Day: June 19, 2020

A third of care home residents still waiting for COVID-19 tests

June 19, 2020

A third of care home residents haven’t been tested for COVID-19, despite government promises that all residents and staff would be tested by “early June”. New research from The Data Analysis Bureau (T-Dab) suggests that while testing has risen in the last month, many residents are still missing out. In May, Health Secretary Matt Hancock […]

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Rashford takes a knee and raises fist in return to football after forcing govt U-turn

June 19, 2020

Marcus Rashford joined fellow players in showing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement as he returned to action for Manchester United, just days after forcing a government U-turn. The striker took to the pitch at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for his side’s first Premier League match in four months. And he was joined […]

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UCL renames three facilities that honoured prominent eugenicists

June 19, 2020

London university removes names of Francis Galton and Karl Pearson from two lecture theatres and a building Francis Galton coined the term eugenics in 1883 and endowed UCL with his personal collection and archive. Photograph: Corbis via Getty Images UCL has renamed two lecture theatres and a building that honoured the prominent eugenicists Francis Galton […]

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Doctors, a nurse, a charity worker: eight of the lives lost on UK’s worst day of pandemic

June 19, 2020

Dr Edmond Adedeji, 62 Edmond Adedeji. Adedeji was a locum registrar in the emergency department at Great Western hospital in Swindon. He died after being cared for in the intensive care unit, having tested positive for Covid-19. Adedeji, left behind a wife, three children and three grandchildren. His family said: “We as a family are […]

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Education chiefs slam Boris Johnson over 'poorly targeted' school catch-up fund

June 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Education leaders have hit out at a “poorly targeted” billion-pound fund from the Government to help children whose studies have been affected by school closures under lockdown. Most of the fund will be given evenly to state primary and […]

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Top Foreign Office mandarin Simon McDonald 'forced to step down' before departmental 'super' merger

June 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Foreign Office’s most senior civil servant has been forced to step down ahead of the department’s merger with the Department for International Development (DfiD). Earlier this week the Prime Minister announced that the Foreign Office (FCO) and DfiD […]

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Labour Party suspends members after anti-Semitism dossier leak 'to protect integrity' of internal probe

June 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Labour Party has suspended some of its members after a confidential report into anti-Semitism during Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as leader was leaked, it was revealed today. The party was plunged in bitter infighting in April – just days […]

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Germany reports highest daily rise in coronavirus cases in a month

June 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Germany has reported its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases in a month. The country has so far managed to contain its Covid-19 outbreak better than other large nations in Europe. But the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease control […]

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Scotland Yard urges Black Lives Matter protesters: Stay at home to stop virus

June 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Scotland Yard has urged demonstrators to stay at home ahead of planned Black Lives Matter protests in London this weekend. Protesters are set to meet at Parliament at 2pm on Saturday for a “Black Tie march”. It comes as […]

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Three in hospital after huge explosion causes fire at factory

June 19, 2020

Three men have been taken to hospital after a huge explosion caused a fire at an industrial plant. Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a fire this morning at an industrial unit on Church Manorway in Erith, south east London. There were a number of reports of a ‘huge explosion’ in […]

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