Day: September 10, 2020

Extinction Rebellion protester arrested for defacing Winston Churchill statue

September 10, 2020

Over 600 people were arrested during the environmental demonstrations in London The statue of Winston Churchill is seen vandalised with spray paint on 10 September. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Ten days of Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London ended with naked protests and an arrest over graffiti daubed on a statue of Winston Churchill. At least […]

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Grenfell sales manager promised ‘very nice meal’ for making deal with cladding firm

September 10, 2020

A commercial manager working on the Grenfell Tower refurbishment was promised a ‘very nice meal’ after securing a deal with the building’s cladding supplier. Mark Harris, who worked in sales for construction company Harley Facades, told an inquiry he had a ‘close relationship’ with cladding manufacturer Alcoa, now Arconic, and supplier CEP. However, he denied […]

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Churchill statue vandalised again as topless activists chain themselves to railings

September 10, 2020

Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square has been vandalised with graffiti again. The words “is a racist” were sprayed on the plinth beneath the statue of the wartime prime minister. It comes only three months after it was vandalised with similar words during Black Lives Matter protests – forcing it to be boarded up for […]

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Premier League drops Black Lives Matter from players’ shirts

September 10, 2020

Premier League players will no longer have the Black Lives Matter slogan on their shirts. Instead, shirts will feature a patch with the league’s own anti-racism campaign, No Room for Racism, when the competition gets underway again over the weekend. Black Lives Matter (BLM) was added to kits when the season re-started in the summer, […]

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Girl, 1, ‘dragged along ground’ after being hit by cyclist

September 10, 2020

A toddler was taken to hospital after she was hit by a cyclist and ‘dragged along the ground’. Freya Clancy, who is 16 months old, was walking in Victoria Park, East London, when she was knocked down yesterday. Her arm was caught in the spokes of the bike during the accident around 9am, her mum […]

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‘Dennis Nilsen preyed on those who fell through the cracks’: David Tennant on playing the serial killer

September 10, 2020

Many actors would think twice before agreeing to play an infamous serial killer. But for David Tennant, who stars in ITV’s three-part true crime drama, Des, the opportunity to play Dennis Nilsen had been building for a long time. Nilsen, who was convicted in 1983 of a series of murders, was a very ordinary monster […]

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UK mathematician wins richest prize in academia

September 10, 2020

A mathematician who tamed a nightmarish family of equations that behave so badly they make no sense has won the most lucrative prize in academia. Martin Hairer, an Austrian-British researcher at Imperial College London, is the winner of the 2021 Breakthrough prize for mathematics, an annual $3m (£2.3m) award that has come to rival the […]

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Police officer treated for shock after nearly being mown down by car at scene of north London stabbing

September 10, 2020

A police officer has been treated for shock after a car “brushed past” him while he was at the scene of a stabbing in north London. The officer was responding to a knife attack near Manor House Tube station on the corner of Seven Sisters Road and Green Lanes in the early hours of Thursday […]

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Nearly one in 100 Covid-19 hospital patients develop a punctured lung, scientists say

September 10, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Nearly one in 100 patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 develop a punctured lung, scientists have found. The condition, known as pneumothorax, occurs when when air collects in the space between the lung and the chest wall. It causes […]

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Canada WestJet flight cancelled after row 'over child not wearing mask'

September 10, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates An internal Canadian flight was cancelled after a heated dispute over children wearing masks. Video footage shared on social media shows the moment police officers boarded a WestJet flight bound for Toronto from Calgary. It followed an exchange between […]

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