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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The UK has been on lockdown since March 23 – and during that time we’ve had major news events, binge-worthy TV shows and questionable celebrity stunts. But as lockdown begins to ease and people start to return to normal, … Read more

Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th

In a jaw-dropping speech that amounted to culture war bonfire, President Donald Trump used the backdrop of Mount Rushmore Friday night to frame protesters as a nefarious left-wing mob that intends to “end America.” Those opponents, he argued, are engaged in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A landlord has spoken of his devastation after a car ploughed into his pub hours before he was due to reopen as lockdown restrictions eased. Ray Perkins was due to host 200 guests throughout “Super Saturday” at The Swan … Read more

Mother created a tree house-shaped bed for her son for £150

King of the jungle! Mother creates Amazon-style tree house bed for her son, three, for only £150 – after being quoted £800 by a carpenter Kayleigh Hardy, from Sunderland, made a tree-house bed for son Hunter, three   She was quoted £800 by professionals but completed it herself for £150 She used bargain items and leftovers … Read more

With no paparazzi or parties, Paris prepares for virtual fashion week

1 / 9 With no paparazzi or parties, Paris prepares for virtual fashion week A chauffeur poses next to a Mercedes-Benz luxury car of Chabe, Chauffeured Cars Services, in front of the Grand Palais in Paris PARIS (Reuters) – Paris is usually abuzz during its prestigious Haute Couture presentations in July, its hotels heaving with … Read more

Virus gains in Spain reveal plight of seasonal farm workers

LLEIDA, Spain — In the 20 years since he left his native Senegal, Biram Fall has never slept in the streets. This week, when he ran out of savings after failing to find work in northern Spain’s peach orchards, he still refused to do so. As part of an army of cheap labor that follows … Read more

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The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Spain has ordered a region with 200,000 people to re-enter full lockdown after a surge of coronavirus cases. Catalan regional authorities announced that as of noon local time movement will be restricted in El Segria, around the city of … Read more

Canadians more comfortable with certainty of fixed mortgage rates

Despite variable mortgage rates being lower, more Canadians are choosing fixed rates Postmedia file photo A series of Bank of Canada cuts to its overnight rate in the spring has led to falling mortgage rates, with the variable rate lower than fixed. However, more Canadians have since chosen fixed-rates rather than variable. “In times of … Read more

NHS deserves better, say campaigners as health service marks 72nd anniversary

Coronavirus outbreak Illuminations and clapping will mark NHS birthday in its ‘most challenging year’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Shard illuminated blue on Friday evening as part of the NHS birthday celebrations. Photograph: The Shard/PA Dozens of landmarks across the UK will be illuminated in blue light on Saturday before … Read more