Day: May 21, 2020

UK coronavirus LIVE: Brits applaud NHS heroes in latest clap for carers as official death toll passes 36,000

May 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Brits have taken to their doorsteps to cheer healthcare workers for the latest Clap for our Carers after Boris Johnson made the U-turn decision to removed the NHS surcharge for foreign staff. Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that […]

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Ilford stabbing: Two men seriously injured in 'linked' knife attacks in east London

May 21, 2020

Two men have been rushed to hospital after two stabbings in east London which are believed to be linked. Police were called to Roden Street in Ilford at 7.15pm on Thursday to a reports of a stabbing. Officers and paramedics attended and found a man suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to hospital and […]

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Prince William highlights the long-term impact lockdown could have on young people in the UK

May 21, 2020

The hottest luxury and A List news The Duke of Cambridge has said he is particularly worried about the long-term effects of the lockdown on young people. In a video call to Northern Irish care providers, Prince William said “we’re all muddling through this period” but the effects on children’s mental health would come later. […]

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William and Kate turn bingo hosts in surprise virtual visit to care home

May 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge turned bingo hosts for the first time in a surprise virtual visit to a care home. The royal couple joined residents at the Shire Hall Care Home, in Cardiff, via a video call […]

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Britain comes together to clap for carers on Covid frontline – as it happened

May 21, 2020

8.31pm BST20:31 That’s the end of our UK live coverage for tonight, please follow worldwide developments on our global blog. Thanks for reading and writing in. 8.23pm BST20:23 Jedidajah Otte According to the BBC, “millions of people” were clapping across the country tonight, among them 100-year-old Dabirul Choudhury, from St Albans, who’s raised over £177,000 […]

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Aya Hachem shooting: 13 people in custody after 19-year-old law student fatally shot

May 21, 2020

Thirteen people are being held in custody after a 19-year-old student was shot dead in the street as she walked to a Lidl supermarket. Police said they have been “working round the clock” to find out who killed Aya Hachem in a drive-by shooting in Blackburn on Sunday. Miss Hachem, described by her family as […]

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Brits flock to beaches again as temperatures soar during lockdown

May 21, 2020

Families have flocked to the seaside today as large swathes of the UK are blessed with clear skies and plenty of sunshine. While coronavirus lockdown measures still apply, Britons are now allowed to travel to tourist hotspots to picnic and sunbathe, provided they respect social distancing measures by staying two metres away from other households. […]

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Coronavirus: London mayor Sadiq Khan considering making face masks mandatory on public transport

May 21, 2020

Sadiq Khan has announced that he is considering making face masks mandatory for those using Transport for London services in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. The mayor has previously urged Londoners to wear face coverings and said he will “continue to try and lobby the government” on making them compulsory across the […]

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Sworn at in the supermarket – what it’s really like to work for a foodbank during Covid-19

May 21, 2020

Everything should have been fine: I had the letter of permission, I spoke to the manager upon arriving, I was careful not to take too much. But I was still harassed while shopping for supplies in my foodbank fleece. A shopper started to swear at me as I put essentials in my trolley – UHT […]

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