Day: June 29, 2020

‘Fly-peeing’ a growing problem as lockdown eases but toilets remain shut

June 29, 2020

Urination, defecation and vomiting are now a regular sight outside of Soulmany Diarra’s front door in east London.  He and his family live next to London Fields. Since lockdown restrictions have eased, thousands regularly descend on the park. Far more than the public toilets can cope with and, after a few drinks, most people are unwilling […]

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Leicester businesses hit out as lockdown extended amid surge in coronavirus cases

June 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Leicester business owners have criticised the Government’s extension of the city’s lockdown , saying the measures “won’t make a difference”. The Health Secretary said the national lockdown easing would not be happening in the area, meaning pubs, hairdressers and […]

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England's roads set for busiest weekend of year as lockdown rules ease and overnight stays allowed

June 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates This weekend could be the busiest of the year so far on England’s roads as coronavirus lockdown rules are eased, a new survey has suggested. From Saturday, people in England will be permitted to spend the night away from […]

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Worst yet to come in coronavirus mental health crisis, charity warns

June 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The worst is yet to come in the mental health emergency sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and the future economic fall-out, a charity is warning. Many people who were previously well will develop mental health problems as a “direct […]

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Rwandan refugees’ son nears £60,000 target to go to Cambridge

June 29, 2020

The 23-year-old son of two Rwandan genocide refugees is close to realising his dream of studying law at Cambridge University after raising more than £50,000 through crowdfunding. Dylan Kawende was inspired to become a barrister by the botched investigation of the Stephen Lawrence murder, and set his heart on Cambridge because his father previously had […]

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Man ‘slashed mother’s face seven times’ as she pushed her baby in a pram

June 29, 2020

A knifeman repeatedly stabbed a woman who was pushing her baby in a pram just six days after he was let out of jail, a court heard today. Josephine Conlon, 36, was on the phone to her mum while pushing her 21-month old daughter along when she was pushed to the ground and slashed seven […]

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Woman challenges police for telling her to cover up anti-Boris Johnson T-shirt

June 29, 2020

Jessie-Lu Flynn told her ‘Fuck Boris’ slogan was in breach of Public Order Act at Black Lives Matter protest Jessie-Lu Flynn estimates that she has attended more than a dozen demonstrations wearing the T-shirt without being challenged by the police. Photograph: youtube A woman who was challenged by police officers for wearing an anti-Boris Johnson […]

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10 hidden gems to explore when you’re ready to rediscover London

June 29, 2020

In order to stay safe and minimise the spread of coronavirus, most people have stuck to their local neighbourhoods over the past few months. But as daily cases continue to drop and restaurants, pubs and other entertainment venues are given the go-ahead to once again open their doors, the capital is awakening. London is a […]

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