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Scotland's chief medical officer ignores own advice and visits second home during coronavirus lockdown

Scotland's chief medical officer (CMO) has been photographed visiting her family's second home in Fife during the coronavirus pandemic, despite herself issuing advice to stay at home.

Photos of Dr Catherine Calderwood and her family near a coastal retreat in Earlsferry were ...

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Coronavirus: More flights to bring home stranded British travellers The news comes as the Foreign Office announces an indefinite extension of its advice against all non-essential overseas travel.

The Foreign Office has said it is stepping up plans to help Britons stranded overseas by coronavirus travel restrictions to return to the UK.

The government has announced extra charter flights from Bolivia, Ecuador, Philippines and India as another 10 airlines join the scheme.

The ...

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Meghan and Harry now ‘Los Angeles’ most famous residents’ claims insider

The couple relocated to California last month from Canada.  They stepped down as senior members of the royal family at the end of last month.

High profile industry figures throughout Los Angeles have tipped the couple to be the city’s next biggest stars.

Melanie Bromley, ...

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Motu Tony on why 2016 tops his success as a Hull FC player, Peter Sharp and Richard Swain

William Jackson spoke to the former FC player and football manager

When Motu Tony looks back at his time in a Hull FC shirt, surprisingly it’s not memories on the field that immediately jump out at him.

There’s plenty to choose from in his five years as a player at the KCOM ...

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Motu Tony on why 2016 tops his success as a Hull FC player, Peter Sharp and Richard Swain

William Jackson spoke to the former FC player and football manager

When Motu Tony looks back at his time in a Hull FC shirt, surprisingly it’s not memories on the field that immediately jump out at him.

There’s plenty to choose from in his five years as a player at the KCOM ...

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Thousands ignore coronavirus lockdown to enjoy sunny weather as UK death toll passes 4,000

Police across London and other parts of the country despaired today as thousands chose to ignore government lockdown rules and enjoy the sunny weather.

A park in the south of the capital closed its gates after more than 3,000 people went out in large groups, while hundreds of people ...

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Pensioner ‘stabbed wife to death then killed himself’ after ‘struggling with lockdown’

A pensioner who was said to be struggling to cope under the coronavirus lockdown is believed to have stabbed his wife to death before killing himself, an inquest heard.

Alan Smith, 71, and his wife Elsie, 71, were found dead by police in their home in Barrington near Cambridge on March ...

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Sir Keir Starmer: The five big challenges new Labour leader Keir Starmer faces
SIR Keir Starmer was elected leader of the Labour Party today, as the ex-public prosecutor landed a resounding victory over his two competitors. He now faces five key challenges as he takes the reins from Jeremy Corbyn. ...
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Supermoon 2020: Look out for April's Pink Supermoon next week - All you need to know

The Pink Supermoon will arrive next week just one month after the spectacular Worm Supermoon on March 9. This Supermoon will be the second in a row to grace the night skies and promises to give Britons under coronavirus lockdown something to gaze at.

The Moon orbits our home planet on an ...

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Police warn of health catastrophe if coronavirus lockdown collapses

Police forces have stepped up calls for people to abide by social distancing measures amid expected sunny weather next week.

Hardyal Dhindsa, the Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner, warned “isolation fatigue” could pose a threat to the lockdown should it be extended ...

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Nostradamus quatrains: Three prophecies of plague people think are about coronavirus

Nostradamus is the 16th-century mystic and physician whose writings have inspired conspiracy theories for decades. Many people have flooded social media in recent weeks with claims the French prophet supposedly predicted the coronavirus crisis. Although there is no evidence to back claims of ...

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Best supplements for the immune system: The vitamin proven to prevent infection
BEST supplements for the immune system: COVID-19 has exposed the devastating effects of having a weakened immune system. While it is not known how to protect your body against the deadly pathogen, a new study points to the role a certain vitamin plays in reducing the risk of respiratory infections, a finding that could have implications for COVID-19. ...
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Basic income and wealth taxation: Britain could be facing huge economic revolution

The UK has entered its third week of a nationwide lockdown as part of measures to try and contain and eventually slow the spread of the killer virus. The public have been told to stay at home, and people going out have been warned to follow social distancing advice of remaining two metres away ...

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Face masks: Does wearing a face mask stop the spread of coronavirus? New study offers hope

The coronavirus has spread to every corner of the globe, infecting more than one million people and killing at least 60,000 since November. Billions have been told to isolate at home to stop the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while people in less affected countries are scrambling to ...

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Coronavirus peak: When will we reach the peak? Latest government estimates

Coronavirus cases are still yet to peak in the UK, with thousands of new infections reported by the Government every day. Officials hope an incoming peak will signal the beginning of the end of the pandemic, and it could come within a matter of days.

The coronavirus "peak" marks the point ...

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High blood pressure: The drink you can make at home to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is strongly tied to an unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle, both of which are made more likely amid the current lockdown. Luckily, there are simple ways you can lower your reading from the comfort of your own home, including making up a particular drink combination. ...
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Putin fury: How UK helped Russian President's 'biggest enemy' sparking hatred from Kremlin

Boris Berezovsky was a Russian oligarch who had initially backed Mr Putin's push for the presidency by puring funds into his political party. However, Mr Putin feared in the early stages of his time as leader that powerful oligarchs could use their influence to undermine his authority. Mr ...

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Christianity crackdown: Worshipper prays for help as cross brutally torn down from church

The country’s Communist party intensified religious persecution last year and has closed churches, imprisoned pastors and rewritten scriptures to deter popularity in the faith. The Chinese government restricts religious practice to five official recognised religions to be practiced in ...

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Five London bus workers die with coronavirus amid calls for more safety measures

Five London bus workers have now died with coronavirus, according to a trade union.

Unite branded the deaths a ‘terrible tragedy’.

Regional secretary Peter Kavanagh said: ‘Unite will assist the families of our members in every possible way during this terrible ...

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Queen hopes coronavirus crisis will prove ‘this generation as strong as any’

Queen Elizabeth will tell Britons she hopes the coronavirus crisis will prove this generation is ‘as strong as any’ in a historic address on Sunday evening.

The Monarch, 93, will speak at 8pm in what will be only the fourth televised address of her 68-year-reign during times of ...

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Two prison workers die after suffering coronavirus symptoms

Two staff members at a London prison have died after suffering Covid-19 symptoms, the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) said.

Bovil Peter and Patrick Beckford were both support staff workers at north London’s Pentonville Prison, and were believed to be aged in their 60s. POA national ...

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