Day: September 20, 2020

UK coronavirus LIVE: London 'should face lockdown within days' as cases surge by 3,899

September 20, 2020

We begin the day with a helpful reminder of what the new ‘rule of six’ means depending on where you are in the UK: (PA) The number of people that can attend social gatherings have been slashed across the UK following a rise in coronavirus cases. New rules were implemented in England, Wales and Scotland […]

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Chris Whitty: UK has reached 'critical point' in coronavirus fight ahead of 'challenging winter'

September 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates England’s Chief Medical Officer is to address the nation tomorrow, warning that the UK has reached a “critical point” in its battle against coronavirus. Professor Chris Whitty will tell a televised briefing that the country faces a “very challenging […]

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London could face new coronavirus restrictions ‘within days’

September 20, 2020

London could be locked down within days, the Health Secretary has admitted amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the capital. Matt Hancock said he had spoken with London mayor Sadiq Khan over the weekend about what action is needed in the capital and would not rule out new restrictions on the capital. Mr Khan […]

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More than 55,000 Britons at risk of homelessness as evictions ban ends

September 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Tens of thousands of Britons are at risk of losing their homes as the Government’s ban of evictions comes to an end on Monday. Private renters in England and Wales have been protected during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to […]

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Police appeal after man killed in 'hit-and-run' in Surrey

September 20, 2020

A man has been killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Surrey, police have said. The man was found with serious head injuries on Walton Bridge Road, Shepperton, on Saturday evening. He died at the scene, Surrey Police confirmed. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. One has been released under investigation while […]

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Cheddar Caves to close indefinitely as pandemic shuts 300 million-year-old gorge

September 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A beloved tourist attraction in Somerset is to close its doors “for the foreseeable future”, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to eat away at jobs. The future of Cheddar Caves and Gorge has been plunged into “great uncertainty”, the […]

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New tactics against ‘county lines’ drug dealing are working, say police

September 20, 2020

Police say new tactics have enabled them to drive the expansion of ‘county lines’ drug dealing into reverse, and have vowed to eradicate it from the country’s worst-affected area. County lines – whereby drug-dealing gangs from cities expand their operations to other areas – had been growing every year, with rural areas such as Norfolk […]

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Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep drummer Lee Kerslake dies

September 20, 2020

Lee Kerslake, who was the drummer for rock band Uriah Heep and also played on two Ozzy Osbourne albums, has died aged 73 after a battle with prostate cancer. Former Uriah Heep keyboardist Ken Hensley announced his death through a message shared with fans on Facebook. Osbourne was among those who also paid tribute, saying: […]

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Orchestral manoeuvres in a car park: does ENO’s drive-in opera hit the high notes?

September 20, 2020

Sweaty, hyperventilating and with frozen hands, I arrive at Europe’s first live drive-in opera like Mimi in La Bohème’s last act. Unlike the opera’s heroine, I can barely make myself understood by security staff, still less sing a showstopper that would have them sobbing in their Ford Focuses. Have you ever cycled up the hill […]

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‘So much owed to so few’: Battle of Britain heroes remembered 80 years on

September 20, 2020

The heroes of the Battle of Britain have been remembered at a service at Westminster Abbey, marking the 80th anniversary of the aerial campaign. In 1940, when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, the Royal Air Force resisted a series of fighter and bomber raids against both military and civilian targets, which Adolf Hitler hoped […]

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