Day: November 18, 2020

Teen, 19, rushed to hospital after being shot outside London station

November 18, 2020

A teenager was rushed to hospital after being shot outside a north west London tube station on Wednesday evening. The 19-year-old was gunned down outside Sudbury Hill Station in Harrow at 6.40pm. One witness described hearing five gunshots ring out while another claimed the sound was heard from two miles away. The victim was found […]

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Small dog surrounded by six police officers and tasered but it still escapes

November 18, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video This is the shocking moment half a dozen police officers surround a dog in the street before attempting to taser it. Footage shows the hapless officers trying to catch the dog with a wire loop pole. Onlookers […]

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‘Lonely’ animals at London Zoo ‘miss seeing visitors during lockdown’

November 18, 2020

Animals at London Zoo are ‘lonely’ in lockdown as they miss interacting with human visitors, keepers say. London Zoo closed its doors in December for the second time this year, taking away the steady source of attention and stimulation hundreds of species are familiar with. While some of the more indifferent animals, such as the […]

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Watchdog slams UK over secrecy in virus equipment contracts

November 18, 2020

The British government spent billions without proper transparency in a scramble to secure protective equipment early in the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s public watchdog said Wednesday. The National Audit Office said in a report that companies with links to politicians were fast-tracked and had more chances of getting a coronavirus contract than other applicants. Like […]

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Test and Trace boss having to self-isolate after alert from her own app

November 18, 2020

The under-pressure head of NHS Test and Trace is having to self-isolate after being pinged by the scheme’s smartphone app. Baroness Dido Harding revealed on Twitter she would have to quarantine until 26 November after receiving an alert. Alongside a screenshot of the NHS Test and Trace app, she posted: “Nothing like personal experience of […]

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People told to open their windows this winter to decrease coronavirus risk

November 18, 2020

People are being encouraged to open their windows this winter to decrease the risk of catching coronavirus. The Department for Health has released a video showing how virus particles linger in enclosed spaces. It also shows how letting fresh air in can reduce the risk of infection by more than 70%. Coronavirus is spread through […]

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City of London buys into new Dorset solar farm to help power Square Mile

November 18, 2020

City Corporation signs £40m deal with French renewables firm Voltalia to ensure green energy supply The City of London last month set out new climate targets to become carbon neutral by 2040. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Thousands of solar panels in the Dorset countryside will soon help power Britain’s historic financial centre under a new […]

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Donald Trump fires top election security official Christopher Krebs after he contradicted voter fraud claims

November 18, 2020

D onald Trump has fired the head of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the presidential election, contradicting his voter fraud claims. The US leader fired Christopher Krebs by tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate”. Mr Trump is refusing to recognise the victory of […]

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Majority of coronavirus fines going unpaid in some parts of England, data shows

November 18, 2020

M ore than three in five coronavirus fines have gone unpaid in some parts of England, new figures show. Nine forces saw 60 per cent or more of the penalties go unpaid within 28 days between March 27 and September 21, according to the data. The highest proportion of unpaid fines was in the Cleveland […]

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