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Month: July 2020

Schoolboy, 7, is ‘policing’ speeding motorists with scowls and friendly waves to make roads safer

Harry, who lives in Mattishall, Norfolk, has perfected the ultimate put-down – a glare. Equally, if motorists adhere to the speed limit he gives them a friendly wave. This soft justice is all administered politely from his drive. Why is he is so interested in keeping the roads…

Animal Crossing New Horizons August Bugs and Fish update after ACNH Dream update

A NEW Animal Crossing New Horizons August update is on its way which will update the list of Bugs and Fish available to catch after the game’s big ACNH Dream patch.

Care home visits in UK delayed because of lack of Covid-19 testing kits

Some care homes in England will have to delay visits from friends and family “for weeks” because of a lack of Covid-19 testing for staff and residents. On 16 July the Government withdrew home-test kits by Randox sent to care…

Spain records 3,000 new coronavirus cases in biggest jump since lifting lockdown

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Spain has recorded 3,092 more cases of coronavirus in the biggest jump since lifting their national lockdown in June. The country’s health ministry said…

Ghislaine Maxwell court documents: Manuscript on Prince Andrew’s alleged encounter with Epstein ‘victim’ Virginia Giuffre unsealed

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A document detailing an account of the Duke of York’s alleged sexual encounter with a woman who claims to be one of Jeffrey Epstein’s…

Shielders dealt with ‘shamefully’ as more than 2m people sent mixed messages about lockdown restrictions

Ministers were accused of issuing mixed messages to more than two million people who have been shielding from coronavirus. Boris Johnson confirmed that shielding for the extremely clinically vulnerable, who include people with serious lung conditions and cancer, will be…

Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence after lawyers argue ‘jury was biased’

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A US federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of the man convicted of killing three people in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing….

Ministers monitoring Wrexham, Swindon and Lanarkshire amid rise in Covid-19 infections

Blackburn still has the highest weekly rate of coronavirus cases at 83.9 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Wrexham with 61.8, Oldham with 58.1 and Leicester, with 57.1, according to latest public health data. The Welsh town is the only…

Chris Packham faces court defeat over bid to halt ‘environmentally damaging folly’

The Court of Appeal has dashed Chris Packham’s hopes of an appeal against HS2, the controversial high speed train line set to link London and Birmingham. The Springwatch host and environmental activist argues the project is not compatible with the UK’s climate change…

Coronavirus lockdown rules in each part of the UK, from face masks to social distancing

As health is a devolved issue, the lockdown rules vary across the four parts of the United Kingdom. England, Scotland and Wales introduced lockdown restrictions on 26 March and Northern Ireland on 28 March with only minor differences in their…

North-West England residents banned from visiting family and friends as ministers accused of ‘confusion’ with lockdown rules

More than four million people across North-West England are banned indefinitely from meeting up indoors and going to pubs or restaurants with friends and family after a spike in cases in the region. Local leaders accused the Government of sowing…

Heatwave hits Europe with multiple cities on ‘red alert’ in Italy, record highs in Spain and forest fires in France

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Sweltering heat across Europe has led to several cities in Italy going on ‘red alert’ and record temperatures in Spain. The mercury hit 37.8C…