Day: June 25, 2020

UK weather forecast: Thunderstorms and torrential rain to bring heatwave to an end

June 25, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Thunderstorms and torrential rain are set to sweep across the UK, bringing an end to a week of blazing sunshine and scorching temperatures. The Met Office has warned Friday’s storms could bring lightning, hail and flooding to some areas, […]

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Doctors plead with holidaymakers to heed social distancing as tourism industry opens next weekend

June 25, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Doctors have pleaded with holidaymakers to practice social distancing ahead of the tourism industry reopening next weekend . The British Medical Association (BMA) has set out guidelines for people in England, who will be allowed to visit hotels, bed […]

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Third of people in UK have enjoyed coronavirus lockdown, study shows

June 25, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A third of people in the UK have enjoyed their time spent under the coronavirus lockdown, research has found. Adults aged 30-59, those with higher incomes and those living with others have enjoyed the period the most, according to […]

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Coronavirus causes mild disease in children and fatalities very rare, study shows

June 25, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Children with Covid-19 generally experience a mild disease and fatalities are very rare, a Europe-wide study has found. The research found that although the majority (62 per cent) were admitted to hospital, fewer than one in 10 patients (8 […]

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‘I have suffered all my life’: survivors tell of abuse at Shirley Oaks children’s home

June 25, 2020

Shayne Donnelly as a child. He was a ‘lifer’ at Shirley Oaks, living there from the age of one in 1968 until its closure in 1983. Several members of the Donnelly family spent time in the Shirley Oaks children’s home in Croydon, where people have described suffering sexual, physical and racial abuse. Here, four of […]

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£400m for R&D projects as arts sector return outlined

June 25, 2020

Seven research and innovation projects are receiving more than £400m in government funding. Businesses and universities in places including Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and Kent are set to benefit, taking forward projects such as zero-emissions technology for maritime vessels, smart-packaging to cut food waste, and new health products to combat infections. Ministers said each programme will […]

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Lightning strikes kill 100 people in India

June 25, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Lightning strikes have killed more than 100 people in India The strikes hit dozens of people in eastern Bihar state and in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, their chief ministers’ office said on Thursday. Eighty-three people were killed […]

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Officers injured being chased off estate after police car smashed up at Brixton street party

June 25, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Shocking footage of a violent street party in Brixton has emerged as 22 officers were injured and police vehicles were smashed up. Officers were called at around 7pm last night to multiple reports of a large unlicensed […]

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