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What the papers say – October 1

What the papers say – October 1

What the papers say – October 1

01 October 2020

The latest machinations behind the Government’s coronavirus restrictions lead today’s papers.


Astronomers find galaxies trapped in web of supermassive black hole

Astronomers find galaxies trapped in web of supermassive black hole

Astronomers find galaxies trapped in web of supermassive black hole

01 October 2020

The finding helps to understand how supermassive black holes formed and grew to their enormous sizes so quickly, researchers say.


Man to run 25th London Marathon in a row after battling Covid-19 and leg injury

Man to run 25th London Marathon in a row after battling Covid-19 and leg injury

Man to run 25th London Marathon in a row after battling Covid-19 and leg injury

01 October 2020

Simon Gallo has been wearing flip-flops since March but is hoping to complete the virtual marathon in six-and-a-half hours.


Ex-teacher faces life in prison after murdering wife and man

Ex-teacher faces life in prison after murdering wife and man

Ex-teacher faces life in prison after murdering wife and man

01 October 2020

The 40-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of murder at a previous hearing on July 6.


Around 2,500 new alien species predicted to arrive in Europe by 2050 – experts

Around 2,500 new alien species predicted to arrive in Europe by 2050 – experts

Around 2,500 new alien species predicted to arrive in Europe by 2050 – experts

01 October 2020

The number of non-native species is expected to increase globally by 36% by mid century, according to researchers.


Asylum processing centres could be placed on disused ferries, reports say

Asylum processing centres could be placed on disused ferries, reports say

Asylum processing centres could be placed on disused ferries, reports say

30 September 2020

Other new centres could also be set-up as far away as Papua New Guinea, it has been claimed.


Prime Minister ‘will not hesitate’ to impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions

Prime Minister ‘will not hesitate’ to impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions

Prime Minister ‘will not hesitate’ to impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions

30 September 2020

England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said there was a ‘long winter ahead of us’.


Charles chooses favourite Wordsworth lines to mark National Poetry Day

Charles chooses favourite Wordsworth lines to mark National Poetry Day

Charles chooses favourite Wordsworth lines to mark National Poetry Day

30 September 2020

The annual event will also feature Welsh singer Cerys Matthews, poet laureate Simon Armitage and author Margaret Atwood.


Boris Johnson’s father pictured shopping without face covering

Boris Johnson’s father pictured shopping without face covering

Boris Johnson’s father pictured shopping without face covering

30 September 2020

It emerged after the Prime Minister warned of ‘considerable’ fines to rulebreakers.


What has changed over 100 coronavirus press briefings?

What has changed over 100 coronavirus press briefings?

What has changed over 100 coronavirus press briefings?

30 September 2020

There has now been 100 Government coronavirus press conferences since the daily briefings began in March.


Young girl dies in house fire in Co Antrim

Young girl dies in house fire in Co Antrim

Young girl dies in house fire in Co Antrim

30 September 2020

The victim was from the Ballykeel area of Ballymena.


Largest Covid-19 study shows one in 200 people in England were infected

Largest Covid-19 study shows one in 200 people in England were infected

Largest Covid-19 study shows one in 200 people in England were infected

30 September 2020

Interim findings of the Imperial College London study suggest growth of infection may be slowing.


More than 170 test positive for Covid at Cornwall meat factory

More than 170 test positive for Covid at Cornwall meat factory

More than 170 test positive for Covid at Cornwall meat factory

30 September 2020

The company says it has introduced additional measures and checks its compliance with Covid-19 controls on a daily basis.


29 tonnes of carrots dumped outside London university for art installation

29 tonnes of carrots dumped outside London university for art installation

29 tonnes of carrots dumped outside London university for art installation

30 September 2020

Students described the artwork as ‘very Goldsmiths’ but raised concerns over food waste.


Five million people will not get railcard refund or extension

Five million people will not get railcard refund or extension

Five million people will not get railcard refund or extension

30 September 2020

Railcard says the potential cost of refunds is behind the decision as they try to maintain infrastructure at a time when demand has dropped.


PM champions ‘local solutions’ but warns virus remains a national threat

PM champions ‘local solutions’ but warns virus remains a national threat

PM champions ‘local solutions’ but warns virus remains a national threat

30 September 2020

Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance cautioned that there is ‘evidence of spread everywhere’.


Camilla moved by experiences of domestic abuse victims

Camilla moved by experiences of domestic abuse victims

Camilla moved by experiences of domestic abuse victims

30 September 2020

The Duchess of Cornwall has been a long-term supporter of women who have suffered at the hands of violent partners.


Vallance defends 50,000 Covid-19 cases per day projection

Vallance defends 50,000 Covid-19 cases per day projection

Vallance defends 50,000 Covid-19 cases per day projection

30 September 2020

Sir Patrick Vallance said ‘things were definitely heading in the wrong direction’.


PM pledges to get students home for Christmas despite rising Covid rates

PM pledges to get students home for Christmas despite rising Covid rates

PM pledges to get students home for Christmas despite rising Covid rates

30 September 2020

Boris Johnson was speaking during a Downing Street press conference.


Ministers promise MPs greater say over Covid rules after Speaker’s rebuke

Ministers promise MPs greater say over Covid rules after Speaker’s rebuke

Ministers promise MPs greater say over Covid rules after Speaker’s rebuke

30 September 2020

Sir Lindsay Hoyle accused the Government of treating Parliament with ‘contempt’ over coronavirus restrictions


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