‘New variant’ of coronavirus identified in UK, health secretary says

December 14, 2020

A “new variant” of coronavirus has been identified in the UK, which is believed to be causing the faster spread in the South East, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. Its spread is growing faster than the existing variant, with over a thousand cases, he added. There have been reports of this new variant in […]

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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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Gunman shot dead by police after shooting outside Christmas concert in New York

December 13, 2020

A man was shot dead by police after an incident involving a gun at the end of a Christmas choral concert on the steps of a Manhattan cathedral in New York. It is unclear if the gunman injured any churchgoers at this time but was reported to have fired shots in the air and aimed […]

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Murder probe launched after triple stabbing in Harrow town centre

December 13, 2020

A man has been stabbed to death murder and two young men were injured in a knife fight in Harrow town centre. Police rushed to the scene on Station Road and the road has been closed by the police in both directions outside the Debenhams store at around 7.15pm  Sunday night. Buy Google Reviews A […]

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Espionage writer John Le Carre dies aged 89 after short illness

December 13, 2020

T he writer David Cornwell, who was better known by his pen name John Le Carre, has died aged 89, the literary agency Curtis Brown has announced. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy author, died on on Saturday evening after a short illness, Curtis Brown said. His death […]

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Royal Borough of Greenwich schools to close from Monday as Covid-19 cases rise

December 13, 2020

S chools in the London borough of Greenwich will close tomorrow and switch to remote learning after an “exponential growth” in Covid-19 cases. The South East London borough has around 225 cases per 100,000 people – above the national average. In the first week of December, cases shot up from 151.4 per 100,000 rising 48.6 […]

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Mother’s heartfelt tribute to ‘kind and caring’ son stabbed to death

December 13, 2020

A grieving mother has paid tribute to her “kind and caring” son who was stabbed to death and calls on the community to help bring his killer to justice. Buy Google Reviews Christopher Allbury-Burridge, 33, was knifed in the chest at his home in Kingsley, Northampton shortly after 2.10am on Friday, December 10. A post-mortem-investigation […]

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