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PM remains in hospital as minsters face calls for lockdown ‘exit strategy’

Boris Johnson remains in hospital following his admission on Sunday with continuing coronavirus symptoms, as ministers resisted pressure to set out an “exit strategy” from the lockdown.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Prime Minister remained in charge of the Government ...

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Police commend shopkeeper who tackled ‘armed’ robber

Police have praised a “courageous” shopkeeper who chased off a potential armed robber after he tried to raid his store at gunpoint.

Christopher Allison, 31, was caught on CCTV pointing a blank-firing handgun at the worker at the Best One shop, in Concord, Washington, in the ...

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Covid-19 antibody test more effective ‘later in the epidemic’

Antibody tests to detect if someone has had coronavirus will be more effective “later in the epidemic”, England’s chief medical officer has said.

Professor Chris Whitty told a press briefing he was confident that effective antibody testing could be achieved, after Downing ...

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Covid-19 antibody test more effective ‘later in the epidemic’

Antibody tests to detect if someone has had coronavirus will be more effective “later in the epidemic”, England’s chief medical officer has said.

Professor Chris Whitty told a press briefing he was confident that effective antibody testing could be achieved, after Downing ...

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Boy waves at empty street as members of the public isolate due to coronavirus

A little boy who loves to wave at people was forced to wave to the street as public spaces emptied due to coronavirus.

Ralph’s uncle, Toby Marriott, posted a video of Ralph walking down the street in west London waving, saying he was the “friendliest toddler” you could ...

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TV shows enjoy ratings lift as lockdown begins

Audiences for a range of TV programmes have jumped as the UK adjusts to life in lockdown, new figures reveal.

Soap operas and news bulletins, along with shows about cookery and antiques, have all seen a lift in their ratings.

In the week ending March 29, five of the top 10 ...

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TV shows enjoy ratings lift as lockdown begins

Audiences for a range of TV programmes have jumped as the UK adjusts to life in lockdown, new figures reveal.

Soap operas and news bulletins, along with shows about cookery and antiques, have all seen a lift in their ratings.

In the week ending March 29, five of the top 10 ...

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Liverpool offer apology as they make u-turn over furlough plan

Liverpool have performed a u-turn on their decision to place some non-playing staff on the Government’s furlough scheme as chief executive Peter Moore admitted they came to the “wrong conclusion”.

Fans and former players reacted angrily to the news Liverpool, who in ...

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Heather Watson ‘gutted’ at Wimbledon’s absence from 2020 calendar

British number two Heather Watson is “gutted” this year’s Wimbledon was cancelled but hopes the tennis calendar can resume as soon as possible.

The tournament was scheduled to take place at the All England Club from June 29 to July 12 but was called off last week because ...

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Call to change landmark eco plan in Darlington sparks dismay

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have voiced dismay after the developers behind a £100m “eco village” scheme revealed plans to change its key green features.

Lingfield Point No 1 Ltd, which is the third firm to take charge of the transformation of the 32-hectare former Paton and ...

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Bond star Honor Blackman remembered for ‘beauty, brains and physical prowess’

Honor Blackman, the star best known for her roles in James Bond film Goldfinger and The Avengers, has been remembered for her “extraordinary combination of beauty, brains and physical prowess” after her death at the age of 94.

The actress was 38 when she found international ...

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PM remains in hospital as minsters face calls for lockdown ‘exit strategy’

Boris Johnson remains in hospital following his admission on Sunday with continuing coronavirus symptoms, as ministers resisted pressure to set out an “exit strategy” from the lockdown.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Prime Minister remained in charge of the Government ...

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EasyJet secures £600m Government loan as founder says it will ‘run out of money’

EasyJet said it has secured a £600 million Government loan as its founder warned it will “run out of money by around August”.

The funds are from the UK’s corporate financing facility to help firms during the coronavirus pandemic.

The airline also announced it ...

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Medical masks should be prioritised for health workers – WHO

Medical masks must be “prioritised” for health workers, global health leaders have said.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it was concerned that the use of masks by the general population would “exacerbate” global shortages.

It comes as British ...

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PM remains in hospital as minsters face calls for lockdown ‘exit strategy’

Boris Johnson remains in hospital following his admission on Sunday with continuing coronavirus symptoms, as ministers resisted pressure to set out an “exit strategy” from the lockdown.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Prime Minister remained in charge of the Government ...

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Wales international Ross Moriarty signs new Dragons deal

Dragons have received a timely boost after British & Irish Lions international Ross Moriarty signed a new “long-term” contract.

The 45-times capped Wales back-row forward has extended his deal after spending almost two seasons in Newport.

Moriarty’s decision ...

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Tennis players to compete in virtual Madrid Open

A virtual Madrid Open will be held later this month as top tennis players swap rackets for controllers in an effort to raise money during the coronavirus pandemic, tournament organisers have announced.

The Madrid Open was scheduled to be held from May 1-10 but has been postponed as both ...

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Liverpool apologise and reverse decision to furlough non-playing staff

Liverpool have decided to reverse the decision to place some non-playing staff on the Government’s furlough scheme as chief executive Peter Moore admitted they came to the “wrong conclusion”.

The Premier League club, who in February announced pre-tax profits of ...

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England World Cup shirt for sale on ebay

Jos Buttler’s status as an England World Cup winner has already assured his place in the history books but the shirt he wore at the decisive moment last summer could soon secure a more immediate legacy: helping save lives threatened by coronavirus.

Buttler was the man whose ...

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Albanian gang behind £212,000 cannabis farm in Stockton all jailed

A CANNABIS farm gang who used a secret hole in a wall to access their product have all been jailed.

The four men were arrested after police were alerted to a suspected burglary which led to them finding the £212,000 cannabis farm.

Teesside Crown Court heard officers ...

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Call to change landmark eco plan in Darlington sparks dismay

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have voiced dismay after the developers behind a £100m “eco village” scheme revealed plans to change its key green features.

Lingfield Point No 1 Ltd, which is the third firm to take charge of the transformation of the 32-hectare former Paton and ...

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