Day: July 15, 2020

Boris Johnson says Parliament could move to York during multi-billion pound Westminster refurbishment

July 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has suggested Parliament could move to York while the Palace of Westminster undergoes a multi-billion pound refurbishment. The Prime Minister said locations outside London should be considered as a review is under way on how to handle […]

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Hopes for coronavirus vaccine raised amid reports Oxford jab could give 'double protection'

July 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hopes for a successful coronavirus vaccine have been raised after scientists in Oxford reported trials showing positive early results. Researchers believe they have made a breakthrough after discovering the jab could provide “double protection” against the virus, it has […]

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Nurses not wearing face masks ‘led to outbreak forcing A&E to shut’

July 15, 2020

Nurses who didn’t wear face masks fuelled a coronavirus outbreak which forced a north-west London hospital to shut its A&E department, an investigation has found. Hillingdon Hospital was forced to close its doors to emergency admissions on July 7 as 70 members of staff went into self-isolation. Ambulances were still being turned away from the […]

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Police treated unfairly over incidents caught on video, says senior Met officer

July 15, 2020

Police officers have been unfairly treated by the media in cases where videos of their controversial actions have emerged, the Metropolitan police’s deputy commissioner has said. Appearing before the London assembly’s police and crime committee, Sir Stephen House defended the officers who stopped, searched and handcuffed the British athlete Bianca Williams, saying they had been […]

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‘Shark fin’ spotted in River Thames near London Eye

July 15, 2020

Londoners are convinced there is a shark in the Thames after photos appeared to show a grey fin cutting through the water. The mysterious shape was spotted in the river by Westminster, Vauxhall and Hammersmith by witnesses who shared photos of it on social media. In one shot, what looks like the shadowy outline of […]

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TfL flushed £7,500,000 down the Tube when they destroyed Banksy’s work

July 15, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Anti-graffiti teams may have unwittingly destroyed a Banksy artwork worth £7.5 million, it has been revealed. The world’s leading authority on the anonymous artist has given an estimate of what his latest piece on a Tube train […]

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Skin rashes could be added to NHS official list of symptoms

July 15, 2020

Scientists have called for skin rashes to be added to the official NHS symptom list for coronavirus. A new study suggests skin rashes may in fact be a tell-tale sign that someone has contracted Covid-19. Academics at King’s College London looked at data taken from 20,000 Brits who had tested positive for Covid-19, or were […]

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Banksy’s Tube artwork destroyed by TfL due to strict ‘no graffiti’ policy

July 15, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Banksy’s new artwork was removed several days ago due to a strict no graffiti policy on the Tube. The anonymous street artist uploaded a short video to Instagram and YouTube yesterday afternoon with the caption, ‘If you […]

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Face masks could be compulsory in shops until 2021 unless coronavirus vaccine found

July 15, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Face masks could become the “new normal” and remain ­compulsory in shops until 2021, government sources have indicated. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed they will be mandatory from July 24 but police have warned imposing the order would be […]

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