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The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases.

The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases, the government has announced, making it the highest figure since mass testing began. Another 40 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. The latest figures take the overall number of confirmed cases to 416,363, and total deaths to 41,902. Meanwhile, people arriving in the UK from Denmark, ...

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Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme

The government and firms will continue to top up wages of workers who have not been able to return to the workplace full time due to the coronavirus. The Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme, will see workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months. It aims to stop mass job cuts after the ...

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Indyref2: Starmer refuses to rule out backing Scotland referendum

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has refused to rule out the possibility of supporting a second referendum on Scottish independence in the long term. But he told the BBC a vote like the one held in 2014 was “not needed” soon and the focus should be on “rebuilding” the economy and services after coronavirus. His party would not campaign for ...

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So tough times are with us – Mayor John Biggs

  We’ve faced over a decade of cuts to public services under the government’s austerity programme. It’s been painful and many needy people have seen their support reduced. All services have faced pressure, while demand grows. Coronavirus has shown the importance of public services but we are now being hit by bigger pressure just when we are needed more than ...

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Zakir Naik and peace TV

Fatema Miah:   “Zakir Abdul Karim Naik is an Indian Islamic televangelist and preacher. He is currently a criminal absconder in charges related to funding terror activities, hate speech, inciting communal hatred, and money laundering. He fled from India in 2016 and is a wanted criminal in India. He is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation and ...

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Technology Addiction a Real Threat to Kids

Rayhan Ahmed Topader:     Today’s teens have never lived in a world without the internet. They are often more tech-savvy than adults and they embrace new trends and technologies. The Internet is a great way to stay connected and informed, but if you’re the parent of a teen, you know it can also cause a lot of problems too. ...

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New race inequalities commission gets set for important work ahead

  The members of a new Tower Hamlets Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Inequalities Commission have met for the first time this week (Wednesday 16 September), ahead of their detailed work to tackle racial minequality in the borough. The commission has been formed in response to community feedback following the Black Lives Matter movement and the worldwide reaction to the ...

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New Covid-19 test centre opens in Tower Hamlets

    A new government run Covid-19 local test centre opened today (Friday 18 September) in Tower Hamlets, to help increase testing capacity for the borough’s residents. The local testing centre is located at the Idea Store Watney Market in Shadwell. Its central location will help improve access to tests for residents without a car, or those unable to travel long ...

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Covid-19: UK could face 50,000 cases a day by October without action – Vallance

  The UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October without further action, the government’s chief scientific adviser has warned. Sir Patrick Vallance said that would be expected to lead to about “200-plus deaths per day” a month after that. It comes as the PM prepares to chair a Cobra emergency committee meeting on Tuesday morning, then ...

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