Day: October 2, 2020

Coronavirus news – live: R rate climbs again as cases surge and London braces for tighter restrictions

October 2, 2020

As it happenedended 1601622261 NewsHealth Follow all the latest updates and statistics The UK’s coronavirus reproduction rate, or R value, has risen again to between 1.3 and 1.6 following a sharp spike in new cases in recent weeks, the government’s top scientific advisers have said. London was among the areas seeing rising Covid-19 infections, amid […]

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London borough told to not mix households ‘unless absolutely necessary’

October 2, 2020

People living in an east London borough have been told not to mix with other households unless ‘absolutely necessary’, as a second wave of coronavirus hits the country. Residents in Tower Hamlets have been asked to do everything in their ‘power to protect each other’ after the capital was put on the national watch list […]

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Alex Morgan leaving tea-cup celebrations to Spurs teammates

October 2, 2020

It took Alex Morgan a moment to wonder what all the laughter was about after a penalty was scored during a Tottenham training session. The celebration, of course. Her new teammates could not resist mimicking the tea-sipping celebration that drew the ire of the English after Morgan scored against them in the 2019 Women’s World […]

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Gang of 12 jailed for travelling to the UK to steal goods worth around £4.5million and 200 high-valued books

October 2, 2020

Twelve members of a “sophisticated criminal network” who stole 200 rare books during a spree of high value burglaries were facing years behind bars today. The men, who are all Romanian nationals, targeted commercial premises such as warehouses and freight depots across the UK. One of the burglaries involved the theft of 200 rare books […]

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Zef Eisenberg: Family pay tribute to businessman after death during British land speed record attempt

October 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The family of millionaire businessman Zef Eisenberg have paid tribute to a “true genius” following his death during an attempt to break the British land speed record. The Maximuscle founder, 47, was killed after the Porsche 911 Turbo S […]

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Scotland Yard launches investigation after SNP MP Margaret Ferrier admits travelling to and from London while suffering from Covid-19

October 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Scotland Yard has launched an investigation after SNP MP Margaret Ferrier admitted to travelling to and from London while suffering from coronavirus. Ms Ferrier said she took a test on Saturday afternoon after experiencing “mild symptoms”, meaning she should […]

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Joe Biden and wife Dr Jill Biden test negative for coronavirus hours after Trump diagnosis

October 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden have both tested negative for Covid-19, hours after President Donald Trump revealed he had tested positive for the disease. The Democratic presidential nominee tweeted: “I’m happy to report that Jill and […]

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Utah senator Mike Lee tests positive for coronavirus days after visiting the White House

October 2, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A Republican senator has tested positive for coronavirus just days after visiting the White House. Utah Senator Mike Lee attended the White House for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court last Saturday , and was pictured hugging […]

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Major outbreak at Northumbria University as 770 students test positive

October 2, 2020

Northumbria University says 770 students have tested positive for coronavirus. Just 78 of them were displaying symptoms, a spokesperson said, and all those affected are self-isolating. Flatmates and any close contacts are also going into quarantine and have been advised to book a test if they develop symptoms, the spokesperson added. A public health source […]

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‘Everyone liked him, even people he arrested’: Colleagues’ tributes to murdered officer

October 2, 2020

Members of the Metropolitan Police have spoken of their sadness over the death of their colleague Sergeant Matt Ratana, one week on from his fatal shooting at Croydon Custody Centre. Officers and Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick also joined in with a minute’s silence across London on Friday in memory of the 54-year-old. It came after […]

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