Day: July 30, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell files emergency appeal to block release of deposition on her sex life

July 30, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell has filed an emergency appeal to block the release of a deposition on her sex life, saying it could destroy her ability to get a fair trial. The longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein filed the request one day after a US judge rejected her claim that her need for confidentiality outweighed the public’s […]

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Barack Obama hails 'unbreakable perseverance' of civil rights campaigner John Lewis at funeral

July 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Barack Obama paid tribute to John Lewis as a “man of pure joy” at the civil rights campaigner’s funeral in Atlanta. The Georgia congressman was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists, a group […]

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Rishi Sunak warned he has 24 hours to avoid 'historic mistake' on furlough scheme

July 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Rishi Sunak has been told he has just 24 hours to change course on the Government’s furlough scheme or risk making a “historic mistake”. Labour warned the Chancellor that jobs could be lost if he does not abandon his […]

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Edmonton shooting: Man shot dead in 'callous' north London attack named

July 30, 2020

A 26-year-old man who was “callously” shot dead in north London has been named by police as Christopher George. Emergency services were called to Sebastopol Road in Edmonton at around 9pm on Wednesday after gunshots were reported. Mr George was found with gunshot injuries. Paramedics battled to save him but he was pronounced dead at […]

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Indoor household visits banned across swathes of northern England in major coronavirus crackdown

July 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates People from different households across swathes of northern England have been banned from meeting each other indoors. It comes as part of “immediate action” to combat the continued spread of coronavirus in the UK, Matt Hancock announced before the […]

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Patients ‘should call in advance’ before going to A&E, says health secretary

July 30, 2020

Patients should call in advance where possible before showing up at A&E departments, the health secretary has said. In a speech to the Royal College of Physicians in London today, Matt Hancock said there needs to be a shift towards ‘Zoom medicine’ in the future of the NHS. ‘From now on, all consultations should be […]

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Glenda Jackson: 'My family's anxious every time I sneeze'

July 30, 2020

There’s a fascinating 1976 interview with Glenda Jackson on YouTube, at the end of which the double Oscar-winning star of Women in Love (1971) and A Touch of Class (1973) and future Labour MP is asked by the male interviewer if she is “waving a flag for women’s lib”. Jackson, who has answered everything up […]

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Trafalgar Square's new Fourth Plinth sculpture, depicting 'impending collapse', unveiled

July 30, 2020

A brand new sculpture representing “hubris and impending collapse” has been unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square. The installation is the latest to appear on the Fourth Plinth following a four-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Heather Phillipson’s artwork is called The End and depicts a whirl of cream topped with a cherry, a drone […]

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Fourth plinth whipped cream, drone and fly sculpture unveiled

July 30, 2020

On one level it is an absurdly large swirl of whipped cream with a cherry, a fly and a drone on top. On another it is the end of everything as we know it. Visitors to Trafalgar Square in central London have until spring 2022 to come to their own conclusions about the vast new […]

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England had highest excess death rate in Europe over first half of 2020

July 30, 2020

England suffered the highest levels of excess deaths of any country in Europe over the first half of 2020, the Office of National Statistics has said. But while England endured the largest overall increase in deaths, the report says Spain had the highest peak. Scientists have said excess mortality figures are the most reliable measure […]

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