Day: December 14, 2020

Government urges schools to stay open as another London council moves classes online

December 14, 2020

Boris Johnson has sparked dissent in Tory ranks by issuing a demand for all schools to remain open until the official start of the Christmas break on Thursday. The order came as councils in London switched to remote learning amid soaring coronavirus rates in the capital, with Islington advising schools to shut and Greenwich saying […]

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Covid: London to enter tier 3 restrictions to curb surge in cases

December 14, 2020

London and several other areas in the south-east will this week enter the toughest coronavirus restrictions in order to contain a surging number of Covid infections. The capital along with parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will enter tier 3 at 00.01 on Wednesday. Hancock told MPs the data would now be reviewed weekly, with the […]

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What you can’t do in tier three that you could do in tier two

December 14, 2020

Londoners and people from other tier two areas set to be plunged under tier three are wondering what will change when they are placed under the harshest restrictions.  There are a number of differences between the ‘high’ and ‘very high’ rules, but perhaps the most prominent is that pubs and restaurants in the capital will […]

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Indefinite hospital order for man who killed former Wasps rugby player

December 14, 2020

A man who stabbed an “inspirational” former Wasps rugby player to death has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act. Gurjeet Lall, 36, attacked grandfather-of-five Allan Isichei, 69, as the retired rugby star walked home from his local pub in Southall, west London, last year. Lall was cleared of Mr Isichei’s murder in October […]

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