Day: October 22, 2020

Plasma from recovered COVID cases has ‘no clinical benefit’ for patients

October 22, 2020

Convalescent plasma has no clinical benefit for COVID-19 patients, according to a new study. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, assessed 464 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals in India between April and July. They were split into two groups – one got two transfusions of convalescent plasma 24 hours apart and best standard […]

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Police appeal launched after seven year old girl snatched from her mother’s side

October 22, 2020

Officers have appealed for witnesses after a seven year old girl was grabbed by a man as she walked beside her mother in the street. The assailant, who was not known to the family, carried the girl for 100 metres before dropping her to the ground in Southwark at 5pm on Thursday. He was then […]

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Migrants being processed at ‘rubble-strewn building site’, inspectors find

October 22, 2020

Migrants arriving in Kent after crossing the English Channel are being processed at what resembles a “rubble-strewn building site”. Many were then detained for days at a time in rooms with no sleeping facilities, showers or access to the open air. A surprise visit to Home Office facilities by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) exposed […]

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Donald Trump arrives in Tennessee with Melania ahead of final presidential debate

October 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump and the First Lady have arrived in Tennessee ahead of the final presidential debate. The debate marks Melania Trump‘s first public outing since she was diagnosed with coronavirus. She was seen smiling and holding hands with Mr […]

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Manhunt for stranger who grabbed girl, 7, as she walked beside mother in Camberwell

October 22, 2020

Police are looking for witnesses after a man grabbed a seven-year-old girl as she was walking beside her mother in a south London street. The stranger carried the child for around 100 metres before dropping her in Mary Datchelor Close in Camberwell at around 5pm on Thursday. He made off on foot and the girl […]

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Worker paints white line over dead possum on New Zealand road

October 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A road worker who painted a white line over a dead possum in a New Zealand road has been criticised for being “disrespectful” towards the animal. The picture, which was taken on Monday, shows a white line painted over […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson holds 4pm Downing Street TV briefing after Rishi Sunak pledges billions in Covid support

October 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Rishi Sunak has unveiled billions of pounds of extra help for firms and workers hit by coronavirus restrictions The package includes making the Job Support Scheme, which replaces the current furlough system, more generous. There will also be grants […]

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The Guardian view on race and the Met: making matters worse

October 22, 2020

Last year the Metropolitan police commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, said that the confidence of black and minority ethnic Londoners in the force was improving, two decades after the Macpherson report described it as “institutionally racist”. Plenty of people disagreed at the time. But with one recent poll showing that 77% of black people believe the […]

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Ghislaine Maxwell said Jeffrey Epstein accuser's claims of abuse are 'absurd' in released transcripts

October 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Newly released transcripts show British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell repeatedly denied hiring anyone under the age of 18 for Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges that she recruited three girls, including one who was 14, and joined […]

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Grenfell lessons and the need to talk to tenants | Letters

October 22, 2020

Thank you for your continuing coverage of the Grenfell inquiry, and your vital underlining of its significance in your editorial (The Guardian view on Grenfell secrets: regeneration shame, 18 October). There have been three Grenfell stories. Number one was the immediate response that residents had been betrayed by an insensitive council. Then came Andrew O’Hagan’s […]

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