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London care homes report possible fresh Covid-19 outbreaks

May 18, 2020

Doctors have reported possible fresh outbreaks of Covid-19 in care and nursing homes in west London, two months after the area was a hotspot in the first days of the coronavirus crisis. “Just when we thought there might be light at the end of the tunnel, two new or worsening care home outbreaks over the […]

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Arts funding plea as Globe warns it may not survive Covid-19 crisis

May 18, 2020

Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on the South Bank in London said ‘without public subsidy, we will not be able to survive this crisis’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo A call for the government to step up with urgent funding “to shore up our cultural landscape” has been made as Shakespeare’s Globe warned it faces insolvency without extra […]

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Eileen Dooley obituary

May 18, 2020

My grandmother, Eileen Dooley, who has died aged 94, was a social worker turned sociology teacher who spent most of her life in London after moving to Britain from her native Ireland as a child. The eldest of five children (a sixth died in infancy), Eileen was born in Cappagh, County Tipperary, to Patrick Barry-Ryan, […]

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Inside abandoned house where the owners appear to have upped and left in a hurry

May 18, 2020

Designer clothes left on railings, a loaded dishwasher, and an unfinished game of chess give a creepy edge to a hastily abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London. The grand home was found by an urban explorer who shared the pictures on condition that his identity was not revealed after he was able to just […]

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Sir Frederick Barclay releases footage of alleged Ritz bugging

May 18, 2020

Sir Frederick Barclay has released CCTV footage that allegedly shows his nephew handling a bugging device at London’s Ritz hotel. The 85-year-old has released the clip in an ongoing bitter legal battle with his twin brother David’s side of the family over the future of their multibillion-pound empire. Sir Frederick and his daughter Amanda are […]

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TfL issues list of London Tube stations to avoid as more people go back to work

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A daily list of the 20 “hotspot” bus, Tube and railway stations to avoid at peak times was issued today as London’s great back-to-work accelerated. The early-morning rush hour was markedly busier than last week, with passenger levels up […]

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London congestion charge times, cost, zones map and how to avoid it

May 18, 2020

Driving into the centre of London is set to become more expensive from next month, with the congestion charge set to be raised. Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the increase last week as well as announcing that the days and times on which the charge will apply are also temporarily changing. The chances come as part […]

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MPs call for transport workers to get death-in-service payouts

May 17, 2020

MPs have urged Boris Johnson to extend the £60,000 NHS death-in-service payments to transport workers on the coronavirus frontline as people return to work in increasing numbers. Forty-two MPs have written to the prime minister also calling for greater personal protection for hundreds of thousands of transport workers who are instrumental to ministers’ desire to […]

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Hunt to find man who spat at train worker who died from coronavirus

May 17, 2020

A rail ticket could be the key to finding a suspect who spat in the face of a train worker who later died from coronavirus. The death of mother-of-one Belly Mujinga who fell terminally ill shortly after the attack appalled the nation. The ticket officer called a colleague just hours before she died asking her […]

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‘I’ve been going bananas without it’: tennis obsessives pick up their rackets again

May 17, 2020

There are some sounds you don’t know you’re nostalgic for until you hear them. The thwack of a well hit tennis ball has been missing from this British spring. It is surprisingly cheering, on a bright Saturday morning, to hear it return. By nine o’clock yesterday, the first weekend of play since lockdown began two […]

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