Day: June 27, 2020

Boris Johnson to unveil post-Covid building boom plans for schools, hospitals and prisons

June 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Prime Minister is to fast track major building projects across the UK in a bid to salvage the crippled economy. Boris Johnson will set out his vision for the country’s post-Covid renaissance in an address to the nation […]

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Priti Patel lights candle for Reading terror attack victims at moving twilight vigil

June 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Reading’s residents stood together in remembrance tonight, one week on from a terror attack that devastated the community. Home Secretary Priti Patel was among those to light a candle at the moving vigil to remember the three men who […]

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Glasgow stabbing: Badreddin Abedlla Adam, 28, named as suspect shot dead by police in hotel knife attack

June 27, 2020

The man shot dead by police during a knife attack in Glasgow has been named as Badreddin Abedlla Adam. Adam, 28, from Sudan was gunned down by officers following a mass stabbing at a hotel in the city on Friday. Police Scotland said confirmation of his identity was “based on information the deceased provided to […]

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Sir Keir Starmer would be better Prime Minister than Boris Johnson – poll

June 27, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Sir Keir Starmer would make a better Prime Minister than Boris Johnson, a nationwide survey has found. The Labour leader trumped Mr Johnson in the popularity stakes by by two percentage points, according to the Opinium poll. It found […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Warning over mass gatherings 'risking second wave' as death toll rises by 100

June 27, 2020

Dwayne Johnson will host the awareness-raising event (Getty Images) Dwayne Johnson, Shakira, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson are among the star names who will appear during a globally broadcast concert calling on world leaders to make coronavirus tests and treatment available and equitable for all. The advocacy organisation Global Citizen and the European Commission announced […]

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Coronavirus: Met promises to act on illegal parties that flout regulations

June 27, 2020

The Metropolitan police commissioner has promised to break up events in London that flout coronavirus regulations after disorder on three consecutive nights when officers attempted to disperse illegal gatherings. Police stood off with people who refused to leave an unlicensed music event in Kilburn, north London, on Friday, and officers had bottles thrown at them. […]

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'Illegal and reckless': London police break up third night of lockdown parties

June 27, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Police in London have spent a third night trying to break up illegal gatherings, as the capital’s most senior officer vowed to get tougher on events that continue to flout coronavirus restrictions. “Big street parties are […]

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Council spent thousands trying to hide name of Tate Modern murder attempt teen Jonty Bravery

June 27, 2020

Council bosses spent thousands of pounds on legal fees to keep Jonty Bravery’s name out of the public domain. Bravery was very nearly 18 when he threw a six-year-old French tourist from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern in London in August last year. He later admitted attempted murder and was handed a prison […]

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Fire crews rush to smoke pouring from block of flats in London

June 27, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The emergency services rushed to a block of flats which caught on fire in south London. Huge amounts of smoke could be seen pouring out of the ground floor of Walters House on the Brandon Estate, in […]

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Escape to the country: Londoners more than twice as likely to be planning to move due to coronavirus, survey finds

June 27, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Londoners are twice as likely to be planning to move compared with other Britons, a survey has found. Some 15 per cent of those in the capital are seeking to move to cheaper homes both within […]

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