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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 Getty Images Ten more people in the UK have died after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the UK to 21. The UK’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, said all of the latest to die were patients in “at-risk” groups. The reported deaths were from around England […]

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Image copyright Getty Images A major coronavirus epidemic is expected in the UK. A worst case scenario could see 80% of people infected if nothing is done. What is the UK now doing about coronavirus? Advice for the elderly and those with existing health conditions is likely to be the UK’s next step. These groups […]

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Chris Ashton is just seven tries short of becoming the Premiership’s all-time top try scorer New Harlequins winger Chris Ashton says the manner of his departure from Sale last week came as “a shock”. Ashton’s former boss at Sale, Steve Diamond, said the ex-England player left after a “difference of opinion”. The 32-year-old said he […]

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Image copyright Network Rail Image caption Network Rail said overhead electric wires at North Wembley junction were damaged Thousands of rail passengers travelling from London Euston face severe disruption after 1,000m of cables were damaged. Services from the capital to the West Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow will be subject to delays and cancellations throughout […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe health secretary Matt Hancock appeared on Question Time to answer queries about coronavirus The government is “confident” food supplies will not run out, amid concerns over coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. He told BBC Question Time individuals should not buy more than they needed. […]

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