Day: December 12, 2020

Dolly Parton leads tributes to Charley Pride, 86, who died of Covid complications

December 12, 2020

D olly Parton has paid tribute to her “dearest and oldest friend” country singer Charley Pride following his death aged 86. The country music legend died on Saturday in Dallas following complications with coronavirus, according to his publicist. Charley Pride was considered country music’s first black superstar and the first black member of the Country […]

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Boris Johnson to leave ‘no stone unturned’ but EU deal offer remains ‘unacceptable’

December 12, 2020

B oris Johnson is said to be leaving “no stone unturned” in his quest to get a deal with the European Union. The terms offered by the European Union on a trade deal continue to be “unacceptable” to the UK, according to a Government source – with time running out to strike an agreement. Talks […]

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Mayor of London’s warning to ‘follow rules’ as Christmas shoppers flood Regent Street

December 12, 2020

Sadiq Khan appealed to Londoners to keep a two-metre distance where possible as he said it was “vital” to work together to tackle rising coronavirus cases in the city. Crowds were out and about in shopping districts of major cities on Saturday, including on London’s Regent Street, which had been temporarily pedestrianised to aid with […]

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Furious row after council strip Southall road name from British general to Sikhism founder

December 12, 2020

A furious row has erupted over what to call Havelock Road in west London after the council decided to strip the name off a British general who killed Indian soldiers to name it after the founder of Sikhism. A stretch of Havelock Road in Southall is set to be renamed after Guru Nanak, the founder […]

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Police hunt mother after body of newborn baby found in a garden

December 12, 2020

P olice have issued an urgent appeal for the welfare of the mother of a newborn baby boy found dead in a private garden in Weston-super-Mare this Saturday morning. Avon and Somerset police were by a member of the public who found the body of the baby in Victoria Quadrant at 8.50am. DCI Mike Buck […]

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Tributes to teen, 15, stabbed to death in East London as man, 25, arrested

December 12, 2020

A teenager who was stabbed to death in East London on Friday night has been named locally as ‘nice young man’ Kayjon Lublin. The 15-year-old died at the scene of the attack in Newham just before 7pm last night.    A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, the Met […]

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What does tier 3 lockdown mean – what are the rules?

December 12, 2020

There is a growing fear among Londoners that the capital may be moved to tier three as coronavirus cases have risen in 28 of the city’s 32 boroughs. If London moves to tier three then it will join the likes of Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Bristol. Tier three is the highest alert level in England, […]

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Man arrested after boy, 15, stabbed to death in east London

December 12, 2020

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in east London. Police were called just before 7pm on Friday after reports of a stabbing in Woodman Street, near the royal docks in Newham. Metropolitan police officers and members of the London ambulance service attended and […]

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Police appeal for victims of fake ‘naked game show’

December 12, 2020

Police want to speak to more potential victims of a man who allegedly convinced people to take part in a fake naked game show. Two men have so far come forward to say they went to hotels to take part in nude “challenges” as part of the hoax programme. The suspect, 29, is believed to […]

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AstraZeneca buying drug developer Alexion for $39 billion

December 12, 2020

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca says it is buying U.S. drug developer Alexion in a deal worth $39 billion. Cambridge, England-based AstraZeneca PLC, which is involved in one of the efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, said Saturday it’s using a combination of cash and shares for the acquisition of Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. The boards of […]

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