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Raab hints at extending lockdown as restrictions are ‘not at review stage’

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The government is no closer to knowing when the UK lockdown against coronavirus will come to an end, Dominic Raab has said.

Speaking during today’s ...

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What is a supermoon and when can you see tonight’s ‘Pink Moon’?

The UK may be stuck in coronavirus lockdown, but at least the view will be good tonight, as we’ll be treated to a specular supermoon, also known as the ‘Pink Moon.’

They don’t come around all that often, and let’s face it – what else will you be doing tonight?

But what ...

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What is the UK coronavirus death rate and how does it compare to other countries?

The coronavirus outbreak has seen over one million people across the globe infected and has led to the deaths of tens of thousands.

As of Tuesday afternoon, over 1.3 million individuals have been infected globally with 292,188 making a recovery and 76,393 sadly passing away from the ...

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NHS nurse says they are ‘so overwhelmed with deaths they can’t cope’

A nurse on the coronavirus frontline has said NHS mortuary staff are ‘so overwhelmed with deaths that they can’t cope’.

Sally Goodright urged people to stay home as she criticised those she saw setting up badminton nets and playing football in parks on her way home from ...

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Ten prisoners have died after contracting coronavirus

Ten prisoners have now died after contracting coronavirus, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.

A 70-year-old held at HMP Sudbury died in hospital on Sunday, a Prison Service spokesman added.

Three others were inmates at HMP Littlehey, Cambridgeshire, with others being held at ...

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Number of new coronavirus cases falls for second day in a row

The number of new cases has fallen for the second day in a row, the Government’s chief scientific adviser has confirmed.

Sir Patrick Vallance said the number of new cases ‘could be moving in the right direction’ but it would not be clear ‘for a week or so’.

During a press ...

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Nearly 2,000 people are taking part in coronavirus clinical trials

Over 1,900 patients are taking part in clinical trials to find a treatment for coronavirus.

Sir Patrick Vallance told today’s government press conference that the trials were taking place across 100 hospitals.

‘This is an important part of how we are going to tackle this,’ he ...

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Boris still in ‘critical care’ but Raab says he’s confident he’ll recover

Boris Johnson was ‘stable overnight’ but remains in critical care, the First Secretary of State has said.

Speaking at the daily press conference, Dominic Raab said he was ‘confident’ the Prime Minister would pull through after being admitted to intensive care with coronavirus on ...

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Police blame government warnings for harsh treatment during lockdown

Some police officers were heavy handed with the coronavirus lockdown rules because they were basing things on ‘stark’ messages from politicians rather than the new legislation itself, MPs were told.

Simon Kempton, from the Police Federation, said that normally officers would be ...

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Fly-tippers block entire road after waste centres are closed across UK

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Drivers have complained of coming up against the ‘worst ever fly tip’ after an entire road was blocked off with rubbish including a sofa and a ...

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Google paid just £44 million in UK corporation tax last year

Google paid £44 million in UK corporation tax in the last year – despite handing out more than ten times that amount in bonuses. 

The technology giant’s tax payment is down by a third on the £66 million paid a year earlier, due to a fall in profits.

That followed a hiring ...

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Hot cross buns are toxic for dogs so don’t give in to their puppy eyes

As UK households start stocking up on hot cross buns for the Easter weekend, vets have issued a stark reminder to pet owners that raisins are toxic for dogs.

Vets are keen to avoid the annual spike of emergency treatment in dogs who have fallen sick after eating raisins, and are reminding ...

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Daughter listened to mum’s final breaths over phone as she died from coronavirus

A grieving daughter has told how she listened to her mum’s final breaths over the phone as she died in hospital from coronavirus

Sophia Essel, 30, last saw her mum Kay Elmer, 51, before the UK coronavirus restrictions were put into place. Kay had appeared to be in good health, but later ...

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Coronavirus UK: How many ventilators does the NHS have?

Ventilators are key in the NHS’ battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of those who experience more severe symptoms of coronavirus end up developing fluid in the lungs consistent with viral pneumonia.

Therefore a large number of those who are hospitalised due to the virus ...

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Supermarkets import beef from Poland while UK farmers struggle with coronavirus

There is concern at supermarkets who have imported beef amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Beef Association, which represents British beef farmers, has written to Sainsbury’s and Asda asking why they have bought minced meat from Poland.

According to New Food, the letter ...

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Man fined for driving from Nottingham to London to buy £1 cheaper bread

A driver was fined after telling officers he had driven three hours from Nottingham to London to buy bread ‘because it was £1 cheaper’.

The motorist in question was driving at 110mph on the 127-mile long journey late on Sunday evening when he was pulled over on the northbound ...

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Queen writes to Carrie Symonds wishing Boris a quick recovery

The Queen has sent a message to Boris Johnson’s family and his pregnant partner Carrie Symonds.

She said they were in her thoughts and that she wished the Prime Minister a full and speedy recovery, Buckingham Palace said.

Boris Johnson was taken into intensive care last night as he ...

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Boy, 15, creates masks with 3D printer so effective NHS staff ask for more

A school boy has created face masks to protect frontline NHS staff as they treat coronavirus patients so well that they’ve asked him to make more.

Rudra Nakade, 15, designed and created the full face plastic visors using a 3D printer at home one Sunday evening during lockdown.

The ...

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UK death toll rises by 854 as coronavirus claims more than 6,000 lives

Another 854 people have died after contracting coronavirus, taking the UK death toll to 6,227.

Today’s jump in deaths is the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began, following a rise of 439 deaths yesterday and 621 on Sunday.

The toll was updated after England recorded ...

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WHO director faces growing calls to quit for ‘trusting China’s virus cover-up’

The World Health Organisation’s director-general is under pressure to step down over claims he took China’s widely-suspected coronavirus statistics at face value.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the ‘transparency’ of China’s response to the outbreak in its early stages despite ...

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Dad fined £480 after son flouted coronavirus lockdown rules three times

A father has been fined after his son continued to flout the coronavirus lockdown regulations.

West Midlands Police said the fixed penalty notice could be doubled and reach as much as £960 if the teenager continues to go outside without good reason. The neighbourhood policing team in the ...

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