Matt Hancock coronavirus briefing highlights

Matt Hancock coronavirus briefing highlights

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he will write-off GBP13.4 billion of historic NHS debt to help hospitals cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a round-up of all the other key points in today's press briefing.
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Matt Hancock 'delighted' to be back after Covid-19 recovery

Matt Hancock 'delighted' to be back after Covid-19 recovery

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he is 'delighted' to be back to work after recovering from Covid-19, and hailed the fast progress of work to ensure that London's new Nightingale hospital will open this week.
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Deal reached to lay off British Airways staff during Covid-19 crisis

Deal reached to lay off British Airways staff during Covid-19 crisis

A deal has been agreed between Unite the union and British Airways to stand down airline staff because of the Covid-19 crisis. BA will introduce a modified version of the Government's job retention scheme, so that workers will be furloughed on 8...
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Football rumours from the media amid coronavirus pandemic

Football rumours from the media amid coronavirus pandemic

Pitches and stadiums may have fallen quiet, but the football rumour mill is as busy as ever, here's what the papers are predicting. Among those said to be switching clubs are Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Coronavirus deaths in Scotland up 50 to 126

Coronavirus deaths in Scotland up 50 to 126

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon updates the country on the number of coronavirus diagnoses and deaths that have been recorded over the past 24 hours. A total of 126 patients have now died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavi...
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Seven of the best city cars on the market

Seven of the best city cars on the market

The city car segment is one which is often overlooked. However, it's jam-packed with high-quality models from some of the biggest manufacturers who know that there's still worth in small, nippy and efficient models. Of course, the current climate...
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Charities join forces to help most vulnerable in Manchester

Charities join forces to help most vulnerable in Manchester

Manchester-based surplus food charity The Bread And Butter Thing have teamed up with The Modern Milkman to distribute food parcels to the homes of the most vulnerable. The initiative is funded by Manchester City Council and is designed to help th...
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Scientists developing coronavirus vaccine delivered via fingertip-sized patch

Scientists developing coronavirus vaccine delivered via fingertip-sized patch

A fingertip-sized patch could be a potential vaccine for coronavirus, researchers say. Scientists suggest that when tested in mice, it produced antibodies specific to Covid-19 in quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralising the virus. Th...
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Dramatic footage shows police rescue man from 50ft cliff over quarry

Dramatic footage shows police rescue man from 50ft cliff over quarry

Dramatic footage shows officers using their belts to rescue a man from a 50ft cliff over a quarry. The quick-thinking police turned the belts into an improvised hoist to haul the man up, shouting "Hold on! Hold on" when the incident happened in M...
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'Get the wives to put crosses in' - Solskjaer encourages United players to keep training

'Get the wives to put crosses in' - Solskjaer encourages United players to keep training

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discuesses how his side are training as the Premier League continues its suspension due to coronavirus. He says he is keeping in touch with the players via WhatsApp and other methods.
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Comedian Eddie Large dies after contracting coronavirus

Comedian Eddie Large dies after contracting coronavirus

Comedian Eddie Large has died after contracting coronavirus in hospital. The Little And Large star was best known for his partnership with Syd Little in the 70s and 80s. His son posted a tribute to his father on Facebook.
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Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll nears 3,000

Coronavirus in numbers: UK death toll nears 3,000

A look at the latest figures behind coronavirus as UK deaths jumped to 2,921, a rise of 569 from the previous day.
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British boy strikes up a pen-pal relationship with girl from Yemen

British boy strikes up a pen-pal relationship with girl from Yemen

Apollo, a six-year-old British boy, has struck up a pen-pal friendship with a young Yemeni girl - Razan - who was injured by an air strike during the conflict which has now lasted six years. They exchange letters about their hobbies, favourite an...
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Graves dug in Northern Ireland ahead of coronavirus peak

Graves dug in Northern Ireland ahead of coronavirus peak

Funeral directors have appealed for members of the public to work with them during the pandemic after lines of freshly-dug graves appeared at a Northern Ireland cemetery. Drone footage posted on social media recently showed a fleet of lorries and...
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Labour leadership vote closes

Labour leadership vote closes

Voting in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour chief has finished ahead of a new leader of the party being announced at the weekend.
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Eddie Jones: Winning 2023 World Cup is the target

Eddie Jones: Winning 2023 World Cup is the target

Eddie Jones will lead England to the next World Cup after agreeing a contract extension until the end of the tournament in 2023. He admits that winning the World Cup is the "target" but doesn't want to obsess over it. Instead he hopes to lead th...
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Brexit briefing: 273 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 273 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers

Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers

Care homes at risk of being priced out of protective equipment by 'unethical' suppliers Shaleeza Hasham who works at the Surrey-based care home group, CHD Living has criticised suppliers of personal protective equipment (PPE) for 'unethically' rai...
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Eddie Jones agrees new deal which commits him to England until 2023

Eddie Jones agrees new deal which commits him to England until 2023

England men's head coach Eddie Jones and the RFU have agreed a contract extension which will see him continue his role until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
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Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

Boris Johnson gives update on testing from self-isolation

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, said testing was "how we would unlock the coronavirus puzzle" and "defeat it in the end".
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Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

Surrey-based care home group CHD Living has had more than 28,000 people sign up to a scheme to virtually 'Adopt a Grandparent' in the last two weeks. Aiming to combat isolation and build connections using video call technology, elderly patients ...
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Trump resists national lockdown, leaving US states to make their own decisions

Trump resists national lockdown, leaving US states to make their own decisions

US President Donald Trump is resisting calls to order a nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. Mr Trump's refuses to implement such restrictions despite his administration's projections that tens of thousands of Americans are like...
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Coronavirus: How has sport been affected?

Coronavirus: How has sport been affected?

A look at how the sporting calendar has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks which were set to take place in Glasgow in November have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.
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Man celebrates birthday running marathon in back garden during coronavirus lockdown

Man celebrates birthday running marathon in back garden during coronavirus lockdown

A Cheltenham man is celebrating his 32nd birthday by running a marathon in his back garden to raise funds for the NHS. James Campbell, a former javelin thrower, tweeted the idea on Monday and received a huge response, raising over GBP5,000 - whic...
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Ivanka Trump on helping small businesses during the coronavirus crisis

Ivanka Trump on helping small businesses during the coronavirus crisis

Senior Adviser to President Trump, Ivanka Trump, joined Yahoo Finance for her first remote interview, to discuss how the $2 trillion fiscal stimulus bill will be helping small businesses.
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Irish emergency services surprise young boy for his birthday during lockdown

Irish emergency services surprise young boy for his birthday during lockdown

The Irish Garda have surprised a young boy from Cork on his birthday, in an effort to cheer him up during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
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Leo Varadkar: Expect delays amid Covid-19 test shortages

Leo Varadkar: Expect delays amid Covid-19 test shortages

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar talks during a tour of a new facility in Citywest, Dublin, for people who need to self-isolate, where he admits there are going to be delays to testing due to shortages. He told reporters he understands the anxiety and worr...
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Business Secretary: Money must reach businesses as quickly as possible

Business Secretary: Money must reach businesses as quickly as possible

Business Secretary Alok Sharma urged banks to help the UK taxpayer and continue to grant loans. Mr Sharma said GBP12 billion in grants for businesses is with local authorities and urged them to pay out "as quickly as possible".
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Eoin Morgan: Cricket not at the forefront of minds during coronavirus lockdown

Eoin Morgan: Cricket not at the forefront of minds during coronavirus lockdown

EMB 18.00. England cricketer Eoin Morgan speaks to the press from his home via videolink during the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown. The limited-overs team captain said that cricket was not at the forefront of his team's minds during the ongoing Covid-...
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Daily coronavirus briefing: 2,352 people admitted to hospital have died

Daily coronavirus briefing: 2,352 people admitted to hospital have died

Business Secretary Alok Sharma announces that 2,352 people admitted to hospital with coronavirus have died in the UK.
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Public Health England: Increase in road traffic since lockdown

Public Health England: Increase in road traffic since lockdown

Professor Yvonne Doyle of Public Health England says statistics show an increase in people driving and reiterates the point that people should stay at home. She also says coronavirus numbers in the Midlands are now a concern.
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Artist shares tips for creativity during coronavirus crisis

Artist shares tips for creativity during coronavirus crisis

Portrait painter Francesca Currie has been sharing ways in which people can connect and create with are in isolation. Through videos on YouTube, she has been teaching her followers to draw, paint and make clay to create art at home. Ms Currie shar...
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Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

The Government has said the UK must go "further, faster" to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity, but where can you get one and who is first in the queue?
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Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause 'rebellion'

Ex-Bank of England chief warns extended lockdown could cause 'rebellion'

The former governor of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King, has warned that an extended lockdown due to coronavirus could result in a "rebellion" if it is enforced for too long. The comments came during a round-table webinar organised by Policy...
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Andy Burnham: Greater Manchester stands ready to help in national testing effort

Andy Burnham: Greater Manchester stands ready to help in national testing effort

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has said the city is ready to help in the national testing effort during a remote press conference on the area's response to the coroanvirus pandemic.
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Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon has become the latest sporting event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis. The tournament was scheduled to take place at the All England Club from June 29 to July 12.
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Trump: Boris Johnson's coronavirus approach could have been very catastrophic

Trump: Boris Johnson's coronavirus approach could have been very catastrophic

Donald Trump has said the UK's early approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak would have been "very catastrophic" if Boris Johnson had not decided to change tack. The US president suggested the Prime Minister had looked to "ride out" the vir...
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Army pay visit to nine-year-old who wrote them a letter

Army pay visit to nine-year-old who wrote them a letter

Members of the armed forced visited nine-year-old Noah's house in Birkenhead, after he wrote them a letter saying he wanted to enlist when he was older.
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Care home recreates giant game of Kerplunk to lift morale in isolation

Care home recreates giant game of Kerplunk to lift morale in isolation

Residents at a residential home have recreated a giant game of Kerplunk to lift their spirits in isolation. The game was made from garden netting, a cardboard box, bamboo canes and balls by staff at Fir Villa Residential Home in Somerset. A vide...
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Charity donates free food to those in need during coronavirus lockdown

Charity donates free food to those in need during coronavirus lockdown

A charity based in Kingston, London, has started to distribute free food donated by the local Aldi supermarket to residents in the area during the coronavirus lockdown. Many of those collecting the free food are doing so on behalf of the elderly ...
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Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases reach 29,474

Coronavirus in numbers: UK cases reach 29,474

A look at the latest figures behind coronavirus as UK deaths jumped to 2,352.
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Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

Coronavirus testing: What we know so far

The Government has said the UK must go "further, faster" to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity, but where can you get one and who is first in the queue?
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Sturgeon: Intensive care influx expected as coronavirus deaths in Scotland rise to 76

Sturgeon: Intensive care influx expected as coronavirus deaths in Scotland rise to 76

The number of seriously ill coronavirus patients being admitted to intensive care will continue to rise for at least the next two to three weeks, Scotland's First Minister warned, as she announced that 76 people have now died with the disease. Ni...
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History of the BMW 3 Series

History of the BMW 3 Series

As one of the most popular cars of all time, the 3 Series has gone through all manner of changes. We turn the clock back as we see where this saloon came from.
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Prince of Wales makes first appearance since coming out of self-isolation

Prince of Wales makes first appearance since coming out of self-isolation

The Prince of Wales shares a message on the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the older members of the community. Charles developed mild symptoms of the Covid-19 illness and self-isolated at his Scottish home for seven days after receiving t...
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Tips for keeping your animals happy in self-isolation

Tips for keeping your animals happy in self-isolation

Ten top tips for keeping your animals happy during self-isolation. With pet owners across the UK facing the possibility of an extended lockdown, many are sure to be wondering how to keep their dog entertained. Thankfully for our animal companions...
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Brexit briefing: 274 days until the end of the transition period

Brexit briefing: 274 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.
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