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Covid-19: Boris Johnson ‘still showing symptoms’ as UK death toll nears 3,000

Boris Johnson is still showing signs of coronavirus, Downing Street has said, as it confirmed the Government is working with nine potential suppliers over a new Covid-19 antibody test.

The Prime Minister’s seven days of self-isolation end on Friday but it is unclear whether he plans ...

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Entertainer Eddie Large dies aged 78 after contracting coronavirus in hospital

The family of Eddie Large have spoken of their sadness at not being able to visit the comedy giant in the days before his death after he contracted coronavirus in hospital.

The Little And Large star, whose partnership with Syd Little was watched by millions in the duo’s heyday, died ...

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McDonald's rumours: Fast-food chain addresses 're-opening posts' on social media

McDonald's have addressed online rumours that the fast-food chain are set to reopen 'within days'.

The company closed its doors to customers across the UK and Ireland at 7pm on Monday, March 23 - moments before an initial three-week lockdown was announced by Prime Minister ...

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DUP councillor blames pandemic on ‘God’s judgment’ for legalising abortion

The coronavirus pandemic represents God’s judgment after an “immoral and corrupt” Government legalised abortion in Northern Ireland, a DUP councillor has said.

John Carson represents Ballymena, Co Antrim, which was the former stronghold of ex-leader and Christian preacher ...

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Climate summit delay: How Covid-19 could shape the global warming fight

A delay to UN climate talks due to take place in Glasgow in November already looked inevitable before the official announcement on Wednesday night.

But the postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic leaves questions over action by countries that need to urgently increase ambition to cut ...

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More than 1,000 arrest warrants issued each week for court no-shows

Magistrates in England and Wales issued more than 1,300 arrest warrants every week last year for people who failed to turn up to court, figures reveal.

But a legal charity says the warrants, which can result in prison terms, are a waste of police time and an unfair ...

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Lineker criticises Tottenham for furloughing club’s non-playing staff

Gary Lineker has criticised his former club Tottenham after the Premier League club’s announcement that they will furlough 550 members of their non-playing staff.

Lineker, who announced he will donate two months’ wages to the British Red Cross, also said he expected top-flight ...

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Decision day for English football amid calls for player wage cuts

English football faces another defining day as the professional game prepares to consider an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, while pressure builds for players to accept wage cuts or deferrals.

Premier League clubs will gather via conference call for a ...

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Record viewing figures for women’s World T20

This year’s women’s T20 World Cup proved a hit with the public, with the International Cricket Council registering a record 1.1 billion digital views for the tournament.

That represents a rise of more than 20 times in comparison to the 2018 edition and goes down as the ...

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Atletico Madrid players take pay cut to help support club’s staff

Atletico Madrid players will help supplement the salary of 430 club employees after agreeing a wage deal.

Boss Diego Simeone and members of the club’s management committee will also contribute after the club presented a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE).

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Yorkshire Dales park boss appeals for common sense

A NATIONAL park boss has urged people living outside the area not to drive there during coronavirus lockdown in response to apparent confusion and tensions over people wanting to use the area’s 2,000 miles of rights of way.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority chief ...

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Royal Navy’s newest and greenest warship arrives at home port for first time

The Royal Navy’s newest and greenest warship has arrived in its home port for the first time.

HMS Tamar, the fourth of five new offshore patrol vessels built in Glasgow shipyards, sailed into Portsmouth Naval Base.

The ship and its crew will undergo sea training exercises ...

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National Lottery sets up £50m Covid-19 emergency fund for heritage sites

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The National Lottery has set up a £50 million emergency fund for British heritage sites after almost 50% said they will not survive beyond six months if the coronavirus shutdown continues.

Grants of between £3,000 and ...

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Pen pal friendship between London boy and Yemeni girl ‘humbling’, says charity

A pen pal friendship between a six-year-old boy from London and an eight-year-old girl from Yemen has been described as “humbling” by a charity.

Apollo, from London, was put in contact with Razan, from Yemen, by Save The Children after he asked for donations to the charity ...

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MP backs calls for university accommodation rents to be cancelled

An MP has backed calls by students to have their third-term university accommodation fees cancelled as many return to their family homes to lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis.

Student groups have set up an online petition and rent strikes as some private accommodation providers refuse to ...

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Face masks: The current guidance and why the WHO is reviewing it

The outbreak of coronavirus has seen a surge in demand for surgical masks to cover the mouth and nose, and they are a common sight on UK streets.

But up until now, the World Health Organisation has said only those with Covid-19 symptoms and those caring for them need masks, but this ...

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National Trust for Scotland names V&A Dundee director as new chief executive

The founding director of V&A Dundee is moving on to become chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

Philip Long will start his new role once Simon Skinner retires from the conservation charity in July.

V&A Dundee said it will begin its search for a new ...

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Jordan Henderson hails Liverpool’s never-say-die spirit under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson believes the ‘never say die’ attitude instilled by boss Jurgen Klopp is an essential part of the team’s identity.

The Reds were 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League when the programme was halted by the coronavirus ...

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Lineker criticises Tottenham for furloughing club’s non-playing staff

Gary Lineker has criticised his former club Tottenham after the Premier League club’s announcement that they will furlough 550 members of their non-playing staff.

Lineker, who announced he will donate two months’ wages to the British Red Cross, also said he expected top-flight ...

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Coronavirus wrap: Doubts remain about Open – but Brighton and Norwich help out

The Open remains on but could yet be postponed, while senior management  at Brighton have taken significant wage cuts as sport continues to feel the pinch.

The Open is due to be held at Royal St George’s in July but is under threat because of the coronavirus ...

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School ‘heartbroken’ by loss of seven-year-old girl stabbed to death in park

A seven-year-old girl randomly stabbed to death in a park was “a ray of sunshine” who lit up a room with her smile, her teachers have said.

Emily Jones was attacked by a stranger in Queen’s Park, Bolton, on Sunday March 22 and died a short time later.

A 30-year-old ...

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