Day: September 19, 2020

Britons to face £10,000 fines for failing to self-isolate as Boris Johnson announces strict new coronavirus clampdown

September 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates People in England who refuse orders to self-isolate will face fines of up to £10,000, Boris Johnson has announced. Under the new measures, anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 and does not self-quarantine is breaking the law and faces […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Cases jump by 4,422 as London lockdown restrictions 'increasingly likely'

September 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates It is “increasingly likely” that lockdown restrictions will soon be needed to slow the spread of coronavirus in London, Sadiq Khan has warned. His comments come after Boris Johnson said the UK is “now seeing a second wave coming […]

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White House sent envelope laced with deadly poison ricin

September 19, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates An envelope sent to the White House has been found to contain a deadly poison, US officials have confirmed. The letter was intercepted at a facility which screens mail addressed to Donald Trump. A preliminary investigation indicated that it […]

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They did it! Celebs and readers complete gruelling 26-mile hike for charity

September 19, 2020

They may have set off at 6.30am this morning, but our Metro.co.uk Lifeline trekkers were all smiles – and maybe a few blisters – as they crossed the finish line of their epic London ’10 Peaks’ challenge. All in aid of The Hygiene Bank charity, which helps those most affected by hygiene poverty, each trekker […]

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Toxteth stabbing: Man dies after broad daylight knife attack in Liverpool

September 19, 2020

A man has died after being knifed in the chest in Liverpool. Police were called to Prince William Street, Toxteth, at 4.30pm on Saturday following reports of a stabbing. The victim, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, Merseyside Police confirmed. A man in his 20s was detained and […]

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Woman seriously injured after man, 84, crashes into pedestrians on Swansea footpath

September 19, 2020

A woman has been seriously injured after a pensioner crashed onto a footpath in south Wales. Emergency services rushed to the scene in the Mumbles area of Swansea on Saturday afternoon. The car collided with two pedestrians at Bracelet Bay car park at around 2.30pm, South Wales Police said. The woman, aged 35, has been […]

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Pensioner brought to tears by overwhelming response to his plea for friends

September 19, 2020

A pensioner who suffered the ‘unbearable torture’ of loneliness has been brought to tears by the cascade of public support to his plea for friends. Tony Williams, 75, from Hampshire, put up a heart-breaking poster in his front window asking for friends after the sudden death of his wife of 35 years, Jo, who died […]

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And they’re off! Celebs and Metro.co.uk readers take on London’s ’10 Peaks’ for charity

September 19, 2020

This morning 60-odd Metro.co.uk readers and celebrities embarked on a gruelling 26-mile trek to help raise vital funds for grassroots charity, The Hygiene Bank. Adhering to strict social distancing guidelines, after setting off at 6.30am, the intrepid fundraisers, which included Vicky Pattison, Meg Mathews and Charlie Webster, will spend around 10 hours conquering London’s ’10 […]

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