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Suspect in fatal UK police officer shooting in critical condition

Saturday  23:10,   26 september 2020

Suspect in fatal UK police officer shooting in critical conditionMatt Ratana, a 54-year-old custody sergeant who was originally from the Hawke's Bay area of New Zealand, was shot dead in the early hours of Friday by a man who was handcuffed. The man >>>

16 arrested after clashes at anti-lockdown demo

Saturday  23:05,   26 september 2020

Bottles were thrown and police used batons against protesters, leaving some with visible injuries. At least three protesters and one officer were treated by medical staff.Scotland Yard said that 16 people had been arrested following the... >>>

Police close wedding party as guests ignore covid-19 rules

Saturday  20:05,   26 september 2020

Police close Swansea wedding party and force guests to leave for breaking coronavirus rules. Guests crammed into Adelina's Bar and Kitchen last week. The venue has now been shutThe local authority has told the bar to close after a large number... >>>

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Saturday  20:05,   26 september 2020

Burnley has the highest rate in England, up from 145.1 in the seven days to September 16. Liverpool has the second highest rate, up from 131.1 to 243.8 with 1,214 new cases.Knowsley is in third place, where the rate has risen from 132.6 to 241.9,... >>>

Wedding party organiser fined £10,000 for 'reckless' coronavirus breach

Saturday  18:45,   26 september 2020

A wedding party organiser has been fined £10,000 for breaching coronavirus rules in Manchester. © Other There were about 70 people in attendance at the wedding party, at a venue in Stockport Road. Pic: Google Maps Police received reports of a large... >>>

Mother of sergeant's partner tells of heartbreak after he was shot

Saturday  18:45,   26 september 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Sue Bushby's mother today told how Matiu Ratana had been a pillar of strength for her daughter after she lost her father Roy earlier this year. Mrs Bushby, 81, added it is difficult for the pair to 'accept that we will never see him... >>>

At least 15,000 people cram Trafalgar Square in rally against lockdown

Saturday  17:15,   26 september 2020

At least 15,000 people have descended on Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park in London as part of an anti-lockdown demonstration. Attendees of the 'We Do Not Consent' rally ditched their masks as they crammed into the public square this afternoon,... >>>

Glasgow University to refund one month’s rent after Covid-19 outbreak

Saturday  17:15,   26 september 2020

The return of students to universities has led to a spike in the number of coronavirus cases across the country.The return of students to campuses across Scotland has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, forcing hundreds into self-isolation and leading... >>>

Sammy Wilson branded a 'disgrace' after he was seen without a mask

Saturday  16:10,   26 september 2020

Fury erupted on social media after Mr Wilson was pictured reading a magazine without a face covering as he travelled from Westminster to Heathrow on Thursday. A witness claimed the MP, 67, had not worn a mask for the entire duration of the trip,... >>>

NHS tracing app does not work with more than 60,000 daily tests in England, developers suggest

Saturday  16:07,   26 september 2020

The developers of the new NHS coronavirus tracing app have suggested that more than 60,000 tests carried out in England yesterday - just under a third of the total - cannot be linked to its systems. © PA The NHS coronavirus contact-tracing app was... >>>

Private Covid testing firm hires Boris Johnson's half-brother Max

Saturday  16:07,   26 september 2020

Max Johnson, 35, has joined the board of private 'wellness' firm REVIV Global which recently branched out into testing for Covid-19 by offering private antigen tests for £89 each. The appointment has been met with criticism and was branded... >>>

Household mixing ban comes into force across swathes of northern England

Saturday  14:25,   26 september 2020

Judith Blake, the leader of Leeds city council, warned there was ‘a lot of confusion’ and ‘a lack of clarity’ about the new measures.Extra restrictions were introduced at midnight in Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds, with residents advised not... >>>

Brighton star Tariq Lamptey undecided between England and Ghana

Saturday  13:00,   26 september 2020

The Brighton right-back, 19, made his first appearance for England under-21s against Austria this month having also represented the country at under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels. But Lamptey is of Ghanaian descent and their Football Association... >>>

6 ridiculous, silly and terrible things the Tories have done this week

Saturday  12:15,   26 september 2020

Brand new coronavirus regulations hit the UK this week, while Rishi Sunak unveiled his ‘winter economy’ as the temperature dropped. Safe to say, summer cheer is over and the next hard slog now begins. Without further ado, let’s review the top Tory... >>>

‘Nurses Have Made Sacrifices That Nobody Should Make For A Job’

Saturday  12:15,   26 september 2020

Nurses were amongst frontline NHS workers excluded from the latest round of public-sector pay rises. After six months on the Coronavirus frontline, they want to know why.Thousands have joined marches recently in protest after nurses, cleaners and... >>>