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There is a heavy police presence at Whitewebbs Lane after the incident
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Boris Johnson calls on the nation to 'roll up our sleeves' and clean up the rubbish discarded during the lockdown. The Prime Minister is throwing his weight behind a fight against litter in Britain.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce plans for a temporary six-month stamp duty exemption for homes at the lower end of the market in the Budget in the autumn.
Only 25 countries, out of the Government's list of 59 destinations, allow travel without any restrictions. The other countries have measures in place, from quarantining to outright bans on UK visitors.
Theatres, museums, galleries and other cultural ventures will get a £1.6billion bailout to stop them going under as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Lawyers for Nazir Afzal have written letters to Met commissioner Cressida Dick, Durham Police chief constable Jo Farrell and director of public prosecutions Max Hill QC.
Sir Simon Stevens (pictured) said the pandemic should be used to 'properly resource and reform' social care - demanding politicians fix the care system within a year.
Sarah Vine claims shopping in the UK has become a lengthy, mindful process due to the pandemic. She says it's now impossible to shop on your lunch break or on your way home.
GRIFF RHYS JONES: I have a footpath running through my garden. But some irritating keep-fit cyclists insist on rattling past. All we could do was lock up the toddler and put up polite signs.
Yesterday as America celebrated its Independence Day, the Washington Post reports something unusual happened at the historic Civil War battefield at Gettysburg: For weeks, a mysterious figure on social media talked up plans for antifa protesters to converge on this historical site on Independence Day to burn American flags, an event that seemed at times to border on the farcical... There would be antifa face paint, the person wrote, and organizers would "be giving away free small flags to children to safely throw into the fire." As word spread, self-proclaimed militias, bikers, skinheads and far-right groups from outside the state issued a call to action, pledging in online videos and posts to come to Gettysburg to protect the Civil War monuments and the nation's flag from desecration. Some said they would bring firearms and use force if necessary. On Saturday afternoon, in the hours before the flag burning was to start, they flooded in by the hundreds — heavily armed and unaware, it seemed, that the mysterious Internet poster was not who the person claimed to be. [Alternate URLs here and here.] Biographical details — some from the person's Facebook page and others provided to The Washington Post in a series of messages — did not match official records. An image the person once posted on a profile page was a picture of a man taken by a German photographer for a stock photo service... The episode at Gettysburg is a stark illustration of how shadowy figures on social media have stoked fears about the protests against racial injustice and excessive police force... Armed vigilantes lined the streets of small Idaho towns last month after false claims circulated online about antifa... Similar hoaxes have befallen towns in New Jersey, South Dakota and Michigan in recent weeks. It is not always clear who has made these false claims and why, whether they seek to advance a political agenda, antagonize people with whom they disagree or achieve some other goal. Social media companies have in recent weeks shut down a handful of fake accounts created by white supremacist groups posing as antifa operatives in a bid to undermine peaceful protests. The Post reached Twitter and Facebook, who shut down the accounts last week, "saying the person behind them had manipulated the platform by creating multiple accounts with overlapping content in an effort to amplify their messaging." But by then the counter-protests had already attracted hundreds of supporters. "An official at Facebook said the person appeared to be operating the accounts from inside the United States."
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ANDREW PIERCE: It says a lot about the woman who may be Labour's next Health Secretary that she believes it's appropriate to talk to a PR company favoured by cigarette and weapon manufacturers.
Aliza Reger who lives in London with her husband Andrew, reveals that a daily cold shower and Botox every nine months help to maintain her youthful appearance.
Routes between Sydney and Brisbane, Hamilton Island and the Sunshine Coast have been slashed, as well as cheap fares to South Australia and rural New South Wales.
Thames Water sacked Steve Robertson after three years in the role, over his failure to reduce leaks in the water network. During that time, he also oversaw sewage flooding incidents and hefty fines.
In the second extract from her mesmerising new book, Jenny Kleeman unveils an aspect of the sci-fi dystopia that awaits us: fake meat grown in a Petri dishes.
ALISON BOSHOFF: She prays to her salads and relaxes in her Miami ocean-front mansion, reclining on her half-million-dollar sofa.
Joanna Scanlan, 58, who lives in London, is best known for her role in The Thick Of It. She explained how a breakdown at age 29, helped her to realise you have to ask for what you want.
The power couple were joined by all four of their children on Sunday night to commemorate the landmark anniversary.
Police say the man, who is believed to be in his 50s, has been taken to hospital after he was found on Whitewebbs Lane
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Emily Monckton picked out a selection of one-piece swimsuits for embracing the summer trend. British style expert suggests opting for a piece with built-in underwired cups if you have a big bust.