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T oday's Google Doodle honours Frank Bailey, the first full-time black firefighter of post-war London. According to the London Fire Brigade (LFB), he was the first full time black firefighter in London, and possibly the first in the country. The Google Doodle, illustrated by West Yorkshire-based guest artist Nicole Miles, pays tribute to the firefighter and social worker who fought for equal rights. After being told that black people "were not employed by the fire service", Mr Bailey was inspired to join the West Ham Fire Brigade in 1955. After leaving the Brigade in 1965, Mr Bailey became a social worker and the first black legal adviser to youths at Marylebone Magistrates Court.
"I immediately recognised racism and said I'm going to apply to be a firefighter and see if they find me unfit. She said: "Years after he left the fire service, right up until he died, he carried on encouraging young, black firefighters to get involved in politics. "He was full of stories about using solidarity and determination to bring about change in his many different roles – as a medical assistant at a hospital in New York, and in London as a trade unionist, a firefighter, a psychiatric social worker, a warden at a social club for ex-soldiers, and an advocate for young black men appearing in court. Kent will be placed into into tier three when lockdown ends, it has been confirmed. The news come after weeks of speculation, and calls to break the restrictions down into district, rather than county levels.
The government announced two days ago that restrictions will be relaxed in all tiers for five daysfrom Wednseday December 23 to Sunday December 27. Covid Tier 3 restrictions at a glance Any hopeful tourists should bear in mind which countries are in a travel corridor and which aren't before going on holiday, to avoid being forced to quarantine upon returning home. More than 40 people have been fined recently for numerous attempts to cross the channel during lockdown, and police have warned that more will come for anyone found to be "blatantly ignoring" Covid-19 restrictions. Yes, as long as you stick to social distancing and bubble guidelines. The only way spectators can watch live sport in tier three is through a drive-in – and of course will have to adhere to social bubble guidelines within that.
However, there is a chance the county finds itself placed in a new tier before Christmas. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "Thanks to the hard work and sacrifice made by people up and down the country, we are able to move out of national lockdown and into more targeted local, tiered restrictions. "I know for those of you faced with tier three restrictions this will be a particularly difficult time but I want to reassure you that we'll be supporting your areas with mass community testing and extra funding. When and how to watch: What to know about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade celebration is still on this year, though like most things amid the coronavirus pandemic, there will be some key differences, among them: the only way to watch will be on television or online. Watching the Macy's parade 2020 on TV is a Thanksgiving tradition in many households, and even though many people will be skipping gatherings or are doing so on Zoom, the Macy's parade can be a reminder of some amount of normalcy in an abnormal year. There won't be spectators in person, but viewers can still watch at home Thursday morning online or live on NBC. Here's how, where and what time to watch the Macy's parade: What time is the parade today in NYC? The 94th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will start at 9 a.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 26, in New York City. When and how to watch the Macy's parade today Watch the Macy's parade live on NBC, Thursday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones. You can also watch the parade online via the Verizon and NBC live stream on YouTube. Will people be watching the Macy's parade in person? While the festivities have historically drawn massive crowds to the streets of Manhattan — there were about 3.5 million in-person spectators along the 2.5-mile parade route in 2019 — this year, all activity will be focused on the Herald Square area of Midtown, and the only way to watch will be on television. "For New Yorkers who typically see it live and in person, this change for them is that they are going to experience it the same way the rest of the country experiences it," said Susan Tercero, executive producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "But I think for the rest of country, it's not going to be too different. They might have some differences in that we're going to see some social distancing. But it's still going to be the parade they know and love." What celebrities will perform at the Macy's parade? In addition, dancers from the New York City Ballet and the casts of Broadway shows "Hamilton," "Jagged Little Pill," "Ain't Too Proud" and "Mean Girls" will perform, marking a return to the spotlight following Broadway's COVID-caused shutdown in mid-March. What will be different about the Macy's parade amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Additionally, no parade participants this year will be younger than 18, and previously-selected high school and college marching bands will perform in 2021 while locally-based professional marching and musical ensembles will be heard this year, according to a news release. Macy's parade balloons and floats Speaking of the balloons, the 2020 parade will offer plenty of new attractions for viewers, including a 48-feet-tall inflatable "Boss Baby" and Red Titan from the YouTube series "Ryan's World." There also will be parade floats for animated legends Tom and Jerry ahead of their 2021 return to the silver screen; the new "Christmas in Town Square" float inspired by Lifetime's "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" holiday film extravaganza; and "Her Future is STEMsational," a float presented by Olay celebrating women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Where can I get more details about the Macy's parade? For more details on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, visit macys.com/social/parade. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Like all things 2020, Thanksgiving looks a lot different this year. Behind barriers in Herald Square, a glimpse of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats getting into position makes this finally feel like the holidays. "Had a lot of difficulties, so felt like it was important for us to bring back a sense of normalcy to ensure that we are there for everyone Thanksgiving morning," Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Executive Producer Susan Tercero told CBS2. This year, Macy's is having what it calls a reimagined celebration — still with balloons and performances, but without the in-person crowds for what's become a TV-only event. MORE: No Balloons, No Bars: New Yorkers Kick Off Holiday Season Like No Other Without Usual Thanksgiving Eve Traditions "Normally, the night before Thanksgiving in this neighborhood there are thousands of people, there are line around the block," said Upper West Side resident Tracie Holder. "I'm scared I'm going to way overcook the turkey, so that's my biggest fear," Flatiron resident Andrew Luher said. MORE: Despite COVID Warnings, Many Still Traveling This Thanksgiving: 'There's Nothing That's Going To Stop Me From Seeing My Family' "The family cannot come over tomorrow, because we want to play it safe," said Jamaica resident Juliet Ewers-Wolf. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK