London holds vigil after attack thrusts security to election fore
Monday, 2 December 2019 London held a vigil on Monday for two people killed near London Bridge by a convicted terrorist who had been released early from prison, an incident that thrust criminal justice to the center of a campaign 10 days before a national election.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a decision by EU chiefnegotiator Michel Barnier to stay on in London this week to continue talks ona post-Brexit trade deal is a “very good sign”. The talks had been expected toswitch to Brussels but it is reported that Mr Barnier is to remain in the UKuntil Wednesday – in part because of the high coronavirus infection rates inthe Belgian capital. Mr Lewis told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show: “The fact thatMichel Barnier has outlined in the last week or so that they are going to comeback and do these intensive negotiations, he recognises the EU do need tomove, and that he is staying through to next week, is totally a very goodsign. “We have got to make sure that it is a deal that works not just for ourpartners in Europe – we want to have a very good relationship with themobviously – but one that works for the United Kingdom. “I think there is agood chance that we can get a deal but I think it is for the EU to understandthat it is for them to move as well.”
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The convicted murderer who helped foil the terror attack on London Bridge lastNovember armed only with a Narwhal tusk will see his sentence cut following anintervention by the Queen. Steven Gallant, 42, was on day release at the eventfor reformed prisoners in Fishmonger’s Hall when he helped end Usman Khan’srampage, which left two Cambridge graduates dead. Jack Merrit, 25, and 23-year-old Saskia Jones – both part of the Learning Together scheme to helpprisoners access education – were killed, while several others were wounded.
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Voters in Bermondsey, south-east London, faced difficulty getting to one polling station after an apparent burst water water main caused flooding in the road around it. Hannah Tookey, who waded through..
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A vigil has been held in Cambridge to remember the victims of Friday's terror attack on London Bridge. Family and friends of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt gathered in the city where they had studied...
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan attended a vigil in Guildhall Yard in the City of London on Monday morning (December 2) for the victims of last..
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Britain's Boris Johnson said Sunday the security services were stepping up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, as the London Bridge... Japan Today Also reported by •Reuters India •Seattle Times •Eurasia Review •CBS News