There’s something we can’t get away from this week, and that’s the spread of Coronavirus. It’s been all over the news, and there’s a chance you may be worn out by all the coverage, but if you travel between the US and UK or have Transatlantic links, there are some updates that are best to be aware of. Firstly, the UK isn’t affected by Donald Trump’s European travel ban, and secondly, neither are US Citizens. However, the knock on effect of flight cancellations is likely to cause delays, both in passenger travel and international mail. Additionally, the White House say US travelers from Europe will be diverted to particular airports, which could change itineraries. The best advice is to keep calm, stay aware, and remain vigilant.
Now that’s out of the way... This week, we speak with Mr Boogie Woogie, Ben Waters, who is teaming up with the iconic Ronnie Wood to celebrate the music of Chuck Berry. We also preview the Alfred Cohen art exhibition, delving into the history of the American who made his name in the UK. There’s also a very moving first vignette in a series of articles by the Cambridge American Cemetery, revealing the stories of ordinary Americans who did extraordinary things during World War Two.
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