Day: May 30, 2020

Three people seriously injured cliff-jumping in Dorset

May 30, 2020

Three people have been seriously injured jumping off cliffs on the Jurassic Coast. Dorset Police was called to the scene at about 3:45pm after reports of safety concerns for people jumping into the sea at Durdle Door, near Lulworth. Three people have sustained serious injuries and are being treated by paramedics after air ambulances were […]

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Coronavirus lockdown rules are clear and ‘apply to everybody’, top medic says

May 30, 2020

The coronavirus rules are clear and apply to everybody, England’s deputy chief medical officer has warned. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam was asked at the daily coronavirus briefing whether people in authority should lead and obey the rules, in reference to the Dominic Cummings row. Professor Van-Tam said: “In my opinion the rules are clear and they […]

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London’s lost venues – in pictures

May 30, 2020

The Stranglers onstage at the Nashville Rooms in 1977. The pub was one of the high spots of the London punk and new-wave circuit. Photograph: Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock AC/DC on stage at the Nashville Rooms, which were on North End Road in Kensington, on 27 May 1976. Live music stopped in 1980 and the venue is […]

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Nurse set up video call so family could say goodbye to patient with virus

May 30, 2020

A nurse looking after patients with coronavirus set up a video call so a man could spend his final moments hearing the voices of his family. A number of former healthcare professionals have returned to the NHS frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Vanessa Smith. Vanessa, a senior cardiac nurse for the British Heart Foundation, […]

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Met Police accused of racism as officer handcuffs black ambulance driver

May 30, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Anger has arisen over a video showing a white police officer detaining a black man, understood to be an off-duty ambulance driver, outside his London home. The copper approaches and asks what he was doing, to which […]

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SpaceX rocket explodes in dramatic fireball during test in Texas

May 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A SpaceX rocket has exploded in a huge fireball during a test in Texas. The Starship rocket can be seen going up in flames while undergoing a ground test in a dramatic video posted online by Nasa. No injuries […]

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Headteachers warn of 'supermarket queues' outside reopened primary schools next week

May 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Headteachers have warned they expect supermarket-style queues to line school gates as primaries prepare to reopen to pupils from Monday. Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with plans to get pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to return […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Lockdown easing warning from top scientists as police tell Brits not to flout rules on warm weekend

May 30, 2020

Latest updates from around the world Coronavirus has infected more than 5.9 million people across the world and killed more than 365,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Here are the latest updates on the pandemic from around the world: The country registered another record single-day jump of 7,964 coronavirus cases and […]

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Derek Chauvin: Wife of police officer charged with George Floyd murder files for divorce

May 30, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The wife of the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd has filed for divorce. Kellie Chauvin, wife of Derek Chauvin, the officer who was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for at least eight minutes, […]

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Call for inquiry into why senior Tory helped donor avoid £40m tax

May 30, 2020

Cabinet Office asked to look into Robert Jenrick’s unlawful approval of property project The proposed development in east London, which was approved by Robert Jenrick against the advice of his planning inspector. Photograph: PR Labour has urged the Cabinet Office to investigate why the housing secretary intervened in a controversial London planning decision that could […]

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