Category: News Features

KentOnline: Folkestone's former Debenhams store gets a new name

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 9 October 2020 A new name - steeped in history - has been given to a former Debenhams store. A competition was launched in July to find a fitting new moniker for the now empty shop in Folkestone town centre, which has housed department stores for decades - first Bobby's and […]

talkSPORT: Let Fans In campaign backed by MP Damian Collins, who questions why football supporters are still banned while Royal Albert Hall concerts return

Article by Joe Moore for talkSPORT - published 7 October 2020 The #LetFansIn campaign has received the backing of MP Damian Collins, who has questioned the Government’s decision to not yet allow supporters back into stadiums. talkSPORT are backing the campaign to allow supporters to safely return to football grounds, with well over 100,000 people already […]

Daily Express: BBC reverses decision to axe Red Button services amid backlash

Article by Steven Brown for the Daily Express - published 1 October 2020 The BBC has ruled out axing Red Button services amid warnings removal of the interactive platform could leave the vulnerable more "isolated and marginalised" from society. Last November, the broadcaster announced plans to remove the text and data element of the Red […]

BBC Sport: Government warned football structure at risk of collapse

Article by Dan Roan for BBC Sport - published 28 September 2020 Football is now at risk of "the collapse of the national league structure that we have known for over 100 years", the government has been warned. A group of prominent figures has written a joint letter urging ministers to help with a coronavirus […]

KentOnline: Damian Collins warns that football could collapse without government support

Article by Luke Cawdell for KentOnline - published 28 September 2020 A Kent MP believes that the country’s football league structure could collapse without government intervention. Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins, along with others, has written to culture secretary Oliver Dowden and minister for sport Nigel Huddleston to make a case for a Covid-19 […]

MailOnline: Facebook critics roll out alternative Oversight Board to put the social media platform's moderation decisions under public scrutiny

Article by Dan Avery and Stacey Liberatore for MailOnline The day after Facebook announced it will launch its Oversight Board in October to determine what's allowed on the site, critics launched their own alternative. The Citizens, a UK nonprofit, unveiled the 'Real Facebook Oversight Board' on Friday to address the social media giant's policies and […]

KentOnline: Community meeting reveals answers about use of Napier Barracks to house asylum seekers

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 25 September 2020 A public meeting touched upon the more human side of the asylum system, and gave residents answers to concerns about military barracks being used to house asylum seekers. Today's virtual community meeting was set up by Folkestone and Hythe District Council to allay any worries or […]

KentOnline: Napier Barracks in Folkestone to house people seeking asylum

Article by Alex Jee for KentOnline - published 15 September 2020 A military barracks is set to be used to house around 400 people seeking asylum, it has been confirmed. The decision is not being supported by the council and town's MP Damian Collins however. Rumours have been circulating concerning the potential use of Napier […]

The Daily Telegraph: Facebook's US election strategy may be too little, too late

Article by James Cook for the Daily Telegraph - published 4 September 2020 Facebook's doomsday scenario for the US presidential election is now becoming clear. Last-minute political ads spread disinformation days before the vote and then posts casting doubt on the election result go viral and spread to millions of people. Hit fast forward on […]

The Times: Facebook accused of poaching UK officials to influence policy

Article by Eleni Courea and George Greenwood for The Times - published 25 August 2020 Facebook has recruited ten former policy officials since the start of last year, heightening concerns of a close relationship between the government and technology companies. The findings reveal a systematic hiring of government insiders with knowledge of the regulatory process. […]

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