Day: May 23, 2020

Wet and windy weather keeps beaches clear, but bank holiday weekend warnings remain in place

May 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Many beaches across England were largely empty on Saturday amid warnings not to break coronavirus rules over the bank holiday weekend. Many councils feared crowds would flock to popular coastal destinations following similar incidents in the past week, but […]

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Nearly 200 political figures denounce China's proposed security law for Hong Kong

May 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Nearly 200 political figures from around the world have denounced Beijing’s proposed national security laws for Hong Kong. Earlier this week, China‘s ruling Communist Party announced it wants to clamp down on dissent in Hong Kong by introducing a […]

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Police confirm body of missing teenager Louise Smith has been found

May 23, 2020

Detectives searching for a teenager who has been missing since VE Day have confirmed that her body has been found. Hampshire Police said that a body found in woodland in Havant, Hampshire, on Thursday is that of 16-year-old Louise Smith. The teenager, from the Leigh Park area, was reported missing on May 8. In an […]

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Officer spoke to Dominic Cummings' father about son self-isolating in family home, Durham Police confirm

May 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates An officer spoke to Dominic Cummings‘ father about his son self-isolating at the family home in Durham, police have confirmed. The Prime Minister’s chief adviser is accused of breaking coronavirus lockdown rules by making a 250-mile journey to Durham […]

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Piers Morgan vows to ban all ministers from GMB 'unless they didn't support Dominic Cummings over lockdown breach'

May 23, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Piers Morgan has vowed to ban all cabinet ministers from appearing on Good Morning Britain unless they didn’t support Dominic Cummings over his alleged breach of lockdown rules. The ITV host announced the move on Saturday evening following new […]

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Grant Shapps backs Dominic Cummings over lockdown breach

May 23, 2020

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has defended the behaviour of Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings, who drove from London to Durham during the lockdown, saying: “In moments of crisis, we seek to have our family around us.” Cummings travelled to his parents’ property at a time when he believed he may have been infected with […]

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London bus passengers now have to pay for travel again

May 23, 2020

Buses on 85 London routes are now charging for travel again after a month of waiving fees to keep drivers safe. Passengers will have to touch in or show their concession card on all routes ‘once further safety measures have been introduced to protect bus drivers’, Transport for London (TfL) said. The 85 routes were […]

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