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PM promising £1bn to rebuild crumbling schools

PM promising £1bn to rebuild crumbling schools

Funding of £1bn for 50 major school building projects in England is being promised by the prime minister. There will also be a further £560m for repairs to crumbling school buildings. “It’s important we lay the foundations for a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed,” said Boris Johnson. But head teachers said the […]

Tate Modern: Jonty Bravery jailed for throwing boy from balcony

Tate Modern: Jonty Bravery jailed for throwing boy from balcony

A teenager who threw a six-year-old boy from a 10th floor balcony at London’s Tate Modern has been jailed for at least 15 years. Jonty Bravery, 18, of Northolt, planned an attack and targeted young children last August, the prosecution said. The victim suffered a bleed to the brain, fractures to his spine and has been […]

‘Three people stabbed to death’ in Glasgow city centre

‘Three people stabbed to death’ in Glasgow city centre

Three people are believed to have been stabbed to death in a hotel stairwell in Glasgow city centre. Armed police shot the suspect, who is also understood to have died. The Scottish Police Federation have confirmed a police officer was stabbed. Armed police remain at the scene outside the Park Inn in West George Street. […]

Coronavirus: Sweden says WHO made ‘total mistake’ by including it in warning

Coronavirus: Sweden says WHO made ‘total mistake’ by including it in warning

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has rejected a warning from the World Health Organization that included Sweden among countries in Europe at risk of a Covid-19 resurgence. The WHO on Thursday warned that several countries and territories were seeing a rise in infections. Eleven were in the UN agency’s Europe region. But Dr Tegnell told […]

Westferry planning row: Jenrick texted property developer, documents show

Westferry planning row: Jenrick texted property developer, documents show

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick texted the businessman behind a controversial planning application in November while preparing to decide whether to approve it, newly published documents show. Messages released by Mr Jenrick show he told Richard Desmond he hoped to see him soon, after sitting next to him at a dinner the night before. Labour said […]

Coronavirus: ‘Armed officers’ sent to check Cornwall holiday let

Coronavirus: ‘Armed officers’ sent to check Cornwall holiday let

A holiday home owner has complained to the police watchdog after he said armed officers were sent to check he was complying with lockdown rules. Shaun Pritchard, from Cornwall, said sending officers with guns was “heavy handed” and “alarming”. He has also accused Devon and Cornwall Police of breaching procedural rules by entering his property […]

Coronavirus: Lockdown to be relaxed in England as 2m rule eased

Coronavirus: Lockdown to be relaxed in England as 2m rule eased

Pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers can open from 4 July in England, when social distancing rules will be eased. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people should remain 2m apart where possible but a “one metre plus” rule will be introduced. Two households in England will also be able to meet indoors and stay overnight – […]

Coronavirus: Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July

Coronavirus: Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July

Cinemas, museums and galleries will be able to reopen in England from 4 July, Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Tuesday as he outlines a further easing of coronavirus restrictions. Venues closed since the middle of March will be able to welcome visitors as long as safety measures are in place. The PM is […]

Reading stabbing attack: Minute’s silence to be held for victims

Reading stabbing attack: Minute’s silence to be held for victims

One minute’s silence will be held later for the three victims of the Reading stabbing attack. Teacher James Furlong, described as a “kind and gentle” man, was the first victim to be named publicly. Meanwhile, police continue to question the suspect in Saturday’s attack, Khairi Saadallah, who has been arrested under the Terrorism Act. Sources […]

Neo-Nazi militant group grooms teenagers

Neo-Nazi militant group grooms teenagers

Secret efforts to groom and recruit teenagers by a neo-Nazi militant group have been exposed by covert recordings. They capture senior members of The Base interviewing young applicants and discussing how to radicalise them. The FBI has described the group as seeking to unite white supremacists around the world and incite a race war. The […]

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