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Hundreds of students told to isolate after suspected Covid-19 outbreak in halls of residence thumbnail

Hundreds of students told to isolate after suspected Covid-19 outbreak in halls of residence

September 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hundreds of students have been told to isolate after a suspected Covid-19 outbreak in halls of residence at a Scottish university. NHS Tayside is investigating a single positive case and a small number of suspected cases of coronavirus linked […]

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China pledges to become carbon neutral by 2060

September 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates China, the world’s worst polluter, has pledged to become carbon neutral before 2060 in a move that could prove to be a major step forward for the global climate fight. The country also said it would scale up its […]

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Donald Trump demands UN holds China accountable for unleashing 'plague' onto the world

September 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump has demanded that the United Nations holds China accountable for the coronavirus pandemic, blaming Beijing for unleashing a “plague” onto the world. In his recorded video address to the annual UN general assembly, the US President described […]

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Major questions about effectiveness of contact tracing app left unanswered, charity warns thumbnail

Major questions about effectiveness of contact tracing app left unanswered, charity warns

September 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Major questions about the effectiveness of the NHS Covid-19 app have been left unanswered ahead of its launch, a charity has warned. The Health Foundation said failure to reveal how the technology has performed during trial stages, risks denting […]

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Most people with Covid-19 develop symptoms but silent spreaders may be driving infections, experts say thumbnail

Most people with Covid-19 develop symptoms but silent spreaders may be driving infections, experts say

September 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Most people with coronavirus have symptoms but asymptomatic cases may make up around 20 per cent of infections, a new study suggests. Researchers analysed 79 studies with 6,616 participants to determine the proportion of Covid-19 sufferers who did not […]

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Safety-first approach ditched as PM embarks on very difficult tightrope act

September 22, 2020

When I asked a senior minister who knows Boris Johnson well last week how he approaches COVID-19, they told me the prime minister takes a “safety-first” approach. “He’s in a very difficult situation because it all rests on his shoulders. His instinct is to keep the virus under tight control. If there’s a spike it’s […]

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PM urges Britons to ‘summon the discipline’ to avoid second lockdown

September 22, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Britons to “summon the discipline and the resolve” to avoid a second national lockdown after warning there have been “too many breaches” of coronavirus rules. In a televised address to the nation, Mr Johnson called on the public to “get through this winter together” as he set out a […]

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Residents demand new clean air rules for former gasworks sites in England

September 22, 2020

Residents living near four gasworks redevelopment sites in London and Brighton have joined forces to demand an overhaul of regulations on the treatment of contaminated land. The move follows a Guardian report on residents’ claims that toxic substances from a site in west London were damaging their health. Calling itself Gasworks Communities United (GCU), the […]

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When the Durrells and their menagerie lived on our top floor | Letter thumbnail

When the Durrells and their menagerie lived on our top floor | Letter

September 22, 2020

Sara Holdsworth recalls the time her parents rented a flat to Gerald and Jacquie Durrell The naturalist Gerald Durrell with a lemur at Jersey Zoo (now the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust). Photograph: Alamy As a footnote to your article (Gerald Durrell honoured with blue plaque at childhood home in London, 18 September), my parents rented […]

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What I Rent: Bailey and Maddie, £2,075 for a two-bedroom flat in Wembley, London thumbnail

What I Rent: Bailey and Maddie, £2,075 for a two-bedroom flat in Wembley, London

September 22, 2020

What I Rent is our weekly series exploring the reality of renting, from the mould-ridden houseshares to the swanky flats in posh apartment blocks. This week’s home definitely fits into the latter description, located in a massive apartment block with its own gym, basketball court, yoga studio, and even a ‘meditation suite’. Bailey Roberts, who […]

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