Day: September 4, 2020

R Kelly's lawyers call for his release following reports gang member attacked the singer in jail

September 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A convicted member of the Latin Kings gang allegedly beat up R Kelly in a bid to shed light on wrongdoing in his own criminal case. The R&B singer’s lawyers filed a motion on Friday in federal court to […]

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Jacob Blake pleads not guilty to charges filed prior to shooting

September 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Jacob Blake has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges filed prior to the shooting. The 29-year-old black man was shot by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin last month, reigniting nationwide protests over racism and police brutality. Mr […]

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Tottenham man who repeatedly raped young girl for five years is jailed for 20 years

September 4, 2020

A 37-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years for the “horrific crime” of repeatedly raping a young girl over a five-year period. From the age of 12, the young girl was repeatedly raped by Adrian Donaldson from January 2015 to January 2020 at an address in Tottenham. Donaldson was sentenced at Wood Green Court […]

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Boris Johnson says HS2 will be ‘crucial for country’ as construction begins

September 4, 2020

The Prime Minister heralded HS2 as an ‘incredible project’ that will create ‘tens of thousands’ of jobs, as he marked the start of the controversial railway line’s construction. Boris Johnson acknowledged more people are working from home due to coronavirus but insisted the scheme linking London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds will be ‘crucial for our […]

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Extinction Rebellion protesters facing large fines this weekend after hundreds arrested this week in London

September 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Extinction Rebellion protesters are now facing large fines for if they breach police rules this weekend after hundreds were arrested over the last few days. More than 500 people were detained at the central London protests this week after […]

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Canada shooting: Five found dead after gunshots heard in Oshawa home

September 4, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Five people were found dead by police after a shooting at in Canada this morning. Police are investigating the shooting in Oshawa, east Toronto which saw five people dead, including the suspect. Neighbours reported hearing the sound of gunshots […]

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HS2 protesters spray fake blood on DfT entrance and glue themselves to doors

September 4, 2020

Extinction Rebellion and other anti-HS2 protesters sprayed fake blood over the entrance of the Department for Transport as construction on the controversial high-speed rail line officially began. Demonstrators glued themselves to the door of the DfT’s London headquarters and chanted ‘HS2 is ecocide’ and ‘HS2 has blood on their hands’ as police tried to remove […]

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PM suggests he will support virtual trial in Harry Dunn case

September 4, 2020

The prime minister has said he will “support anything” that gets justice for motorcyclist Harry Dunn after he was asked about the prospect of a virtual trial for the woman accused of killing him. Harry, 19, was hit outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire in August 2019 by Anne Sacoolas, who had just left the US […]

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Scientist jailed for sending fake poison to Theresa May

September 4, 2020

A scientist has been jailed for sending white powder to Theresa May just one month after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned. Christopher Doyle, from Widnes in Cheshire, was sentenced to two years and 10 months at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday for posting the fake poison, and for making indecent images. He addressed […]

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What is the planned HS2 route and what London station will it start from?

September 4, 2020

Work on HS2, the rail link which will connect London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, is now well underway despite widespread criticism and protests at the construction sites along the route.   The Government gave formal approval for the HS2 project to begin its construction phase back in April after an official Government-commissioned review found that the large […]

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