Day: July 5, 2020

London theatre group to tell pandemic stories of black frontline staff

July 5, 2020

Interviews to be turned into series of short plays to ensure contributions are not forgotten Michael Buffong has been artistic director at Talawa since 2011. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images A series of short plays will tell the story of the Covid-19 crisis from the perspective of black frontline workers, to ensure their contribution to British […]

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Falling tree narrowly misses pedestrians at London crossroads

July 5, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. A large tree narrowly missed passing pedestrians when it fell on to a busy crossroads in Ealing, west London. Dashcam footage shows the moment the tree was uprooted on Saturday afternoon, with one couple leaping out […]

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Met police deny misconduct after Linford Christie athletes stopped

July 5, 2020

Pair trained by Olympic champion consider legal action over incident in west London Linford Christie: ‘This type of abuse of power and institutionalised racism cannot be justified or normalised any longer.’ Photograph: Steve Meddle/Rex/Shutterstock Two black athletes trained by former Olympic champion Linford Christie who were stopped and handcuffed by police officers while with their […]

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Met police deny 'misconduct issues' in stop and search of Linford Christie athletes

July 5, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. The Metropolitan Police has said there were “no misconduct issues” in the stop and search of two black athletes coached by Linford Christie, after the former Olympic champion accused Scotland Yard of “institutionalised racism”. Officers stopped […]

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Second Spanish region goes into lockdown after spike in coronavirus cases

July 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A second Spanish region will go into lockdown following a fresh coronavirus outbreak. Some 70,000 people in La Marini, north of Lugo in Galicia, will be barred from leaving the area from midnight tonight, except in exceptional circumstances. It […]

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'Super Saturday': Metropolitan Police commander says 'large majority' of drinkers followed rules despite Soho crowds

July 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The “large majority” of drinkers and venues in London complied with coronavirus prevention rules on so-called “Super Saturday”, a senior police officer said. Commander Bas Javid said there were “no significant issues or incidents” as thousands of revellers flocked […]

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Police helicopter scrambled as officers break up 'Super Saturday' illegal rave in Teesside

July 5, 2020

Police moved on more than 200 people gathering for an illegal rave in woodland last night. A helicopter was scrambled from the National Police Air Service as officers broke up revellers at Eston, on Teesside, around midnight. Brits enjoyed their first night out in nearly four months as lockdown restrictions were eased in England, allowing […]

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Melbourne lockdown: Health officials warn of 'genuinely explosive' coronavirus spike as 3,000 people placed under police guard

July 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Public health officials in Melbourne have warned that the city’s spike in coronavirus cases has “genuinely explosive potential”. Nine public housing towers have been put into complete lockdown after a surge in cases, with about 3,000 people ordered to […]

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Huawei: National Security Council 'will look at conditions' of tech giant's 5G involvement, Matt Hancock confirms

July 5, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Matt Hanock has confirmed that the National Security Council will look at the conditions of Chinese tech giant Huawei being involved in the UK’s 5G rollout. The Health Secretary made the comments following reports that the UK Government was […]

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