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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
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Covid rules: Confusion as social clubs serve alcohol in tier 3 areas
An apparent loophole in government rules has caused confusion over whether social clubs are subject to tier three Covid restrictions on serving alcohol.
Contact tracing: British apps plan to share data
Good news today for users of the contact tracing apps in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Jersey.
Mother and son found dead sitting on sofas in Bracknell
A reclusive mother and son were found dead sitting on sofas in their home, an inquest has heard.
Essex lorry deaths: PC saw 'trailer full' of half-naked bodies
A police officer has described seeing a trailer full of the half-naked dead bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a lorry container.
Covid-19: 'Too early to say' what Christmas rules will be says minister
"It's too early to say" what Covid rules will be in place by Christmas, the environment secretary has said.
Pope Francis sparks criticism as he goes maskless at public event day after staff promise they are ‘working on it’
Social media users have criticized Pope Francis, as he refused to wear a mask while holding a general audience at the Vatican, with people urging him to do so in public for “their safety and yours.”
London’s Tower Bridge closed briefly by police after person spotted climbing landmark
City of London police closed off the area around the capital’s Tower Bridge after a person was spotted climbing the structure late on Wednesday morning.
Female prisoner suing UK govt after claiming sexual assault by transgender inmate
A female prisoner is suing the UK government in an effort to ban some trans women from all-female prisons, after claiming she was sexually assaulted by a biologically male inmate who had not undergone gender reassignment surgery.
England and Wales record HUGE drop in theft, robbery during Covid-19 lockdown, but domestic crimes rise
Theft offenses and robbery fell by over 40 percent in England and Wales during the early months of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, while domestic violence has surged, new official figures have revealed.
Is ‘Grease’ sexist? ‘Good Morning Britain’ viewers tell show to ‘get a life’ over debate on classic 70s romcom
UK news show ‘Good Morning Britain’ is facing an exasperated backlash online for tackling the ever-important issue of whether the 1978 musical ‘Grease’ was sexist, as the female protagonist transformed herself to appeal to a man.
Channel migrants: Deaths should be 'a wake-up call' for those in power
The deaths of two children and two adults after a migrant boat sank off the coast of northern France should serve as a "wake-up call" to those in power, charities have said.
‘Shops refusing cash left me unable to buy basics’
Stores refusing to accept cash have left consumers unable to buy basics such as groceries and medicine, according to Which?
UK Covid death toll passes 60,000 for the first time
The total number of deaths across the UK linked to the novel coronavirus has now hit 61,116, according to figures reported by the three main health agencies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Leaked papers appear to show UK ran secret training & PR op for Syrian militants costing millions, despite knowing the risks
A swath of what appear to be secret Foreign & Commonwealth Office documents outline a multimillion-pound British effort to train rebel fighters in Syria via private companies, knowing but brushing off the risk of jihadist hijack.
Halloween cancelled! Trick or treating banned in England’s high-risk coronavirus areas
Coronavirus has cancelled Halloween for thousands of people in England, as those in areas with Tier 3 restrictions won’t be able to go trick or treating or mix with other households indoors or in private outdoor spaces.
All of England 'could be placed under tier three restrictions by Christmas'
All of England could be placed under tier three coronavirus restrictions by mid-December, according to a report.
McDonald's staffer moves wedding reception to her work after venue cancellation
Melissa Russell and Shannon McKenna will have their wedding reception at a McDonald's restaurant in Motherwell, near Glasgow, Scotland, after their original venue was cancelled twice because of coronavirus
UK ticket holder wins £79,000,000 Euromillions jackpot
A lucky UK ticket-holder has scooped a £79 million EuroMillions jackpot, the National Lottery has said.
Coronavirus means less sex – for Chinese, Americans, British and now Turkish
Survey in Turkey suggests people are having sex less often – consistent with findings elsewhere – and are concerned about spreading Covid-19, researchers say.
Pride of Britain Award winner: 'Life after abuse does exist'
Rebecca Beattie was a victim of domestic and financial abuse for five years.
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