WCM now has global music publishing rights to his song catalogue, the singer’s estate told the BBC. Variety wrote the deal was worth “upwards of $250m [£185m]” but the terms of the agreement were not given.

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