Day: November 26, 2020

Police officer who scanned £9.95 Krispy Kreme dougnuts as 7p carrots sacked for gross misconduct

November 26, 2020

PC Simon Read claimed at a disciplinary hearing that he made an honest mistake at the self-service tills at Tesco Extra in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire but a panel ruled that his explanation was “lacking in credibility”. He scanned the carrots barcode twice and failed to scan the donuts barcode, paying around £4 for the items instead […]

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Frank Bailey, London’s first post-war black firefighter, honoured on Google Doodle

November 26, 2020

Mr Bailey was born in Guyana on this day in 1925. Today would have been his 95th birthday. According to the London Fire Brigade (LFB), he was the first full time black firefighter in London, and possibly the first in the country. The Google Doodle, illustrated by West Yorkshire-based guest artist Nicole Miles, pays tribute […]

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Wembley park deaths: Police officers could face criminal charges over ‘unofficial’ crime scene pictures

November 26, 2020

M etropolitan Police officers could face criminal charges over claims that “inappropriate” photos were taken at the scene of a double murder.   The two women were stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, after a celebration on June 5 to mark Ms Henry’s birthday.   It is alleged “inappropriate and non-official” pictures […]

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Family of terror attack victim Jack Merritt to sue Government over his death

November 26, 2020

Mr Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were fatally stabbed by Usman Khan during a prisoner rehabilitation event near London Bridge on November 29 last year. He was tackled by members of the public armed with a narwhal tusk, a decorative pike and a fire extinguisher before he was shot dead by police on London […]

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Boris Johnson appoints Dan Rosenfield as new chief of staff

November 26, 2020

Mr  Rosenfield, who is currently the head of corporate clients and UK business at strategic advisory firm Hakluyt, will begin work at Downing Street on December 7. Lord Udny-Lister is set continue to serve as acting chief of staff until January 1, 2021, when Mr Rosenfield will formally take over, Number 10 said. ( The […]

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London pubs to reopen if they serve food as capital placed in tier 2

November 26, 2020

Pubs in London will be allowed to open next week if they serve food, after the capital was placed in tier 2 of the new restrictions. The move will delight MPs and businesses in London – but is likely to kick off a political row as most cities in the North and Midlands face the […]

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Pubs to stay shut in many areas in new English virus curbs

November 26, 2020

Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socializing and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, with pubs and restaurants ordered to remain shut across much of the country’s densely populated Midlands and north. The government announced details on Thursday of three-level regional measures that will take effect Dec. 2. […]

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Covid tiers: large parts of England in tier 3 restrictions after lockdown

November 26, 2020

Significant sections of England including much of the north and Midlands have been placed in the top tier of new coronavirus restrictions, the government has announced, potentially putting ministers on a collision course with Conservative MPs. Only three areas – Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly – are in the lowest level […]

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London and Liverpool to go into tier two after lockdown ends

November 26, 2020

London and Liverpool will be placed under tier 2 restrictions when England’s national lockdown ends on December 2. The capital has avoided being upgraded to tier 3 – the toughest level of measures – while Liverpool has been downgraded from the top tier following a drop in the infection rate. Manchester, Hull, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol […]

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Amazon ‘really sorry’ after customers received cat food instead of PS5 games console

November 26, 2020

Amazon says it is “really sorry” following reports that customers who had pre-ordered the new PlayStation 5 instead received deliveries of cat food and a foot massager. Social media users have expressed their disappointment at what they claim are a spate of unsolicited deliveries, including cat food, a grill, and packing tape, instead of the […]

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