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Commonwealth gold medallist Bianca Williams, 26, described the confrontation in Maida Vale, west London on Saturday as 'awful to watch' and slammed the police for 'racial profiling'.
A parking fine is given out every four seconds as tickets dished out rockets to 8.4million in a year
Private parking firms handed out 1.6million more tickets in the last year compared with the previous 12 months, latest figures reveal. This takes to total to 8.4million, an increase of 24 per cent.
It's a long hop from South America to South Wales, but one frog has made the 5,000-mile journey - thanks to a bunch of bananas. The tree frog travelled in the fruit sent from Colombia to Britain.
A portrait of a woman in a black dress and cloak could fetch up to £3.5million at a Sotheby's auction on July 29, after it was discovered to be a masterpiece by the Flemish artist Rubens.
DOMINIC LAWSON: The Conservative Government has been deliberately obstructing a project that would safeguard hundreds of jobs in one of the most depressed areas of the North of England.
Almost 200,000 workers at household-name companies have been laid off since the start of lockdown, an analysis by the Daily Mail has found.
Philanthropists Hans and Julia Rausing have given an astonishing £10million 'lifeline' to help charities survive the coronavirus crisis.
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.