Sea shanty singer quits postman job for music career after inspiring viral trend
The postman behind the viral sea shanty trend on TikTok has quit his day jobto pursue a career in music.
Nathan Evans, 26, from Airdrie, Scotland, hasbeen singing sea shanties on the video-sharing social network since July 2020,but it was his rendition of The Wellerman in December that went worldwide.With more than 7.5 million views and Andrew Lloyd Webber among the celebritiesto record themselves singing along with Mr Evans, the former postie has becomethe face of the modern day shanty.
Focus on healthcare for ethnic minority communities must continue and improve once the coronavirus pandemic is over, a doctor has said.Dr Faith Uwadiae, an immunologist at the Crick Institute in London, is one of a number of experts to have joined Team Halo, a UN-supportive initiative which is using TikTok to spread positive messages about the Covid vaccines and tackle misinformation.
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A feud between Scottish leaders past and present is threatening the possibility of Scottish independence. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been defending how she has handled her predecessor's sexual assault case. Adam Reed reports.
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has begun giving evidence at the Holyrood inquiry into her government's unlawful investigation of Alex Salmond. In her opening statement, Ms Sturgeon admitted that a "very serious mistake" was made into the investigation of the complaints against Alex Salmond. "To women were failed and tax payers money was lost; I deeply regret that", she said. Ms Sturgeon, who is facing calls to resign, admitted that her actions "deserve to be scrutinised". Mr Salmond has accused Ms Sturgeon of misleading parliament over when she first knew of the allegations against him and says the First Minister did break ministerial code. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn