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Spanish official apologises for spraying beach with bleach https://buff.ly/2yOyIrv “…Zahara de los Atunes sent tractors equipped with sprayers along part of its beach last week as officials readied for the release of the country’s children after six weeks of confinement.” (Click here to read link article.)

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Petition: Improve maternal care for black British women

Black women in the UK are five times more likely to die from complications surrounding #pregnancy and #childbirth than white women. We need an urgent review of care w/recommendations https://buff.ly/2XRf05h (Click here to read link article.)

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France announces ‘eco-tax’ on tickets for all flights leaving the country https://buff.ly/2GfXZMj Not sure why this is being met with outrage from some camps – maybe their news alerts skip the major, deadly weather events that keep occurring? (Click here to read link article.)

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BBC News – Sir Kim Darroch resigns as UK ambassador to US https://buff.ly/2LcK3GL Diplomat does his job, is subjected to a tantrum that has no place in a grown up world, and is then thrown under bus by potential political leaders. Very depressing chapter. (Click here to read link article.)

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David Attenborough delivers stark warning to MPs about climate change https://buff.ly/2xDuZcs “I’m not by nature a propagandist”, but added: “If you become aware of what is happening you don’t have any alternative”. #ClimateEmergency #climate #environment (Click here to read link article.)

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Families protest outside school over early Friday closures https://buff.ly/2XAtDOZ Due to funding cuts, nine staff made redundant and school to close at lunchtime on Friday. Madness. Why is education not appropriately funded?? (Click here to read link article.)

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More car use during pregnancy can put unborn babies at risk https://buff.ly/2Rn5tkM “There is nearly double the amount of pollution inside a car than there is outside and 57% of mothers travel more by car or taxi when they are in the later stages of pregnancy.” (Click here to read link article.)

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Hong Kong protest: ‘Nearly two million’ join demonstration https://buff.ly/2IkHobi These protests are amazing and a vibrant demonstration of political will in a city denied democracy. (Click here to read link article.)

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If you want to help Sudan, amplify the voices of those suffering its horrors | Nesrine Malik https://buff.ly/2XREZKP Have been following this at @Safe_Travels_MG and it’s horrifying. The return of the Janjaweed is as terrible as you would expect. #Sudan #AlBashir (Click here to read link article.)

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