Day: July 29, 2020

Man killed in north London shooting

July 29, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. A man in his 20s has been killed in a shooting in north London. Officers and paramedics were called to Beaconsfield Road, Edmonton, at around 9pm on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said. The victim was pronounced dead […]

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‘Utterly joyful’ Look Up! wins Waterstones children’s book of the year

July 29, 2020

Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola have won the Waterstones children’s book prize for their “utterly joyful” picture book about a science-loving black girl, Look Up!, at a time when only 4% of British children’s books contain a black or minority ethnic main character. Following the adventures of Rocket, a little girl who is trying to […]

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United States coronavirus death toll reaches grim milestone of 150,000

July 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The death toll from coronavirus in the US has reached the grim milestone of 150,000, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The bleak figure is by far the highest in the world. Brazil has the second […]

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Government 'not doing everything it should' to prevent second wave of coronavirus, says British Medical Association chief

July 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Health leaders including the chief of the British Medical Association are calling on the Government to do more to prevent a second wave of coronavirus in the UK. Experts expressed “very high” levels of concern about the possibility of […]

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Hundreds of NHS workers march on Downing Street to protest 'coward' Boris Johnson over pay rise

July 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Hundred of NHS workers have marched on Downing Street to protest “coward” Boris Johnson and demand an immediate pay rise. Health workers gathered for a huge Whitehall protest on Wednesday evening, carrying banners that said “Clapping won’t pay my […]

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Origin of Stonehenge's huge standing stones revealed

July 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The origins of the huge Stonehenge “sarsen” stones have been revealed with the help of a sample returned from the US. Tests were done on the core of one of the stones, which was drilled during repair work at […]

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Harry Dunn's ashes scattered at his favourite place in Dorset as family say 'final goodbye'

July 29, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The mother of Harry Dunn said his family is “setting him free” as his ashes were scattered a month before the anniversary of his death. Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said they decided to scatter Harry’s ashes in Portland […]

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Man in 40s dies after attack at London casino

July 29, 2020

A man has died and another man has been arrested after an attack at a casino in north London. Police were called to City Slots arcade on Camden High Street at 10.09pm yesterday. Joshua Lyons witnessed the incident, and told the Evening Standard that he saw the victim lying in the doorway of the arcade. […]

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Gig performed with crowd of 200 to test safe return of live music

July 29, 2020

The first Government-requested pilot concert took place in London to test measures which could see the safe return of live music. Frank Turner performed at the Clapham Grand last night, which operated with less than 20% of its usual capacity – 200 reduced from 1,250. Temperature checks, staggered entrance and exit times and one-way systems […]

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