Day: November 6, 2020

London penthouse where you can arrive by helicopter on sale for £2.1million

November 6, 2020

What can £2.1 million buy? You could get over eight million Freddos for that figure, but we think a wiser decision would be to buy this London penthouse. On sale for the princely sum of £2.1m, it takes up the top two floors of Vicentia Court in Battersea, overlooking the Thames. It boasts a designer […]

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Beautiful Fulham church turned into a townhouse is up for sale for £15million

November 6, 2020

Okay, so you’re going to fall into one of two camps. The first is for people who actually have £15million to spare on buying a fancy pants property. These people may read on and genuinely consider buying this rather lovely church conversion in Fulham. The second camp is for people who do not have £15million, […]

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Conservative MPs urge Boris Johnson to get London out of lockdown as coronavirus cases fall

November 6, 2020

T ory MPs are lobbying Boris Johnson to get London out of lockdown and into Tier 1 as official figures show Covid-19 cases falling in 21 boroughs, the Evening Standard reveals today. They are urging No10 to dramatically ease restrictions in the capital if the virus is brought under control by the end of lockdown […]

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Families flee as thugs shoot fireworks at crowds on Bonfire Night

November 6, 2020

Families were forced to flee last night after thugs set off fireworks towards crowds on Bonfire Night, an eyewitness has said. Rockets were shot in the direction of people – including families – that had gathered in Liverpool to watch unauthorised displays in Everton Park. A car park was gridlocked with people trying to escape […]

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BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty praised as she takes on Tory minister Nadhim Zahawi over help for self-employed

November 6, 2020

B BC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty clashed with business minister Nadhim Zahawi in a heated debate this morning as she challenged the Government to provide more financial support for self-employed Britons. The presenter won praise on Twitter after grilling the Conservative politician when he suggested the self-employed could pay themselves wages with money from their […]

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The Londoner: Peers ‘fight to get into chamber’ for double bubble pay

November 6, 2020

P eers are “fighting to get into the Lords chamber” as a form of performance related pay appears to have had a galvanising effect on their Lordships’ habits of participation and voting.   Members of the Lords who attend the chamber in person get the full daily allowance of £323, while those who participate or […]

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55,000 Londoners missed by test and trace despite contact with coronavirus

November 6, 2020

The huge total — nearly enough to fill Arsenal’s Emirates stadium — was revealed in latest official data on the performance of a £12 billion project that was supposed to help allow the country return to a relatively normal life while the search for a vaccine goes on. Instead experts said that the latest figures, […]

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Grenfell inquiry: Cladding firm workers urged to ‘do the right thing’ after refusing to give evidence

November 6, 2020

F our workers from a Grenfell Tower cladding firm were today urged to “do the right thing” after refusing to give evidence to the public inquiry into the fatal fire. The current or former employees of Arconic — three French nationals and one German — have said they will not engage with the judge-led investigation, […]

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Violence breaks out at anti-mask march on first night of second lockdown

November 6, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Almost 200 anti-lockdown protesters have been arrested as they marched through London on the first evening of tougher measures. Very few people wore face coverings as they joined the ‘Million Mask March’ – an annual event on […]

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Charities urge return of homelessness scheme in English lockdown

November 6, 2020

The government must scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers and relaunch the “everyone in” strategy to protect thousands of homeless people from the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, charities and the mayor of London have said. As temperatures drop and a new England-wide lockdown threatens to force more people on to the streets […]

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