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Image copyright PA Image caption Geoff Pugh said he was only at the car park for 23 minutes A motorist says he was “flabbergasted” to receive a £90 parking fine after taking a drive-through coronavirus test at a car park. Geoff Pugh, 52, was handed the penalty after taking his wife and two children for […]

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Six year-old Ayaan and Mikaeel, along with their community, have raised more than £37,000 for the Yemen crisis. With the ongoing conflict in Yemen tens of thousands of lives have been lost. An estimated 24m people, equivalent to 80% of the country’s population, are now in need of humanitarian aid to survive. The scale of […]

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Image copyright CUBG Image caption A record-breaking temperature of 38.7C (101.7F) was recorded at Cambridge University Botanic Garden in July 2019 Climate change driven by industrial society is having an increasing impact on the UK’s weather, the Met Office says. Its annual UK report confirms that 2019 was the 12th warmest year in a series […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Peter McCombie died in hospital on 11 July having suffered serious head injuries in the crash A man has been charged with killing a 72-year-old who was knocked down by a cyclist in London. Peter McCombie suffered serious head injuries when he was struck in Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Stella Frew was pronounced dead at the scene in Sutton on Friday A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who died after she was struck by a van. Stella Frew, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene in Tonfield Road, Sutton, south-west London, just before […]

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The Science Museum in London is reopening on 19 August after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, an exhibition opened at the site that told the stories of previous pandemics. The museum says it has started collecting objects from this latest one – such as signage and medical technology – to tell […]

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Image caption Ailsa gives talks in schools encouraging children to widen their ambitions For Ailsa, the big “should I stay or should I go?” decision came at a Gateshead bus stop. “I thought ‘this is not for me,’” she said, thinking about a future of insecure jobs in a time and place where “industry was […]

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Image copyright James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Image caption Former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Two former Uber drivers will face the ride-hailing giant in court on Tuesday in a case that will decide whether Uber drivers should be classed as workers or self-employed. Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar say by classing drivers […]

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Image copyright Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab Image caption The first time Babak was able to talk to his daughter Sheerin was after 30 days in hospital. Babak Khosrowshahi was taken to hospital with coronavirus at 4am on 22 March – a day many people in the UK had spent on FaceTime talking to their mums on Mother’s […]

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The 100-mile ride through Surrey and London attracts thousands of amateur cyclists every year This year’s RideLondon cycling festival will become a virtual event to raise funds for UK charities. RideLondon 2020 was due to take place on 15 and 16 August but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival, which raised £11.5m […]

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