Day: June 24, 2020

Seventh person arrested after golden toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace

June 24, 2020

Police have arrested a seventh person in connection with the theft of a golden toilet from Blenheim Palace last year. A 44-year-old man from Kent was arrested on suspicion of burglary on June 18, Thames Valley police said on Wednesday. He has been released while the investigation continues. Officers were called to reports of a […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle help youths cook meals in Los Angeles

June 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have rolled up their sleeves to help a youth organisation cook meals in Los Angeles. Meghan and Harry joined members of Homeboy Industries on Tuesday in a cooking session for the organisation’s Feed Hope […]

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Body found in search for man feared to have drowned in River Thames in Berkshire

June 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A body has been found in the search for a missing man feared to have drowned in the Thames in Cookham, Berkshire. Officers began the search on Tuesday night amid reports a man had got into trouble in an […]

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Prince William tells of 'fantastic work' being done to find coronavirus vaccine as he meets trial volunteers

June 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Duke of Cambridge has described the work being done in the UK to find a Covid-19 vaccine as “incredibly exciting” as he met volunteers taking part in the University of Oxford trial. William, who said his family is […]

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Oluwamayowa Adeyemi murder: Two more arrests made after fatal Hackney shooting

June 24, 2020

A man and a woman have been arrested following a fatal shooting in east London earlier this month. Oluwamayowa Adeyemi, 21, known as Samson, was gunned down in Brackenfield Close in Hackney, close to midnight on June 5. He was pronounced dead at the scene as police and ambulance workers arrived. Three men were arrested […]

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23 areas have grown by more than a quarter since 2001, says ONS as UK population reaches 66.8 million

June 24, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Twenty-three areas of the UK have seen their populations grow by more than one-quarter in the last two decades, according to new official figures. Top of the list by some distance was the borough of Tower […]

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Hairdresser already has a waiting list of 2,000 before July 4 opening

June 24, 2020

After 14 weeks of lockdown, many Brits will be desperate to ditch their caveman hairstyles and give their roots a much needed covering. As soon the Government the green light yesterday for hairdressers to re-open on July 4, people across the country reached for their phones to book an eagerly awaited appointment. But such an […]

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Increase in air pollution in Europe's cities as lockdowns ease

June 24, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Air pollution levels in some European cities have increased significantly since lockdown eased, raising concerns that the environmental improvements experienced in recent months will not last. Data from the European Environment Agency shows that cities including Milan […]

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London more religious and socially conservative than rest of UK, study finds

June 24, 2020

London is the most religious and socially conservative place in the whole of the UK, new research has found. People in the capital were much more likely to attend religious services and pray regularly than in the rest of the country, according to the latest report by Christian think tank Theos. Though some may believe […]

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What’s not being allowed out of lockdown

June 24, 2020

Swimming pools, gyms, and beauty salons are among the businesses left out of the government’s plan to re-open as part of the latest phase of easing lockdown. On Tuesday, Boris Johnson announced social distancing rules will be eased, allowing pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to open from 4 July in England. The prime minister said […]

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