Extinction Rebellion climate protester scales Big Ben scaffolding

Extinction Rebellion climate protester scales Big Ben scaffolding

An Extinction Rebellion demonstrator has scaled Big Ben. A spokesman for the group said the climber was tree surgeon Ben Atkinson, 43. The protester has draped two signs from Big Ben. One has the Extinction Rebellion logo and the words "No pride...
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US man calls for 'better way' to protest against death of George Floyd

US man calls for 'better way' to protest against death of George Floyd

Curtis Hayes from Charlotte, North Carolina, articulated his views on finding a better way for progress, as protests demanding justice following the death of George Floyd turned violent. Video of Mr Hayes' impassioned speech quickly went viral af...
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LGBT people of colour in isolation at greater risk

LGBT people of colour in isolation at greater risk

A Loughborough University researcher has been gathering queer and feminist responses to Covid-19, and has found that the combination of being BAME and identifying as LGBTQ risks the person feeling more isolated at this time.
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"Like Apollo 13" Nasa's Crew Dragon reflect on returning to the International Space Station

"Like Apollo 13" Nasa's Crew Dragon reflect on returning to the International Space Station

Credit: Nasa History was made on Saturday, as Nasa launched two astronauts from US soil into space for the first time in nine years, while SpaceX became the first private company to send humans into orbit. On day one at the International space ...
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Thousands march in Dublin following death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

Thousands march in Dublin following death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

Demonstrations have taken place across Ireland following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Crowds gathered outside the US Embassy in Dublin. Protests have taken place across the world, including a large gathering in London on Sunday, in ...
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Rishi Sunak: Shopping at markets 'absolutely safe'

Rishi Sunak: Shopping at markets 'absolutely safe'

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said on Monday it's "absolutely safe" to shop at markets as the country loosens some of the lockdown measures. Speaking at London's Pimlico market, Mr Sunak said public life under the new measures is safe and that people sh...
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World Health Organisation calls for continued collaboration after US leaves cooperation behind

World Health Organisation calls for continued collaboration after US leaves cooperation behind

Director-General of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for continued collaboration after the United States announced it would be pulling out of its partnership with the global agency.
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All you need to know from the June 1 Covid-19 briefing

All you need to know from the June 1 Covid-19 briefing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 39,045 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Sunday. The figure was up by 556 from the 38,489 deaths announced on Sunday b...
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Matt Hancock: Successful test and trace system 'up and running'

Matt Hancock: Successful test and trace system 'up and running'

Matt Hancock said the test and trace system was "up and running", adding: "It's successful, I'm very glad to report that those who are asked to isolate by the contact tracers are expressing the willingness to do so and we track that very carefully...
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Discrepancy in figures announced at daily coronavirus briefing

Discrepancy in figures announced at daily coronavirus briefing

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 39,045 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Sunday. The figure was up by 556 from the 38,489 deaths announced on Sunday b...
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Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll surpasses 39,000

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll surpasses 39,000

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 39,045 people had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Sunday.
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Arlene Foster: People shielding in Northern Ireland to be allowed outside from June 8

Arlene Foster: People shielding in Northern Ireland to be allowed outside from June 8

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster has said from Monday June 8 those who are shielding will be able to spend time outside with people from their own household or one person from another household while observing social distancing. She ...
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Camden Market reopens following lockdown

Camden Market reopens following lockdown

Food sellers at Camden street market in London prepare their stalls for reopening after months of closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson announced that some outdoor markets can reopen from June 1, with social distancing guidlin...
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Car showrooms reopen as Covid-19 restrictions are eased

Car showrooms reopen as Covid-19 restrictions are eased

Car showrooms are reopening today as part of the wider easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England. Government leaders have stressed social distancing measures must be introduced. All dealers are going to be required to display a Covid-19...
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Almost 800 police dispersals on Saturday as Sturgeon warns lockdown breakers

Almost 800 police dispersals on Saturday as Sturgeon warns lockdown breakers

Police issued almost 800 dispersal notices on Saturday for lockdown breaches, Nicola Sturgeon revealed, as she warned new laws will be passed if the public continues to contravene the rules. Speaking during the Scottish Government's daily briefin...
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George Floyd death: Where are the main protests flaring up?

George Floyd death: Where are the main protests flaring up?

A look at where the main protests and unrest is occurring across the United States in response to the death of black man George Floyd while he was being arrested by police in Minneapolis.
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Duchess of Cornwall pays tribute to 'backbone of country' NHS volunteers

Duchess of Cornwall pays tribute to 'backbone of country' NHS volunteers

The Duchess of Cornwall thanks volunteers across the country for the acts of kindness they provide to mark the start of Volunteers' Week.
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Car dealerships reopen with new safety measures in place

Car dealerships reopen with new safety measures in place

With lockdown restrictions being eased in England, car dealerships reopen, but new health and safety measures have been put in place to protect staff and customers.
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Thousands queue for their homewares fix as Ikea reopens 19 stores

Thousands queue for their homewares fix as Ikea reopens 19 stores

Massive queues formed as home furnishings retailer Ikea opened its doors for the first time in months in Belfast. Samantha Fisher and her daughter Atlanta, from Groomsport, near Bangor in Co Down, queued from 8am.
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Children return to school in England

Children return to school in England

Children are returning to schools as part of a wider easing of lockdown measures in England. Schools have remained open throughout lockdown for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. Now all primary school children in Reception, Ye...
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Pigeon racing becomes first spectator sport to resume

Pigeon racing becomes first spectator sport to resume

Organisers release 4,465 pigeons at Wicksteed Park in Kettering as pigeon racing becomes the first spectator sport to resume in Britain as lockdown is eased.
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What new lockdown measures come into force on June 1 in England?

What new lockdown measures come into force on June 1 in England?

The new lockdown measures coming into force on June 1 in England permit car showrooms to open, year groups to return to school and groups of up to six to meet in parks or gardens.
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The state of the political parties as the UK battles Covid-19

The state of the political parties as the UK battles Covid-19

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as the Conservatives begin to ease the coronavirus lockdown.
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Brexit briefing: 213 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 213 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Queen pictured for first time since lockdown - out riding at 94

Queen pictured for first time since lockdown - out riding at 94

The Queen has been pictured riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle - her first public appearance since the coronavirus lockdown began.