Day: June 5, 2020

Prince William reveals he has been a helpline counsellor for people in crisis

June 5, 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have video called people across the UK to mark Volunteers’ Week. Prince William and Kate spoke to volunteers from two organisations, Conscious Youth, which supports young people in Kirklees in West Yorkshire, and Machynlleth Community Corona Response in Powys, Wales, which was set up to help vulnerable people during […]

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Woman told her 'F*** Boris' T-shirt is illegal by police

June 5, 2020

A woman wearing a “F*** Boris” T-shirt was stopped by British Transport Police in central London and told her clothing was against the law. Footage uploaded to YouTube on Thursday claims the unidentified woman was leaving the Black Lives Matter protest on Wednesday when she was approached by two officers. In the footage, filmed at […]

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Hydroxychloroquine has no benefit against Covid-19, major trial finds

June 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A malaria drug that has been tested as a treatment for coronavirus has no benefit for patients being treated for Covid-19, one of the world’s largest trials has found. Professor Peter Horby and Professor Martin Landray, chief investigators of […]

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Public should wear face coverings when social distancing not possible, new WHO advice says

June 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates New advice from the World Health Organisation encourages people to wear face coverings in public where social distancing is not possible. The WHO previously stressed there was no evidence that wearing a mask by healthy people in the wider […]

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'Morale boosting' therapy llama shows up at Black Lives Matter protest

June 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A llama has been hailed as a “morale booster” after it showed up at a Black Lives Matter protest. As demonstrations take place around the world following the death of George Floyd in police custody , a group in […]

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Matt Hancock urges coronavirus survivors to 'step forward' and donate blood plasma

June 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Health Secretary has urged people who have recovered from coronavirus to “step forward” and donate their blood plasma. Matt Hancock made the appeal as he revealed he donated antibodies before leading the daily Downing Street press conference on […]

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'Close the window!' Moment tourist is left regretting leaning out of window to pet lion

June 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates This is the moment a lion lets a tourist know how they feel about being petted as they mind their own business. The video, filmed in the Serengeti, is titled: “Still the dumbest tourist ever?” It is not clear […]

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‘Evil predator’ jailed after posing as girl to entice boys to send naked pictures

June 5, 2020

A man described as an “evil predator” has been jailed for posing online as a teenage girl to entice hundreds of boys into sending naked photos of themselves. James Utting, from Hampshire, pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court to 43 offences of possessing and distributing indecent images of children. The 36-year-old also pleaded guilty to […]

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Policeman stops woman in street for wearing ‘f**k Boris’ T-shirt

June 5, 2020

Lawyers have questioned a police officer’s decision to confront an actor in the streets of London for wearing a T-shirt saying ‘F**k Boris’. Jessie-Lu Flynn said she felt like she’d stepped into a ‘totalitarian regime’ as she was stopped in Regent Street after leaving Wednesday’s Black Lives Matter protest at Trafalgar Square. In a video […]

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Tree mapping app blossoms as city-dwellers seek out nature in lockdown

June 5, 2020

An online mapping tool featuring the location and species of more than 700,000 trees in London has had a fiftyfold increase in visitors to its site since the coronavirus lockdown measures were put in place. The founders of TreeTalk, which creates a walk specific to a user’s location and identifies trees on the route, say […]

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