Day: June 14, 2020

Man charged over urinating on PC Keith Palmer memorial during protest in London

June 14, 2020

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. A 28-year-old has been charged after a man was photographed apparently urinating next to a memorial dedicated to PC Keith Palmer, the police officer who was stabbed to death in the 2017 terror […]

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London protests – live: Labour backs jail terms for war memorial vandals as man arrested on suspicion of urinating next to PC Keith Palmer plaque

June 14, 2020

Related video: Thugs attack riot police at BLM counter protest in London Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has said he would back jail terms for people who vandal war memorials after several have been damaged during protests. More than 100 people were arrested at violent far-right counter-demonstrations in London on Saturday, condemned by Boris Johnson […]

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Council leaders demand more powers over housebuilding to help economy recover from coronavirus

June 14, 2020

Council leaders have called for local authorities to be given more powers over housebuilding to help the economy recover from the coronavirus crisis. Experts have warned that the global pandemic could cut the number of homes built in London alone this year by half. Ministers are preparing to launch a major overhaul of the planning […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson orders review of two-metre rule as shops prepare to open in latest lockdown easing

June 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has ordered a comprehensive review of the two-metre social-distancing rule amid calls it should be scrapped to allow businesses such as restaurants and pubs to re-open sustainably. There have been warnings that any maintaining of the rule, […]

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Coronavirus UK latest: Boris Johnson orders review into two-metre rule amid calls for it to be scrapped to help businesses

June 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A review has been ordered to see whether the two-metre social-distancing rule should be reduced to help businesses survive when they reopen. There have been calls to scrap the rule to allow premises such as restaurants and pubs to […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: what's happened in the last three years?

June 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The date of June 14 is always a hard day for the community around Grenfell Tower, but this year is “particularly intense”, a campaigner has said. On the third anniversary of the fire that killed 72 people, Covid-19 means […]

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Grenfell Tower: How many people were killed in the blaze and what's happened with the inquiry?

June 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The night of Grenfell Tower haunts Londoners and so many others to this day. Flames ripped through the 24-storey flat block in the early hours of June 14, 2017. By dawn it had become one of Britain’s worst modern […]

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'We have been scarred for life': Londoner who lost six family members in Grenfell Tower calls for inquiry to 'investigate role of racism' in tragedy

June 14, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hisam Choucair lost six close family members in the Grenfell Tower blaze – his mother, sister, brother-in-law and three nieces. His youngest niece, Zainab, was just three years old when she died on June 14, 2017. The child was […]

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