Day: August 2, 2020

London risks losing its aura as a ‘fun’ place to work, economist fears

August 2, 2020

Major cities such as London face more economic pain as some companies resist the government’s efforts to encourage workers back to their desks this week, and its discounted meal deal begins. Pablo Shah, a senior economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), fears that the capital could have lost its aura as […]

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Orpington stabbing: Man believed to be in early 20s rushed to hospital with knife wounds

August 2, 2020

A man believed be in his early 20s has been rushed to hospital after a stabbing in , Scotland Yard has said. Police were called by the London Ambulas Service to Farnbrough Way in Orpington in southeast London at 9.05pm on Sunday. Officers remain on the scene and await an update on the victim’s condition. […]

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Local fury as Lancashire nightclub reopens despite Government ban

August 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Locals in Lancashire have expressed their outrage after a nightclub became what is believed to be the first to reopen since lockdown began in the UK. Local authorities gave Switch in Preston the green light to throw open its […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Death toll rises by 8 as Greater Manchester declares major incident amid virus surge

August 2, 2020

The Australian state of Victoria declared a state of disaster and authorities in the Philippines said they would impose fresh restrictions in Manila this week, reflecting worries around the world about getting the coronavirus pandemic under control. AMERICAS – White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Sunday he was not optimistic on reaching […]

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Johnson and Sunak met ‘to discuss how to avoid new lockdown’

August 2, 2020

Boris Johnson and the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, met to run through possible options for averting another lockdown in England that could stall any potential economic recovery should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections. The prime minister is considering new lockdown measures after a rise in Covid-19 cases forced him to slow the lockdown […]

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Major incident declared in Greater Manchester as coronavirus infection rates surge

August 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester as coronavirus infection rates surge across “multiple localities”. There have been particularly big spikes in Covid-19 cases in Manchester and Tameside and an ongoing steady rise in Oldham. Meetings of […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts land back on Earth with historic splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico

August 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit have landed back on Earth with a historic splashdown. The retro-style landing saw the Crew Dragon spacecraft plunged into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, marking the first splashdown […]

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Two men fighting for their lives after four stabbings in London

August 2, 2020

Two men, aged 25 and 34, are in a critical condition following a suspected quadruple stabbing in London. Paramedics alerted police at about 3.15am on Sunday after two men presented themselves at a south London hospital with stab wounds. One of them, a 34-year-old man, is in a critical condition, while a wounded 27-year-old man […]

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