Boris Johnson's adviser must quit over lockdown drive, Conservative lawmaker says
Sunday, 24 May 2020 A lawmaker from Britain's ruling Conservative Party on Sunday called for the resignation of Dominic Cummings, the senior adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who travelled 400 km (250 miles) from London to northern England during lockdown while his wife showed coronavirus symptoms.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while coronavirus lockdown measures were in place, will not resign, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday.
Dominic Raab, Dominic Cummings and Oliver Dowden gathered at Downing Street for a National Security Council meeting ahead of an expected decision on the block of Chinese tech giant Huawei from having any role in setting up the UK’s 5G telecoms network. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Political adviser Dominic Cummings has left his London home today, accompanied by fellow Downing Street staffer Cleo Watson, following a cabinet shake-up that saw Sir Mark Sedwill step down as Cabinet Secretary. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a secondnational lockdown, according to reports. The Prime Minister is consideringasking the elderly to shield once again and is mulling lockdown-likeconditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections,The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said. The claims come after MrJohnson was forced to announce a slow down of the lockdown easing on Friday,with planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed after arise in Covid-19 cases was recorded, with prevalence in the community thoughtto be rising for the first time since May.
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Plans to re-open indoor venues such as bowling alleys, casinos and theatres are to be put on hold, as Boris Johnson announces new measures to crack down on Covid-19. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out the reasons behind the latest lockdown restrictions to be introduced across large parts of northern England – during a press conference in Downing Street on Friday. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Married former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke is facing the “very realpossibility” of jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting two women innear-identical circumstances. The jury at Southwark Crown Court dismissed the49-year-old’s claims his accusers were lying, instead believing victims whogave tearful evidence during a three-and-a-half week trial. Elphicke, a formerlawyer who admitted lying to police, his wife and party bosses when theallegations were first put to him, was MP for Dover between 2010 and 2019.Judge Mrs Justice Whipple released Elphicke on bail to be sentenced inSeptember.
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Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has rejected claims that the Conservative Party took donations from people with links to Russia but says suggesting that British citizens with personal links to Russia cannot not donate to political parties is racist. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith says the government's Huawei ban is the right thing to do, but there are problems within the Oliver Dowden's statement that need to be addressed. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for "guarantees of delivery, not just warm words" from the government's Covid-19 economic recovery plan, claiming the Conservative party had a history of making promises without taking action.
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A maths tutor who lost his leg after being hit by a car has revealed how hisdrag queen alter ego has helped him embrace his disability. Ian Lilley, 43,had just moved from his home town in South Wales to London after landing aplace at prestigious drama school Mountview Academy in 2000 when his lifechanged forever. While unloading his possessions from a removal van as hemoved into his new flat, the driver of a passing car blacked out at the wheeland hit him. Airlifted to hospital, Ian came to hours later to find that hisleft leg, which had been smashed into 13 pieces, had been amputated. Foryears, Ian, now a science and maths tutor from Crouch End, north London, hidaway, desperately self-conscious. But now, he has unveiled his drag alter ego,Eileen Eiffell – which sounds like, ‘I lean, I fall', a tongue-in-cheekreference to what he has been through – and he wants to help empower otherdisabled performers.
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Credit: British Water Ski and Wakeboard Irving Stone, aka ‘Irv the Swerve’ hasmarked his 80th birthday by going water skiing. There was nothing thesolicitor from Hampstead in north London wanted to do more for his milestonebirthday. He is believed to be the oldest water skier in the country, havingstarted skiing in 1962, and is a former British over-55 slalom record holder.Irving travelled up to South Lake near St Neots in Cambridgeshire for theoccasion with family and friends.
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HSBC has suffered a 65% drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the yearas Europe’s largest bank was struck by a dive in interest rates andcoronavirus disruption. The bank reported profits of 4.3 billion US dollars(£3.2 billion) in the half year to June 30, down from 12.4 billion dollars(£9.5 billion) in the same period in 2019. HSBC has endured a torrid year onthe markets with the London listed shares falling more than 40% from 595p to342p as of June 30. Chief executive Noel Quinn also warned internationaltensions could compound the damaging effects of Covid-19.
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Uber has joined up with Thames Clippers for the launch of its new service UberBoat. The service, which commences in London on Monday, will allow users topurchase tickets for Thames Clippers boats in advance through the Uber app andthen use QR technology to board. The payment will be processed using Uberaccount details. Passengers will be able to use the service across a fleet of20 boats on the River Thames, with departures from 23 piers across London.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson prevents Prof Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance from answering questions on the Dominic Cummings saga, with the pair later confirming they don't want to get involved in..
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