Day: June 3, 2020

George Floyd killing: three more officers charged as Chauvin’s murder charge upgraded – live

June 3, 2020

10.20pm BST22:20 Obama speaks Barack Obama is speaking now. The 44th president founded My Brother’s Keeper, the host for this virtual town hall, in 2014 after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a teenager in Florida. He begins by saying the US has recently seen “epic changes and events as profound as anything I’ve seen […]

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Alok Sharma tested for COVID-19 after being visibly unwell in Commons

June 3, 2020

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has been tested for coronavirus after becoming visibly unwell in the House of Commons chamber. He was travelling home to self-isolate after he struggled during a speech at the despatch box during the second reading of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. It comes a day after MPs approved the government’s […]

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‘I got away with it quite lightly’: Prince Charles on surviving coronavirus

June 3, 2020

The Prince of Wales has told Sky News that he knows he was “lucky” and “got away with it quite lightly” when he caught coronavirus, but it’s made him even more determined to “push and shout and prod” to make sure nature is at the centre of the post-COVID recovery. In an exclusive interview via […]

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Thousands gather in London for George Floyd protest

June 3, 2020

Thousands of mostly young protesters have marched through central London in an overwhelmingly peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration that culminated in passionate crowds gathering at the heart of Westminster. They persuaded two police officers to “take the knee” outside the gates of Downing Street in a mark of respect to American George Floyd and other […]

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George Floyd: UK 'takes the knee' at doorsteps in solidarity with anti-racism protesters

June 3, 2020

People across the UK have “taken the knee” at their doorsteps in solidarity with the vast numbers of demonstrators in the US protesting systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Social media was awash with British residents adopting the protest stance synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement, first employed […]

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Coronavirus will lead to 'many, many job losses', warns Boris Johnson

June 3, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has warned there will be “many, many job losses” as the economy suffers due to the coronavirus outbreak. Confirming the fears of many Britons, the Prime Minister said a large amount of job losses were “inevitable”. At […]

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'Miracle' of father who beat coronavirus then sepsis

June 3, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The daughter of a supermarket worker who survived a record number of days in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 today described her father’s survival as a “sheer miracle”. Rohit Patel, 61, was admitted to King George Hospital in Redbridge, […]

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'It's a fight for all of us': How George Floyd's death sparked outcry in the UK

June 3, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates After George Floyd drew in his last breath the world exhaled in a roar. The shock waves of the tragedy rippled out country by country, sparking protests and outpourings of grief, anger and disgust. England may be more than […]

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Endangered spiny seahorse thrives again in UK waters during Covid-19 lockdown

June 3, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates An endangered seahorse has reappeared in Dorset because the species has a newly thriving marine habitat due to the coronavirus lockdown, according to marine conservationists. The Seahorse Trust has found 16 spiny seahorses – including pregnant males and a […]

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Boris Johnson tells Donald Trump 'racism and racist violence has no place in our society' following George Floyd's death

June 3, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson said his message to Donald Trump is that “racism and racist violence has no place in our society” following the death of George Floyd. At the Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister was asked what his […]

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