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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 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 Shooting Star Children’s Hospice Image caption Shooting Star Children’s Hospices provides care for more than 700 children and young people The future of a number of hospices is in the balance because of financial losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak, charities say. Distancing measures have led to charity shops closing and fundraising events […]

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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 A total of 1,140 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, with the country now in the second stage of the government’s phased plan to tackle the outbreak. Some 37,746 people in the UK have been tested for the respiratory infection so far. Twenty one people who tested […]

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