Day: October 18, 2020

Former Archbishop of York to get peerage ‘imminently’ after outrage he didn’t get one automatically

October 18, 2020

John Sentamu is to be given a life peerage “imminently” after outrage Britain’s first black archbishop was not given one automatically, it has been claimed. The former Archbishop of York, 71, was expected to be given a peerage after he stepped down on 7 June so he could sit in the House of Lords in […]

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Greater Manchester hospitals ‘running out of beds’ as Tier 3 lockdown row deepens

October 18, 2020

Andy Burnham is facing a new clash with Boris Johnson over claims that hospitals in Greater Manchester are running out of beds to treat people infected with COVID-19. As the Greater Manchester mayor battles with the prime minister over Tier 3 status and cash to support businesses forced to close, it is reported that some […]

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Hamleys to cut more than a quarter of London staff

October 18, 2020

Marston’s – 2,150 jobs15 October: Marston’s  – the brewer which owns nearly 1,400 pubs, restaurants, cocktail bars and hotels across the UK – said it would cut 2,150 jobs due to fresh Covid restrictions. The company has more than 14,000 employees.  Whitbread – 6,000 jobs22 September: Whitbread, which owns the Premier Inn, Beefeater and Brewers […]

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Not waiting for Godot: new show tackles Beckett’s ban on women

October 18, 2020

A dead man’s voice can travel a long way. In 1988, Samuel Beckett sued a Dutch theatre company for casting women in his existential drama Waiting for Godot. When Beckett died a year later, responsibility for his estate was passed down to his nephew Edward, who has since continued to throttle any production that sways […]

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Jon Voight brands Joe Biden 'evil' in intense pro-Trump video appeal

October 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Actor Jon Voight has branded Joe Biden “evil” as he called on Americans to re-elect Donald Trump. The 81-year-old Oscar winner posted a video appeal urging US citizens to vote for Mr Trump in the presidential election, insisting “leftists” […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Lockdown rift over Manchester Tier 3 continues as Sage expert urges circuit breaker

October 18, 2020

News › UK London moves to Coronavirus Tier 2 Alert A woman walks along an almost deserted street in Manchester The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The row over a possible Tier 3 lockdown in Manchester is continuing , after Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove […]

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Brexit deal with EU now less likely but door still ajar for talks, Michael Gove says

October 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Michael Gove today said there is now “less” chance of reaching a deal with the EU in post-Brexit trade talks but that the door is “ajar” for further negotiations. The Cabinet Office minister accused EU officials of not being […]

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Rule breakers making UK's Covid-19 outbreak worse, ex-Wuhan resident living in London says

October 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A Chinese man living in London who spent the peak of the pandemic in Wuhan has said China was able to control its coronavirus outbreak quicker because people are more obedient and willing to listen to science. Xi Lu, […]

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Londoners follow Leeds and Manchester by braving cold for first night in tier 2

October 18, 2020

Londoners wrapped up warm to brave the cold on the city’s first evening of tier two lockdown restrictions. Pictures show groups of young revellers sitting in pub gardens and on streets, as people in the capital were banned from mixing households indoors on Saturday. It comes after Soho descended into chaos on Friday when some […]

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CCTV appeal after man throws aerosol onto bus in 'shocking' incident in south London

October 18, 2020

A manhunt has been launched after a passenger set an aerosol can on fire and threw it into a bus in south London. Scotland Yard said the incident happened around 2.20pm on August 13 after a man boarded the 151 bus with a group of friends at Crown Road bus stop, near Sutton High Street. […]

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