Day: August 11, 2020

Man caught with Taser disguised as a phone

August 11, 2020

A man was caught with a Taser disguised as a mobile phone. He was stopped and searched in Croydon, south London, on Monday night when officers were on night patrol. The weapon, which looked like a Samsung Galaxy, was discovered and the man was taken into custody. ‘One nasty weapon off the street and one […]

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What time are A-level results available this Thursday?

August 11, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A-level results day is Thursday, August 13 this year, with students throughout the country waiting to see how they fared. This year A-level results are being awarded differently, as the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools for most children for […]

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Cincinnati Zoo announces critically endangered black rhino is pregnant

August 11, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A critically endangered black rhino housed in Cincinnati Zoo is pregnant and due to give birth “any day” now, the facility has announced. The zoo said that ten-year-old Seyia’s pregnancy is “great news for the species”. Black rhino are […]

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More than 120,000 downgraded Scottish exam results will revert to predicted grades, says Education Secretary John Swinney

August 11, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Scotland’s Education Secretary has said more than 124,000 exam results downgraded by a controversial moderation process will revert to the grades estimated by pupils’ teachers. John Swinney made the announcement in a statement at the Scottish Parliament. As a […]

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When is VJ Day 2020 and what is the date about?

August 11, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) is a yearly commemoration of the day Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II. This surrender, which occurred on August 15 1945, marked the end of the war. Fighting in Europe had already […]

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Tech millionaire John McAfee 'arrested in Norway' after wearing thong as a Covid-19 mask

August 11, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Tech tycoon John McAfee claims he was arrested in Norway after refusing to remove a black lace thong which he used as a face mask. Mr McAfee, 74, who is known for his anti-virus software, McAfee, tweeted on Monday: […]

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PR disaster for £2.3m roundabout as car crashes before official opening

August 11, 2020

A £2.3m roundabout that prioritises cyclists and pedestrians over motorists has been forced to close for three nights after a car crashed – the day before its opening ceremony. There have been concerns that some motorists wouldn’t understand how the Dutch-style roundabout works, but Cambridgeshire Council has insisted its design played no part in the […]

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‘It’s a Herculean effort’: UK theatre festivals adapt for summer of Covid

August 11, 2020

‘Dive in!” commanded the cover of Brighton fringe’s 2020 programme, listing more than 5,500 performances across 170 venues in May. But audiences couldn’t even dip into it. Amid the wave of cancellations caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the largest open-access arts festival in England was rescheduled for autumn. With dozens of other jamborees, including Edinburgh […]

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Debenhams adds 2,500 to virus crisis job loss tally

August 11, 2020

Debenhams has announced plans to cut a further 2,500 jobs as the retail sector reels from the effects of the coronavirus crisis. The chain, which was already struggling from weak sales before COVID-19 forced its store estate into hibernation in March, said it was taking the action as part of efforts to ensure the business […]

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What I Rent: Florence and Ben, £1,350 a month for a one-bedroom flat in Herne Hill, London

August 11, 2020

Our weekly series What I Rent aims to take a look at the reality of renting and how people turn rented flats and houses into their homes. Each week we take you inside a different rented property and chat to the tenants about their experiences. Today we’re hanging out with primary school teacher Florence, 29, […]

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