Day: August 4, 2020

Major impressionist show to open in London after four-month lockdown delay

August 4, 2020

Sixty works from one of the finest collections of impressionist paintings in northern Europe are finally going on display more than four months after lockdown prevented the exhibition featuring them from opening. Nearly half of the paintings are being seen in the UK for the first time and include knockout works by superstar artists including […]

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Sadiq Khan proposes priority access to housing for key workers like nurses and teachers

August 4, 2020

Key workers like nurses, teachers, and police officers could be given priority access to more affordable housing in the capital under proposals drawn up by Sadiq Khan. The Mayor of London said the pandemic had shown how such workers were needed to keep London running “even during a time of crisis”. Vast swathes of the […]

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Poor kids ‘may just not go to school’ if under-18 free transport is scrapped

August 4, 2020

The UK government is facing mounting pressure to reverse its controversial decision to scrap free public transport for under-18s in the capital. More than 120,000 people and counting have signed a petition calling on British officials to reconsider plans to suspend free travel for children and teenagers, as part of a £1.6 billion Transport for […]

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Mum of murdered teen wants life-saving ‘bleed kits’ on streets to help stabbing victims

August 4, 2020

The mother of a teenager hacked to death with a sword is calling for first aid kits designed specifically to treat stab wounds to be accessible in public places. Yemi Hughes son, Andre Aderemi, 19, was brutally murdered in Croydon, south London, almost exactly four years ago on August 16, 2016. Aspiring rapper Andre’s killers […]

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Alexander Kareem death: Seven arrested in case of 'mistaken identity' murder

August 4, 2020

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Alexander Kareem, who was shot dead in west London in a suspected case of mistaken identity. Kareem, 20, was gunned down on Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush, shortly after 12.30am on 8 June as he left a convenience store and rode a scooter to a […]

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Hurricane Isaias: Flooding fears as storm makes landfall in North Carolina packing 85mph winds

August 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hurricane Isaias has made landfall on the North Carolina coast, packing maximum sustained winds of 85mph. People living on the coast have been told to brace for a storm surge up to 1.5 metres and up to 20cm of […]

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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Tuesday, August 4

August 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Current coronavirus testing inadequate to prevent second wave after schools reopen – scientists Current Covid-19 testing and contact tracing is inadequate to prevent a second wave of the virus after schools reopen, scientists have warned. The NHS Test and […]

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North Korea has 'probably' developed mini nuclear devices to fit into missile warheads – UN report

August 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates North Korea has “probably” developed miniaturised nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missile, according to a confidential UN report. The rogue state’s past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop such devices, the report […]

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Marcus Rashford and Adwoa Aboah feature on cover of British Vogue's activist-themed September issue

August 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates England footballer Marcus Rashford and model Adwoa Aboah will feature on the cover of British Vogue‘s activist-themed September issue. Editor Edward Enninful said the issue is a “rallying cry for the future” and includes 40 activists described as “The […]

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Malfunctioning diesel vehicle blamed for California wildfire

August 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles that has forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning diesel vehicle, fire officials have said. The vehicle spewed burning carbon from its exhaust system, igniting several […]

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