Day: August 1, 2020

Met Police thank Brixton demonstrators for peaceful African Emancipation Day rally after only three arrests

August 1, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Scotland Yard thanked protesters in Brixton for a “largely peaceful” rally after only three people were arrested. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in south London for the seventh Afrikan Emancipation Day March. During the afternoon, a large crowd stopped traffic […]

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Former Tory minister 'arrested in London over rape accusation'

August 1, 2020

A former Tory minister been arrested after a former parliamentary aide accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control, according to reports. The Conservative MP, who has not been named, is alleged to have assaulted a woman and forced her to have sex, The Sunday Times reported. The abuse allegedly took place during a […]

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Philippines earthquake: Country rocked by 6.4-magnitude tremor

August 1, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates An 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The tremor struck Mindanao at a depth of 473 kilometers (293.91 miles) on Saturday. An initial report, later revised, said the magnitude of the quake was […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll rises by 74 as crowded beaches fuel fears of coronavirus surge

August 1, 2020

News › UK A Spitfire plane emblazoned with the names of 80,000 NHS staff took off to carry out a flypast over hospitals in Kent today in a tribute to key workers Close The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Town hall leaders have warned that […]

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Dozens arrested after tainted alcohol kills 69 people in northern India

August 1, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Indian police have arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 people this week in northern Punjab state. A state government statement said six police officers and seven other officials have been suspended […]

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Queen's Coldstream Guards and footmen investigated after 'boozy punch up'

August 1, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Three Coldstream Guards are being investigated by police after they were reportedly involved in a fight with the Queen’s footmen. The alleged incident took place outside a London bar near Buckingham Palace and left two royal […]

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Coastguard has its busiest day in four years on third hottest day ever

August 1, 2020

The Coastguard was called more than 300 times during yesterday’s scorching weather – making it the service’s busiest day in four years. It comes after beaches made desperate pleas yesterday for people not to visit after large swathes of visitors flocked to them in the heatwave. Temperatures reached 37.8°C at London’s Heathrow Airport at 2.41pm, […]

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Dominique Ansel Bakery, famous for the Cronut, is shutting down its London locations due to coronavirus

August 1, 2020

Say goodbye to Cronuts, Londoners. Dominique Ansel Bakery, the brand behind hyped-up treats including the cookie shot, the Cronut, and watermelon soft-serve, has announced plans to depart from the UK, closing down its two locations in London – and yes, it’s as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Dominique Ansel Treehouse will not reopen […]

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Three shootings within hours of each other in capital

August 1, 2020

Three shootings have taken place within just a few hours of one another in London. In a night of bloodshed in the capital, five people were shot between 6pm last night and 2am this morning. Two men were shot in Brixton, one man was reportedly shot at close range in Croydon, and two more men […]

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Coldstream Guards investigated by police ‘over fight with royal footmen’

August 1, 2020

Three Coldstream Guards are being investigated by police after they were reportedly involved in a fight with the Queen’s footmen. The alleged altercation took place outside the Greenwood Sports Pub near Buckingham Palace and left two royal footmen requiring hospital treatment, the Daily Mail reports. The Coldstream Guards, recognised by their red jackets and black […]

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