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908, 2020

Britain gets one more day of sun before nationwide thunderstorms hit

By |August 9th, 2020|Categories: UK News|

Britain will bask in one more day of blistering temperatures - before thunderstorms sweep the nation next week.Temperatures are expected to reach 35C (95F) in Kent, Sussex and parts of London on Sunday. But this weekend's heatwave is set to come to an abrupt end on Monday, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather…

908, 2020

Only half of Britons would get a coronavirus vaccine, poll reveals

By |August 9th, 2020|Categories: UK News|

Just over half of the UK would definitely get a coronavirus vaccine, with "damaging misperceptions" affecting potential uptake, a poll has revealed.Only 53% of Britons would be certain or very likely to get vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers at King's College London (KCL) and Ipsos Mori found. One in six (16%) said they would definitely not…

908, 2020

Border Force wants migrant boats turned around and taken back to France after crossings soar

By |August 9th, 2020|Categories: UK News|

The government has said it wants to see migrant boats intercepted at sea and directly returned to France in a bid to curb recent increases in Channel crossings.Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed a "clandestine Channel threat commander" who will work to make the route "unviable for small boat crossings". Dan O'Mahoney, a former Border…

808, 2020

Shops could close to keep schools open as PM insists all pupils must get back in class

By |August 8th, 2020|Categories: UK News|

Boris Johnson says it is a "national priority" and a "moral duty" to get all pupils back in class next month, raising the prospect of closing shops, pubs and restaurants in local lockdowns to allow schools to stay open.In a newspaper article, the prime minister writes that "social justice demands" that classrooms are full again,…

808, 2020

BBC radio DJ quits over use of racist term in news report

By |August 8th, 2020|Categories: UK News|

A BBC radio DJ has quit after the corporation used a racist slur in a news report, which he said felt like "a slap in the face to our community".1Xtra presenter Sideman announced his immediate departure from the station on social media following the report, which contained the N-word. The story saw social affairs correspondent…

808, 2020

‘The bans were lifted too soon’: People adapting to new restrictions in Preston

By |August 8th, 2020|Categories: UK News|

In the first 24 hours of tighter restrictions in Preston it seemed most people, but not all, were buying into the council's new public health campaign.Officials are targeting the under-30s who are disproportionately catching and spreading coronavirus in the area. But in a city centre charity shop three bare-faced twenty-somethings could be seen huddled together…

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