Day: August 16, 2020

Oxford University accepts hundreds of students despite downgraded results

August 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Oxford University says it has accepted more than 300 students who missed their grades due to Ofqual’s marking algorithm. Nearly 40 per cent of teachers’ estimates for A-level pupils in England were downgraded by exam boards after exams were […]

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'We nicknamed him Po-Po': Police pick up penguin spotted 'plodding' up village street

August 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Police officers in Nottingham were faced with an unusual task after spotting a penguin “plodding” up a village street in the early hours. Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were out on a proactive patrol in Strelley, near Nottingham, last weekend […]

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Mogadishu attack: Ten killed and dozens injured after gunmen storm hotel in Somalia

August 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates At least 10 people have been killed after gunmen stormed a beachside hotel in Somalia‘s capital. Security forces are battling Islamic extremist gunmen who have invaded the Elite Hotel in Mogadishu, a police officer said. Security forces have shot […]

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by five as 1,000 new cases confirmed

August 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The coronavirus death toll in the UK has risen by five. As of 9am on Sunday, the Government said 41,366 people have died in the UK within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. This is up by five […]

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Huge crowd gathers to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day in east London despite Covid warning

August 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates This footage shows hundreds of residents gathering in east London to celebrate Pakistan Independence Day, despite pleas to stay at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pictures and footage show a huge number of residents taking to the streets […]

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Angry and confused’ students protest for second day after A-levels downgraded

August 16, 2020

Hundreds of students gathered in central London today to protest the ‘fiasco’ which saw almost 40% of A Level results being downgraded in England. Many held signs reading ‘trust our teachers’ as they chanted ‘f*ck Gavin Williamson’ and ‘f*ck Eton’ in Parliament Square. One of the organisers, Ted Mellow, 18, from Wood Green in north […]

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Woman in 40s arrested on suspicion of murdering 10-year-old boy

August 16, 2020

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman in her 40s was arrested following the death of a 10-year-old. The woman walked into a west London police station in the early hours of Sunday to speak to officers and was then arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers and paramedics later visited a residential address […]

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'Bad housing kills': How coronavirus overwhelmed the UK's most overcrowded community

August 16, 2020

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