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When will the UK lockdown end and what needs to happen before then?

The UK is preparing to enter its third week in lockdown, with people instructed to stay at home to curb the spread of coronavirus.

But how long is it likely to last and who will decide when and how to end the restrictions?

– When will the UK end lockdown? 

It is not ...

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Two Pentonville Prison staff members die with Covid-19 symptoms

Two staff members at north London’s Pentonville 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 the jail, and were believed to be aged in their ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's pregnant partner Carrie Symonds has had symptoms of coronavirus

Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancee has been suffering coronavirus symptoms and has spent the past week in bed, she said.

Carrie Symonds shared the news on Twitter - adding that, after resting for seven days, she is now feeling better.

She tweeted: "I’ve spent the past ...

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Actress and author Patricia Bosworth dies aged 86
Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies of stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died aged 86 after contracting coronavirus. ...
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Queen to acknowledge nation’s ‘pain’ in address about coronavirus crisis

The Queen will use her address to the nation to recognise the pain felt by many families living through this “time of disruption” caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

In her televised message, which will be broadcast on Sunday evening, the head of state will also personally ...

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Sir Keir Starmer to work with ministers on coronavirus and rectify ‘mistakes’

Newly-elected Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has accused the Government of making “serious mistakes” in its response to the coronavirus crisis.

The leader of the opposition pledged to engage “constructively” with the Conservatives, but criticised ministers for being ...

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PFA says players’ 30 per cent wage cut will cost government over £200million
The Professional Footballers’ Association has warned that Premier League players taking a 30 per cent salary cut would amount to the government losing out on in excess of £200million in tax revenues. ...
today 22:11 open_in_new
Russell reveals contact with Townsend and hopes for Scotland return

Finn Russell is targeting a return to the Scotland fold and insists that the Six Nations fallout with head coach Gregor Townsend was “blown out of proportion”.

The influential fly-half left the squad nine days before the opening-day Six Nations defeat by Ireland after missing ...

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Dad builds lockdown bowling machine using golf trolley for cricket-mad son

A man in Kent has built a bowling machine for his son using parts from his shed during the coronavirus lockdown.

With government guidelines restricting people’s movement outside, Phil Alger’s son Elliott, 18, was bored with no school and no prospect of a game of ...

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Organist Mike Milner’s memories of Seaton's former legion
With the closure of Grayson’s Bar in Seaton we see the end of an era for entertainment and social gatherings in the village. The building was previously known as Seaton Royal British Legion and has held quite a standing as a place of socialising and entertainment for 60 odd years. ...
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Change-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offer free sessions to NHS staff

A THERAPIST is offering free sessions to all NHS staff who are struggling to cope with the demands of battling coronavirus.

Change-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is ran from Victoria Place by Carlisle therapist Simon Patrick, is offering free cognitive behavioural therapy ...

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Pentonville Prison staff member dies after suffering Covid-19 symptoms

A staff member at north London’s Pentonville Prison has died after suffering Covid-19 symptoms, the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) said.

He was named as Bovil Peter, a support staff worker at the men’s prison who was married and believed to be in his ...

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‘Lower compliance’ to lockdown among young, warns Michael Gove

Young people may not be taking social distancing measures seriously despite strict instructions to stay at home to curb the spread of coronavirus, a minister has warned.

The news comes as people were spotted sunbathing on Saturday on the warmest weekend of the last six months – which ...

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Lord Armstrong of Ilminster dies aged 93

One of the most senior civil servants under three prime ministers between the 1970s and 1980s has died at the age of 93.

Lord Robert Armstrong of Ilminster served in the highest echelons of government under Ted Heath, Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher.

Born in Headington, Oxford, ...

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PFA says Premier League stars want to help but stresses implications of pay cuts
The Professional Footballers’ Association says Premier League players want to make “significant financial contributions” but warned a 30 per cent pay cut would have far-reaching implications. ...
yesterday 21:08 open_in_new
PFA says players’ 30 per cent wage cut will cost government over £200million
The Professional Footballers’ Association has warned that Premier League players taking a 30 per cent salary cut would amount to the government losing out on in excess of £200million in tax revenues. ...
yesterday 21:08 open_in_new
Scammers target Allerdale residents

Allerdale Council is aware of a telephone scam where callers are claiming to be from the council and saying they can change council tax banding for free.

This is a scam.

The council are asking that you do not provide your bank details or pay any money to these people. ...

yesterday 21:08 open_in_new
Victoria Beckham praises ‘inspiring’ group of NHS workers after video call

Victoria Beckham has said she feels “humbled” after speaking to front-line NHS workers helping to respond to the Covid-19 epidemic.

The pop star turned fashion designer shared a video call she had with NHS workers in Scotland on her social media.

She praised their efforts ...

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British nationals trapped on cruise ship return to UK

Holidaymakers who were on board a cruise liner stranded at sea due to a fatal Covid-19 outbreak have expressed anger at how the ship was treated, as they finally returned to the UK.

One passenger arriving at Heathrow said “nobody would open their doors”, after several Latin ...

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Birmingham Nightingale hospital work ‘accelerated’ as Midlands death toll rises

The Midlands recorded a higher coronavirus death toll than London on Friday, as ministers said preparations for the new Nightingale hospital for the region will be “accelerated”.

NHS England said 212 people diagnosed with Covid-19 died in the Midlands in the 24 hours to 5pm on ...

yesterday 20:05 open_in_new
PFA says Premier League stars want to help but stresses implications of pay cuts
The Professional Footballers’ Association says Premier League players want to make “significant financial contributions” but warned a 30 per cent pay cut would have far-reaching implications. ...
yesterday 20:05 open_in_new