Day: July 12, 2020

Priti Patel to ban foreign criminals from UK under strict new immigration rules

July 12, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Foreign criminals sentenced to more than a year in prison will be banned from entering the UK under strict new immigration rules. Home Secretary Priti Patel will on Monday unveil details of the new points-based system, which will come […]

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Urgent inquiry launched into Government's handling of coronavirus crisis

July 12, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Downing Street‘s handling of the coronavirus crisis is to undergo intense scrutiny as MPs launched an immediate probe into the Government’s response to the pandemic. The formal inquiry will see a cross-party committee of ministers – named the All-Party […]

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Video of Philadelphia officer putting knee on man's neck during arrest prompts fresh Black Lives Matter protests

July 12, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A video of a police officer putting his knee on a black man’s neck during an arrest sparked a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest in Pennsylvania. Footage of the arrest has been shared hundreds of times after it was […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll up by 21 as Michael Gove says face masks should not be mandatory in shopsin

July 12, 2020

World update: (Photo credit: Getty Images) Mexico’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is poised to overtake Italy’s and shoot above 35,000 by the end of the day. Yesterday the country recorded 539 additional fatalities to bring its coronavirus toll to 34,730, with 295,268 confirmed cases. Italy has recorded 34,945 deaths and 242,827 cases. While Italy […]

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Crossharbour DLR murder: Man arrested after teen stabbed to death in east London knife attack

July 12, 2020

A man has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death in broad daylight outside an east London rail station. The 19 year-old victim died on Friday after being knifed near Crossharbour DLR in Poplar, east London, the British Transport Police (BTP) said. A second man, also found with knife wounds, is being treated […]

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Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

July 12, 2020

People who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research suggesting the virus could reinfect people year after year, like common colds. In the first longitudinal study of its kind, scientists analysed the immune response of more than 90 patients and healthcare workers at Guy’s and St […]

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Man in 30s shot dead as London endures more bloodshed

July 12, 2020

A man has been killed in a suspected shooting in south London as the capital endures more bloodshed. Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 2.20am on Sunday to a man collapsed on Croydon Road in Penge. The man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, […]

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Fed up with traffic? You can now get an Uber across the Thames

July 12, 2020

Last summer, Uber launched a new service – boat rides. However, the alternative cab ride was only available in Cambridge, during the August bank holiday. It has also been trialled as an island-hopping experience in Croatia. Now, the boat is back – and it’s bigger than ever. Uber has teamed up with Thames Clippers in […]

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Social distancing in Soho as drinkers look a lot more orderly than last weekend

July 12, 2020

Soho seemed to be more socially distanced last night judging from photos of the streets. Last week, for ‘Super Saturday’ when the pubs reopened, there were images of people jammed together in crowds to celebrate. But this time it seems to have been more sedate, with people sitting at tables outside to avoid coronavirus. Last […]

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Public transport restrictions will be eased to get people back to work – report

July 12, 2020

Restrictions on public transport use are to be eased, according to a report, as the government tries to encourage people to return to work. People in England had been told to avoid trains, tubes, buses and trams where possible, working from home to limit the spread of coronavirus. However, a report in The Sunday Telegraph […]

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