Day: November 3, 2020

Police warn of ‘greater levels of enforcement’ for COVID rule breakers

November 3, 2020

People who ignore coronavirus restrictions should be prepared to “face the consequences of greater levels of enforcement”, police have warned. The chief constables of five forces in the north-west of England have said in an open letter that they will “collectively target” the minority of people who break the rules by holding large gatherings, music […]

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Man, 26, arrested over alleged abduction and rape in London

November 3, 2020

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape following a manhunt in south-west London. Earlier today the Metropolitan Police launched an appeal to track down Kadian Nelson, 26, following an attack in the North Place area of Merton at around 7am this morning. Pictures and videos shared on social media claimed a witness […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of rape after public appeal

November 3, 2020

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape following an incident in Mitcham, south London, on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police said officers had earlier circulated an appeal to trace Kadian Nelson in connection with the alleged rape of a young girl in North Place. The arrest was made at around 8pm on Tuesday […]

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Met police told to reveal if spies still used in political groups

November 3, 2020

The head of the inquiry into undercover policing has insisted that Scotland Yard reveal whether it is currently deploying spies in political groups. The surprise intervention from Sir John Mitting came on the second day of public hearings in the inquiry into spying operations that targeted mostly leftwing groups for at least four decades. The […]

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UK coronavirus: Whitty says aim of lockdown is to reduce R enough to move on after 2 December – as it happened

November 3, 2020

6.14pm GMT18:14 Early evening summary Prof Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical adviser, has told MPs there is a “realistic possibility” that the lockdown for England can be eased after 2 December. Asked if the restrictions would definitely be lifted then, as planned by the government, Whitty said: The decision as to whether to lift […]

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When spaces are made accessible for disabled people, everyone benefits

November 3, 2020

I have a confession: I seem to have fallen out of love with London, something I never thought would (or even could) happen.  Having moved to the Big Smoke almost nine years ago to follow my dreams and live independently, I imagined spending the rest of my adult life here, but that vision doesn’t seem […]

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Two 18th century Chelsea houses collapse entirely ‘during basement conversion’

November 3, 2020

Two houses that have stood in Chelsea for over 200 years have completely collapsed, reportedly during construction of a mega-basement. Neighbours heard a huge bang as the properties crashed to the ground in the middle of the night. This morning firefighters were on the scene with sniffer dogs searching to see if anybody was under […]

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What we know about the Vienna shooting: How many were killed and were the Austria attackers caught?

November 3, 2020

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told reporters that two men and two women have died from their injuries.  A suspected attacker who was carrying an assault rifle and a fake suicide vest was also shot and killed by police. Authorities are trying to work out whether further attackers may be on the run. Here is […]

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Who is Hunter Biden? What are the allegations against him, what was on his alleged laptop and what are his links to Ukraine and China?

November 3, 2020

J oe Biden‘s son Hunter, and his business dealings in Ukraine, have been the subject of fierce debate in the build up to the November 2020 presidential race. Donald Trump and his allies have accused the former vice president of improperly intervening in Ukraine’s affairs to protect his son Hunter from criminal investigation. Previously, the […]

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Ryan Giggs ‘arrested on suspicion of assaulting girlfriend’

November 3, 2020

M anchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, according to reports. The Wales manager, 46, was allegedly arrested and later bailed on suspicion of assaulting Kate Greville, his girlfriend of three years.  Police were called to a £1.7million home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Sunday after reports of […]

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