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Image copyright Getty Images The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time. The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have confirmed, with 11,658 confirmed cases. The latest figures came after Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an aid programme to […]

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Image copyright Handout Image caption Natalia Kurteczko plans to move out of her home and into a hostel next month A self-employed events organiser said she would need to leave her home and move into a hostel after work suddenly dried up because of the coronavirus. Natalia Kurteczko, 30, has lived in Oxford for seven […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Universities are looking at replacing class lectures with online teaching Face-to-face lessons are being cancelled at some universities due to concerns about coronavirus. Universities including Loughborough, Durham, Manchester Metropolitan and the London School of Economics are offering online teaching instead. They said they were taking the measures as a […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The Met said the officer’s status is “under review” The arrest of a serving Metropolitan Police officer relates to the outlawed neo-Nazi group National Action, it is understood. Counter-terrorism officers arrested the 21-year-old police constable in north London. He is being held on suspicion of membership of a proscribed […]

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Image copyright London Fire Brigade Image caption About 100 firefighters are tackling the fire in Croydon A huge fire has broken out at a car workshop in south London. About 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze in Lancing Road, Croydon, which broke out at about 17:45 GMT. Residents have been urged to keep their doors […]

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Image copyright PA Media Two people have died and seven were injured after a crash involving seven vehicles and a pedestrian in Romford, east London. A man and a woman died at the scene on Squirrels Heath Road on Thursday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said. Emergency services were called at about 13:15 GMT and fire […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus in the UK: Five things you need to know about Covid-19 Many more people may be forced to self-isolate as part of efforts to stop the coronavirus spreading in Britain, the head of NHS England has warned. Sir Simon Stevens said more than 80 people discharged […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The chairman of the Grenfell Tower inquiry has backed a request from firms that refurbished the building that evidence they give should not be used against them in criminal prosecutions. Some firms had threatened to stay silent in the inquiry into how Grenfell was covered in flammable cladding. Sir Martin Moore-Bick […]

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Mason Bennett has been out since November because of an ankle problem Millwall have signed forward Mason Bennett on loan from Derby County for the rest of the season. Bennett, 23, has made 89 first-team appearances for Derby, with nine of them coming this term. He is the Rams’ youngest-ever player, having made his senior […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGraphic footage from PC Stuart Outten’s body worn camera showed Rodwan punching the officer before grabbing a sharpened machete A van driver who repeatedly struck a police officer with a machete during a routine traffic stop has been found guilty of wounding with intent. Muhammad Rodwan attacked […]

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