Day: July 28, 2020

Belarus president tests positive for Covid-19 after previously dismissing virus

July 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The president of Belarus, who has previously dismissed concerns about coronavirus, says he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is asymptomatic. Alexander Lukashenko made the announcement at a meeting with security officials, the state news agency Belta reported. He […]

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Florida man accused of using coronavirus relief funds to buy £245,000 Lamborghini sports car

July 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A 29-year-old man from Florida has been charged with fraud after he allegedly used coronavirus relief funds to buy an expensive sports car. David T Hines, of Miami, was charged with fraudulently obtaining $3.9 million (£3 million) in Paycheck […]

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Hilarious moment parents surprise family with secret twin baby

July 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A couple from Kentucky planned a nine-month-long prank that involved hiding a secret twin baby from their family. And this is the moment Tom Shircliff surprised his parents with a second baby. Tom and his partner, Brianne Shircliff, chose […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Oldham spike prompts strict new regulations as death toll rises by 119

July 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Oldham has become the latest borough in the UK to impose localised restrictions after it saw a surge in virus cases. Meanwhile, the Government said on Tuesday that the death toll has risen by 119, bringing the total to […]

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Mother suing Met Police after son, 12, arrested for playing with toy gun

July 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The mother of a 12-year-old boy is taking legal action against the Met Police after they raided the family’s home and arrested him for playing with a toy gun. Armed officers and sniffer dogs stormed the home of Kai […]

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Window cleaner who gave dead brother’s £367,000 fortune to homeless ordered to pay it back

July 28, 2020

A window cleaner who converted his late brother’s fortune into gold coins to give to the homeless has been ordered to pay the money back to his family. Peter Ivory, 58, said it was brother Michael’s dying wish for him to give his estate, worth £414,000, away and argued that he had done the morally […]

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UK’s answer to Disneyland revealed in plans for major new theme park

July 28, 2020

Plans to build a long-awaited huge new theme park that has been dubbed the ‘UK’s Disneyland’ have taken a big step forward.  Designs for the £5 billion ’London Resort’ in Swanscombe, Kent, have been unveiled and people are being asked to have their say. It would be the first park of its kind in Europe […]

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Selfridges to cut 450 jobs as sales fall ‘significantly’

July 28, 2020

Selfridges has told staff it plans to cut 450 jobs – around 14% of its total headcount – with annual sales set to be “significantly less” than last year due to the pandemic. Managing director Anne Pitcher said high streets were changing even before COVID-19 and the upmarket retailer has now been forced to make […]

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What I Rent: Alice and Aiden, £1,400 a month for a two-bedroom flat in Muswell Hill, London

July 28, 2020

What’s it actually like to rent in the UK and beyond? Our series, What I Rent, aims to explore exactly that. Each week we chat with a different renter and take a look around their home. From the overpriced studios to the rundown Victorian homes, we want to take an honest look at the reality […]

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1,000-year-old eye potion found to tackle antibiotic-resistant infections

July 28, 2020

A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections can be used to tackle antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists say. Antibiotic resistance is an increasing challenge for modern medicine as more naturally occurring antimicrobials are needed to tackle infections capable of resisting treatments currently in use. New research from the University of Warwick has investigated natural remedies to fill the […]

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