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Coronavirus live news: London prepares for tier 2 restrictions; global deaths near 1.1m | World news

7.44am BST07:44 The head of a leading pub chain in Britain has condemned the extension of lockdowns announced on Thursday as “a catastrophe from which the pub trade will never fully recover”. Patrick Dardis, the chief executive of Young’s Pubs, said Britain’s drinking establishments had complied with government guidelines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: London ‘could see curfews’ to curb Covid spread as testing ‘chaos’ sparks school closure fears

World update: Study hints antibody drug may cut Covid-19 hospitalisations  (AP) A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug hint that it may help mild to moderately ill coronavirus patients from needing to be hospitalised. This is a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet. Eli […]

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Gas-spraying attacker leaves 14 Selfridges staff and shoppers needing treatment

Gas-spraying attacker leaves 14 Selfridges staff and shoppers needing treatment when he sprays CS-style aerosol at victim on shop floor Shoppers treated at the scene for effects of unknown substance released today  Man, in his 20s, was detained by security and arrested on suspicion of affray Metropolitan Police said gas caused similar effects to riot […]

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Easyjet to sack up to 5k staff and close bases at three airports

Easyjet will sack up to 5,000 staff and close its bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports Luton-based carrier to close hubs at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports Airline announced last month it was reducing its workforce by up to 30 per cent  By Amie Gordon For Mailonline Published: 09:47 EDT, 30 June 2020 | […]

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EastEnders’ new £87m set almost complete as Polish deli is added to reflect modern London

EastEnders’ brand new £87million set appears to almost be complete as aerial photos show workers putting the finishing touches to the buildings. The Queen Vic looks better than ever as it stands tall and centre in the new Borehamwood set. As the frontage of the shops is added, it is apparent that additional businesses have […]

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Coronavirus: Transport for London secures emergency £1.6bn bailout

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Transport for London has had to significantly reduce Tube services because of coronavirus Transport for London (TfL) has secured £1.6bn in emergency funding to keep Tube and bus services running until September. Under the bailout’s terms, London mayor Sadiq Khan is expected to restore a full Underground service as soon […]

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How to watch Gangs Of London for free

pGangs Of London is off to a brilliant but graphic start (2020) Sky Atlantic’s new drama Gangs Of London has already made its mark since it debuted on the channel last week – with an opening scene which left viewers wincing. The gory drama, which introduces us to London’s most important criminal family, the Wallaces, […]

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Pope calls for global solidarity over coronavirus in streamed service from empty St Peter’s Basilica

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged crematoriums and local authorities not to treat coronavirus victims ‘like cattle’ and give them a dignified burial. Mr Welby – who normally presides over a congregation of 1,500 people at Canterbury Cathedral on Easter morning – delivered his Easter service on his iPad at his London flat after the […]

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Murder victims to get help to fight for tougher jail sentences under plan from Tory London Mayor hopeful

FAMILIES of murder victims will get extra help to fight for tougher jail sentences under a new plan from the Tory London Mayoral hopeful. Shaun Bailey will set up a new sentencing unit and tsar in City Hall in charge of helping families fight for justice. 2 Jodie Chesney’s family have called for tougher knife […]

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Scotland Yard introduces facial recognition cameras to hunt ‘watchlist’ of 2,500 suspects

The Metropolitan Police today revealed it will start using ‘Big Brother’ facial recognition technology on the streets of London within the next month after eight major trials since 2016. Scotland Yard says the cameras are a fantastic ‘crime-fighting tool’ with a 70 per cent success rate at picking up suspects – but privacy campaigners believe it […]

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