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  • Brexit Day finally arrived after almost four years as the UK left the EU on Friday night. After a final debate on Thursday which resulted in a Brexit agreement, there are many events happening around the UK to mark the end of our EU participation. Rallies and protests will go ahead while help and advice services will be available to all who need it.
  • Two cases of Coronavirus were confirmed in the UK on Friday. The World Health Organisation had declared a global state of emergency just the day before. No details are being released about the identity or location of those who have been diagnosed, however we understand that they are from the same family. At least 213 people have died from Coronavirus in China with over 1,000 people being affecred, and there have been 98 cases in 18 other countries.
  • Katie Hopkins Twitter account has been suspended after violating the social media platform’s anti-hate crime policy. The ex-apprentice contestant is known for her controversial pro-Trump, pro-Brexit and anti-immigration opinions that she publicises regularly on Twitter. She has been locked out of her account following complaints. A spokesperson told the BBC, “Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us – abuse and harassment have no place on the service,” and that, “These rules apply to everyone using our service – regardless of the account involved.”
  • A 60 year old deaf woman is the first deaf person in the on record to row an ocean. Mo O’Brien from Cornwall made the 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic, sailing from the Canary Island of La Gomera to the Caribbean Island of Antigua in 49 days. Mo and her fellow crew members, including her daughter became the fastest female trio to complete the challenge.
  • The 25th National Television Awards took place earlier this week. Ant and Dec won the ‘Best Presenter’ award for the 19th year in a row, while Jesy Nelson’s Odd One Out documentary surrounding online trolling and mental health won the ‘Factual’ award.

Image of the week

Excavators work at the construction site of a new hospital being build in Wuhan, China amid the breakout of Coronavirus. The city which is at the centre of the breakout are set to build a 1,000 bed hospital in just 10 days.

Image: AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian

Feature image: The Guardian