Day: May 20, 2020

Man, 27, with autism shot dead after answering door ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’

May 20, 2020

The devastated mother of a man shot dead on his doorstep in a suspected case of mistaken identity has said he ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’. Chad Gordon, 27, who had autism, was shot at close range when he answered the door at his family’s home in north London on Monday night. His killers immediately fled […]

Read More

80 firefighters tackle huge blaze at London block of flats

May 20, 2020

Dramatic footage shows plumes of smoke billowing into the sky after a fire erupted at a block of flats in south-east London. Around 80 firefighters were called to the tower block in Deptford this evening and remain at the scene. It is not yet known what caused the inferno. The London Fire Brigade said around […]

Read More

Help the Hungry: How our campaign is helping rough sleepers and homeless people

May 20, 2020

From the outside, it is an average central London hotel. One of the hundreds of converted terrace houses in Victoria and South Kensington, which serve the masses of tourists that would descend on the capital in normal times. But despite the room rates advertised by the front desk, the clientele of this hotel is today […]

Read More

Family praised for handing in bag they found in the road filled with more than £800,000

May 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A family found nearly $1 million (£815,545) lying in the road after their car hit a bag filled with cash. Emily Schantz and her family were travelling through the state of Virginia when she saw the vehicle in front […]

Read More

Dolphin gives visitors gifts from the bottom of the ocean in return for food during lockdown

May 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A dolphin has been giving visitors gifts from the bottom of the ocean during Covid-19 lockdown. Mystique the 29-year-old humpback has presented staff at the Barnacles Cafe & Dolphin Feeding centre with treasures from the sea on Queensland‘s Cooloola […]

Read More

Deptford fire: 80 firefighters tackle blaze at flats as smoke seen across London

May 20, 2020

Around 80 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a block of flats in south-east London. Plumes of smoke were pictured rising from the tower block in Deptford on Wednesday evening. The London Fire Brigade tweeted: “Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire at a block of flats on Childers […]

Read More

Greece to allow international flights to tourist destinations from July

May 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates International flights will be able to head directly to tourist destinations in Greece from July 1, the country’s Prime Minister has announced. The tourist season will restart on June 15 with the opening of seasonal hotels and the arrival […]

Read More

Cyclone Amphan: More than 2.6 million people flee their homes as powerful storm batters India and Bangladesh

May 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A powerful cyclone has battered the coastline of India and Bangladesh, prompting a frantic evacuation of more than 2.6 million people. Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category-3 hurricane, is bringing potential winds of up to 118mph. Authorities warned […]

Read More

Deptford fire: Firefighters battle huge blaze at block of flats in south-east London

May 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Eighty firefighters are battling a huge blaze which has broken out at a block of flats in south-east London. Huge plumes of smoke were pictured rising from the building in Deptford on Wednesday evening. The London Fire Brigade said […]

Read More

Londoners enjoy takeaway beers in the sun as temperatures near 28°C

May 20, 2020

Normal life still feels a long way off, but that hasn’t stopped pubs adapting to the lockdown to help Brits make the most of the hottest day of the year. Boozers were selling pints to go as people flocked to the streets amid temperatures of over 27°C today. While the lockdown is yet to be […]

Read More