Day: October 30, 2020

Boris Johnson considering lockdown for England as early as next week

October 30, 2020

The prime minister is considering new national lockdown restrictions, which could be imposed in England as early as next week. Whitehall sources confirmed Boris Johnson met his most senior cabinet colleagues on Friday to discuss the possible toughening of restrictions in light of worsening coronavirus infection rates and hospital admission data. Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Health […]

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Nobby Stiles: Did football fail one of its most famous sons?

October 30, 2020

Nobby Stiles, who won the World Cup with England in 1966, has died at the age of 78. Here, two Sky News correspondents reflect on his life and career. Martha Kelner, sports correspondent The image of Nobby Stiles parading around Wembley, false teeth in one hand and the Jules Rimet trophy in the other, is […]

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Man arrested over deaths of Iranian Kurd family in Channel sinking

October 30, 2020

A man who is believed to have been piloting the boat which claimed the lives of at least four migrants has appeared before a judge in France, a prosecutor has said. It is believed that a baby and two adults are still missing. The Iranian man, 37, was brought before an investigative judge on Friday […]

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds to hold first joint televised address on Sunday and praise medics for saving PM’s life

October 30, 2020

The broadcast will be aired on Sunday as part of the Pride of Britain Awards. The couple nominated nurses Jenny McGee and Luis Pitarma for the award, after they cared for Mr Johnson at St Thomas’ Hospital. They also nominated the maternity team who delivered Wilfred. In a preview of their message, Ms Symonds said: […]

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The Leader Podcast: Councils face ‘unprecedented rise’ in London’s rough sleepers

October 30, 2020

C ouncils and charities today warned they could be facing an “unprecedented rise” in rough sleeping numbers over the winter as furlough ends and town halls struggle with funding.  Councils, who housed thousands of people during the first wave, are now struggling with funding. The Evening Standard’s local democracy reporter Rachael Burford says they’re anticipating […]

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WWE’s daredevil NXT UK superstars scale Tottenham Hotspur Skywalk

October 30, 2020

WWE’s top NXT UK superstars have scaled the Tottenham Hotspur Dare Skywalk to celebrate their run on BT Sport. Former United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne was joined by his British Strong Style team mate Trent Seven, Jinny and Ashton Smith as they climbed 50 metres above the iconic pitch this week. The five stars are […]

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Police foil attack on officers in Paris by knifeman as France remains on highest alert after Nice terror incident

October 30, 2020

P olice in Paris Tasered a man and shot him with rubber bullets as he tried to attack two officers with knives, according to reports. The man threatened officers with the blades after they challenged him on Friday, a police source told Reuters. The officers intervened after police received a call reporting that a man […]

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Coulsdon murder: First photo of man beaten and stabbed to death in south London flat

October 30, 2020

A man who was found beaten and stabbed to death in a south London flat has been named by police. Michael Lavery, 59 , died after being assaulted inside the property off Reddown Road, Coulsdon, on October 16. Emergency services rushed to the scene just before 9.30pm where they found Mr Lavery suffering head injuries […]

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Corbyn’s constituents air frustration and anger over suspension

October 30, 2020

Hussein Jabar still can’t believe Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the Labour party. The owner of Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park, which is decorated with pictures of the former Labour leader, shook his head and simply said: “Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t deserve this.” Labour was plunged into further turmoil on Thursday after it suspended Corbyn over […]

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Covid restrictions push more under-25s than ever to sleep rough in London, charities say

October 30, 2020

The number of young people sleeping rough in London has risen to a record high, data shows, as charities say more provision is needed because lockdown restrictions mean those who usually stay off the streets by staying with friends are unable to do so. According to the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (Chain) thenumber of […]

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