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About 1 day ago

Explosions reported at Suffolk airfield

Explosions have been reported at the Parham Airfield in Suffolk where a huge fire has broken out with enormous clouds of black smoke visible from miles away. The conflagration is thought to have started when equipment overheated during a manufacturing process at a fibreglass moulding plant. Nearby residents have been advised to keep doors and windows closed due to the volume of smoke coming from the incident. When firefighters from the Fire ...
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About 1 day ago

England begins coronavirus contact tracing app trial

Britain’s health ministry on Thursday launched its delayed contact tracing app for England with fresh trials after technical issues prompted a rethink of its approach and a change of system. The test and trace programme is key to detecting flare-ups of COVID-19 and reopening the economy but has been dogged by problems. A smartphone app developed by the National Health Service (NHS) was initially expected to be rolled out in May but ...
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About 2 days ago

Chancellor downbeat over extent of recession

News that the British economy has plunged into the 'largest recession on record' has been met with dismay across the political establishment, including by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. Talking to the BBC, Sunak said the government is 'grappling with something that is unprecedented' after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported the economy had shrank by 20.4 percent between April and June compared with the first three months of ...
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About 2 days ago

Met Police hit back over Dawn Butler case

Only two days after Labor MP, Dawn Butler, accused the Metropolitan Police of 'racially profiling' her, the force has hit back by warning of 'trial by social media'. Aggrieved MP Dawn Butler calls for 'system change’ after racist incident Labor MP Dawn Butler is calling for root and branch reforms to British policing after she was the victim of allegedly racist treatment at the hands of the Met Police. The ...
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About 2 days ago

UK economic output collapses by 20.4% in second-quarter

Britain’s economy shrank by a record 20.4% between April and June, when the coronavirus lockdown was tightest, the largest contraction reported by any major economy so far, official figures showed on Wednesday. The data also showed the world’s sixth-biggest economy entered a recession as it shrank for a second quarter in a row. There were signs of a recovery in the month of June alone when gross domestic product grew by 8.7% ...
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About 3 days ago

Coronavirus triggers massive unemployment

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the British economy harder than expected with the latest official figures indicating 730,000 job losses since the outbreak began six months ago. Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows 81,000 net fewer people on payrolls in July alone, despite strong support for employers via government loans and the Job Retention Scheme for furloughed workers. More specifically – in terms of the latest financial quarter ...
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About 3 days ago

Coronavirus UK: Muslims blamed for outbreak while Brits mob beaches

Robert Carter Press TV, London Are British Muslims spreading the Coronavirus? This is one of several conspiracy theories which has spread online since the pandemic began, thus raising fears that Muslims are again being scapegoated. Right-wing groups and known hate speakers are spreading inflammatory disinformation accusing Muslims of gathering in large numbers at homes or mosques, while also being unhygienic on purpose in order to spread the virus. This Islamophobic blame ...
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About 3 days ago

Call for Harry Dunn’s killer to face ‘virtual trial’

As the first anniversary of Harry Dunn’s death fast approaches, the tragic teenager’s constituency MP has written to the Home Secretary with what she believes to be a potentially breakthrough solution, albeit one that does not involve the extradition of Anne Sacoolas. Harry Dunn family urges government to pressure Mike Pompeo Harry Dunn Sacoolas, who is widely reported to be a US spy, fled the UK after killing Harry Dunn, 19, by ...
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About 4 days ago

PM Johnson wades into migrant crossings ‘crisis’

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has robustly intervened in the English Channel migrants crossing 'crisis' by decrying the venture as a 'very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do'. The PM says the UK has to examine the 'legal framework' for migrants crossing the English Channel. Johnson’s intervention unfolds against the backdrop of increasing tensions with France, with British immigration and security officials accusing the French authorities of not doing ...
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