Day: July 13, 2020

Shoppers to be hit with fines if they do not wear face coverings – all you need to know

July 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Face coverings will soon be mandatory in supermarkets and other shops across England. The Government announced the order following weeks of mixed messages, and after Michael Gove said over the weekend that the public should be trusted to use […]

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Boris Johnson set to bow to pressure and bar Huawei from UK's 5G network

July 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson is set to bar the Chinese tech giant Huawei from playing any role in Britain’s 5G network, triggering a renewed clash with Beijing. The Prime Minister is chairing a meeting on Tuesday of the National Security Council […]

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Man charged with murder after teen stabbed to death near Crossharbour DLR station in east London

July 13, 2020

A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder following stabbing near a DLR station in east London. Muhammed Samir Uddin, 19, was pronounced dead at Alexia Square, near Crossharbour Docklands Light Railway station in Poplar after an attack on Friday. A second man, 18, who was also found stabbed remained in hospital. He […]

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Worst-case scenario could see 120,000 coronavirus deaths this winter, top scientists warn

July 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A second wave of coronavirus infections this winter could be more serious than the first, with 120,000 hospital deaths in a “reasonable worst-case scenario”, scientists have warned. A new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences, commissioned by the […]

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Jeffrey Epstein victims to argue in court that Ghislaine Maxwell should be refused bail

July 13, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Victims of Jeffrey Epstein plan to tell a judge that his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell should be denied bail on sex trafficking charges, prosecutors have said. They told a Manhattan federal judge in court papers that at least one woman […]

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Grenfell Tower fire consultant admits he spent just 33 minutes on refurbishment review in 2013

July 13, 2020

A senior fire consultant has admitted to spending just over half an hour peer-reviewing a fire safety strategy for the Grenfell Tower refurbishment, an inquiry has heard. Tony Pearson, who worked for fire consultancy firm Exova, conceded that his analysis of the housing complex was ‘possibly rushed’ in 2013 – less than four years before […]

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James Sherwood: Shipping executive who revived the Orient Express

July 13, 2020

James Sherwood was a brash, outspoken American who spent much of his life travelling in high style while building a London-based business empire that included maritime companies and landmark hotels and whose crown jewel was the revived Orient Express. He died on 18 May at a London hospital. He was 86. He died from complications […]

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Grenfell architect clashed with council over fire prevention

July 13, 2020

Building control officers insisted on fire barriers in the wall structure, inquiry hears A covered Grenfell Tower on the third anniversary of the disaster last month. Photograph: Anselm Ebulue/Getty Images One of the Grenfell Tower architects said they were “miffed” at demands from a building safety officer aimed at preventing fire spreading up the tower […]

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Pop-up cycle lanes across London could be made permanent after pandemic, says transport boss

July 13, 2020

Most “if not all” of the new emergency cycle lanes built in London in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown could become permanent, the city’s new transport boss has said. Andy Byford, who took over as commissioner of Transport for London at the end of June, told the Evening Standard newspaper that the pop-up cycle […]

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