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Sajid Javid tells George Floyd protesters to 'show some goddamn respect' as they chant 'f*** the police' outside Downing Street
Sajid Javid has called on protesters to "show some goddamn respect" after video footage emerged of crowds chanting "f*** the police" outside Downing Street.The United States has been rocked by five days of protest across many cities after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis.
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Labour leader accuses the prime minister of "winging it", telling him to restore public trust over the government’s handling of the crisis.
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Earth accelerating towards sixth mass extinction event that could see ‘disintegration of civilisation’, scientists warn
The scientists who were among the first to declare the world’s sixth mass extinction event was already underway in a 2015 study, have published new research revealing the rate at which wildlife is being destroyed is accelerating and is a direct threat to human civilisation.Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich and colleagues at other institutions report in the new paper that the extinction rate is likely much higher than previously thought and is eroding nature’s ability to provide vital services to people.
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Coronation Street star Colson Smith joked that he might have to wear a ‘fat suit’ when filming resumes after losing “almost 10 stone” in lockdown.The 21-year-old actor, who has played Craig Tinker on the long-running soap since 2011, said on his podcast Sofa Cinema Club that between his weight loss and dying his hair blonde, he would be virtually unrecognisable when the show returned.
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Police arrested 23 people after a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd.Thousands marched across London on Sunday to demonstrate against his death last Monday in the US city of Minneapolis.A white ex-police officer has been charged with murdering Mr Floyd, 46.Derek Chauvin, 44, who has since been dismissed from the police department, is accused of pressing his knee to Mr Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.In a video of the incident, Mr Floyd can be heard saying, “don’t kill me” and “I can’t breathe”.Read more: Use of force criticised in George Floyd police brutality protestsThe protest in London was organised by the Black Lives Matter movement and started in Trafalgar Square, where people chanted Mr Floyd's name and knelt on the floor en masse, before heading to the US embassy in Battersea.Hundreds of people also took part in protests in Cardiff and Manchester.The Metropolitan Police said 23 people had been arrested as a result of the protest in London.After Battersea, protesters – many wearing masks – crossed the River Thames again, and headed through affluent Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill, before gathering at the base of Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died in a fire in 2017.The Metropolitan Police said the arrests varied in suspected offences, from possession of an offensive weapon to assault on police, obstructing a public carriageway and breaches of COVID-19 legislation.In the US, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in another night of protests.Read more: World alarmed by violence in US after George Floyd deathCity and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down transport systems to slow protesters' movements, but that did little to stop parts of many cities from again erupting into violence.Protesters in Philadelphia threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, officials said, while thieves in more than 20 California cities smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry – boxes of trainers, armloads of clothes, and mobile phones, TVs and other electronics.Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters across the street from the White House in Washington DC.It emerged that US president Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker by Secret Service agents on Friday during a previous night’s demonstrations. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker.At least 4,400 people have been arrested over days of protests in the US.
We're used to seeing Oti Mabuse and her husband Marius Iepure dancing around their living room in the wake of lockdown. But on Monday evening, the Strictly Come Dancing star shared the first look at her garden – and it's even got its own makeshift dancefloor! Oti and Marius, who is also a professional dancer, gave fans a glimpse at their cosy outdoor space on Instagram Stories as they attempted to recreate a skipping game that Oti used to play as a child. While they tried many times to jump together using just one rope, we were slightly distracted by finally seeing some new surroundings of her London home.WATCH: Oti Mabuse shares look inside cosy garden for the first timeLoading the player...MORE: Inside Strictly's Oti Mabuse and Marius Iepure's luxury London homeIn the clip, Oti and Marius are skipping on a raised terrace, which appears to have a little bounce in the floor, meaning it also makes a perfect dancefloor for an alfresco Cha Cha Cha! There is also a light grey patio with plenty of potted plants and bushes surrounding the small but perfectly preened green lawn. A shed can also be seen at the bottom of the garden, with a path leading down to what could be a back gate. There is also a small wooden desk and sun lounger in the middle of the grass, perfect to top up their Vitamin D.Oti and Marius appear to have a makeshift dancefloorMORE: Strictly's Oti Mabuse and Marius Iepure: their relationship in photosThe couple often share photos of the interior of their property on social media, but have been doing so even more since they have been streaming free virtual dance classes for fans to take part in following the current coronavirus pandemic.In previous photos, Oti revealed that she and Marius also have a balcony, featuring a small seating area with dark wood and black framing. The living room features wooden floors, light grey walls and spotlights in the ceiling. They also have a purple corner sofa with grey and red velvet cushions and a white shelving unit where they keep photos and plants. There is also a black fireplace and a matching clock on the wall.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.