Day: October 16, 2020

Up to 200,000 pub and restaurant workers face job cuts as London moves to tier 2

October 16, 2020

Up to 200,000 hospitality staff in central London could become unemployed after the capital was plunged into a tier two lockdown. Industry bosses fear tens of thousands could face the axe this weekend as households are banned from mixing indoors, including at hospitality venues. Groups of six will still be allowed to meet in beer […]

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East Midlands COVID surge as Nottingham records highest case rate in England

October 16, 2020

There has been a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in the East Midlands over the past two weeks, according to the latest weekly surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE). The rate of new COVID-19 infections in the region has jumped from 48.8 cases per 100,000 people to 164.1 in the space of two weeks. […]

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Liverpool mayor urges people to follow rules after brother catches coronavirus

October 16, 2020

The mayor of Liverpool has urged people to follow the city’s strict coronavirus lockdown rules as he revealed his brother has caught the illness. Joe Anderson said on Twitter on Friday evening: “10 mins ago my sister-in-law a Nursing Sister has told me my eldest brother her husband has got COVID-19 he is in the […]

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‘They have to think differently’ – shoppers on John Lewis’s new strategy

October 16, 2020

Christmas is still nearly 10 weeks away but Ina Ukstina is standing in John Lewis’s Kingston upon Thames store clutching several strings of shiny tree decorations. “For the first time in my life I’m getting an artificial tree,” she says. “I’ve always had a real tree but have started to think about what happens afterwards, […]

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Tory election agent guilty of tricking voters into nominating candidates

October 16, 2020

Diana Dianescu posed as someone from the Green or Labour parties, and Hackney council to dupe voters Dianescu has been given a six-month suspended sentence and told to do 200 hours of community service. Photograph: Hackney Conservatives A Conservative party election agent has been convicted of tricking voters in a Labour stronghold borough into signing […]

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Fishmongers’ Hall attacker Usman Khan was visited by police two weeks before deadly rampage, court hears

October 16, 2020

Police visited a freed terrorist two weeks before he murdered two people in a knife rampage at a London rehabilitation event, a court has heard. Usman Khan was wearing a fake suicide vest when he fatally stabbed Jack Merritt, 25, Saskia Jones, 23, at Fishmongers’ Hall on 29 November last year. Conference attendees and staff […]

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Welsh Government looking 'very carefully' at introducing circuit breaker lockdown, says First Minister

October 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Welsh Government is looking “very carefully” at introducing a circuit breaker lockdown that would “turn back the clock” on the spread of Covid-19 in Wales. First Minister Mark Drakeford said the Government is considering a time-limited “firebreak” that […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London braced for Tier 2 lockdown restrictions at midnight as Lancashire moves to highest Covid alert level

October 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates More than half the population of England is preparing for tougher lockdown restrictions from midnight tonight as London and other “high risk” areas enter Covid Tier 2. The capital will join areas including Essex and Elmbridge in seeing strict […]

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Brexit news latest: Boris Johnson says UK should prepare for No Deal with EU after bust-up with Brussels

October 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson dramatically told Britain to prepare for a No Deal Brexit after a bust-up with Brussels on trade talks. The Prime Minister put the country on notice that its EU departure at the end of the transition period […]

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Man arrested in Italy over series of high-value burglaries in London

October 16, 2020

A man has been charged over a series of high-end burglaries last winter following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Flying Squad. Alessandro Maltese, 44, was returned to the UK via Heathrow on Thursday following his arrest in Italy. He was detained under a European Arrest Warrant earlier this month, Scotland Yard said. Maltese has […]

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