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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Apr 2019

Macron: we will rebuild Notre Dame cathedral

France’s President Emmanuel Macron vowed yesterday that the spire and roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which collapsed in a huge blaze yesterday, will be rebuilt. One of the country’s richest men, Francois-Henri Pinault, has already pledged €100m (£86m) towards the billions that restoring the 850-year-old landmark will cost.

London climate protests: police make 113 arrests

Police have arrested 113 people in London for obstructing busy city-centre roads in a protest for climate change action led by the group Extinction Rebellion. Activists camped overnight after blocking routes yesterday. Police began moving people from Waterloo Bridge in the early hours of this morning, on public order offences.

One fifth of teachers ‘want out within two years’

A poll by the Education Union suggests that almost one fifth of teachers expect to leave the profession within the next two years, with the high workload and “excessive” accountability cited as reasons, along with Ofsted inspections and school league tables. The survey also found that two fifths plan to leave within five years.

Trump faces Republican challenge for presidency

The first Republican who intends to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency of the US in 2020 has declared. Bill Weld is a former governor of Massachusetts who stood as the Libertarian candidate for the vice-presidency in 2016. The 73-year-old faces an “uphill struggle” to take over a party “refashioned” in Trump’s image, the BBC says.

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Source:: The Week – All news


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