Category: News Features

MailOnline: Wreck of ironclad German warship SMS Grosser Kurfurst that sank in the English Channel after being rammed by a friendly vessel in 1878 added to National Heritage List for England

Article by Luke Andrews for MailOnline - published 5 June 2020 The wreck of a German battleship that sank off the coast of Kent in 1878, when she was rammed by a friendly vessel trying to avoid two fishing boats, has been added to the National Heritage List for England. SMS Grosser Kurfurst's armour plating […]

MailOnline: MPs write to the FA and EFL urging them to create a 'Football Finance Authority' with government cash to save clubs facing financial ruin from coronavirus

Article by Jack Bezants for MailOnline - published 28 May 2020 A group have MPs have called for urgent talks with the Football Association and the English Football League to address the financial impact of coronavirus on sport. There are intensifying fears that a number of professional clubs are facing administration due to the outbreak of the […]

The Guardian: League One clubs in bitter division over whether to resume season

Article by Louise Taylor for The Guardian - published 28 May 2020 The chances of League One teams resuming the season seem increasingly doubtful with clubs bitterly divided and a final decision on whether to continue or curtail the campaign unlikely before Monday week at the earliest.  With assorted proposals being put forward, the absence […]

Sky Sports News: Ten football clubs could go bust in weeks without urgent govt bailout, MP warns

Article by Geraint Hughes for Sky Sports News - published 22 May 2020 Up to 10 football clubs could go into administration within weeks unless they receive an urgent and substantial government bailout, it has been claimed. Damian Collins, the former chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, said many League 1 […]

The Daily Mirror: 10 English football clubs could go bust "in the next few weeks" warns MP

Article by Mark Jones for the Daily Mirror - published 22 May 2020 Up to 10 EFL clubs face administration imminently without a government bailout, according to MP Damian Collins. Mr Collins - the former chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee - is calling on Boris Johnson to step in and help clubs […]

Business Insider: Facebook and YouTube took 7 days to remove an hour-long viral video filled with COVID-19 conspiracies

Article by Martin Coulter for Business Insider - published 19 May 2020 A video filled with misleading claims about COVID-19 was watched almost a million times on Facebook and YouTube over the last week, prompting both firms to remove the clip. The hour-long video was watched more than 500,000 times across both platforms over the […]

PR Week: The PR industry's greatest challenge could be to fight the coronavirus infodemic

Article by Drew Benvie for PR Week - published 19 May 2020 Technologies like social media and videoconferencing apps are playing a vital role in bringing us closer while we’re apart, spreading critical information globally, and rallying support for important causes in healthcare and in society as a whole. But technology is facilitating the spread […]

The London Economic: Make it illegal to persistently spread Covid-19 conspiracy theories

Article by Joe Mellor for The London Economic - published 18 May 2020 It should be made illegal for conspiracy theorists like David Icke to spread disinformation online, an MP has said. A number of well-known names with large social media followings have been key distributors of false information during the pandemic, research shows. The […]

KentOnline: Warning after supposed 'mass gatherings' are organised in Folkestone and Margate

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 13 May 2020 Police and a Kent MP are urging people to think of their 'personal responsibility' after a post being shared on social media invited crowds to attend a 'mass gathering' in Folkestone. The poster for the supposed event in Radnor Park and on the beach this […]

Sky News: Coronavirus: Senior media figures warn of COVID-19 'perfect storm' hitting newspapers

Article by Lucy Cotter for Sky News - published 11 May 2020 Senior media figures have warned of the coronavirus "perfect storm" hitting newspapers, saying the drop in circulation and ad revenue could lead to some outlets disappearing completely. A sector that has been struggling for a while due to readers moving online, the coronavirus lockdown - […]

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