Day: December 8, 2020

Homeless man jailed for beating woman to death after she tried to help him

December 8, 2020

A homeless man who beat a woman to death after she tried to help him has been jailed for at least 23 years. Gavin Lewis, 41, was sentenced to life in prison after he admitted murdering Sandra Samuels, 44, in August last year. Her body was discovered at her home in Stoke Newington, north London, […]

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Man found guilty of ‘breathtakingly brutal’ murder of Louise Smith, 16, whose body was discovered in woodland

December 8, 2020

A man who lured teenager Louise Smith to woodland, where he killed her with “breath-taking brutality”, has been found guilty of murder. “Predatory” Shane Mays, 30, walked with the 16-year-old to the secluded spot in Havant Thicket on VE Day, where he repeatedly punched her in the face, causing her fatal injuries. Mays, who is […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: First vaccines mark ‘watershed moment’ in Covid battle as London faces Tier 3 threat

December 8, 2020

1607440767 England’s hospital death toll up by 325 A further 325 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of deaths reported in the country’s hospitals to 42,904. Patients were aged between 42 and 101. All except 12, aged between 56 and 93, had known underlying health […]

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Letitia Wright deletes Twitter after backlash over anti-vaccine video

December 8, 2020

The Black Panther star, 27, was sharply criticised for tweeting a video called Covid-19 Vaccine: Should We Take It?, in which presenter Tomi Arayomi spoke at length about his personal feelings about the efficacy and safety of jabs. Buy Google Reviews Wright, who most recently starred in Sir Steve McQueen’s mini-series Small Axe, was widely […]

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Hallelujah! Historic day as Maggie, 90, has first Covid jab … in Christmas jumper

December 8, 2020

G randmother Margaret Keenan made  history today as the first person to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 jab — sending a beacon of hope around the world that the virus nightmare will end next year. At 6.31am on “V-Day”, the  quietly-spoken 90-year-old sat back in a chair at University Hospital Coventry and offered her left arm […]

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UK to withdraw Internal Market Bill clauses which would have broken international law

December 8, 2020

Boris Johnson has scrapped plans which would have alowed the Government to break international law after the UK and EU reached an agreement over how to implement its divorce deal. Michael Gove said the two sides had reached an “agreement in principle” on all issues, which could help pave the way for a trade agreement […]

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11 areas of Scotland with toughest COVID restrictions will move down one level

December 8, 2020

The 11 council areas in Scotland which currently have the toughest Level 4 coronavirus restrictions will move down one level from Friday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. The changes will allow non-essential retail and hospitality, such as cafes, restaurants, shops and hairdressers, to reopen two weeks ahead of Christmas. The areas being placed in […]

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Man found guilty of ‘brutal’ teen murder

December 8, 2020

A man has been found guilty of the “brutal” murder of 16-year-old Louise Smith in woodland. Shane Mays was convicted at Winchester Crown Court over the killing in Havant, Hampshire, on 8 May. The “predatory” 30-year-old is believed to have lured the teenager to a secluded, woodland spot on VE Day, with the aim of […]

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Tone deaf? Prince William’s tour criticized amid pandemic

December 8, 2020

A national train tour by Prince William and his wife Kate has received a frosty welcome from leaders in Wales and Scotland, with one Welsh official saying he would rather “no one was having unnecessary visits” during the coronavirus pandemic. William and Kate arrived in the Welsh capital of Cardiff on Tuesday for the final […]

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tour receives frosty reaction from Welsh Health Minister: ‘I’d rather that no one was having unnecessary visits’

December 8, 2020

A national train tour by Prince William and his wife Kate has received a frosty welcome from leaders in Wales and Scotland, with one Welsh official saying he would rather “no one was having unnecessary visits” during the coronavirus pandemic. William and Kate arrived in the Welsh capital of Cardiff on Tuesday for the final […]

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