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Vogue editor Edward Enninful speaks out about temp doorman who told him to use tradesman’s entrance

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Vogue editor Edward Enninful has spoken out about being refused entry into his own office by a doorman, saying: ‘It’s not the first time I’ve been profiled, and it certainly won’t be the last’. 

The journalist was turned away from Vogue House in Mayfair by the temp guard who not only failed to recognise him, but then told him to use the tradesmen’s entrance by a loading bay at the back of the building.

Recalling the incident, he told CNN: ‘It wasn’t an isolated incident. Had I been younger I would have been so upset. 

‘I wouldn’t be able to say anything, but now I can talk about it. I’ve got the platform to speak about it and I don’t want this to happen to the next generation.’ 

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Edward Enninful also spoke to Sky News yesterday about being turned away from his own office by a doorman. In a separate interview with CNN he said it ‘wasn’t an isolated incident’ 

The doorman involved in the incident in July was a temp covering for the normal, older doorman who was shielding from Covid-19, MailOnline previously revealed. He was swiftly sacked. 

Mr Enninful said changes were needed to prevent similar incidents in the future. 

‘We need education, we need people behind the scenes so that we can get a seat at the table,’ he said.

The 48-year-old, who became the first non-white person to be appointed editor of Vogue in 2017, revealed in another interview that he was actually glad about what happened because it reminded him never to think of himself as ‘too successful’. 

He told Sky News: ‘It’s important that something like this did happen, because it reminds me never to think I am too well-known or too established, because to somebody you are another black person.’ 

The magazine’s offices have been largely closed during the pandemic with almost all staff working remotely.

Enninful was told to enter via a loading bay at the back of the building in Mason's Arms Mews

Enninful was told to enter via a loading bay at the back of the building in Mason's Arms Mews

Enninful was told to enter via a loading bay at the back of the building in Mason’s Arms Mews

Enninful wrote on social media after the incident: 'Today I was racially profiled by a security guard whilst entering my work place'

Enninful wrote on social media after the incident: 'Today I was racially profiled by a security guard whilst entering my work place'

Enninful wrote on social media after the incident: ‘Today I was racially profiled by a security guard whilst entering my work place’

Enninful turned up to work at Vogue’s offices in Hanover Square on July 15 only to be advised to enter via a loading bay at the back of the building in Mason’s Arms Mews.

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Edward Enninful has denied criticism of Meghan Markle was racist as he suggested it ‘took a minute’ for the Duchess to ‘understand the rules’ of the royal institution.

The editor-in-chief of British Vogue, 47, and the Duchess of Sussex, 39, collaborated on September 2019’s special ‘Forces for Change’ edition, which featured a grid of 15 ‘incredible’ women on the cover with articles commissioned by the royal inside. 

Speaking in an interview with Sky News, Edward said he wouldn’t put criticism of the royal ‘down to racism’, explaining: ‘The Duchess of Sussex is a brave woman. I feel that it wasn’t. Parts of it were probably racism, but it was more of an institution.’

He added that while criticism was ‘harsh’, he ‘wouldn’t just blame it on racism’, saying: ‘She walked into an institution and everyone expected her to know the rules. And I think sometimes it takes a minute to understand the rules.’

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At the time he was described as ‘very upset’ at the way he was treated and wrote on social media: ‘Today I was racially profiled by a security guard whilst entering my work place.

‘As I entered, I was instructed to use the loading bay. Just because our timelines and weekends are returning to normal, we cannot let the world return to how it was. Change needs to happen now.

‘Conde Nast moved quickly to dismiss the security guard, but it just goes to show that sometimes it doesn’t matter what you have achieved in the course of your life: The first thing that some people will judge you on is the colour of your skin.’

Supermodel Naomi Campbell, a Vogue covergirl, demanded: ‘When will this change? Been happening in UK for so long — so sorry you had to go through that.’

Enninful was born in Ghana but grew up in West London.

After succeeding the long-serving Alexandra Shulman, he reportedly told friends that his priority was to ‘get rid of the posh girls’.

His arrival at the magazine prompted a mass exodus of staff, including baronet’s daughter and deputy editor Emily Sheffield, who is Samantha Cameron’s sister.

Famous friends were shocked by his experience with the security guard. 

Supermodel Naomi Campbell demanded: ‘When will this change? Been happening in UK for so long — so sorry you had to go through that.’

Actress Gemma Chan commented: ‘There’s so much more to do. Sorry this happened to you.’

Television presenter Trisha Goddard told him: ‘I was once mistaken for the tea lady, but this is mad.’

A Conde Nast spokesman said: ‘ It is understood the security guard, who works for a third party contractor, was dismissed from the site immediately and placed under investigation by their employer.’

Vogue editor Edward Enninful (pictured at Somerset House in November 2016) has revealed that he was a victim of 'racial profiling' at his own office

Vogue editor Edward Enninful (pictured at Somerset House in November 2016) has revealed that he was a victim of 'racial profiling' at his own office

Vogue editor Edward Enninful (pictured at Somerset House in November 2016) has revealed that he was a victim of ‘racial profiling’ at his own office

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Parts of UK have coldest temperatures on record for the time of year as 40mph winds batter coast

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Summer is officially behind us as parts of the UK recorded the coldest September night on record, the Met Office confirmed.

Large waves battered the coastline around the UK and chilly temperatures gripped the nation.

The village of Katesbridge, in Northern Ireland‘s County Down, fell to a teeth-gritting -3.7C (25.3F) – a new September minimum temperature record for Northern Ireland. 

Katesbridge is reportedly well known for often recording Ireland’s highest and lowest temperature due to its geography.

A pair of walkers narrowly missed being dragged out to sea by a giant wave when it crashed over the pier in Seaham in County Durham

A pair of walkers narrowly missed being dragged out to sea by a giant wave when it crashed over the pier in Seaham in County Durham

A pair of walkers narrowly missed being dragged out to sea by a giant wave when it crashed over the pier in Seaham in County Durham

The village of Katesbridge, in Northern Ireland's County Down, fell to a teeth-gritting -3.7C - a new September minimum temperature record for Northern Ireland, the Met Office confirmed in a tweet

The village of Katesbridge, in Northern Ireland's County Down, fell to a teeth-gritting -3.7C - a new September minimum temperature record for Northern Ireland, the Met Office confirmed in a tweet

The village of Katesbridge, in Northern Ireland’s County Down, fell to a teeth-gritting -3.7C – a new September minimum temperature record for Northern Ireland, the Met Office confirmed in a tweet

The Met Office said the UK are experiencing 'unusually strong winds for September', with strong Arctic gusts coming from the north creating large waves (Pictured: couple in Seaham, County Durham)

The Met Office said the UK are experiencing 'unusually strong winds for September', with strong Arctic gusts coming from the north creating large waves (Pictured: couple in Seaham, County Durham)

The Met Office said the UK are experiencing ‘unusually strong winds for September’, with strong Arctic gusts coming from the north creating large waves (Pictured: couple in Seaham, County Durham)

 

East Anglia, the south east of England and Yorkshire experienced a cold and cloudly weekend with rain and strong northerly winds, while the rest of the country enjoyed blue sky and crisp, autumnal weather.  

Parts of the UK hit highs of 26C (77F) this time last week, so the colder temperatures on their way next week are a clear departure than from the warmer temperatures the UK experienced this summer.  

Meterologist Tom Morgan, of the Met Office, said: ‘For most parts of the country the weekend will end on a sunny but rather chilly note.

‘I’m afraid there is no indication of any warm weather returning. 

‘We can sometimes in October get temperatures in the 20s, very occasionally. 

‘But these coming weeks look quite cool and temperatures are below average for the time of year. 

‘It’s been really quite noticeable in the last week how temperatures have plummeted and we’ve gone from what felt like summer this time last week to definitely autumn at the moment.

‘We’ve had some quite cold nights and that’s going to be the same in coming nights,’ he added.

Temperatures are set to rise into the high teens on Monday and Tuesday this coming week, with forecasters suggesting areas in the south east will experience balmy highs of 18 or 19C (66F). 

Temperatures are set to rise into the high teens on Monday and Tuesday this coming week, with forecasters suggesting areas in the south east will experience highs or 19C, but the coming weeks look quite cool and temperatures are below average for the time of year, The Met Office revealed

Temperatures are set to rise into the high teens on Monday and Tuesday this coming week, with forecasters suggesting areas in the south east will experience highs or 19C, but the coming weeks look quite cool and temperatures are below average for the time of year, The Met Office revealed

Temperatures are set to rise into the high teens on Monday and Tuesday this coming week, with forecasters suggesting areas in the south east will experience highs or 19C, but the coming weeks look quite cool and temperatures are below average for the time of year, The Met Office revealed

For most parts of the country the weekend will end on a sunny but rather chilly note, with temperatures set to fall to around 14 degrees

For most parts of the country the weekend will end on a sunny but rather chilly note, with temperatures set to fall to around 14 degrees

For most parts of the country the weekend will end on a sunny but rather chilly note, with temperatures set to fall to around 14 degrees 

East Anglia, the south east of England and Yorkshire experienced a cold and cloudly weekend with rain and strong northerly winds, while the rest of the country enjoyed blue sky and crisp, autumnal weather (Pictured: walkers in Oxfordshire)

East Anglia, the south east of England and Yorkshire experienced a cold and cloudly weekend with rain and strong northerly winds, while the rest of the country enjoyed blue sky and crisp, autumnal weather (Pictured: walkers in Oxfordshire)

East Anglia, the south east of England and Yorkshire experienced a cold and cloudly weekend with rain and strong northerly winds, while the rest of the country enjoyed blue sky and crisp, autumnal weather (Pictured: walkers in Oxfordshire)

Parts of the UK hit highs of 26C this time last week, so the colder temperatures on their way next week are a clear departure than from the warmer temperatures the UK experienced this summer

Parts of the UK hit highs of 26C this time last week, so the colder temperatures on their way next week are a clear departure than from the warmer temperatures the UK experienced this summer

Parts of the UK hit highs of 26C this time last week, so the colder temperatures on their way next week are a clear departure than from the warmer temperatures the UK experienced this summer

But the Met Office warned it is only a shortlived return to average temperatures. 

‘By Wednesday we’re going to see low pressure dominating, bringing spells of rain for all areas and temperatures will be back down to around 14 to 16 degrees if we’re lucky,’ added Tom. 

Waves battered the British coastline this weekend as gusts reached up to 40mph. 

A pair of walkers narrowly missed being dragged out to sea by a giant wave when it crashed over the pier in Seaham in County Durham. 

The Met Office warned that giant waves breaking on the shore are likely to lead to further coastal erosion.  

‘It’s still very windy today but we’re not seeing winds anywhere near as strong as we have a couple of days ago. 

‘On Friday we had gusts of 67mph on the most exposed parts of Nofolk and Lincolnshire. 

‘But it is still gusting at about 34 to 40 mph on the coast in East Anglia and Kent today. Those will ease down markedly in the next 24 hours or so. 

‘Those are unusually strong winds for September for that part of England. 

‘It’s all down to an area of low pressure sitting in the north sea, and that area of low pressure was causing a strong northerly flow, bringing winds all the way down from the Arctic. 

‘Bringing a cold pool of air with it, but also causing the waves to crash on shore onto the beaches leading to some coastal erosion and large waves.’   

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Pubs and restaurants told to make customers use barcode despite glaring errors

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Pubs and restaurants are turning away customers who don’t have the Government’s ‘pathetic’ tracing app,’ – despite glaring errors that stopped thousands from logging their test results.

The beleaguered app’s latest fiasco came last night when it blocked up to 70,000 users from logging their test results.  

The app relies on Bluetooth to determine if someone has been within two metres of an infectious person for 15 minutes, but other Bluetooth devices can interfere with the signal, generating a ‘false positive’. 

To compound the problems, it has also transpired that the app doesn’t work on millions of older smartphones. 

Despite problems, pubs and restaurants are starting to bar customers from entering, unless they’ve downloaded the beleaguered app, with QR codes on display for punters to use.

Government advice tells businesses they ‘must’ display the ‘official NHS QR poster’ and apply for a code to be connected to the app. 

One punter wrote on Twitter today: ‘Last night I was denied a meal because I didn’t have a Gvt phone app!!!! 

‘You may think I’m being over dramatic but you must now get the point. What else are we soon going to be denied access to unless we have a government phone app. Please, please, please people wake up.’

Matt Hancock's new coronavirus tracing app was hit by another fiasco last night after it blocked tens of thousands of users from logging their test results

Matt Hancock's new coronavirus tracing app was hit by another fiasco last night after it blocked tens of thousands of users from logging their test results

Matt Hancock’s new coronavirus tracing app was hit by another fiasco last night after it blocked tens of thousands of users from logging their test results

Pubs and restaurants have started displaying QR codes to support the app, but punters have complained after they were denied entry for not installing it

Pubs and restaurants have started displaying QR codes to support the app, but punters have complained after they were denied entry for not installing it

Pubs and restaurants have started displaying QR codes to support the app, but punters have complained after they were denied entry for not installing it 

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Another user, Chloe James, wrote: ‘I’m in a pub and apparently they’ve been told they can’t serve anyone unless they have the track and trace app.’

Hospitality expert Ollie Vaulkhard wrote today: ‘Perhaps you could also trust hospitality to work alongside the app, rather than the current disaster? No app details being taken by people on the street at 10:30pm.’ 

 Last night, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said of the latest glitch: ‘This beggars belief.’

Other Labour politicians have lent their voice to the criticism.

David Lammy told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show this morning: ‘By Christmas we would have had the coronavirus for nine months, that we couldn’t get a test, track and trace system in place by then has got to be described as pathetic.’

Speaking on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday Shadow Culture Secretary Jo Stevens added: ‘The whole point of these local lockdowns, they’re happening because our test and trace system is not effective… the Government needs to get a grip on test and trace and isolate.’ 

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Brits have encountered problems using the tracing app, while others who refuse to install it say they have been denied entry into pubs and restaurants

Brits have encountered problems using the tracing app, while others who refuse to install it say they have been denied entry into pubs and restaurants

Brits have encountered problems using the tracing app, while others who refuse to install it say they have been denied entry into pubs and restaurants

The government’s advice to pubs and restaurants reads: ‘By maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you will help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the virus.

‘You must register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR poster.

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Users, including NHS workers, have pointed out major flaws in the app that apparently drains battery and takes up space

Users, including NHS workers, have pointed out major flaws in the app that apparently drains battery and takes up space

Users, including NHS workers, have pointed out major flaws in the app that apparently drains battery and takes up space 

‘The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to your venue by scanning the code. 

‘The information stays on the user’s phone. In England, you do not have to ask people who choose to ‘check in’ using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. 

‘If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice.

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‘This will help to avoid the reintroduction of lockdown measures and support the country to return to, and maintain, a more normal way of life.

‘In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you must also continue to follow other government guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a safe working environment and following social distancing guidelines.’ 

The app has come under fire after it emerged that only ‘Pillar 2’ tests – those carried out by commercial testing centres – provide the relevant codes to allow users to enter their results.

Although people tested under ‘Pillar 1’ – the NHS and Public Health England – will still be contacted by NHS Test and Trace if they test positive, they could not log the result on the app and alert everyone they have been in close contact with.

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After a flood of complaints yesterday, the Department of Health and Social Care said it was ‘urgently’ trying to fix the problem. Hours later it promised that ‘everyone who receives a positive test result can log their result on the app’ by requesting a code from NHS Test and Trace.

The latest official Government figures show that a total of 409,975 people have been tested in England since the app was rolled out on Thursday morning, including 128,960 Pillar 1 and 281,015 Pillar 2 tests. The blunder means that the results of 31 per cent of the tests carried out on Thursday and Friday have not been logged.

The app relies on Bluetooth to determine if someone has been within two metres of an infectious person for 15 minutes, but other Bluetooth devices can interfere with the signal, generating a ‘false positive’

The app relies on Bluetooth to determine if someone has been within two metres of an infectious person for 15 minutes, but other Bluetooth devices can interfere with the signal, generating a ‘false positive’

The app relies on Bluetooth to determine if someone has been within two metres of an infectious person for 15 minutes, but other Bluetooth devices can interfere with the signal, generating a ‘false positive’

Although the exact numbers are unclear, it potentially means that hundreds of positive cases uncovered since the app’s official launch have not yet been registered.

The shocking oversight came to light only after a Twitter user asked how he could log his test result if he did not have a code.

In response, the official Twitter page for the NHS Covid-19 app said: ‘If your test took place in a Public Health England lab or NHS hospital, or as part of national surveillance testing conducted by the Office for National Statistics, test results cannot currently be linked with the app whether they’re positive or negative.’

The reply was met with outrage online, with many users questioning why it was called an ‘NHS app’ when it did not recognise tests carried out by the NHS.

Last night, Mr Ashworth said: ‘This just beggars belief. How can this app be effective if someone is unable to link up their tests carried out by the NHS or tests carried out for surveillance? We all have an interest in this app working which is why we’ve promoted its uptake.

‘This weekend Ministers have thrown cash at promoting this app across local and national newspapers. They need to outline how they will quickly fix this flaw.’

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A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: ‘We are urgently working to enable positive tests for people who aren’t already given a code to be added to the Covid-19 app.

‘NHS Test and Trace will continue to contact people by text, email or phone if your test is positive advising you to self-isolate and for those who don’t have a code, the contact tracers will shortly be able to provide codes to insert in the app.

‘If you book your test via the app, the results will be automatically recorded and the isolation countdown will be updated.’

The Welsh Government revealed it is an England-only issue. In a tweet yesterday after the Department of Health and Social Care statement, it said: ‘This issue doesn’t apply to Wales. We took the decision to link our all-Wales laboratory testing systems with the NHS Covid-19 app.’

Last week’s launch came after a fourth-month delay beset by technological problems.

A trial on the Isle of Wight had to be abandoned after the initial model failed to detect iPhones.

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A plan to use Premier League cash to help lower league football clubs stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis could be finalised this week, the Culture Secretary said today. 

Oliver Dowden said the Premier League ‘needs to start by looking after the football family as a whole’ and that it is having ‘productive conversations’ with the English Football League about how it can help. 

Mr Dowden said he is ‘hopeful’ that the two sides will ‘reach a deal this coming week’ on how the top division can help smaller teams to survive. 

It comes after the governing bodies of a range of sports hit out at Boris Johnson after the Government announced last week it was scrapping plans to bring back some spectators to sports venues from October 1. 

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today urged the Premier League to 'step up to the plate' and help EFL clubs survive the coronavirus crisis

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today urged the Premier League to 'step up to the plate' and help EFL clubs survive the coronavirus crisis

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today urged the Premier League to ‘step up to the plate’ and help EFL clubs survive the coronavirus crisis

A surge in coronavirus cases prompted the Government to pause the planned return of socially distanced crowds. 

The Premier League is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss the way forward now that the Government has effectively ruled out any fans attending matches until March.

The EFL says its 72 clubs stand to lose £200million this season without crowds, having already lost £50m last season.

There are growing fears that without crowds some lower league clubs will disappear.

Mr Dowden told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: ‘First of all we need to look to the Premier League. 

‘I’ve been in touch with the Premier League a lot over the past few days, they’re working closely with the EFL to see how they can support them. 

‘The Prime Minister and I have been clear, the Premier League needs to start by looking after the football family as a whole and indeed they’re having productive conversations and I’m hopeful that they’ll reach a deal this coming week in relation to that.’ 

The Culture Secretary had earlier told Sky News that ‘nobody could be more disappointed than me’ about the decision not to allow fans to return to stadiums at the start of next month. 

‘But I think most people would agree, against this backdrop of rapidly rising cases, now is not the time to do it,’ he said. 

‘In terms of our response now, we have said we stand ready to support clubs. They are such an important part of local community and they were there, at the height of the crisis, they had our backs and now it’s time for the government to have their backs but the first thing we need to look to is the Premier League.’ 

The Government has scrapped plans to bring back crowds to sports venues from October 1. Socially distanced fans are pictured taking part in a pilot during a match between Brighton and Chelsea on August 29

The Government has scrapped plans to bring back crowds to sports venues from October 1. Socially distanced fans are pictured taking part in a pilot during a match between Brighton and Chelsea on August 29

The Government has scrapped plans to bring back crowds to sports venues from October 1. Socially distanced fans are pictured taking part in a pilot during a match between Brighton and Chelsea on August 29

Mr Dowden said he hoped the Premier League will ‘step up to the plate’.   

Asked if crowds would return by the end of the season, Mr Dowden replied: ‘I would desperately love that to happen and we keep the situation under constant review.

‘We are also investigating the use of new technology, working with the clubs who have done a fantastic job until now.

‘If it’s all possible of course I would like it to happen, but, in this rapidly moving situation with the virus, we just need to exercise a little bit of caution which is what we’ve done in relation to October 1.’  

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