Day: July 21, 2020

Sadiq Khan launches review of TfL in response to official inquiry

July 21, 2020

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched an independent review of Transport for London’s future funding and finances, in swift retaliation to the government-imposed inquiry whose terms and panel were announced on Monday. The review is the latest move in a bitter row between City Hall and Downing Street over the £1.6bn bailout begrudgingly granted […]

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Street artists have taken over an empty house in Clapham

July 21, 2020

An empty house in Clapham has been taken over by street artists. The Victorian townhouse, which is currently under renovation, has been transformed by a number of talented creatives – with different individuals taking over various rooms. Packed with pandemic-inspired works, the house boasts a variety of interesting features from the vomit emoji and Clap […]

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Three men stabbed after masked gang storms London pub

July 21, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Three men were stabbed on Monday night at a pub in south-east London by a gang of masked men who came into the building and attacked them, the police have said. The victims, aged between 18 […]

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Thames has some of the highest levels of plastic in rivers across the world

July 21, 2020

The River Thames has some of the worst plastic pollution in the world, new research highlighting its impact on wildlife has revealed.  Experts declared themselves ‘unsurprised’ that microplastics were found in 80% of the capital’s tap water, as they estimated that 5,041 microbeads – which come from exfoliants in cosmetic products – flow down the […]

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard news LIVE: Aquaman star begins day two of evidence as she takes the stand in libel trial

July 21, 2020

Today promises more fiery allegations… Yesterday, Amber Heard denied she had “thrown everything possible” at her ex-husband. She told the High Court: “I haven’t even scratched the surface.” In one of seven witness statements produced for the trial, Ms Heard described Johnny Depp as being “very good at manipulating people”, and said he “lives in a […]

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UK was 'asleep' to threat of a global pandemic, top expert Sir John Bell says

July 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The UK was “asleep” to the threat of a global pandemic before the eruption of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, a leading health expert has warned. Sir John Bell, Oxford University’s regius professor of medicine, told MPs on Tuesday that […]

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Tory MP Rob Roberts accused of inviting intern, 21, to 'fool around' with him

July 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A Conservative MP has been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards two junior parliamentary staff, including inviting a 21-year-old intern to “fool around” with him. Rob Roberts, who represents Delyn in north Wales, propositioned the young woman in a series […]

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Feast your eyes on these pun-heavy vegetable sculptures from the Lambeth Country Show

July 21, 2020

Everyone loves a good vegetable pun. The Lambeth Country Show is always full of them with its famous Vegetable Sculpture Competition. While the format was different this year as it had to be virtual, the much-loved competition still took place and there really were some sights to behold. Green-fingered enthusiasts were able to enter their […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: True coronavirus death toll 56,100 as Cabinet meets for first time in person

July 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson‘s Cabinet met in person on Tuesday for the first time in four months as the Government continues efforts to secure millions of doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine. Senior ministers attended the first in-person meeting since March […]

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Amber Heard denies affair with Elon Musk while married to Johnny Depp

July 21, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hollywood actress Amber Heard today denied having an affair with billionaire Elon Musk during her marriage to Johnny Depp. The star has been accused of secretly seeing Musk in 2015 while Depp was away in Australia filming Pirates Of […]

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