Day: July 17, 2020

Local authorities to take on new Covid-19 powers for enforcing targeted lockdowns

July 17, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates New powers to deal with Leicester-style local outbreaks of Covid-19 will be available to local authorities from this weekend. The Prime Minister announced on Friday that local lockdowns can be used to control the coronavirus pandemic in future. The […]

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Residents alarmed at 'loud rumbling noise' after air vent bursts on roof of St George's Hospital in Tooting

July 17, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Residents in Tooting were alarmed by a “loud rumbling noise” as steam billowed from the roof of St George’s Hospital after a boiler valve burst. Footage on social media showed what looked like smoke shooting out from a pipe […]

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UK 'very unlikely' to feature on Ireland's travel green list, foreign minister says

July 17, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The UK is very unlikely to feature on Ireland‘s green list for safe travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s foreign minister has said. Simon Coveney said the list, which is set to be published on Monday, will not […]

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White man calls passenger ‘black c**t’ and says ‘get off the ‘f*****g bus’

July 17, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video This is the moment two men hurl racist abuse at a teenager and threaten to ‘knock him out’ if he doesn’t get off the bus. Trey Robinson, 17, says the pair were ‘staring’ at him on the […]

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Boohoo urges government action to protect garment factory workers

July 17, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boohoo has urged the Government to take action to protect workers being exploited in UK garment factories. The fast fashion retailer is currently investigating allegations of malpractice with one of their suppliers in Leicester. The comapany had more than […]

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Gigantic swarm of flying ants spotted over Kent coast

July 17, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A gigantic swarm of flying ants so large it can be seen from space has been spotted over Britain’s south-east coast. The Met Office’s weather radar picked up on the ominous cloud of ants, which is thought to be […]

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‘A visionary publisher’: Tony Elliott, Time Out magazine founder, dies

July 17, 2020

Elliott developed his London listings and culture magazine into a ‘global media empire’ Tony Elliott, founder of Time Out magazine, died this week aged 73. Photograph: Linda Nylind/The Guardian Tony Elliott, the founder of the events listings magazine Time Out, has died after a long illness, the magazine has said. The 73-year-old set up the […]

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Man jailed for 35 years for killing pregnant ex-girlfriend and baby in London

July 17, 2020

An man has been jailed for at least 35 years for killing his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend and their baby in a jealous rage. Crane operator Aaron McKenzie, 26, broke into Kelly Fauvrelle’s bedroom as she slept and stabbed her 21 times, the Old Bailey was told. Their son, Riley, was delivered by caesarean section, but […]

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Met Police officer suspended over video of suspect shouting ‘get off my neck’

July 17, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A Metropolitan Police officer has been suspended and another placed on restricted duties after a video appeared to show one of them kneeling on man’s neck. The force’s Deputy Commissioner Sir Steve House described the footage as […]

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Aaron McKenzie: 'Pure evil' man jailed for life over killing of ex-girlfriend and unborn baby

July 17, 2020

A man has been jailed for life for killing his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend and their unborn baby. Aaron McKenzie, 26, broke into the bedroom of Kelly Fauvrelle’s Croydon home as she slept and stabbed her 21 times, causing catastrophic injuries. Her son, Riley, was delivered by caesarean section but died in hospital four days later. […]

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