Day: July 20, 2020

‘Forgotten’ coach drivers protest by blaring horns all over London

July 20, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Londoners had their work-from-home bubbles burst today as coach drivers staged a noisy protest at being ‘forgotten’ by the government’s coronavirus support schemes. Convoys of coaches descended on the capital from different parts of the country, prompting […]

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Tony Elliott: The trailblazing founder of Time Out magazine

July 20, 2020

The founder and creator of Time Out, Tony Elliott, who has died aged 73 after a long illness, saw himself as a champion for ordinary consumers. In fact, he revolutionised how information was delivered and made a listings magazine hip. When we first met in the late 1970s, he was a shy man, no good […]

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Jailed: Brothers who forced pregnant trafficking victim to work as prostitute in London

July 20, 2020

A 20-year-old pregnant woman was forced to work as a prostitute and beaten by two brothers who trafficked her into the UK from Romania. Ilcic Dumitru, 19, and Ioan Dumitru, 24, collected the woman when she landed at Luton Airport last year. She had been duped into believing she would work in a factory by […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: New protein treatment 'reduces Covid symptoms by up to 80%' as government secures 90million early access vaccine doses

July 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The UK has secured early access to more than 90 million doses of new coronavirus vaccines, ensuring the “best chance possible” of protecting “those most at risk”, ministers have said. The Government has signed new deals with German and […]

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Captain Sir Tom Moore says the Queen was the 'kindest person you could ever wish to meet'

July 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Captain Sir Tom Moore has said the Queen was the “kindest person you could ever wish to meet” after he received a knighthood. The national hero was personally thanked by the Queen for raising an “amazing amount of money” […]

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Boxing Day shoppers will have to pay the congestion charge for first time as Sadiq Khan looks to claw back TfL revenue shortfall

July 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Motorists entering central London for the Boxing Day sales will have to pay the congestion charge for the first time, it can be revealed. Mayor Sadiq Khan has ruled that the charge — which was last month increased to […]

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Female police officer suffers 'serious head injury' as Leeds fans celebrate Premier League promotion

July 20, 2020

Leeds United‘s Championship title celebrations turned nasty on Sunday as fans threw bottles at police, injuring one female officer. Two days after their return to the Premier League , after a 16-year absence, was confirmed and a day after they clinched the title, Leeds won at Derby to keep the party going. City council workers […]

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Housing ‘mini boom’ gathers pace after stamp duty cut – Rightmove

July 20, 2020

A housing market “mini boom” has gathered pace since Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday earlier this month, according to figures from property website Rightmove. It reported a 35% rise in the number of sales agreed in England – compared with the same period last year – in the five days after the chancellor’s […]

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UK signs deal for early access to 90,000,000 doses of new coronavirus vaccine

July 20, 2020

The UK has signed deals to get early access to more than 90 million doses of a new coronavirus vaccine. The Government has secured an agreement for 30 million doses of a vaccine by BioNTech and Pfizer, which is currently in phase 2 trials, BBC Radio 4’s Today programme reported this morning. The second deal […]

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Man charged with attempted murder of hospital worker in Brighton

July 20, 2020

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a male member of staff at a hospital in Brighton was stabbed “several times”. Connolly Mellon, 30, from Brighton, will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court today in connection with the incident at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Sussex Police said. He was arrested shortly after the […]

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