Day: July 7, 2020

Free parking for NHS staff ‘cannot continue indefinitely’, health minister says

July 7, 2020

NHS healthcare workers need clarity over the future of free hospital parking after a health minister announced funding for it “cannot continue indefinitely”, a Liberal Democrat MP has said. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on 25 March that the government would cover the parking costs of NHS staff who were “going above and beyond every […]

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Man charged with murder after jazz musician dismembered

July 7, 2020

A man has been charged with murder after a jazz musician was stabbed to death and dismembered in London. William Algar, a 53-year-old trumpeter, was discovered dead at his flat in Barnes on 3 January. A post-mortem examination found he suffered multiple stab wounds including a fatal wound to his chest. Police later found human […]

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Watchdog challenges ruling on lethal force by UK firearms officers

July 7, 2020

Appeal begun after quashed misconduct proceedings in case of Met marksman who shot dead civilian in 2015 Jermaine Baker, who was shot dead by a Met police officer during an attempt to snatch prisoners in 2015. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock A police watchdog has begun an appeal after failing to bring misconduct proceedings against a specialist firearms […]

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After surviving 7/7 I’ve campaigned tirelessly against extremism – I wish the Government would too

July 7, 2020

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings and yet all these years on the images from that day are still fresh in my mind.  The screams, the panic, anxiety, thoughts of dying… it feels so real and as if it were yesterday.  On that day I was making my way to work, I […]

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Jair Bolsonaro: Brazilian president tests positive for coronavirus

July 7, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the seriousness of his country’s covid-19 outbreak despite a spiralling death toll, has tested positive for the virus. The Brazilian president has downplayed the risk of Covid-19 and insisted the negative economic […]

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 155 to 44,391

July 7, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A further 155 people in the UK have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the official death toll to 44,391. The Government figures do not include all deaths involving Covid-19 across the UK, which are thought to have […]

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Victoria Carson death: Parents of teenage girl killed in Barnet traffic collision pay tribute to "beautiful" daughter

July 7, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The parents of a teenage girl knocked down and killed by a car in north London have paid tribute to their “beautiful, generous” daughter. Victoria Carson, 13, was hit by a car on Longmore Avenue in Barnet on June […]

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Andrew Harper murder trial: Teenager 'feels disgraceful' over killing of policeman

July 7, 2020

A teenage driver accused of murdering Pc Andrew Harper has told jurors he feels “disgraceful” about what happened. Henry Long, 19, was allegedly trying to evade arrest after attempting to steal a £10,000 quad bike from a house in Stanford Dingley, Berkshire, on the evening of August 15 last year. Pc Harper, 28, had got […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll jumps by 155 as Boris Johnson refuses to apologise over 'cowardly' care home comments

July 7, 2020

The proportion of primary schools in England that have opened more widely to children has dropped slightly, new figures show. Approximately 88 per cent of schools that usually have children in nursery, Reception, Year 1 or Year 6 were open to at least one of these year groups on July 2, down from 89 per […]

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‘There’s something special in every show’: 40 years at the stage door

July 7, 2020

The staff entrance of a theatre is where cast and crew clock on for work and fans ask actors for autographs. For 40 years, at the Shaftesbury theatre in London’s West End, Harry Gabriel has stepped through the door most nights at 5.30pm. As the evening stage-door keeper, his job involves making sure that those […]

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