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Image copyright AFP Image caption Is the infrastructure we need for the future better motorways or broadband super-highways? The aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis will transform the way we live, work and travel in the UK, the AA says. It predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel because people have learned during the […]

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Image copyright Davide di Nicola Image caption Luca Di Nicola (pictured here on the right with his brother Davide) died about 30 minutes after going into A&E A “healthy” teenager who died after developing coronavirus could have been saved if he had been diagnosed earlier, according to Italian authorities. Luca Di Nicola, 19, from the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital is being set up at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands area Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin airline staff are being offered work in the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in east London. Those who sign up will support nurses and clinicians at the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world, affecting more than 175 countries and claiming more than 24,000 lives.There are more than 537,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with the US now recording more than any other country, including China. Southern Europe has also seen a surge in cases.This series of maps and [...] Read more

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers say construction work can continue so long as people keep 2m (6.5ft) apart The government is facing growing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said those who cannot do their jobs from […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is urging blood donors to keep their appointments during the coronavirus outbreak. It said donations were 15% lower than expected last week, amid fears donors are feeling unsure about safety and whether sessions are still going ahead. A spokesman said the impact of the drop was minimal but must […]

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A couple of “very bored” restaurant owners have used some of their new-found free time to make people laugh. With customers being advised to avoid pubs and restaurants, Jane and Kevan Pierrepont, owners of the Factory Kitchen in Ilkeston, decided to try their hand at comedy. The resulting clips – which feature some “innovative” food […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson confirms the government will bring forward legislation “to protect private renters from eviction”. The government will bring forward emergency legislation to protect private renters from eviction, Boris Johnson has said. Tenants were “worried sick” they might not be able to pay rents if they fell […]

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Jofra Archer won the Cricket World Cup with England, while Dina Asher-Smith starred at the World Championships Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and cricketer Jofra Archer have won sportswoman and sportsman of the of the year at the 2019 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. Asher-Smith, 24, became the first British athlete to win three medals at one […]

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Image copyright Reuters Jet2 planes heading to Spain have been turned around in mid-air as the airline cancelled all flights to the mainland, Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands because of coronavirus. Confirmed cases in Spain have risen by 1,500 in 24 hours and thousands of people have been placed in lockdown. The country’s death […]

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