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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDominic Raab says Mr Johnson remains in good spirits Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is “confident” Boris Johnson will recover from coronavirus, describing the prime minister as a “fighter”. Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Mr Raab said Mr Johnson remained in “good spirits” and […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Government guidance says people should only exercise once a day – alone or with those they live with It is “mission-critical” to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. “The more people follow the rules then 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 Image caption Met Commissioner Cressida Dick (left) is writing to all officers who retired in the last five years Retired Metropolitan Police officers are being asked to return to the force as it tries to cope with the coronavirus outbreak in London. Former PCs and sergeants who left in the past […]

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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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