Day: October 4, 2020

Donald Trump briefly leaves hospital to greet supporters lining streets outside medical centre

October 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump briefly left hospital on Sunday in his car to wave to supporters gathered outside the medical centre where he is being treated for coronavirus The US president’s visit came shortly after he promised his supporters “a surprise” […]

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UK records 22,961 new coronavirus cases after investigation found thousands of cases not included in daily reports

October 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The UK has recorded nearly 23,000 new coronavirus cases, as it emerged that thousands of cases were not included in daily reports due to a “technical issue” with the Government’s Covid-19 dashboard. The total number of lab-confirmed cases of […]

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Uber rival Ola found 'not fit and proper' to hold licence in London

October 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Ride-hailing app Ola has been refused a new licence to operate in London due to safety concerns. Transport for London said it cannot find Ola “fit and proper” to hold a new private hire vehicle operator’s licence after discovering […]

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Pub fined £1,000 for wedding of 60 that went on past midnight

October 4, 2020

A pub in Birmingham has been fined £1,000 for hosting a wedding party of at least 60 people that went on past midnight in a double breach of coronavirus restrictions. Police officers visited The Greyhound in the Erdington area of the city after neighbours complained about the noise and number of people at a wedding […]

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Nearly 16,000 new COVID-19 cases added to total after technical glitch

October 4, 2020

There has been a delay in nearly 16,000 positive coronavirus results being added to the official figures, the government has announced. It comes as a further 22,961 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus were recorded in the UK, taking the total number to more than 500,000 since the outbreak began. The government said that, due to […]

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Birmingham pub fined £1,000 for allowing wedding party to continue after 10pm curfew

October 4, 2020

A pub has been fined £1,000 for allowing a wedding party to continue after midnight – two hours after it should have closed under coronavirus restrictions. West Midlands Police were called to reports of a lock-in at The Greyhound in Erdington, Birmingham, and found a wedding party with drinks still being served, a DJ set […]

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Man arrested after Newcastle University student, 18, found dead

October 4, 2020

A man has been arrested after an 18-year-old student was found dead in Newcastle. Police officers were called to an address on Richardson Road in the city shortly after 6am on Saturday. Paramedics attended and a woman was pronounced dead at the scene. An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and is […]

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Time to die? British cinemas fear ruin without latest James Bond film

October 4, 2020

He’s best known for sweeping in at the last minute to save the day – but James Bond’s latest act could be the death knell for many British cinemas. The announcement that the release of No Time to Die, the 25th film featuring the secret agent, would be delayed again has left cinemas facing financial […]

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Brits not put off by Storm Alex or pub curfew as they hit the town

October 4, 2020

Torrential downpours did not stop people all over the UK from enjoying a night out on the town.  Storm Alex battered the country with a month’s worth of rain but large crowds were pictured hitting bars and pubs in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, London and Liverpool last night.  And it appears the revellers were not put […]

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When is the 2021 London Marathon and are the ballots still open?

October 4, 2020

Not even the London Marathon could outrun the effects of coronavirus this year – with the 2020 London Marathon looking a bit different than usual. For this year’s marathon – taking place today, October 4 after it was postponed from its usual April date – only chosen elite marathon runners – including David Weir, Eliud […]

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