Day: July 18, 2020

‘Please don’t let me die’: Woman plummets off road bridge after car catches fire

July 18, 2020

A 24-year-old woman who fell to her death from a road bridge as she desperately tried to seek help for her burning car said ‘Please don’t let me die’ to her rescuers. Azra Kemal, 24, was driving down the A21 in Kent after a night out with friends at around 2.30 am on Thursday when […]

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Boris Johnson insists he does not want another national lockdown

July 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson has played down the prospect of a second national coronavirus lockdown. The Prime Minister insisted that he did not want to use such an extreme measure any more than Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent. He added that the […]

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds offer glimpse of baby son Wilfred as they speak to midwifes

July 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson and his fiance Carrie Symonds have shared an intimate new photo of their baby son Wilfred. In a picture released by Downing Street on Saturday, the Prime Minister sits with Ms Symonds as she cradles their son, […]

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Prince William calls on Brits to 'crack' the problem of homelessness with opportunity arising from pandemic

July 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Duke of Cambridge has said that Brits will “never have a better chance” to “crack” the problem of homelessness given the opportunity provided by Covid-19. Speaking during a visit to a drop-in day centre for Peterborough’s homeless community, […]

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UK police arrest ‘mirrors what happened to George Floyd’, lawyer claims

July 18, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The lawyer for a man who was arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck has called for an apology from Scotland Yard. Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed pleading with officers to ‘get off my neck’ […]

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Violence flares as revellers clash with riot police trying to break up illegal party in Hackney

July 18, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Bottles, kerb stones and cannisters were all thrown at police as violence flared when officers tried to break up an illegal rave in London. Two teenagers have been arrested following the clashes near the Woodberry Down […]

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Glass bottles thrown at police as they break up another illegal rave

July 18, 2020

Police in riot gear came under attack after dispersing an illegal rave in Hackney, north London, in the early hours of the morning. A video on social media shows revellers launching glass bottles, bricks and roadwork barriers at officers who broke up the gathering in the Woodberry Down Estate near Finsbury Park. Three vans and […]

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These are the cheapest and most expensive areas to rent a room in London right now

July 18, 2020

With news that London rent prices have dropped in lockdown, we reckon it’s time to take an updated look at the cheapest areas to rent in the UK’s capital city… and the most expensive, because it’s both fun and painful to look at fancy places we’d never be able to afford. SpareRoom has just released […]

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If you’re looking for a place to rent in London, now’s the best time to strike

July 18, 2020

If you’re climbing the walls after moving back home over lockdown, you’ll want to start packing your bags – because London rents have dropped. According to SpareRoom, the UK’s average monthly room rents have fallen by 2% – and that drop is almost entirely fuelled by the fact that they’ve crashed in the capital by […]

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Holidaymakers guaranteed refund credit notes for cancelled holidays

July 18, 2020

Holidaymakers who have accepted refund credits note for cancelled package holidays will get their money back if travel firms goes bust, the government has said. Until now, there have been doubts as to whether consumers’ refund credit notes would be protected if the issuing travel company collapsed before they could be spent. But the government has now said […]

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