Day: June 4, 2020

'Mexico might actually pay for this wall': New fencing outside White House prompts backlash on social media

June 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The decision to surround the White House with huge fences amid the George Floyd protests has prompted backlash from social media users. Twitter users noted the irony of President Donald Trump promising to build a wall on the US […]

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Man fighting for his life after being shot on residential road

June 4, 2020

Two young men have been shot at in broad daylight on a residential road in east London, leaving one of them fighting for his life in hospital. Police were called at around 2.15pm this afternoon to Wilmington Gardens, Barking, following reports of shots being fired. An air ambulance and specialist firearm officers attended the scene. […]

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Alok Sharma tests negative for coronavirus after dramatically falling ill in Commons

June 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Business Secretary Alok Sharma has received a negative test result after being tested for coronavirus, his spokeswoman said. Mr Sharma was self-isolating after becoming unwell while addressing Parliament on Wednesday. She said: “Business Secretary Alok Sharma has received a […]

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Madeleine McCann: Met Police receive more than 270 calls and emails since launching new appeal

June 4, 2020

More than 270 calls and emails have received by the Metropolitan Police since launching a new appeal over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, it has been revealed. Detectives continue to urge anyone with information to come forward after releasing new information on Wednesday about the toddler’s disappearance in 2007. A German sex offender, named as […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll nears 40,000 as commuters told they must wear face coverings on public transport

June 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Face coverings must be worn on all forms of public transport in England from June 15, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced, as the coronavirus death toll in the UK nears 40,000. London mayor Sadiq Khan was among those […]

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Face coverings on public transport: What are the new rules in England?

June 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Passengers on public transport in England will soon need to wear a face covering to be allowed to travel. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps made the announcement at Thursday’s Downing Street press briefing, warning commuters they could be fined or […]

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Help the Hungry: Vulnerable people say our lockdown food deliveries have been a lifeline

June 4, 2020

Former music manager John McIntyre was unsure how he would cope when lockdown began. “I was very scared,” said the 75-year-old who has a respiratory condition and lives alone in a one-bedroom flat in Dalston. “If I caught Covid, I wouldn’t be able to get enough oxygen to the heart. I just had to follow […]

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Journalists attacked as they cover London’s George Floyd protests

June 4, 2020

Two Australian reporters were assaulted as they tried to do their jobs amid demonstrations in London over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd. Nine News Europe correspondent Sophie Walsh says she feared for her life as a man carrying what was thought to be a screwdriver yelled ‘Allah Akbar’ before making stabbing motions […]

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