Day: June 22, 2020

Canning Town fire: Dozens of firefighters rush to tackle blaze in east London tower block

June 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Around 100 people were evacuated from an east London tower block today as dozens of firefighters tackled a blaze on the fourth floor. Eight fire engines and sixty firefighters scrambled to Ferrier Point on Forty Acre Lane in Canning […]

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Minute's silence held at local pub of Reading attack victims as community pays tribute to 'the most kindest people'

June 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A minute’s silence has been held outside of the local pub of the three victims of the suspected terror attack in Reading. The stabbings in Forbury Gardens on Saturday afternoon left three friends dead and three others injured. David […]

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13 people appear in Birmingham court charged with historic child sex offences

June 22, 2020

Thirteen people have appeared in court charged in connection with an investigation into historical child sex offences. All the offences are said to have happened in the West Midlands between 2008 and 2016. The hearings at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday, were conducted in line with social distancing because of the number of defendants charged. […]

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Arrest in Balham after reports of man with a gun

June 22, 2020

A man has been arrested in south-west London after reports that someone had been seen with a gun in the area. Police arrested the man in Balham on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent after being called early on Monday afternoon. The man remains under arrest and police are continuing to investigate. Officers […]

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Art installation celebrating NHS 'stories of hope' launches in Piccadilly Circus

June 22, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Art installation celebrating “stories of hope” from the NHS has been launched in Piccadilly Circus. From Monday, more than 12,000 photos and stories will be displayed at the iconic London hotspot. They have all been collected from key workers, […]

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David Attenborough fronts £12,000,000 bid to save London Zoo from ‘extinction’

June 22, 2020

Sir David Attenborough has stepped in to help save London Zoo from ‘extinction’ by leading a campaign to raise millions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 94-year-old renowned naturalist is at the forefront of the desperate appeal aiming to raise £12 million as part of a £25million rescue package to save more than 18,000 animals at […]

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Call to recover ship’s anchor from wreckage for Windrush monument

June 22, 2020

Campaigners are calling on the government to retrieve the anchor from the shipwrecked HMT Empire Windrush to turn it into a monument honouring the Windrush generation. The ship famously brought over some of the first Caribbean migrants to Britain when it arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948. Its name became synonymous with an entire generation of […]

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