Day: June 9, 2020

George Floyd's family say final goodbyes as funeral hears impassioned calls for racial justice

June 9, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The funeral of George Floyd, an African American man whose death at the hands of a white police officer sparked global outrage, heard impassioned calls for racial justice. Mr Floyd was memorialised in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with […]

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NHS waiting list will more than double to 10 million by Christmas, health experts warn

June 9, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Around 10 million people will be on the waiting list for NHS treatment by the end of the year, more than double the current figure, health bosses have warned. Projections show the combined effects of keeping up social distancing, […]

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Stunning drone footage shows more than 60,000 green turtles heading ashore to nest

June 9, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates This sweeping drone footage captures the journey of 64,000 green turtles as they head ashore to lay their eggs. The video, captured by scientists in Australia, shows the endangered reptiles approaching the world’s largest green turtle nesting area at […]

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Prince Philip to quietly celebrate 99th birthday in lockdown at Windsor Castle

June 9, 2020

The Duke of Edinburgh is marking his 99th birthday tomorrow with a celebratory portrait alongside the Queen as they spend lockdown at Windsor Castle. Prince Philip is thought to be celebrating his birthday with video calls to the rest of the royal family as he enjoys low key celebrations with his wife amid the coronavirus pandemic this […]

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Labour councils launch slavery statue review as another is removed

June 9, 2020

All statues in Labour councils across England and Wales, and across London, will be examined for links to slavery and plantation owners, their leaders have said, as an east London authority took one down off its plinth on Tuesday evening. The statue of slave owner Robert Milligan at West India Quay in London’s Docklands was removed […]

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Police hunt jogger who kicked baby swan

June 9, 2020

Police are looking for a man who kicked a newborn cygnet out of his way while jogging instead of going around the young swan. The “desperately poorly” bird is feared to have brain damage and is being cared for at a nearby sanctuary following the incident in London’s Richmond Park. Met Police officers for the […]

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Munroe Bergdorf rejoins L’Oreal three years after sacking over racism row

June 9, 2020

Model Munroe Bergdorf is to work with L’Oreal Paris again almost three years after she was sacked for comments about racism. The cosmetics giant cut ties with its first transgender model after she wrote on Facebook about “the racial violence of white people”, saying they were “at odds” with the brand’s values. The reunion comes […]

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Robert Milligan: Workers remove statue of slave trader in London

June 9, 2020

A statue of a slave owner has been removed by a local authority in London after Labour councils pledged to begin reviewing such monuments in their areas amid anti-racism protests across the country. The figure of Robert Milligan was taken down from its plinth at West India Quay in the Docklands on Tuesday evening, two […]

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End the glorification of historic criminals like Colston and Clive | Letters

June 9, 2020

O n my way to Parliament Square for Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protest, I – for the first time – noticed the statue of Robert Clive in its place of honour near the Churchill War Rooms, a stone’s throw from 10 Downing Street and seemingly equidistant from Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster. One […]

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A socially distanced outdoor cinema is coming to London this summer

June 9, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has revived the outdoor cinema scene. From new drive-in theatres arriving this summer to people making their own garden cinema set-ups – watching movies outside is the latest (and safest) thing to do. But there’s a new outdoor cinema launching in London over the coming months – and it doesn’t require a […]

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