Day: August 10, 2020

Man ‘stumbles into McDonald’s to seek refuge’ after being stabbed

August 10, 2020

A young man was rushed to hospital after he was knifed outside a McDonald’s in north London. Police and emergency services were scrambled to the scene near the fast food restaurant in Colindale, Barnet, at 6.40pm following reports of a stabbing. A man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was rushed to hospital, […]

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Roger Williams obituary

August 10, 2020

The six-decade career of Roger Williams, who has died at the age of 88 after suffering a heart attack, lay at the heart of an astonishing transformation in liver medicine. In 1968, while a hepatologist at King’s College hospital in London, he teamed up with the Cambridge surgeon Roy Calne to form the Cambridge-King’s transplant […]

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Wigmore Hall boss John Gilhooly on the classical music fightback after coronavirus

August 10, 2020

It’s no surprise that classical music should come last in the government’s list of priorities for resuscitation. It’s also no surprise that John Gilhooly, boss of the Wigmore Hall, should be the first concert-hall manager out of the traps in the race to be back in business. He had scheduled the Wigmore’s live comeback concert […]

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Four police officers injured breaking up fight near Caribbean cookout on Kent beach

August 10, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Four police officers have been injured while trying to split up a fight that broke out after hundreds of people gathered at an event on a beach in Kent. Images on social media show a mass […]

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Organisers of huge beach party in Kent admit it 'got out of hand' – but deny it was illegal

August 10, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The organisers of a sprawling beach party in Kent have admitted it “got out of hand” but insist the event was not illegal. Photos from the party, hosted on the weekend by Croydon-based Caribbean restaurant Flavour Boss, show hundreds […]

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Starmer: Police must take Dawn Butler racial profiling allegations 'extremely seriously'

August 10, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Sir Keir Starmer has said the Met Police must take allegations of racial profiling “extremely seriously” after Dawn Butler was stopped in a car . The Labour leader said the black community must have “trust and confidence” in the […]

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Warning after Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, sending ash 16,000 feet into sky

August 10, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A huge volcano has erupted in Indonesia, sending a massive plume of smoke and other volcanic materials more 16,000 feet into the sky. There have been no deaths or injuries caused by the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, […]

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'Hostile' revellers boo Australian police as officers break up illegal Queensland rave with around 300 people

August 10, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Australian police faced an “unruly and hostile” crowd as they broke up an illegal rave attended by up to 300 people in Queensland. Police said officers responded to complaints from the local community about the illegal party on Wangetti […]

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Central London grinds to a halt as Vauxhall Bridge is closed for four months

August 10, 2020

London road users have been warned to expect 16 weeks of delays due to the closure of one of the major bridges across the River Thames.  Work to repair the Edwardian Vauxhall Bridge began last night and will go on until late November. All cars have been blocked from using it in both directions while […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson says country has 'moral duty' to reopen schools as minister says virus 'unlikely to spread in classrooms'

August 10, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has said the UK has a “moral duty” to get children back to the classroom in September amid widespread calls for him to boost coronavirus testing and tracing to help with the safe reopening of schools. On […]

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