Day: June 15, 2020

Imperial College to begin human trials for COVID-19 vaccine

June 15, 2020

Scientists at Imperial College London are preparing to begin human trials this week on a potential coronavirus vaccine. A total of 300 healthy people will be given two doses of the vaccine, which has been found during animal testing to cause higher levels of antibodies to COVID-19 than normally produced in those who have the […]

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Experts will still appear at coronavirus briefings – but ‘perhaps not every day’

June 15, 2020

Medical and scientific advisers will continue to appear at the government’s coronavirus briefings – but “perhaps not on a daily basis”. Dominic Raab was asked about why the weekly appearances by experts have reduced since the beginning of the month. The foreign secretary, who appeared alone at Monday’s COVID-19 news briefing in Downing Street, said: […]

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New photos show lead-up to moment Patrick Hutchinson rescued injured white man

June 15, 2020

New images have cast light on the altercation at Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protests that led black activist Patrick Hutchinson to step in and rescue an injured white man. The man appeared to be surrounded in a tense confrontation outside the Southbank Centre in London, in which some protesters tried to attack him while others […]

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Iconic ‘Pink Gin Lady’ seen sipping rosé in the sun with a towel on her head

June 15, 2020

An iconic woman dubbed ‘Pink Gin Lady’ has been spotted out in London almost exactly one year after she was first seen drinking from a wine glass on the Tube. The classy Londoner went viral last year for sipping pink gin as she sat on the Northern Line in an all black outfit, which was […]

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Man given 14-day jail term for urinating near PC Keith Palmer plaque

June 15, 2020

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for outraging public decency after urinating beside the memorial to a murdered police officer outside parliament. Andrew Banks, of Stansted, Essex, was photographed on Saturday morning relieving himself next to a plaque erected in memory of PC Keith Palmer during demonstrations in Parliament Square […]

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Toddler shot in head survived after bullet ‘missed his artery by millimetre’

June 15, 2020

The grandmother of a two-year-old boy who survived being shot in the head at close range has revealed the bullet missed an artery by a millimetre. Lillian Serunkuma gave her first-hand account of the attack for the first time since the toddler, his mother and two others with them were shot in Harlesden, London on […]

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‘I could so easily have died’: Wretch 32’s father on being shot with Taser

June 15, 2020

A 62-year-old black man – the father of rapper Wretch 32 – who was shot with a Taser inside his home by police before he fell and lost consciousness, has said officers did not search his house for drugs despite claiming the raid was part of a drugs operation. Millard Scott was shot with a […]

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Ian Taylor: Trader who transformed Vitol into an oil powerhouse

June 15, 2020

Ian Taylor, the trader who helped shape the modern oil market by transforming a small Dutch fuel merchant called Vitol Group into one of the world’s biggest commodity houses, has died. “It is with great sadness that Vitol today announces the death of its chairman and former CEO, Ian Taylor, from pneumonia, following a long […]

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Man who helped rescue white far-right protester says ‘we just did what we could’

June 15, 2020

The organiser of a London-based protection group who were pictured saving a white man during a far-right protest, said they ‘just did what we could’ to save his life. Pierre Noah, 47, who heads up protection group Ark Security, admitted that if his team had not rescued the injured man, he would have ‘one hundred […]

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SNP MP Amy Callaghan, 28, undergoes emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage

June 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates SNP MP Amy Callaghan is recovering in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage, according to a statement posted on Twitter. The MP for East Dunbartonshire was found collapsed at home by her partner, and has undergone emergency neurosurgery. The […]

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