Day: November 4, 2020

London gridlocked with 1,200 miles of traffic jams as thousands flee ahead of lockdown

November 4, 2020

Tens of thousands of drivers rushed to leave the capital this evening before the second national lockdown comes into force at midnight. Data from SatNav app TomTom shows congestion in London was 34% higher than average at 6pm. The mass exodus of city dwellers to their rural homes saw 2,624 traffic jams spanning 1,200 miles, […]

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London market forced to close by police as customers leave at 10.07pm

November 4, 2020

A popular street food market in south London was told to close by police after customers were seven minutes late to leave. Mercato Metropolitano posted on Twitter how they were shut down on Monday night, days before the venue would have had to close for the national lockdown. However, they said the decision had since […]

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Strictly Come Dancing won’t have studio audience for first time in 15 years due to lockdown

November 4, 2020

S trictly Come Dancing will not have a studio audience for the first time in the show’s 15-year history because of the new national lockdown.  Show organisers today confirmed the primetime BBC show will not have an audience throughout November in order to restrict the number of people on site. Previously this season, a select […]

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NHS ‘getting better’ at treating Covid-19 patients in hospital with death rate down by half since first wave

November 4, 2020

T he NHS is getting substantially better at preventing people from dying from Covid-19, one of the UK’s leading scientists said today. Professor Peter Horby, of Oxford university, who is heading the UK’s world-leading Recovery trial of several potential new treatments, said it was “really fantastic news” that the death rate in hospitalised patients had […]

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Nigel Farage predicts ‘unconstrained’ Trump ‘with straightjacket removed’ if he wins second term

November 4, 2020

N igel Farage has said a second term of Donald Trump will see a “radical” US President “with the straightjacket removed.” The Brexit Party leader said Mr Trump would “really take on the swamp” and be “unconstrained in every single way” if he remains in the White House.  Mr Farage also claimed that Mr Trump […]

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London coronavirus latest: Number of Covid-19 patients in capital’s hospitals set to hit 1,000

November 4, 2020

T he number of Covid19 patients in London hospitals was today set to hit 1,000 as the pandemic placed the NHS under increased pressure. But the head of the NHS in England said tomorrow’s month-long lockdown should avoid the need for a nationwide postponement of non-emergency surgery, though “targeted” local restrictions were likely. Last night, […]

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Amanda Knox slammed for US election joke tweet after saying result ‘can’t be as bad’ as her time in Italy

November 4, 2020

A manda Knox faced criticism today after comparing her time in prison to the next four years of American politics. With the battle for the White House in the balance, she joked on Twitter: “Whatever happens, the next four years can’t be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?” Ms […]

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Police shut down wedding after 100 people found secretly partying in London

November 4, 2020

A wedding reception was broken up in London after nearly 100 people were busted secretly celebrating inside. Police were called to Chaudhry’s TKC restaurant in Southall, shortly after 7pm on Sunday. One of the event organisers tried to convince officers there were only 15 guests present. But police discovered a gathering of approximately 100 guests […]

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