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Fears over Christmas bubbles amid rising coronavirus infections as London moves to Tier 3

December 15, 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said higher infections in the South East may be in part due to a newly identified variant of coronavirus which is growing faster than the existing one. Covid-19 tiers map: London moved to toughest restrictions The discovery sparked fresh concerns over plans to allow up to three households to mix indoors […]

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Woman a two-year-old girl found dead in Hounslow

December 15, 2020

D etectives have launched an investigation after a woman and a two-year-old girl were found dead in west London. Officers were called by paramedics to an address in Old Meadow Lane, Hounslow, just after 4pm on Monday. The 25-year-old woman and the child, who police said are related to each other, were pronounced dead at […]

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Netherlands set for five-week coronavirus lockdown with schools, shops and gyms closing until mid January

December 14, 2020

T he Netherlands is set to enter a tough second lockdown for at least five weeks, the country’s prime minister has announced. The tough new nationwide measures mean schools, non-essential shops, museums and gyms will close at midnight until January 19. In a rare televised address, Mark Rutte told the nation: “We have to bite […]

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It will take almost a year to vaccinate entire UK population against Covid, leading scientists warn

December 14, 2020

L eading scientists have warned it would take almost a year to vaccinate the entire population of the UK against Covid, even with no interruptions in vaccine supply. Sir Jeremy Farrar, member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which advises ministers, said the rapid development of vaccines in response to the pandemic was […]

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Attorney General William Barr resigning and will leave before Christmas, Donald Trump says

December 14, 2020

Mr Barr, one of Mr Trump’s staunchest allies, went to the White House on Monday, where the president said he submitted his letter of resignation. “As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family,” Mr Trump tweeted. Mr Trump also vented his rage after that the Justice […]

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Gunman shot dead by police after shooting outside Christmas concert in New York

December 13, 2020

A man was shot dead by police after an incident involving a gun at the end of a Christmas choral concert on the steps of a Manhattan cathedral in New York. It is unclear if the gunman injured any churchgoers at this time but was reported to have fired shots in the air and aimed […]

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Murder probe launched after triple stabbing in Harrow town centre

December 13, 2020

A man has been stabbed to death murder and two young men were injured in a knife fight in Harrow town centre. Police rushed to the scene on Station Road and the road has been closed by the police in both directions outside the Debenhams store at around 7.15pm  Sunday night. A man, believed to […]

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Espionage writer John Le Carre dies aged 89 after short illness

December 13, 2020

T he writer David Cornwell, who was better known by his pen name John Le Carre, has died aged 89, the literary agency Curtis Brown has announced. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy author, died on on Saturday evening after a short illness, Curtis Brown said. His death […]

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Royal Borough of Greenwich schools to close from Monday as Covid-19 cases rise

December 13, 2020

S chools in the London borough of Greenwich will close tomorrow and switch to remote learning after an “exponential growth” in Covid-19 cases. The South East London borough has around 225 cases per 100,000 people – above the national average. In the first week of December, cases shot up from 151.4 per 100,000 rising 48.6 […]

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Mother’s heartfelt tribute to ‘kind and caring’ son stabbed to death

December 13, 2020

A grieving mother has paid tribute to her “kind and caring” son who was stabbed to death and calls on the community to help bring his killer to justice. Christopher Allbury-Burridge, 33, was knifed in the chest at his home in Kingsley, Northampton shortly after 2.10am on Friday, December 10. A post-mortem-investigation carried out by […]

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