Day: September 28, 2020

Coronavirus cases rise across every part of London as hospital admissions go up

September 28, 2020

Coronavirus cases have risen in every London borough as fears of a second national lockdown grow. While all parts of the capital have seen an increase in cases, East London has been hardest hit by Covid-19. Infection rates are still lower in London than the worst-hit areas in northern England, but are steadily rising along […]

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Government accused of trying to ‘terrify’ public over coronavirus

September 28, 2020

The prime minister and government officials have been accused of trying to “terrify” the British public over coronavirus. Conservative MPs voiced their disquiet with aspects of Boris Johnson’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in a lengthy Commons debate. It comes ahead of a looming showdown over the government’s powers to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. PM: […]

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Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey accuses Boris Johnson of ‘ruling by diktat’

September 28, 2020

The new Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has told Sky News his MPs are poised to vote against new COVID-19 laws, as he accused Boris Johnson of “ruling by diktat”. In an interview following his first party conference speech as leader, he said at present his 11 MPs could not support the renewal of […]

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Judy Hillman obituary

September 28, 2020

My younger sister, Judy Hillman, who has died aged 85 following a heart attack, was a journalist and polymath – and one-time Guardian reporter. Born and brought up in Seaford, East Sussex, she was the daughter of Rex Hillman, a solicitor, and Beryl (nee Martin), a PE teacher. During the second world war Judy and […]

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London faces bleak future without £5bn cash boost, says Sadiq Khan

September 28, 2020

Khan said TfL had played ‘a vital role throughout the pandemic’ but had been hit hard by people staying home. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Sadiq Khan has warned that the capital faces a bleak future of crumbling infrastructure and a return to the “bad old days” of unreliable tube and bus services unless the government steps […]

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No review of 10pm curfew despite closing time chaos as thousands spill onto streets

September 28, 2020

The Government has firmly rejected calls to review the 10pm curfew despite ‘closing time parties’ taking place on the streets. It comes after criticism the new strict closing time is making things ‘worse not better’ in the fight against coronavirus after crowds have been pictured spilling out onto the streets at the same time. Scenes […]

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Uber court ruling: can Uber continue in London after court case appeal?

September 28, 2020

Following a four-day hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, Uber found out whether they could continue operating in London today.   There was a strong possibility that the popular vehicle hire and taxi ordering app would be prohibited from operating in the capital, one of its largest markets, following TfL’s (Transport for London) […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: New fines and restrictions come into force in parts of UK as No 10 considers 'emergency ban on socialising' in London

September 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates New local lockdown restrictions and tough new fines for failing to self-isolate come into force across parts of the UK today. People across England will be legally required to self-isolate from this week if they test positive for coronavirus […]

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Turn empty office space into homes in response to coronavirus crisis, says Sir Ed Davey

September 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Sir Ed Davey today said office spaces should be turned into homes after coronavirus led to millions of people working from home. The Liberal Democrat leader was due to give his party conference speech via video link this afternoon. […]

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Uber London: Why TfL wanted to revoke the taxi firm's licence in the capital

September 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Popular ride-hailing app Uber has secured its right to continue operating in London after a magistrate upheld its appeal against Transport for London (TfL), ruling the firm is “fit and proper” to work in the capital. The company’s application […]

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