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Sarah Shearman

FEATURE-Post-lockdown working life brings new challenges for disabled workers

07 Jul 2020

LONDON, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Returning to work after lockdown is proving especially challenging for staff at Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Company (BBMC), most of whom have disabilities or are military veterans.

Homeless Big Issue vendors to resume magazine's sales as UK lockdown eases

29 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homeless vendors of Britain's Big Issue are being equipped with face masks, rubber gloves and contactless payment terminals as the magazine prepares to return to the streets following the easing of lockdown measures.

Homeless Big Issue vendors to resume magazine's sales as UK lockdown eases

29 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homeless vendors of Britain's Big Issue are being equipped with face masks, rubber gloves and contactless payment terminals as the magazine prepares to return to the streets following the easing of lockdown measures.

Cash isn't king: vulnerable short-changed by virus

26 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Getting groceries in the coronavirus crisis has been tricky for many people, but for Eric Jones - an 89-year-old Briton who lives alone and relies on cash - it has proved particularly perplexing.

ANALYSIS -Cash isn't king: vulnerable short-changed by virus

26 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Getting groceries in the coronavirus crisis has been tricky for many people, but for Eric Jones - an 89-year-old Briton who lives alone and relies on cash - it has proved particularly perplexing.

British scientists bypass drug giants to sell potential coronavirus vaccine

08 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A team of British scientists developing a coronavirus vaccine has set up a special company to distribute it if they are successful, rather than partnering with a big pharmaceutical company, to ensure access for the world's poorest.

British scientists bypass drug giants to sell potential coronavirus vaccine

08 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A team of British scientists developing a coronavirus vaccine has set up a special company to distribute it if they are successful, rather than partnering with a big pharmaceutical company, to ensure access for the world's poorest.

Black, Asian Londoners more likely to be fined under coronavirus laws

04 Jun 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Black and Asian people are more likely than white people to be fined in London under coronavirus laws, official data showed on Wednesday, as tens of thousands gathered in the British capital to protest against racism.

The lost summer: Scotland's ethical tourism firms fear for survival

20 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than 50 years, a manually operated turntable ferry in rural Scotland has transported passengers between the mainland and Isle of Skye, one of the last ferries of its kind in the world.

Ethical funeral providers seek new ways to say goodbye under lockdown

12 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As those bereaved by the coronavirus seek to say goodbye to loved ones in lockdown, ethical funeral providers are finding new ways to help them to grieve and connect from a distance.

World News

Protests swell in Belarus, Lukashenko blames foreigners

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Friday told people to stay at home to avoid becoming "cannon fodder" for what he said were foreign-backed revolutionaries after huge crowds took to the streets for a sixth consecutive day to demand he step down.