At an Oxfam shop in Haringey, north London, a volunteer was rearranging the window display. “People have been very nice and supportive,” she said, looking back on a week that has left the charity in turmoil. “The negative effect will be on the people we support.”The mood of her response – slightly defensive, fearful and full of foreboding – will be shared in Oxfam and other charity shops up and down Britain this weekend. To call the last 10 days hellish seems like an understatement.
The British embassy in Washington backtracked on promises to host a session of the parliamentary inquiry into fake news, because of worries it might offend Donald Trump, the Observer has learned. Barely a week before MPs from the digital, culture, media and sport committee were due to arrive in Washington for the historic session on 8 February, they were informed in a letter from foreign office minister Alan Duncan that they would have to find a new venue.
A global donor conference has pledged almost $30bn (£21bn) to help Iraq rebuild after the ravages of Islamic State, about a third of what the country estimates it will need long term. The money is a mix of grants, loans and investment promises, with neighbours Kuwait, Turkey and Saudi Arabia among the biggest donors, along with nearby Qatar. The US, which occupied Iraq from 2003 to 2011 and led the air war against Isis, was notable by its absence, however.
@TheresaAFallon Depends which bit of central London! If you are checked in online hand baggage only and going from somewhere near Paddington (so can get Heathrow Express), or Piccadilly line should be fine. If you want to check baggage a little tight prob
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