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May 29 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Sky's Europe correspondent @adamparsons has exclusive access to the Geo Barents, an MSF-operated search and rescue ship.
Whilst on board he witnessed 606 migrants being rescued in the middle of the Mediterranean.
Here is what he experienced 👇
After 30 minutes of training on the boat the team were called in because there was a real rescue underway. The PA announcement told them to get ready
May 26 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
Why is it so hard to get a GP appointment? 🩺
Doctors say that primary care is at “breaking point”.
Here are four charts to understand why 👇
There are five million more patients today than there were in 2015, but 2,000 fewer fully-qualified GPs available to see them.
That means the number of patients per GP has shot up - from 2,014 seven years ago to 2,337 today
Mar 29 • 22 tweets • 7 min read
Mahsa Amini died in the custody of Iran’s so-called Morality Police on 16 September 2022, 3 days after being arrested for not adhering to the country’s strict rules on how women should cover their hair.
Here’s a timeline of the unrest that has followed 🇮🇷 ⬇️
Following the 22-year-old's death people across the country began protesting
This image is from 19 September 2022
More than 500 people have been killed in response to the unrest. Around 70 of those are children
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Mar 28 • 17 tweets • 6 min read
Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused of a ski slope hit-and-run.
Here’s a look at what has been said so far in the lawsuit and the accusations from both sides 👇
The Oscar-winning actress is being sued by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson in a civil case for $300,000 (£244,000) over a ski crash incident at Deer Valley Resort in Utah in 2016
A school attacker killed six people - including three children and three adults- at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday.
Who was the attacker? And what was the motive behind the tragic shooting - Sky News takes a look 👇
Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who identified as a transgender male (a biological woman), was a former student at the school and a Nashville resident who lived with their parents
Mar 27 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
Prince Harry is among a group of claimants including Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley and Sadie Frost, accusing the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper of phone-tapping and other breaches of privacy.
Here's everything you need to know 👇
The Duke of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd will take place at the High Court in London and is expected to last four days.
Associated Newspapers deny the allegations and a preliminary High Court hearing will consider legal arguments and a judge will decide if it goes further
Mar 21 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
Boris Johnson’s defence against claims that he misled parliament over parties in Downing Street during COVID lockdowns has been published.
Here are the key points from his evidence 👇
1⃣ Boris Johnson accepts the Commons was misled but says that he made his statements “in good faith”
Mar 21 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
💰The financial system is having another big wobble, which begs the question…how close are we to a full-blown crisis?
Here is a five-stop tour of the banking panic of 2023 ⏬
🔴1) Interest rates
They’re probably the simplest common factor behind much of what's currently going on.
Interest rates are going up everywhere as central banks, like the Bank of England, seek to clamp down on rising inflation
Mar 21 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
The Met Police is ‘institutionally racist, sexist and homophobic’, a review into Britain's biggest force has found.
The damning report by Baroness Louise Casey was commissioned in the wake of Sarah Everard's murder by former Met officer Wayne Couzens ⬇️
One finding from the report revealed staff were told that rape cases had been dropped due to a broken Met Police freezer that contained evidence from alleged victims
Mar 21 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
'This is a very worrying report... it's an upsetting read. You can't read this report and not be embarrassed and humbled'
Met Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley reacts to the damning review released today.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published their long-awaited report, calling for urgent action to secure a sustainable future for all.
Read below for everything you need to know about the IPCC’s findings and how your government can help 🌎 👇
The UN’s leading climate scientists have given their most comprehensive review yet, with UN Chief Antonio Guterres warning the “climate time bomb is ticking.”
Scientists say there is “hope” if countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change
Mar 13 • 21 tweets • 7 min read
The 2023 Oscar Awards are taking place in Los Angeles.
Stars including Cate Blanchett, Austin Butler, Michelle Yeoh, Colin Farrell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Angela Bassett are up for nominations.
Latest updates 👇
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio has been awarded the prize for best animated feature film.
Taking to the stage, he says: "Animation is cinema, animation is not a genre and animation is ready to be taken to the next step"
Meet the grandmother who sold her house to help her daughter survive the cost of living crisis.
@TomSkyNews has spoken with her about the sacrifice she has made to help her family 👇
@TomSkyNews 🗣️ “It’s not normal is it?”
Jo sold her house, where she had lived for forty years, and moved in with her daughter and grandchildren to ensure they can survive the cost of living crisis together
Mar 11 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
One year ago, @ramsaysky met Serhiy Petrushenko, the lone Ukrainian soldier protecting a footbridge leading to Kyiv.
More than 50m people viewed his interview and many asked what had happened to him
One year on, Sky News went to find him 👇 news.sky.com/story/ukraine-…
When Stuart and Serhiy first met, he was the only soldier between the capital and what was believed to be an approaching Russian army.
It was here that he shared his fears for his family whose village was already surrounded by Russian soldiers.
Mar 10 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
BREAKING: The BBC has confirmed Gary Lineker is stepping back from presenting Match of The Day
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BREAKING: After confirming Gary Lineker is 'stepping back' from presenting MOTD, the BBC have released a statement saying they "consider his recent social media activity to be a breach of our guidelines"
💰 Ever wondered how much money MPs make outside their parliamentary salary❓
A joint investigation by Sky News and Tortoise Media found that the top 20 MP earners made close to two thirds of all of the outside earnings since December 2019
The #westminsteraccounts show that the majority of the money went to Tory politicians - a total of £15.2m - while Labour MPs earned an additional £1.2m above the £84,144 salary for the day job.
🧵 Here we reveal the top earners in Westminster 👇
Jan 8 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
🟣 📣 The Westminster Accounts are live.
Sky News and Tortoise Media have created the first database showing the scale of money entering UK politics.
Use our tool to search for your MP and find out who has given them money 👇
The RMT is asking for a 7% pay rise, job security and working conditions to be protected. The union representing train drivers, Aslef, is asking for a "proper" pay rise
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Dec 2, 2022 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
A number of children have been confirmed to have died from Strep A in the UK.
Here are some key questions answered around the bacterial infection
🔴 What is Strep A and how does it spread?
Strep A - or Group A streptococcus (GAS) - is a type of bacterium found in the throat and on the skin.
It can cause a range of different illnesses of the nose, throat and lungs.
But, in most people it does not cause any symptoms
Nov 25, 2022 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
🏘️ An extra £118 million pounds will be spent this year on temporary accommodation, such as hotels and B&Bs by councils, a Sky News investigation has found.
@SkyNewsAdele breaks down what she has discovered 🔽
Sally and her son Ollie lived in a hotel, then a B&B, after they were made homeless through a ‘no fault’ section 21 eviction.
They were told they would not be eligible for help from authorities until they became homeless - which Sally described as “traumatising”
Nov 24, 2022 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
🔴Who killed this man?
@SkyNews investigates a killing in Iran, a country where violence is escalating as protests against the regime surge
🇮🇷 His name is Motaleb Saeed-Pirou and he was a married father-of-two living in Baneh, a city in the Kurdish region of Iran