Day: June 17, 2020

It’s back, it’s different, but it’s better than no football at all

June 17, 2020

Football is back, in a different guise than before but, on balance, it’s far better than no football at all. After waiting 100 days for a Premier League ball to be kicked, the first action was a rather turgid goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United. But it still felt good to have something […]

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Oxford college recommends removing Cecil Rhodes statue

June 17, 2020

An Oxford University college has said it will recommend removing a statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes. The statue has long been the target of protests and more than a thousand demonstrators gathered outside the university to call for its removal last week. The governors of Oriel College voted on Wednesday to take down the statue […]

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Labour quizzes PM on planning decision that saved Tory donor £40m

June 17, 2020

Boris Johnson asked to disclose any contact with donor Richard Desmond prior to housing minister overruling council The Westferry Printworks site in east London. The scheme was approved by the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, against the advice of a planning inspector, but the decision was reversed after Tower Hamlets council took legal action. Photograph: Yui […]

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John Furnival obituary

June 17, 2020

John Furnival, who has died aged 87, was a leading figure in visual and concrete poetry from the 1960s onwards, even as he often questioned with vigour the usefulness of these terms. He described himself, characteristically tongue-in-cheek, as a “drawer”, his preferred medium being pen and ink. His “wordscapes” were made by drawing letters, words, […]

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Sadiq Khan cuts his own salary as authorities face funding shortfall

June 17, 2020

Sadiq Khan has taken a 10% pay cut as he called for Boris Johnson to bail out local authorities facing funding shortfalls due to coronavirus. The London Mayor has warned that the Met Police, London Fire Brigade, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority could be facing cuts due to a funding black hole […]

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Dishoom is now delivering DIY bacon naan kits for you to make at home

June 17, 2020

Earlier this month, Dishoom announced it had reopened for delivery only. The move means people can (finally) get their hands on a number of the restaurant’s signature dishes, including the vada pau, chilli chicken, keema pau, biryanis, chicken ruby, mattar paneer and the house black daal. But foodies have noticed the revised delivery menu is […]

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Meghan and Harry's security cost Canadian taxpayers at least £30,000

June 17, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The security bill during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s stay in Canada cost the country’s taxpayer at least £30,000, documents have revealed. Harry and Meghan spent a number of months on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, as they dealt […]

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'Community is kindness': NHS cleaner behind viral video moves on to volunteer at east London food bank

June 17, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A Syrian hospital cleaner who went viral after sharing a video about the lack of support for foreign workers in the NHS has moved on from a Covid-19 ward to volunteer at a food bank. Hassan Akkad shared a […]

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Man left needing brain surgery after being kicked in head in 'violent and unprovoked' attack in City of London

June 17, 2020

Police are hunting for a man who launched a “violent and unprovoked” attack in the City which left the victim in hospital needing brain surgery. The assault happened in February as the victim – a man in his 60s – took an early morning walk along Bread Street, near to St Paul’s Cathedral, City of […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson accuses Sir Keir Starmer of 'wibble wobble' over schools reopening during fiery PMQs

June 17, 2020

(Photo credit: PA) More than 1,500 paediatricians have called on the Prime Minister to make the opening of schools a priority or “risk scarring the life chances of a generation of young people”. The doctors have signed a letter from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) asking for authorities in England and […]

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