Day: June 28, 2020

Boris Johnson to announce 10-year building pledge for schools in post-Covid spending blitz

June 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson is to announce a major spending blitz for schools in a bid to ensure that “every child gets a world-class education.” The Prime Minister will lay the groundwork for a vast programme of building and repairs when […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll up by 36 as public urged to act 'sensibly' during second peak 'knife edge'

June 28, 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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Noah Donohoe: Heartbroken mum of Belfast teen told him 'he would change the world'

June 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The mother of Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe “always told him that he would change the world”, his family has said in a heartbreaking tribute. A body believed to be that of the missing 14-year-old was found in a storm […]

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Who is Sir Mark Sedwill? Everything you need to know about the outgoing top civil servant

June 28, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Sir Mark Sedwill is to step down as the most powerful official in Government and top civil servant after 30 years in service. The former diplomat was appointed as Cabinet Secretary in 2018 when he was already the National […]

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Three charged and five arrested over Brixton street party violence which left 27 police officers injured

June 28, 2020

Three people have been charged and five more arrested following a south London street party which descended into violence and chaos. A number of police vehicles were smashed up and 27 officers were injured during the block party in Brixton on Wednesday night. Scotland Yard said cops were confronted by a “hostile” crowd as they […]

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Illegal raves shut down across London as hundreds ignore lockdown

June 28, 2020

Police took action to disperse crowds causing ‘significant disruptions’ at two unlicensed music events in south London on Saturday night. Metropolitan Police said in a statement dispersal zones had been applied in response to events in Clapham Common and Tooting Bec Common. The zones allow uniformed officers extra powers to order people to leave the […]

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Schools, offices and hospitals told to rehearse terrorism response

June 28, 2020

Schools, offices, hospitals and other public places should rehearse their response to terrorist attacks, the government says. After last week’s stabbings in Reading, which killed three people, the Home Office has republished earlier advice on preparing for “marauding terror attacks”. An advice booklet published by the national counter-terrorism security office on the Gov.uk website says […]

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Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over use of songs at rallies

June 28, 2020

Donald Trump has been warned he could face legal action if his campaign continues to use songs by the Rolling Stones. The band’s lawyers are working with performing rights organisation BMI to stop the US president from using any of their songs at campaign events. The BMI has told the Trump campaign that any future […]

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