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Family of four found dead in village home all had shotgun wounds, inquest told

A family of four found dead in their village home during the coronavirus lockdown all had shotgun wounds, a coroner has heard.

The bodies of Robert Needham, 42, Kelly Fitzgibbons, 40, and their children, four-year-old Ava Needham and two-year-old Lexi Needham, were discovered on March 29, ...

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Fall in Covid-19 symptoms on tracker app suggests lockdown is working
Researchers believe that the coronavirus lockdown is working as data from a tracker app suggests that the number of people aged 20-69 who are reporting Covid-19 symptoms has fallen from 1.9 million to 1.4 million across the UK. ...
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Coronavirus: European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aid
European governments remain at loggerheads over measures to help the economy weather the coronavirus outbreak, breaking off a meeting of finance officials who clashed over aid conditions and a proposal to borrow together to pay for the health crisis. ...
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Coronavirus: European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aid
European governments remain at loggerheads over measures to help the economy weather the coronavirus outbreak, breaking off a meeting of finance officials who clashed over aid conditions and a proposal to borrow together to pay for the health crisis. ...
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Tesco defends £900m investor payout despite Government tax break

Tesco has defended paying out £900 million in dividends to investors despite securing a £585 million tax break from the Government.

Politicians and analysts have poured scrutiny on the supermarket giant’s “aggressive” move to hand cash to shareholders, despite ...

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Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins release We’ll Meet Again for NHS charities

Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins have recorded a duet of We’ll Meet Again, inspired by the Queen’s address to the nation.

Money raised by the single will go to NHS Charities Together, which supports staff and volunteers working on the front line of the coronavirus ...

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Adam Peaty faces extra pressure at Tokyo Olympics – swimming great Mark Spitz

Swimming superstar Mark Spitz believes Adam Peaty will face the biggest challenge of his career when he bids to convert his dominance into more gold medals at next year’s delayed Tokyo Olympics.

As far as Spitz is concerned, the 25-year-old Peaty will be heading into uncharted waters ...

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Leeds posted losses of £21.4 million in Marcelo Bielsa’s first season

Leeds posted losses of £21.4million in Marcelo Bielsa’s first season, with the Sky Bet Championship club’s accounts showing wages rocketed during the 2018/19 campaign.

The Argentinian’s arrival heralded excitement and a renewed promotion push at Elland Road, but the ...

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Coronavirus wrap: British Cycling to furlough third of staff

British Cycling has announced it will place one third of its staff on furlough in a bid to combat the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis.

In addition, members of the governing body’s leadership team will be subject to a 10 per cent pay cut for at least the next two ...

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Easter opening times across for Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, M&S, Aldi and Lidl

Easter celebrations are set to be much different than usual this year as the lockdown shows no signs of ending soon.

The Easter weekend begins on Good Friday (April 10), and supermarkets will still be open to allow shoppers to buy any essentials they need.

We've put ...

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New mental health helpline launched for Cheshire residents

A NEW mental health helpline has been launched to provide urgent support for Cheshire residents.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), the county's NHS trust that runs mental health services, had intended to launch the helpline next year but brought it forwards due to the Covid-19 ...

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Home carer tells of upset as staff abused in street while helping vulnerable

A care worker has spoken of the upset caused by people shouting abuse and spitting at her and colleagues as they visit vulnerable people in their homes.

Leigh Collins, who works for Crescent Community Care in Portsmouth, Hampshire, said she was left in tears when someone left the message ...

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Home carer tells of upset as staff abused in street while helping vulnerable

A care worker has spoken of the upset caused by people shouting abuse and spitting at her and colleagues as they visit vulnerable people in their homes.

Leigh Collins, who works for Crescent Community Care in Portsmouth, Hampshire, said she was left in tears when someone left the message ...

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‘Portable priest’ aiming to deliver hope across London

A vicar is hoping to lift the spirits of Londoners by offering a mobile church service in response to the coronavirus crisis.

“Portable priest” Pat Allerton has been visiting residential streets in the capital to deliver a prayer and play a hymn through a speaker amid mass ...

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Scientists find how Covid-19 tricks its way into the human body

The virus that causes Covid-19 acts like a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” by using sugars to trick its way into the human body, according to new research.

Scientists at the University of Southampton have created a model of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes Covid-19 which ...

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Companies face struggle over government-backed coronavirus loans

Only a small fraction of British businesses have been able to get hold of emergency loans to keep ticking over, despite promises that money would start flowing quickly, a survey has found.

Just 1% of firms have successfully accessed the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption ...

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Four words followed by nine wickets – when Devon Malcolm stunned South Africa

“You guys are history”. Four words Devon Malcolm supposedly uttered before delivering one of the finest and fieriest spells of fast bowling ever witnessed on August 20, 1994.

He was rewarded with extraordinary figures of nine for 57 against a shell-shocked South Africa at The ...

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Willow Wood pupils challenged to solve missing teacup whodunnit

CHILDREN at a Winsford school have been challenged to solve a whodunnit arithmetic challenge.

Willow Wood Community Primary School have been setting activities and puzzles on their Facebook page and Twitter account to support pupils learning at home during the lockdown.

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Willow Wood repeat wins in football and hockey

WILLOW Wood Community Primary School are celebrating an unprecedented sporting achievement of continued success.

For the second consecutive academic year, Willow Wood have won both the Winsford primary schools football and hockey area competitions and have gone on to represent ...

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Flame for Tokyo Olympics removed from public view in Japan

The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan.

It is not clear when it will reappear again or where.

The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26.

After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next year, the flame was put on ...

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Dozens of medics sign letter expressing concern over quality of protective kit

More than 100 medics in Scotland have signed a letter to the Scottish Government to express concerns over personal protective equipment (PPE).

The letter is reported to claim front-line staff are risking their lives dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak because they do not have suitable ...

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