Day: May 24, 2020

Boris Johnson has 'trashed' Government advice by defending Dominic Cummings, advisors say

May 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has undermined efforts to get the public to stick to lockdown rules by defending his chief adviser Dominic Cummings, Government advisors have said. Mr Cummings is accused of breaking lockdown rules after it emerged on Friday he […]

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Brawl at women's prison in Honduras leaves six dead and two injured

May 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Six prisoners have died and two have been injured after a brawl at a women’s prison in Honduras, authorities have said. The incident started on Saturday night in the National Women’s Penitentiary for Social Adaptation, said Jose Gonzalez, the […]

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Virgin Orbit: Historic test flight of LauncherOne vehicle delayed due to equipment problems

May 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Virgin Orbit has delayed the historic first orbital test flight of its LauncherOne vehicle due to equipment problems. The vehicle, designed to deliver small satellites into orbit, had been due to take off from the Mojave Air and Space […]

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Dominic Cummings 'reported to police' as ex-police chief says he 'broke law'

May 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Dominic Cummings has been reported to police after allegedly breaching lockdown rules by travelling more than 250 miles to Durham, according to reports. Conservative MPs had been baying for Mr Johnson to dispense with Mr Cummings after it emerged […]

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Aya Hachem shooting: Sixth person charged with murdering law student in Blackburn

May 24, 2020

A sixth person has been charged with murdering 19-year-old law student Aya Hachem. Innocent bystander Miss Hachem, 19, was gunned down as she walked to a supermarket near her home in Blackburn last Sunday. The first of two shots fired from a passing vehicle hit a building but the second hit the teenager in the […]

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Cummings acted ‘responsibly and legally’: PM backs his top aide

May 24, 2020

Boris Johnson has stuck by his top aide Dominic Cummings, saying he “followed the instincts of every father and every parent” and “I do not mark him down for that”. The prime minister insisted his special adviser had “acted responsibly and legally and with integrity” after facing criticism for travelling from London to Durham during […]

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Man arrested after young child stabbed in northwest London

May 24, 2020

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a young child was stabbed in northwest London. Police said they were not disclosing the age or gender of the child who was attacked in Brent. Officers were called to an address on Larch Road at around 1pm on Friday where they found the […]

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'If Dominic Cummings doesn't resign, I will': ICU doctor says PM aide's lockdown breaking 'spits in face' of NHS staff

May 24, 2020

Either Dominic Cummings resigns or I do, a doctor working in a coronavirus intensive care unit has said. Dr Dominic Pimenta, a London-based cardiology registrar, said the government advisor – who is accused of breaking lockdown rules – “spits in the face of all our efforts”. “This is me right now heading back into the […]

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'I felt the government was coming after my colleagues': Syrian NHS cleaner on why he spoke out against 'unjust' policy for migrant staff

May 24, 2020

“My colleagues were talking about it and I could see the bewilderment on their faces,” Hassan Akkad, an NHS cleaner, says. “Because how could you justify it?” The Syrian national found out about a plan to exclude migrant cleaners, porters and social care workers who die in the coronavirus pandemic – which has now been […]

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Low-income households denied coronavirus support by benefit cap

May 24, 2020

Benefits have increased for the poorest households but the Department for Work and Pensions has kept the cap at the same level. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Tens of thousands of poor households are being denied extra support designed to ease the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, after being hit by the government’s benefit cap. The number […]

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