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London ‘headed for tier 2 after lockdown’ as Covid cases fall thumbnail

London ‘headed for tier 2 after lockdown’ as Covid cases fall

November 23, 2020

Coronavirus cases have fallen in London sparking hopes it will go back into tier two restrictions when lockdown ends. The return to the same ‘high’ level as was in place before November 5 means non-essential shops, pubs, restaurants and gyms will be allowed to reopen in the capital. But the rules are expected to be […]

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Maskless woman spits at Waitrose cashier and shouts ‘you’re dead’

November 23, 2020

A woman spat at a Waitrose check-out worker and yelled ‘You’re dead’ in an apparent argument over her card being declined. The unidentified woman, dressed in black boots and a white coat, can be heard abusing a worker standing behind the till in Clapham Common, London. Agitated at not being able to purchase her items, […]

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Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones played drinking game during Normal People binge session

November 23, 2020

The star, who will be named the Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor Of The Year at this year’s virtual GQ Men Of The Year Awards, caused a sensation with his performance in the drama based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel. He said: “We hadn’t actually watched it together, Daisy and I. Because of lockdown, we hadn’t […]

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Cycle Lane wars: How will London’s new cycleways work and what are the routes?

November 23, 2020

T he  cycleway 9 route through Chiswick is one of three major cycle infrastructure projects on Transport for London’s short-term priority list. The others are the part-complete cycleway 4 scheme that will link Tower Bridge, Greenwich and Woolwich, and the Mile End to Canary Wharf cycleway via Victoria Park. TfL also hopes to create cycleways […]

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Cycle lane wars: Row over Covid traffic scheme as fight heads to High Court

November 23, 2020

A row has reignited over a flagship London cycle route in the latest controversy to hit emergency Covid “pop-up” schemes designed to discourage car use. Residents and traders are asking the High Court to send Hounslow council back to the drawing board on the changes it is making to upmarket Chiswick High Road – claiming […]

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Stop short-changing London with Covid business grants, town hall chiefs demand

November 23, 2020

T welve town hall chiefs in London today joined forces to demand that the Government stop short-changing the capital with less generous Covid-19 grants which are aimed at preventing thousands of businesses going bust. They warned that a flaw in the £1.1 billion Additional Restrictions Grant risks harming efforts to save crisis-hit firms in London […]

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‘Starting gun’ for mass Covid vaccine roll-out could be fired in weeks, Matt Hancock signals thumbnail

‘Starting gun’ for mass Covid vaccine roll-out could be fired in weeks, Matt Hancock signals

November 23, 2020

T he starting gun for the Covid-19 mass vaccination programme in Britain could be fired in a “couple of weeks”, Matt Hancock signalled today, after third stage trials showed that the Oxford vaccine works. The Health Secretary also stressed that the country was now looking with “high confidence” at being able to start to get […]

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Threat to central London as commuters embrace suburbs, warns Sadiq Khan

November 22, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a potential “existential threat” to central London because many people may in future choose to work in the suburbs rather than in the heart of the capital, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said on Sunday. In an interview in the Observer New Review, the mayor says it is issues […]

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Arts world dismayed at fate of London home of Rimbaud and Verlaine thumbnail

Arts world dismayed at fate of London home of Rimbaud and Verlaine

November 22, 2020

It was the London home of the 19th-century Decadent poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, two of France’s greatest literary heroes, whose tempestuous love affair ended with a shooting and prison. A Georgian building in Camden, where they rented lodgings in 1873, was to have become “a poetry house”, an arts and education centre in […]

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Search resumes for two missing fishermen after boat sinks off East Sussex coast

November 22, 2020

The search for two people who are missing after a fishing boat sank off the coast of East Sussex resumed on Sunday morning. Two RNLI lifeboats and a helicopter were sent out on Saturday after the Joanna C sent out a distress signal at around 6am. One man was found clinging to a lifebuoy and […]

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