Day: August 28, 2020

Coronavirus-denier arrested in Spain for inciting hatred and violence on social media

August 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A man who branded the coronavirus pandemic a “hoax” has been arrested in Spain for inciting hatred and violence. The 38-year-old, who claimed health professionals and the media were behind what he called the “Covid farce”, urged his social […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Covid r-rate unchanged as Notting Hill carnival boss urges Londoners to stay away this Bank Holiday

August 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The range of the coronavirus r-rate in the UK has remained between 0.9 and 1.1 for a second week, the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has revealed. It comes as the boss […]

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Haulier pleads guilty to manslaughter of migrants found dead in Essex lorry

August 28, 2020

A haulier has today admitted the manslaughter of 39 migrants who were found dead in the back of a lorry container. The bodies of the Vietnamese nationals were discovered in the container at an Essex industrial estate on October 23 last year, during an attempt to smuggle them into the UK. The victims, including ten […]

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Four arrests in manhunt for father who abducted three young sons at knifepoint from foster home

August 28, 2020

Four new arrests have been made after a father abducted his three young sons at knifepoint from their south London foster home. An urgent manhunt is under way for Imran Safi, 26, who is said to have snatched his sons Bilal, six, Mohammed Ebrar, five, and three-year-old Mohammed Yaseen Safi, last Thursday. Safi is suspected […]

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Notting Hill Carnival boss urges Londoners to stay away this bank holiday weekend and attend digital version instead

August 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The boss of Notting Hill Carnival has called on loyal revellers to stay away this weekend and instead attend the event virtually. After being cancelled in May due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the west London carnival has shifted […]

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Weekend of Extinction Rebellion protests starts with bridge blocking

August 28, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters have kicked off a weekend of planned demonstrations by blocking roads and bridges. The climate change activist group have organised a series of protests across Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire over the Bank Holiday weekend – […]

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A Peppa Pig afternoon tea bus takes off in London

August 28, 2020

Kids and big kids alike are likely to enjoy the latest addition to London’s transport scene. A Peppa Pig afternoon tea bus tour has landed that allows guests to soak up city sights surrounded by their popular pink cartoon character. The company behind the tour, Brigit’s Bakery, has been running afternoon tea bus tours for a […]

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Boy, 7, found drowned at home alongside hanged mother

August 28, 2020

A seven-year-old boy was found drowned and his mum hanged at home a day after they were reported missing. Yulia Gokcedag, 35, and her son Timur were found at their flat in the Isle of Dogs, east London, in the early hours of Thursday, August 13. Police went to the home at around 3.20am due […]

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