New York Times: In Tackling Coronavirus, Scotland Asserts Its Separateness From England

New York Times: In Tackling Coronavirus, Scotland Asserts Its Separateness From England. “There was nothing particularly festive about Nicola Sturgeon’s recent visit to the Cold Town House, a newly reopened Edinburgh pub, but maybe that was the point. Sipping coffee and surveying plexiglass dividers, Ms. Sturgeon, the leader of Scotland’s government, warned customers not to expect the jolly, sweaty intimacy of nightlife before the coronavirus pandemic.”

Phys .org: New evidence helps form digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine

Phys .org: New evidence helps form digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine. “The shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, the most important pilgrimage destination in medieval England—visited for hundreds of years by pilgrims seeking miraculous healing—has been digitally reconstructed for the public, according to how experts believe it appeared before its destruction.”

Coronavirus: Three England pubs close after positive tests (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Three England pubs close after positive tests. “A number of pubs in England have shut after customers tested positive for coronavirus. At least three establishments announced they had shut their doors again just days after reopening at the weekend. They were among hundreds of venues that welcomed customers after three months as lockdown measures were eased – most apparently with no problem.”

Silicon Republic: Courtsdesk receives £70,000 to build legal database for UK journalists

Silicon Republic: Courtsdesk receives £70,000 to build legal database for UK journalists. “Dublin-based Courtsdesk has received £70,000 in funding to build a service supplying listings and outcomes of criminal court cases to journalists in the UK.”

Liverpool: Crowds celebrating title win despite coronavirus fears ‘told to leave’ (BBC)

BBC: Liverpool: Crowds celebrating title win despite coronavirus fears ‘told to leave’. “Football fans who gathered in Liverpool for a second night after their team netted the Premier League title have been asked to leave by police. A dispersal order was issued around the city centre after groups came out again on Friday to celebrate Liverpool’s first title win in 30 years.”

Coronavirus: Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July. “Cinemas, museums and galleries will be able to reopen in England from 4 July, Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Tuesday as he outlines a further easing of coronavirus restrictions. Venues closed since the middle of March will be able to welcome visitors as long as safety measures are in place.”

The FA: As New English Women’s Football Archive Launches, Do You Have Anything Of Interest?

The FA: As New English Women’s Football Archive Launches, Do You Have Anything Of Interest?. “The history of the women’s game in England is set to be brought to life for the first time thanks to an innovative digital archive project which will create a new virtual exhibition, celebrating historical moments in the development of women’s football.”

The Guardian: Covid-19 spreading too fast to lift lockdown in England – Sage advisers

The Guardian: Covid-19 spreading too fast to lift lockdown in England – Sage advisers. “Government advisers have voiced unease over the decision to lift England’s lockdown while thousands of people a day are still becoming infected with the coronavirus, warning that loosening restrictions could easily lead to a second wave. ‘We cannot relax our guard by very much at all,’ said John Edmunds, a professor of infectious disease modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who attends meetings of Sage, the scientific advisory group on emergencies.”

Pitchfork: Beatles’ Iconic Abbey Road Crosswalk Gets Repainted Because Nobody Is Outside

Pitchfork: Beatles’ Iconic Abbey Road Crosswalk Gets Repainted Because Nobody Is Outside. “A London municipal crew was able to repaint the crosswalk in front of Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles shot the cover to their 1969 album. The area’s usual heavy foot traffic—which you can watch live on a webcam—has been drastically reduced by the city’s social-distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which made the update possible according to NBC News.”

Hampshire Chronicle: Nine decades of Winchester Cathedral Record goes online

Hampshire Chronicle: Nine decades of Winchester Cathedral Record goes online. “The Friends of Winchester Cathedral have published The Winchester Cathedral Record annually since 1931. Every edition has now been scanned and placed online in a new open access as part of the Friends’ 90th anniversary celebration next year.”

Adam Matthew: Adam Matthew Digital announces publication of ‘Poverty, Philanthropy and Social Conditions in Victorian Britain’

Adam Matthew: Adam Matthew Digital announces publication of ‘Poverty, Philanthropy and Social Conditions in Victorian Britain’. “Adam Matthew Digital has today announced the publication of ‘Poverty, Philanthropy and Social Conditions in Victorian Britain ’, a vital resource for the study and teaching of life in Victorian Britain. With material drawn from the British Library, the National Archives, UK and the Family Welfare Association Library housed at Senate House Library, UK, this unique collection offers insight and perspective on welfare reform and the social tensions surrounding poverty at the time.”

Daily Mail: Church of England to launch a ‘Google Maps for graves’ within five years enabling family historians to search for burial records and locations in an online database

Daily Mail is not a resource I link to often, but in this case…. Daily Mail: Church of England to launch a ‘Google Maps for graves’ within five years enabling family historians to search for burial records and locations in an online database. “Thousands of cemeteries across the UK will be imaged and mapped over the next five years to create a comprehensive database of British burial sites. The Church of England project hopes to immortalise the tombs of millions of people buried in Anglican graveyards as well as those interred on unconsecrated land.”

Find. Map. Save: join the search to save thousands of miles of lost historic paths (Ramblers)

Ramblers: Find. Map. Save: join the search to save thousands of miles of lost historic paths. “An estimated 10,000 miles of historic paths – the equivalent of the distance from London to Sydney – are thought to be missing from the map in England and Wales. These historic paths are a vital part of our heritage, describing how people have travelled over the centuries, yet if they are not claimed by 2026, we risk losing them forever. We want to build a movement of ‘citizen geographers’ to help find all these missing rights of way before it’s too late.”

Layers of London: the latest (British Library)

British Library: Layers of London: the latest. “Layers of London, a website home to more than 200 georeferenced maps of London and 1000s of crowdsourced histories, have now launched the latest pillar of their mission, the Layermaker, where anyone can log in to try their hand at georeferencing one (or one thousand) of these aerial images of London. Using the same platform as the British Library’s georeferencer, the user friendly tool makes it simple for anyone to contribute to this project.”