On board the coronavirus cruise ship; Trump’s impeachment win; Hollywood’s last golden age star dies

Coronavirus is spreading fast with over 30,000 cases confirmed, and with a third case confirmed in the UK. UK health secretary Matt Hancock chaired a Cobra meeting to explain what the government are doing to help block the spread in the country. UK ministers are considering banning Chinese arrivals.


The World Health Organisation have appealed for more funds to help countries battle the disease as more people remain quarantined. Including those 5,400 people currently quarantined on two cruise ships in Asia.

A British citizen called David Abel has been quarantined on one of the cruise ships, the Diamond Princess, in Yokohoma Japan, live streaming his experience and revealing the fears of those on-board.


From Westminster the Evening Standard’s Deputy Political editor Nicholas Cecil spoke to The Leader podcast.

Trump impeachment fails

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been cleared of the charges against him bringing his impeachment trial to an end. Trump had been charged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Joining The Leader podcast from America, US correspondent David Gardner explains what’s next and how the democrats could have just torpedoed their own election chances


Kirk Douglas the Golden Age legend

One of Hollywood’s greatest actors and one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age, Kirk Douglas, has passed away at the age of 103. His son Michael Douglas broke the news and posted a moving tribute to his father on his Instagram page.

“Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come”

Famous for films such as Spartacus the actor will not be forgotten and his legacy will live on.


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