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When will the Covid tiers next be reviewed?

December 10, 2020

England moved back to a tiered system of coronavirus restrictions with the end of lockdown on 2 December, with 99 per cent of the country placed under the two highest levels of limitations. But when will the restrictions be reviewed and how have different tiers been decided on? When will the system change? The first […]

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London school evacuated after bomb threat

December 10, 2020

A school in north London has been evacuated following a bomb threat. The Metropolitan Police were called to Stoke Newington School on Clissold Road at 11.55am on Thursday.  Officers remain at the scene and a cordon is in place while they investigate, a police statement said. Footage from the scene shows police vehicles outside the […]

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When will the Covid tiers be reviewed and how are they decided?

November 30, 2020

As the end of national lockdown approaches on 2 December, the UK will move into the three tier system instead.  This will see 99 per cent of the country placed in the two highest levels of restrictions. But when will the restrictions be reviewed and how have different tiers been decided on? How many people […]

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Fishmongers’ Hall attacker Usman Khan was visited by police two weeks before deadly rampage, court hears

October 16, 2020

Police visited a freed terrorist two weeks before he murdered two people in a knife rampage at a London rehabilitation event, a court has heard. Usman Khan was wearing a fake suicide vest when he fatally stabbed Jack Merritt, 25, Saskia Jones, 23, at Fishmongers’ Hall on 29 November last year. Conference attendees and staff […]

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Coronavirus news: Hospitals ‘pushed to the limits’ as Boris Johnson threatens tier 3 lockdown on Greater Manchester

October 16, 2020

Greater Manchester is on course to have almost all its intensive care beds taken up with coronavirus patients within weeks, as a political stand-off over the region’s coronavirus status continued. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned local leaders in Greater Manchester he is prepared to act after they resisted moves to place the area under the […]

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No water in east London: Thousands left unable to wash hands

October 6, 2020

Thousands of people in east London and many in Reading, Berkshire, were left without water or suffering low water pressure in their homes. Customers in nine postcodes of London and two in Reading said not being able to wash their hands was a coronavirus risk. Thames Water said engineers were investigating and would do everything […]

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Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to police officer shot dead in London

September 26, 2020

New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has paid tribute to the police officer who was shot dead by a handcuffed suspect in Croydon. Matiu Ratana, a 54-year-old sergeant, was originally from New Zealand, where he had served as a police officer after joining the force in 1991. A friend told how Sergeant Ratana had moved […]

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London protest: Ten arrests and officers injured as police shut down anti-lockdown rally after crowds break social distancing rules

September 26, 2020

Police have arrested 10 people after shutting down an anti-lockdown protest taking place in London’s Trafalgar Square. Four officers were injured in clashes as the Metropolitan Police asked demonstrators to leave the area after they failed to abide by coronavirus regulations during the rally. Thousands of people massed in Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying signs, […]

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