Day: June 20, 2020

Black Lives Matter protesters call for race inequality commission head to quit

June 20, 2020

Anti-racism protesters in London have said the head of the Government’s new Race Inequality Commission Munira Mirza must quit her post. Today thousands of activists marched from Hyde Park, to Parliament Square and then down Whitehall to Trafalgar Square calling. Up to 14 police vans were on hand as Scotland Yard warned previous tallies had […]

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UCL renames facilities named after prominent eugenicists

June 20, 2020

Three facilities named after prominent eugenicists have been renamed by University College London. The university’s Galton Lecture Theatre had been named in honour of Francis Galton, who first coined the term ‘eugenics’ in 1883, saying society needed to ‘raise the present miserably low standard of the human race’ by ‘breeding the best with the best’. […]

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UK citizens can travel to Spain without facing quarantine from Sunday

June 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates UK citizens can travel to Spain from Sunday without facing quarantine, Spain’s foreign minister has announced. Spain had threatened to impose a quarantine on UK visitors if the UK imposed a quarantine on Spanish citizens travelling to the UK. […]

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Clashes between police and ‘statue defenders’ in fourth weekend of protests

June 20, 2020

As more anti-racism demonstrations are being held in cities across Britain, clashes have broken out between counter-protesters and police in Glasgow. Police were forced to form a barrier between groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and self-appointed ‘statue defenders’. It follows scenes of ‘racist thuggery’ on Wednesday when far-right Scottish loyalists from the National […]

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Black Lives Matter: London protest leader demands meeting with Boris Johnson

June 20, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. A leader of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters in London demanded a meeting with Boris Johnson on Saturday and said the prime minister had to drop his choice of a political adviser to lead a new […]

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Three children killed in house fire in Paisley, Scotland

June 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Three children have died in hospital after a fire at an upper cottage flat in Paisley, Scotland. The blaze broke out at the property on Renfrew Road, Paisley, around 9pm on Friday. Fiona Gibson, 12; Alexander James Gibson, eight; […]

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Teenagers who lured schoolboy into 'Trojan Horse' trap before stabbing him to death jailed

June 20, 2020

Two teenagers found guilty of murdering a Newham schoolboy have been sentenced to a combined 25 years in prison. Michael Irving, 15, was killed by the two teenage boys in Stratford, east London in September last year. The attackers stabbed Irving, from Woolwich, four times, including once in the heart. The pair, aged 17 and […]

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Four men arrested over shooting at McDonald's drive-through in Merseyside

June 20, 2020

Four men have been arrested after a customer was shot while queueing at a McDonald’s drive-through. The 21-year-old victim was targeted as he sat in the front passenger seat of a black Ford Tourneo at the restaurant in Bromborough, Merseyside, on Thursday. He was treated in hospital for a leg injury and his condition was […]

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Greta Thunberg calls on governments to respond to climate change like coronavirus

June 20, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Greta Thunberg has urged governments around the world to deal with climate change with the same urgency that they have shown in responding to coronavirus. The teenage environmentalist said that the world seems to have gone past “some kind […]

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Police expecting ‘large crowds’ in London on fourth weekend of anti-racism protests

June 20, 2020

Anti-racism protesters are preparing to march on cities across the UK for the fourth weekend in a row, with police expecting ‘large crowds’ in London. Forces are expecting demonstrators to walk through the capital as well as cities including Glasgow and Birmingham. Officers have asked people not to attend to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, they are […]

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