Day: July 23, 2020

Crossrail opening delayed again due to coronavirus

July 23, 2020

First section of Elizabeth line will not open as planned in summer 2021, board says Construction workers at the Liverpool Street Crossrail station in February. The line was originally expected to open in December 2018. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images The heavily delayed Crossrail will not open as planned in summer 2021 because of delays caused […]

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Three teenagers shot from car leaving one fighting for life

July 23, 2020

A manhunt is underway after three teenagers were shot in the early hours of this morning. Two 15-year-olds were hurt, one of them with potentially life-changing injuries, and a 19-year-old is in a critical condition. They were shot at 12.42am today at Rochford Car Park in Haringey, north London. The gunman is believed to have […]

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Police order removal of ‘white silence is violence’ banner in London

July 23, 2020

Flatmates told to replace banner hanging in Crouch End street with something less ‘offensive’ Meghann Foster, Katherine Plumb and Anna Gretton hold the banner outside their flat in Crouch End. Photograph: Sarah Lee/The Guardian Police have ordered the removal of a banner hanging above a high street in north London that read “white silence is […]

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From Bloody Mary to Beijing buses: why we tell each other urban legends

July 23, 2020

Many of us are familiar with modern urban legends. There’s Bloody Mary – the apparition who appears if you chant her name in front of a mirror – or the ghostly hitchhiker who vanishes from the back of a car. These stories mix the mundane and the supernatural, altering how we think about our surroundings. […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Face masks mandatory in takeaways and shops as death toll rises by 19

July 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates It will be compulsory to wear a face covering when buying food and drink to take away from cafes and shops from Friday, the Government has said. Face coverings will be mandatory for shops and supermarkets, banks, building societies […]

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Face masks will be mandatory in banks, takeaways and shops from tomorrow

July 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Face masks will be mandatory in shops, banks and takeaways from tomorrow, the Government has announced. The Department for Health has released its official face mask rules for England just hours before they come into force on Friday. According […]

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard news LIVE: Aquaman star continues giving evidence claiming pair had six hour standoff amid ex-husband's drink and drugs 'bender'

July 23, 2020

Amber Heard continued describing the damage to the house in Australia, telling the court: She said: “My paints were out, it appeared to be that maybe he (Johnny Depp) had either thrown or dropped paint on the floor and on the wall. “More messages in paint and blood, I could see both textures. “I found […]

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Detectives hunt thugs after brawl breaks out at City rooftop bar

July 23, 2020

Police are hunting five men after a fight at a rooftop bar in central London left two people in hospital with serious injuries. Officers from the City of London Police made eight arrests after the brawl at Madison rooftop bar, near St Paul’s Cathedral, on July 11. Tables and chairs were thrown when the fight […]

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Historians hit out at BBC programme saying Winston Churchill was responsible for 'mass killing'

July 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Historians have hit out at a BBC programme in which Winston Churchill was described as responsible for the “mass killing” of Indians in a Second World War famine that cost the lives of millions. Indian historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee of […]

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Hunt for man suspected of trying to kidnap girl, 16, in the street

July 23, 2020

Detectives are hunting a man who is suspected of attempting to kidnap a teenage girl as she walked down a street in Greater London. The 16-year-old girl was walking close to Upton Road, in Bexleyheath, at around 10.30pm on June 25 when the incident occurred. She was approached from behind without warning by a stranger […]

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