Day: December 3, 2020

Joe Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing as one of first acts as president

December 3, 2020

J oe Biden will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as US president. The move marks a notable shift from President Donald Trump, whose own scepticism of mask-wearing has contributed to a politicisation of the issue. Public health experts say wearing a face covering is […]

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First batch of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines arrive in UK and set to be delivered to hospitals

December 3, 2020

It been taken to a central hub at an undisclosed location in unmarked lorries before it is moved to hospitals and vaccination centres across the country. The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine, which is enough to vaccinate 20 million people. Its arrival on Thursday spells joy for the families of elderly […]

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Boris Johnson announces new climate target to cut emissions by 68% before 2030

December 3, 2020

B oris Johnson has announced a new target to cut the UK’s emissions by more than two-thirds by 2030. The Prime Minister said the “ambitious” target would see Britain cutting greenhouse gases at the fastest rate of any major economy so far. The new climate plan – or nationally determined contribution – under the Paris […]

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Met chief defends ‘strong record’ after claims of race crisis

December 3, 2020

Cressida Dick says stop and search has helped save young black lives Cressida Dick said the stop and search strategy had helped cut stabbings by 25%. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Britain’s top police officer has denied her force’s leadership were too slow to realise it had race a problem and said its controversial tactics have not […]

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Moment Audi driver caused £1,000,000 supercar damage in high-speed chase through Chelsea

December 3, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A delivery driver caused up to £1million in damage when he smashed into a row of supercars during a pursuit through one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Ahmed Al Husseini, 25, was caught on CCTV hurtling after […]

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Yayoi Kusama’s postponed exhibition is coming to the Tate Modern in 2021

December 3, 2020

Remember Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition that was meant to be showing at the Tate Modern in 2020, before it was postponed due to you-know-what? Well, get your selfie sticks out: the gallery has announced that the highly Instagrammable exhibition is happening next year instead. Originally planned to mark the gallery’s 20th birthday in May 2020, Kusama’s […]

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Hunt for man who tried to abduct two girls, 11, as they walked to school

December 3, 2020

Police are hunting for a man accused of trying to abduct two schoolgirls, both 11, in Newham, East London. The girls had been walking to school on Woolwich Manor Way around 8.10am on November 19, when they were approached by a man swigging from a bottle. He then grabbed one of the victims by the […]

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