Day: September 16, 2020

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North East faces tighter lockdown restrictions from Friday

September 16, 2020

Large parts of the North East are set to be subjected to tighter lockdown restrictions that will be announced tomorrow. The fresh coronavirus restrictions are expected to come into force on Friday. An MP present at the meeting told Sky News that the areas affected are likely to be Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, […]

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Stockwell stabbing: First picture of man knifed to death in south London thumbnail

Stockwell stabbing: First picture of man knifed to death in south London

September 16, 2020

A young man who was stabbed to death in south London has been named by police. Jaden Christie, 20, died at the scene in Stockwell Road on Tuesday afternoon. A 22-year-old man was on suspicion of murder on Wednesday after voluntarily attending a police station, Scotland Yard said. Police said formal identification had yet to […]

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UK weather forecast: Sunny spells to continue after 'limited' heatwave recorded on south coast thumbnail

UK weather forecast: Sunny spells to continue after 'limited' heatwave recorded on south coast

September 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The sunshine is set to continue for much of the UK with temperatures reaching highs of 24C in southern parts of the country. Sunny spells are expected on Thursday, with some breezy conditions in the south. However, cloud will […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson admits there is not enough testing capacity as London 'could see curfews' to curb Covid spread thumbnail

UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson admits there is not enough testing capacity as London 'could see curfews' to curb Covid spread

September 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has admitted there was not enough coronavirus testing capacity. The Prime Minister told the Commons Liaison Committee: “We don’t have enough testing capacity now because, in an ideal world, I would like to test absolutely everybody that […]

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Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along Gulf Coast as it makes landfall

September 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hurricane Sally has unleashed flooding on the US Gulf Coast, swamping homes and bringing powerful 105mph winds as it pushed inland. It lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line on Wednesday, trapping people in high water and threatening a slow […]

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Mass extinction 233 million years ago may have paved way for dinosaurs

September 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A mass extinction that happened 233 million years ago may have led to dinosaurs taking over the world. Researchers believe the cause was most likely massive volcanic eruptions in the Wrangellia Province of western Canada could have caused a […]

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Why has the UK run out of testing capacity? The three fateful decisions behind our stumbling system thumbnail

Why has the UK run out of testing capacity? The three fateful decisions behind our stumbling system

September 16, 2020

How did Britain’s “world-beating” COVID-19 testing system stumble in the face of its very first serious test? That is the question being asked throughout Whitehall and indeed the rest of the country this week as the Department for Health and Social Care is forced to ration availability of tests throughout the country. It is a […]

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John Lewis could convert almost half its Oxford Street store into offices

September 16, 2020

John Lewis is working on plans for a massive reduction in the size of its London flagship store, converting entire floors into offices, as shoppers switch to buying online and the crisis on British high streets turns into a fight for survival amid the Covid pandemic. The staff-owned department store has applied for planning permission […]

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Extinction Rebellion 'go floppy' when arrested, complains senior Met officer thumbnail

Extinction Rebellion ‘go floppy’ when arrested, complains senior Met officer

September 16, 2020

Protesters’ arrest tactic is a ‘pain in the neck’, Sir Stephen House tells committee hearing A spokeswoman for XR confirmed that its protesters were encouraged and trained to go limp when being arrested. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Rex/Shutterstock One of Britain’s most senior police officers has launched an angry tirade against Extinction Rebellion protesters going “all floppy” […]

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London could face curfew to prevent second coronavirus wave

September 16, 2020

Curfews could be introduced across London to prevent people from going ‘out drinking until the wee hours of the morning’, a public health chief has said. Professor Kevin Fenton, London director of Public Health England, stated that Londoners did a ‘phenomenal’ job of reducing the number of infections in the capital during lockdown and called […]

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