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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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Wasps and Worcester were the first teams to announce the cost-cutting measure Premiership clubs will be forced to take “drastic action” because the coronavirus outbreak could see them go six months without income, Gloucester chief executive Lance Bradley has said. The Cherry and Whites, Saracens, Wasps and Worcester all announced 25% pay cuts, from 1 […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alton Towers will remain open – but some rides could close Two of England’s biggest theme parks have responded to the coronavirus outbreak – with one choosing to close and the other staying open. Drayton Manor sad the decision to close – in light of new social distancing policies […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Buent Kabala (left) and Cafer Aslan were shot dead six months apart An appeal has been launched to find the killers of two cousins who were shot dead within six months of each other. Cafer Aslan, 54, was found with fatal gunshot injuries on Westminster Road at the junction […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21. The UK government’s chief medical adviser said the patients were all in “at-risk” groups from across England. The total number of confirmed cases in the […]

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Image copyright Reuters London Underground train drivers are to go on strike over pay and conditions, a union has confirmed. Some 95% of ASLEF drivers voted for the action “to achieve a fair deal on pay and conditions”. The ballot included equally high support from engineering staff and test train drivers. ASLEF said it “will […]

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Tahnoon Nimer (left) and Matt Southall pictured together at Charlton’s match against Barnsley in February Charlton majority shareholder Tahnoon Nimer claims he will continue as director, despite the club saying he had resigned with immediate effect. But the Syrian businessman says he will suspend his financial backing until chairman Matt Southall is replaced. Nimer’s position […]

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The Duchess of Sussex surprised an entire school of children to mark International Women’s Day – although she didn’t realise her visit was unexpected. Ahead of the day, the Duchess of Sussex met pupils in Dagenham in east London on Friday. There was a lot of screaming, cheering and some cheeky statements from pupils who […]

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