National Geographic
National Geographic 14 Jan 2021

The Collapse of West Virginia's Silver Bridge


The myth of the Mothman gained immense popularity after the collapse of West Virginia's Silver Bridge in 1928. Sam Sheridan decides to investigate what exactly happened that resulted in the collapse of the Silver Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

The bongs of Big Ben at at 23:00 GMT at the Palace of Westminster in London have signalled the UK's departure from EU trading rules.

The trade deal was agreed by the two sides on Christmas Eve, and passed by MPs on Wednesday. It means changes to UK rules on travel, trade, immigration and security. Big Ben has been being undergoing restoration work since 2017, but the chimes were turned back on for the historic day.
Following Joe Biden's inauguration, the Democrats will have control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, but the extremely delicate majority in the Senate means even one single Democratic senator could potentially count if sides decide to follow party lines. The tight margin has thrown one particular Senator in the spotlight: West Virginia's Joe Manchin, known as the most conservative Democrat in the Upper chamber.
It's hoped they're the beginning of the end of the pandemic.
But public anxiety over the safety of cornavirus vaccines could undermine that goal.
All eyes are now on how the western world's first coronavirus mass innoculation programme will work out in the UK.
The nation has started rolling out the first doses of Pfizer-Biontech's vaccine against covid-19.
90-year-old Margaret Keenan was the first person to receive the jab.
The elderly, care home wrokers and healthcare staff have been prioritised to receive the 800,000 shots now available.
But will sceptics be persuaded to take the vaccine?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Anna Blakney, Research Fellow and bioengineer at Imperial College London
Azeddine Ibrahimi, Professor of Medical Biotechnology at Mohammed V University of Rabat.
Sterghios Moschos, Molecular Virologist at Northumbria University
Dwight Gayle and Jacob Murphy make their mark off the bench, linking up brilliantly to reestablish Newcastle's lead against West Brom in the closing minutes.

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