National Trust lists nearly 100 properties it says have links to slavery and colonialism thumbnail

National Trust lists nearly 100 properties it says have links to slavery and colonialism

September 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The homes of Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling are among nearly 100 National Trust properties the charity claims have links to slavery and colonialism. The connections are highlighted in a report commissioned by the heritage and conservation charity last […]

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People infected with both flu and Covid-19 have serious and increased risk of death, experts warn thumbnail

People infected with both flu and Covid-19 have serious and increased risk of death, experts warn

September 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Those infected with both flu and Covid-19 have a serious increased risk of death, new research has found. Public Health England (PHE) warned that both illnesses could be circulating at the same time as they urged people who are […]

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Prince William says fatherhood has helped spur him to protect natural world thumbnail

Prince William says fatherhood has helped spur him to protect natural world

September 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Duke of Cambridge says that fatherhood has increased his desire to protect nature for future generations. Prince William was joined by a film crew two years ago, who recorded his search for ways to protect the natural world […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London 'should face lockdown within days' as cases surge by 3,899 thumbnail

UK coronavirus LIVE: London 'should face lockdown within days' as cases surge by 3,899

September 20, 2020

We begin the day with a helpful reminder of what the new ‘rule of six’ means depending on where you are in the UK: (PA) The number of people that can attend social gatherings have been slashed across the UK following a rise in coronavirus cases. New rules were implemented in England, Wales and Scotland […]

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Chris Whitty: UK has reached 'critical point' in coronavirus fight ahead of 'challenging winter' thumbnail

Chris Whitty: UK has reached 'critical point' in coronavirus fight ahead of 'challenging winter'

September 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates England’s Chief Medical Officer is to address the nation tomorrow, warning that the UK has reached a “critical point” in its battle against coronavirus. Professor Chris Whitty will tell a televised briefing that the country faces a “very challenging […]

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London could face new coronavirus restrictions ‘within days’

September 20, 2020

London could be locked down within days, the Health Secretary has admitted amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the capital. Matt Hancock said he had spoken with London mayor Sadiq Khan over the weekend about what action is needed in the capital and would not rule out new restrictions on the capital. Mr Khan […]

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More than 55,000 Britons at risk of homelessness as evictions ban ends thumbnail

More than 55,000 Britons at risk of homelessness as evictions ban ends

September 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Tens of thousands of Britons are at risk of losing their homes as the Government’s ban of evictions comes to an end on Monday. Private renters in England and Wales have been protected during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to […]

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Police appeal after man killed in 'hit-and-run' in Surrey thumbnail

Police appeal after man killed in 'hit-and-run' in Surrey

September 20, 2020

A man has been killed in a suspected hit-and-run in Surrey, police have said. The man was found with serious head injuries on Walton Bridge Road, Shepperton, on Saturday evening. He died at the scene, Surrey Police confirmed. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. One has been released under investigation while […]

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Cheddar Caves to close indefinitely as pandemic shuts 300 million-year-old gorge thumbnail

Cheddar Caves to close indefinitely as pandemic shuts 300 million-year-old gorge

September 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A beloved tourist attraction in Somerset is to close its doors “for the foreseeable future”, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to eat away at jobs. The future of Cheddar Caves and Gorge has been plunged into “great uncertainty”, the […]

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New tactics against 'county lines' drug dealing are working, say police thumbnail

New tactics against ‘county lines’ drug dealing are working, say police

September 20, 2020

Police say new tactics have enabled them to drive the expansion of ‘county lines’ drug dealing into reverse, and have vowed to eradicate it from the country’s worst-affected area. County lines – whereby drug-dealing gangs from cities expand their operations to other areas – had been growing every year, with rural areas such as Norfolk […]

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