Day: July 27, 2020

Daughter urges inquiry into Covid-19 deaths of bus drivers in England

July 27, 2020

The daughter of a bus driver who died from Covid-19 has called for a public inquiry after a report revealed people doing that job were more than three times more likely to die from the virus. The report into the high death rate of London bus drivers during the pandemic by a leading expert on […]

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Foreign Office advises Brits against travel to Balearic and Canary Islands after assessing coronavirus risks in Spain

July 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Foreign Office is now advising against “all non-essential” travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands as well as mainland Spain. Previously the Government advised only against travel to mainland Spain following a surge of coronavirus cases in the […]

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Jet2 cancels all flights to mainland Spain after UK introduces new quarantine rules

July 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Jet2 has announced it is cancelling all flights and holidays to Spain for the next three weeks after previously saying it would continue to run its scheduled programme of flights. The airline is following tour operator TUI which also […]

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London bus drivers ‘could have been saved’ by earlier coronavirus lockdown

July 27, 2020

London bus drivers who died during the coronavirus outbreak could have been saved if there was an earlier lockdown, an independent review has claimed. Many of the drivers who died had underlying health conditions and it is likely the frontline nature of their jobs added to their greater risk of death, the UCL Institute of […]

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'Monstrous' former X-Factor contestant Phillip Blackwell jailed for life after 22-year sex attack campaign

July 27, 2020

A former X-Factor contestant has been jailed for life after he launched “calm and calculated” sex attacks on nine women over a 22-year period. Serial rapist Phillip Blackwell, whose X-Factor audition was broadcast in the 2008 series, was sentenced for life with a minimum term of nine years at Warwick Crown Court today. At previous […]

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Who are Michael Barton and Paul Taylor? Here's where Anthony Walker's killers are now

July 27, 2020

Anthony Walker, the subject of a new one-off BBC drama, was just 18 years old when he was brutally murdered for the colour of his skin. The teenager was walking home when he became the subject of a racist attack in 2005. His killers, Michael Barton and Paul Taylor, were found guilty of murder. Here’s […]

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When is Hajj and what is the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca about?

July 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Every year millions of Muslims make the pilgrimage to the Kaaba, or the ‘House of God’, in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Over the course of five days, rites of Hajj are performed, in what is […]

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