Day: August 13, 2020

‘Big softie’ father-of-four shot dead in an alley in ‘case of mistaken identity’

August 13, 2020

The daughter of a ‘big softie’ gunned down in a gangland-style execution as he walked home last month has launched an appeal for information about her father’s murder. It is believed 43-year-old Dean Edwards was assassinated in a case of ‘mistaken identity’ as he left Betts Park in Penge, south east London, in the early […]

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Hailstones the size of marbles hit London as heatwave turns into storms

August 13, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Londoners have filmed marble-sized hailstones pummelling cars and the streets around them as storms interrupted the record-breaking sunny heatwave. Temperatures in the UK topped 34C for the sixth day in a row for the first time in […]

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Up to 6% of England’s population may have had Covid, study shows

August 13, 2020

About 3.4 million people in England – 6% of the population – have had Covid-19, with infections more common among members of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, according to the results of a large home antibody testing study. The results from the study, known as React-2, are based on home finger-prick antibody test results […]

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Coronavirus: 6 per cent of England's population has had disease, world's largest home antibody study suggests

August 13, 2020

At least 3.4 million people in England have been infected with coronavirus, according to the first results of the government’s home antibody testing programme. Finger-prick tests submitted by more than 100,000 volunteers across the country between 20 June and 13 July suggested that six per cent of the population had previously contracted the virus. While […]

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20 offices turned into 2,000 individual pods for post-Covid working

August 13, 2020

Welcome to cube city. Xu Weiping, a Chinese multimillionaire, has a vision for the future of office work in the post-Covid-19 pandemic world: thousands of office pods where each person works in their own self-contained 3m x 3m cube. Xu reckons the coronavirus pandemic will have such a fundamental impact on the way people work […]

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