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Daily Round-Up: £1.5 billion lifeline for arts and culture




£1.5 billion lifeline for the arts The Government have pledged £1.57 billion to go towards arts and heritage sectors, which have been severely hit by the lockdown. The move is being described as the biggest one-off investment in the history of UK culture.

Covid causing 7,000 cancer deaths a year Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause more than 7,000 excess deaths in the UK within a year, according to research by DATA-CAN. Since the virus began there has been a growing number of routine screenings, urgent referrals, and treatments being delayed or cancelled.

Western composer dead Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer who wrote the scores for a number of classic Westerns throughout the 20th century, has died in Rome aged 91.

Corn Hall in Diss, pictured, is hoping to receive part of the £1.5 billion stimulus package to help struggling arts and cultural centres.
Corn Hall in Diss, pictured, is hoping to receive part of the £1.5 billion stimulus package to help struggling arts and cultural centres.

Norfolk and Suffolk coroanvirus figures Since Friday, Norfolk's total has gone up by six, to 2,848, whilst Suffolk's total has gone up by two to 2,611.

The national figures In the last 24 hours, the national total has gone up by 516 to 285,416, with 22 new deaths taking the death total to 44,220.

In case you missed it Social distancing measures introduced in Harleston town centre have divided opinion among business owners, with some saying the restrictions will cripple them.


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