Day: May 17, 2020

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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Belly Mujinga: Police interview man over spitting incident before London Victoria worker died of coronavirus

May 17, 2020

Police have interviewed a man in connection with the death of a woman who worked at London’s Victoria railway station. Belly Mujinga died a fortnight after allegedly being spat at by a man who claimed he had coronavirus. A spokesperson for British Transport Police confirmed a 57-year-old man from London had been identified over the […]

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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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