Day: May 28, 2020

Two men die after being pulled from water in Bath

May 28, 2020

Two men have died after being pulled from water in Bath. Avon and Somerset Police were called at 4.12pm on Thursday after concerns were raised about two people in the water near Toll Bridge Road in the city. Two men were pulled out by water rescue teams from the Avon and Somerset Fire & Rescue […]

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Harry Dunn’s family seek prosecution against Dominic Raab over Anne Sacoolas case

May 28, 2020

The family of Harry Dunn are bringing a private criminal prosecution against Dominic Raab, claiming that the foreign secretary broke the law in his dealings with the case. Mr Dunn was killed while riding his motorcycle last August in a head-on collision with American Anne Sacoolas. The diplomat’s wife had pulled out on to the […]

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Help the Hungry: Even at half term, families queue for food in school playground

May 28, 2020

It is half term at Willow Primary School on the Broadwater Farm estate, but this means very little to the families queueing outside for food, some surviving day to day on as little as £1.42 per child. Since last September, the school has received food donations for an informal food bank it runs in the […]

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Beast of Billionaire’s Row ‘eating rich people’s pets for eight months’

May 28, 2020

A big cat dubbed the ‘Beast of Billionaire’s Row’ has allegedly savaged a kitten and could be staying alive by feeding on rich people’s pets. Earlier this week, police deployed armed officers and a helicopter to track down the cat, but officers have since scaled down their search, saying it poses ‘no danger’ to the […]

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The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

May 28, 2020

A woman living in a block of flats which could go up in flames at any moment has described how its residents feel ‘completely trapped’ during the coronavirus crisis. Ritu Saha, 44, is spending lockdown in a 10-storey privately-owned block of flats in Bromley, south London, where waking watchmen are on patrol 24 hours a […]

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Courier firm accused of targeting union activists for redundancy

May 28, 2020

A courier company that delivers coronavirus samples for testing has been plunged into an industrial dispute over the dismissal of staff who claim they are being victimised for trade union and whistleblowing activities. The confrontation at the Doctors Laboratory (TDL) in London relates to 10 cycle and walking couriers who have been told they are […]

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How will the test, track and trace app work?

May 28, 2020

A mobile app to try and control the spread of coronavirus will be ready in weeks to be used by the whole of the UK, an NHS executive has said. The app, called test, track and trace, was trialled first on the Isle of Wight from May 5. NHSX chief executive Matthew Gould has said […]

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Keir Starmer ramps up pressure on Boris Johnson saying PM failed to do 'the right thing' when Dominic Cummings 'broke rules'

May 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Sir Keir Starmer has ramped up the pressure on Boris Johnson over the Dominic Cummings controversy, saying the Prime Minister failed to do the “right thing” after his top aide “broke the rules”. The Labour leader said the Prime […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Lockdown easing plans to be revealed as test and trace system launched amid mounting Tory anger over Dominic Cummings

May 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Government is set to lay out the next steps for easing the coronavirus lockdown in England, as ministers roll out the new test and trace system – seen as key to relaxing the restrictions. NHS Test and Trace […]

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George Floyd death: Minneapolis protests descend into chaos with one man shot dead nearby as police fire rubber bullets from rooftops

May 28, 2020

Thousands protesting over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody , have clashed with riot officers firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis, with one man shot dead near to the scene. Crowds of protesters took to the streets on Tuesday after a video was shared on social media showing […]

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