Day: May 13, 2020

Coronavirus hospital admissions falling faster in London than anywhere else

May 13, 2020

London has seen a steeper drop in coronavirus hospital admissions over the last month than any other region. Over 11,000 people are currently being treated for the disease across the country, down from over 13,000 last week. A slide presented at today’s daily press briefing showed admissions are falling in every region as the virus […]

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Police examine CCTV footage of suspect who spat at UK rail worker who later died

May 13, 2020

Police have recovered CCTV footage of a suspect who spat at a railway ticket office worker who died later of coronavirus, amid fears that spitting is being used as a weapon against frontline workers. Belly Mujinga, 47, was allegedly spat at and coughed at on the concourse of London’s Victoria station in March by a […]

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Warning after terrifying footage shows man inches from being hit by a train

May 13, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Police have issued a safety warning after a man was almost hit by a train on a level crossing in London. The concerning near miss saw a man forcing his way through the closed barriers. He then […]

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Foodbank hands out 21,000 extra meals because of pandemic

May 13, 2020

A London foodbank say demand for their services has almost tripled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The North Enfield Foodbank, run by Jubilee Church London, provided 13,338 meals to the community during March and April 2019. This year, they have given out more than 35,800 during the same two months. Foodbank manager Kerry Coe, […]

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Hunt for woman ‘forced into car and driven away’ late at night

May 13, 2020

Police are appealing for information after a woman appeared to be forced into a car and driven away late at night. Police were called at 11.55pm on Monday to New River Avenue in Haringey, London to reports a woman may have been forced into a small dark coloured car before being driven away. Officers attended […]

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Neighbours pass wills over garden fence as witnessing ‘near impossible’ in lockdown

May 13, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video There have been calls for a change in will laws after people have said witnessing the documents is ‘almost impossible’ during lockdown. There has been an increase in demand for wills of around 12 times during the […]

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Photographer captures the deserted streets of central London in lockdown

May 13, 2020

Once we might have dreamed of empty streets in London – if only so we could hit the shops without having to shuffle our way through dense crowds of tourists and other shoppers. The coronavirus pandemic has made this dream a reality, but not in the joyous, peaceful way we hoped for. Shops are closed. […]

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‘Don’t flood public transport’ Grant Shapps warns as England heads back to work

May 13, 2020

The transport secretary said ‘there is no perfect way’ to ease lockdown rules while warning people against taking public transport today as people in England go back to work. Workers who are unable to work from home have been urged to return to work by the government from today, with chaos expected on trains and […]

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Back to Work

May 13, 2020

How will the extension to the furlough scheme help businesses and will commuters feel confident in going back to work.

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