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‘I’ve Lost 33 Friends To Coronavirus – And 32 Were Black’

Sunday  11:40,   20 september 2020

On a day in late March, Hesketh Benoit received a phone call from his friend, the reggae singer Delroy Washington. When Delroy told him he was calling from hospital, Hesketh asked him if it was possible he had coronavirus. He told me: “Oh no man,... >>>

Westminster Abbey service to mark 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain

Sunday  10:30,   20 september 2020

It will be the first major service to take place at the venue since March.The annual Sunday service usually attracts around 2,000 people to the London landmark as the UK commemorates the first battle in history fought entirely in the air during the... >>>

Hospitality chiefs: Second lockdown would put a million jobs at risk

Sunday  04:40,   20 september 2020

The bosses of some of Britain's best-known restaurants and bars last night warned a second national lockdown would devastate the industry and lead to a million more job losses. They said a two-week ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown in October would... >>>

Lotto winner Colin Weir's £40m spending spree is laid out in his will

Sunday  03:15,   20 september 2020

Colin Weir was the UK's biggest lottery winner when he scooped the £161million jackpot with his now ex-wife Christine in 2011. When he died, aged 71, in December he spent half his £80m share.But by the time Colin Weir died, aged 71, in December... >>>

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

Sunday  02:02,   20 september 2020

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global... >>>

White working-class children are UK's most deprived pupils MPs warned

Sunday  02:01,   20 september 2020

White working-class children are being left behind by the school system, face a lifetime of economic disadvantage and will be hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis, new research reveals. However, help to raise educational standards is often targeted >>>

Sir Keir Starmer: Put children ‘at the front of the queue’ for Covid tests

Sunday  02:01,   20 september 2020

The Labour leader says pupils should not be ‘robbed of an education’ due to a shortage of tests.The Labour leader warned of a “flood” of school closures unless pupils were able to get the tests they... >>>

Khan presses for new Covid controls for London as infections rise

Sunday  02:01,   20 september 2020

London mayor considers a return to working from home as new modelling shows capital just days behind Northern hotspots.Mayoral sources said the city was catching up with disease hotspots in the North West and North East of England, which have been... >>>

These items all sold for record-breaking amounts

Sunday  00:30,   20 september 2020

It's amazing how much money the super-rich will fork out to get their hands on prestigious, rare and historic items. From the most expensive sneakers, wine and glasses, to the priciest car, home and painting, we reveal the coveted items that... >>>

Birmingham park visitor in critical condition after found in lake

Sunday  00:30,   20 september 2020

A woman is in hospital in critical condition after she was pulled from a pool at Pype Hayes Park in Birmingham today. Emergency services rushed to the scene earlier this afternoon.Emergency services, including an air and land ambulances, rushed to... >>>

Bale completes return to Spurs seven years after record Madrid switch

Saturday  23:05,   19 september 2020

Gareth Bale has re-signed for Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. © Getty Gareth Bale is returning to Spurs on a season-long loan - he left back in 2013 The Welsh international, 31, signed for Madrid for £85m in 2013 from Spurs >>>

Cole backs Everton hat-trick hero Calvert-Lewin for England call-up

Saturday  20:15,   19 september 2020

The 23-year-old forward netted the first hat-trick of his professional career to steer the Toffees to a 5-2 victory against the Baggies at Goodison Park and take his tally to four Premier League goals this season.The 23-year-old forward netted the... >>>

Doctors call for stronger Covid-19 measures to avoid national lockdown

Saturday  20:15,   19 september 2020

The BMA said recent coronavirus restrictions have been inadequate.The British Medical Association (BMA) said that unless people stick rigorously to social distancing and infection control measures, or there is better enforcement, infection rates... >>>

PM urged to take 'blindingly obvious' COVID action 'today' to halt virus spike

Saturday  19:06,   19 september 2020

Boris Johnson must act now - not next week - to tackle a second wave of coronavirus infections across the UK, an expert in infectious disease control has warned. © Rex Features A COVID-19 warning sign in the city centre of Birmingham. Pic:... >>>

EFL welcomes 1,000 football fans back into eight stadiums this weekend

Saturday  19:06,   19 september 2020

Fans returned to a competitive league match for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday with Carlisle's clash against Southend the first match to welcome supporters.Earlier this week, the English Football League (EFL) picked... >>>