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Bereaved relative draws comparisons between Grenfell and pandemic

Bereaved relative draws comparisons between Grenfell and pandemic

Karim Mussilhy lost his uncle Hesham Rahman in the fire.

What the papers say – June 13

What the papers say – June 13

The effect of the coronavirus on the economy and some lingering news on the Dominic Cummings scandal feature on the Saturday front pages.

Prince of Wales congratulates 90-year-old raising money by climbing staircase

Prince of Wales congratulates 90-year-old raising money by climbing staircase

Margaret Payne is almost at the end of her task to climb the equivalent of Suilven using her staircase.

People living alone reunited with families in NI

People living alone reunited with families in NI

They will be able to meet with one other household to combat loneliness caused by the coronavirus restrictions.

Black Lives Matter protesters must disperse by 5pm on Saturday, police warn

Black Lives Matter protesters must disperse by 5pm on Saturday, police warn

Police fear anti-racism protesters were clash with counter-demonstrations organised by far-right groups.

People living alone form ‘support bubbles’ to end lockdown loneliness

People living alone form ‘support bubbles’ to end lockdown loneliness

Some elderly people hugged their grandchildren and couples living apart were reunited as restrictions were eased in England.

Black Lives Matter protesters must disperse by 5pm on Saturday, police warn

Black Lives Matter protesters must disperse by 5pm on Saturday, police warn

Strict conditions have been imposed on protests in the capital due to fears there could be clashes with the police and far-right counter protesters.

Linfield FC in football kit colours exchange

Linfield FC in football kit colours exchange

The alleged similarity to UVF colours was highlighted by North Down MP Stephen Farry.

Fawlty Towers episode to be reinstated by UKTV

Fawlty Towers episode to be reinstated by UKTV

The ‘don’t mention the war’ episode will return to the platform in the coming days.

Black Lives Matter protesters fill Trafalgar Square

Black Lives Matter protesters fill Trafalgar Square

They marched past Buckingham Palace.

Government actively working on air bridges, says Transport Secretary

Government actively working on air bridges, says Transport Secretary

Officials are talking to airlines about the possibility of opening up the so-called ‘travel corridors’.

Grant Shapps denies claims chief nursing officer was dropped from briefing

Grant Shapps denies claims chief nursing officer was dropped from briefing

Ruth May was allegedly dropped from a briefing on 1 June for refusing to support Dominic Cummings’ trip to Durham.

Grenfell bereaved ‘frustrated’ at cladding issue three years on

Grenfell bereaved ‘frustrated’ at cladding issue three years on

Some 2,000 residential buildings are still wrapped in dangerous cladding.

Businesswoman says firm earned £5m as a result of Manchester City sale

Businesswoman says firm earned £5m as a result of Manchester City sale

Amanda Staveley is giving evidence at a High Court trial in London after becoming embroiled in a £1.6 billion battle with Barclays.

Remembering face coverings should become routine, says Transport Secretary

Remembering face coverings should become routine, says Transport Secretary

Other indoor close-contact spaces such as shops will not require the masks, despite them being mandatory on public transport in England from Monday.

Coronavirus-hit UK economy shrinks by a fifth in first month of lockdown

Coronavirus-hit UK economy shrinks by a fifth in first month of lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of a ‘tough’ few months ahead.

SF – UK decision not to extend Brexit transition period shameful

SF – UK decision not to extend Brexit transition period shameful

Michelle O’Neill said it showed a complete disregard for Northern Ireland’s economy.

Queen’s official birthday to be marked by new military ceremony

Queen’s official birthday to be marked by new military ceremony

The traditional Trooping the Colour event is not going ahead in its traditional format but a smaller military event is planned.

Married couple ‘first in UK’ to be sentenced for possessing chemical weapon

Married couple ‘first in UK’ to be sentenced for possessing chemical weapon

Martyn and Michaela Tasker discovered abandoned canisters in Lincolnshire woodland in October 2017.

Investigation launched into Facebook takeover of Giphy over competition concerns

Investigation launched into Facebook takeover of Giphy over competition concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority said it was assessing whether the acquisition could cause a ‘substantial lessening of competition’.

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