Day: September 24, 2020

‘We’re going to miss the community’: Elephant and Castle shopping centre closes after 55 years

September 24, 2020

After 55 years the final few traders were packing up their shops and stalls at the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in south London with mixed feelings about what the future might hold. “It’s time for a change, because really everything has to be different,” Luz Villamizar, a “60-something” trader said with tears in her […]

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Italy president hits out at Boris Johnson over COVID remark

September 24, 2020

Italy’s president has hit back at Boris Johnson after he suggested the UK had higher coronavirus infection rates because it was a more “freedom-loving country”. In parliament this week, the prime minister was quizzed about why Germany and Italy appeared to have lower COVID-19 rates than Britain. Mr Johnson disputed a claim that the relative […]

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Morrisons resumes rationing as customers stock up

September 24, 2020

Morrisons has become the first supermarket chain to reinstate rationing on essential goods after evidence that some customers were stockpiling. Britain’s fourth-biggest grocer said it was limiting consumers buying products such as toilet roll, disinfectants and bleach to a maximum of three items. Live updates on coronavirus from UK and around the world Image: Shelves […]

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Property developers may pay lip service to ‘diversity’, but they’re ruining our cities | Dan Hancox

September 24, 2020

Everything must go at Elephant and Castle shopping centre in south London. A full 55 years after it opened, it finally closes its doors on 24 September. It dies, as most of us do, in poor health, a distressing shadow of its brightest self. The painted blue exterior is streaked all around with water damage […]

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Matt Hanock says 10,000 a day contracting Covid-19 as he urges public to download app

September 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Matt Hancock has said nearly 10,000 people a day are contracting coronavirus as he urged people to download the newly-released NHS tracing app. He said the 10,000 daily infections were still fewer than the “100,000 per day” estimated during […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Rishi Sunak to unveil emergency jobs plan as new Covid-19 restrictions come into force

September 24, 2020

News › UK Rishi Sunak initially announced his “Winter Economy Plan” via Twitter ( PA ) The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Rishi Sunak is set to outline new measures to protect millions of jobs after ministers insisted more needs to be done to support […]

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Donald Trump takes swipe at Meghan Markle saying he is 'not a fan' of the Duchess of Sussex and wishing Harry 'luck'

September 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump has hit out at Meghan Markle after she and her husband Harry participated in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote in the 2020 election. The Duchess of Sussex says in the video that every four […]

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NHS contact tracing app finally launched in England and Wales

September 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A coronavirus contact tracing app is today launching across England and Wales in what the Health Secretary has called “an important step forward” in our fight against the “invisible killer”. The rollout follows months of delay and questions about […]

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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Thursday, September 24

September 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Police shot during protest over grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor case in US Two officers have been shot during protests in the US city of Louisville that followed a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers involved in […]

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