Day: June 2, 2020

Large parts of London could be pedestrianised to help pubs and bars survive

June 2, 2020

The streets of Soho, normally alive with tourists cramming themselves into bars and restaurants, have resembled a ghost town for months. Once thriving hospitality businesses were forced shut in March, and it’s feared many will stay closed when the lockdown is eventually lifted. But with restaurants, bars and cafes expected to reopen in July, a […]

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Manhunt for four white men who racially abused black woman in Hampstead Heath

June 2, 2020

A manhunt has been launched after a black woman was racially abused by four white men as she walked through Hampstead Heath. The victim, who is in her mid-20s, had been near the Highgate’s Men’s Pond when the men approached her just before 9pm on Sunday. They launched a torrent of racist abuse, leaving her […]

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UK coronvirus LIVE: Death toll jumps by 324 as weekend press conferences in Downing Street to be scrapped

June 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The weekend Downing Street press conferences are being scrapped due to “significantly lower” viewing figures, amid growing questions over the Government’s handling of the epidemic. The news comes as the number of people who have died after testing positive […]

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David McAtee shooting: Louisville police chief fired over fatal shooting of barbecue restaurant owner in Kentucky

June 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A police chief in Kentucky has been sacked after it emerged that officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black restaurant owner had failed to activate their body cameras. Steve Conrad, chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department, […]

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 324 as total hits 39,369

June 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The number of people who have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus has risen by 324 in the last 24 hours. The Department of Health said 39,369 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community […]

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Dominic Cummings 'undermined efforts' to reduce spread of coronavirus, MPs claim as they return to Westminster

June 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates MPs have aired their frustrations over the lockdown trip made by the Prime Minister’s top adviser Dominic Cummings. Following the Whitsun recess, Tuesday was the first time MPs could speak in the Commons about Mr Cummings’ trip from London […]

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MPs' anger as they are forced to queue in Jacob Rees-Mogg's 'conga line'

June 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates MPs told of their anger as they were forced to queue in a “conga line” in order to vote on a proposal to end virtual voting. Politicians posted photos, videos and selfies on social media showing rope pens snaking […]

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A beautiful love story filled with sadness, joy, swans and big blue Ikea bags

June 2, 2020

A swan has found love again after personal tragedy, in a story that took place on London’s Hampstead Heath. It’s a moving tale that can give hope to the lonely – but we’d like to to hand over to the team who run the park to tell it, as they have done such a good […]

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