Day: October 27, 2020

Melania Trump defends president's coronavirus record: we don't hide in fear

October 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Melania Trump defended her husband’s handling of Covid-19 on her first solo trip of the US election campaign, saying: “we don’t close down and hide in fear.” The First Lady sought to shift the blame onto the Democrats, who […]

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Young and BAME workers to be worst hit by post-furlough unemployment, research shows

October 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Ethnic minority workers and young people are more likely to be made unemployed post-furlough, financial experts have said. Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities have been worst hit by the winding down of the Government’s job retention scheme, […]

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Could it be you? UK ticketholder scoops £79 million EuroMillions jackpot

October 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A UK ticket-holder has scooped a £79 million EuroMillions jackpot, with players being urged to check their numbers. The winning numbers in the draw were 13, 15, 28, 32, 44 and the lucky stars were 03 and 12. According […]

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NHS worker punched and thrown off Tube after confronting anti-maskers

October 27, 2020

An NHS worker was punched in the head and thrown off the Tube after he confronted three passengers for not wearing face masks. The row erupted on the Circle Line when he noticed two men and one woman without the coverings. One of the men punched the victim several times in the side of the […]

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October could be London’s wettest month for 158 years

October 27, 2020

London is having one of the wettest months for more than 150 years, the Met Office has said. October is usually the wettest month in the UK and rainfall this year has largely been concentrated in Greater London, the home counties in south-east England, and a smaller area of north-east Scotland. The capital has had […]

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Coronavirus immunity ‘is waning rapidly and may only last a few months’

October 27, 2020

Immunity to coronavirus may only last a few months, scientists have warned. They said a recent study measuring the prevalence of coronavirus antibodies in England showed immunity was ‘waning quite rapidly’, which could lead to an increased risk of reinfection. Researchers from Imperial College London added it still remains unclear what level of immunity antibodies […]

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Coronavirus immunity may only last a few months, scientists find

October 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Coronavirus immunity could only last a few months, scientists have found. Research by Imperial College London estimated just 4.4 per cent of adults had some form of immunity against Covid-19 in September, when cases began to increase again. This […]

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Thousands of coronavirus deaths could be linked to air pollution, study finds

October 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates More than 6,000 coronavirus-related deaths in the UK could be linked to long-term exposure to air pollution, a study has found. The research estimates around 15 per cent of deaths worldwide from Covid-19 could be attributed to exposure to […]

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Keir Starmer contacted by police after collision with cyclist in London

October 27, 2020

Rider taken to hospital after incident involving car said to be driven by Labour’s leader Keir Starmer was understood to be driving in Kentish Town, north London on Sunday when the incident took place. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters Police are investigating a collision involving the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, in which a cyclist was taken […]

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Covid-hit UK hotels unlikely to recover for four years, says PwC

October 27, 2020

PwC says London hotels will be particularly hard hit as they rely on international travel and corporate customers. Photograph: Getty The UK hotel industry could take four years to return to 2019 levels of business, even if an effective vaccine helps the sector to recover from the deep financial hit caused by Covid 19. The […]

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