Day: July 19, 2020

TikTok halts talks on London HQ amid UK-China tensions

July 19, 2020

Video-sharing app suspends building plans, with British ban on Huawei 5G kit seen as factor TikTok’s decision raises fears of a trade war between the UK and China as tensions increase over the security clampdown in Hong Kong and the oppression of the Uighurs. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images The Chinese social media firm TikTok has […]

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Nearly 500 people apply for just two jobs at pub as work dries up

July 19, 2020

A pub landlord has given an indication of how the jobs market is starting to look, revealing he had 484 application for just two £9-an-hour bar jobs. Mick Dore, general manager of the Alexandra pub in Wimbledon, south London, wrote on Twitter: ‘I don’t want to alarm anyone about the economy or anything, but I […]

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Police pelted with canisters and bottles in footage from illegal party in Hackney

July 19, 2020

The Metropolitan Police has released bodycam footage from officers who were struck by flying objects as they shut down an illegal street party in London in the early hours of Saturday morning. The video shows several bottles and canisters being flung at the officers and the sound of glass smashing around them can be heard […]

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Jo Tuckman obituary

July 19, 2020

The journalist Jo Tuckman arrived in Mexico in 2000 to write about the end of seven decades of one-party rule, eager to cover what she thought would be a time of intense political change. The energy of that transition quickly wilted though, and she turned her reporter’s gaze to chronicle the social and political pressures […]

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Shocking bodycam footage shows police officers being pelted with bottles at illegal north London rave

July 19, 2020

Police have released shocking body cam footage of officers being pelted by objects as they attempted to disperse an illegal music event in north London. The footage shows the officers approaching crowds at the Woodberry Down Estate in Finsbury Park on Friday night as objects fly towards them. The Metropolitan Police has also released images […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson vows to avoid second lockdown as worldwide virus cases jump

July 19, 2020

News › UK Boris Johnson has insisted he wants to avoid a second lockdown ( Getty Images ) The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has said that he does not want another national lockdown if there is another major outbreak of coronavirus. The […]

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