Day: November 20, 2020

So you want to set up a low-traffic neighbourhood? Here’s where to start

November 20, 2020

How do I get started? For all the attention low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) are getting, they are very simple things. Strategic “point closures” allow vehicle access to all addresses in a neighbourhood, but reduce through traffic. They can be done with planters, or lockable bollards, or a combination of both. In London, impressive maps of potential […]

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Two million people in Scotland prepare for strictest coronavirus rules

November 20, 2020

The level-four rules are to come into force in 11 council areas, including Glasgow, at 6pm on Friday. The restrictions will remain in place until 11 December. Non-essential shops will close, as will restaurants, pubs and bars, hairdressers, gyms and visitor attractions. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week announced the “unpalatable but necessary” step of […]

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Surgeon seeks stem cell donor for seriously ill daughter, 12, being treated in London hospital

November 20, 2020

A surgeon is desperately searching for a blood stem cell donor to save the life of his seriously ill daughter, who is being treated in London hospital. Arya Lloyd, 12, first complained of stomach pains in May this year, and initially her parents thought they were general growing pains. But when the pains persisted, Arya […]

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Rishi Sunak expected to impose public sector pay cap in spending review

November 20, 2020

R ishi Sunak is reportedly set to impose a pay cap on five million public sector workers as he seeks to rebuild public finances damaged by the pandemic. The Chancellor will use next week’s spending review will limit pay rises in the public sector to at or below inflation, according to the Daily Mail. Only […]

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US election: Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner following recount in state

November 20, 2020

J oe Biden has won Georgia and its 16 electoral votes after a hand tally of election ballots affirmed the former vice-president’s narrow lead over Donald Trump. The hand tally of about five million votes stemmed from an audit required by a new state law and not in response to any suspected problems with the […]

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Man arrested ‘after smashing through counter screen’ at London police station

November 20, 2020

A man has been arrested after he broke through the counter screen at a police station in east London. Officers said a man entered Dagenham Police Station about 10.37pm and “became increasingly aggressive and agitated towards staff”. He succeeded in climbing through the broken counter screen before being arrested in a nearby corridor after police […]

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