Day: June 6, 2020

UK George Floyd protests: Police and demonstrators clash outside Downing Street as thousands across UK join Black Lives Matter march

June 6, 2020

Thousands of people gathered in UK cities to stand against racism and demand change after the death of George Floyd in US police custody. Demonstrators filled London‘s Parliament Square holding placards reading “black lives matter“, “white silence is violence” and “the UK is not innocent”, while thousands also turned out across Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield, […]

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Policewoman hospitalised after horse bolts during Black Lives Matter protest in London

June 6, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A Metropolitan police officer is in hospital after falling from her horse during the Black Lives Matter protest in London. The officer fell from her horse in London during the protests on Saturday and has been taken to hospital. […]

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'The rich need the city like an astronaut needs a spacesuit': How the super wealthy took over London

June 6, 2020

Over cups of tea in his ramshackle London home, I chatted with a novelist. It felt a valuable opportunity, given his multiple fictional treatments of London, to discuss the city’s rapid changes that I was also writing about. Talk inevitably turned to its expanding population of wealthy residents. He told me that he had once […]

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Chaos in London as clashes erupt during Black Lives Matter protest and police horse bolts into crowd

June 6, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Riot police have clashed with hundreds of protesters on Whitehall as the Black Lives Matter protests over George Floyd’s death became heated. Officers in full riot gear and on horseback moved in amid tense scenes outside Downing Street. Thousands […]

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Third of businesses receiving special coronavirus loans linked to tax havens, study claims

June 6, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Nearly a third of companies in receipt of coronavirus loans from the Bank of England have links to tax havens, new research suggests. Some 14 of the 53 businesses which have benefited from help are either based in or […]

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Over-60s should wear medical-grade face masks when they're out, WHO says in new guidance

June 6, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates People aged over 60 or who have underlying health issues are being advised to wear a medical-grade mask when they are outside and unable to socially distance, according to the World Health Organisation. The new guidelines announced on Friday […]

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London George Floyd protests LIVE: Thousands rally outside Downing Street during Black Lives Matter demonstration

June 6, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Thousands of people are rallying outside Downing Street as the outcry continues over the death of George Floyd. Anti-racism demonstrations in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement are taking place in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield this afternoon. […]

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Thousands take the knee for George Floyd at Parliament Square protest

June 6, 2020

Anti-racism protesters hit the streets in cities across Britain today as uproar continues over the death of George Floyd. Despite Government pleas to avoid groups of more than six to prevent the spread of coronavirus, thousands of people filled Parliament Square demonstrating against police brutality against black people. Riots spread across the US after a […]

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Man in his 20s dies of gunshot wounds in London

June 6, 2020

A man in his 20s has died following reports of a shooting in London. The Metropolitan Police says it was called to Brackenfield Close in Hackney at about 11.30pm on Friday following reports of shots being fired. Police officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics found the victim, thought to be in his 20s, suffering gunshot […]

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