Day: November 20, 2020

Prince Harry getting ‘regular updates’ about BBC probe into Princess Diana Panorama interview

November 20, 2020

A source close to the Duke of Sussex said the royal is following the probe from the United States and is “aware of everything that is happening”. Earlier this week, the BBC appointed a senior former judge to lead the inquiry into how journalist Martin Bashir obtained the bombshell 1995 interview. Lord Dyson, a former […]

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Shoreditch stabbing: Man who knifed to death stranger acting as a ‘peacemaker’ on night out is convicted of murder

November 20, 2020

A man who attempted to flee the country after killing a stranger who tried to act as “peacemaker” on a night out in London, has been convicted of murder. The father-of-two collapsed outside the Rolling Stock club in Kingsland Road after the attack shortly before 6.30am on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He died two hours […]

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Jan Morris: Tributes paid to writer, traveller and trans pioneer after death aged 94

November 20, 2020

T ributes have been paid to the writer, traveller and trans pioneer Jan Morris who has died aged 94. Morris shot to worldwide fame in 1953 when, as James Morris, she accompanied Edmund Hillary to Everest and scooped the world’s press by being the first to announce his successful ascent to the top. The news […]

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West London should become “Silicon Valley of aviation” to survive pandemic, say business leaders and politicians

November 20, 2020

P lans to turn West London into the “Silicon Valley of aviation” were discussed today as politicians and business leaders proposed ways to help the area’s economy survive the pandemic. More than 250 business leaders, politicians and local authorities debated the future of Heathrow and the aviation industry as the  UK’s largest airport continued to […]

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Fire safety staff paid to protect at-risk building jam ventilation system closed

November 20, 2020

A mum-of-two living in a ‘high risk’ flat in a building with major fire safety issues has told how ‘waking watch’ staff placed her home in even more danger. Millions of people are currently trapped in flammable and unsafe buildings, after their faults were discovered during external wall surveys (EWS) carried out in the wake […]

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Police won’t barge in on Christmas dinners to catch Covid rule-breakers

November 20, 2020

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The country’s most senior police officer has said she has ‘no interest in interrupting family Christmas dinners’ to enforce coronavirus restrictions. When asked by radio host Nick Ferrari whether officers will ‘count the number of people eating […]

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Colleagues defend UK interior minister accused of bullying

November 20, 2020

Members of Britain’s Conservative government defended the country’s interior minister on Friday after an investigation reportedly found she broke ministerial rules by bullying staff. Home Secretary Priti Patel has been under investigation after several civil servants accused her of bullying. The top civil servant in the Home Office, Philip Rutnam resigned in March, saying Patel […]

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What were the claims against Priti Patel?

November 20, 2020

The results of an inquiry into bullying accusations against Home Secretary Priti Patel have finally been revealed. It follows an eight-month wait for the findings of a Cabinet Office investigation into claims against the home secretary. Why was the inquiry established? The Whitehall probe was launched in March, with the prime minister asking for the […]

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Austerity is back: Difficult decisions will continue for Rishi Sunak

November 20, 2020

Despite vowing austerity was over, the chancellor is looking at a public sector pay freeze to tackle a hole in public finances. By Paul Kelso, business correspondent Fill 2 Copy 11Created with Sketch. Friday 20 November 2020 11:02, UK An economy ravaged by coronavirus restrictions poses an unprecedented challenge to the chancellor. In tackling it, […]

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How communities are divided over low-traffic neighbourhoods

November 20, 2020

In Poole, 41-year-old teacher Kate Salter said a low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) had transformed her community. Salter was involved in proposing the measures to her council, which came into force at the end of August. “As soon as the planters went in, there was a change in the volume of traffic. It was quiet, you could […]

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