Day: October 24, 2020

Some hospitals still not allowing partners to be present at childbirth

October 24, 2020

Restrictions on hospital visitors because of COVID-19 have hit maternity services hard. According to NHS England, “NHS guidance was issued on 8 September so that partners and visitors can attend maternity units. This builds on the determined effort throughout the pandemic to ensure partners were able to be present during labour”. Try telling that to […]

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Small breweries warn ‘reverse Robin Hood tax system’ putting jobs at risk

October 24, 2020

Small breweries in Britain are warning that hundreds of jobs are at risk over government plans to cut tax relief. The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) described the proposals as “madness” during a period when many businesses are on the brink of collapse. Under the plans, up to 150 small breweries would have to pay […]

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Labour vows to bring issue of free school meals back to Commons if ministers do not relent in time for Christmas

October 24, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Labour has warned it will bring the issue of free school meals back to the House of Commons if ministers do not relent in time for Christmas. Boris Johnson faced a grassroots rebellion this week over the free school […]

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Ilford stabbing: Three charged after father-of-four Lee Baxter was knifed to death in east London

October 24, 2020

Three men have been charged with murder after a father-of-four was fatally stabbed in east London. Lee Baxter was stabbed to death on October 9 just before 9.30pm in Southdown Crescent, Newbury Park. Officers battled to save him but the 34-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination found he died from “multiple […]

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Ten arrested as police break up ‘Stop The New Normal’ anti-lockdown protest

October 24, 2020

Three police officers suffered minor injuries while breaking up a ‘Stop The New Normal’ protest in central London. Crowds of thousands gathered in the city with banners and placards, calling for ‘freedom’ and an end to restrictions imposed due the pandemic. They called the new rules ‘tyranny’ and also voiced their opposition to vaccines. Piers […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Millions wake up under new Tier 3 lockdown restrictions as Covid infection rate continues to increase

October 24, 2020

News › UK South Yorkshire which includes the city of Sheffield, will enter into tier 3 restrictions from 12.01am on Saturday ( AFP via Getty Images ) The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Millions of people across the UK woke up to stricter coronavirus restrictions […]

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Grenfell Tower investigation: Man arrested on suspicion of perverting course of justice

October 24, 2020

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in relation to the Metropolitan Police‘s Grenfell Tower investigation. The man was arrested in the Sussex area on Saturday. Scotland Yard said the 38-year-old was taken to a local police station and has since been released under investigation. The force added […]

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Watlington: Murder suspect in hospital after woman's body found at Oxfordfordshire National Trust estate

October 24, 2020

A 23-year-old man has been arrested after a woman in her sixties was found dead at a National Trust estate in Oxfordshire. Thames Valley Police found the woman’s body in woodland on the Watlington Hill estate just before 6pm on Friday. The murder suspect is in hospital with serious injuries. He was detained after he […]

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Police disperse fourth anti-lockdown march in London

October 24, 2020

Tens of thousands of people joined a march through central London against the coronavirus restrictions on Saturday afternoon, calling for an end to lockdowns and other measures they described as a threat to civil rights. Chanting and shouting at people to take off their masks, protesters marched a winding route through the centre of London, […]

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One of London’s newest churches is a custom designed canal barge

October 24, 2020

Between the devil and the deep blue sea now lies this swish new church barge. The boat has been aptly christened Genesis after the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament (you know, the one with Noah’s ark). The Genesis was designed by London-based architects Denizen Works and was commissioned as […]

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