Day: June 21, 2020

Pictured: 15 people wanted over toppling of slave trader Colston statue

June 21, 2020

Police investigating the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol have released images of 15 people they want to speak to. The monument to the 17th century slave trader was pulled down and rolled into the harbour during a Black Lives Matter protest on 7 June. It was later recovered by the council which […]

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Pirate copies of former Donald Trump adviser John Bolton's memoir leaked online

June 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A digital version of former US national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir has appeared on the internet over the weekend, ahead of its official release on Tuesday. A PDF file of The Room Where It Happened has turned up […]

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UK faces kitten crisis with up to 84,000 more cats born due to Covid-19 restrictions, animal charities warn

June 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Thousands of extra kittens could be born this summer due to lockdown restrictions, with animal welfare charities already feeling the strain of the “kitten crisis”. Cat owners are being urged to keep female cats indoors as the number of […]

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Labour councils in England hit harder by austerity than Tory areas

June 21, 2020

Labour councils have borne the brunt of local government cuts over a decade of austerity, according to an analysis by the Guardian. It highlights for the first time the extent to which poorer, largely Labour-held areas of England had their funding slashed on average by at least a third, while more affluent, largely Conservative areas […]

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Kate Garraway pens emotional Father's Day tribute to husband as he battles to recover from Covid-19

June 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Kate Garraway has penned an emotional Father’s Day tribute to her husband as he battles to recover from coronavirus. Derek Draper, 52, was taken to hospital at the end of March after he was displaying coronavirus symptoms and struggling […]

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Reading terror attack victim James Furlong was 'kind and gentle' schoolteacher

June 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates One of the victims in the Reading terror attack has been named by The Holt School in Wokingham as James Furlong, its head of history and government and politics. Mr Furlong was stabbed to death 7pm on Saturday in […]

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Empty seats at Donald Trump rally 'down to booking by TikTok users and K-pop fans'

June 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma was hit by a lower-than-expected attendance because of teenagers on TikTok and fans of Korean pop music, it has been claimed. The US president, who is looking to secure a second term in […]

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Hunger, violence, cramped housing: lockdown life for the poorest children

June 21, 2020

“Before Covid, my three children and I had structure. We would wake up in the morning, they would go to school and do their thing, and I would do mine. We had joy,” says Vicky (not her real name), a single parent living in one of the most disadvantaged boroughs in the country, in south […]

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