Day: July 22, 2020

Fire safety fears close major London hospital's new intensive care unit

July 22, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. A major south London hospital has been forced to close its new £100m intensive care unit after a fire safety inspection warned the unit was unsafe. Patients are being moved from the 29-bed unit to other […]

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Boy has whisky bottle smashed over head in attack by drinkers on Cornish beach

July 22, 2020

A 14-year-old boy has received 11 stitches after having a whisky bottle smashed over his head as a group attacked him on a Cornish beach, police have said. The boy confronted a male member of the group – whom Devon and Cornwall Police say “are described as having London accents” – after the man threw […]

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Woman arrested for murder after baby dies

July 22, 2020

A woman has been arrested over the murder of a baby which police described as a ‘horrific tragedy’. Officers were called to an address in Wembley, London, at around 09.51am on Wednesday to a reports of an injured infant. The baby, who was less than a year old, was pronounced dead at the scene by […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Vaccine could be rolled for Christmas as police chief says face mask rule-flouters will be 'shamed' into compliance

July 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A coronavirus vaccine could be rolled out before Christmas even before authorisation from regulators, the UK Vaccines Taskforce boss has said. The Government revealed earlier this week it has signed deals for 90 million doses of promising Covid-19 vaccines […]

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China slams 'outrageous' decision to shut consulate in Houston amid rising tensions

July 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates China has slammed an “outrageous” decision to shut its consulate in Houston “to protect American intellectual property” and the private information of Americans. The move comes at a time of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Foreign […]

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'The Labour Party is under new management', Starmer tells Johnson during PMQs Russia Today row

July 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Sir Keir Starmer put clear water between himself and his left-wing predecessor Jeremy Corbyn today by declaring: “The Labour Party is under new management”. During a lively debate over Russian interference at Prime Minister’s Questions, the new Labour leader […]

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More than 180 historians urge Home Office to remove incorrect statements about slavery in UK citizenship test

July 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates More than 180 historians have asked the Home Office to remove a section of the UK citizenship test which gives “demonstrably false” information about slavery and the British Empire. In an open letter, signatories said the Life in the […]

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UK and US agree to amend 'anomaly' that allowed Harry Dunn's alleged killer Anne Sacoolas to claim diplomatic immunity

July 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The UK and US have agreed to amend the “anomaly” that allowed Harry Dunn’s alleged killer Anne Sacoolas to claim diplomatic immunity, the Foreign Secretary has said in a written statement. Harry, 19, was killed when his motorbike crashed […]

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Footballer killed after alleged attacker called ‘fat and ginger’

July 22, 2020

Footballer Jordan Sinnott was killed after agreeing one of his alleged attackers was “fat and ginger”, a court heard. The Matlock Town FC midfielder, 25, died in hospital after suffering a fractured skull and brain damage in an assault in Retford, Nottinghamshire, on a night out in January. Nottingham Crown Court heard how one his […]

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Holidays on hold? Backlog of passport applications tops 400,000

July 22, 2020

Britons trying to squeeze in a summer holiday abroad may have their plans put on hold as a backlog of 400,000 passport applications builds up. The forms are taking longer to process than usual because of reduced staffing to ensure social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Sun-seekers may be keen to make the most of […]

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