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NHS website and app usage doubles as people seek out coronavirus guidance

Visits to the NHS website were the highest ever recorded in March, according to figures from the health service, as people search for guidance on the coronavirus outbreak.

The official NHS app also reported a surge in usage, with registrations to use the app more than doubling.

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Coronavirus poses existential threat to Africa, says health expert

African is facing an “existential threat” as some countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, a health expert has warned.

While cases across Africa are now above 6,000 at what has been called the dawn of the outbreak, the continent is ...

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Travel insurance providers look to extend protection for medical emergencies

Travel insurers are looking at extending protections which could help to cover customers who are still abroad for any emergency medical treatment they may need.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said it welcomes Government efforts to assist with repatriation, and its members are ...

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Coronavirus deaths in Scotland up 50 to 126

A total of 126 patients have now died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

The figure is a rise of 50 from 76 on Wednesday, although First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the total includes 40 deaths that “should be distributed over ...

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Government to ramp up Covid-19 testing

The Government is to ramp up testing for Covid-19 after Boris Johnson said it was the key to “unlock the coronavirus puzzle”.

Downing Street said Health Secretary Matt Hancock would be setting out plans for a “significant increase” amid criticism the UK has been ...

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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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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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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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Arron Banks loses appeal against inheritance tax bill on Ukip donations

Millionaire Brexit-backing businessman Arron Banks has lost a bid to use European human rights law to overturn a six-figure inheritance tax bill on political donations to Ukip.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) assessed Mr Banks – one of the self-styled “Bad Boys of Brexit” ...

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Boy who moved house day before UK lockdown receives messages from across world

A seven-year-old left isolated after moving house just before the UK lockdown has received messages from across the world after a social media appeal.

Harley Glen moved 200 miles from Edinburgh to Harrogate in North Yorkshire on Saturday March 21, the day before Prime Minister Boris ...

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Ninewells Hospital receives 10 ‘ventilators’ from children’s charity

A global health charity based in Scotland has donated 10 anaesthetic machines to help provide more intensive care beds at a Tayside hospital.

Edinburgh-based Kids Operating Room (KidsOR) has installed 25 paediatric operating rooms in 11 countries across Africa and South America and is ...

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US unemployment claims hit record 6.6 million

A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as job losses rose sharply due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A report on Thursday from the Labour Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies around the world sinking into a severe ...

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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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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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Alexander-Arnold to test Xbox skills against Manchester City Esports player

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will continue his club’s rivalry with Manchester City with an Xbox challenge on Friday evening.

The 21-year-old will tackle City’s professional Esports player Ryan Pessoa in a best-of-three contest.

The matches will be streamed ...

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Norris and Sainz take pay cuts as McLaren furlough staff

McLaren have become the first Formula One team to furlough staff during the coronavirus pandemic, with remaining employees taking a wage cut.

Drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz are among those taking a pay cut, with the aim of “protecting jobs in the short-term”.

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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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Jasmeet is a master chef - but will he win the MasterChef TV show?

Graphic designer Jasmeet Dial has had a 'knockout' of a time on our television screens this week - and tomorrow (Friday) viewers will find out whether the Langley based dad has made it into the semi-finals of this year's MasterChef competition.

Jasmeet, 37, is married with two ...

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Britons cite ‘shocking’ lack of testing and advice after landing back in UK

Britons returning to the UK from abroad have lambasted the “shocking” lack of testing and medical advice upon arriving back on home soil following the coronavirus outbreak.

Some passengers told the PA news agency other countries appeared to be taking the Covid-19 pandemic much ...

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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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