Day: August 29, 2020

UK coronavirus LIVE: Teaching unions lash out over 'reprehensible' last-minute schools guidance as Matt Hancock warns of fresh lockdowns

August 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Teaching unions have condemned the Government’s decision to release new coronavirus guidelines for schools just days before millions of pupils are set to return to the classroom. Secondary students in England could be forced to isolate for 14 days […]

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Dozens rescued from Banksy-funded migrant boat in Mediterranean sea

August 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Dozens of refugees stranded on a Banksy-funded rescue boat in the Mediterranean have been saved by the Italian Coastguard. At least 49 of the “most vulnerable survivors” were taken from the Louise Michel vessel around 12 hours after the […]

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13th arrest in hunt for father who abducted three sons at knifepoint from foster home

August 29, 2020

Police have arrested a thirteenth person following the abduction of three young boys by their father from a 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 at knifepoint last Thursday. Safi […]

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Coronavirus sceptics, conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers protest in London

August 29, 2020

Thousands of protesters from across the UK gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to protest against coronavirus restrictions and reject mass vaccinations. The event, which began at noon, drew a broad coalition including coronavirus sceptics, 5g conspiracy theorists and so-called “anti-vaxxers”. Carrying placards railing against the World Health Organization, Bill Gates and the […]

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Hundreds gather in Trafalgar Square to promote coronavirus conspiracy theories at 'anti-lockdown' protest

August 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hundreds of protesters who have branded the coronavirus pandemic a “hoax” have gathered in Trafalgar Square. The protesters, who were not wearing face coverings, carried signs saying “no more masks no more lockdown” and “incremental fascism” at The ‘Unite […]

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Far right using coronavirus as excuse to attack Asians, say police

August 29, 2020

Police chiefs have warned that the far right is using coronavirus as an excuse to attack east and south-east Asians as new figures show hate crime against them is rising. Attacks on people classified by the Metropolitan Police as “oriental” have risen a third since the lockdown was eased in May, with figures significantly higher […]

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Police break up 7am house party where drunken parents claim 'Covid is made up'

August 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Police in Lancashire have hit out at house party revellers who were found still drinking at 7.50am. Officers were called to the home in Burnley on Saturday morning following reports that a group of people were breaching coronavirus restrictions. […]

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Notting Hill Carnival has made me into who I am today

August 29, 2020

The first time I attended Notting Hill Carnival was in 1975 – nine years after its inception.  As a young lad from Clarendon, Jamaica, being immersed in the culture that is so familiar to me was an invigorating experience – and it excites me even until this day. I was a teenager back then and […]

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Hancock warns of nationwide restrictions in case of second COVID spike

August 29, 2020

There could be nationwide restrictions or very extensive local lockdowns in England if there is a second spike in COVID-19 cases this winter, Matt Hancock has warned. The health secretary also said in a worst-case scenario, the UK could be fighting a bad outbreak of flu and a growth in coronavirus as people spend more […]

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‘Nowhere to hide’ – Kay Burley back asking the big questions in new show

August 29, 2020

The breakfast team is back and we can’t wait to get started with a newly extended slot, every week day morning from 1 September. We have brilliant guests lined up for you every Monday to Friday including politicians, pop stars, captains of industry (and aeroplanes), indeed experts in every field you want to know more […]

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