Day: October 13, 2020

Anger as London Palladium ‘packed’ while sports fans still not allowed in stadiums

October 13, 2020

Football fans are asking why they still can’t go to open air matches, while roughly 1,000 people attended the London Palladium on each of the past two nights. Audience members were pictured wearing masks and were separated by empty seats, but concerns were still raised about how safe it was in the theatre. It comes […]

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Calls for two-week ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ across London

October 13, 2020

The Government is coming under increasing pressure to put London under stricter lockdown measures. Labour MP Sam Tarry has written to health secretary Matt Hancock calling for a two-week ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ across London. He said it is clear the Government ‘must act decisively’ to slow soaring coronavirus infection rates across the capital, particularly in his […]

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What I Rent: Daisy and Fred, £1,350 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Hackney

October 13, 2020

It’s time for What I Rent, our weekly series taking an honest look at the ins and outs of renting. This time around we’re nosing around the property rented by Daisy Spain, 27, an interior designer, and her boyfriend Fred, 28, a multidisciplinary designer. The couple spent four years living on a canalboat together, cruising […]

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Teenager jailed for life for stabbing rival to death at knife awareness course

October 13, 2020

A young offender who stabbed another teenager to death at a knife awareness course has been jailed for life. Vladimir Nachev, 18, launched a ‘brutal’ attack on Hakim Sillah, 18, at a west London community centre, stabbing him several times with a ‘Rambo’ knife. Hakim was rushed to hospital but he could not be saved […]

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London could be plunged into tier 2 lockdown ‘this week’

October 13, 2020

Londoners could be banned from meeting friends indoors within days after the city’s infection rate doubled in just two weeks. The capital was placed in a tier one lockdown on Monday, meaning locals escaped being immediately placed under tighter restrictions – but Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned ‘this could change very quickly’. Speaking on Monday […]

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US activists topple statues of Roosevelt and Lincoln amid anti-Columbus Day protests

October 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Protesters in the US city of Portland overturned statues of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and vandalised the Oregon Historical Society in a declaration of “rage” towards Columbus Day. In actions echoed in other US cities and […]

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WHO chief slams herd immunity response to coronavirus pandemic as 'unethical'

October 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Deliberately allowing Covid-19 to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity is “unethical”, an expert has warned. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the concept, which occurs when a large portion of a population becomes immune to […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London on brink of Tier 2 lockdown as Boris Johnson grilled for ignoring Sage 'circuit-break' calls

October 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Londoners are being urged to brace for a return to tighter coronavirus restrictions after Boris Johnson divided the nation into three tiers. The system, announced by the Prime Minister yesterday evening, will see areas put into different categories labelled […]

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Singapore Airlines turns parked planes into pop-up restaurant… and £380 tickets sell out

October 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Diners in Singapore have jumped at the chance to have dinner on a parked plane at the city’s main airport. Looking for new business models to make up for lost revenues amid the coronavirus outbreak, Singapore Airlines has launched […]

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Three women 'stabbed by man on bike' in Belfast

October 13, 2020

Three women were stabbed following a spate of attacks by a man on a bike in Belfast, police say. Police said the three victims were attacked in separate incidents over the course of two hours while walking along streets in the city. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the first incident took place on […]

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