Day: July 1, 2020

No need for social distancing when schools return in September

July 1, 2020

School leaders are set to be told there is no need for pupils of any age to sit apart when they return to class in September. Boris Johnson has promised a full return to the classroom, five days a week from the autumn term, as the government has faced intense pressure not to let children […]

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Harry apologises as he admits ‘not enough has been done to right wrongs of past’

July 1, 2020

Prince Harry has apologised to the younger generation that more had not been done to end racism and make the world a better place. During the Diana Awards ceremony, the Duke of Sussex outlined his personal commitment to tackling institutional racism, warning it has no place in society but that it remains endemic. His words […]

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Police in England and Wales facing ‘new era of austerity’

July 1, 2020

Police are facing a “new era of austerity” with some forces potentially facing their worst ever annual budget cuts fuelled by the coronavirus crisis. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has warned the funding crisis endangers the government’s pledge to recruit 20,000 extra officers to fight crime and risks leaving police “with one hand tied […]

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MPs ask Robert Jenrick long list of questions about £1bn land deal

July 1, 2020

Robert Jenrick, the housing secretary, is facing a demand to appear before a parliamentary committee to respond to unanswered questions about his relationship with the Tory donor Richard Desmond and the £1bn Westferry property deal. The housing select committee has disagreed with Boris Johnson’s claim that “the matter is closed”, asking Jenrick to appear before […]

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Girl, 5, who died after being stabbed in flat named as Sayagi Sivanantham

July 1, 2020

A girl who died after a knife attack in a south London flat has been named as five-year-old Sayagi Sivanantham. Officers and paramedics arrived at the address in Mitcham at around 4pm on Tuesday following reports that two people had been injured. Sayagi and a woman, 35, were found at the scene by officers with […]

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The Barbican’s Instagrammable plant conservatory will soon be open seven days a week

July 1, 2020

Finally, we’ll be reunited with some of our favourite cultural institutions this weekend, as museums and attractions open their doors to the public after a four-month wait. Others will be back in business over the coming weeks. One of London’s star players, the Barbican, is scheduled to reopen on Monday 13 July – and it’s […]

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Coronavirus data needed more quickly to target local outbreaks, say doctors

July 1, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Leading doctors are calling on the Government to help save more lives by supplying local authorities with accurate and up-to-date data on spikes in coronavirus cases in their areas. The British Medical Association (BMA) urged the Government to share […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Warning over more local lockdowns as Boris Johnson faces questions over Leicester restrictions

July 1, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates One hundreds days after restrictions came into force across the UK, Boris Johnson is set to face a fresh grilling over the Government’s reimposition of lockdown measures in Leicester. Ministers are facing questions over whether they were too slow […]

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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Wednesday, July 1

July 1, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Airlines ramp up flight schedules ahead of ‘air bridges’ announcement Airlines are ramping up their flight schedules from today ahead of an expected announcement on so-called ‘air bridges’ to allow people flying from certain countries to avoid quarantine. Transport […]

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US buys up almost entire world supply of coronavirus drug Remdesivir

July 1, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The US has effectively secured the entire global supply of one of only two drugs proven to treat coronavirus. Remdesivir, which was used to treat Ebola, is produced almost exclusively by US pharmaceutical giant Gilead. It costs around £430 […]

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