Day: October 28, 2020

Social clubs under Tier 3 restrictions 'still serving alcohol due to loophole'

October 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Some social clubs in Tier 3 regions may have been getting around alcohol service rules by exploiting a loophole in the wording of their licensing agreements. Drinking establishments in areas with the highest restrictions are banned from selling alcohol […]

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UK weather: Torrential downpours set to bring 'dangerous' flooding across UK

October 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Torrential downpours are set to bring “dangerous” flooding across the UK this week, forecasters have warned. The Met Office said large waves, heavy rain, strong gales and potential river flooding will affect the west coast of England, much of […]

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Marcus Rashford's free school meals petition tops one million signatures

October 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Marcus Rashford‘s petition to ensure children in need get free school meals during the holidays has reached the milestone of million signatures. The Manchester United star’s mission to ensure no child goes hungry has gripped the nation and caused […]

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Royal palaces seek curator to uncover their links to slave trade

October 28, 2020

Historic Royal Palaces is launching research into the properties it manages, which include Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace, and their connections to the slave trade, with a curator tasked with uncovering ties. HRP confirmed that the new curator for inclusive history will be in charge of the study and be supported by the organisation’s […]

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Much loved Southwark Cathedral cat Doorkins Magnificat laid to rest

October 28, 2020

She started out as a street cat, stealing scraps from market traders. Then, 12 years ago, the small tabby made her home in Southwark Cathedral where she reached celebrity status: meeting the Queen, starring in a children’s book and having her own social media accounts. The extraordinary journey of Doorkins Magnificat from mangy moggie to […]

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Every London borough now has at least 100 cases per 100,000 people

October 28, 2020

The coronavirus infection rate has passed 100 cases per 100,000 people in every part of the capital. Three boroughs had a rate higher than 200 in the week to October 23. Ealing, west London, has the highest rate, at 220.3 (754 cases), compared to 153.9 (526) the week before, according to official figures. The 100 […]

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Boris Johnson under pressure over tougher Covid restrictions amid fears of deadlier second wave

October 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to impose heightened Covid-19 restrictions after fears were raised that the second wave could be more deadly than the first. It comes after the UK recorded its highest daily Covid-19 death toll since […]

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Migrant boat tragedy should serve as wake up call for UK and French leaders, charity bosses say

October 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The deaths of two children and two adults in the migrant boat tragedy should serve as a “wake-up call” for UK and French leaders, charity bosses have said. A five-year-old, an eight-year-old and two adults died after the vessel […]

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