Day: June 13, 2020

Call for more blood donations to save lives on World Blood Donor Day

June 13, 2020

A charity has called for more people to donate blood on World Blood Donor Day today. London’s Air Ambulance has joined medical organisations to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation, showing how donating blood can save a life both in the capital and across the country. New data released by the charity today […]

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Some schools in England to welcome back all year groups from next week

June 13, 2020

From next week primary schools with capacity to accommodate maximum class sizes of 15 pupils will be encouraged to welcome back all year groups. The new guidance comes after the government was forced to shelve its plan for all primary school children to have at least a month of classroom education before the summer holidays. […]

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Black Lives Matter supporter carries injured ‘far-right protester’ to safety

June 13, 2020

A suspected far-right protester was carried to safety by a supporter of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement on Saturday as animosity was briefly set aside on a day of clashes in London between police and rival groups. Pictures showed a white man, who the crowd identified as a far-right member, clutching his head as […]

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Salisbury novichok attack: How a lethal substance sparked an international incident in a quiet English city

June 13, 2020

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. In 2014, Wiltshire’s second-largest town was to draw an incredulous reaction from corners of Britain’s national press. “The world’s best cities – Milan, Vienna and … Salisbury?!” gasped The Telegraph, as the Mail […]

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David Walliams and Matt Lucas apologise for using blackface in Little Britain

June 13, 2020

Matt Lucas and David Walliams have apologised for using blackface make-up during some sketches in Little Britain. They both posted a statement to their Twitter accounts, with Lucas writing: “David and I have both spoken publicly in recent years of our regret that we played characters of other races. Once again we want to make […]

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Boris Johnson condemns ‘racist thuggery’ of rightwing protesters in London

June 13, 2020

Boris Johnson has condemned violence by protesters in central London on Saturday as “racist thuggery” in a post on Twitter. “Anyone attacking the police will be met with full force of the law. These marches and protests have been subverted by violence and breach current guidelines,” he wrote. The prime minister continued: “Racism has no […]

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Black Lives Matter activist carries injured 'far-right' protester to safety amid violence in London

June 13, 2020

A Black Lives Matter protester has been pictured carrying an injured counter-demonstrator to safety as violence broke out between rival groups in London. Images captured by a Reuters photographer showed a white man clutching his head as a black man carries him over his shoulders, flanked by police in riot gear, near Waterloo station. Onlookers […]

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Man urinates next to PC Keith Palmer memorial during far right protest

June 13, 2020

Photos emerge of man urinating next to plaque honouring officer stabbed in Westminster terrorist attack A far right protester urinates on the memorial to PC Keith Palmer outside the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Thabo Jaiyesimi/Alamy Live News/Alamy Live News. A man has provoked outrage after being pictured urinating next to a memorial to PC Keith […]

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Man charged with attempted murder after rabbi stabbed in broad daylight

June 13, 2020

A man has been charged with attempted murder over the stabbing of a rabbi in broad daylight in London on Friday. It’s thought to be the same suspect who was pinned down by construction workers outside the bank branch where Rabbi Alter Yaacov Schlesinger was attacked, and held there until police arrived. Construction site manager […]

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Amazing art deco flat with silk leopard print carpet goes on sale for £975,000

June 13, 2020

Whether you’re in the market for a property or just fancy looking at some jazzy interiors, you’ll want to see this apartment in Chelsea, that’s up for sale for £975,000. The one-bedroom flat, just next to Sloane Square, is in an iconic modernist block called Chesil Court, which was built in 1938 in an art […]

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