Day: October 20, 2020

Ministers threaten to take direct control of Transport for London

October 20, 2020

The government has been accused of demanding “punitive” conditions to agree a funding deal with Transport for London. The Financial Times reported that ministers have told the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, the government would take direct control of Transport for London (TfL) unless he accepts measures including higher council tax, a larger congestion charge zone […]

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Attempted murder arrest after police officer left with potentially life-changing injuries

October 20, 2020

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was left with potentially life-changing injuries following a car crash in Southwark, south London. Three other officers were injured in the collision and another during the arrest. A police statement said: “A police vehicle was involved in a collision with another […]

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How people in Greater Manchester’s COVID hotspot reacted to Tier 3 measures

October 20, 2020

It was just a bag of bread, milk, eggs and baked beans, but for Jane Little and her family, it makes every bit of difference. Without her doorstep delivery from a grassroots charity in Rochdale she really struggles to find the money from her benefits to feed her three grown-up children who all have special needs. […]

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Sadiq Khan calls for ‘immediate end’ to London’s 10pm curfew

October 20, 2020

The Mayor of London has urged the government to scrap the 10pm curfew immediately in a bid to help struggling pubs and restaurants cope with tier two coronavirus restrictions. Sadiq Khan believes allowing businesses to remain open beyond 10pm will boost cashflow and enable restaurants to increase their bookings throughout the evening. It comes amid […]

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Greater Manchester forced into Tier 3 lockdown measures after talks collapse

October 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has confirmed Greater Manchester will move to the “very high” coronavirus alert level. The Prime Minister said the tier 3 regulations will be laid in Parliament on Thursday and they will come into force just after midnight. […]

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How to see the Orionid meteor shower in London tonight

October 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Skygazers are set for a dazzling light display on Tuesday as the Orionid meteor shower streaks through our night skies. The celestial fireworks can be spotted with the naked eye twice a year, cloud permitting, as Earth passes through […]

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Boris Johnson's administration suffers heavy defeat after peers condemn 'law-breaking' Brexit legislation

October 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson‘s administration suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords as peers vowed to reject the “morally wrong” and “illegal” Brexit legislation that enables minister to break international law. With 365 votes to 169, members backed a […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Tier 3 lockdown imposed on Greater Manchester after Andy Burnham accuses Government of 'walking away' from talks

October 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Greater Manchester will enter Tier 3 lockdown measures within days, the Prime Minister confirmed, after talks over a financial support package for the region broke down. Boris Johnson‘s announcement came after the city’s mayor Andy Burnham accused the Government […]

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UK coronavirus daily death toll highest since June 5 as cases rise by 21,331

October 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A further 241 people have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus, the highest daily death toll in more than four months. It brings the total number of people who have died within 28 days of testing positive for […]

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Stormzy vest and 3D Covid virus among Designs of the Year nominees

October 20, 2020

A vegan burger, the 3D rendering of the virus causing Covid-19 and the union flag stab-proof vest worn by Stormzy are contenders in the Designs of the Year, which its curator says tells the story of a tumultuous 12 months before the coronavirus pandemic. The Design Museum in London has announced the 74 nominees for […]

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