Day: November 10, 2020

New Mary Wollstonecraft statue slammed as people ask why she’s naked

November 10, 2020

A statue of pioneering philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft has provoked a strong backlash just hours after being put on display. The sculpture, which portrays a naked woman held up by a swirling mingle of female forms, was erected in Newington Green, Islington, after a decade-long campaign to memorialise ‘the mother of feminism’. But the silvered-bronze piece, […]

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Dame Julie Walters hails ‘powerhouse’ domestic abuse activist at Women Of The Year Awards

November 10, 2020

D ame Julie Walters hailed her close friend Julie Budge as an “absolute powerhouse of a woman” as the domestic abuse activist was honoured at the Women Of The Year Awards. Budge, founder and chief executive of the My Sisters’ House support centre, took home the woman in the community award at the annual event, […]

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More than 5,000 pubs closed before second lockdown ‘could stay shut forever’

November 10, 2020

More than 5,000 pubs which closed their doors at the start of the second lockdown could remain closed forever, experts have said. New research found that 30% of Britain’s pubs – around 12,000 sites – had already stopped trading by the end of October. This compares to just 20% in the same position at the […]

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Ravers switch tactics to defy Covid restrictions during lockdown

November 10, 2020

Ravers are prepared to risk fines during lockdown as they adopt new tactics to defy Covid-19 restrictions at illegal parties. Unlicensed music events attracting hundreds of people are still taking place despite a warning from police chiefs that they will take a tougher approach on those breaching the rules. One tactic being used by organisers […]

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The number of bikes stolen in London has trebled since the start of the pandemic, show Met figures

November 10, 2020

T he number of bikes being stolen in London has almost trebled since the start of the covid pandemic, it was revealed today. Figures from the Met police showed there were 3,079 bikes reported stolen in September – a 50 per cent rise on the 2,004 in same month a year earlier. The total – […]

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ Skateboarder Nathan Apodaca gets engaged

November 10, 2020

Two months after going viral for his skateboarding video set to Fleetwood Mac‘s Dreams, Nathan Apodaca has also found love. The 38-year-old popped the question to his girlfriend Estela Chavez in Las Vegas on Saturday night, giving her a $22,000 engagement ring. The couple has reportedly been together for 14 months, after they met at […]

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Defence worker jailed for breaching Official Secrets Act with weapons system leak

November 10, 2020

A former defence worker who breached the Official Secrets Act as he leaked details of a UK missile system has been jailed for four and a half years.   Simon Finch, 50, sent top secret details of a weapons system in an email to eight people in 2018 after becoming disillusioned with the British authorities. […]

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Married professors Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci developed science of ‘promising’ Pfizer vaccine

November 10, 2020

E xperts around the world have welcomed the “promising news” of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine which has been found to be more than 90 per cent effective at preventing the disease. Downing Street welcomed the results as “promising” and said the UK will have procured 10 million doses by the end of the year to […]

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Where to meet friends for long lockdown walks in London

November 10, 2020

Lockdown 2.0 is a little different to the first time round: namely, we’re allowed to meet one person from another household for a socially distant catch-up outdoors. And what better way to blow off the cobwebs after being cooped up indoors than a long walk? London might not be the first place you think of […]

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The best pubs in London where you can pick up takeaway pints

November 10, 2020

Now that pubs across the capital have closed as part of England’s month-long lockdown, many Londoners will be missing the comforting weekend ritual of meeting a friend for a drink. But all is not lost – in lockdown 2.0, we’re allowed to meet one person from another household outdoors for recreation, and plenty of pubs […]

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