Day: July 6, 2020

Eight rescued from stranded vehicles after water main bursts on London road

July 6, 2020

Eight people have been rescued after several vehicles were trapped in half a metre of water on a road in north-west London. Firefighters helped motorists stuck on the North Circular road near Brent Cross after a water main burst on the road. Thames Water said the burst had led to low water pressure or no […]

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Bodies of murdered sisters were found dumped in a hedge by friends

July 6, 2020

The bodies of two murdered sisters were found dumped in a London hedge by worried friends, the Old Bailey heard today. Danyal Hussein, 18, is charged with the ‘unprovoked and random’ murders of Bibaa Henry, 46, and her half-sister Nicole Smallman, 27, in Fryent Country Park, Wembley, last month. The teenager allegedly stabbed the pair […]

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Bianca Williams: Mayor raises case with Met police as sprinter threatens to sue over traffic stop

July 6, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Sadiq Khan has raised a case with the Metropolitan Police over the stop and search of British sprinter Bianca Williams. The 26-year-old Commonwealth Games and European gold medallist and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, 25, a […]

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Music producer and criminologist jailed after killing fitness fanatic for his Rolex with own dumbbell

July 6, 2020

A criminologist and a music producer who killed a fitness fanatic in a violent robbery for his cash and Rolex watch have been jailed. Aliysa Ellis, 31, and Christopher McDonald, 35, plotted a violent raid on victim Paul Tong’s Ealing flat where he was known to keep money and valuables. Mr Tong, 54, a drug […]

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Killer of children's author Helen Bailey charged with murder of first wife

July 6, 2020

The man who killed his fiance and children’s author Helen Bailey has appeared in court charged with the murder of his first wife, a decade after her death. Ian Stewart, 59, appeared before St Albans Crown Court on Monday charged with the murder of Diane Stewart, Hertfordshire Police said. The 47-year-old died on June 25, […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Rishi Sunak set to unveil new stamp duty 'holiday' as health expert issues outbreak warning over Super Saturday

July 6, 2020

At least one in 10 hospital patients with Covid-19 acquired their infection while in hospital, according to a new study. A report from the Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics (Delve) group, which advises Government scientists, found that an estimated one per cent of all Covid-19 infections in England between April 26 and June […]

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Woman criticised over footage showing her being turned away from hospital for refusing to wear face mask

July 6, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A woman has received widespread criticism for refusing to wear a face mask at a Canadian hospital from which she was eventually denied treatment. Letitia Montana recorded her interaction with staff at St Joseph Hospital in Toronto and shared […]

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Egyptian authorities arrest doctors and silence critics amid pandemic

July 6, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Authorities in Egypt have arrested a raft of doctors and journalists during the coronavirus pandemic, according to rights groups. It is believed security agencies have been trying to stifle criticism over the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi‘s handling […]

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Couple almost killed as huge tree brought crashing down by strong winds

July 6, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video This is the moment a couple narrowly escape being crushed to death as a tree topples over onto a busy crossroads in west London. Dashcam footage shows the tree being uprooted in Ealing on Saturday afternoon as […]

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Man, 22, shot dead near children’s playground ‘by moped gunman’

July 6, 2020

A 22-year-old man who was shot dead by a gunman believed to be on a moped has been named. Imani Allaway-Muir was gunned down next to a children’s playground close to Pentonville Prison in north London on Saturday. Police and paramedics found the victim with gunshot injuries on the Westbourne Estate at around 3.20pm, but […]

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