Day: September 30, 2020

Girl, 3, dies from heart attack after ingesting drug-dealer dad’s cocaine

September 30, 2020

A girl, three, died from a heart attack after ingesting cocaine brought into her home by her dad, a judge has ruled. The child, named in court only as K, was admitted to hospital with suspected sepsis or meningitis, but collapsed and died on April 6 last year. A post-mortem then revealed she had cocaine […]

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Armed forces must ‘fundamentally change’ to counter new threats

September 30, 2020

The mindset of the UK’s armed forces must “fundamentally change” and troops must be prepared for “continuous operating” so that Britain isn’t “overwhelmed” in what will become the biggest shake up of Britain’s military in generations. The proposal has been laid out by General Sir Nicholas Carter, the chief of the defence staff. It is […]

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Truck load of carrots dumped outside London university

September 30, 2020

Twenty-nine tonnes of carrots have been dumped outside a London university as part of an art project highlighting food wastage. Grounding, a piece by Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Perez Evans, was installed by a large lorry outside the Ben Pimlott building at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, part of the University of London. The artist said […]

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Assange bugged while at Ecuadorian Embassy, UK court told

September 30, 2020

Julian Assange s conversations in the latter part of his 7-year stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London were systematically bugged, even in the toilet, a London court heard Wednesday. In written statements at Assange’s extradition hearing, two anonymous witnesses who worked for a Spanish firm with a security contract at the embassy said the […]

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London ban on mixing households ‘could be announced next week’

September 30, 2020

London could be facing new restrictions on social mixing between households as early as next week. Amid rising local coronavirus rates, the capital is on course for a clampdown unless nationwide measures succeed in slowing the spread of coronavirus, according to the London Evening Standard. All of the city will subject be tighter rules if […]

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 71 as more than 7,000 new cases reported

September 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates More than 7,000 people in the UK have tested positive for coronavirus for the second day in a row, with a further 71 deaths from the disease. On Wednesday the Department of Health said there had been 7,108 new […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson to address nation as Britain braced for further lockdowns

September 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson is set to lead a coronavirus press briefing for the first time since announcing the England-wide ban on gatherings of more than six people three weeks ago. The Prime Minister will appear alongside chief medical officer for […]

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Grenfell surveyor had to handle 130 projects at once, inquiry hears

September 30, 2020

The council department responsible for checking the safety of the Grenfell Tower refurbishment was “swamped” with work as austerity-driven cuts slashed staff numbers and the key surveyor was left handling 130 projects at once, the public inquiry in the disaster has heard. John Hoban, senior building control surveyor at the Royal Borough of Kensington and […]

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Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden prompts Americans to Google 'move to Canada'

September 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The fractious first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden prompted huge numbers of Americans to turn to Google and ask for advice on how to move to Canada. Google Trends, the tech giant’s popularity monitor, revealed that […]

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Man suspected of supplying firearm to Sergeant Matt Ratana's alleged killer released on bail

September 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A man arrested on suspicion of supplying a firearm in connection with the murder of Sergeant Matt Ratana has been released on bail. The suspect was held in Norwich on Sunday after 54-year-old Mr Ratana was shot in a […]

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