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Brits warned not to travel abroad 'indefinitely' by Foreign Office amid coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus travel advice has changed once again - as Brits are urgently told to avoid going abroad indefinitely.

Brits have been warned against travelling abroad amid the Covid-19 crisis.

he original advice was announced on Tuesday 17th March and initially applied for 30 ...

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Clean Air Zone won't happen in Birmingham this year, Government confirms

Birmingham's Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will not be introduced until next year at the earliest, the government has confirmed.

Taking to Twitter Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said that the government had agreed to a request from the council to suspend the ...

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Mum who had twins three months early banned from seeing babies with partner over coronavirus fears

A mum who had tiny twins almost three months early has been banned from seeing her babies with her partner – over coronavirus fears.

Angie Ahmed, 36, suddenly went into labour on March 31 and gave birth to a boy and girl who both weighed almost the same as a bag of sugar.

Trent was ...

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Aston Villa & Everton to battle for £30m rated midfielder - reports

Aston Villa have been watching Morgan Sanson for most of the season and are weighing up an offer in the summer, according to reports in France.

Midfielder Sanson, of Marseille, is said to be on Villa’s summer shortlist provided Dean Smith’s side avoid relegation from the Premier ...

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Dad issues stark 'stay at home' warning as baby son gets Covid-19 after his shopping trip

A worried dad has warned people to stay home after his baby son started suffering from coronavirus symptoms after a singular trip to Tesco.

Peter Jones revealed that his one-year-old boy was in hospital recovering from the deadly infection, with the rest of his family forced to spend three ...

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NHS workers 'holding breath' while treating patients amid lack of PPE in coronavirus crisis

Doctors and nurses are being forced to reuse masks and to hold their breath when carrying out medical procedures due to a lack of protective equipment, it has been claimed.

Dr Rinesh Parmar, chairman of the Doctors' Association UK, said a survey of medics had found that almost half ...

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Exercising outdoors will be banned if coronavirus lockdown rules keep being flouted

Outdoor exercise could be banned if people flout the social distancing rules, the Health Secretary has warned.

Matt Hancock said sunbathing in public spaces was against the Government guidance, and told those who dared to disobey that they are putting their own and others' lives at ...

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Ways to earn extra cash if coronavirus lockdown leaves you out of pocket

Employees have been instructed to only go to work if they can't operate from home.

Not everyone can - and some people have resisted swapping the routine of office, factory of shopfloor life for the less disciplined surroundings of home.

But, the coronavirus restrictions have ...

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Birmingham's emergency coronavirus hospital to open this weekend amid concern over number of cases in the region

Birmingham's emergency coronavirus hospital is due to open this weekend with 124 beds initially available.

New bed space in the Nightingale Hospital at the NEC will be created as needed. It has capacity for 4,500 beds in total.

It comes as there is continuing concern about the ...

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'Take heed' - West Brom fans send message to Piers Morgan after Liverpool rant

West Brom received recognition on national television on Monday morning for their approach in testing times without any significant income amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It was announced over the weekend that chief executive Mark Jenkins is taking a 100% pay cut for the duration of the ...

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A genealogy guide: DNA tests and the best resources to trace your family history

With an ever-increasing portfolio of resources at hand, more and more people are showing an interest in the origins of their life story.

Whether you want to track your motherline, your fatherline or both, there are now ways of getting both a genetic breakdown of your DNA make-up as well as ...

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Boris Johnson still 'very much in charge of Government' despite being in hospital

Boris Johnson remains "very much in charge" of the Government despite spending the night in hospital with persistent coronavirus symptoms, a Cabinet minister has said.

The Prime Minister was admitted to a NHS hospital in London on Sunday for tests on the advice of his doctor ...

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Catherine Calderwood quits after Scotland's chief medical officer slammed for breaking coronavirus lockdown

Scotland's chief medical officer has resigned after being criticised for not adhering to social distancing advice by visiting her second home.

Dr Catherine Calderwood apologised and was backed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to remain in the role, despite twice recently visiting her ...

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Cops condemn drivers who met at M6 service station to sell a duvet cover

Cops have busted two drivers who broke lockdown rules by meeting up at an M6 service station - to buy and sell a duvet cover.

The pair were caught at the Hilton Service Station on the M6 near Wolverhampton just after 12pm today (April 5).

The buying and selling was slated as ‘not ...

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‘That’s social disgracing!’ - Asda brawlers slammed for flouting coronavirus social distancing rules

Four people involved in a supermarket brawl have been condemned on social media.

The fight broke out in the cereal aisle of Asda in Brierley Hill on Thursday (April 2) - with the shocking scenes caught on camera.

The footage shows three woman locked in a fight before a middle-age man ...

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Herd immunity to combat coronavirus may need to be reconsidered, says Government expert

Herd immunity may need to be reconsidered to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the UK, a senior adviser to the Prime Minister warned.

Professor Graham Medley said the prolonged lockdown could cause more harm than the disease with a huge impact on unemployment, domestic violence and ...

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Midlands sees 74 more coronavirus deaths as total fatalities in England reaches 4,494

Another 74 people have died across the Midlands, new figures have revealed as coronavirus continues to claim hundreds of lives across the country.

The region, including Birmingham and the Black Country, has seen yet more deaths as a further 555 people, who tested positive for Covid-19, ...

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Sheffield Wednesday expected to follow Birmingham City and Leeds United's lead

Sheffield Wednesday could be the latest Championship club to follow Birmingham City's lead.

Blues became the first Championship club to take action on wages last week, with players earning more than £6,000 per week taking a 50% cut for the next four months.

The decision came ...

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'No-brainer' - £170m Paul Pogba and Jack Grealish swap could be on the cards for Man United

Former Aston Villa star Andy Gray believes that it would be a "no-brainer" for Manchester United to swap out World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba to sign Villa man Jack Grealish in a deal that could be worth £170m.

Grealish has been repeatedly linked with a move to Old ...

2020-04-05 14:56 open_in_new
'Top class' - Former Liverpool star's prediction Wolves fans will adore

Former Liverpool midfielder turned Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy has made a prediction Wolverhampton Wanderers fans will adore.

Amid the current coronavirus delay, Murphy has been answering questions from readers in a Q and A for MailOnline.

As part of that, he was asked ...

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Celebrities slammed for fake 5G conspiracies after mast goes up in flames in Birmingham

Celebrities who are "fanning the flames" of conspiracy theories linking 5G technology with coronavirus should be ashamed, a scientist has said.

Theories about the link between the mobile technology and Covid-19 are being circulated online.

Actor Woody Harrelson and former ...

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